Friday, 18 July 2008

5 things Friday..

I have to mention that we had our first puke-free night in a week! Great!
And to go with the other post today, 5 things I have done that I am proud of:

1. I have met Madiba! I brought him tea (and he drinks hot milk in his tea) at a function at our church shortly after his inauguration as president. He thanked me for the tea and we had a short chat about my life ( he asked lots of questions) after which he spend 2 hours chatting to the children of the congregation in Afrikaans, my home language.

2. I started with horse riding lessons at the age of 30 and became a good rider in the space of a year. I won two dressage rosettes (a second and third place) in my first dressage competition an year after starting riding lessons.

3. I bought my first property on my own at the age of 23 when a lot of my friends (even the married ones) were still renting. I could sell my flat at a profit when we bought our home.

4. I backpacked through Europe with a friend for 3 months at the tender age of 19 (I turned 20 in Rome) and learned (very fast) to become independent. Up to then I led a very sheltered life.

5. I can throw pots on a wheel - this was a real accomplishment for me. I used to be a good potter ( is that the right term?) pre-kids and hope to return to it soon.


  1. Wow! What an interesting life you've had so far - I'd be proud of those things too :)

    So glad the puking stopped!!

    My 5 things is up :)

  2. So neat! I love how worldly and accomplished you are.

    And yay for vomit-free nights!

  3. You are a very interesting person and have done some pretty cool things in your life. I am jelous of the backpacking across Europe. That is something that I have always wanted to do. Hopefully I can, someday.
    Glad to hear that you had your first puke free night. I know that feeling, good times will be heading your ways again.

  4. Hi Cat
    Thanks for your comment on our blog. You have a beautiful family!
    Take care!

  5. Okay, WOW, that is an impressive list. I wish my list would read half as well as yours.


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