Le Characters

Kiera – My late daughter who was born 4 months too early on the 7th of September 2003. She passed away on the 4th of April 2004 due to lung damage caused by a disease known as Broncho Pulminary Dysplasia which was worsened by sever pnuemonia just before her 8th month.

Andrew – my almost boyfriend who sadly passed away inthe early stages of our relationship, just after he finally got me to admit that I was in love with him. Asshole.

Mam – A fantastical woman who brought me up and taught me all I know, unwillingly. Shame, poor me. I gave her hell growing up, but like to think I’ve made up for it as an adult. I love my Mom, she is my ultimate best friend, even if she dresses funny sometimes and speaks way too flirtatiously to my step dad Kev for my liking.

Daaa – Dad moved to the wonderful land of Australia with Trace and Ash. He is the love of my life in the way girls love their daddy’s. He gave me life, that totally makes him awesome, right?

Baboo – Oldest younger brother Brandon, who makes Mom very proud as a South African Police Officer. Also known as the favourite child.

Sammy – Baboo’s long time girlfriend who puts up with him, us and all the drama in between. Part of the furniture in our family.

Cam – Official step sister, but blood isn’t always thicker than water and luckily for me and my fashion designer sister we grew up as mates and have stayed that way. She comes along with her fiance Arfur who we sometimes call Arthole. He is okay though, and makes us all smile.

Jarry – Cam’s biological brother, my step one. Jarrod holds his own in many ways and always provides sexy mates for me to perv over. Sensible family member. Poor fucker, he’s the only one. His poor other half Cindy needs a noddy badge for being so accepting of his crazy siblings and (interesting) parentals.

Dazz – the third youngest brother who is mad about animals and created his room into a petting zoo with things like Tarantula’s, bearded dragons, several sorts of snake and every imaginable edible insect, rodent & worm for his slimy, scaly & ugly friends.

Ash – youngest step sister from my dads remarriage. With us in one place at the same time there will never be a dull moment, and I often have to rest my tummy muscles when she’s gone as all we do is laugh together about anything and everything. We have our own language called Beanshlee. Its one of those things you just have to be there for.

Wokkie – the baby in the family. Born 14 years into the family as a laat lambtjie, he is a play station champ and the apple of all our eyes. At only 10 years of age, he is the most well versed in dirty songs taught to him by older siblings and can hold his own with any adult. An absolute delight.

Kev – the sturdy sound adviser. My rock. The best decision my mom has ever made. Aside from keeping me around for nine months so I could hang out in her abdomen and rock her world.

Trace – my daddy’s wiff, my udder mudder. My closest friend. An absolute asset to my family and the best partner I could have ever wished for my father.

Kimbo – snotty friend whom I adore with every fibre of my being. Kimbo and her boyfriend Wallnut are my solace. I hide out on their farm often whenever in the mood for isolation and peace. Kimbo runs a business that most men would find daunting, and has hundreds of people hopping about and she would be the first person I’d call to do body guarding duties

Terrific T – far too kind and easy going and often found being bullied by Kimbo and I. Best cook in ze world. T is someone I go to when I need a good night out or just time to hang around and do nothing with. She’s a business mogul and has a brain on her and really can’t spell, go figure. I love her though, she can stay.

B – my kindred spirit in so many ways, yet all different to mine. If I had met her in another life I don’t know how we would have struck up a friendship. B is everything I am not. Domesticated, friendly, cooks terribly and still a mother. The survivor of our joint pregnancies. Also birth oven to two of my three god children, Nikki and Cullen.

Flea – my oldest and dearest friend. Currently my neighbour and confidant in so many ways. Married to Jiminy Cricket and mother to Kay. Flea fits into my family almost better than I do and rings truth in the saying ‘a good friend will know your family members names, your best friend will have dirt on each and every one of them worthy of bribery’.

Cath – my housemate, soulmate and sharer of womb in another lifetime.  We’ve been in each others lives forever, we just didn’t know it.

I’m very lucky to have these people in my life and each one of them blesses it in some individual way. I wouldn’t change my crazy family for the world and I adore my friends to the end of the earth. I’m especially lucky that each one of them allows me to blog about the intricate details and stories we sometimes share and am ever grateful that I have their support in the good and bad times.

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. cath  |  May 26, 2008 at 5:27 am


    Cath – my housemate, soulmate and sharer of womb in another lifetime. We’ve been in each others lives forever, we just didn’t know it.

    love how you say this. so true. X


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