The blogging accountant…

By daytime, my name is Gerda and I am an accountant with a responsible job.

I live and work in Johannesburg, South Africa and if I can survive it here, anyone can!

In my other life, I am Supermom! Okay, okay, maybe not…but believe me, you must have some superpowers to survive two teenagers!

I am also a forty plus divorcee attempting to do the dating thing, which seems to be much tougher than I remember it being in my teens…

I never take myself too seriously, and laughter is my favourite thing to do in the whole world.

We all have baggage, but I firmly believe that the ones who can look their mistakes in the eye and learn from them, are richer for making the mistakes in the first instance.

I am the ultimate optimist and will seek the silver lining behind every cloud, even on the darkest day.

I created this blog to share some of my happy, sad and funny moments. I guess it is a bit like a virtual diary, or memoire.

If you are new to my blog, then I suggest you start at the very beginning, which is a very good place to start…:-)

Why an accountant would enter the world of social blogging? Read more here


7 responses to “The blogging accountant…

  1. Erica Dudine

    October 25, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Hi Gerda, had such a laugh reading your blog!!!! Great stuff….

  2. Kathryn McCullough

    October 25, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    LOVE the premise of your blog–the accountant who can NOT count, I imagine. That’s funny. I’m not an accountant because I definitely can’t count. LOL

    Thanks for stopping by my post about porches. Hope you’ll come back. It was great having you.


    • Justcallmegertie

      October 25, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      And thank you for stopping by…:). It is my life long mission to prove that not all accountants are boring! Break the mould of the grey suited accountant.

      And I am loving the blogging community. A bit like traveling, meeting new people, experiencing their lives!

      See you around again

  3. Sylvia Morice

    April 28, 2013 at 5:51 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Love your sense of humor but also am very happy that you’re not the accountant who is doing my taxes this year! I’ll be back to visit again.

    • Justcallmegertie

      April 28, 2013 at 8:43 am

      Hi Sylvia, thanks for the return visit :-). In all honesty, I am actually quite a good accountant, but I hate doing tax returns, so that is honkey dory with me. I prefer the bit where I do theoretical calculations of where the company should spend their money, and then spend the next while biting my nails, hoping I was right… Who says accounting is boring!

  4. Dina

    March 12, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Hi Gertie, stumbled upon your blog. Really beautiful. I shared your blog on the group “Beautiful Gardens, Wildlife & Flowers”. They are a worldwide group. Thank you very much. Please do have a look.

  5. Justcallmegertie

    March 12, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Hi Dina
    Thank you for sharing! Glad you enjoyed the blog. Will check you group out.


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