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About pamisimpson

Pamela has been scribbling words for as long as she can remember, and loves spending the waking hours gathering experiences to write about. She has been published in Fairlady magazine, All My Friends Are Models, Learning@Home (previously CHE), and on various other websites and on-line publications. She has had a regular feature in the FLYFISHING magazine SA and column on Women24. She recently traded her life in Cape Town – the Manhattan of South Africa – for an adventure to London with her husband, toddler, their two cats and all her shoes. Her debut novel ‘Something Pink’ was released in November 2017 and can be found at Amazon, iBooks and BookBaby.

Post-Baby Body Blues

This week a pic showed up on my newsfeed of South African born supermodel Candice Swanepoel one year after giving birth. She’s doing her thaing in a thong, as she does, strutting her bad-self on the catwalk and she looks ah-mazing! See for yourself.

The pic was met with a few comments, mostly positive, but I knew that […]

By |November 21st, 2017|1000 Words, Magazine, The Booty Box|Comments Off on Post-Baby Body Blues

Perfectly Imperfect

In a world of imperfection, striving for that flawless finish seems to waste a lot of energy. I know because I suffer from it regularly. I spent a significant part of my life trying to cover up my freckles, and I waste way too much time trying to hide my after-baby jelly-belly.

Superficial, shallow vanity aside, […]

By |November 9th, 2017|1000 Words|Comments Off on Perfectly Imperfect

30 Days of Pink

This year for the month of November I have decided to wear something pink every single day. Not just because I love pink or that my book ‘Something Pink’ is coming out this month (though that does fit in quite nicely, doesn’t it?). I have chosen to wear something pink every day because I need […]

By |November 1st, 2017|1000 Words|Comments Off on 30 Days of Pink

Buck-up, Cinderella, and Choose Yourself

“No more daydreams about Prince Charming. If you want something, you have to go after it yourself.” – Gala Darling, blogger and author of Radical Self Love.

Recently, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon gave an inspiring speech while taking home awards from the Emmy’s. Watch it here if you haven’t seen it yet.

It was Witherspoon’s words […]

By |October 12th, 2017|1000 Words|Comments Off on Buck-up, Cinderella, and Choose Yourself

Shepard’s Delight

Before I left the old country I had had it with the sun. Our relationship had gone sour to say the least – like expired dairy products, or a dead body after 5 days. I was SO OVER the aggressive, scorching rays that seemed to follow me all day and kept the air sweltering hot […]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Gone Fishing, Gypsy Life|Comments Off on Shepard’s Delight

Imposter Syndrome and other writerly stuff

So I have this friend. She’s all kinds of awesome and I’ve known her almost all my life (for the last 30 years!) We’ve been through everything together, she knows all my secrets and she was right there beside me through many of them… She’s my best friend, my oldest friend, and my sister from […]

By |September 22nd, 2017|1000 Words|Comments Off on Imposter Syndrome and other writerly stuff

PTSD

Up till now I’ve shared all the sunshine and rainbow fuzzy’s of being in the wonderland kingdom of England. But now it’s time to share something of a different nature.

I’m suffering from what can only be described as PTSD. Or should I say, PTSAD – Post Traumatic South African Disorder.

I had heard about it before, […]

By |September 18th, 2017|1000 Words|Comments Off on PTSD

Pami in Wonderland

Since my last post almost 2 months have passed. In that time we moved into a 6-month rental house, had our container arrive with all our earthly possessions, bought a car and had our cats safely delivered to us from the old country. The piano doesn’t fit and we can’t get the guest bed base up […]

By |September 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pami in Wonderland

A Week of Firsts – Spot the Difference!

It’s been just over a week since arriving in the Kingdom. A friend asked me if it feels like home or if we are regretting it…and my response has to be that it feels like a new home, and I am definitely not regretting anything.

Of course, London is not Cape Town. We are not in […]

By |July 25th, 2017|1000 Words|Comments Off on A Week of Firsts – Spot the Difference!

Leaving is the actual worst

Of course I knew it would be hard, but knowing and doing are two different things. Saying goodbye has to have been the worst part of all of this. Such a huge leap of faith, uprooting our lives, everything we know and care about to follow a calling for some good old globalization. It seemed […]

By |July 16th, 2017|1000 Words|Comments Off on Leaving is the actual worst