Some people have a soft (expensive) spot for handbags or shoes, but my addiction is one far more practical. Sunglasses. I’ve always justified my sunny collection on the fact that sunglasses have an SPF. That African sun, plus direct iris action, equals disaster. Sunglasses are essential, whereas handbags give you back problems and heels give you bunions (eew). So really when you look at it, sunglasses are more of an… um… investment. Yeah. Investment.

Someone recently asked me how many pairs of sunnies I have. ‘Good question’ was my reply. Staring at my string of multi-coloured eye protection I can’t help but wonder exactly how many pairs of sunnies I have!

Its photo time! The sunglasses count is on and I get to build a catalogue as I go…score!

Okay, so I have 41 pairs photographed. 1 pair is missing, 4 pairs are broken, Melissa still has 1 pair of mine… oh and there’s a pair in my mom’s car. So that makes 48 pairs. Well that’s not half bad. *Cringe*.

Hi, my name is Dalene and I’m addicted to buying and wearing sunglasses. In other news, my optometrist tells me that I have 20/20 vision.

I think this is a good example of the statement ‘We are what we do’. I am a person with good vision as a result of me wearing sunglasses all the time. Now that’s what I call a win-win situation!

So what have I learned today?

1. Don’t take a deep breath after sipping on Cointreau.

2. My hair is longer on one side than it is on the other.

3. We are what we do.