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Pink Palace #3 The baby book shelf~


So the story goes…

Mama shipped over too much stuff from the UK. Mama also bought too much stuff in SA before said stuff arrived from the UK..

The result after putting 5 boxes in the shed..

An over cluttered but organised and color coded space!

On the brighter sided I have a good excuse in my daughter who just loves it 🙂

My baby bookshelf..

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And that’s just how we roll..
#pinkpalace
#pinkishappiness

Pink Palace #2 The Fridge~


So the story goes…

Mama shipped over too much stuff from the UK. Mama also bought too much stuff in SA before said stuff arrived from the UK..

The result after putting 5 boxes in the shed..

An over cluttered but organised and color coded space!

On the brighter sided I have a good excuse in my daughter who just loves it 🙂

Our fridge..

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Our fridge deco..

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There was a South African coffee creamer ad when I was growing up, went like this..

“It’s not inside it’s on top!”

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Half the tea collection..

#twinings #whittard #teapigs #dimlah #ahmad #london

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The pink recipe books..

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And that’s just how we roll..
#pinkpalace
#pinkishappiness

Keep calm.. Get a divorce~


So I finished my first book. It shall be published soon. A collection of inspirational quotes to help inspire unfortunate folk who are contemplating, going through or recently got divorced. Quotes will be printed on my photography which answers my question as to how I can share my work.

I’d very much like to publish it here but have decided I’ll keep it under wraps for now..

A taste of what’s to come…

Feedback is always welcome and greatly appreciated.


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Books~


So we get this idea late one evening and start on the carpet..

Then the next morning I moved to the kitchen..

I ❤ pink!

Now to repack it all..

And a change in desktop back ground..


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The Road Less Travelled~


By M. Scott Peck

The Road Less Travelled

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Road-Less-Travelled-Arrow-New-Age/dp/0099727404/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1301672048&sr=8-3

By M. Scott Peck

http://www.mscottpeck.com/

So if you have checked out the links I have provided you’ll notice that this book is selling for £2.31 on Amazon. I picked mine up in a charity shop for 50 pence 🙂

At first it was the flower that drew my eye, I was then hit by the word travelled and knew it had to be mine, whatever it was about I was gonna read it. I took it for company on a train trip to London and manage to work my way through quite a bit. Since then it always comes to bubble bath with me as it is quite intense and not something I want to read everyday. I learn so much from the few pages read that I need a couple of days to practice what it preaches.

I have found myself more cheerful with sooooooo much more time to be cheerful. I spend less time dreading doing the things I hate and more time enjoying the fact that I have no dreadful tasks at hand~

I would like to share this journey with you.

PART I: DICIPLINE

Problems and Pain

I read this whilst on a journey to London. I have always taken a very psychological look into why people behave the way they do. Trying my hardest to understand why people do the things they do. Ordinary, general day to day things don’t interest me. I have been fortunate enough to have met many colourful characters along my journey. Seen and heard many things many have never dreamed of. It has all been apart of my journey and each have taught me so much. So back to the road less travelled. Here Sir Peck goes into great detail about parenting and the possible outcomes for your child. I won’t say too much about this one, dealing with pain comes later. I’ll just hope you all take the time to read this book, if not read this chapter in a book shop and enlighten yourself. You might wanna enlighten your parents too, possibly any parent you know. I will just insist that this is a must read chapter for all.

Delaying Gratification

This is the chapter that changed my life. I’ll try not go into too much detail on how I apply this to my life. It is really a simple concept and to break it down I told a very special friend today that as soon as you hear yourself saying I’ll do it later, force yourself to do it now. This is in terms of anything. I’ll start going to gym next month, I’ll write up that report tomorrow, I’ll clean the house on Sunday… It’s the most simple concept that we have all been taught, read about, reread about but somehow for me it has never sunk in. Finally Sir Peck has put it all in perspective. I’ll be honest I have a calendar note in my phone. Everyday it gets reset for the next day. I use it throughout the day. I allow myself some downtime in between the things I have to do. I plan it all and my Delay Gratification alarm helps me. Hopefully soon it will be second nature but almost 30 years experience I’m a hard case to crack.

The Sins of the Father

Problem-Solving and Time

Responsibility

Neuroses and Character Disorders

Escape from Freedom

Dedication to Reality

This is a chapter that I didn’t need to practise more a chapter I have been preaching for years. Preaching to those I love and trying to catch them onto my ideas of honesty and as Sir Peck puts it dedication to reality.

transference: The Outdated Map

Openness to Challenge

Withholding the Truth

Balancing

The Healthiness of Depression

Renunciation and Rebirth

PART II: LOVE

PART III:GROWTH AND RELIGION

IV: GRACE


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Hello World~


So here we go my first blog, I’ve kept WordPress’ original name for it…

I’m not the best writer, but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do and recently gave it a try. Now its time to attempt blogging.

Let me introduce myself. I am half Italian, half Portuguese, born and raised in South Africa. Proudly South African. I have been a gypsy for little over 10 years now. I ♥ to travel, I ♥ discovering new faces and places and I’ve managed to pack up my entire life into international travel sized luggage on many occasion.

I’ve lived in South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Scotland and England. I’ll hopefully be moving to Spain in the very near future which bring me to my ♥ of warm weather, beautiful beaches, diving and boating. I ♥ Africa, I’ve visited Botswana, landed in Kenya and enjoyed many a trip to Egypt. The middle eastern hospitality is unmatched but closely followed by Thai. Enjoyed many years in Dubai, spent time in Bahrain and Qatar. Been fortunate enough to visit Thailand 3 years in a row and wish I could go every year. I’ve attended a conference in Toronto and visited Disneyland when I was young. I’ve been to Dracula’s Castle in Romania and stayed in the Ritz Carlton Istanbul. Been back to my roots in Milano and gondaleured through Venice. I’ve bought tulips in Amsterdam, visited one of Europe’s largest Castles in Austria, landed in Athens and attended more than one Oktoberfest in Munich.

I have a bad obsession with all things pink, I ♥ taking photos and need a new camera. Wild about water birds and go duck hunting (camera loaded) as often as possible. I’ve recently been fortunate enough to spot some rare critters but more about that later.

I have 2 brothers who have each given me an angelic nephew and 2 half brothers. The elder has given me three beautiful nieces and two nephews, the younger is still a teenager.

I’m currently living in a quite English town called Liphook and I ♥ it, spring has sprung, the blossoms are blooming and I know long summer days are not far away.

2011 My Garden, Liphook, United Kingdom

It was a beautiful winter, I had seen snow on few occasions however I longed for real snow that lasts days and turns everything to a standstill. Well I finally got what I wished for and I would not have chosen any other place to experience it. Liphook is lovely but once it’s covered in snow the entire town turns into something more beautiful than Narnia could imagine.

2010 Radford Park, Liphook, United Kingdom

I’m a passionate about coffee which can only be drunk with a smoke. I’ve been promising my mother for more than 10 years that I either fall pregnant or turn 30 before she nags me to quit smoking again. So here I am 29 and 5 months to the day. Got another 7 months before I’ll really be able to appreciate the taste of my coffee.

I think that’s it for my first blog~


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