Thursday, July 15, 2010


went away for a week
it was eventful
a speeding and a parking fine later I'm back home and I've learnt a bit more about life
it always teaches you new things

the main thing
males are never what you think they are
sounds dumb and a child like thing to say
but at the age of 19 I'm still shocked and scared to shivers sometimes

here are more pictures from my latest disposable
i'm in two minds about it.
light got into the film and messed up most of the pictures. but actually there are some real good ones

my English is deteriorating

11 June 2010
feel it, it is here
in a hurry to watch the opening
we missed it

the story behind this photo:
Michael and Andrew became friends when they were in grade8, their mothers would take them on bodyboarding missions in these two cars (the landy and the golf) for many years before they are old enough to get their own drivers and use their mothers cars. Michael's sister, Marijke, and Andrew's sister, Michelle, become friends. A few years down the line we get our drivers and start missioning around in our mothers cars.

we are the next generation siblings

the bliss before the storm
amazing weekend in hermanus
[i like rocks]

the kitchen 

possibly my favorite of the lot

mia's 19th
i love and miss these ladies
break time conversations got me through alot

also one of my favorites
misty strand in June
they swam

now I need to sought out my LIFE
its a bit of a mess
song i'm loving at the moment: Billionaire by Travis Mccoy and Bruno Mars
wow it makes me smile

Monday, July 5, 2010


to put it plainly alis is kak at the moment
which is afrikaans for the shit just hit the fan
or, all is not going according to any kind of worldly plan

oh wells
mumford and sons is getting me through a lot
and the thought that on thurday my I'm getting in to the landy and driving to plett for a week away

everything will be ok in the end, if its not ok, its not the end,
 push on.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

memory holds the photos

I've got a lot to catch up on
not gonna happen

so i'm just picking up from where i am
new disposables
lets go:

The party with many people

old school nokia
cause we're cool like that

awesome shoes, then he put his face in the way


spent some time in cape town, the view from the flat i stay in
devils peak

the sea and sky
and reflective window

we went on a mission for the perfect clearing
on a very cold night

went for a quick flight with my brother
was quite fantastic
Table Mountain.
from a way away

went to Melts with my mom
bought myself a pleather jacket
this is the doormat thing

My cat loves in this tree
the photo was perfect. he was staring at the camera
then he got distracted

some road just off kloof

the cutest little house on the hill close to the spar in Vredehoek
i dream about living here

since these photos were taken more adventures have happened
my newest disposable will be finished soon
maybe even tonight

i plan to buy myself a cheap normal film camera
cause the buying of the disposables is quite exspensive


{listening to 40 Day Dream by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros}

Friday, June 11, 2010

just a quick one

I've go SO much to write about
a back log of about 3 blogs
but for now


never in my life have a been so proud to be a south african

oh my
oh my
oh my

now 12 noon 11 June 2010
blow those vuvuzelas!!


please please please
pretty please
drive safe.
i worry so much for all the people on the road in this month
buckle up and pay attention.

much love

Monday, May 24, 2010

whole new world

[yes the title is a reference to Disney a song that hasn't left my head for the last hour or so]
. and before i start, let me just note that i do not know how to use/work this macbook that i'm typing on. it keeps on zooming in and out and right clicking when i didn't right click. and so on and so on.

the last few days have been fun
long. minimum sleep, but fun.
went to Malmesbusy last friday night to work at a cycle event on saturday morning and afternoon. damn cyclist arrived there at 6am and expected me to make them coffee.
pfft to them and there tight pants and shaven legs.
anyways, then they where off at 7 15 and we had to wait around for them and their supporters to arrive back so that we could serve them.
long day. ended with us watching both rugby matches, stealing the farms cat and driving home.

just as i got home at about 10 45 a friend phoned and asked if i'd please drive him to stellenbosch cause he really wanted to go but did not feel comfortable driving in the state he was in. so ended up driving to stellenbosch. when we got there (a 21st where i knew the people but had planned not to go seeing that i'd worked for the last two days and was in need of sleep) i went in to say hi and happy birthday to the birthday boy.
two and a half hours later i drove home
what an interesting evening. so many conversations with people i didn't know in one night.
really enjoyed it
also had a long chat to a friend about books and what books i should read so went and bought myself two books on sunday. Amsterdam by Ian McEwan, started reading it last night. pretty good. first book i've read in over a month to be honest. not my proudest moment. still trying to figure out what amsterdam has to do with anything, but still got a while to go. the plot only just thickened.
also bought Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder, started reading it a while back at maggie's house. want to read more. will read it next.

