Pie

The New Look

PieI have not been actively blogging for a while. Life got busy and things seemed to fracture off into so many small piece that I never seemed to have time for anything let along blogging and I landed up with blogs all over the place. I had Pink Hair Girl and then started the Pinklets blog so that my ex would not have to read what they were doing in the middle of my stuff. It was in hope that he would engage and comment, which he does infrequently. I then started Pinky and the Geek for our baby journey and it was the right thing for the time but now when I want to blog about the kids including Titus I never know where to do it. On Pinklets? Here? on Pinky and the Geek so then I landed up not doing it at all. The the knitting idea started and again a new blog but what if I wanted to blog about a craft that was not knitting would that come here and then knitting there? All too confusing.

But I am one person, a bit like a pie with lots of parts but all making up one pie. So I decided to put the pie together. I needed a new theme to facilitate having all these parts in one place and it still needs some work. But a huge thank you to the Geek for helping me find a theme and put it all together into the wee hours of last night. I have added the shop of knitting stuff (not quite finished but still) at the top. Pinklets and Pinky and the Geek are linked pages at the top. Pinky and the Geek will stay like that. That story is finished for me. I need to get the Geek to write his birth experience to finally close the story but I would like to leave the link there so people who find this or are interested can read the story.

The Pinklets blog I actually want to import into here and add the posts and comments. I am just a little nervous as I am not sure if I add it here will it mess with the post numbering or structure on Pink Hair Girl? Anyone done this? Merged 2 blogs both with posts?

Now when I want to talk about one of the kids I can just do it here and not worry if it should be on this blog or that blog and then just never do it.

Hope you like the new theme, please add and comment or suggestions as to how I could change or make things better.

What are you good at?

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We were in a 2nd hand book shop in Gordon’s Bay last weekend, as avid book lovers it is hard to pass a book shop and not go in, besides who does not like a bargain. As a home schooling mom I am always on the look out for books to use for the kids. I found an awesome Coastcare Fact Sheet Series File, all about the SA coast line. Living at the coast we spend a lot of time on the beach and the kids ask a lot of questions so it is nice to have a reference guide to look things up in.

But I digress, I found a book called Cash in a Flash – Fast Money in Slow Times of course this is a catchy title but the skeptic in me was dubious. There is no such thing as fast money – or is there? I picked it up and flicked through quickly. 2 things caught my eye, the one was that this was a book actually focusing on you as a person and not so much about money and the second was a small bit about how the model of being dependant on someone else for your money does not get you far but then neither does being independent because very few start up businesses actually make it. They talked about Interdependence and how women were better at working with a supportive team behind you and your idea than men were.

Anyway I got the book and have been so enjoying it. All I keep thinking is, if I can make money I can help other people. Friends, community etc etc. I always feel like I need to give back, I have been privileged and want to help improve the lives of others too.

The first part is all about your mind and how you think about money and yourself, they challenge you to be positive, change your self dialogue, see the good in stuff, imagine yourself in the lifestyle you want, etc. Being positive and having that energy around you attracts the right decisions and people.

The heart part is about what is your indivudual skill set that makes you passionate and good at certain things. They say that fast money is about the stuff you can do NOW to bring in money that does not need to wait for investment or education etc etc. The low hanging fruit as they call it, later you can move onto to stuff you need to work harder to get. But their point is that we all have a cache of skills and knowledge driven by our passions that we are good at doing now and can make money from.

As I wrote down the headings on a paper I did my little mindmap drawings that I would use when studying – for me drawing it makes a connection with it. I am a novice at drawing but it was actually quite fun. From these categories you are supposed to in 90 minutes come up with something you can do. ( there is a lot more to the book) but it was a good exercise. Amazing how much harder it is to find the good stuff than the bad.
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If you can’t see the picture that clearly the left side of the page is the mind cache and the right the heart cache
Here are the categories and the pictures that I drew

Mind (brain) : knowledge (brain), skills ( hand), confidence ( exclamation mark), failures and fears ( thunder cloud), problems ( road block)
Heart (heart): passions (fire), desires ( person dreaming), talents (toolbox), wisdom (owl) and connections ( linked chain)

you have to write your top 3 under each topic, it is quite a good way to see on paper what you are good at. Next move is to find a dream team to work with to translate this into something that I can use as a plan and an idea. I was wondering if it was silly to post the things I wrote here and then seeing what you guys think since a lot of people I really love and respect read this blog and I value their comments?

