My Heart is Sore!

My mum left to go back to the south coast last night after spending two weeks with my sister and two weekends in a row with me. It was so wonderful to have her stay with us and be part of our wee family, even if it was only for a couple of days. She is brilliant with the children and she has a wisdom and calm about her that makes me feel safe and secure. She has endless patience and she is so easy to talk to. She has such inner strength and stays positive no matter what. I think her relationship with God has something to do with that.

I normally cry when my mum leaves to go home but it doesn’t last too long because I know I’ll see her again soon but last night I was really sobbing. Luckily my Boerewors was there to hold me tight while the tears trickled down my cheeks.

You would think that it would get easier to say goodbye after her being living down in the south coast for ten years but, it doesn’t. It gets harder and I think its getting harder because I see my mum is getting older and I realise she’s not going to be around forever. I guess I feel that I never know when I’m going to see her again and the fact that I can’t just “pop in” when I need her or miss her. I want to be there for HER. She’s been there for me no matter what and now that she’s getting older she can’t do everything she used to be able to – physically I mean. She has arthritis in her back and wrists and I can see its sore but she tries to hide it well and carry on regardless. I wish I could help her out and take care of her like she’s done for me all these years. My mum has had a rough life and been to hell and back moving her family to a new country, feeling alone in a new country and now alone in her marriage.

The longing feeling is still with me today even though I have called my mum on the phone to make sure she got home okay…I still feel empty and sad.

She's my best friend and the best and most special mum in the world!!!

I love you!

Eating fruits it's healthy! Fruit coloring page


I Can Sing a Rainbow

This is a gorgeous little song that my mum taught Kaylin and Megan while she was here this weekend (with the actions) and now they can't stop singing it.

This will be Granny's Song and it has a lovely sweet little melody to it. It reminds me of when I was little and my mum used to sing it to my sister and I.


A Message for Wade

and the people at the bottom are the Verster family: Keith, Nikki, Wes and Wadie.


If you're into cross stitch - then you're going to love this Hello Kitty pattern for cross-stitch....


Have you ever seen a fairy dance? 
Well, here is the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and I think you'll agree she is as graceful as she is beautiful... enjoy this fairy video and don't forget to print a few Fairy coloring pages before you leave - and why not be kind and print one or two for a friend too?

Here is the Sugar Plum Fairy for you to print and color in - if you like coloring sheets - scroll down this page and you'll find many more pretty, beautiful, cute and amazing fairy coloring pages. This is a great coloring picture for girls who love fairies and ballet! Good luck!


Here's a picture to color of Tarzan on a hippo's nose....

Bunch of Apples Coloring Page



Here are some Hello Kitty printables

These are some fantastic Hello Kitty paper crafts that you can print and create. There's a Hello Kitty paper party hat, some bookmarks, a little favor bag and also a Tic Tac Toe game. These are great activities to print out and make at a birthday party. It's good to have activity sheets such as these at parties to keep guests entertained in between party games or while waiting for all guests to arrive or to be collected.

Conversations with Megan

Last night after the bath, Megan was sitting on the bedroom floor carpet, her dad blowdrying her hair and we were talking about dangerous things in and around the home.

She was listing the usual things:

  • Don't run with scissors

  • Don't stick your finger in the electric plug holes

  • Don't touch the hot stove

and then...

  • "A hairdrier, because if Daddy puts the hairdrier too near my hair it BURNS MY HEAD like he's doing NOW *pointing with both thumbs towards her scalp* Och!!!

Gosh I laughed at matter of fact...



Here are some more free printable fairy invitations that you can print up for your next birthday party - simply click on the invite you like best and it will open up full - size - next, press CONTROL and the letetr P on your keyboard and it will print up however many copies you need for your party guests. If you'd like to save the image instead - then just click on the image to see it full size - then RIGHT click on it and choose SAVE PICTURE AS.

Fairy Party Deluxe Birthday Box

Laugh Yer Arse Off!


Megan has Official been Accepted to Big School!