[the macbook just did that thing when it zooms in so all the text is really big and i have to scroll across to read from one side of the screen to the next. great.]

moving on
so sunday night my brother dropped me of in cape town cause i'm staying here this week cause we've got training for the world cup 3 days this week so its easlier to be in cape town. Did a short bar tending  course thing today.
was pretty interesting. who'd ever think that i'd be the one who knows all this stuff about alcohol?
its strange

went to inge's birthday thing tonight
was meant to be at waiting room, but when we go there it was closed and inge had written a note on the door saying we must go to zula, went to zula, paid the R40 entrance, turns out they were not there and ended up in neighbourhood. pretty sweet place though.
interesting people again. lots of medic students.
and long, pointless yet interesting conversation with a 28yr old IT consultant.
got a taxi back to the flat. daylight robery if you ask me and now i'm sitting trying to work out how to use this mac.

just got it to zoom out.

oh wells
thats me
not too sure what i'm doing tomorrow
but i'm in cape town with nothing to do. hopefully i find something

Thursday, May 20, 2010

my word

in the beginning if the year i made up my mind that i'm gonna stop going back on my word.
cause i always do
if you've been my friend for long enough you will know
i have let people down. and i hate it.

or rather its more me telling someone i'll be there or organize something and its too much out of the way for me to do so i luss it.

anyways. i had a point when i sat down to write this.
oh ya, its been working. today was the first, that i know of, that i could have gone back on my word but instead i phoned the person and told them i couldn't be there anymore.

i guess this all comes down to honesty
2010 Michelle is an honest Michelle
well i'm working hard at it

further news is that i'm jumping onto the FIFA bandwagon and I've gotten myself a job during the world cup.
Gonna, hopefully, be bar-tendering/ working behind a bar in the VIP lounges/ boxes during the games in Cape Town. Going for a one day training thing next Monday. Which also means i'm gonna be stepping out into the Cape Town world of work. Cape Town is really big and the roads are scary to drive. well at least for me
gonna have to get out of my pond someday and swim in the sea I guess
(i.e: get out of my comfort zone. cause i'm very cozy comfortable at the moment.)

thats me
i think its time for me to buy a new disposable again
i'm in a photo taking mood


Monday, May 17, 2010

long hours

have you ever driven to Bloemfontein from strand/somerset west?
if not, its not for the faint hearted and long legged people.

we left Srand at 20 30 last Wednesday night, 13 hrs and about 5 stops later we were finally in Bloem.
why Bloem?
Limebar (events bar that I work for) were setting up station at the annual Kos en Kuier fees.
anyways we drove through Wednesday night, slowly set up on Thursday, slept, finished buying stock on Friday and opened Friday night.

 Free State people are different
just about everyone is rugby obsessed. it is not a sport, its a lifestyle
and they like their brandy and coke.

We packed up the bar late Saturday night/early Sunday morning
got back to the house where we were staying and slept like a log.
Lleft Bloem Sunday night 20 30 and arrived back home some 12hrs later.

I am forever thankful for : Mumford and Sons, Bon Iver and Balmorhea
50 songs. 3.5hrs and 457.8 MB later I survived the trip now knowing many songs off by heart.
The last time I was totally tacked aback by a band was Brand New in Gr9. They were new, for me, sound and lyrics original and every song i listened to spoke to me where i was at that time
you know what i'm saying?

