Obviously I love my family and friends, so that’s a given, this is the other stuff I love.
Always have, always will. Apparently I peed myself in a toy shop over a monkey teddy as a kid. I am not surprised. Little wees always come out when I see a monkey. Even the terrifying chimp who threw a cooldrink and poo at me a few years ago, though that may have been terror wee, rather than excitement wee.
I remember grabbing my moms glass of wine off the kitchen counter when was about 11 or 12, I made strong eye contact with her and downed it. She was all “you are going to feel like shit”. Oh how I laughed… And then spent about half an hour firmly wedged in a doorway trying to act cool.
Now wine is my BFF, I love all wine, cheap or expensive, I do not discriminate. Unless it’s sweet, then it can fuck off.*
God, I love TV far too much, my tastes are extensive. Long Island Medium, Shameless (my absolute favorite show ever), Survivor, Vikings (hi Travis), House Hunters International, The Property Brothers and the Walking Dead to name a few. I only ever see the beginning of most episodes because I always fall asleep when I watch tv. But it still awesome.
4: Making Pretty Stuff
I am a Pinterest whore, I want to make it all. I don’t have much time now that I have spawned but I am currently turning a beautiful old antique kist (a small old cupboard thing?) which I bought off the lady who squats in my street, for R50. It’s going to be amazing.
5: Cheese Platters
I love cheese, like a lot, but I have become allergic to quite a few cheeses and most cured meats. A bloody travesty if you ask me. My throat swells shut and I feel like I am going to die, but God that Gruyere is worth it. You will often see me at a picnic hiding behind a tree trying to choke down some Parma ham without ruining the party. This unfortunately also happens with champagne. I hear you all collectively gasp in sorrow for me. But I stay strong and keep on trying juuuust incase I am magically cured.
I read so much, I never actually sleep, I lie in bed and read entire books overnight. I have given up actual paper books and read on my iPad. I used to have a kindle but I stood on it while I was trying to kill a mosquito.
I want to have 10 cats who love me, but I have 1 cat who is quite frankly, a bit of a dickhead. I got her in 2004 and I love her so so much, but she hates almost everything and everyone. But I love Lola, she is my child.
I used to have another amazing cat, his name was Henry and I brought him home from a Kibbutz in Israel in 2000. Someone had squished him as a kitten, he was such a mess and I wanted to help him. He ended up being my partner in crime, he used to come to the kibbutz pub with me. I refused to come home without him and my awesome parents flew him back to SA with me. He retired at my parents house and spent a wonderful 10 years riding on their dogs and being the most human cat I have ever encountered. I still miss him 😦
8: Plett- more specifically Keurbooms river (Sanmarino)
We had family caravan holidays there every year from when I was in junior school. It is where I have met some of the best friends I still have today.
It was the most fun ever, someone even once did a poo on the ping pong table and made a smiley face out of BB gun pellets in it. Good times! I want to live there.
9: Blue Things
I am mildly obsessed with the colour blue, from duck egg to navy. I actually can’t tolerate reds and yellows much, especially in my house. Everything I own is neutrals and cool colours. Even my plates and dishcloths. Isla may grow up thinking she is colour blind and then when she goes to school and sees a red lunchbox she will be like “what the fuck is that?”.
10: Pimple Popping Videos
Eeeeeeeeee! I could watch them all. When I used to have a job (please look forward to 10 things I hate) I watched pimple videos for hours on end. So so so bad but I can’t stop myself. Picture our room at 1am, lights off, little grunts of pleasure. It’s not me and Rupert bumping uglies, it’s me watching pimple porn!
*Please note I have been enjoying a delicious bottle of Chenin whilst writing this.