Sunday, January 29, 2012

Moved In

Two incredible helpers, a bazillion boxes, one pulley system and a very large couch, a couple of trips to the shop, a whole lot of scrubbing, some very sore muscles, a significantly absent significant other and a way too small bottle of wine later we are officially moved in.

And I gotta tell ya, it feels good. In fact, it feels like home.

Or at least, it will once F gets home.

In the meantime, it's just my tea corner and I.

Think I'll be ok?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lesson Learnt

“It is constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles”
-  Claude M. Bristol

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What's that?

What's that you say?
You need a little inspiration?

Well... ok then!
This is just one of the very clever works of Hugh MacLeod - Gaping Void - a blog about his work creating 'social objects' and 'cube grenades.'

Check it out, or sign up for his daily cartoon email here.
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Friday, January 20, 2012

In Keeping With

Another quote, one of my all time favourites:

For whatever we lose, it is always our selves that we find in the sea.
e.e. cummings

Luckily, I can say (this afternoon) "Off to Durban for a swim in the sea I go!"

Thursday, January 19, 2012

This Belongs Here

I think this quote was written specifically for this blog:

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
          -Ray Bradbury

Breakfast of Champions 2.0

I know I was promoting a slightly different form of breakfasty fabulosity, but this one... Showee, it was a goodie.

Not only did it fill me up and remove the traces of last nights Pub Quiz (which we won, by the way), but it was also FREE!
Thanks Wimpy!
Day=Made :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Keeping It Going

From Play Play Creations
Originally from here

No Negativity Wednesday

Well, as far as Gareth Cliff is concerned anyway.

I'm just going to go ahead and say it so that DOES come true, THIS, this is going to be a great day.

Go get 'em!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

An Oldie

I wrote this a very long time ago, and rediscovered it last night when flipping through my Matric yearbook.

As the tide of your soul washes slowly away
And your memories grow fainter and few
Let the lightness of laughter and the sweetness of smiles
Gently carry you through
Let the power of passion and the dreams of your heart
Be your strength and the fuel for your life
And let the serenity and sweetness and beauty of love
Watch over you, like the stars, from somewhere above.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Joburg Skyline

As seen from Ocean Basket Bedfordview at sunset.

I'm baaaaaack!

Well, I was actually back yesterday, but it took a little while for me to get going what with being the only one in the office and all.

A whole lot of unpacking and sorting and squishing and reorganising later I seem to have fitted all my new and previously-stored-at-my-sister's-place stuff into the limited cupboard space that I have. Phew, hard work!

Thoroughly spoilt and one or three kg's softer than I was 3 weeks ago, I am back and READY.

Apart from the obvious eery silence in the office there are a few benefits of being what seems like one of the only people in Joburg already at work. For starters, there is no traffic. This could also be because schools haven't gone back yet, but I'm going to just stick with the holidayness everyone is still stuck in.
I can sleep in and still get to work before 8am! What?

All in all, not a bad "Willkommen zurück in Joburg"

I do find it a little funny to think about this time last year -freezing cold, attempting to ski and full up of cheese, wine and baguettes- and then think about this year - boiling hot, attempting to work and full up of turducken, wine and brushcetta. And if you had asked me then if I could see where I am now I would probably have stuck my head in the snow and said noooooooo.

So. Nostalgia aside.
I hope your dreams come true, you catch those goals, you smile a lot, laugh a lot and drink delicious wine. 

Let's do this thing!