Here and Now

My adventure with Tarron

Where it began, I can’t begin to knowing But then I know it’s growing strong… Was in the spring Then spring became the summer Who’d have believed you’d come along…👭

The Story on How I met Miss T : Miss T was born and raised in Cape Town. She is a dreamer and she follow her dreams no matter what! She followed her heart and ended up in Johannesburg Sandton❤

On the other hand I was born and raised in Northcliff Johannesburg never moved around when I was younger. We are different in so many ways but then again we have so much in common… Tarron is the kind of person that can light up your day when she gets to work with the following words “Good Morning Sunshine” ☀️… 

How I met Tarron Lee-Ann de Klerk :💗

I started with the company in December 2014 and Tarron in February 2014. Like I mentioned before she is a dreamer and nothing can stop her to follow her heart. She moved in February 2015 to Sandton and started in our branch. When I first met Tarron I thought she was way older than me. Personally I think back then she was very mature for her age. I mean we are the same age she moved all the way from home (Cape Town) to Sandton to do what she loves and here I am still living with mommy and daddy. When I saw wow she did this all on her own I wanted to do it, obviously for all the wrong reasons. 

She was so full of energy every morning, I just felt like uhhhg well I was stuck in traffic for almost 1 hour so no I don’t have energy to be so friendly and joyful. Back in the day we were 6 colleagues working together. We all teamed up in 2 and that was your “friend” at work. We made small talk here and there but that was it. Most of our colleagues left and that’s when we started bonding. When Tarron started in Benmore she was a bit lost, I mean like LOST. But she figured out how we do stuff and adapted very easy.

What we have in common :

  • We both work for the same Company since 2014.
  • Same Surname (de Klerk)
  • Same Age
  • Both dating our high school lovers (1st boyfriends)
  • Best friends had babies in the same year 2015  (Jody had Erin) and (Chantelle had Dante)👶
  • We love food! Cooking and baking including 🍉 🥑 🍕
  • Bath Bombs, Sugar scrub simply can’t get enough
  • Love Hillsong 🎧

And the list can go on and on and on…

We had so many Girl trips planned but every-time something happened and we had to reschedule. Rudie was leaving for a trip for 7 days and we saw the perfect opportunity to plan our girls trip. We planned like 3 weeks in advance for the perfect trip together. And yes again something happened Rudie’s trip was cancelled and I thought OMW again! BUT we pulled through with our planned girls trip😃

Even though Rudie was there we still had the best time ever! 

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First night we had salad for dinner with chicken and we watched what a girl wants… we completely forgot about Rudie being there lol… he came in handy for Milo and Water bottles but yes he wanted something in return. Watching the The Conjuring 2, well well well that was a no go for me I’m not into movies like that! I had my water bottle with me and my blanket and I fell asleep on the couch while Rudie and Tarron was enjoying the movie… I woke up and saw Tarron fell asleep and Rudie is wide awake watching… He was kinda upset that we didn’t watch the movie with him but he had to watch What a Girl wants with us LOL 😁 

Day 2 : Rudie had to work and we had the day to our-self. We had breakfast (left overs of the night before) Watched Crossroads like it was our first time watching it. Singing along to the songs crying and just enjoyed the moment. That’s when we got the idea of creating our own little “wish box” IMG_20170823_132830

Finally we got ready and head off to the Northcliff Eco Park

We had a mini picnic in mind and balloons with a small note attached to it. The view left me speechless.IMG_20170823_121325

on our way #Northcliff eco park
on our way #Northcliff eco park

 

We also went to the Botanical Gardens and had a relaxing 2 hours there. Feeding the ducks to relaxing in the sun was the best ever. Walking around and being free from time and work was just what we needed. IMG_20170823_140742

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I CAN’T IMAGINE BEING WITHOUT THIS POSITIVE, HAPPY, FRIENDLY SOUL CALLED TARRON!

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After a fun day out we had a cooking session at home and watched something about Mary. We both love Love Comedies and Food, so why not combine the 2 and enjoy the moment 

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Chicken Mac and Cheese with Onions, Mushrooms and tomato. Cooked veggies on the side with Milo.

Tarron is the kind of person who will make you feel special and would be there no matter what. I can’t believe how close we got over 3 years. Every year we would Share birthday gifts, Christmas gifts and get well soon gifts with each other. We like to talk about girly stuff and mostly about whats for dinner tonight. Creating a meal at home and sharing it the next day is what we do.

