Lead SA Junior Hero

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My friend Sheldene nominated Rachel as a Lead SA Hero when she cut off her hair and she was choosen as the joint Junior winner for May.

Lead SA highlights people doing things to make the world a better place. This is what they say on their website “YOU can change the world. Lead SA is a personal call to every person to make a difference. We all have a responsibility to make the world a better place. It could be as simple as making a stranger smile or as big as fighting to further the rights entrenched in our Constitution. Each act makes a difference. This website tells the stories of people who are making our country a better place.”

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Podcast 2: Dirty little WIP secret

Show notes for Episode 2


Watch Pink Hair Girl Podcast 2

Ravelry Group: Pink Hair Girl Designs

Whole 30 for anyone interested in the whole 30 diet/ health detox that my sister and I are doing from 9 June.

The yarn for The Geek’s socks I never mentioned last time was Nurturing Fibres Man Sock in the Airforce colourway, the yarn is 40% Mohair 40% Merino 20% Nylon (Polyamide) but it is sadly not available any more. It is such a great strong sock yarn that I am sad Carle can’t get that base any more.

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Thank you

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Rachel and I would like to say an enormous Thank you to everyone that supported her when she cut her hair and for the very generous donations to her hair fund.

She raised R4693!!! I am so very proud of her, I think she looks beautiful. The short hair suits her little pixie face. It has made swimming everyday much easier without so much long wet hair to deal with.

An enormous thank to to : Tanya, Andre, Karin, Tamsin(8), Jenni, Aiden(7) & Lauryan, My Mom, My Dad, Gavin, My 2 sisters; Jenni and Sarah, my Granny(94), Carle, Camilla, Amanda, Clare, Helen, Nadia, Lucy, Amanda. I really hope I have not forgotten anyone.

Thank you so much

For those who did not see the pictures on Face Book or Instagram here is the day she had it cut

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Quitting Coffee

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I love coffee, I was not really something I grew up with, as I was from a tea drinking household, but I have really come to love it over the past few years. Andre reminded me, when I told him I had quit, that apparently I had said ( in jest) you can’t really trust someone who does not like coffee. SO imagine my dismay when as I look for a natural cure for my cripplingly painful and heavy periods that I discover that coffee can throw your hormones out of balance.

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Growing the pink out?

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I am thinking of growing my pink hair out. This is not the first time I have thought this, but I usually chicken out and just redye it. I love my pink hair. It has become part of my identity, but I do wonder if my strawberry blonde hair is still there.

Rachel has hair like mine used to be. I was convinced mine when more brown as I got old but now looking back at photos I am not sure.
This is me when the kids were small

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Adenomyosis – search for a natural cure

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I have written about my very heavy periods before since then things have gotten worse and I have been diagnosed with something called Adenomyosis. Which is basically the cells from the lining of the uterus getting into the muscle layer and then every month when you have a period you bleed into the muscle which results in tearing and swelling of the uterus.

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African Flower animal collection

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I posted about my one a day challenge that I was doing on HeidiBears Ravelry group

I thought I needed to add an update as to what I have made with some of the motifs. As much fun as I am having making and photographing the African Flower motif in new place, the end goal is to make toys with them.

I finished the Hippopotamus for Titus’s birthday. I could not crochet before this and I am quite proud of myself and the most important is that he loves it

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Rachel’s Hair Donation

Sometimes my children do things that make me think that I can’t be doing such a bad job at parenting after all.

Rachel has the most beautiful colour hair. People stop her on the street and in the shop to comment on her hair. Mostly telling her not to ever cut it. She loves her hair, and like any little girl loves it long and pretty. So it was quite a surprise to me when she said she wanted to cut it. She does not want to cut it because she does not want long hair anymore but rather she wants to donate it to a child/person with cancer for a wig.

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