Thursday, December 23, 2010

another thought

Just some words springing to mind on a summer drive to somewhere more important than the most beautiful feeling...

and i saw a butterfly for just a while.
she was free and flighting as we sat,
trapped inside plans already set in a motion towards town.
our wheels spun and we listened to some summer liquid gold.
i couldn't help feeling like i wanted to be somewhere else,
closer to that feeling inside the song.
but i loved the moment.

Hope you like them.

A quick hello.

Hope you’ve all got you’re Christmas shopping done and dusted because tomorrow is Christmas Eve!

I’m so happy that today is my last day at work but my day kinda started off miserably. I made myself a scrumptious sandwich and packed a piece of the most delicious cheesecake for lunch. Before my colleague picked me up I quickly shot off to the shop to get some airtime and when I got back home my key wouldn’t work in our gate.

What. The. Hell.

As hard as I tried the key, pleaded with the gate and grumbled in exasperation the key and the gate were not friends this morning. So, as a result, I’m lunchless. This is a big deal for someone like me – I’m the grumpiest person alive on an empty stomach.

It’s going to be a long day. *Sighs*

How’s your day going though?

Ps, just in case he’s reading, I’d love it if the lovely drummer boy would surprise me with a beautifully setup lunch spot like the one in the photo.

THAT would be romantic…

Found the pic here

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Three more days til Christmas

Last night the Marja and I went for a walk along the beach. It was great to be out in the fresh air after sitting at a desk for over seven hours.

Everyone on the beach seemed to be in a good mood which was really refreshing. We stopped off at a few shops on the way home and picked up some small add-on presents and then we went home to wrap!

I always find that presents look so much more interesting and intriguing when they’re wrapped. The decorative paper and perfectly placed celotape is one of my favourite things about Christmas or birthdays – I just love getting gifts that are a complete surprise.

After bundling a few things into their respective wrappings the Marja and realised we still have so much shopping to do and loads more wrapping! The idea exhausted us so we decided to chill out and watch The Big Bang Theory (I absolutely LOVE Sheldon).

So now, when I get home from work I’m probably going to have to submerge myself in sticky-tape, gifts and reindeer bedecked paper.

I’m tempted to ask you all what you’re getting your loved ones for Christmas but don’t want you to ruin the surprise so mum’s the word.

Just one thing – I know puppies and kittens are cute, and can potentially be the perfect gift of all to give a friend, child or partner but please think really hard before you decide to buy a little dog or cat for someone else. Taking care of an animal is a huge responsibility and if the receiver isn’t really ready to look after a new “Snowy” or “Patches” they may end up on the street. Every year after the 25th of December thousands of small animals are abandoned because they can’t be looked after properly which is the saddest thought ever. If you do want to buy a pet as a gift rather tell the person beforehand to see if they’re ready for it. You might even have a great time going along with that person to choose the kitten or puppy.

Otherwise please have the most amazing Christmas. I know I’m looking forward to the scrumptious dinners and lunches and leftovers.

My stomach is already growling to the tune of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” (if that’s even possible).

What's your favourite thing about Christmas?
Much love, Red Noses and Snow-flakes,

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Weekend That Was

Woah. Last Sunday I got a scratch in my throat. On Monday morning I felt groggy and by the afternoon I felt like my brain was a marshmallow. Yes kids, I was sick. I paid my Doc a little visit on Tuesday (the lovely drummer came with me for moral support – I’m petrified of hospitals/mediclinics/dentists…) and was booked off for the whole week.

I felt like absolute dog poo.

I spent the entire week horizontal and by Friday was still not better. So, this weekend I…

+ Was sick, very very sick.
+ Was in a photo shoot with the lovely Wal.
+ Slept a lot.
+ Was alone (the lovely drummer was on a coastal tour and my Marja was super busy).
+ Tried to go Christmas shopping but ended up buying nothing.
+ Couldn’t eat.
+ Saw my beautiful friend RaRa for a bit.
+ Felt uber sorry for myself.
+ Coughed and blew my nose for what seemed like forever.
+ Went to a Sunday Christmas lunch at the Clovelly Golf Club

You’ll be happy to know that I’m almost better, just trying to get rid of this menacing-sounding cough. Hooray!