Day 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.

I have read a lot of book but most are fiction so although they have touched me deeply they don’t really change your view. Well they have enriched my life, added to my vocabulary and motivated me to read more, so I guess in a way they have changed me.

I have read a lot of books about parenting and I guess the stuff on Attachment Parenting and Natural birth have resonated with me the strongest and have changed the way I did things, well maybe not changed but made me feel less mad when I wanted to follow my instincts about how to parent but everything in our modern society pointed another way. Books like those by Dr Sear, Unconditional Parenting By Alfie Kohn ( which I wish Yme would read) How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk, Elimination Communication, Hypnobirthing, Stand and deliver etc the list could go on and on. I am grateful that there are books that go against the flow and reassure those that want to do things a different way. I know it is not for all and would not try to convince people to want to do things this way if they did not feel it was for them. But it is nice not to feel alone.

I think with regards to home schooling Dumbing us Down and Teach your own had a huge impact on me.

Day 13 → A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)

Doing a bit of a catch up here. The move and getting things ready for the Halloween party has made the last few days very busy. But I wanted to get this one over with, I was dreading it but I hope by the time I wrote it I would have found some great inspiration but sadly I have had the page open for hours now and I have had no sudden recall or memory of anything helpful

I am a sad person, I really have nothing to say here. I am just not this kind of person. I do not have one song, artist, band etc that I identify with so much that they made an impact or got me through a tough time. Sure I hear things on the radio I can identify with, but as much as I like music it is not my thing that gets me through. I will as often not put music on as I will put it on. More often just because I don’t think about it, not because I don’t like having it.

I also think that as someone with the attention span of a small gnat I often find background music distracting. I like to read and so I think books are my way of getting through. There is a whole world to escape into.

Over to you

I have had a few discussions with people since I posted my 101 books to read post. Everyone has books they think should be on the list so I am throwing this post over to you guys, what would you include that was not on the list? It does not have to be of great literary genius status but anything that touched you and you think is worth a mention. I am keen to see what books have made an impression on people.

One that springs to mind for me is Four Letter of Love – Niall Williams, strangely enough I am reading another one by him now and although as beautifully written I am finding it harder to get into.

So tell me your recommendations

Books books books

I love reading, it is an escape but more than that beautiful words are good for the soul.
I have been looking for a good list of books to give me ideas about what to read next. I came across these lists, they all have some of the same but some very different books, lets see how well I have done so far.

THE BORDERS 100 FAVOURITE BOOKS OF ALL TIMES( bold are the ones I have read 37 so far)

1. Jane Austen – Pride & Prejudice
2. Harper Lee – To Kill A Mockingbird
3. JRR Tolkien – Lord Of The Rings
4. Jodi Picoult – My Sister’s Keeper
5. Stephanie Meyer – Twilight Saga
6. JK Rowling – Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone
7. Audrey Niffenegger – The Time Traveler’s Wife

8. Markus Zusak – The Book Thief
9. George Orwell – 1984
10. Raymond E. Feist – Magician
11. Khaled Hosseini – A Thousand Splendid Suns
12. Paullina Simons – Bronze Horsemen
13. Gregory David Roberts – Shantaram
14. Margaret Mitchell – Gone With The Wind
15. Bryce Courtenay – Power of One
16. Dan Brown – The Da Vinci Code
17. Dan Brown – Angels & Demons
18. Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist
19. Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre

20. Tim Winton – Cloud Street
21. Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner
22. Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights
23. Arthur Golden – Memoirs of Geisha
24. LM Montgomery – Anne Of Green Gables
25. Joseph Heller – Catch-22
26. Elizabeth Gilbert – Eat Pray Love