The band that has hit me now is Mumfords and Sons
I cannot explain how much i love and appreciate their  music
best part of the trip was listening to their song Timshel at about 3 30 this morning
We were somewhere on the road between Bloem and home, the sky was open the stars were bright and I got lost in the song.
it was amazing.

thats me for now

song of the moment:
awake my soul - mumford and son
[In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die

Where you invest your love, you invest your life]

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

ek is tuis

yesterday we bought 500 pieces of wood

this means one thing
and one thing only
according to my mom winter has arrived
so from now till august/september our fire will be keeping the house warm

i enjoy winter
known fact

two reasons:
1 - the clothes
2 - our house in winter is home. better said in afrikaans, in winter ek is tuis in my huis.

get it?
the diffrence between "tuis" en "huis"
huis is house
tuis is home. or the feeling of being at home

getting ready for reading, puzzle making, talking, eating and possibly sleeping next to the fire.

[the does blow]

Thursday, April 29, 2010

pretty great

not gonna lie
life has been pretty great at the moment
(this is an update of whats been happening)

i have two jobs which i enjoy so making money:
job #1: tutoring a girl in grade 6, its ok. a bit of a waste of time and lucky me, i get to do Gr6 all over again. my low point is the afrikaans. there is a reason i only got a C for afrikaans for matric.

job#2: working at limecafebar.
any of you who've been to the stellenbosch market, the bar that sells cocktails and smoothies and all that. i work for them now. 2 weekends ago i went with them to the kreeffees in Lambertsbaai. so so cold. but fun. this last weekend i worked at the lourensford market. also fun. I work with interesting people and meet the strangest of people.

another reason why life is good. my friend Cornel recently told me about BRIP! (Blalock's Inde/Rock Playlist). Do yourself a favour go check it out and get lost in all the new music you can download. the mixtapes and the monthly playlists.

frances came home for 10 days, it was wonderful talking to her.
she left today. but i had the most amazing time with her the last few days.
love that child. will only see her again in December.

winter has now arrived
which means new clothes. gonna buy for myself a nice new coat

last weekend i went out to cape town for the first time
well first time properly out
so much fun
Desmond and the tutu's are hands down my favorite live band. so much energy, so much fun

i'm still in want of a new camera
would really want to buy myself one of these
but i see now the price has gone up by like R200
not cool

that's my update
song of the moment for me:
bubbles by Biffy Clyro
makes me think of James Acker and strongerthan days

Thursday, April 15, 2010


i have something exciting for everyone

new music
download this:

and then look at this:

and find the playlists and download what you can

oh my oh my
i do love having uncapped internet
thank you m web
you are my dearest dear friend

made cupcakes yesterday
but music makes it all better
seeing my frances face next week
also finished reading time travelers wife yesterday.
nice book

go out side
or read a book

Monday, April 12, 2010


here are some of the disposables:

marijke lady at ramfest

possibley all we ate at ramfest
other than a really good pizza

lazy saterday

the guy who wanted a photo with marijke and lisa

jacquie and i drove to swellendam
this is just before we went over the pass
the clouds were eating the mountain, you cant really see it in this photo
but i remember

we took a mission to koel bay
beautiful place that is

running home

i think this was the day after berg did the argus
cycler tan

my dresser table thing
i never throw things away

the newest member of our family
meet nuisance
cause thats what he is

view from one of the top rooms in dagbreek
thursday afternoons should always be like this one way

"i could've just colour photocopied these"

so that is that
stay safe

Friday, April 9, 2010

it's done

finished the disposable yesterday
really hope the photos come out right

got hit by a cd last night in bohemia
and it turns out they're not actually too bad
sound like john mayer
but distinctively South African
but still good to listen to
Dane Taylor Trio that is

my kitten had his/her (still not sure which) first encounter with rain today
quite amusing


Monday, April 5, 2010


I haven't written here for quite sometime
my bad

yesterday i started writing this blog about how i plan to spend my money.
now plans have changed

we're planning a road trip. the final destination is Eastern Cape, Coffee Bay, which is a long way away, but we're gonna make this work.
i really hope everything comes together. then life will be great.