What did you do this weekend?

I found this image here, how cute is it? 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Some saucy lingerie

Ok, so what girl doesn't like getting lacy, fancy, gorgeous lingerie for free!?!

I don't know either :)

The lovely Miss Bobby of Bobbylicious has got a treat for all of us - she's running a giveaway with Confident Curvs (oooooh) and the winner will be announced on 24 December (just in time for a sexy Christmas).

So visit Miss Bobby's blog here to enter...and as much as I love you readers, I super hope I win it ;)

My fav lingerie pattern is definitely leopard print...whats yours?
Lace, lingerie and licks

i'm sick...and Paul Ward's pics from the Caves music video launch

I don't get sick very often so when I do I get very very very sick.

On Sunday I had a slight scratch in my throat and by Monday afternoon I was so woozy that while I was sitting upright in my chair at my desk, I felt like I was twisting and turning at 90degrees.

Blergh. Yesterday I stayed at home in bed and the lovely drummer boy came to my rescue - he came with me to the doctor (I'm petrified of docters, hospitals, dentists - I hate going on my own and always Always cry).

I have body flu so am on quarantine. I'm bored and achey and coughy and this sucks.

Wouldn't mind a bit of cheering up...anyone? please?


Also, here are some awesome pics by Paul Ward of The Plastics' music video launch of Caves at the Grand Daddy Hotel. Lovely! Can you spot me? 

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Weekend That Was

It was my birthday last week! I really was spoilt and am so lucky to have the amazing people that I’ve got in my life. My weekend kinda started on Wednesday, this weekend I…

+ Attended the music video launch of The Plastics’ Caves on the roof of the Grand Daddy Hotel.
+ Took Thursday off.
+ Got so many cool presents.
+ Went shopping with the lovely drummer’s mom.
+ Had a delicious birthday dinner with my wonderful friend Nat.
+ Went to the lovely drummer boy’s gig at Zula.
+ Bashed a girl’s car (not too badly) and was shocked at how she treated me.
+ Swam and tanned, read my book, swam and tanned, read my book by the pool (on repeat).
+ Went for dinner at Tony’s in town and didn’t really like the coconut bits in my Vegetable Mozambican Curry.
+ Saved a Chameleon from lovely drummer’s Killer Cat.
+ Played Sonic the hedgehog on xbox.
+ Went to a R5 store with wonderful Wal and bought some cool things.
+ Got my legs waxed.
+ Went to see my gran and has yummy snacks.

What did you do this weekend?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

welcome Noodle and Japarti

coolest hamms in town
So, it's my birthday tomorrow and the lovely drummer boy being the wonderful, impatient person he is has already given me (part of) my present:

Cue Noodle and Japarti, two of the cutest, engertic, snoozy, warm balls ever to exist.

I love them and I know you would too.
in the house
always sleeping during the day and super noisy at night

an inspiring package...

ooh, what's inside?

This morning I received my package all the way from South Korea courtesy of the very talented, funny and creative Che from IndieBerries blog (one of my favourites).

Here's what the package looks like - cannot WAIT to share all the goodies inside with you.

Thank you Che!!

Ps I got this lovely package because I came second in this competition on her blog. Yay me!!

ceramics and potting

My aunt and cousins have got into this craze of creating their own ceramic platters. They proudly showed off their stunning plates to my mom and I a few weeks ago and I really wanted to do one myself but it’s quite an expensive four hours for someone like me on the tiniest of salaries.

How it is works: There is a lovely potterer at Springfield Convent School who, on the weekends, has classes for anyone who wants to come and design and decorate their own platter. It’s R350 for the class and Dale (the potterer) provides you with a beautifully shaped, wet-clay platter, a working spot, the use of her tools, stamps and other decorative gear, cakes and biscuits, tea and coffee, and a calming environment where you can just let your creative juices flow.

