Monday, May 28, 2012

Leaps, Bounds and... Fairy Wings?

The only way to get good is to get interested. The only way to get great is to get downright fascinated and passionate. - Ralph Marsten
Okay, Okay, quieten down. I know it's been a while since I posted but...
They really, really are. And before I got all gushy about it, I needed to make sure I was doing The Right Thing.

Starting today, my workplace is going to look a little bit different. My job is quite different too.
All this blogging, tweeting, sharing, posting may have started out with pure fascination as it's driving force but it has gotten under my skin, and a little passion formed. 
And then it grew and grew until it was so big I couldn't ignore it. Until it was all I wanted to do.

I learned about passion from a few people, like my dad - the most passionate paddler that ever did paddle - but this most recent stint has forced it into the forefront of my mind hardest.
For the last 9 months (quite a baby, this!) I have been working for two of the most passionate people I have ever met. Up, down, all around, good moods, bad moods, you name it, they believe it what they are doing so much and are so passionate that you can't help but be affected. 
There will never be a way to say thank you for forcing me to "Have an opinion" and quite plainly - not give up. I just hope I managed to actually make a teeeeeeeny weeeeeeny bit of a difference. Even if it was just in an online sort of a way. So to them I can only say this:
Thanks for having (tea with) me!
When there's passion like this all around you, it makes you think (mostly when you are actually asked) 
'Robyn, is this something you would jump out of bed at 2am to do?' 
Even though I love people, and I love sales, and I love the company and people I worked for, I love writing and I love all things e (marketing) more.

So here I go, taking a giant leap of gutspa into something I sincerely believe I have only scratched the surface of - let's hope I can swim!

But don't worry, I have been promised that there is tea where I'm headed! :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hey Mom!

I got the tea all ready and you never arrived!?

Please hurry on over from your far away home!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Breakfast Beats

What can I say, when it comes to weekend breakfasts, I like to experiment a little. The last time it was what I call Birds Nests (also known as breakfast baskets) and today it was The Stack. It's a mix of crumpets, marscopone cheese, bacon, syrup and raspberries. Yup, one of those that will require a few extra minutes at the gym, but so good!
Stop by for a bite sometime!

Friday, May 4, 2012


Went to Durban for a week and came back to this... My how Joburg has changed. Well, the trees have anyway.

I'll probably take this back in a week or two when it starts to get cold again, but I am really enjoying this time of year in Joburg! Apart from the smog we all know is up there and can see as soon as we have a decent view of the skyline, this really is a pretty place in Autumn! The sky is clear and blue and the sun- if you can catch a few minutes during the day- is deliciously warm. Perfect for all of us solar powered beings that need those rays to recharge.

Plus, I get to drink lots of tea to keep warm when I'm inside... Perfect balance, don't you think?

My Thoughts Exactly

happy weekend! :)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ultimate Hotdog Tour

Between Distings Honeymoon pics, that episode of Undercover Bosses I watched last night, my small hotdog addiction and this video, I really, really, really want to go to the US of A!

Have you been? Where did you go? Most importantly, did you have a hotdog?

Video seen here