attempt 3 at this blog:
as i was saying earlier.
we're (hopefully) gonna mission up the east coast in the June/July holidays.
with that comes one main obstacle: obtaining money
need to think of creative, safe ways to make money.

thats me for now
I'm trying to keep this thing (blog) going. Still sucks not having a camera, i do enjoy my photo taking but my newest disposable should be finish soon then I'll get those printed. And my mother dearest has been talking about getting herself a camera, that I'll borrow (adopt as my own) and start up again

the weather is bleak today
winters on its way


and i'm listening to a lot of Margot & the Nuclear So and So's
loving it
take a listen:

Monday, February 22, 2010


this weekend was a wonderful weekend masked by my phone being stolen.
it sucked. friday night mystics = lots of people
one of the best mystics evening's i've had in aged then BAM some person had opened my bag and taken my phone

but anyways. saterday was a hot day
i made lunch for my family. it was tastey. night time i went to the movies with my brothers and j
silly movie, had so much poentail but it ended up being lame.
we laughed

sunday was a day with friends
people that never see any more who i miss talking to
i miss familiarity and routine.
when i knew what was going on
but anyways that will return at some point.

my point is that now that my phone is gone i no longer have anything to take photos with
this makes me sad
for ramfest this weekend i want to buy myself a disposable
like with synergy
that was fun.

i'm going to bake something for marijke now


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

excited face

bought my ramfest ticket earlier.
next week is going to entail
  • kidofdoom, johnny foreigner, yesterdays pupil, desmond and the tutus, isochronous, lark, boo, rudementals, tidal waves.
  • not to forget the electro stage : bruce willis, sassqatch, pendulum, niskerone.
oh my goodness i couldnt be happier

Monday, February 15, 2010

nothing much

i am serious when i say that nothing much is happening in my life.

well some things have happened.
my only friend left who was doing nothing with me has left the country to go fend for herself on a kabutz in Israel.
good luck my maggie face. i'm gonna miss being your co pilot.

other than that. i've gotten no where on the job hunt. need to bring out the big boots and really get into it.

things to look forward to:
  • The Revelators, The Lottery Tickets, Pretty Blue Guns, Ashtray Electric, Johnny Foreigner,
    Bruce Willis, Sassquatch ,El Gordo

its all going to be good and wonderful and stuff


Sunday, January 31, 2010

panda eyes

usually i love airports
the coming the going the people

today the airport sucked.

said goodbye to my lovely friend frances
only see her again in december
long time

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

much ado

eventfull day
this morning marijke found out she's in res
maggie and i spent most of the day helping her move in. it was lovely

this is her chuffed that she can fit( and possibly live) in her cupboard



Monday, January 25, 2010

-so far-

new year and time to start up my blog again.
just made my way out of one of the best holidays ever. most exciting part of these holidays was that we are mostly all now legal drivers with cars. so we mission. everywhere.
here a few photo's that sum up the holidays

27th Nov 2009:
kick started with synergy
heat, dirt, music, memories
only way i could've ever wished to start

1st-5th Dec 2009:
went to hermanus for matric week.
was cold and over cast the whole week. played lots of poker and slept even more

3rd Dec 2009:
the view from the room i was sleeping in
took this as soon as i woke up
it was my 19th birthday
amazing day

8th-12th Dec 2009:
my improv trip to plett
words can not describe the time i had there

23rd Dec 2009 (i think):
cape cobras vrs lions
fun fun times.

25th Dec 2009:
Christmas, tired, full of food and over little excitable cousins

27th Dec 2009:
PBG at kirstinbosch gardens
beautiful day
lovely friends

4th Jan 2010:
went to day two of the series vrs england. long hot day but much enjoyed

7th Jan 2010:
the day we got our results.
also the day i saw maggie and marijke after their adventure to mozambique

9th Jan 2010:

we found a new place to venture to

this is my brother. whom i love. he worked all holiday and on one of his off days we went on an adventure

long street:
nero's birthday
very busy at night, but beautiful

JP...always drunk
but we love him. he makes us laugh

22nd Jan 2010

just chilling : its what we do best

23rd Jan 2010:

carnival :

small change