Do yourself a favour and watch a sunrise or sunset soon. Somehow they look different in our part of the world!
When we fi rst moved into Theresa Park we were the only house in our street for six years. What bliss! Believe it or not, cows, donkeys and horses still roamed the streets. The sightings of porcupines and rabbits were also common and we even had a family of mongooses that we fed every day. As houses were built closer and closer to us, the old familiar sounds like music, voices echoing and car engines returned and bang went our peace and quiet! But we were glad to have people around us again. Our neighbours are friendly, happy-go-lucky folk and we all wave at each other in greeting. I am also blessed to have my parents, sister, sons and daughter-in-law all living in the same area – actually within three kms of each other.
I am employed as a Legal Assistant at a large motor manufacturer in Rosslyn so I am lucky that I only need to travel nine kms each day to work – no traffi c – thank goodness!
As a lover of the outdoor life, my favourite thing to do is to go caravanning with a group of friends. We call ourselves the ‘Jolly Jollers’ and our group of buddies comprises four couples. We all get along famously with each other and all our grown children also know each other, which is fantastic! Besides the camping, I have recently started motorcycling (I’m a passenger at this stage) and my hubby and I have joined the Ulysses Motor Cycling Club: Pretoria Chapter.
I love entertaining and I often think that I should have studied drama and been on stage! On a more serious note, I am also continually involved with charity drives and support projects to assist those who are less fortunate than we are. Once this ‘bug’ has bitten you, it never lets go, I promise you! I can honestly say that the little we give to and do for others, is returned to us tenfold in so many ways. We are truly blessed.
Something strange about me is that I have a phobia of birds and am petrifi ed of these little creatures, for some unknown reason. I despise feathers! Other than this phobia, I love all animals. I have two dogs and a snake at home.
If there is one thing I would like to see changed in the Theresa Park area, is that more people should take pride in their gardens including the pavement areas. Come on folks, it’s summer time and we could all do with some fresh air and sunshine! Other gardens are a fi ne example of what our area should look like – well done to you guys!
My motto in life is ‘You only live once, so you’d better have fun and do it well!’
I can only describe it as a ‘world in one’ kind of place.