What I… Kath from Kathcake

Today I am featuring an Interview with Kath from Kathcake! She is one serious A-type lady who bakes, blogs, paints and is nearly finished her 6 year medical degree! I know!!!! Whew! Thank you Kath for squeezing me into that hectic schedule and finding the time to answer my questions…. Take it away….

What I….


It seems to me that the more I learn the more I realise how little I actually know. So it’s just one big lesson after the next. I feel like I will never be satisfied with the knowledge I have, and it’s always driven me to do lots of activities, interests and little adventures. I did mean that I had a very hard time even picking a topic to study in University. At least I am glad to say that I chose one which certainly keeps me occupied. Not a day goes by in Medicine that I don’t feel ‘stupid’, I mean there is so much to know and since everything is interconnected in the body – you then try to understand how all of that works. Wow. The human body is just incredible, in fact the animal body! I realise that it was a big gamble between Veterinary Science and Medicine. UCT decided for me since they only offer one! I wish I could read a textbook on love, now that is something I wish I knew!



I love cheese. I had to say that, as I am writing this my thoughts keep skipping to the thought of a thick piece of Gorgonzola served with some ham on a criossant. Ooh, I love food. I also love sunny weather! Another easy love to think of is animals – they are the ultimate for me, like kids I just cannot hate them and they fascinate me. Then I suppose there are so many to say that I’ll skip to listing a few… blue cheese, running, full moons, Dexter (the series), Cape Town, my amazing brother and sister, my ratties (pet rats), lemonade, Casa Blanca, Price and Prejudice, my Blackberry ( tsk.tsk), baking cupcakes, restoring furniture, hearing babies giggle, Jack Vettriano, The Prima Vera, Country Road, fresh mangos. OH! The list goes on… I nearly left out painting, that is my favourite hobby right there – sitting with my oil paints and putting on a good track, like Imogean Heap. Wow. I love her and Florence and The Machine, oh… and just recently I’m also loving Bat For Lashes.



The latest book I read was The Help. I really couldn’t put it DOWN! It took my just over a day to read it – I seem to do that, once I’m hooked on a book it becomes all I do. I even turn down social functions and outings just to stick to the story which just captivates me. Some of all favourites are books by William Kowalski – dunno why, I just think he’s amazing. The first book I read by him by Eddie’s Bastard and it just seemed to hit the spot of what I wanted from a book. I got so into it, just the right degree of happy and sad – it was just perfectly enteraining. I also love reading Karma Suture and Angina Monologues last year, by the author Rosamund Kendal. I must say, more often that I read any book I seem to be reading Ideas magazine – I love it!



I have no idea? I just want to be content one day, really. Right now there are a million little things I would like to have. Like reddish leather knee-high boots, another GHD and yet another annual subscription to Ideas magazine. That’s just stuff though, I suppose – when I think about it, I also want to run the comrades. I ‘m holding out until I’m at least 25 years old – apparently it’s not too great to do it before that age! So I do want to be a successful runner, jeepers and I wouldn’t complain with a bra cup size up – say a good filling C. Yes, there are a million random little things that I want but to be cliched and yet completely true to myself I actually have the biggest and best wishes I would ever ask for, they’re packaged less glamorously and sometimes answer back but it’s my family, boyfriend and believe it or not – me. For the first time in my life I am starting to ‘want’ me. High school was a bit of a boggy for me, I went from pressure driven overachiever to a bit ‘ano’ and just all over the place in a desperate attempt to be more than I was – to be better! Now, I am learning – slowly, that I have so much and I want so much of what I do have from the size 34 to the talents I have. I am grateful and actually starting to have a bit of a normal relationship with myself – it’s funny because in a round about way – I am actually falling in love with me which is harder than it seems.



This is not a hard question! There are two main things that I am loving to wear. The first is leopard print – anything with it’s glorious trademark seems to have me. Then, believe it or not, the second one is spanks. They are the most amazing thing ever – Bridget Jones never even touched upon their sacred, flattering awesomeness. I own a pair from La Senza, The bum-tucking in kind and I love the way I feel – strangely sexy but also reassured that my butt looks better than ever in them! Yup, I think these are the must-have-accessory for any woman no matter what size. Kelly Osbourne agrees with me!



I need? Wow. I need to finish my degree mostly, then I can start earning a living and stop comparing which baked bean cans are the cheapest. I do that, in Checkers of all places. Ah, but when I think about short term needs, I think the most important one is that I need to relax. It is a vital need too! I’m so bad at it, just sitting quietly and perhaps having a long bath. I tend to eat in the car, do my makeup in a lift, run to appointments, rush my showers and just make everything a race. Part of that is valid, like being a 5th year medic with lots of itty bitty part time jobs to support myself, a new entrepreneurial business venture, a rugby star of a boyfriend with matches all over the show and then a busy family. I just really need to master the art of relaxing if I ever want to remain sane. So I wish they made a ‘Dummy’s Guide to Relaxing’. Oh! I need my sister, she keep me normal, cool and I just always know that I have a best friend.


What an awesome interview. Thanks again Kath – it was such a pleasure!

This is a weekly series where I feature the answers to my “What I…” questions of various inspirational bloggers. To read more of these interviews click here. To take part please contact me here.

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!


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