27. Niv Mass Market Bible With Bible Guide – International Bible Society Staff and International Bible Society
28. JRR Tolkien – The Hobbit
29. Yann Martel – Life of Pi
30. AB Facey – Fortunate Life
31. Douglas Adams – The Hitch-hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
32. Lewis Carroll – Alice In Wonderland & Through The Looking Glass
33. Diana Gabaldon – Cross Stich
34. Rohinton Mistry – A Fine Balance
35. David Pelzar – A Child Called It
36. Li Cunxin – Mao’s Last Dancer
37. John Marsden – Tomorrow, When The War Began
38. Frank McCourt – Angela’s Ashes
39. Frank Herbert – Dune
40. JD Salinger – A Catcher In The Rye
41. F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby
42. Gabriel Garcia Marquez – One Hundred Years Of Solitude
43. Bryce Courtenay – April Fool’s Day
44. Ken Follet – Pillars Of The Earth
45. Patrick Suskind – Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer
46. Matthew Reilly – Ice Station
47. Carlos Ruiz Zafon – The Shadow Of The Wind
48. Stephen Hawking – A Brief History Of Time
49. Christopher Paolini – Eragon
50. Louisa May Alcott – Little Women
51. Mitch Albom – Tuesdays With Morrie
52. Jane Austen – Persuasion
53. Alice Sebold – The Lovely Bones

54. Ian McEwan – Atonement
55. Leo Tolstory – Anna Karenina
56. George Orwell – Animal Farm
57. Anthony Burgess – A Clockwork Orange
58. Antoine de Saint Exupéry – The Little Prince
59. Roald Dahl – Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
60. CS Lewis – The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

61. Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Love In The Time Of Cholera
62. Bill Bryson – A Short History Of Nearly Everything
63. Fyodor Dostoevsky – Crime And Punishment
64. Anthony Bourke – Lion Called Christian
65. Arundhati Roy – The God Of Small Things
66. Paullina Simons – Tully
67. John Grisham – A Time To Kill
68. John Grogan – Marley & Me
69. Vikram Seth – A Suitable Boy

70. Alexandre Dumas – Count Of Monte Cristo
71. Neil Gaiman – American Gods
72. Cormac McCarthy – The Road
73. Aldous Huxley – Brave New World
74. Brendan Shanahan – In Turkey I Am Beautiful: Between Chaos And Madness In A Strange Land
75. Tim Winton – Breath
76. Bryce Courtenay – Jessica
77. Graeme Base – Animalia
78. Donna Tartt – The Secret History
79. Mario Puzo – The Godfather
80. Anne Rice – Interview With The Vampire
81. Steig Larrson – The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo
82. Stephen King – Stand
83. Helen Fielding – Bridget Jones’ Diary
84. Eckhart Tolle – New Earth
85. Matthew Reilly – Seven Ancient Wonders
86. Jung Chang – Wild Swans
87. Nicholas Sparks – The Notebook
88. Bret Easton Ellis – American Psycho
89. David Eddings – Belgariad Vol. 1: Pawn Of Prophecy; Queen Of Sorcery; Magician’s Gambit
90. Louis De Bernieres – Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

91. Melina Marchetta – Looking For Alibrandi
92. Celia Ahern – PS I Love You
93. John Irving – A Prayer For Owen Meany
94. Colleen McCullough – The Thorn Birds
95. John Kennedy Toole – A Confederacy Of Dunces
96. Terry Pratchett – Good Omens
97. Hunter S. Thompson – Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas
98. Joanne Harris – Chocolat
99. William Goldman – Princess Bride
100. Charles Dickens – Great Expectations

EXCLUSIVE BOOKS 101 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU DIE (40 on this one, I like that it has some SA authors on the list)

1.The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
2.The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
3. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

4. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
5. The Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
6. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
7. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
8. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
9. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

10. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
11. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
12. Spud – John van de Ruit
13. The Power of One – Bryce Courtenay
14. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
15. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres
16. Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
17. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
18. Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
19. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
20. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
21. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
22. Disgrace – J. M. Coetzee
23. My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult
24. The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
25. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
26. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
27. Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett
28. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
29. Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton
30. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

31. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
32. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time – Mark Haddon
33. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
34. Atonement – Ian McEwan
35. Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
36. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
37. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
38. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
39. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
40. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
41. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
42. I Know This Much is True – Wally Lamb
43. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
44. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
45. War And Peace – Leo Tolstoy
46. Clan of the Cave Bear – Jean M. Auel
47. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
48. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
49. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
50. Possession – A. S. Byatt
51. Perfume – Patrick Suskind
52. The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
53. Chocolat – Joanne Harris
54. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith
55. Q & A – Vikas Swarup
56. Dune – Frank Herbert
57. Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
58. Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels
59. River God – Wilbur Smith
60. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
61. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
62. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
63. Mort – Terry Pratchett
64. Crime and Punishment – Feodor Dostoyevsky
65. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
66. East of Eden – John Steinbeck
67. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco ( reading at the moment)
68. The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory
69. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne
70. The Prince of Tides – Pat Conroy
71. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
72. Bridget Jones’ Diary – Helen Fielding
73. The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx
74. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
75. Animal Farm – George Orwell
76. The Red Tent – Anita Diamant

