Saturday, February 25, 2012

Simple Things

Aaaah, the simple things in life that bring so much joy.

Like coffee in a beautiful mug delivered to my bedside by my handsome man. (wow, I am SUCH a shmoosh).

And it doesn't even matter that I asked and asked and asked until he delivered just to shut me up ;)

Great start to the weekend!
Have a good one

Friday, February 10, 2012


For Friday's Sakes! What were you thinking?

I got this in an email today... enjoy!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Do You Ever

Feel a little like your head is doing this:


Me too!
Tea helps :)

picture from here

It's Half Time America

Every now and then, I stumble upon and advert, like the one below, that make me remember why I love advertising so much.
A few words, a little soundtrack, the perfect voice and some action in the background (ok, it's way more complicated than that) and voila, goosebumps!

It's ads like these that make me furious that The Rama One (you know the one I'm talking about) exists, but keeps up my faith in the copywriters of our generation.

Oh, just go look for yourself! :)

Chrysler: Halftime in America -- Super Bowl XLVI

Monday, February 6, 2012

Watcha Reading?

This is what I'm reading.

Tomorrow it's back to Mr Jobs :)

The Sorting

With a move, and the subsequent unpacking comes The Sorting.

If you’re the nostalgic type, like I am, The Sorting can take some time. Yes, even though I have packed, moved, unpacked and sorted quite a few times in the last year and a bit.


My advice:

Make a big pot of tea and take it with you so you don’t have to keep getting up.

If you want to attempt to make hummus like I did, check out a recipe so you know how much garlic to throw in.

Take the whole tub and lots of crackers, so you don’t have to keep getting up.

If it’s after 5pm and you’re switching to wine, take the bottle so you don’t have to keep getting up.

Throwing things out might be hard, but if you have a digital copy you probably don’t need it.

Take a plastic bag or keep a bin handy so you don’t have to keep getting up or carry a large pile at the end.

And of course, to contradict myself- as I so often do- get up every now and then to avoid cramp, pins and needles or very sleepy legs.


Good luck!



Sunday, February 5, 2012

Here's A Tip

I've said it before, but this weekend I reminded myself that I need to say it again:

When you are living in a new city, learn to say YES.

But this time I'm going to add that when you are feeling a little sorry for yourself, or unmotivated, or lonely, or flu-ey, or whatever... Push yourself a little, and say yes.

Do you want to go mountain biking? YES!
Do you want to go to Nagiah's? YES!
Do you want to go to this tea garden? YES!
Do you want to have a braai? YES
Do you want to come with me to this person's party so I don't have to go alone? YES! (Cakes :) )
Hiking? YES!
Do you want to come antique shopping with us? YES!

It is the only way to go a little out of your comfort zone and experience new and potentially awesome things. And hey, if at the end of the day all you got was a few bruises and a story to tell about this one time when, so be it.

The way I see it, your favourite book, or movie, or meal is only going to motivate and inspire you so much. The rest will come from taking part in and watching human interactions, seeing something new and actually experiencing a little bit of what the world has on offer first hand.

On that note, go have yourselves a faaaabulous week! Cheers (with tea! It's Sunday night for goodness sakes! Oh, who am I kidding :) )

Thursday, February 2, 2012

In The Words Of

My very wise 16 year old cousin,

"Never piss off someone who has a blog."

So, now ya know :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Oh Yes! It's JOBURG

The very first time I attempted to snowboard, I sucked.

I still do, hence the switch over to skiing. Still kind of average.


While I was busy sucking at snowboarding, and getting very, very bruised, a 6 year old (practically a veteran in German boarding terms) flashed past me shrieking:

“skifahrer, geht nach der skischule” (Skier, went to the ski school)

It took me a while to figure out, what with the whiplash from his whirlwind and all. Tsk Tsk for the poor grammar!


But today, as I was meandering along the freeway in my BLUE car, not one, but TWO trucks just changed lanes. No indication, no check in the mirror for potential-blue-cars-next-to-you... nothing.

In response to which I shrieked “LKW-Fahrer, gehen Sie zurück zur Fahrschule.”