What I… Keri from Midlands Musings

Today we are taking a trip to the Midlands of Natal to meet another lovely blogger – Keri who writes about her life in this beautiful part of the country over at Midlands Musings. I recently discovered her blog by following a link via Twitter to a post she wrote about her all-time fave books (linked to below) and really enjoyed getting lost in her thoughts. I’m sure you will too!

What I….


Drugs are bad – don’t do them ever, not even the tame ones. They make you lazy, selfish, boring and arrogant.

Your mother loves you the most.

Fashion magazines are a waste of money and make you feel inadequate – spend that cash on a good internet connection rather – there are so many beautiful things and real, inspiring people to see out there.

You are far stronger than you imagine.


My husband – so much so that my heart aches at the thought of ever not having him around.

Lying on the beach with no immediate plans other than to read a good book.

My family – in all their glory and weirdness.

Durban, the Sharks, Zululand, the Drakensburg Mountains and the rolling green hills of the Midlands – I really do live in the prettiest area and am very blessed to do so.

Food and wine. My husband has a restaurant and is a chef. He has introduced me to so many exciting tastes – eternally grateful. My waistline – not so much!

Animals – they make life so much better. In particular, my Lulu, Jesse, Milla and Abbey.

People who think I’m funny – they’re my best. Laugh at my jokes and we’re mates for life.

Words and the amazing way you can change the world with them.

Kate Moss.



I read everything and I will read anywhere. On the toilet. In the bath. At boring dinner parties. I’m book obsessed and recently wrote a post about my top ten novels.


To be able to make a living by doing what I love the most: writing.

A 4×4 for the bumpy dirt road to our farm.

World Peace.


Onesies – they are my new obsession. Currently looking for one with grip feet, a bumflap and a hoodie – the trifecta of onesies!

Black skinny jeans which are now grey. Seriously I wear them almost every single day and only wash them when it starts becoming a little unhygienic.

Desperately seeking the perfect fitting leather jacket… for the third winter in a row.


New front teeth (a drunken Jacuzzi accident at university resulted in me losing my perfect front pearlers. Saddest day of my life)

To believe in myself.

Images: Keri Bainsborough

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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