We were all sitting down to enjoy supper this evening, when we heard a "toot-toot" of a car horn at our gate. We didn't recognise the car, so Riaan went out to the gate and it was the Admissions Officer from Megan's Primary School.

She hand-delivered Megan's papers for school next year and had a letter attached that she'd been provisionally accepted. We only need to complete all her documentation and pay her enrollment fee within two weeks for her Registration to be completed.

The Admissions Officer said that they take the opportunity hand-delivery the letters in order to make courtsey calls to all new Grade One admissions as a double check that applications come from families that are in the designated "legal" areas for their particular school.

I guess its another safety measure that your children will be in small classes with learners from the demarcated areas only.

Brilliant! I was very impressed with their methods and their professionalism.

My Wee Button Megan is now officially a Primary School Learner from 2010. Gosh! That's pretty scary - it just means I'm getting old and that my baby is on her way through the education system.

She is so excited about starting "Big School" next year and I'd hate to burst her bubble by telling her she has 12 long years of school, homework, projects, school athletics ahead of her. Perhaps then she wouldn't be quite so excited.

So, for now we will take it one semester at a time and start saving up for school uniforms and stationery.

Its all quiet bitter-sweet.


Cute Hello Kitty print and color pages are what this site is all about - grab your crayons - here are two more for you - there's Hello Kitty taking photographs with her camera and holding a flower.
Hello Kitty Peel and Stick Wall Applique
Wall stickers of Hello Kitty!
Click on the image to read all about them!

Maccie D's Mona Lisa


Got 4 stands at Buffelspoort!!!

30 October to 1 November.

Here's the list so far:
  1. Chris
  2. Dirk
  3. Irene
  4. Piet
  5. Mandy
  6. Percy
  7. Richard
  8. Gillian
  9. Riaan
  10. Megan
  11. Kaylin
  12. Wouter
  13. Chanelle
  14. Wikus
  15. Natasha
  16. Norman
  17. Donovan
  18. Tammy
  19. Melanie
  20. Shaun
  21. Rassie
  22. Ria
  23. Desiree
  24. Chey
  25. Ouma

So that means we have one extra person but I'm sure the camp official won't even realise. Hmmmm wishful thinking, I suppose.

We are missing a few key people: Fiona and Steve who have work committments so they can't predict whether they will be able to join us until closer to the time. Justin, who is writing exams (poor bugger) and Ellen who will be at home work hard. We will miss them but I'm sure we'll fill them in with truck loads of photos for all us camera happy gals.

So, let me know if you think we should do a Boeresports seeing as we're going to be at Buffels (our original Boeresports venue). Irene has already volunteered to help me out.

Leave a Comment below to let me know what you guys think. I have tons of ideas.


Questions! Questions!

Nicked this from Laura because I enjoyed reading her answers so much. I know its long but its fun. Here's mine

What’s the last thing you put in your mouth?
The end of my pen.

Have you ever kissed anyone named Matthew?
This is a weird one but no, I haven't.

Where was your default picture taken?
In a Randburg Photostudio

Who was the last person you rode in a car with under the age of 20?
My girls

Can you play guitar hero?
I rock HARD on Guitar Hero Legends of Rock and World Tour.

Last time you walked further than a block?
Yesterday my wee family took a walk to the local shop to get out in the sunshine.

How late did you stay up last night and why?
I'm an "early to bed" girl and we had a late night party on Saturday so I was in bed by 8:30 last night.

If you could move somewhere else, would you?
I am quite content where I am right now.

Do you believe ex’s can be friends?
I tried - but no.

Do you like calling or texting better?
I'm a soopa blitz-lightening texter

When was the last time you cried really hard?
On Friday night watching the Bachelorette. Pathetic, I know.

Where are you at right now?
Behind my PC at work

What bed did you sleep in last night?
My own little "heaven on earth" bed with my boerewors.

What was the last thing someone bought for you?
Chocolate from Sharon this morning

Who took your profile picture?

Who was the last person you took a picture of?
My stunning mother

Was yesterday better than today?
Of course I didn't have to go to work, I was lazing in the sunshine talking to my mum and playing imaginery tea parties with my girls

Can you live a day without TV?

