Today I’m returning the favour and featuring Tamlyn over here in my What I… blogger interview series!
Her blog features a selection of personal travel writing experiences about local places, festivals, restaurants and markets across South Africa.
Read on to find out more about Tamlyn…
I love spending time with my family, closest friends and animals.
I love nature and wide open spaces and the tiniest patch of greenery in a concrete jungle.
I love food (lots of it!), especially Italian cuisine; cookies; and good coffee in the morning.
I love travelling and writing – and hopefully, encouraging, assisting or touching people through my writing.
I know now that with age does not necessarily come wisdom… or all the perks you thought you’d gain once you hit 18 – but it does come with freedom and the ability to learn new skills, to grow as a person and to reach different, precious milestones as life progresses.
I know that life isn’t easy (especially nowadays with the world we live in) but it’s worth it – and it’s so unbelievably beautiful, even when we feel we’ve reached our breaking point.
I know that small kindness and a gentle word can cure a lot more in this world than money ever could – and that sticking to your beliefs, no matter who challenges them or shouts you down, is one of the most important and rewarding things you will ever do.
(When I have time to read) I read everything from the so-called classics to romances and fantasy novels and basically anything that allows my imagination to soar. I also love historical books and food & lifestyle magazines, like Fresh Living.
I’m going currently mildly addicted to anything by Jojo Moyes – if you love her work, don’t stop at Me Before You because the other books are even more powerful, wonderfully natural and human.
I want to be content in life – and I want to choose to be happy (because I believe happiness is something we choose… not a state of being or a fleetingly feeling).
I want to travel when I have free time and see the hidden corners of my country and the world.
I want to write as often as I can, about whatever I can.
I want to be a good person… especially to those closest to my heart, but also to the world at large.
I am someone who loves skirts and summer dresses; scarves; jerseys and leggings. As well as boots and pumps… I sometimes wear vintage clothing or, for work now, corporate or smart-formal. (I secretly love the blazers and pencil skirts…)
But, deep down, I think the most attractive thing I could ever wear is a natural, broad smile…
I need God, my loved ones and little pets to get me through life.
I need people to believe in me sometimes… because I’m generally only good at believing in others more than myself.
I need writing and travel to help me escape… and long road trips and beautiful, remote places to find myself again.
Images: Tamlyn Amber