I was so lucky to have my delightful cousin Kiki organise for me to do the class with her for my birthday. So on Saturday the lovely drummer boy dropped me off at Springfield Convent and I got to decorate my own platter.

I had no idea what to expect and when I first arrived felt so stuck: how do I start? I kept asking myself while all the ladies around me were already creating patterns, twirls and imprints on their clay.

Once I started though, it felt so easy. I opted out of making a recurring pattern and instead incorporated elements of my life into the picture. I drew a tree and stamped in some leaves for my Marja (who LOVES trees), I put in some musical notes and a rooster for the lovely drummer boy and added some fish for myself (I was quite the water baby when I was young and the lovely drummer calls me fish). I can’t WAIT to see the final product. It takes up to two weeks for the firing, colour and glazing process to be finished.

I’ll definitely show you when I get it back but for now I added some pics from Saturday afternoon. Hope you enjoy!

Also, this morning I received the most wonderful package from IndieBerries’ Che! I’m so excited (especially because it came one day before my birthday). Will post some pics up later!!

Here are some pics of my pottery day:
a little birdie told me...
my station
going with the currents
the finished product (before firing, colour and glazing of course)
lovely J's design

What do you think?

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Weekend That Was

Hello lovely readers! Hope you’re having a happy Monday so far – this week is my birthday week so I’m feeling quite perky. This weekend I…

+ Watched Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (it was tres cool).
+ Went to the Arcade at Century City and felt like a kid again.
+ Chilled on the Ground Zero couches watching movies with the boys while lovely drummer boy had band prac (Knotting Hill and Jarhead).
+ Went to Obs Fest on Friday night and drank some beers at Trench town.
+ Went to Obs on Saturday night and got rained on, only spent five minutes at a warm and cosy little pub before heading home to snuggle up under the warm covers.
+ Had dinner at Greens in Claremont – their beets, goats cheese and nut salad is honestly delicious!
+ Spent four hours pottering around on Saturday – my cousin organised for me to make my own platter for my birthday and EVERYONE should try it!
+ Was told by the lovely drummer that he had a surprise for me, I asked him if it was alive (he ALWAYS finds little animals), he said no and promptly handed over my two new baby dwarf hamsters for my birthday!! (They were very much so alive)
+ Went all the way out to the airport just to see the MASSIVE billboard which stars the lovely drummer boy (it’s a stimorol infinity ad).
+ Came home from the lovely drummer’s house to a full house (guests) and he and I had to sleep on the floor in the lounge (it reminded me of sleepovers).

What did you do this weekend?

Thursday, December 2, 2010


I used to be really scared to spend time in the kitchen because I often have NO clue what I’m doing. I love food so much though and would often think about how cool it would be if I could cook all the delicious, scrumptious-looking meals I’d see in cooking mags, recipe books and at friends’ houses.

One day I decided enough was enough, I was a grown woman (um, almost), and nothing, nothing was allowed to scare me (except for needles, toilets and dark water) (yes, I am afraid of toilets, don’t ask).

I started trying out recipes and making my own meals and at first it was too stressful to bear: I was constantly worried that I’d burn something or add too much salt or too little sauce.

But with each meal I made my confidence grew and my excitement expanded and my ideas started flowing. I wanted to try soups, pastas, bakes and roasts. So I did. I’m really trying to cook at least two or three times a week, and my favourite dishes to make are vegetarian. The night before last my mom and I had friends over and I made a Thai green curry. I was a little worried about cooking for other people but the dish turned out almost perfectly!

I was (and still am) a little proud – there wasn’t a single mouthful leftover.

I’ve definitely discovered a love for cooking and can’t wait to try all kinds of recipes!!

My favourite, favourite ingredient to cook with is courgettes.

What’s yours?

Ps, if you have any cool recipes to share with me (preferably vegetarian) please do!
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