Friday, October 19, 2012

Tea Time Companion

Do you ever get the bottom of your cup of tea and think, "Damn, I wish I had been able to share this sipping break with someone?"
Well, here you go...
You'll never sip alone again!
Available here

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Swimming on the East Rand

It's not quite like it is in Durban.
I often have to remind myself, more than once, that these people did not grow up like we did. They probably didn't do as much swimming at school and they definitely didn't spend their weekends training on a beach.
No, no. Their upbringing resulted in a slightly different relationship with water.

Most of the time there is a lot of this:
Empty swimming pool, not festive bunting. 
When there is an occasional visitor, I hear things like, "Can you do that flippy thing?"
And think things like, "You mean a tumble turn?" and how would Mr Phelps respond to a question like that.

'Flippy' thing? Really?
Attire wise, there is a whole lot of this:
OVER costumes
 And not an aweful lot of this:

And don't even get me started on the concept of sharing a lane. It's not something that is done. Ever. Apparently.

Give me swimming strength.

pics from google searches, sorry.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Where the Magic comes from

So I had a Birthday, was thoroughly spoiled, and got so many lovely messages.
Although the best part was post-bath, cuddled on the couch with some delicious spaghetti bolognaise from my love, there were some tea related highlights during the day, like carrot cake, brownies, and this, from my also-born-in-October friend Jae:

It's from here. Great, don't you think!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


1 x office space for me to make pretty and keep all of the stationary I will one day own in. An office all for me and only me. Think of the crafting! The making! The doing! The blogging! NEED!

Just look at these lovely spaces:
It started with this pic from the Poetry blog
And then Pinterest happened. Oh dear. 

Heck, I'd even settle for a cupboard-room!
Oh, to have a house with ample corners for offices.

Monday, October 8, 2012


As they said on 2oceansvibe, this is some radvertising! put together this video using #firstworldproblems to highlight third world problems.
How great is it?

Aaaand share.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Shine on, you crazy diamond

I just found this, I think it's amazing. I think you might too.

Full size here
Found here

Hey there!

I'm back! I know, I know, I've been a bad blogger. But before you get frowny on me, let me tell you where I've been!

I was in Durban because my sister got married!!!!!!
Derryn took beautiful pictures of her in her dress that my mom made!

We wore these beautiful dresses by Kathrin Kidger

We walked up the aisle to this song

And they danced to this song

And the sun shone it's warm little rays onto us. Not a single drop of rain!
All in all, a beautiful day! And now, Miss V is a Mrs B! But to me, she'll always be my Snot.