The Husband Series – Mr & Mrs Wentzel – Jeannette – Whisky Of The Week
February 21, 2018
This morning, our loveable Whisky blogger, Jeannette Wentzel is sharing some sweet insight about her other half, Mr Wentzel (and let me tell you ladies, this one has a lot of “Awwh.. how sweet!’s involved”) .
Also, heres a cool fact!
Did you know that the word ‘Whisky’ is spelled with an extra ‘E’ by people from the US and Ireland??
1. Tell me your love story.
We met online through a mutual friend and after chatting online for a couple of months, we decided to meet IRL in the 1st of September of that year. We met up for lunch, that turned into drinks, that turned into dinner, that turned into after dinner coffee and we have been together ever since. Nearly 10 years down the line after many countries traveled together and many mountains climbed, we are married with a daughter.
2. Who popped the question & how?
We are both very practical and realistic, so we chatted about getting married, drove to the shop and chose my ring together and had dinner in our favourite restaurant just to make it official. Neither of us are the big romantic gesture type of person. Our wedding was small, with only 20 people in a small restaurant. But the intimate wedding allowed us to have our most precious family and friends directly around us when we shared our vows and we could spend time with each person on this special day.
3. What are those super awesome little things that you love about your hubby?
His sense of humor and his intelligence. Also his balanced way of looking at the world. He is not very romantic, but he makes up for it by surprising me every now and again with something thoughtful. Like a special bottle of whisky when I had a crazy week or some flowers when I expect it the least. We love traveling together. Exploring around SA and finding new and interesting places to appreciate.
4. Name a few things that you feel, that no one can do as good as your husband can?
Cook! He is an excellent cook and makes the food most weekends. I love his smoor snoek, his spicy ribs and he makes me the most beautiful Easter Lamb. I love sitting in the kitchen while he cooks chatting. Best of all – he is my best friend and the only person who really knows me.
5. If we could celebrate husband appreciation day, what would you let him do/do for him to let him know that you appreciate him?
Allow him to spend the whole day gaming on the PS4. With a kid and all the domestic duties around, he seldom gets time to just game for a whole day like he was able to do before domesticated life took over.
6. What are some of the things, that you simply cannot do without your husband?
I hate drinking whisky on a Friday without him. We have a routine where we always drink a whisky together on a Friday afternoon after work. We sit in our special room, choose a whisky and he pours me a glass. On the occasional Friday where he is traveling, the thought of sitting down and pouring myself a glass, is horrible. Any other day, I can grab myself a whisky no problem. But Friday’s are our special sharing time. I much rather just grab a glass of wine and go sit somewhere outside when he is not there on a Friday.
7. Share with us a memory that was shared between the both of you, that has become an everlasting milestone?
He travels a lot and the only month where he is at home the whole time is December. So December has become our special family time when we have some special traditions. Every weekend during December he makes me interesting cocktails. We sit outside on the patio and watch the sun go down and talk. He bakes me Snickerdoodles.
8. What is the most special thing that he has ever done for you or said to you?
About 4 years ago, he surprised me with a very special necklace for Christmas. A symbol that personifies our daughter. He tracked it down and surprised me with it. I wear it nearly every day.
9. What are the words that are most frequently exchanged between you two?
Can I bring you more coffee?
10. Do you have any special traditions? Eg. Valentines dinner etc.
He buys a bottle of champagne at the beginning of every month for us to share when the little one has gone to bed. On a Friday morning, we try to go for a breakfast date after dropping the little one at school and when he has early meetings on a Friday, he makes sure he is home early enough to sort out dinner.
Simone Gobin is a 24 year old, it graduate, wife to Avi and mother to Yash & Ralee Gobin. She spends her days being a mother and a wife. She has decided to start a blog as a creative outlet as well as connect with other parents. Her belief is that there is a lot to learn from other parents out there and she welcomes all advice possible.