When The Wind Blows For Cyclists in Cape Town & Your Brothers Mind Goes With It

A windy (gale force) day for cycling, brother – Bruce Darne – lost control of his bike & mind … family things but pretty hilarious for all capetonians and cyclists.

Good luck for the Argus 🤪

Sound On

Make A Wish … Let 2020 Be The Year of Plenty Plenty x

To all you amazing people 💕 before I forget to write 😘😛
As we enter 2020, may you have no regrets leaving the old – but rather fondly treasure memories of events and people held so dear, understand that life is full of lessons, not mistakes and hey, you made it this far, something amazing must be waiting for you…..

I hope you get oh so excited facing the new, as 2020 brings with it the chance to start over, as well as the ability to continue to love and cherish those near & dear.

May 2020 be a year of helping and loving friends and strangers alike, a year of love, laughter and enjoying this beautiful life to the fullest.

Wishing you all everything you have hoped for, dreamed of or believed in will come to pass in this, a New Year – and perhaps a little more than that … you all deserve it….. from my heart to all of yours Happy New Year …. make a wish. Let God hear it …


Love  Always & a Day Jojo

What This Blog & My Musings Are All About (Why Follow)

What This Blog & My Musings Are All About (Why Follow)

It’s a new year a new start soon…. and now after a long lazy time 😛 I am finally publishing my blog and using it. I’ll share a little now about it to see if you want to follow :).

Thank you to the 5000 who already follow me, I hope you enjoy.
Thanks to my “Fakebook” real friends & acquaintances who have liked my page – I am honoured.

The title tells the story “An Ordinary Girl on An Extraordinary journey through this life”
it’s not a generic blog about testing items etc. I am not a model nor influencer, I am passionate about writing and it fits with my digital consultancy. ITS MAIN PURPOSE – to share my legendary sisters story!!!

It is also a complete antithesis (ironically) to what social media stands for – It’s real and its basically my way of saying to people ‘This digital world is not real. stop letting it affect you. We all have problems. It’s to stop the teenage cyberbullying, the teenage suicides
I guess to show girls (and boys) how an everyday girl thinks & feels, if you relate that’s amazing. I am also here to help….

I do share my fun stuff, amazing things I find etc as I do love fashion, sports, beauty products, art, etc etc…. and I suppose with over 5000 followers (I don’t know how) eventually I will do sponsored posts; but I can promise you that my writing, my posts, my musings will always be REAL.
I guess if i want this blog to be ‘real’ in the world of “digital faking” it’s crucial that I am ‘real’ ….

I also have no issues with doing posts for DOGS 🙂 ,friends and families who need help as well as small businesses who need to reach my audience so contact me if you want. NOTE to readers I am a little sarcastic (well a lot so if you hate that unfollow :))

I write quickly & often make typos in my own work (not others) so Grammar police – sorry.

I also am Christian & that theme is pretty prominent but please know I do not judge anyone on their belief system, colour, creed, sexual orientation or anything – I am just comfortable and happy in my beliefs – so don’t try change them :p or argue rather tell me about yours, I find it interesting although it will never convert me.

HERE IT IS follow if you want to jojobayvel@me.com

Welcome to my blog or journey through. As a Digital Marketing Exec for 19yrs, my blog is about life outside the faux world of Social Media – it is about honesty, realness and an appeal to others that NO ONE has a perfect life, YET it can still be a perfectly happy life.

I write as often as possible but sometimes creativity escapes me and pictures or things I find along my journey, will have to do…I write from my heart & don’t often check up on grammar for my own posts so grammar police …. mmm you know.

I am a tiny 5″3 girl next; an ordinary girl living an extraordinary life.

I am also an incredibly happy person (with the happy gene) but hey, we all have our issues; you will read about mine here, and if you need to chat drop me a line anytime jojobayvel@me.com.

A little Bio On Me

I am a 37 -going on 14 or 40- year old girl living in Cape Town and of course….limbo… am I on the shelf or do I want to actually marry? I am incredibly fussy & believe in fairytales and forever after. Been proposed to 3 times said no as I want an always love…

Typical Gemini…Princess & Tomboy!
Lady and loud, love marketing, art, fashion, sport, Jesus, travel & most of all helping others – it’s what makes me heart smile.

