None other than…

20140503_122648_FotorThe Daily Prompt:

Your blog is about to be recorded into an audiobook. If you could choose anyone — from your grandma to Samuel L. Jackson — to narrate your posts, who would it be?


My accent may sound a little different to the non-South African ear, but quite frankly, I would choose myself.  My blog is just me, the ups and the ghastly downs, so I don’t see why I should choose anyone else but myself to narrate my own thoughts.


Hand-Me-Down a story.

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The Daily Prompt:

Clothes and toys, recipes and jokes, advice and prejudice: we all have to handle all sorts of hand-me-downs every day. Tell us about some of the meaningful hand-me-downs in your life.


Meaningful hand-me downs for me have been books.  I don’t mind getting books that come from a second-hand stores which were read by many.  I love everything about a hand-me-down books.  I love the smell, the slightly bent corners and even the colour.

My mother is quite a well read lady and she has handed me many a book over the years which I was very happy to receive.  Some of the best books I’ve read come with a recommendation from mom.  

I am very happy that all of my daughters are readers as well, even the little one.  She loves funny books.  She makes us all smile so much because when she gets into what she’s reading she laughs out loud.  I love it; reading is much better than watching cartoons all day.

So, I am really grateful for all the books I have been handed over the years.

Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge: Roundup and start of new week (53)


Thank you to all who participated <3 Here are the entries for last week:

Amanda Lakey wrote…

Congratulations Michelle :D

 Tena wrote…

Week 52

Amanda Calitz wrote…here is my entry:

Congratulations on your birthday!

Quarksires Speak Easy Kitties wrote…
Happy Birthday to Michelle and all her pet owners who participate in this weekly challengeTHANQ Michelle for da FUN YEAR! LEWKIN AT LOTTA KEWL PET PHOTOS :) Q *(*@*@*)***~~~~~

Little Binky wrote…

We’re in for a Pawty..YEEHWAW :)

becca givens wrote…Woo Hoo — a year of viewing the loves of the warm fuzzies – world. Happy Birthday/Anniversary!! :)

Michelle wrote…New Baby

Eloise wrote..I


Kragenhai wrote…

Cindy the Saint 5

anotherday2paradise wrote…Here’s my entry:

A life of White Roses and linen for Gypsy

Holley @ Destino wrote…
Isis. :)

 Sydnee Pee and Kimberly wrote…
Yippy! One Year – this is soooo exciting. Pee and I are waiting for the next one – (well, maybe not the i-phone in her face thing:) xxoo

Thanks Michelle!




Daily Prompt

You’re sitting at a café when a stranger approaches you. This person asks what your name is, and, for some reason, you reply. The stranger nods, “I’ve been looking for you.” What happens next?

What happens next is I grab my hand bag and run for the hills.  Its just too creepy for me.

This reminds me of and incident which happened recently.  I was purchasing some items at a local store.  I put my items on the counter, the teller greeted me and then said “you’re from number blah street, blah blah…” he rattled off my address.  I felt shock waves, I wanted to run.  It seems to be my instinct to flee.  I didn’t flee though, I would have looked a bit stupid not paying and running out of the store.

I asked him a few questions and it turned out that he lives down the other end of my street.  Still though, I don’t know the information on the residents of my street, let alone those way on the other side…

Sunday Gratitude

waterlily completeI am grateful to be literate.  There are so many in the world who have not had the opportunity to learn to read and write.   I realized  just a small inkling of how it must feel to not be able to read when I was in a foreign country and I could not read or understand the information signs because they were not written in  English, but that is nothing to what a person must go through who cannot read.

I have so much to be grateful for and have chosen Sundays as the day to share my gratitude.  You can join in on sharing your gratitude too. Just click on the logo below.

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