Blogtember: 3 September

03 September 2013|

3 September
Describe where or what you come from. The people, the places, and/or the factors that make up who you are.

Durban image source

My history is quite simple. I come from Durban, South Africa. I was born in 1985 to a banker mom and salesman dad. A year later they divorced. My mom met my self-employed stepdad and my dad moved to Johannesburg to remarry twice. 

Dad || Mom || StepDad

I was an only child until my dad had another daughter when I was 15. My half sister who still loves in Joburg and will be starting high school next year.

I grew up in Durban, on the coast. I attended a government primary and high school. I was an outgoing, social young girl who always thrived to do my best. I achieved in the classroom, on the sports field and as a leader. I was never a cultural, musical or artistic child.

I was blessed with a privileged life, never wanting for much. As an only child, I was very dependent and didn’t rely on others for much. I started my degree as well as finding my first job as I left school to ensure I was financially independent too. I wasn’t brought up in a traditional family home with dinners at the table, family holidays or activities but always loved, cared for and supported.

My childhood has shaped me into an independent yet loving mom and wife who only wants the best for those around me. I will give or Di anything and everything for my nearest and dearest, and I don’t expect much in return. I’m organized perfectionist who likes to do things my way and I crave routine and traditional family life for my own family. My creativity has grown with the love and need for my little blogging space and my love for party planning. 

I am who I am. And I love it.

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I'm Caley a thirty-something wife & mummy from Durban, South Africa. Ellie Love Blog is all about me, my family and our beautiful life.


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