When was the last time you were extremely disappointed?
Extremely being the operative word right? Hmmmm can't remember

Are you a bad influence?
When it comes to alcoholic cocktails, Yeah I am.

Night out or night in?
Depends - both a pretty awesome.

Are you more of an individual or an outgoing person?
Outgoing without a doubt - my lips don't stop flappin'

What items could you not go without during the day?
My cuppa tea and a fag.

Would you share a drink with a stranger?
Strangers? Not a chance!

Do you think it’s right for straight guys to get their tongue pierced?
Sure, my Boerewors and I got ours pierced at the same time

Have you ever thrown shoes on a telephone wire?
And ruin a good pair of shoes? No way José!

What does the last message in your inbox say?
"New prospect".

How do you feel about your life right now?
Content and happy

How many times have you been pulled over by the police?
Too many to mention. The Orange Focus ST and Laser Jammer does the trick.

Do you hate anyone?
Detest but not hate.

Do you talk dirty to people?
I have a mouth like a sailor if thats what you mean. If you mean sexual, then I would if my Boerewors asked me to.

If we were to look in your inbox, what would we find?
Conversations with friends and loads of work to do.

Did you have a valentine this year?
My Boerewors

Last person you talked to on the phone?
Nicoel at work

Can you easily tell if someone is fake?
Usually. Unless they are a master of disguise.

How’s your heart?
Healthy and Pumpin'

Say you were given a drug test right now, Would you pass?
Of course. I say No to Crack - even the one between my arse cheeks. Nothing worse than plumbers crack.

Has anyone ever called you perfect before?

What song is stuck in your head?
Does that make your craaaaaazzeeeee??? and my nephew playing "Peggy Sue" on Acoustic guitar yesterday...

Someone knocks on your window at 2 am, who do you want it to be?
Hopefully a Friendly face and not a robber (if they get over the 6 foot wall and electric fence)

What do you have to do this week?
Loads of orders and follow ups. Loads of contracts and meetings

Can you whistle?
Very loud yes

Do you sleep on your side, stomach, or back?

What gets in your way of your sleeping?
My wicked thoughts and my snoring boerewors.

Are your eyes the same colour as your mom’s or dad’s?
My dad's eyes

Has anyone ever told you you have pretty eyes?

Do you think too much or too little?
Far too much - I'm a worry wart.

Do you smile a lot?
Big wide gummy smiles

Why was the last missed call on your phone?
I was outside playing with the girls

Are you happy with your life?
Very happy

Can you handle the truth?
I try but I'll give you a good argument about it (most probably)

Do you get 8 hours of sleep everyday?
Yes I need all the help I can get with beauty sleep. I aint getting any younger!

What was the last book you read?
How to Tame your Spirited Child without breaking their spirit.

Is there something you always wear?
My engagement ring

What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
I think I was typing the answers to this quiz. Its taking forever....

Honestly, who was the last person to tell that they love you?
My Boerewors

Are you an emotional person?
I am very emtional and cry at the drop of a Dr Phil episiode

What’s something that can always make you feel better?
Copious amonts of chocolate, with a fag and a cuppa tea.

Will this weekend be a good one?
Every weekend it a goodie

What do you want right now?

Look behind you, what do you see?
Irma's office and the view of Meyersdal

Have you ever worked in a food place?
Waitressed at Scrooge Diner or a while and the freaky goings-on in the kitchens.

Thanks for reading!

Daft Pick Up Lines


Mum's Visit!

My mum came up from the south coast last week to help my sister Janie out with wee Claire. Janie has to get back to work as Mick was retrenched and is in the process of starting his own venture MG Steelwork. (Let me know if you need an expert welder who does customised security steelworks and ballistrades).

Anyhoo, I collected my mum from my sister's place on Saturday so she could spend time with our wee family. It was great to have her we always talk the biggest load of rubbish!

She also looked after the girls for us on Saturday night so we could have an "adult night out" and went to Bruce's birthday party (just my Boerewors and I).