Going on lunch together is what we do best LOL…

Exploring our work space with T 

 

I got a friend in T  

Born free with T please check out her blog 🙂 

 

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30 Day Blog Challenge

What’s in my handbag👜Day 20

Sunday… Ahhh what a Sunday indeed. Spoiled with breakfast in bed, Rudie cleaned the apartment. Mac and cheese for dinner… I really do have the best boyfriend😍😘

But yes, Rudie is leaving for the next 4 days so packing his bags was the hard part. This will be my first time in our own place alone. But I guess there is a first for everything.

Today’s blog challenge made me so excited! What’s in my handbag? Well let me show you!

I can’t leave without this baby over here! My license, bank cards maybe a few coins will be in here. I don’t really walk around with cash but when I do have cash on me it’s never more than R150.00

Beauty set – this is always handy! A tweezer for that one eyebrow that’s out of place! Or a nail clipper, I don’t know why but my nails chip sooo freaken easily.

Hand Lotion and hand cleaner – I can’t go one day without hand lotion I like to have soft hands and after dishes this is my best friend hand lotion… Hand cleaner in public toilet I don’t like to wash my hands with soap so I’ll rather use hand cleaner
Present from my sister❤ and I just love the smell.

Hair ties I like the rubber elastic ones! But yes they snap so easy so I always have this in my bag.


My notebook! Whenever I’m in the car with Rudie I like to make notes or just write something. And sometimes have a budget or even my shopping list will be in there.

I change bags often so I’ll add and replace item in my bag, but this is what I have now.

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​What is my biggest regret in life? Day – 19

First day of leave yeahhhh😀… So looking forward to the next 6 days! I’ll be home alone from Monday to Thursday😞 Rudie is leaving for work… But hey luckily it’s not like the old days I can still be in touch with him through video calling and voice calling yeahhh for technology.

Today’s blog challenge is about regrets… Well on a daily base I do something and afterwards regret doing it. Something big or small like telling a lie or being rude to someone I do regret it. But there is always something you’ve done that you regret or wish you could do it over again. 

In my first blog post The story of us… I wrote about Chevonne. Chevonne is my cousin, we are only 6 months apart… As long as I can remember we did everything together. We had the same clothes👗 toys school bags🎒 everything! 
We got along and we also had fights. Normally after a fight we would be “dikbek” for 2-3 days, and just get over it. She grew up with my grandparents, like 6 blocks away… We saw each other every single day! She was my best friend!👭💚
We went to pre-school, primary school and high school together. Every year we would be in the same class and that was perfect☺

She knew all my secrets. There is so much I loved about her and still do! She always knew what to say just to make you feel better. She knew me better than anyone else! 
No matter what happened she was there, when I needed advice she was the one I turned to! 

In high school she moved in with us for 2 years,  so after school we would walk home somethimes not always… We would get home and we would be so hungry what’s for lunch, toasted cheese sandwiches yummmmmmy💛…
We would study and do homework together📚📓. She started to date way before me, I got kinda jealous. I thought she replaced me, but she didn’t! 

She finally met a boy Charl they started dating in in 2011 I think… But anyway they broke up and got back together, they’re still together. We had a fishing trip end off 2013 with my family,Rudie , grandparents, Chevonne and Charl…

My sister and Chevonne got into a fight about Charl. Chevonne thought my sister and Charl had the hots for each other, but that was not the case. Because Chevonne grew up with my grandparents they believed her instead of making sure about the facts… They avoided us for almost 2 years because of this. Yes I know how childish!! Eventually they said sorry and my mom and grandparents is back on speaking terms. From 2013 up until now I see Chevonne but that’s all. No talking no hanging out nothing😞

Sometimes I get so far by dailing her number but that’s where it stays. I regret not being the better person and making the first move. But then again I did nothing wrong?

I do miss her a lot and thinking back I miss her even more!

I lost more than my best friend she was the biggest part off my childhood… 

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What book can I read over and over again? Day – 18

My oh My… It’s Fridaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay… I’m so excited to go home and not think about work for the next 7 days! Can’t wait to wash and hide my work clothes for a week lol… I really enjoy this 30 day blog challenge!

About today’s challenge: What book can I read over and over? Well I like to read as you know by now. I always had a Mills and Boon  book in my bag to read… But as I was getting older I realized that love in Mills and Boon and real life is different. There is always a happy ending, well back to reality not always a happy ending.

In school I was obsessed with Oliver Twist. I read that book over and over again. Oh and Matilda that was my favorite books to read as a child.

