Dear readers

So i haven’t done of these in a little while:)  It works like this….i start a couple of random sentences and then complete them on my blog, then you complete the same sentences in the comment section of this here blog:)

Today…..I am feeling a little bit sad as my brother and sister in law will be flying back to the states tonight.  Reality hit this morning when i realised it is the last time I’d be saying ‘good morning’ to him in person for probably another 2 years or so.

I am…..feeling slightly stressed about this whole finding a job before the end of February thing….it’s nerve wrecking, i won’t lie.

There are times….when i think that maybe i am TOO understanding of people’s situations and TOO logical.  Maybe people take advantage of me and walk all over me without realising it because i tend to be the person who will more than likely completely understand why you did something and will therefore NOT throw a temper tantrum about it, accept it and move on.  Maybe i need to stand up for myself a little bit more.

I’ve realised.…..that what i want is not necessarily always what is best for me.

The cutest thing…..I’ve heard in a long time is a snippet of conversation between my brother and my sister in law last night.  We went to Moyo to early celebrate my brother’s birthday.  The Americans loved it and we let them have the whole African experience with the hand washing and the painting of the faces.  Now bear in mind…my sister in law is a full blooded American, but has slowly but surely been teaching herself Afrikaans for the sake of my brother.  So after the lady with the paint finished the cute little flower on my sister in laws face my brother goes: ‘jy lyk mooi’.  She smiled sweetly and answered in the most adorable accent: ‘dankie liefie, jy lyk ook mooi’. My brother then replied with: ‘is dit as gevolg van die paintjob?’.  She grinned and blurted out a quick ‘yup’ before they both collapsed in giggles.  It was just really cute and sweet to watch and hear and totally made me smile:)

Now my lovelies…go be nice and play along:)



Dear Claudz

So madam, you tagged me in you ‘i love you blog’ post.  The only decent thing to do is to comply and to address this here little letter to you:) So here goes nothing….

1. Why did you create your blog?
I used to have a blog on myspace…..ages and ages ago when i first moved to Jozi.  The blog was however discovered by people who didn’t like what i was writing and to keep the peace my little blog was abandoned.  However, my love of writing wouldn’t hide and after a view brief months of not blogging i finally started Ruby Letters.  It’s therapy for me, it gives me a voice:)

2. What kind of blogs do you follow?
I read mostly life blogs.  And then there are a couple of people who blog about other things like fashion and awesome furniture ideas and funky Friday quotes which i enjoy:)

3. Favourite make-up brands
I have a very sensitive skin and don’t wear much make up.  Mascara wise i only ever wear Maybeline as it doesn’t irritate my eyes.  Make up wise i flutter between Annique and Mac.

4. Favourite clothing brands
hmmm….I’m not a big fan of branded clothing.  I guess the only 2 brands i really buy would be Sissy Boy and Levi.  And the levis i ONLY buy when my brother comes to visit from the states and it’s cheap.  I have to confess that I own a Polo dress…but it was bought for a function.  My absolute favourite clothing shop is YDE…no contest!

5. Your indispensable make-up product?
Erm….i don’t have one *shakes head*

6. Your favourite colour
I love black…then again..that’s not really a colour:/  Olive green, orange and red wine red:)

7. Your perfume?
I have 3 that i love.  My most favourite is Lacoste Touch of Pink…also love Black XS by Poco Rabonne and Guilty by Gucci.

8. Your favourite film?
So difficult:( I’ll just list a couple i think:
 – my life as a house
 – a beautiful mind
 – forest gump
 – Amalie
 – Spanglish
 – Moulin Rouge
 – Chicago
 – Save the last dance
Actually….most dance movies is an instant hit in my books:)

9. What country would you like to visit and why?
ooooh….so many! Germany, Spain, France, Iceland…….etc

10. Write the last question and answer it yourself: What is the answer to life?

42, without a doubt!


Dear Readers

So it’s time for one of my favourite regular blog entries:)  I’ll finish a couple of sentences and then you can finish them in my comments section.

I learned…..that there are instances in life when you experience such infinite happiness that your heart becomes so full it feels as if it might burst!

There comes a time….in life, relationships, friendships, work and all other segments of our lives when you need to realize you’re flogging a dead horse. 

Choosing to stop…….. does not always constitute quitting.

Spending time with friends…….is good therapy.

Courage….is a choice.


And off you go my lovelies…now you go and complete the sentences:)


P.S.  Don’t forget about my pet project….keep sending me those secrets!

Dear Matrics of 2000

So the big day finally arrived on Saturday…our 10 year reunion.  The weeks building up to this event have been filled with excitement, annoyance, stress and eagerness for me and JG who were organizing the event.  At first everyone was keen to attend, in fact they were mumbling and grumbling because up until the point of us organizing something nobody had even attempted to organize a reunion.

Then, as the RSVP deadline loomed closer everybody went dead quiet.  I had to send about a million reminders.  Then of course there were the people who only RSVP’d after the deadline, the ones who begged and pleaded with me to come even though they can only pay at a date after the actual reunion.  Eventually I agreed to let the one girl and her date come even though she wouldn’t be able to pay before the 19th.  I would live to regret this decision.  The budget was carefully planned for the people who were coming, we didn’t have any spare money, but there was enough for everyone.  Then this girl who didn’t pay didn’t pitch and now she’s refusing to pay…even though i already spent the money on them.  To say i was extremely ticked off would be an understatement.

Anyway, back to the more pleasant memories of the weekend.  Not many people attended, but the ones that did really wanted to be there.  We had so much fun, catching up, talking nonsense, laughing a mile a minute and sharing good food.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that people do eventually grow up and change for the better and find that place where they are supposed to be.  Seeing this in my old school friends really made me smile.  It was a happy moment and a happy realisation.

My one friend brought her little girl along..she was too gorgeous and stole every body’s hearts…including mine.  She spent the largest part of the evening with me, playing games, eating with me and just sitting on my lap.  If i ever have children i hope they are as chilled and easy going as that little girl!

Thank you for a wonderful day and a fun filled reunion…it was awesome to catch up with everyone.


P.S. I’ve attached a couple of random snapshots…sadly i didn’t get pics of everyone who attended and obviously i couldn’t post all the pics here….but here are a couple:)

P.P.S. Don’t forget about my secret pet project! please remember to keep sending me your secrets!!!!

Ladies and gentleman, I present your entertainment for the evening:P Not really, but AH was definitely having a good night:)
Seriously…how adorable is this child??? This is not her dad BTW…it’s JG, the old head boy
That would be me, paying attention to something that somebody was saying….or maybe just wondering what the hell they were on about.
*Snort* no comment!
These are the parents of the gorgeous little girl with number 2 on the way….i think he was trying to talk to his future son after having one too many
JG and his gorgeous wife:)
Mommy to be and our very own National angler…..yup, a girl that loves fishing..she actually has springbok colours.
My good friend Joe:) One of the few people i still have a lot of contact with.
Our resident trouble maker who seems to have calmed down quite a bit since becoming a daddy
She was pulling a face at the camera…so adorable:)
Joe and I….total posers
Mommmeeeee, I’m tired i wanna go hooooooome!

Dear Miss Molly

So a while ago i won a competition on Being Brazen’s blog.  The prize was a beautiful clutch bag and a brooch from you

Well, they finally came!!! *super excited* Can i just say…you packaged it so beautifully i was almost sad to unwrap it:)  Thank you so much once again Miss Molly and Being Brazen!!!!

How absolutely gorgeous is this packaging??


Thanx ladies:)