30 Sep 2016

Quarter Life Crisis (Year 25)


I can’t believe I am at 25, I know I say this every year but this is crazy the years go by so much that I forget its my birthday when its just about on top of me and I can’t ignore it anymore. 

This year, like many of the others before, I come to have a realisation in life. This year I found its been a very personal one, guess all of them are, but this year I have been having a lot of trouble with relationships - Friendships to be exact. This will need some explantation so bare with me while I figure out my thoughts as I write them down.

The older you get, the people in your life thins out like E hair. In school I was always surrounded with a community of close friends until I moved countries, then that faded over time and the distance, I never felt ‘lost’ (for the lack of better words) until this year. This year I came to realise the people who wants to spend their time with me/us and who one wants to use me/us - we found that the friendships appeared one sided and that we would always be the ones to ‘initiate’ everything. I felt like we were the only one working on keeping these friends around, and got tiring, draining and hard work. We ended up pulling back and it feels like they haven’t even noticed, it was sad and hard but a reality. Besides family I found that many people in our life only wanted to use us or ‘milk’ us and this hurt. I realise that life is hard, busy and everything in between, but just like we would touch base and be supportive we need those message of thoughts and love too. 

I don’t want this post to be negative and stay true to the title ‘Quarter Life Crisis’ but above all this made us realise there is only a very small amount of people I feel like we are 50/50 and when needed the other can pick up more when necessary and vice versa. 

Saying all this my family has always been my/our foundation and people who need us as much as we need them. My Parents including Parents In-law are people we can look up to and lean on for support. 

E had been my constant, my personal and best friends, we have been each others foundation and I can’t have asked for a better person in my life to share this adventure. Above all my thoughts and feelings this has made us closer and proven how much love we share. 

Maybe this has been somewhat a Quarter Life Crisis, or is this just what everyone goes thru?

29 Sep 2016

28 Sep 2016

Rotto Weekend with my Favourites






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A day spent with my favourites minus Anthony. 
Enjoyed coffee, cake and rain.
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27 Sep 2016

26 Sep 2016

Grandparent - Oupa Coenie (Baby)


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My Grandfather, Coenraad Cornelius Pretorius. 
I know him as Oupa Coenie
He was about 6months here.
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My Grandfather, Coenraad Cornelius Pretorius and his Mother.
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My Grandfather, Coenraad Cornelius Pretorius. 
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My Grandfather, Coenraad Cornelius Pretorius and his two sisters
Angela Davies (baby) and Poppie Visagie
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My Grandfather, Coenraad Cornelius Pretorius on top of his dads car.
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My Grandfather, Coenraad Cornelius Pretorius. 
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My Grandfather, Coenraad Cornelius Pretorius. 
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My Grandfather, Coenraad Cornelius Pretorius. 
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My Grandfather, Coenraad Cornelius Pretorius and his sister Angela Davies
My Mothers Father - Mamma
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My Grandfather, Coenraad Cornelius Pretorius. 
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23 Sep 2016

22 Sep 2016

High Cheese







Who would have known surrounding yourself with beautiful people makes your heart full of love and your tummy filled with food. 

For my 25th year on earth celebration I wanted to surround myself with people who I wanted around me. The older I get the more I realise who is worth keeping and who is someone who cares for me as much as we care for them. Naturally It was my beautiful family, people I don’t get to choose but people I am glad is around. My parents from birth and from marriage that I am so glad I have to look up to and share amazing life goals with as well as special times. So Fortunate to have these people in my life - LOVE YOU GUYS!!

Then there is friends ones you happened to stumble cross life and some how you liked each other and now look where you are - drinking mulled wine and eating cheese while sharing stupid stories. - LOVE YOU GUYS STUPID!

Then as Korney as this is - my besets person ever… as I even write this it is making me tear up because I love him more than he can ever imagine. I better dry my eyes before he looks up and think I lost my mind, but seriously it my love can kill he would have been dead former ago. Hassie over the year I have learned that you are my favourite thing and greatest achievement - you do so much and I don’t think I deserve it all . With this cheese night I soon got to realise that with out you around I feel lost, you make life and events fun and help me make it run soothly…

I can write so much about you but I want to thank you for so much for your trouble, love and laughs here is to so many more birthdays with spending with you!! 

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21 Sep 2016

20 Sep 2016

Grandparents - Pretorius


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[Year: 8 December 1967]
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My Grandparents on their wedding day. 
Coenraad and Hanna Pretorius.
My Mothers Parents. 
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19 Sep 2016

16 Sep 2016

Light House





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This is one of two Lighthouses on the island.
Still used today to guid ships away from the coast.
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Slowly making our way up the Lighthouse 
The windows giving you a glimpse of the view ahead.
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The view from the top of Rottnest Lighthouse 
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