Savannah Grace’s book Sihpromatum – I Grew My Boobs In China is currently on special on Amazon for $.99 and is well worth the money. It’s a great book and the first in an ongoing memoir series, but in order for me to be able to read book two she has to be able to publish it so it would be really grand if you would consider buying it. What’s R10 of your monthly budget anyway?
Please will you also consider either posting about the special on your blog, twitter, facebook or any other social media platform as well. Mucho gracias!
SIHPROMATUM” (Sip-row-may-tum) is a memoir series of one family’s four-year backpacking adventure around the world. The first installment, “I Grew my Boobs in China”, is the beginning of an intensely fascinating, sobering, and emotional memoir of Savannah’s introspective and innovative family adventure.
In 2005, 14-year-old Savannah Grace’s world is shattered when her mother unexpectedly announces that she and her family (mother, 45; brother, 25; sister, 17) would soon embark on an incredible, open-ended journey. When everything from her pets to the house she lived in is either sold, given away or put in storage, this naïve teenage girl runs headlong into the reality and hardships of a life on the road.
These pages do not describe a vacation to semi-exotic locales protected from the local culture by a veneer of private transportation, scheduled meals, and ritzy hotels. The family lives and travels as the local people do, a distinction that generates fascinating and unusual experiences rich in multicultural insights, as told from the perspective of a budding young author with a traveler’s eye for detail.
Built around a startling backdrop of over eighty countries (“I Grew my Boobs in China” relates the family’s adventures in China and Mongolia), this is a tale of feminine maturation – of Savannah’s metamorphosis from ingénue to woman-of-the-world. Nibbling roasted duck tongues in China and being stranded in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert are just two experiences that contribute to Savannah’s exploration of new cultures and to the process of adapting to the world around her.
Ok so I’m cheating a bit as a few of these pics are from last weekend but most of them are from the last few days. What can I say about the Berg other than that it rained and rained and rained some more and I was thankful every day that I wasn’t at Splashy trying to keep mud out of my tent.
For some reason despite all the lovely long grass for them to chew on, most of the cows we encountered were either standing or sitting in the middle of the road. It made for some slightly hairy driving on some of the roads. I hope nobody hit the massive side of beef that was hanging around in the fast lane by Cato 1Stop on the N3. In any case I hope you all had a good weekend where ever you ended up. Don’t forget the I Heart Market next weekend.
This morning I was up way earlier than I’ve managed in the last few months. It was still dark out for crying in a bucket, but nonetheless we were all at North Beach by 5:30 for Cindy and Lee’s Engagement Shoot.
Hope you like the pics guys. x
So, apparently my intro was lacking and this is what I actually should have said:
Sorry about that Lee, I’ll try harder next time.
“PS. I’ve also realised that I have a severe preference for Landscape.
Saturday arrived, the sun was shining, the weather was sweet. Ok no really… the weather was pretty awesome for the market but for some reason I don’t think the people were feeling it. It’s that time of year when we’re all pretty much sick of work and gagging for the Easter weekend so I totally understand where you’re coming from. There were some of you loving life, but I only managed to catch a few on camera before rushing off down the coast. Hope you’re all having a fantastic week, if not, it’ll be the weekend again before you know it. x
I’m such a fame whore that I get seriously over excited when people use my pics in Newspapers or Magazine articles or even Online articles. Thanks to Anna and Alexandra I got some pics in the Weekend Witness a little while back.
It’s amazing how many children you can find at a baby shower. Maybe it’s just because I’m the wrong side 30 and half the people I know already have kids, but I’m pretty happy about it because it provides great photo opportunities for me.
When Angie mentioned that she would be going horse riding this morning, I jumped at the chance to go and check it out. I love horses but I’ve never been on one and I was keen to see where she rides and what the horses are like. I was terrified of them when I was younger but I think that’s due to the sheer size of them when you’re a mere 3.5ft tall. I was convinced I was going to get kicked by one and that would be the end of me. Clearly, that never happened.
For anyone interested on getting on a horse, give Meadowridge Riding School a call on 083 653 3884 or check out their facebook page.
Radio is so dire these days that I generally open my itunes, push play and let it go. Having said that though, I’m definitely going through an Indie Folk Rock stage and there are some bands that seem to see more airtime than others.
In no particular order, both old and new, here’s a list of 10 songs from some of my most played bands/artists:
- The Funeral – Band of Horses
- 40 Day Dream – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
- The A Team – Ed Sheeran
- Stubborn Love – The Lumineers
- Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men
- God of Small Things – Thomas Krane
- Thistle & Weeds – Mumford & Sons
- On The Outside Looking In – Alison Krauss & Union Station
- Jolene – Zac Brown Band / Ray LaMontagne (slightly more depressing)
- This is Why We Fight – The Decemberists
This has got to be one of the most epic and beautifully shot videos I’ve seen in a long time. Enjoy.
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