Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Holy Mother of Pearl look at my desk. Look at the mayhem. T minus 2.5 days till I am officially on leave and the universe decides I should be the busiest person on planet earth. So please do excuse me if I don't post for a while. It's just that I really want to leave with a clear head and nothing to worry about.
On a flippen sweeter note, one of our clients came in and played Santa this morning, delivering these beautiful chocolate boxes. And when I say beautiful, I flippen mean BEAUUUUUTIFUL.
I wanna wait till I get home to open it otherwise I will eat everything inside but from what I can see there's a slab of Lindt pistachio, Ferrero Rondnoir, Ferrero Rocher, Forest Faries hand mad coffee & almond nougat, nuts and other little Lindt red balls all in a sweet little box.
I really ♥ chocolate and I really, really ♥ boxes!
Friday, December 11, 2009
1. generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness: to be magnanimous toward one's enemies.
2. high-minded; noble: a just and magnanimous ruler.
3. proceeding from or revealing generosity or nobility of mind, character, etc.: a magnanimous gesture of forgiveness.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
1. Upholstery tools
2. Windsor and Newton Watercolour
3. Prismacolour Colored pencils
4. Pilot Hi-tec C Pens
5. Faber Castel Pitt Artist Pens
6. Watercolour Paint Brushes
7. Sweer Cherry Blossom Bird Pouch - missbaah Etsy
8. Deer Valley in Auqua & Brown Tampon clutch – BitsOHoneyDesigns Etsy
9. Dutch Kalaidescope Wallet – BitsOHneyDesigns Etsy
10. GOTHENBURG Robin Messenger, Everyday Purse – ikabags Etsy
11. Secret Garden, Painted Fabric Journal – Kreativlink Etsy
12. Beach Blanket Bingo Suit – modcloth.com
13. Amazon Kindle
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Joh, joh, joh, johhhh! We had the most fun this weekend I tell you. It was Gary & Mel’s birthday surprise! I planned for us all (Craig, Mel, Gaz, Kyle & I) to go on an early morning western style ride on the beautiful Northern Farm through SA Trails. FLIPPEN AMAZO!
On Saturday we woke up super early and waited for Craig & Mel to arrive (they almost got arrested on the way to our house for speeding but got of with a R200 bribe, phew – thanks bob for corrupt policeman hey?). Then we all piled into Craig’s car and set off for the Northern Farm.
We arrived and met Kati, one of the trail leaders, who swept us all off for an introduction into Western riding. After that we all set off on truly THE most breath taking ride I have ever been on.
I rode form the age 11 to 17, so a good six years and I have never been on ride that was so flippen beautiful. The Northern Farm is a nature reserve and as soon as you enter you know why. Beautiful huge trees, never ending green field, trickling streams, foliage covered dams with happy little duck families diving under the water and bubbling rivers! WOW!
Mel took me to the Voortrekker Monument last year as my Christmas present and she flippen loved every minute of it. Gaz has been bugging me for some time now and so I just decided it was time and boy did we have a jol. DO NOT ask how the hell I convinced Craig but he came and by the end of the ride he really was a regular old cowboy even singing cowboy songs.
Kyle had a superb time and is gonna come with Mel and I every month. But then Ky is my brother and also grew up riding horse.
Gaz thoroughly enjoy himself except he got a stubborn horse and you must know because that’s where the saying comes from, “As stubborn as a horse”, but non the less he had a super time and will definitely do it again.
Mel, just like last time, could not get enough. She is an animal lover like me and loves it through and through.
Heed this warning: HORSE RIDING = EXTREME BODLY PAIN for at least two days after. You really use muscles you never even knew you possessed.
I am super chuffed and am definitely going to go at least once a month until I can afford to bait a horse. Kati (the trail leader) said that once I get the hang of western riding (which is very different from English style and takes a quite a bit to get used to) I can become a trail leader to. Hells yeah is what I say. Dam, imagine getting paid for something you are so truly befok about!
And would you believe we didn’t get one photo of us on the horses! Can you say stuuupard?
Once we were done and had looked through the visitors book and signed it, we said our farewells to Kati and Doc, our trail leaders, and set off for the home of the chicken pie for the BEST chicken pies & lemon meringue under the African sky.
We gorged ourselves and just lay outside under the tree relaxing our tired and sore bodies. Mel and I fished out my bottle of bubbles and took some cool pic’s while chilling and later we had a braai and watched the Brothers Bloom and fell asleep.
Us chilling after our uber adventure.
Yesterday Gaz & went to his parents for a braai and I sunburnt the top part of my legs so bad. So so bad, so so so bad. But please don’t pity me. I am a flippen a-hole because I know what my skin is like and I didn’t put sun block on.
So today I am in so much pain. My entire body feels like on big funny bone and the skin on my legs feels like is going to snap because its soooo tight and HOT!
All in all, it was uber super cool!
How was everyone else naweek???
Friday, December 4, 2009
Today's "WORD" shall be:
1. the quality of being vehement; ardor; fervor.
2. vigorous impetuosity; fury: the vehemence of his attack.
Origin: 1520–30; < style="FONT-VARIANT: small-caps" href="http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=vehement&db=luna">vehement, -ence
Synonyms:1. eagerness, verve, zeal, enthusiasm, fervency. 2. passion.
Antonyms:1, 2. apathy.
1. Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid: a vehement denial. See Synonyms at intense.
2. Marked by or full of vigor or energy; strong: a vehement storm.
I read "vehemence" this morning in the book I am currently re-reading, "Bad Behaviour" by Sheila O'Flanagan. I liked it and didn't quite know what it meant.
HAPPY FRIDAY everyone. Have a super weekend. I know I will, it's Gaz & Mel's birthday surprise tomorrow! ooooo. Tune in on Monday for that post.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I'm gonna give them huge black lamp shades. I will post a picture when they are all together and sitting nicely next to my bed.
Thanks beautiful MOM!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I believe that we don't just have one soul mate. No. I believe we have many and they come in many shapes an sizes. Mel is one of my few soul mates. Our souls need each other. We will be forever friends. FOREVER!
Happy Birthday for tomorrow my Super-Zealous friend. I hope you have a superb year filled with loads of laughter, sunshine & all your dreams coming true. I love you tremendously.
Sorry the post is today but I couldn't hold out any longer. After all I have kept my mouth thoroughly shut about Saturday, have I not? I think I can allow myself this premature post.
A bit of an explanation behind this creation:
I wanted to do an illustration of this photo from my birthday of Mel for her birthday but alas I don't have any drawing paper left. I decided to do it on my pc. It turned out super cool. There is a plus side to digital and that definitely is patterns. Flip, I ♥ patterns so much. I could go crazy. I am now teaching myself to design my own seamless patterns. They are all pretty basic (as seen above) but you gotta start somewhere, yeah? See here & here & here for others - I have to say my fav so far is the cherry's.
Anyway, best wishes my beautiful friend, I hope you are super excited for Saturday!