30 Days of Gratitude – The Instagram Edition

I have to say that I really struggled through my previous Blog Challenge (30 days of blablabla).  Some of the questions were a bit too deep and depressing for my liking so I think it took more like 60 days than 30 days for me to complete…

So as usual I have shamelessly stolen this idea from Alida’s blog, but I’m actually really excited about it.  I Do however think I will do it on a daily basis rather than weekly.

I have a hell of a lot to be grateful for so I don’t think I’m going to struggle that much to find things to take photo’s of and will try to honestly take a new photo each day!  I will also try very hard to not skip 5299 days like I did with the previous challenge but can’t promise anything.

 Day 1 – Being Afrikaans. 

I found this on my way home from the farm in Thabazimbi at the Beeste Kraal Stasie close to Brits.  The place is a treasure chest of old crap! What makes me grateful in this pic is even though it’s got very Italian Sophia Lauren on the cover it reminds me of being Afrikaans and I’m happy, gratefull and very proud to be a ‘boertjie’.  I am very disappointed that I didn’t go to the effort of checking out the article about ‘Mooi maak Operasies, Als wat u wil weet’, can you imagine… Plastic surgery in the 70’s?! Scary!


Day 3 – Getting up Early


I feel so lucky to have sport in my life! If not I would never have seen this sunrise! I dragged my carcass very unwillingly out of bed to join my friend Janine at bootcamp 5h30 after missing yesterday’s class because of a hang over.  Feeling a hell of a lot better than twenty four hours before I took this pic on Garsfontein road! At 5h00 in the morning the roads of Pretoria are completely deserted, and it feels like it all belongs to only you.  I am worried about getting up in winter and driving there in darkness but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there!

Day 2 – Miracles


This picture was taken of the devestating fire that tore through St Francis a few weeks ago.  Had the wind blown a few metres in a diffirent direction a good friends house would also have been destroyed like so many others.  Seeing the horrible photo’s and video footage of what the fire left in it’s wake makes you realise it’s a miracle that nobody died!