The face behind the blog

Helen from nominated me for The Face Behind the Blog Tag. (Check out Helen’s blog, I love it!) So, here’s a post about me, the weirdo behind this blog.


1–Use “The face behind the blog” tag to post a bit about yourself.

2–Tag two or more blogs that you love or leave an open invitation to.

3–Be sure to mention this post and the original post on


Who am I?

I hate this question because I always have a mini identity crisis. Do any of us really know who we are? So, I’ll stick to the simple stuff.

I’m a 28-year-old South African woman (soon to be 29-year-old). I love writing, obviously, and I blog about whatever enters my clutter box. However, I enjoy writing about my family and the weird things that happen in my everyday life.

The short answer to ‘who am I?’: Just another idiot on the internet.

Where am I from?

As stated, I’m South African – born and bred. I live in the notoriously underwhelming city of Bloemfontein.

If you heard my English accent, you would think I’m Scandinavian. My accent is a weird mixture between a British, American, and South African accent, and I don’t know how that happened.

What’s a perfect day?

At this point, my perfect day would be one where I could go around in public without worrying about COVID-19.

Since that’s not possible, my perfect day would be one where I eat good food and spend my time with family, friends, and my fur babies.

What do I do?

There are two answers to this question. My day job is as an academic writing consultant at the university in town.

I blog and write other stories (I have made no money in this area yet). In addition, I also take and teach karate classes in the evenings.

Why do I blog?

I love writing and I enjoy having an outlet for my weirdness – it seemed like a perfect fit. Also, I’ve been blogging for so long (about 10 years) that it feels weird to not blog.

I wish I had a better answer to this question (insert nervous laugh here).


I nominate the bloggers who regularly read my blog. If you’d like to take part in the tag, please let me know – I’d love to get to know you better.

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