I met this lovely lady 10 years ago when we worked together at NFB. We quickly made friends and before long had an amazing supper club going, with in house entertainment provided by the husbands. Michelle (aka Bart Girl) and the family relocated to Port Elizabeth while we were still living in East London, which made for regular trips to Port Elizabeth for our family. Shell, I would so have had lip-ice down as the one luxury you can’t do without 🙂
Getting to know you:
MB: Wife, mother, friend, taxi driver, maid, cook, counsellor blah, blah, blah…….I am very lucky to be able to work part-time in the insurance industry. I also have a small little home business. I package gift baskets & boxes, mainly for corporate clients
MB: Wake up at 4h45, gym (when hubby is not out of town), get kids ready for school drop-off, work until lunch time, taxi time!! Home, supper, homework, my other job (gift basket packaging), time for wine & series catch-up – I’m a series junkie!
MB: What didn’t I love??? Oh just the vibe, anyone who has been will relate. Also the lasting friendships I formed and the overall experience for a young girl, this is where I found the real me and I think changed from a child into an adult. NYC has a special place in my heart. This is also where I realised my husband was “the one”! Oh and bagels & Starbucks coffee……………
MB: Family, my man, meat – they cook 1 steak for a family of 5!! Yes! I am a read meat chick! Home cooked meals, not everything out of a box!!
MB: My height, so the weight can be more evenly spread…hehehe
MB: Honesty, true friend, I think my organisational skills are pretty awesome (Yes Nix, Monica is still around)
MB: Put everyone else’s needs before mine, love gossip (is that bad??), impatient.
MB: I’m quite an open book I think
MB: Perhaps you should ask my husband cos I think I am just cool…..
The fun stuff:
MB: Nah, just ears pierced
MB: Lewis Pugh’s 21 Yaks & a Speedo, hand cream, eye cream, panic button, a few mag’s
MB: Definitely morning
MB: Alaska by cruise
MB: Hand cream
MB: Neither really
MB: My little pony, Trompie
MB: Photo’s, I take hoards and don’t delete anything!!
MB: I jump up and go,go,go, my thoughts only kick in with my coffee in the car
MB: I struggle to “shut down” at night, so just watch series until I pass out
MB: National Geographic photographer
MB: None that have presented themselves yet
MB: I have no regrets, just lessons learn’t
MB: No worries, freedom, no responsibilities
MB: Being a mom. And we really are the fairer sex!
MB: Avicii, Wake me up
MB: Probably something like this: Caprese salad starter, roast deboned, stuffed leg of lamb with a beet root & feta salad and potato wedges and for dessert, creme brûlée and lots of pink bubbles throughout the evening.
MB: Narcisso Rodriguez for Her
The serious stuff:
MB: I think they have a lot to do with your upbringing.
MB: I like to think so but am wavering a bit on this topic at the moment.
MB: Yes, I then have a right to have my say.
MB: I have no problem with gay people, each unto their own I say and honestly see no difference between gay or straight marriage.