What I… Lydia from Green Lydia

This week I’m sharing my space with travel blogger Lydia who blogs over at Green Lydia.

She describes herself as a girl from the northern suburbs of Cape Town who fell in love with Joburg.

She considers all travel an adventure – whether it requires a plane ticket or is a day spent venturing to undiscovered places in the next town.

Her blog is where she shares…. things, places, eats, feelings etc.


What I…


  • I know that being honest, friendly and humble are the three traits that serve you best in life.
  • I know that cheese makes anything taste better.
  • I know that life is incredibly short and if you have the opportunity to be kind and you should 10/10 do it.
  • I know beans are the shittest food. Any beans. They all taste like the earth took a dump on them.
  • I know you can make real friends from Twitter.
  • I know music and long drives solve many problems.
  • I know how to make really good mac & cheese.
  • Come to think of it, I don’t really know much.



  • The smell of sunscreen.
  • I love long days and hot summer evenings.
  • I love thick winter coats and wooly socks.
  • I love my home.
  • I REALLY love my hair.
  • I have great hair.
  • I love long lunches with friends.
  • I love music.
  • I love that I get to work with no pants on.
  • I love my job.
  • Well, wine. I love wine.
  • And of course the boring obvious ones. Husband, family, pets.



  • I read everything and anything. From NY Times best sellers to high school prescribed books and plays.
  • I read a crap ton of blogs.
  • I even read the back of the toilet cleaning products when I forget to take my phone to the bathroom.
  • This month I am reading: Shantaram By Gregory David Roberts



  • This is such a superficial thing to ask and the deeper things I want are too boring to read about.
  • So, how about we go with what I want right now?
  • I’d love a hot cup of good coffee.
  • 3 days of solid sleep.
  • Perhaps to have my nails done because I am too lazy to do them myself.
  • I don’t want much.




  • Seriously I rarely work wearing pants.
  • Why bother? (I work from home)
  • When I am forced to conform I am jeans and t-shirt girl.



  • I have everything I need.
  • Shelter, food, love, acceptance.
  • Who am I kidding?
  • I need a million pounds please.



Images: Lydia Afonso

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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