Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I moved and I forgot to tell you!

Hello lovelies!

I moved across to WordPress and I completely forgot to let you all know. Silly me.

Am still trying to work out the unknown WordPress so things are a bit shaky over there but still fun.

Check out my new spot over here

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A lil shooting fun

Last week Friday I was on set for a shoot with newcomers The Mysticcs.

We got to work with Glen Montgomery, an amazing photographer, who was taking shots of us (Zen and I) with the band.

I absolutely love getting dressed by different stylists because they always have their own way with clothes and their own gems which I inevitably get to wear. This time wasn't different, here are some silly shots of what we had to choose from:

It looks messy...but there IS a system
Love the patterns on both these dresses.
Stunning gold watch. 
A hat.
 And here is the final band pic:

I think they came out pretty cool. What fun. 

Monday, July 4, 2011

Noodle is back!

Japarti on the left and the adventuring Noodle on the right. 

Oh my goodness I'm so unbelievably happy.

Last December for my birthday the lovely drummer boy bought me two hamsters, Noodle and Japarti. On Sunday two lovely young girls came to visit and accidentally left the latch on Noodle's cage off. Needless to say the independent lil adventurer decided to go on a trip which meant that a few hours later the Marja and I found her cage completely empty.

Now, Japarti has escaped twice before but being the home buddy he is always goes straight to the corner of the room and sleeps under the curtain. Makes for easy finding. Of course that was the first place we looked but Noodle had other ideas and remained missing for the whole day yesterday.

I google hamster-finding techniques and decided to leave a pre-counted pile of sunflower seeds in every room to determine where she was hiding in the house. This morning at 3:30am the Marja comes bursting into my room saying "Noodle's in my room, I can hear noise!"

When I stumbled into her room and my eyes could finally focus I saw her sitting there in the corner of the room, looking so sweet and small. I rushed forward and instead of running away she promptly came right up to my held out hand. Hooray! My hamsters love me!

So it's a happy ending for us. But if you've lost your hamster and don't know what to do here are some great tips. on helping you find your little lost treasure. 


Oh, and by the way, that's the number of days that I've been dating the lovely drummer boy.

It's our four year anniversary today. This time four years ago we were sitting at the bar of The Rat and Parrot in Grahamstown, chatting about the night that we first kissed when all of a sudden he asked me the sweetest question.

Happy anneversary Nrt.

I love you. 

The weekend that was

Just in case you hadn't noticed it's freezing in Cape Town right now!

Another Monday, another weekend to blog about; this weekend I...

+ Had to wake up at 4:30 am to be on set for a short film.
+ I froze.
+ Spent about 11 hours in Tokai forest.
+ Stayed awake for a full 24 hours.
+ Partied on nothing but lack of sleep (that's right I had not one drink on Friday night).
+ Found out some heartbreaking news.
+ Had to be strong when I felt like I was crumbling.
+ Enjoyed a DVD date night with the lovely drummer boy.
+ Spent a lot of time alone.
+ Got depressed.
+ Felt better.
+ Lost a hamster (Noodle please come back).
+ Spent some much needed family time on Sunday which made my heart feel lighter.
+ Re-realised the healing power of animals.

Phew. Been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. How was your weekend?

Also, don't you agree that this magical hideaway is just so beautiful? I'd love a space like to get away to and just laze and read and listen to music and dance. Wow. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

At the risk of seeming like a cat lady in the making...

I recently downloaded allt the (very bad quality) pics from my phone and realised that I've met some pretty cool animals in some interesting situations...

I thought I'd share them all with you:

First up are Guiness and Peroni, my uncle and aunt's "babies" -

They are polar opposites: Guiness is a soft and shy little guy who has the most adorable fringe while Peroni is super boisterous and loves jumping on laps.  Love them!

Next up is Hunter. Named after Hunter S Thompson this cat used to live in Obs. She was hit by a car twice and lost her tail but is still sweet and affectionate -

She used to come sleep right next to my computer at my old work.

