The Countdown: 19 Days

Flights are booked. Visa is approved. Euro’s bought. All is in place for our trip to The Netherlands! And so, the countdown…19 Days!

Anyone who knows me, knows I am not neat. I am chaotic and I can’t keep my room neat to save my life. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not dirty. Just a little bit cluttered. I am also a hoarder. I keep things, and it ends up filling up my space. From notes, to slips, to bags and boxes. Everything is kept. For in case I need it one day. (Although I never do…) I always get distracted when doing something, so I tend to forget really important things. Therefore, I am starting something completely out of character today. I am making a list. I cannot afford to forget my favourite heels, or best jeans. So here goes.

  • Summer cotton trousers
  • Gaga heels
  • Wellington Rain Boots
  • Umbrella
  • Black Boots
  • Summer dress

So far, that’s it. I will continue as I remember. But also, I want to make a list of things I want to buy.

  • Grease dvd
  • Ally McBeal box-set
  • Will & Grace box-set
  • Perfume (DKNY, Issey Miyake and something for sis)
  • Handbag(s)?
  • Vintage clothing

If you can think of anything, feel free to tell me!

Lastly, if it’s your birthday today, Happy Birthday! May you have a wonderful day, and the year ahead be filled with laughter, love and success. You share your birthday with Melora Hardin (Jan from The Office), Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Dolls),  William Mayo (started the Mayo Clinic), and yours truly, the WaywardChild!

Happy birthday! 

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Red Army

Today South Africans are wearing red in the fight against crime. I could give you all the stats about the murders on farms, the rapes of children, theft, hi-jackings, assaults…the list goes on. But I’m not. The crime here is bad. There’s no denying that. And of course, we’re worried. What, with the Fifa World Cup almost here, the host nation needs to be ready. Our entire police force is gearing up and getting ready for the masses of people coming. All of the participating countries will also be sending some of their police forces to help. Even Interpol is sending their troops of men to assist.

But let’s be realistic. Crime is everywhere. In every country. It might not be as bad as here, but also, it might be worse. It’s just with all these people coming the spotlight is on us. As it should be. The last thing we need is even more bad press. We already have a mockingly ridiculous government. Our public transport is a joke. There’s racism, there’s not denying that, and people in power (ahem, Julius Malema) is using that to feed a growing restlessness.

To lose hope is futile. Nothing is going to happen if we don’t do something about it. So why not stand up. Rise above. Wear red, if only for today. Have hope. Dream big. We are better than all this. We can rise above. I have hope for humanity.

Much Love