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The ‘Let’s get Personal’ tag <3

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I’m guilty of going back to some bloggers’ first few months of posts to see how they were doing, as some days I feel like I’m talking to myself, nobody is probably reading the drivel that comes out of my mouth from my fingertips. From doing this, I realised that the greats had a rocky start too, no comments, 1 comment….so there may be hope for me yet. Well I have no intention of being one of the greats, but maybe just to have a few regular readers, that would be awesome.

So during my snooping, I stumbled upon this ‘tag’ that was done like 3 years ago, and I thought it would be interesting to do it myself, and perhaps resurrect it if anybody else wanted to do it. Let’s start shall we?

Do you have any pets?

Nope. I’m not really a pet person. I love animals and hate to see them abandoned or abused, but I am terrified of them! (We do have a dog on the property though…and a cat, but both belong to my brother and his wife… technically I don’t own pets, but they’re around me)

Name 3 things that are physically close to you.

My phone, a bottle of water and my hand lotion.

What’s the weather like right now?

I think it’s warm outside, but it’s FREEZING inside my office.

Do you drive?

Yes, but I prefer my husband to drive me around when he can.

What time did you wake up this morning? 

Around 6:45am, my baby is finally sleeping way better <3

When was the last time you showered?

This morning

What was the last movie you saw?

I watched The Whole Truth and it definitely won’t win any Oscars, but it was fine to watch on a lazy Sunday morning with my husband.

What does your last text message say?

Simone, your instalment on your store card this month is……

What’s your ringtone?

Oh my word, I don’t think I’ve changed it in a year!! Glory  – John Legend and Common

Have you ever been to a different country?

Yes, Uganda and Namibia. All in Africa though, no overseas trips.

Do you like sushi?

OBSESSED. My whole family is. My 7yr old daughter can literally eat sushi every single day. Her 4yr old brother is now also an avid sushi lover. I swear the baby will never taste sushi, it’s way too expensive. Once my husband and I had to share a plate while my daughter thought the sushi belt at CTFM belonged to her at their half price sushi days. Half price….R500 later. We couldn’t afford to eat with our 2 little rascals eating their weight in sushi….

Where do you buy your groceries?

Generally Spar and Woolworths.

Have you ever taken medication to help you fall asleep faster?


How many siblings do you have?

2. A brother and a sister.

Do you have a desktop computer, laptop or an iPad / Tablet?

I actually own none. The family has a desktop computer. The kids have tablets. Mom has a Samsung S5. I never knew I’d become this person…..

How old will you be turning on your next birthday?

*groan* Really? *sigh* 36……

Do you wear contacts or glasses?


Do you colour your hair?

Once every 3 years, but I’ve found like 3 grey hairs recently, so I have to start getting on top of it 🙁

Tell me something you are planning to do today.

I am going to do my nails.

When was the last time you cried?

On Monday, when my sister announced it’s 55 days until her due date. I’m beyond excited to become an aunt!! <3

What is your perfect pizza topping?

People will think this is weird, but I hate a lot of cheese on a pizza.I love artisan pizzas, super thin crust, minimal toppings. My favorite pizza is from Charlies in Summerstrand, chicken/gorgonzola/avo/rocket and fresh chilli. Technically it’s salami, not chicken, but I don’t eat pork so I ask them to swop it out for me.

Which do you prefer – hamburgers or cheeseburgers?


Have you ever had an all-nighter?

Too many to count, but way way back in the day…… my pre-mama young days….

What is your eye color?


Can you taste the difference between Pepsi and Coke?


What do you order at Starbucks?

No Starbucks in Port Elizabeth.

What’s one thing in your closet that you cannot live without?


What’s one thing that most people probably wouldn’t know about you?

I’m OCD about clean hands. I don’t like touching other people’s hands, heck even my dirty kids…they need to go and wash up if they want a hug. lol.

I am afraid of mannequins. *closes eyes* Yes, as ridiculous as that sounds. They make me light headed when I walk too close to them.

Name one thing that you want to do before you die.

See my kids grow up

What’s one food that you cannot live without?

Chocolate is a food right?

What quote / phrase do you live your life by?

When you know better, you do better – Maya Angelou

What’s your number one most listened to song right now?

Right now it’s something by Barney probably…I don’t even register that I’m singing along most of the time.

What kind of style would you define yourself as having?

None. lol. I’m honestly still trying to find it. I love casual and relaxed if I had to say something.

What is your favourite number?


Name two hobbies.

Reading and doing my nails.

Name two pet peeves.

Talking to somebody while they’re looking at their phone and I know they didn’t hear a word I said. I too am guilty of this, though I do try to listen as well…you know when it’s that super important email that you have to send right that moment.

People and their road rage issues. It’s so darn rude and unnecessary. I remember the day my husband’s dad died, we were driving somewhere. We were in no way wrong when this guy starts honking at us for no darn reason. I’m thinking, we’ve just had a death in the family 2hrs ago, you have no idea what a person is going through when you’re being an asshole….. just freakin relax on the road!! When did courtesy and patience become extinct?

What is your guilty pleasure?

Nail polish and makeup <3 It used to be cloth nappies (???), but thankfully I’m done with spending R600 on one single nappy.

So, have you done this tag? Will you be doing it? If yes, post a link below so I can check yours out.


I’m Simone, a mom of 3, a wife...obsessed with my family, makeup and books!


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