We found this gorgeous specimen in the bathroom at the lovely drummer's house -

I found this white rabbit on the side of the road while walking from Cavendish to Kenilworth. I picked it up and then wsa like "um, now what?". Luckily it belongs to the public gardens there so I gave it back to the security guard - 

A seal at Kalk Bay Harbour -

This is Bacardi (I think that's his name). He's a beautiful tabby cat and he's the resident pet at The REd Herring in Noordhoek. He's a bit shy when it comes to pics, as you can see -

The unamed cat I often see in the window on my way to the train station - 

On a walk from Glencairn back home to Fish Hoek I saw this large mole digging on the side of the raod. I stopped tow atch him and he couldn't see me so let me get quite close. Look at those teeth - 

Bokaap alley cat -

Flightless Egyptian Goose at Solole Game Reserve. He got left behind which is sad but is super friendly which was sweet -

My boss' cat Cass who upon my arrival always like to spend a few minutes being scratched on my lap. She's gorgeous too; a stray turned luxury kitten - 

And these fishies are so cute. Look at their smiles -

Does this make me a cat lady in the making?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The weekend that was

This weekend I…

+ Stayed in on Friday night.
+ Baked my first chocolate cupcakes from scratch (Happy Birthday @scottcooper_).
+ Went to Assembly to watch Ph Fat.
+ Got a free tequila.
+ Started helping the lovely drummer boy’s parents move into their new house.
+ Rewrote an entire article to please a client.
+ Danced.
+ Drank.
+ Loved.
+ Fought.
+ Made up.
+ Slept.
+ Went shopping with #Paisley & The Marja.

Phew. What did you do this weekend?

Ps. I just love these colourful photos, especially this brilliantly bright bird this zany meal and my word, these doors

Monday, June 20, 2011

The weekend that was

Image from here.

This weather is confusing. First it's warm and sunny and then the frostbite hits your toes and you can't feel any of your small apendages.

Hello Monday (again), this weekend I...

+ Stayed in on Friday night.
+ Watched a large amount of the series V.
+ Went to Two Minute Puzzle's video and EP launch (check out their new video here).
+ Saw Tommy Gun and Two Minute Puzzle's frontman, Patrick, juggling lemons.
+ Had lunch with the Popsicle (Happy Dad's Day all you dads).
+ Started reading Roald Dahl's Kiss Kiss (even though I haven't finished The Book Thief).
+ Stayed at The Shack 'til closing.
+ Had. A. Very. Weird. Dream.
+ Spent about two hours ambling around Newlands Forest with the lovely drummer boy.
+ Drank lots of tea.
+ Won R20 in a bet (Thanks Jeremy Loops).
+ Danced with the awesome Wal. 

What did you get up to this weekend?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I saw a mermaid

Image from here.

Last night I saw Splash for the first time ever and was struck by how sweet and simple the movie was.

As the Marja mentioned it was quite risque at the time but would probably be deemed a Walt Disney movie nowadays.

I've always been fascinated with mermaids whether it was the sparkly Ariel in The Little Mermaid or the vicious  sirens of ancient mythology. I think my first ever experience of the mysterious creature was in Disney's Peter Pan. I remember thinking they were beautiful

Image from here.

I used to spend hours in the pool pretending I had a scaled tail and was able to breath underwater. It was awesome.

The name "Mermaid" is a combination of mere, which means sea in Old English and maid, which is a woman.

Quite a number of people I've spoken to say they don't like the portrayal of the mermaids in the most recent Pirates of the Caribbean installation but I think it's fantastic. As much as I fell in love with the mythical creature because of Disney, historically they are not as good-hearted and gentle as the favourite children's story-teller has shown them to be.

Mermaids are meant to harsh creatures which lure seamen into the water with their enchanting voices. It's pretty bad-ass if you ask me.

What's your favourite mythical creature? 

Monday, June 13, 2011

The weekend that was

Hello lovelies! I hope you've all had a great start to your week? This weekend I...

+ Stayed at home on Friday night.
+ Watched three Xmen movies.
+ Was a model.
+ Slept in.
+ Ate delicious french toast made by the lovely drummer boy.
+ Went to Assembly and checked out Ashtray Electric.
+ Re-realised how small Cape Town is.
+ Had pizza. Twice.
+ Had a strange dream in which I had to save a hamster.
+ Started watching the second season of V.
+ Couldn't sleep.

How was your weekend? Get up to anything special?

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