Interviewed, Races, Run

Tips on surviving your first Comrades by Thelma

Surviving your first Comrades
Thelma finishing her 3rd Comrades 2015 with 13 minutes to spare.

Thelma is a single mom with two grandchildren. In her late forties, she decided she wanted to become an ultra runner. In this year’s Comrades Up-Run she will be running her 5th. The goal, for now, is to reach 10. Each year the running the Comrades has been different. I sat her down for a quick Q&A just before Comrades 2016.

When the entries for Comrades 2016 opened and I entered, I reached out to her for guidance and advice. Then when I decided that it wasn’t happening this last year, Thelma was Continue reading “Tips on surviving your first Comrades by Thelma”

Cancer, hylery, Interviewed

Kanitha shares a few last words on her Breast Cancer Experience…


Breast Cancer SurvivorOctober was Breast CANCER Awareness month. That said, I asked a friend and colleague who has been on this journey for the last 12 months to share what her experience has been like.

This last segment is from a different direction. We asked her loved ones to share too, how the experience affected them.

Thank you so much Kanitha to you and your family, for sharing this personal journey with me and my readers.

Wishing you only God’s Grace and healing… Continue reading “Kanitha shares a few last words on her Breast Cancer Experience…”

Cancer, hylery, Interviewed

Kanitha, how I survived my CANCER treatment


Breast Cancer Survivor
Chemo Session

October being Breast CANCER Awareness month, I asked a friend and colleague whose journey we praying is over, to share her experience.

If you missed the introduction to Kanitha’s Breast CANCER journey, don’t stress. Pop on over here and find out how her journey began, then get back to this entry so you can read all about what her treatment experience has been like.

Thank you for sharing your story with me and my readers my friend.

Continue reading “Kanitha, how I survived my CANCER treatment”

Cancer, hylery, Interviewed

Interview with a Breast Cancer Survivor: Kanitha

Breast Cancer Survivor

October being Breast CANCER Awareness month, I asked a friend and colleague whose journey we praying is over, to share her experience.

A single mom of now three teenagers in her naughty forties. She lost her husband eight years ago, forcing Kanitha to quickly learn to fend for herself and her children. Life has taken her completely out of her comfort zone. She is winning her battle against CANCER whilst balancing life and work demands successfully.

In her spare time, Kanitha enjoys cooking for her beautiful family and friends, while appreciating her own personal space too. She loves being comfortable and binge watching series.

I hope her story resonates and inspires you… Continue reading “Interview with a Breast Cancer Survivor: Kanitha”

Adoption, Family, Interviewed, Love, Mandela

We’re online… globally?

Marcus Mabry

Back roughly at the end of July, early August a friend of ours Marcus Mabry was in South Africa covering the period Tata Madiba was hospitalized for the NYT – he is a well-respected journo, click on his name above or google his name if you’re keen to learn more about him. Whilst here he asked us if we minded being interviewed by him for his vlog?

Hubby was excited! Hubby loves the limelight and attention a very typical characteristic of a LEO … if you don’t know .. google it if you don’t believe me! I firmly believe he should have followed a career that placed him on a platform that allowed him to experience this in life. I on the other hand wasn’t so sure I wanted to be so exposed. Although my friends have this believe that I am outgoing and love this kind of attention, I beg to differ with them. Needless to say, knowing who the interviewer was and hubby’s insistence I agreed. Would I live to regret it?

The day finally arrived, early that Sunday morning JJ and I were woken up by this bright camera light on our faces. What happened to “camera, light .. action” or something like it? Is this how the Kardashians expose their lives via our screens daily? Don’t they prep? Make-up etc? Anyway, before we knew it the camera was rolling and a day in the lives of the Kelly-Loulies was rolling onto film forever.

It turned out to be a very long day, no double takes, and honestly quite weird to have a camera constantly in your face  following you around. Before we knew it supper time was upon us and we were waving goodbye to Marcus and his cameraman – David Mayer. It’s now a few months since this experience, I dare say when it was all over I did  enjoy it .. more than I had intended to or rather expected to 🙂

This is the end result Kelly-Loulié’s on NYT via Marcus Mabry … do share your thoughts on the subject matter .

Marcus thank you for the experience.