What I… Belinda from Making Mountains

I recently came across a lovely blog written by Belinda Mountain called Making Mountains and invited her to take part in this blogger interview series…

Belinda lives in Joburg with her 2 kids and co-owns a copywriting and content generation business.

Her blog is a space to record her thoughts as she spends her days trying to shape her little “molehills” (aka kids) into mountains!

What I…

Know:

Life is unpredictable – never take anything or anyone for granted. Surround yourself with people who love you and appreciate you and cut out the rest. Life was not meant to be easy, but it was meant to be beautiful.  Do something you love, because life’s too short to spend it feeling inadequate or unfulfilled. Feel gratitude. Cultivate grace.

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Love:

Wide open spaces. Fresh flowers. Good food. Books, words, music, wine. Rain. Dry humour. People who are unafraid to be original. My family. My friends. Honesty.

Read:

I am book obsessed, having worked in book publishing for a number of years! I’m currently reading Good Morning, Mr Mandela (Zelda la Grange), The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender (Leslye Walton) and The Revolution of Every Day (Cari Luna). The final one is for our book group (which you can read more about here, as we are discussing the broad topic of inequality at our next meeting (eek it’s all slightly intimidating!).

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Want:

I would love this grey onesie from Spree (I already have a green one and it is SO comfy to sleep in). I’m also lusting after some Hunter wellies. I would also love this “B” pendant from Kirsten Goss (in gold)

Wear:

I wear a lot of vintage items that I find or inherited, whether it’s a piece of jewellery or a silk shirt. I mix these with classic items like a pair of skinny jeans or a pencil skirt and I probably tend towards a more boyish look overall. While neutral tones are useful, I’m also a fan of bright colours as they suit me better – my wardrobe is spattered with crimson and turquoise and emerald green.

Need:

More hours of sleep! With a teething baby, sleep is a scarce commodity in our house. I could also do with a massage or visit to the chiropractor as my shoulders/neck are a bit of a mess after carrying my one-year-old around on my hip constantly!

 

Thanks so much for taking part Belinda – lovely to get to know you better!

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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for almost 7 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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