about me

If we're all the sum of nature and nurture, then it's no wonder this is proving a tricky page to write. Born in Zimbabwe, raised in South Africa, British through ancestry, and considering my next move,  it would appear I'm a lesson in contradictions: 
  • I like camping. And five star hotels. 
  • I color co-ordinate my closets and bookshelves (and yours if you leave me alone long enough), but I am sometimes too busy to pick up my clothes off the floor.
  • I recycle, up-cycle and buy local to do my bit for the environment - but I spend a lot of my money on air travel. 
  • I wear Havaiana's most days, well into the fall and too early in the spring, but also own shoes so uncomfortable that I've never worn them - but I bought them because they were too beautiful not to come home with me. 
  • I call South Africa home while I live in England, and England home when I'm in South Africa. I call both of them home while travelling anywhere else, which makes me look like a spy. Or lost.
This is not to say I do not know myself. There are some things that are so true as to be indisputable facts:
  • I love my nieces more than any other nieces have ever been loved in the history of the world.
  • I think fast internet access is a basic human right. 
  • I detest tupperware
  • I am happiest at the seaside. Rain or shine.
  • My closest friends are my school friends and those I lived with in the heady days of  London. 
  • I'd rather go hungry than go without fresh flowers. Or eat carrot soup.
Oh, and at night time when I battle to sleep, I redesign and redecorate friend's homes in my head. 

Also, I use American spelling here but British spelling in real life. Except jewellery. I never use 'jewelry' - it looks wrong. 

Thank you for visiting and being part of this adventure -
I love hearing from you, 
 mail me at carly@covetcollectconnect.com, or tweet me @carlyj2

/cx

3 comments:

John said...

Hi,

I'd love to hear more stories about Marie and Tennessee, whom I both know very well on paper only.

John said...

Hi,

I'd love to hear more stories about Marie and Tennessee, whom I both know very well on paper only.

Carly {covet.collect.connect} said...

Hi John - thanks for your comment. You can mail me directly at carly@covetcollectconnect.com
/carly

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