23 Years old and what do I read ? Well nowadays I want to read something and get a message from it. Yes I can read all the Mills and Boon there is available but what will the message be? Looking for love in all the wrong places? No for myself I want something that I can always take with me.

So this is what I would read over and over again My Bible (Job)…

Job this is one of my favorite chapters. When I started with Job I had to read the whole chapter. Miss T ( Born free with T ) asked me what is my favorite chapter and after I told her why I like it so much she also read it. The next day we had a long discussion about it…

I love how Job had Faith when he literally lost everything! His wife encourages him to curse God and to give up and die, but Job refuses.

Like I said I would read something and expect a message from it. And this is what I get by reading my Bible. Whenever I read my Bible I get a message from it and sometimes it’s something so small but in the long run it really helps me.

This is what I would read over and over again… : )

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My highs and lows of this past year… Day-17

Heyyyy bloggers… Thursday today only one more day to go then I’m on leave for the next 7 days and I can’t wait! The weather in Sandton is so ice cold 9°C ☃. I just can’t wait to get home and enjoy a long hot bubble bath with Milo… I came home to this last night, Milo warm water bottle and he even had a movie on Dear John.

The bad – About today’s challenge, I really had to think hard about this. Because so much happened, good and bad so I really had no idea where to begin. But I learned a lesson through it all! Lets start with the Lows…

Beginning of this year we had a family break away. So we all love fishing, both families came together. We had like a 2 week Vacation and the last two days things just got a bit weird. I’m not sure what exactly happened but my dad and grandma got into a fight. The vibe between everyone changed instantly and believe me when I say they both are very stubborn. It took about 4 months for them to get over it and move on. I can’t stand it when there is a bad vibe. I love my granny so much and it really hurt to see them not talking to each other… I’m so glad they made up and everything is back to normal! Fighting in the family is never nice and I can’t stand it… for some this might be “lame” if I can use the word lame, but fighting breaks me down!

 

The Good – This must be moving in with Rudie! I know I know I did a blog post about this already . But this is something that made me so happy. Before we moved in together I think our relationship was different. With different I mean we had to call each other or text and sometimes video call. If one of us had a bad day there was no way I could just wrap my arms around him and say it’s okay, because we both lived with our parents. We didn’t see each other as often as we would liked to because of work. We only saw each other on weekends or maybe 1 or 2 hours during the week, if we were lucky. Now I can just be like peek a boo either in the bedroom kitchen or lounge and guess what Rudie will be there! Spending everyday with Rudie is the best! Sometimes it’s like I’m dreaming I just can;t explain how happy he makes me.

Blogging buddy Born free with T check out what she’s up to!

Whats your highs and lows of this year?

 

 

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Old picture of myself and the story behind it. Day – 16

Our 30 day Blog Challenge is still going strong. I really enjoy every blog post so far! Please check out Born free with T

Photos photos and more photossssssssssss 📸  📸 📸

There is something about looking back at old photos that makes me so HAPPY! To see how people have changed over the years is amazing. Looking back at old pictures can entertain me for hours, I can stare at one photos for 15 minutes and inspect every little thing on the photo. It’s like I can zoom in and spot every detail.

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2007 family photo

Long school skirt, shirt always tucked in white socks and black shoes… My hair was always in a low pony tail or a simple french braid.

This Photo is 10 years old! This was way back in 2007 (Final year of Primary School Grade 7) this was right after I was announced as RCL – Representative Council of Learners… I really thought I wouldn’t  be part of the 2007 RCL team, all because my name was called last.

When I heard my name I was on cloud nine! I really didn’t care if my name was called first or last I was part of the RCL team and that’s all I cared about.

Looking back at this photo is actually sad. 10 years is gone just like that I can’t go back and do things differently (I wish I could though) but really time flies!

2014 Family photo
2014 Family photo
2017 family photo
2017 family photo

 

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15 Interesting fact about myself. Day 15

Heyyyy bloggers🙋… The past two days was so relaxing at home. I so needed the rest but tomorrow is back to work again…

Walking around in a nursery was so calming pretty flowers and trees everywhere 🌹🌸🌼🌴🌲…

Today’s challenge is 15 interesting facts about myself:

  • I hate tomatoes
  • I can play Piano
  • I can’t fall asleep without socks.
  • I can’t swim / only doggy paddle
  • I love reading
  • Love baking
  • Obsess with fish especially Guppies
  • I had braces for almost 3 years
  • I cracked my pinky finger on my second visit to Rudie
  • I went to Sunday School for 10 years every Sunday, and was a Sunday School teacher for 2 years
  • I love girly stuff but only wear makeup on special occasions
  • I can fall asleep within 3 minutes
  • Can’t eat chicken off the bone
  • I don’t like cats
  • I don’t like peas

This is 15 facts abouy myself… Until tomorrow happy blogging😀

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What is my earliest memory? Day – 14

Lucky number 14 only 17 days to go… Mixed emotion about this blog challenge coming to an end… But lets enjoy the next topic, what is my earliest memory??