I love comfort zones and adventure too? Crave travel, new people and places, never want to move?!?!?

Will always love animals, my family and friends – break-ups always result in me losing a dog!!!

Feisty, stubborn yet soft hearted with a pretty hard outer cover!

Crave love but bore easily… Want & adore kids and to be happily married but dread monotony. Need freedom, space, music and time to breathe but thrive on others company….♥”

Thank you so very much, for reading my posts & any part of my journey through life.
Love Always & a Day

Two Survivors | Two Books To Write| My Sister Deb's Bayvel 'Against All Odds' & 'My HoneyBee' Cousin Maya Amoils – 2019 Was Awful Until I Glance Back At These Presents. Terminal Cancer Survivors What a Gift From Above.

Yip, we all had an awful 2019, well 90% percent of us, I’m not getting into that here this is for celebrating two gifts.

On Christmas Eve I sit in awe of miracles. Of the gift of life which nothing can surpass. My sister, My cousin. The gift of infinity. (I’ve been threatening to write this book on my sister for years thanks my My My, now I have two to write. Let’s make yours short and sweet. ) You have made 2019 a little special and I love you both that much more for it. Thank you for both of your infinities.

Note to those reading the saddest thing is neither is genetic – well not sad but crazy in one close close family….. why we don’t know, we need just look up and say thank you that they win the battle.

First my sis, the ying to my yang, my strength, hero, legend, muse…… her story is like no other I promise. SHE IS A LEGEND … parts are here to be updated soon. Starting Again Another Year Clear Debbie Bayvel, My Legend Sis (Well 30 Years Later Really As A Hero); As Tough As It Has Been, God Is Good My Little One…

For now…


The book I write in 2020 about this little #legend my sister.
12 time #terminalcancersurvivor of 33 years.
Seventy One Major Ops.

The Only Present We Needed This Year

Against All Odds / Debbie Bayvel​ Survived Her 71st Operation

A Long 11 Hours & A Huge Thanks To Our Daddy Above.


The Best Christmas

Our God Is Good – your song

Then my cousin. Maya Amoils, our HoneyBee. Beauty. Twin Personality. Strength Beyond. My Heartbeat far away. My Cruise Buddy. My Favourite.

Our Honeybee Cousin @mayaamoils
Another Best Christmas Pressie

Another Pressie That Brightens Up A Gloomy 2019.

My Cousin. My Twin In Personality. Most Beautiful Angel. Muse. Loved By All.

Stage 4 Cancer Fighter & Winning!!!!! She Is Our Honeybee & I Admit My Favourite.

Love you infinitely twin soul 

oh golly your song still sorry Jen – I can’t even listen lol

Short, Sweet, Grateful, Blesssed Beyond, Eyes Up Always

God is faithful. Trust.

Love Always and a Day


The Heartbreak Of Losing Two Dogs In A Month – It’s Just Not The Same Without Them

💔❤️ Saying goodbye to two most special dogs in a month & a bit is heartbreaking – the love shared between us & our dogs is nothing short of perfect.

Our Mika Lika Lu, baby girl you were the mama dog to all others. You far outlived you’re expected years, yet that doesn’t make it easier.

Today we had to let you cross the rainbow 🌈 bridge to Doggy Heaven & girl, it’s just not the same without you here already.

You were your momma’s dog, she adored you & lent you to us for a little while, just so we could learn how perfect a dogs love, loyalty & purpose is in our lives. Miky Licky you gave us all of you.
I know tonight I will be lonely without you sleeping by my side but I also know that you are not suffering.

You are running around with your Dutch & Leroy Brown & having as much fun as a little pup. We love you today, always, infinitely & forever. RIP our beautiful one.
You will stay in our hearts forever.

“Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave, beautiful lives. They protect their families. And love us, and make our lives a little brighter, and they don’t waste time being afraid of tomorrow.” – 💔❤️

Love Always