To be vulnerable is to be alive. I would not live my life any other way. Nor would I write anything but what is my truth. So here are my perfect imperfections.
We easily share our smiles, what amuses us and definitely our successes, so why should we shy away from sharing our sadness? It is surely the other side of the coin? It is not a fault, a negative and certainly not a weakness.
It is the truth. It is living out loud. It is being you, abundantly without restraint.
If you want to live out loud, you do not handpick the parts to share. You own it. Every high. Every low.
In a world of pretend, be you! You only have this oneself, this one life. Be brave – throw every colour you have at it.
Dear friends and other interesting creature, My parents shared they were desperately wanting a little girl when they were pregnant with me. Which is awesomeness cause I never wanted to be a boy. As I understand it, my almost 20 year old father went to register me and decided Christine, the name they had chosen, after my Ouma Chrissie is not for me. See, he clearly already understood me them. My mom tells me that my father was very much like my son Liam James. Charming. Good looking. Always busy with a budding business idea. My father and the lady … Continue reading A name, I call myself…
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, Seriously. When can this period thing end now? I’m really toooo old for this crap. My lovely gynaecologist replied that I could easily have four more kids. Did he forget he already delivered a fair amount of children from my womb? Or that I am 42 and the meaning of life hasn’t arrived? (I may have resentment issues about that) Awesome “in shape reproductive system” I have…. besides that so far, while my kids are loved more than they will ever understand, I’ve happen to have passed on some really awesome genetic illnesses. Besides … Continue reading Jokes about menstrual cycles are not funny. Period.
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, Some general news… after midnight… Just go with it. * Can you believe at the end of June, I’ve been banting for a year!? Many kilograms and cm’s later, it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I’ve reached the point where I can say *we* live a low carb lifestyle. I have never thought of it as a diet. Weird how the brain works. * The scale has not been my friend lately but I’ve had a good week. Is better for my mental health not to weigh myself all … Continue reading Midnight train (thoughts) to Georgia (nowhere).
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, I visited Ultimate Hair today for our regular colour adventure. I love Judy and we have a great time during my visits. Lots of laughter, chatting and discussion. I have been thinking about playing around with my hair colour a bit (more) and Judy is always up for the craziness I come up with. I’ve been colouring my hair since I was 14. I’ve been every shade of red, black and violet… I once had some blonde streaks but I’ve never gone lighter. Maybe today? My family is all rather dark of complexion. Brown … Continue reading It’s a shock!
“The Spice of Life!” Darren from DC Tours hosted my husband and three teenagers for a day of wine tasting at Backsberg (“Backsberg has been chosen as one of the Top 100 Wineries of the Year by Wine & Spirits Magazine in New York“) and all the flavours of relaxation at the introduction of The Spice Route (” … a sensory feast for today’s connoisseurs of craftsmanship and authenticity”) in Paarl. Darren communicated clearly and accurately before our trip, making sure he understood our needs, giving tips and ideas, as well as on the day which included updates on expected … Continue reading “The Spice of Life!” – My @Tripadvisor review of @DCTours_za cc @CombrinkD
I would invite you to join us tomorrow evening, Tuesday 24 March 2015 for a special evening of Social Media buz around Crazy In Love using #CrazyLoveJHB as your guide. We are thrilled to be invited to participate in getting crazy in love!
Joburg – get ready to go CRAZY IN LOVE
Powerful, passionate and desperate – after winning over the festival fringe circuit in South Africa and abroad, the multiple award-winning production CRAZY IN LOVE hits Jozi.
CRAZY IN LOVE is the tragicomic story of a father-daughter search for a missing bride and mother. Devised and performed by the inspirational pairing of Andrew Buckland and Liezl de Kock, CRAZY IN LOVE is presented by A Conspiracy of Clowns in association with the Market Theatre, under the direction of Rob Murray, with design by Jayne Batzofin.
When the independent and free-spirited Leon (Buckland) is abandoned at the altar by his bride to be, he is left literally holding the baby. From his grief comes a solemn resolve: to travel the country with his infant daughter, Ginny (De Kock), until he finds his lost love and pieces his family back together. His quest quickly becomes an obsession, and at each town they don’t find her, he tattoos that town name on his skin. It is now fifteen years later. Ginny is coming of age and starting to realise the desire to achieve her own independence, while Leon has retreated into alcoholism and despair – his body a roadmap of tattoos. As their individual obsessions spiral out of control, and they become lost in their own personal routines and mythologies, a massive shift in their relationship is imminent – if they have the courage and conviction to break out of their own cycles. Continue reading “#CrazyLoveJHB with @NocturnalWenchy @BuzPR & @MarketTheatre”
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, The past week I’ve averaged three hours sleep a night. It’s been exhausting but the days and evenings exciting. I don’t know how I made it through each day but I did, smiling for most of it. My son Liam James came to visit for the first time in months. I enjoyed spending more than 5 minutes with him. I felt sad that he had to leave. Our geyser gave in the week before, this week our downstairs flooded with a burst pipe in the wall behind a the bath. Cold showers are underrated … Continue reading Rocking the 3am #Wenchytude