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Shona Venter

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Born and bred in South Africa, I discovered the online world of blogging not too long ago. From there, I realised that writing is far easier than speaking, because people are usually more willing to read than they are to listen.

Until a few years ago, I would have been in the habit of simply accepting everything that was told to me. These days however, I prefer to do extensive research before coming to a satisfactory conclusion. I pride myself with the fact that I am not simply a sheeple that follows trends and believes something simply 'because everybody else does.'

At present, family consists of the world's most amazing hubby, a Jack Russell cross Fox Terrier (who thinks she is anything but a dog) and a Russian Dwarf Hamster who enjoys spare rib bones. We spend our spare time together as a family while engaging in cycling, photography and reading.

As you may notice, my hubs cover a variety of topics - from raising hamsters to discovering how compund interest works. Feel free to take a browse through them and leave feedback if you wish. i look forward to hearing from you.

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