77. Watership Down – Richard Adams
78. Magician – Raymond E Feist
79. Middlemarch – George Eliot
80. The Day of the Jackal – Frederick Forsyth
81. We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver
82. The Magus – John Fowles
83.The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
84. Agaat – Marlene van Niekerk
85. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
86. The Shell Seekers – Rosamunde Pilcher
87. The Colour Purple – Alice Walker
88. The Beach House – James Patterson
89. Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak
90. Kringe in ‘n Bos – Dalene Matthee
91. The World according to Garp – John Irving
92. Northen Lights – Phillip Pullman
93. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
94. Shades – Marguerite Poland
95. Kane and Abel – Jeffrey Archer
96. Fiela se kind – Dalene Matthee
97. Story of an African Farm – Olive Schreiner
98. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
99. The Magic Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton
100. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
101. Winnie-the-Pooh – A.A. Milne

I really thought i would have read more off the lists so the new plan is to start ticking a few more of these off the list.
How many did you get?

Ask me anything

I know a few people have done this on their blogs, I know Laura did it a while back and Richard did it recently, so basically the idea is that you get to ask my anything in the comments section and I will answer later. Ask 1 ask 20, just ask something! This could be quite interesting, lets see what people want to know about the pink hair chick.

10 bonus points for the most original question

Answers:

Zola:
Q: 1. Why pink hair? Is it a trade mark and why not purple or red, why did you choose pink?
A: I like pink, I did not start out with the intension of it being a trade mark, in fact I was only going to have a few streaks and well I sort of got a bit addicted. Pink makes me happy. I guess I have become known for it now

Scott:
Q: I’m guessing ‘what is your real hair colour?’ isn’t what you want to hear…. How about *scrapes barrel*:
What would you do with a placenta?
A) Cook it with onions and sage and eat it in a candlelit ceremony
B) Bury it under a tree in the garden, next to an ex-pet
C) Donate it to medical research or
D) Try not to think about it and hope that it is discreetly disposed of?

A: My real hair colour is strawberry blond like my daughter in the picture in this blog but it lost a lot of the copper and was more just mousy brown – I can’t do mousy brown!

I have had 2 placentas – one i buried under a rose bush the other the midwives took away after the birth as we were just renting and i had no where to plant it.

Dawn:
Q: How much does maintaining that gorgeous peeeeenk hair cost every month?
A: It is complicated
I import the dye which is about $9 a bottle and i get 2-3 application out of a bottle. And each application lasts about 4-5 weeks. This I do myself – well I mean Sharon does it for me at home. The bleaching and cut I have done at the hairdresser every 2 months and that is about R650

Yme
Q: What’s the one material thing you can’t/won’t live without?
A: My computer as I run my business from it and I need to make money, but for that reason alone. Otherwise I think if i HAD to I could live without a lot of stuff.

Wenchy
Q: Why are you getting divorced? What happened?
this blog on leaving and this one on my part maybe explain it a little. We were too different and should never have been together in the first place.

Gina
Q:Hmmmm,
Perhaps we should ask some ‘interesting’ questions
When did you lose your virginity?
Where?
Was it everything you hoped for or do you wish it had been different?

When 1995 I was 17, in my res room at University. It was okay, it was both of our first times so it was rather awkward but we really cared for each other and that make it something I don’t regret. As first times go I think it was fine. The only thing that was a bit of a dampener on the situation was one of my friends knocking on the door ( thank goodness I locked it) and asking if I was in. We had to try hard not to laugh and wait until she left thinking I was out 😉

Richard
*Rubs hands together*

Q: Most embarrassing moment?
A: You know I don’t really have one, how sad is that, obviously there are little stupid things we do in life but I can’t think of one that stands out a being huge

Q: Biggest fear?
A: Dying before my kids are a lot older, not because I am scared of dying it is just they have been through so much already and the turmoil to them would be huge.

Q:Wildest dream?
At this point it is falling in love – I mean the whole deal. I want to say that in my wildest dreams i did not imagine it could be this great.

