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Last year I turned the big 3.0 and got married - I thought that was my milestone year. As it turns out, 2009 quickly overshadowed 2008 when my husband and I found out we were pregnant. I'm going to be experiencing everything for the first time as a woman and an expectant mother which is why I'm calling this my year of firsts. I'm senior editor for Marie Claire South Africa.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Soon to be homeowners

It has been the longest month we've endured... but finally we're going to become homeowners. I won't even go into the messy details about Standard Bank's inadequacy, our banker's stupidity and all the other unnecessary players who have been involved in making our loan application the most painful process THE most frustrating experience ever! Jassus!

But finally, our home loan has been granted, the ball is rolling and we're on our way to becoming homeowners! Yay! See the house... my mom calls it quaint! Yep! It's definitely old-fashioned with its red stoep, pressed ceilings, wooden floors and huge garden in the suburb of Victoria. This suburb is made up of only two streets, and is right next to Norwood - on this side of Louis Botha. 

Can't wait to move in!


  1. So exciting! It looks lovely Zo, I love red stoeps , and the pathway looks long and inviting. Pressed ceilings and wooden floors... I'd choose that over a modern villa town housie thing anyday!

  2. Lovely new dear Zods
    Missed you last night

  3. Penny! When you coming back here - we're going to need some green fingers!

  4. Aspasia - we have to catch up soon... at least now we'll be able to invite you and Mark Phillips over for dinner in our new abode.