Day 1 of 2015

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful evening last and relaxing day today. I spent the morning reading in bed while it was raining, and as soon as the sun came out I quickly put my bikini on and spent the afternoon tanning and swimming. Today was a wonderful start to my 2015!

There have been quite a few pics posted online that do a good job of summing up how everyone’s feeling about 2014 and 2015. So much has changed since this time last year and even though I wasn’t always sure why things played out the way they did, I am grateful to be alive, healthy, breathing, and stronger than before.

These are some of the posts that I really liked:




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I love inspirational quotes, and often sit for ages going through the ones on Pinterest. These ones really inspired me for this brand-new year:

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As for resolutions, I never stick to them for the full year. So for 2015, my aim is to continue to improve my fitness, eat clean, and make more time to do the things I love.

Wishing you all of the best for the year ahead!


Sorry I’ve been away for such a long time …


The last 2 weeks have been an absolute blur. Things at work are super busy, and by the time I get home in the evenings, I literally fall into bed. I had really wanted to blog tonight but I can’t keep my eyes open 😦 Really going to try get some blogging time in later this week.

Hope you are all well


PS. I also have another side project which I’m working on. Hoping to launch that in the next few days.

Addicted to Pinterest

Hi my name is Plum, and I’m addicted to Pinterest.

When I say addicted I am not being funny. I am being dead serious! Pinterest is a site I spend HOURS on every week. I get completely lost in a world of great ideas, fashion, beauty, amazing photos, home decor, tattoos, fitness, storage, gift ideas, yummy drinks, places I’d love to visit. (My mom is also addicted to it and loves looking at all the different pins.)

Below are some funny ecards I saw relating to Pinterest addictions and some are so true to me! Especially the one that I just want to look at a few pins while enjoying my morning coffee and 3 hours later I am still pinning.

If you haven’t tried out Pinterest and you love being inspired give it a go. You’d be amazed what you can find there. Look for me on >> flutterbyplum. As of 16 Feb 2014 I have 52 boards with 4980 pins and I am following 590 people. I can’t wait to pin more!

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My new beginning

New beginnings are pretty cool things. They give you the chance to try something new, close the door on negative energy in a toxic environment and start again. With that comes new choices, challenges, opportunities, excitement and happiness. Think about it, how often do you get a chance to start over? Not often.

Today was day 1 of my new chapter in life. I must admit my body was feeling a little tired and sluggish because the high levels of stress, anxiety and adrenaline have now subsided. I am hoping after a second good night’s sleep that I will feel refreshed and back to my normal self again.

Tomorrow my mom and I are going to the Nan Hua Buddhist Temple in Bronkhorstpruit for Chinese New Year. I absolutely love going there and sitting inside the temple. I feel so at peace and a lot less weighed down by life in general. Nan Hua is the largest Buddhist temple and seminary in Africa. I’m definitely taking my camera with so I will share some photos with you of the day’s events.

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Follow your dreams…

Follow your dreams…

I just want to say a huge thank you for all the positive feedback I received after my blog post about my big decision. I really have some awesome people in my life! More and more I’m seeing signs that … Continue reading