Q:What could you NOT live without?
A: besides people in my life like my kids i guess the stuff that keeps you alive like water and food, and then physical touch ( sex, but the touch more than the sex) . I know if my ex reads this he will laugh as i was just about asexual in our relationship but there were reasons i suppressed my natural desire to be touched and held. My love language is definitely physical affection.

Q: Most public place you’ve had sex?
A: There are a few you choose which counts as most public
– In a pool with other people around
-outside on a quiet path near the edge of a little tiny swiss village with the mountain in the background,
– on a beach in Greece – at night it was dark

Q: And Finally, What would you do if you woke up one morning and there was a pigs head next to you?
A: Scream!!

Kkthx <3 Bman Q: Does the curtain match the drapes ? A: There is very little to match but the thought has crossed my mind, not so sure about the bleach being such a good idea down there 😉 but I like the idea. Jack Q: Who has the best tongue that you know? A: Haha this is my blog so I can say whatever I like about myself but naming other people is not so cool. But all I will say is that he knows who he is. Madeline Q:How are you coping with the kids on your own? A: I am quite used to it, in the UK when my son was born and my daughter was only 3 I had then ALL alone for 2 weeks at a time every month when my ex was on the oill rigs 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off. There I had no domestic and no parents to help. So here it is in some ways easier as I have a domestic who is like a saint with me and my chaos and the kids, and I have my parents who live next door and I have lots of amazing friends. I guess what is hard now is juggling them and earning a living. Barb Q: What is your earliest childhood memory? A:I have no idea what are true memories and what I have see in photos and been told. But i guess I remember dressing up with Jenni in the garden, I remember hating nursery school. I remember one very cold morning Jenni getting ready to go to big school next to the heater in the lounge it was dark and her clothes were warming over the heater and I was sitting next to it watching my mom help her. Q: Which one question do people always ask you when they don’t know what to say? (e.g. mine has always been – Are you always this quiet?) A: I have never had a question before but now it is always why do I have pink hair. Diddle Q: Is part of the reason you keep dyeing your hair pink that you like the attention? Does it make you feel more confident? Also, do you really believe it suits your complexion? A: Gosh sounds like you disprove of my pink hair. No I don't dye it for the attention, I really hardly notice people looking anymore. It does not make me more confident it reminds me who I am and makes me feel happy so I guess in a way it makes me more able to be me. As for it suiting or not suiting my complexion - I don't really give a shit, but a lot of people tell me it suits me. If you disagree I don't really care. Sleepyjane Q: One of your biggest regrets? I don't do regrets, everything makes me who I am. I just don't like that sometimes things i did hurt others Q: Your biggest pet peeve? A: A stupid little one is people mis-pronouncing the word 'trait' Q: Your favourite comfort food? A: Anything sweet, i like chocolate a LOT Zeenoid Q: What is the single weirdest thing that you’ve done? A: You mean besides having pink hair. I guess it would be birthing my son at home without any medical help. Q: Does all the hair match? A: see my answer above Q:Can you do the splits and touch the ground with you nose? A: not even nearly Barb Q:If you could have a superpower what would it be and why? A: I always said being invisible, but right now I want the ability to change someone's mind. I want to help and they are not letting me. It is making me sad as I know I could make a difference. Q: If pink did not exist what would be your favourite colour? A: OOh life with no pink that that is a horrible horrible thought! No can't do it, can't even begin to think of life without pink, I like green and orange but not in the same way as I feel about pink. Q: Since you drink all these weird vile things ‘because they good for you’ – would you use the Semen Recipe book if i got it for you for christmas? … it is mos good for you! *snigger* A: How good for me is it? It would have to be very very very good for me and scientifically proven to be so. But the problem is that to use the semen recipe book i would have to have a supply of semen available and I don't. Q:Do you think the most interesting thing about you is your pink hair? lol A: It is the most remarkable and the most memorable but there is a lot more to me than just pink hair ShoN Q:What’s the one thing in your past that you would change/do differently, if you had the opportunity to do so?! A: There is only one thing that I want to do with the past and that is learn from it, i can't change it because then it would change me. We learn through the good and bad. Gilz Q: What’s one thing in life that you have not done yet and will do NO MATTER WHAT? A: I want to take the kids around Europe for 6 months in a camper van learning and experiencing things rather than reading about them in book. Clarence Q: If you support the Freestate Cheetahs but next season they buy 80% of the Bulls players. Would you still support the Cheetah,s as technically you are supporting the Bulls. ? A: which jersey will go with my hair better? I will go with that team. Sharon Q: When can we meet for coffee again so I can hear the answers to all these questions? A: Name a time, I would love to do coffee again, but the answers are above 😉 Q: Oh and I also want to know what Wenchy asked. A: above You a brave girl putting up a post like this I know I don’t have the guts! It is not that brave, it has been fun. I have been told I am too honest. Bobbi Q: What a good post, my question is do you have a tattoo and if so where and what. If not would you ever get one and what would it be? A: No not yet, I would love to have one. I like the lower back but am told they are not cool. So actually I have no idea, i also don't know what to get, as soon as I have solved these 2 problems I will get one. Demaria Very interesting post. thanks for sharing. I was going to ask about the pink hair and the divorce, but you’ve answered that, thanks. Cazpi Q: Just have to say this is awesome – would LOVE to do it myself as well. Fun My random question: You stated above about love : ¨I want to say that in my wildest dreams i did not imagine it could be this great.¨ Does that mean you are IN love currently>?
A: That is a really good question

