Who’s that Girl? Jenny Casey

Ordinary Women

Today’s wonderful lady, Jenny Casey aka JC, goes way back with me.  We attended the same Primary School (where JC was Head Girl), we didn’t attend the same high school and I can’t remember our paths crossing again for years (which is odd since Slummies is so tiny). With the dawn Facebook I was able to reconnect with loads of people I had lost touch with.  One of my things to do in  my 40’s on my list was to reconnect with an “old” friend.  Jenny was that friend.  After loads of chatting on Facebook we met for coffee in Cape-Town while Jenny was visiting.  A quick cup of coffee turned into a 3 hour chat.  We have since met a few times and I love listening to JC’s interesting travel stories and admire her determination to be taking on the Comrades.  This is one lady I a am grateful to have back in my life… thank-you Facebook!

Getting to know you:

cropped-images.jpg   Tell us a little bit about yourself?

JC:  Am a wanna be runner, a keen traveller, a food and wine lover, an arts enthusiast and a godmother

cropped-images.jpg  Daily routine?

JC:  No routine, except my oats and green tea in the morning

cropped-images.jpg Things you loved about living in Durban?

JC:  It’s a small big city (everything is within a 20 minute drive); one can wear short sleeves in winter; walking on the beachfront from Mini Town to uShaka is food for the soul; the Berg, the Bush and the sea are no more than a 2 hour drive away; its green and beautiful! And some wonderful people live in it! 

cropped-images.jpg   What is your middle name?

JC: May

cropped-images.jpg Fears?

JC:    Am working on them … but in the mean time don’t say “no” to me and keep snakes away 

cropped-images.jpg Anything you wish to change about yourself?

JC:    Improve my fitness level  

cropped-images.jpg List 3 of your best personality traits?

JC:   Enthusiastic, loyal and positive 

cropped-images.jpg  List 3 of your worst personality traits?

JC:   Could be a bit more patient 

cropped-images.jpg One thing not many peoples know about you?

JC:  I met Mother Theresa when she came to East London. 

cropped-images.jpg Do you have any bad habits?

JC:   I procrastinate


 The fun stuff:

cropped-images.jpg What was your nickname in high school?

JC:    Did not have one … now I go by the name JC or JenJen (it melts my heart when the little ones call me JenJen)

cropped-images.jpg Any tattoo’s or piercings?

JC:  Pierced ears … no tattoos – am not a fan – would rather have the tattoo as a painting on my wall

cropped-images.jpg What is on your beside table?

JC:  Photos of my nieces and nephews, lamp, alarm clock from my mom, loads of books

cropped-images.jpg Are you a morning or night person?

JC: A morning person; if I do not get up and do, it does not happen J

cropped-images.jpg If you could get a free airfare, name a country you would visit?

JC:  Mozambique … good friends have recently moved there

cropped-images.jpg One luxury you can’t do without?

JC: The internet and my communication devices

cropped-images.jpg Ninja’s or pirates?

JC: Well it would have to be Ninja’s as Luca Bear (my goddaughter’s brother)  wanted them for his birthday and pirates were so last year

cropped-images.jpg Favourite childhood television program?

JC: Can’t quite remember, but the Gummy Bears song is playing in my head! … oh, and the Wombles of Wimbledon Common are we!

cropped-images.jpg  Are you a collector of anything?

JC:  Nope … though do have a fair number of Russian Dolls

cropped-images.jpg  What is your first thought when you wake up?

JC: What time is it?

cropped-images.jpg Last thought before you go to sleep?

JC:  Thank you!

cropped-images.jpg  Dream job?

JC:  Lying on my couch 

cropped-images.jpg Any hidden talents?

JC:  None that have presented themselves yet

cropped-images.jpg Name one regret you have?

JC: I have no regrets, just lessons learn’t 

cropped-images.jpg  One thing you miss about being a kid?

JC:   I loved being a kid, but I love where I am now … so not missing anything

cropped-images.jpg One thing you love about being a woman?

JC:   Socialising

cropped-images.jpg Favourite song at the moment?


cropped-images.jpg If you were a Come Dine with Me SA contestant, what would your menu be?

JC:   Something Thai

cropped-images.jpg Favourite fragrance?

JC:   Kenzo Amour

The serious stuff:   

cropped-images.jpg Do you think morals are universal or relative to the beliefs, traditions and practices of individuals or groups?

JC:  Universal

cropped-images.jpg Do you think God exists?

JC:  Without a doubt

cropped-images.jpgDo you think any kind of afterlife exists?

JC:  Indeed I do

cropped-images.jpg Do you vote? Why/why not?

JC: I vote, to exercise my democratic right as many people died in order that others can exercise theirs.

cropped-images.jpg Your thoughts on gay marriage?

JC:  People should be able to marry whoever they love. Commitment is rare these days.




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