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Rain and rainbows.

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Hey, who erased part of the rainbow? 😀 

 

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” ~ Dolly Parton

Can’t you just hear Dolly’s voice when you read that ?! 😀 But that is so very true. Not that you have a choice though…

I think, how you handle the rain, while you wait for the rainbow to appear, is actually the important issue. 

Like now, being in lockdown, or not being able to see your family, or whatever the situation in your country is – how to handle it, that is the question. I know a lot of people find these unusual circumstances emotionally and mentally difficult to handle, but even if you don’t, how are you managing it?

Are you just lounging around waiting for things to get back to normal, and actually enjoying all the time off? Are you using the time to learn new skills – baking, sewing, studying? Have you found a new passion? Has this event completely changed your life?

I wrote a post on what I discovered about myself a few days ago (you can have a look at it here)  but as far as the above goes, I’m a bit of a mix of the lot – I enjoy lounging around, I’ve tried a few new things and still have some on my list, and I did a bit of studying (politics, if you please!)  I wish I could say that this is going to change my life dramatically, but I honestly don’t think it will. I live a low profile life – I enjoy doing domestic things like cooking and knitting, I don’t like waste, and I try to live in such a way that I don’t partake in anything that can damage the ecosystem and Mother Earth.

A paragon of virtue? No, I’m not. Far from it, but at least I try in my small way…

Stay safe, stay healthy until next time! 🙂

 

Hi, my name is…

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Hi, my name is Zelmaré, and I haven’t posted for years!

Haha…funny, not funny. I used to be addicted to blogging, couldn’t go a day without, and then, just like that, I stopped. Why, you may ask? I’ve asked myself that question, but have yet to come up with an answer…

Since the last time I wrote anything here (I honestly don’t even know when the last time was, I even had to change my password because I had forgotten the previous one!), a hell of a lot has happened in my life.

I should’ve checked when my last post was, because now I have to fly by the seat of my pants in terms of where to start … but here goes!

I was still farming in the northern province of Limpopo in South Africa then, and I had a few frustrations going on in my life, which made it difficult for me to be happy.

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I found my passion in cattle farming, relatively late in life. I loved every minute of the 7 years that I worked with these amazing creatures, but I had to make decisions regarding my life and happiness, so I had to give them up, which broke my heart… But hey – choices!!!

Which brings me to another one of the huge changes in my life in the last few years. I have always loved the Western Cape province of South Africa. I knew the area from a young age, and it has been a dream of mine for many years to live there (here). So, a few years ago, after I sold my house in the Northwest, I decided to buy a place somewhere in the Western Cape. I ended up buying a 130 year old cottage in Robertson 3 years ago, in the heart of the wine country, and made one of my dreams come true. At first my SO* and I shared our time between Limpopo and Robertson, since his whole life has been in Limpopo for the last 30 years, but last year, I moved here permanently and started a new life.

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My SO* is here with me as much as he can/wants to be, and if he misses his place up in the north too much, or when he has matters requiring his attention, he spends some time there. When he is here, we love exploring, or going for bike rides around the beautiful places in the area, or working on the cottage. All in all, a completely different life for me to the previous 9 years.

There was another huge event that took place recently and changed my life forever, but since I am determined to blog more often from now on, I will let that stand over for next time!

Until then, blog friends, stay safe!

*SO – significant other