A week and I’m on a jet plane


A cat simply cannot resist climbing into a suitcase.

It’s FRIDAY which marks 1 week until I fly to Cape Town, and the start of my last weekend in the UK until I come back in 2012.

My schedule goes a little something like this:  Travel for the short film – Friday – Tuesday (28th-1st November) act in said short film with manically long hours to finish on schedule. 2nd November – travel back to Woking to collect Summer S.A. suitcase and put wintery clothes worn on set but off screen into storage. Travel into London that afternoon/evening. Have as much fun as possible evening of the 2nd and 3rd (Wednesday&Thursday) – stay tuned for a bumper “weekend in pictures” . Breakfast at either St Ali or The Botanist on the 4th November  - last piccolo at Kaffeine – then to Heathrow to not miss my flight.

I arrive in Cape Town November 5th – I know I said I would try to fly via Johannesburg to see all you lovely Jozi people and squeeze in the odd shoot or two – but there simply isn’t time.

November 5th I step off the plane, shower, then have an 11am tea with my mother and godmothers (yes, I have many godmothers – if you meet my mother my personality will probably make a whole lot more sense than it does on the screen.) I then spend the afternoon hanging out with Princess Natasha (my baby sister) and one or two other precious friends who want to immerse themselves in the explosion of my suitcase. I then head into town to deliver a promised hug and a handshake to a stranger - and to further complicate the situation will be in lingerie as is declared to be my bridesmaidly duty for Emma’s hen night which kicks off straight after aforementioned introduction. The hen night goes on.. all night apparently – and then from there we head into her kitchen tea (hungover with her grandmother – fun) and then I have the evening free to enjoy a Cape Town sunset and watch Dan Patlansky.

Why am I giving you my schedule? So as to avoid polluting the timeline of my followers with continuous question answering on twitter.

When will I be back in London? I’m not sure… not before 2012 as I won’t know whether I’ve made the top 10 or not (all I know is that I’m in the top 100) in FHM’s Top 100 Models of 2012 until January 2012 – so I’ll be in Cape Town parading around in swimwear at fashion shows and the like until then. I will be back though – I have a return ticket to London and no winter work for Cape Town (Europe’s summer) at this point in time…

It’s been an amazing six months – I started off in Dubai…

My view from bed...

Where I met my darling friend Mary-Anne

I visited the largest desert in the world…

I visited Oman…

where I had an altercation with the bottom of a swimming pool late one evening…

and went back to Dubai unable to wear any makeup for a few weeks

one week after the incident - no makeup or special effects and lucky to be alive.

I then went to the UK… where I

met some interesting people at Collect-a-mania

rediscovered freedom

and had my first catwalk experience walking the ramp at Brighton Fashion Week

backstage at Masato

I went back to Dubai…

My view from bed... there were no curtains, only one way glass.

yeah... I'm going to use the treadmill...

And then I went to Lebanon

wrote lots of postcards to my mum (whose father was from Lebanon)

did some sightseeing

Took lots of photos (blog post coming in SA when back at a PC)

I visited what was left of a 6000 year old castle

and then I headed back to the UK… where I have been exploring for the last 3 months

I went to the UK Comicon

I watched Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler live in Nottingham

I viewed the world through rose tinted glasses

I have so many photos to show you… they will come… but for now I’ve got lines to learn and “Marilyn the journalist” to turn into for the short film we are busy with…

Every day is an adventure. I look forward to seeing you Cape Town – 8 sleeps until I land.

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  1. #1 by ball gowns on December 9, 2013 - 7:41 pm

    Hey there! I’ve been reading your weblog for a long time now
    and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Houston Texas!
    Just wanted to mention keep up the excellent work!

    • #2 by Samantha Laura Kaye on July 25, 2014 - 11:51 am

      Thank you very much :)
      That’s lovely to hear :) I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!

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