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Finger less gloves


This is a pair of gloves I made for a friend with leftover sock wool.  It really comes in handy in our Winters.  It does not get less than 10 degrees in Cape Town

Elmtree Originals is my brand.  I create everything knitted, crocheted, beaded and quilted.  Oh yes and I do embroidery, applique  and I sew.  This is finger less gloves I made for a friend.
Elmtree Originals is my brand. I create everything knitted, crocheted, beaded and quilted. Oh yes and I do embroidery, applique and I sew. This is finger less gloves I made for a friend.

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Looking for work


Since 2011 I have been looking for work.  I took a sabbatical from work for 6 months and then in that time I had a fit.  The doctors thought I have become an epileptic and that was that.  I got a temporary job at the great company, but after 6 months my contract was finished.  While being there I had another fit, right in front of 300 people in an open plan set up.  The thing is, when I do get the fits, I scream, so everybody knew I was the girl that had a fit.  I was one again put on pills for epilepsy  This was 2012 already and I was looking for a job, I would apply for 3-15 jobs per day.  Most of them do not come back to you, some are scams, some come back with the letter saying ‘regret without interview’, some called me for one interview, some called me for 2 and I even had one for 3 interviews.  Jobs just eluded me.  Then I had another fit, and the neurologist found out I had a cluster of veins on my brain that needs to be removed, as they were leaking and the iron deposits on my brain caused the fits.  Yay!  somebody found out what was wrong with me.  I went for an operation in May 2012.  November I went onto this estate agent website and asked them if I can become and estate agent.  Got a call from the principal in an agency near me and she liked me and employed me.  I was selling houses.  The only thing with selling houses are…you work for free till you sell a house.  From October till February 2013 I sold nothing.  I sold a flat in February and got paid in May 2013.  Since then I have been selling houses, but not regularly.  Winter times it is very quiet and then I do not sell a thing.  So I started to look for jobs again.  Once again I was applying for 3-15 jobs a day.  Same story over again.  Last week I got a job after 3 interviews and a polygraph test.  I got a job as a bookstore manager.  I was elated.  The pay is not much, but it is a fixed salary that will pay my bills.  Still I was applying for other jobs, one never know what can come your way.  I applied for a job on Thursday morning, that afternoon I was called for an interview at 1130 the Friday.  I went and waited till 1140, then I went in and by 1220 I was finished.  By 1305 I was called for the second interview on Monday 10th February 2014 to go for another interview.  It is fantastic.  In the meantime I also applied for a position as a broker consultant with an insurance company.  They called me last week, had an telephone interview with me and yesterday I met with the owner of the franchise near my house and he is sending me the forms to sign tomorrow!  It seems like I got that job too!  This one is commission based, but it is something I have done with another insurance company before and one can make a lot of money if you work your panel of brokers and make them sell your product.  I am so excited, because everything looks so much brighter for my future now.Image  

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Why I write


ImageI  write because I have a lot on my mind and one can’t always find the right person to talk to to get things off your chest.  I try to write in English to improve my English as it is not my home language.  I also write because a teacher told me in Grade 8 that I am writing such gory stories and it is unbecoming of a girl of that age.  Well he should not have given me the topic he did for my essay.  It was:  “This is how Murderer cove got it’s name’ or something like that.  I wrote the same story again in my final year examination as we got the same topic again and I got an A for essays.

I write because I like to read my stuff back to myself and sometimes it makes more sense to me than it did when I wrote it.

At the moment I have few words, they dried up, but I still like to challenge myself and see how far I can go with the words I’ve got.

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My friend came to visit (part 1)


 

Southern African Zebra

 

Yes, i live in Africa, more specific, the Republic of South Africa…remember the Soccer World cup was held here in July?

It was a humbling experience to have my friend here from Scandinavia.  This was the first time I saw my country through the eyes of a person that never set foot out of Denmark.  Somebody that never knew about the existence of South Africa as a country and not as a region.

We decided to go on a safari and here are a few of the pictures I took from the Jeep we were travelling in.

The picture above is from a Zebra you only find in Southern Africa.  It is a bit smaller than the one in the North and it has one black stripe on its rump that are lighter than the ones in the North of Africa, like in Kenya .  This was something I as an South African did not even know.

We had loads of fun at the show ostrich farm I took her to.  Here is a male with a red beak, that tells that he is ready to mate with a female.  The one on the left is just running showing off his beautiful feathers.  They are so inquisitive, and their cute faces and those lashes does make you like them instantaneously.

 

I have to go, but I will be back with an update on the visit from my friend.