Monthly Archives: October 2015

Twenty one questions about me

Saw another Mommy blogger do this 20 one questions thing and because I am such a lazy blogger, I thought yay, that could be a blog without too much effort.

Thanks to Cindy from  3kids2dogsand1oldhouse for doing this and inspiring me to do it. :)

1. Are you named after someone?

Yes, my mother’s mother was Rachel, so I was named Rochelle. My sister Clementine was named after one of Lady Diana’s bridesmaids. She was supposed to be a boy and his name would have been Remy but then a girl popped out. Yes, my mom was a HUUUUGE royal fan. Am so glad she was gone by the time Diana died. She would’ve been INCONSOLABLE.

2. When was the last time you cried?

Thanks to blocked tear ducts I cry all the time. Well, my eyes leak. The tears are not always as a result of emotion. But I do like a good cry. Nothing as cleansing. My eyes do look like red and puffy little vaginas afterwards but who cares?  I do most of my crying in the shower away from husband and kid, but I have honestly not had reason to cry for about a month now. Which is great considering that we live with a motherfucker of a disease in our midst.

3. Do you have kids?

I am the queen of fuck-ups and my life was a huge mess until I made this beautiful baby. He is 7 and my world does indeed revolve around him. I would be adrift and wholly bereft if Thomas was not a daily part of my life.

4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?

Someone told me just yesterday that they would like me or some version of me in whatever lives they go on to have after this life! What a compliment, right?  I really do think that I would want to be my friend. Not all of my friends might like me all the time but they always say they love my honesty and empathy.

5. Do you have a guilty pleasure?

Not really. I do what I like, as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone.

6. Do you like handwriting?

I love handwriting. I have the most illegible handwriting actually.  I had many teachers try to correct my handwriting, in the end they all gave up and said you’ll probably end up being a doctor or a lawyer one day. Funny thing is, when I tried to forge a doctor’s note at Tech once, it wasn’t a very convincing forgery!

7. What is your favourite cereal?

All-Bran Flakes!

8. What is the first thing you notice about people?

If they’re kind or an arsehole. Introverted or extroverted. Someone I would like to have in my world or not.

9. What color are your eyes?

Bog-standard brown.

10. Scary movies or happy endings?

There has been a distinct lack of happy endings in my life, so happy endings definitely. My life has been enough of a horror show, thanks.

11. Favorite TV show?

Breaking Bad, Scandal, Boston Legal, The Blacklist, Greys. Don’t make me choose.

12. Summer or winter?

Winter! I was born in winter and the fact that I was forever chubby because of emotional eating after my mom died when I was 9, means that I like being able to hide behind winter layers.

13. Hugs or kisses?

I am a hugger. Only special peeps get kisses but when it comes to hugs, I’m like Oprah, “you get a hug, you get a hug, you ALL get hugs!”

14. What’s the furthest you’ve been from home?


15. Do you have special talents?

My memory!

16. Where were you born.

Cape Town

17. What are your hobbies?

Gardening and reading

18. Do you have any pets?

We have two dogs. Violet and Izzy. They’re a mother and daughter duo we adopted from Leaps. They were thrown out of an office window in Vredenburg. We suspect the rest of the litter was sold and nobody wanted the mother and runt of the litter. Their hard life is long forgotten now as they are spoilt brats these days.

19. Favorite movie?

Remains of the Day. Driving Miss Daisy. Thelma & Louise (because Brad!!!) and anything with Meryl Streep, Maggie Smith or Judy Dench in it.

20. What color is your car?

According to my owner’s manual, it is Sherbet Blue which is a light powder blue job,

21. What did you want to be when you grow up?

I wanted to be a teacher, then a doctor, then a lawyer. I started off in HR, then TV production, then book publishing, then magazine copy editor and now to finally and happily end up in copywriting.