Hmmm some people can remember from the age of 3? That is something I can’t do I forget easy about stuff yes yes I know that’s a bad thing. I’m just not good with remembering everything.

So I guess my earliest memory would be my pre- school concert… I was about 5 years old. I remember my mother dropping me off at school every morning and me begging her to take me home with her. I hated pre-school so much. Lunch time my grandparents would visit us through the fence and that made everything even worse! Not long after we had our concert to end our year off and yessss I was the daddy duck with 3 baby ducks😂😂…

I never knew my parents had a video of the concert and when I was about 18 I saw it for the first time, and I was so shocked haha… That was just so funny I really have no word to describe it.IMG_20170814_201930

Photos of the past is memories for tomorrow!

 

 

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Where would you like to visit one day? Day – 13

What a Sunday, so much fun at work! And now time for a long bubble bath just to relax. Day 13, where would you like to visit / stay one day? I knew this without even thinking twice! This is my dream to visit Bora Bora!!!😁😁 I’m so excited about this blog post let’s start…

This is definitly a vacation I hope in the next 5 years or maybe hmmm honeymoon??? Either way I’ll be so excited!

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Ever since I heard my sister and cousin talking about Bora Bora I was hooked. First I thought wow, sometimes your imagination is wayyyy better than reality! I over heard their conversation about this amazing place clear blue water, clean white beach, coconut trees and over the water bungalows, and I thought yes this place is nonexistent…

Latet on in high school I had to do a holiday get away task, and I remember the words Bora Bora.

Immediately I did research on Bora Bora and I couldn’t believe my eyes😱! I was shocked to see how beautifulbeautiful it truly is! So picture perfect.

Bora Bora is a island group in the Leeward group in the western part of the society islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France and the Pacific Ocean.

Bora Bora is a major international tourist destination, famous for it’s aqau-centric luxury resorts. Hotel Bora Bora opened in 1961, and 9 years later build the first over the water bungalows on stilts over the lagoon. Today, over the water bungalows are a standard feature of most Bora Bora resorts.

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The thing I like the most is no public transport! Only rental cars and bicycles are allowed oh and a motorboat! This is so freaken cool!

When, yes when not if when… I do go to Bora Bora I’ll definitely do snorkeling and scuba diving.

I can’t think of any other place that gets me this excited!! Perfect perfect perfect… So this is this place I’d like to visit!

Blue lagoon and white sandy beaches… Ohhhh my I can’t wait😁☺

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About my family💚 Day 12

Today’s challenge is all about my family. In previous blogs I spoke about my family in bits and pieces. So today I can introduce my family to you☺

Our family is very close. We like to plan road trips, vacations and special occasions together. Both my mom and dad are from big families so there is a lot of aunt’s and uncle’s… Don’t even get me started on all the cousins.

Lets start of with my dad… My dad is the second youngest of 4… My aunt Lizette, Belinda my dad and his younger brother Hansie. My dad lost his dad at the age of 22. My dad had to be strong for my Grandma and his younger brother, so he was basically the man of the house. Later on my Grandma got married again and her second husband was very sick and he passed on in 2015.

On my dad’s side of the family my Granny have 5 grandchildren. Myself, Brandon, Monique (my sister) Dylan and CJ

Mom’s side of the family… My mom is the youngest of 6 children. My mom’s parents started a family when the were both 20 years old they had 6 children in 10 years. Nicky, Gert, Johannes, Magrietha, Elize and Allet (my mommy)… Johannes my mom’s youngest brother was killed just after he turned 21. My mom was only 16 back then.

My grandparents are BLESSED with 10 girl s for grandkids… Nandi, Natalie, Myself, Chevonne, Zandalee, Nicole, Monique, Beverly, Cecelia and Chelilee oh and how can I forget about their great grandchild Damion.

My grandma was really happy with 10 girls but my grandpa not so happy, he really wanted a boy. And he finally got a great grandson.

Both families get along very well and we all get together for Christmas, Birthday’s or New year’s.

So this is my one big happy family😊💜