About

Me
Me

An ordinary girl from an ordinary family, living in an ordinary town trying to make this life extraordinary!

A born and bred PE girl who, whilst in my 20’s, traveled around the world for a number of years.  What was intended to be a one year stint in London ended up taking me away from home for 8 years.  I lived and worked in 6 different countries and traveled to quite a  few more, but home is best and I returned to Port Elizabeth in 2000.

I got married in 2007 and in February 2010 Mr OL and I had our first child – a girl – Little OL – to add to our already large family which consists of the two of us, two cats and two dogs.  Life is never quiet.  Which is just the way I like it.

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  1. Really cool blog. Thanks for stopping by mine. Hats off, I just read your post on the 2km swim. I struggle to run 2km`s!

    Anyways, hope you don`t mind I`m gonna add you to my blogroll.

    God bless

  2. Hi PJ. Just stopped by via 6000s blog. I, too, was born in PE. Moved away when I was about 8 and have finally settled down at the age of 38… in Melbourne. Seeing your photos of PE make me miss home, but luckily I’ll be there for 3 weeks in March!

    Good luck with the Ironman, I’ll be following your blog with interest and great expectations!

  3. Hi Pamiejane,

    sorry my english (i’m brasilian), I like your blog.
    Hey, can I do one question?
    How do you put that widget “Visitors Locations” in your blog?
    I want to put something like that in mine…

    Thak you to your attention.
    Danilo
    (daniloregialmeida@gmail.com)

  4. Hi Helen. I know, I felt really bad about leaving him, especially so suddenly. But I felt it was for the best. The problems I felt in Sweden would have been the same for him if we had both come back here. We are still in touch though, and he has a beautiful 5 year old boy.

  5. Hey there! Great prologue! Wow – your life sounds kinda similar to mine, and also worlds apart!! If that makes any sense at all! I was raised in Joburg, and hot-tailed it outta there as soon as I matriculated. I chose my university (Cape-Town) based on how far it was from Joburg! After 4 yrs studying physio, I hot footed it to the UK where I travelled, worked, partied, travelled a bit more…. then dumped my long term boyfriend and travelled some more. Then back to London, settled into a good physio job, married a good englishman, produced 3 sprogs in 4 years…. and last year, I dragged them all back home with me! To Joburg! And I am HOME!!! I love it! I will add you to my blog roll! LOVE the scan pic BTW – you have exciting times ahead!! x-x

  6. Hi Mrs OL,
    I found your blog using a google search for triathlon blogs in SA. I am super impressed and believ a belated congrats is in orde on the birth of your first child.
    My wife and I (she being a PE girl herself) have just returned to PE after an 8 year stint coaching in Europe. I am a multi sports coach specialzing in Marathon running, cycling and triathlon training coaching.
    I’ll be at the ironman this year supporting a few of our athletes from around the world that will be competing so hope to see you there.
    Regards
    Jono

    1. Hi

      Thanks for the comment. And for the congratulations, yes I have just had my daughter. So cute!

      I will also be at the race supporting this year! Good luck to your athletes.

      Pamela

  7. Hey there! Great prologue! Wow – your life sounds kinda similar to mine, and also worlds apart!! If that makes any sense at all! I was raised in Joburg, and hot-tailed it outta there as soon as I matriculated. I chose my university (Cape-Town) based on how far it was from Joburg! After 4 yrs studying physio, I hot footed it to the UK where I travelled, worked, partied, travelled a bit more…. then dumped my long term boyfriend and travelled some more. Then back to London, settled into a good physio job, married a good englishman, produced 3 sprogs in 4 years…. and last year, I dragged them all back home with me! To Joburg! And I am HOME!!! I love it! I will add you to my blog roll! LOVE the scan pic BTW – you have exciting times ahead!! x-x
    +1

  8. Hey there! Great prologue! Wow – your life sounds kinda similar to mine, and also worlds apart!! If that makes any sense at all! I was raised in Joburg, and hot-tailed it outta there as soon as I matriculated. I chose my university (Cape-Town) based on how far it was from Joburg! After 4 yrs studying physio, I hot footed it to the UK where I travelled, worked, partied, travelled a bit more…. then dumped my long term boyfriend and travelled some more. Then back to London, settled into a good physio job, married a good englishman, produced 3 sprogs in 4 years…. and last year, I dragged them all back home with me! To Joburg! And I am HOME!!! I love it! I will add you to my blog roll! LOVE the scan pic BTW – you have exciting times ahead!! x-x+1
    +1

  9. This is so beautiful. Where can I order. I live in Pretoria. And also prices. The name of the hanger will be “Little dynamite”

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