Leebeesa
Q:what do you think is the most important thing you want to teach your daughter and son about love and relationships?
A: Risk all to fall in love totally and completely, never settle. You might get hurt but it is always worth it. If you find it hold on with both hands and don’t let go.

Q:Are you a cat person or a dog person?
A: Dog

Q: What is your food weakness?
A: Chocolate

Tanya
Q: If you could only eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would that meal be?
A:Salad or pizza as you can make them a million different ways and not get sick of them

Q:What is your favourite book?
A: This is one of the questions I find very very hard to answer, I love books and reading and there are so many beautifully written books, the ones where you literally laugh out loud until your sides hurt or the ones where you feel the emotion so much that the tears stream down your face. Books are like friends they enrich your life, I guess it was one of the things I never understood about my ex, the fact that he did not read and saw no value in it.
One that spring to mind Catch 22, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Kite runner, Thousand splendid suns, Wuthering heights and and and. I want to read the 101 books to read before you die – but that is a new blog all on its own.

Q: Have your kids been affected by the divorce?
A: Hard to say, they are very little. I think have an environment with less fighting and animosity has been good for them. Ask me in 10 years and I guess I will know better how much this will affect them

Q: What is your best attribute (character and physical)? And your worst?
A: Best character attribute: wanting to help others, I like connecting with people, talking exchanging ideas, finding meaning and purpose and being open to them touching my life and me touching theirs
worst character attribute: my temper
best physical: hahaha can I say my new boobs? I love them
worst: I have always been told I have a big bum

Q:Oh… and who is Diddle?
A: I have no clue, but hope it is not just me that thought they were a tad rude!

S_Mesh ( questions on twitter)
Q: Aliens have landed and selected you to visit their home planet. Do you go with them?
A: No too many people need me here now, find some brainy scientist. I am of no value in something like that but there are 2 beautiful little people that need me here and other people who’s lives I am in and need to be part of

Q: If you have twitter and blogger friends coming for supper what would you cook?
A: Depends on the people but if they liked sushi i might make that, it is quite fun and I have the mat and all.

Q:Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: Because the hair dresser was on the other side and it was pink feather day

Q: Who was your hero as a child?
A: I don’t remember having one as such, I was too busy trying to get my own way 😉

Q: If you were an animal in the wild, what would you be?
A: Something nocturnal I guess and what animals are there that have sex for pleasure? I know it is us and dolphins. So a nocturnal sex animal. Oh and the monkeys they have a lot of physical contact i guess I could be one of those. Or what about something that is pink – not too keen on being a bird though.

haha i think all this has highlighted that I am quite indecisive choose one thing is hard for me

This has been great fun thank you everyone who asked questions!

Snappping Turtle
Q: How are the new boobs doing? Are they all you ever dreamed of?
I love them, no really really love them, they are fantastic, so much more than I ever dream or hoped for. And that I did them when I did just for me and that makes them even more great. The are rather firm, but they feel good – I am told. 😉 and I have lost no sensation which I was worried about.
They make wearing clothes designed for a female figure with some shape so so much nicer. Best money I ever spent.

Nicci
Q:You know that you made me re-think getting plastic surgery Would you let me touch your boobs when I see you next LOL!!
A: of course you can, don’t feel shy just ask.