Writing poems, knitting and crochet has been hobbies since I was in Primary school. Gardening - I must have gotten the love of flowers and working in wet soil from my mother. She was a keen gardener in her time. Even my dad had a great love for vegetable gardening. I still remember the days we were staying in Thabazimbi - my parents won the "most beautiful garden" competition two consecutive years.
Then there were the time we stayed on a small holding. My dad and I used to walk along the tomatoes, carrying some salt in a little container. Oh, the smell of that freshly picked tomatoes and the fresh sparkling taste of a sun ripe tomato on your tongue – absolutely divine! The memories of the passed… It will always stay clear in my mind and near in my heart!
I started working at Santam Insurance 1990, the year after matric. Two years went by and I moved to the Natal coast where I worked at Apex until my daughter was born. It was a wonderful time living in Mandini for 6 years! Relaxing on the beach, fishing, 4x4 driving, swimming in the sea and walking along the rocky shores.
Moving to Louis Trichardt in 1998 was very exiting! A whole new world opened up for me. Here I gained a vast experience of skills, from Manager at a small retail shop to Admin Manager at Fruit & Veg City as well as bookkeeping and office administration in between.
Little did I know that my days in the northern town of Limpopo will come to an end late 2009 when I moved to Sedgefield in the Western Cape. I started working for Wiki Village January 2010 as Studio Manager until May 2011. Oh, what a beautiful small town! Sedgefield, situated in the Garden Route, really worked magic into my life. I could easily walk from one side of the town to the other – from home to the beach to the CBD and back home again. As they say, all good things comes to an end.
16 June 2011 I arrived in Port Elizabeth, working as a Sales Assistant at Books & Bygones – a book and antique store for 5 years and 4 months.
Today I am still in Port Elizabeth; selling books, collectables and paintings from home. I also offer services such as bookkeeping, office administration, blogging (website content writing), website development, have my own businesscard-in-a-keyring registered company and I'm learning more about living green.