On Madagascar, life and blogging.

I opened up my WordPress dashboard, and half expected some bats to fly out through cobwebs and dusty balls of mildew.  It’s been a while, blog, I know.  And while I have missed you – I feel that I don’t have the energy to blog the way I used to.  Hell, I might not even have any readers left.  Me, the former SA blogging queen and spokesperson.  Things change though, and I suppose my life has gone from one end of the stick to the other, and while it’s all good and I’m very happy, it does indicate that blogging is no longer my catharsis as it once was.  I’m not bovvered though, I’ll still write when I feel the need. Like right now.


So much has changed since my last post.  For one, I write this now while on leave.  A nearly full month’s leave, I might add.  It has been fantastic.  I’ve had hours with my friends on the South Coast, gone to Madagascar and back, lived on a cruise liner for a week, spent time with in Ballito with my other mother and sister, and convinced my mother to move back to Joburg.  Yes, in December she ran away and moved back to KZN.  But that was just silly, though, wasn’t it?  She’s seen the light and has come back to her rightful place, near me, where I can keep an eye on her and beat away male suitors with a broom stick and a beady eye.


I’m also very relieved for my mom.  The four major issues she’s been contending with lately might have all been solved in one fell swoop this afternoon.  Hold thumbs, blog, the call should come at any moment to confirm it.  And then I will sigh a huge, emotional sigh of relief and hope.  My mom needs a break.  She’s been through far too much.


Jon and I are contemplating selling the duplex  we live in and buying a house together.  We want a bar.  And a garden.  And a pool of our own and the ability to hang towels over the railings without getting complaint letters from the body corporate.  Most of all, we want to have dogs.  And we want sprogs, although me more insistently if I’m honest.  My womb’s clock is louder London’s Big Ben’s big gong* at the moment.


Having had time off from work to regroup, align life goals and dreams.  Last year’s was my career.  I’m happy where I am work wise, and I’ll continue to set targets and work smartly, so I’ve decided this year’s focus will be on future possibilities in my private life.  Jon and I are doing well.  So well, in fact, that I think I might just be in love.  Really, really, really in love.  Like the forever love kind of love.  It’s awesome, and comfortable and easy and fun.  I never knew relationships were supposed to be like this.  He’s taught me to trust, confide, discuss and think about love.  He’s taught me kindness and compassion and what it’s like to be an equal partner.


Now, I’m going to address the white elephant in the room.  No, we did not get engaged in Madagascar.  Contrary to popular opinions and wishful thinking of our friends 😉 I’m told that there were even bets on a cruise ship proposal (I’m looking at you Heidi!).  It’s not that we’re afraid of commitment.  It’s not even that we’re not sure of each other (I hope I speak for the both of us here.  I do, right, Jon?  Right?), but we’ll do it in our own time.  Right now, we’ve got the most amazing thing going.  We’re secure in each other and the way I see it is that if I get bling out of this sometime, I’ll be stoked.  But it’s not the be all and end all of who Jon and I are together.  Now can our loved ones all fuck off and leave us alone?  😛


Having said all of that, I will leave you with a few photos from our Madagascan trip.  It was beautiful and relaxing and I’m so glad we went.  I hope you’re all well.  Drop a line to say you’ve popped by, if you can.


* Big gong.  I dare you to tell me that didn’t make you think “big dong“.


  1. Cath says:

    Dammit. I just lost a bet.

    All I’ll say, because you get this is “twin powers activate”.

    And that I write this from my desk in my cohabitational home, with the aircon blowing and that I only did the dishes once today. 😀

  2. Amy says:

    I’ve been, i’ve seen i’ve giggled. You know, because you said ” sprogs ” – and thats a funny word to a lady who happens to be up the duff!

  3. BiancaW says:

    Ohhh – so I wasn’t the only one that was convinced about the engagement thing?? Dammit!

    Ah well – most important thing is how happy you two are. And having babies of course. Thats the MOST important thing. 🙂

    Good to hear from you again.

  4. Angel says:

    Seems I’m the only one who didn’t think an engagement was in the offing!
    I am so glad you’ve enjoyed your holiday, and I am glad for you that your mommy darling is back in Jozi!

  5. Flarkus says:

    I’m just saying that I secretly feared you’d headed off to greener blogstures without so much as a “over here!”. So glad I was mistaken! 😀

  6. ExMi says:

    did you get bored like a third of the way through and stop instagramming all the pictures? non-instagrammed pictures hurt my eyes.

    Seriously though. Ya’ll will do your shit in your own time, don’t feel pressurised by anyone else or anything else. Yay for love and yay for happiness!

    You two make me nose-vomit. That’s a good thing! xx

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