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This sun seeker always knows if and when the sun is shining on ‘his’ spot by the backdoor.


As a teenager and young adult, I used to love tanning.

I have always hated heat, mind you, but I could suffer the heat for an hour or two, if it could result in a tanned body. Stupid child…

It often resulted in burning myself to a spectacular cooked-crayfish colour, and some pain to go with it, as I am quite fair. If I took it slowly (who has patience when you are 16 years old?) and tanned over a week or more, I did manage turn a lovely (sexy! đŸ˜‰ ) nut brown.

Now, of course, I can pull all my hair out because I was so silly. I sit with the results clearly visible on my skin, and wish I can undo all the hours in the sun.

I do know that sunlight is good for a person, though, so even though I do love my dark, rainy days, I do try and spend some time outside in the sun when it is visible – suitably attired, of course. It lifts the spirit, and makes one healthier, or at least feel healthier!

Also in life, I am always trying my best ‘to find the sun’. Some days it is easier to do, other days not so much, but I do think that looking for the rays of light all the time, is important. That way, you don’t miss it when it happens! Because I am by nature a bit of a loner, it could be very easy to fall into the darkness, and get comfortable there. Fortunately, I have a few rays of sunshine in my life, that always manage to get me to smile and appreciate life when I find it a bit difficult – my children, their spouses, my precious granddaughter, and my SO.

This coming weekend is my birthday, and my SO* is away on business (darkness), BUT – I am not going to be alone, because 3 of my 5 (also counting the spouses) children, will be with me to celebrate – lots and lots of sunlight, right there! đŸ˜€

So, even when the weather is gloomy and dull, and you start feeling a bit depro, look for the light, the rays of sunshine, which is always there, somewhere.

Until next time, blog friends, hope you find the sun! đŸ™‚

*SO – significant other.

About zelmare

Hallo to you from the southern most part of the African continent - South Africa!! To put my life in a nutshell : I raised 3 absolutely fabulous kids (I'm sure you will hear a lot about them, since I am a very proud mama), I became a doting grandmother two years ago and recently bought a house in the Western Cape, and in doing so, realized a dream I've had for many, many years. I love traveling, which I don't do often enough. I love living a simple life - cooking, gardening, knitting and of course, blogging. There is still a lot I want to do and see in my lifetime, but time will tell how much of that I can actually accomplish. I am looking forward to meeting a lot of lovely new friends and interesting people here on WordPress! :)

3 responses »

  1. Wishing you an early HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Have a wonderful weekend celebrating with the kiddies :).

  2. Mooi post mammie!! Rays of sunshine!! bruin lyf… ai, the struggle is real!!


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