Hiya! I’m Lala. Welcome to The Rain Queen, a proudly South African green lifestyle, home, food and product info blog. This is a space to share my ever increasing home and garden projects; chat about products that I use to make life easier and greener; and post pictures and videos of interesting sights and sounds from home and our travels.
So why the name “Rain Queen” ? As a young South African woman, I’ve always been taken with the idea of the female only dynasty led by the successive Modjadji or Rain Queens, of the Balobedu people of Limpopo province. Sadly this dynasty ended in 2005 when the last Modjadji died. The Rain Queens were believed to have mystical power over the clouds and rainfall. As an avid gardener in water scarce South Africa, I have a deep appreciation for rain and it’s importance to sourcing bounty from our land. So the name Rain Queen seemed quite fitting.
As for me, I’m a busy wife to my IT Guy hubby and mom to a baby boy who is growing way too fast. I enjoy macro and close up photography, kitchen and techie gadgets, sci-fi and horror, as well as growing roses and unusual, tasty plants. I’m in management at a large organisation, half way through my Masters studies and doing self study (books, podcasts & mp3s) to recover my Spanish and French skills.