On the job hunt… Again

Isn’t life funny?

No. No it isn’t. 

You’re not funny, Life. Stop.

Okay, basically, after my last couple of blogs about The Husband being suddenly retrenched then getting a job, I have sad news. A couple of weeks ago his new job sprouted some rubbish about him not “fitting in” (read: we’re actually not financially able to afford you) and let him go.

So here we go again.

There’s not nearly as much worry this time. I just know that everything will be okay. Even though we’re approaching the end of the month and there are bills to be paid, I have a peace that is very refreshing. I refuse to stress out. And when I feel it starting to build, I laugh. I’ll suddenly start singing or just tell Daniel that I love him. Anything to not let the worry get a grip on my brain.

I know we’ll be fine. We always have been. I would just enjoy a little solid ground, stability, even a handrail to hold onto would be fine.

But again, we’ll be fine.

So does anyone want to hire my husband? He’s a hard worker, an amazing guy, a quick learner and loyal to a fault.

Plus it was his 30th birthday yesterday and I don’t think I could love the man more.

The awful job situation – AN UPDATE

Before I give you any of the news, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has been so awesome. After my last post about Daniel losing his job (Newly-weds: The good and the awful), I’ve gotten so many tweets, messages and words of encouragement. You are all pretty freaking amazing.

Now for the good stuff

After going for an interview on Friday and a little bit of haggling, my AWESOME HUSBAND has a new job! Just like that. He’ll be the brand new manager of Bike Mania in Tokai. And if you know Daniel at all, you’ll know that his love for motorbikes is very real. Man, I am so crazy proud of him. He stepped up and did what needed to be done. Love him.


Exciting stuff, you guys. And as you can imagine, I am very stoked. It was scary there for a few brief moments but as that song says ‘every little thing is gonna be alright…’


Robi xo

Newly-weds: The good and the awful

Let me start this post by saying that I suck at New Year’s Resolutions. I had decided to blog a lot this year and yet, here I am, already a failure.

Oh well, resolutions are stupid anyway right? Right.


One week ago marked me being married to my best friend for 2 whole months. TWO WHOLE MONTHS, you guys! It has been great, I will admit. Daniel and I having our own space has been perfect and there have been no very few fights.

We both lived at home until the day we got married so finally having OUR furniture and OUR space and OUR food, it’s just a huge awesome change. I’ve loved it. Shopping, cleaning, cooking. Especially the cooking. I love cooking. Daniel gets to eat. A lot.


We’ve also become parents! Fur parents that is. (Sorry, Dad. No babies any time soon.)

Crazy amounts of cute
Crazy amounts of cute

Meet Pixel. I’ll do a post on her soon, because she’s ridiculous amounts of awesome.

If you follow me on any sort of social media, but especially Instagram and Twitter, you’ll have noticed the ridiculous amount of kitten photos. I literally put a warning in my Instagram bio. It’s real, you guys.

Warning: Instagram filled with crazy cat lady pictures. Beware!
Warning: Instagram filled with crazy cat lady pictures. Beware!

The awful

So this is where it gets super real, friends.

I realise that being married obviously comes with it’s good and bad. For better and for worse, etc. I didn’t think that Daniel and I would be facing this kind of particular suckery this early on though.

As of yesterday, my beloved husband no longer has a job. His company very suddenly shut down and after 4 years it was rather a shock. Bam. Just like that.

He worked for Chaos Computers, some of you may know it, and thankfully he wasn’t left in the dirt without any salary but still. It’s all very hectic. And weird.

We’re positive though. We both know that only good will come from this. I refuse to let bad energy and sad thoughts and fear beat us into the ground. NOT THIS DAY! (as my good friend Aragon would say.)

So despite the awesomeness, the suckiness and the cuteness – life goes on. We’ll keep loving each other and moving forward. Life’s an adventure right? And you don’t lay down when adventuring – you pick up your sword and beat orcs over the head. (You’re welcome for that inspiring speech.)

Until next time, which will be soon (I promise) – Make good decisions. Or not. No judgies.

Robi xo

Keen to do a bit of #FatShaming?

Image by starsandpolkadots {deviantart}
Image by starsandpolkadots {deviantart}

Well are you? Here’s a hint: rather shut your mouth.

I had a little rant on Facebook so decided to share it here too.

I made the terrible mistake of clicking on the #fatshaming tag on Instagram this evening and once again I am disgusted by the human race.

There is a movement out in the world that shames, bullies and yes even hates fat people. And here’s the reality: Making someone think/believe that they are less than human based purely on the size of their body makes YOU the broken person. NOT them.

I’m a big girl. I know this. I’m okay with this. I love my curves and hips and my round face. I LOVE my body. Not because it’s bigger than most or smaller than some, but because it’s MY body. It’s what I live in. It’s what gets me around, allows me to hold the ones I love and sing and be a human being. My body doesn’t make me a good person or a bad person, it just makes me human.

Making someone feel bad about being fat (or skinny) makes you nasty, spineless and not worth a minute of my time. Why? Because IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. Want to use the excuse of making sure that person is “healthy”? Don’t. It’s none of your business. Want to justify your opinion because you “want to help”? Don’t. It’s still none of your business.

Want to be helpful? Ask that person you’re about to judge how their day is going. Ask them how work is treating them. Be a decent human being and curb your desire to jump on any shaming bandwagon. The world doesn’t need your negativity.

Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish

Essence: #147 Miss Universe

I’m a huge fan of painting my nails and after eyeing out the Essence range for a while, I decided to give it a try. I use Essence tinted moisturiser and some of their other make up so I’m already in love with their products. (No, this is not sponsored.)

I’m impressed! The brush on this nail polish is perfect. It’s thick and broad which makes applying the varnish super easy. Plus it’s quick drying so slapping on a second coat happens a mere minute after applying the first.

That second coat really makes the colour pop and it’s smooth! It’s easy to clean off and even without a top coat doesn’t seem too prone to chipping. Which is perfect for someone like me.

Best of all is the price. At only R19.99 I’m seriously considering getting ride of my old nail polishes and buying a whole new batch of Essence. I picked mine up at Clicks and as far as I know, they’re the only stockists but if you know of any others, pop them in the comments below.

Essence Quick Drying Nail Polish gets 5 thumbs up from me so go and spoil yourselves with some new colours!

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