On Sunday we went out for breakfast together and we spent the rest of the day sitting outside in the sun. I brought out the girls plastic table and KK kept herself busy all afternoon with her teaset and filling and refilling jugs of water and pouring from one container to the other.

Who knew it would keep her busy for hours while my mum and I natterd about everything and anything. In between sipping "Kaylin tea", we talked a lot about my Gran and her best friend and what mischief they used to get up to when my mum was little.

We enjoyed the sunshine (I got slightly burnt)....summer is on its way...

...until I woke up this morning to overcast skies and mist...*grumble*

Not quite Summer yet, I suppose.

Granny discussing the quality of Kaylin "Tea Shop" and the lack of good snacks and services.
My mum is just the best with the girls!! She's the Master at playing Pretend. While drinking Kaylin Tea, she had her pinky finger in the air and was saying "Idol Chatter, Idol Gossip" which made Kaylin giggled. She's so silly - now I know where I get it from.
Granny demonstrates how to drink a cup of Kaylin-Tea properly - Pinkie in the air
Megan popped in to our tea party to pose for the camera
(between playing XBox games, of course)

Kaylin building tower blocks

Freaky Worms
Our sausages with spagetti through the middle
Silly Granny frightening the neighbours
Megan and Granny playing knights and castles

Megan, Granny, Kaylin



Hello Kitty is dressed as a mermaid on this coloring sheets and is surrounded by hibiscus flowers. To print this coloring page - click on the image to see it full size - then press CONTROL and the letter P on your keyboard to print it...

Happy Birthday Bruce!

Belinda and Ryan.
They won the Guiness Book of World Record Award
for sucking face for most of the night
Sharon and Bruce have a romantic moment Giggles and tongues - I have the video to prove it, Sha

Me and my Boerewors

Pat and Tommy rocked the dance floor. Man, can they jive!!

Kyle - need I say more?

Some of the guests

Bruce making his birthday speech with Warren about to "go Chinese buttsex on him"

Bruce saying a few more words (Dave - our music man - in the background)

Birthday boi


Friday Night Wine and Guitar Hero

I was discussing with Riaan earlier in the week that we were going to have a quiet family night on Friday. We've got such a hectic social life that sometimes I feel the need to kick back and be silly with my wee family. No others involved. (heck, no offence to my many wonderful friends but we all need some immediate family time).

We said that we were going to get pizza delivery, a bottle of wine and play Guitar Hero World Tour with Megan on drums, mum and dad on the guitars and KK on her little electric guitar (the batteries of course mysteriously dissappeared. Its one of those annoying toys that you wished you never bought). KK jammed on her little toy guitar, even though she's not really playing the game with us, she still feels part of the game and The Band.

We had fun rockin' in our Family Band.

But because it was such a chilly evening, we went for an early HOT bubble bath and then all piled into our double bed (a very tight squeeze) our bed by 8:30! Within 10 minutes, Riaan and Kaylin were snoring and Megan and I watched the final of The Bachelorette together.

Megan fell asleep half way through the programme sprawled out like a star-fish and I landed up trying to get comfy on about 6 inches of bed!! During one of the ad breaks, I carried KK and Meg through to their own beds so I could actually enjoy the ending of The Bachelorette with a little bit of comfy space and without two children's sleepy snoring noises.

I landed up in tears at the end of the show. I couldn't believe she picked Jessie instead of Jason. I was devastated and felt she'd made a HUGE mistake. What the hell was she thinking???

Then this got me thinking, why do I get so emotionally involved in these shallow, frivolous reality shows? Its quite pathetic! I just can't help myself though. I should've rather spent the time online or reading a good book.

Och well, I must admit I wouldn't be able to go cold turkey on watching my favourite reality TV shows and series'. My addiction is too far gone for that....

Is there perhaps a Reality TV Show support group I can join?

"Hi, my name is Gillian and I'm a Reality TV Show Addict. Please have mercy on my square eyes..."

Jesse Csincsak




There are some great fairy coloring pages scattered all over the Internet - here's one of a very modern fairy - to print and color it, first click on the coloring page - then press CONTROL and the letter P to print it.




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