Friday, January 14, 2011

I like lists...

...A lot. I write lists in my head all day, every day. So here goes another one - and expect a lot of these in the future.

So far 2011 has taught me that...
...Making your own bread is both fulfilling and delicious.
...People will never change. NEVER.
...Men are odd creatures and I don't think I will ever fully understand them.
...Purple is the new black.
...My feet scar as badly as the rest of my body and being Keloidal is not fun!
...Some people love goats more than others.
...Sometimes all you need is a dinner with your favourite friends to cheer you up.
...Tough times show you who your true friends are - A wise and very good friend taught me that.
...A craving for dim sum will not simply vanish - it needs to be fulfilled.
...Rainy days should be spent at home. Under a blankie. With a hottie. And a good movie.
...A whetstone is the best way to sharpen a knife.
...Justin Bonnello has the greatest life a man can lead.
...Children grow up far too quickly for my liking.
...There is no worse personality trait than not being able to admit when you are wrong.
...This is going to be an amazing and challenging year!



Thursday, January 13, 2011


1. Today I feel...Super excited for the year ahead!
2. Last night...I went for 'one' after work drink at the restaurant and ended up having a few shots and two meals..Six hour restaurant visits are always the best. Especially with great company.
3. This week...Has been very interesting so far.
4. Drink of the moment...Berry and mint smoothies and Jack Daniels with a splash of lime
5. The best present I got this Christmas was...A beautiful new camera. Oh, and my whetstone. Oooohhh, and the new Justin Bonello cookbook!
6. Last film you watched...A Lot Like Love - Amazing romantic comedy...
7. This year I plan to...Open up my own business! And I am STRESSING and super nervous about it...

Thanks to Being Brazen for the 'It's for You' questions...




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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Things I now know...

Things I now know...

1.) Paco Rabanne's Ultraviolet is definitely a scent that was made for me
2.) Having a gay best friend is fabulous darling!
3.) You should never do anything that you wouldn't be able to tell your mother about
4.) But these things always seem to be the most fun...
5.) The Orient in Melrose Arch makes the most divine food and end each meal off perfectly with insane coconut ice - J'Adore!
6.) Planning to open up your own business is super scary
7.) I don't read as much as I used to and that needs to change
8.) You will never get over your first love, no matter how hard you try
9.) I am addicted to chunky, over sized silver rings
10.) Cape Town is just the most incredible food mecca ever
11.) After 14 years of vehemently protesting against it, I am now in love with Cape Town and will move there one day soon
12.) I will never understand war
13.) Frozen berry and mint smoothies are heaven
14.) A strong cup of tea can make any issue melt away




Thursday, January 6, 2011

Earworm of Doom

Day Two.

I have had Paul Simon's 'You Can Call Me Al' stuck in my head the ENTIRE morning. Not fair. It's a good song, but once you've got it in there, it won't let up and just keeps playing and playing and playing.

Other annoying songs that get stuck on repeat include:

1.) Men at Work - You Can Dance if You Want To (Which is a particularly good one for torturing my brothers)
2.) The Alphabet (WTF??)
3.) What Do Tigers Dream Of - Stu (The Hangover)
4.) Any crap by the Parlotones
5.) Toni Basil - Hey Mickey

Apparently this is referred to as an 'Earworm.' Thanks Wiki Wiki for that little gem of info:

Can someone please explain to the worm that I prefer Foo Fighters or Counting Crows?

Apologies if I've just spurred on a mash-up of all of the above tunes. My bad.

You can call me Al...




Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I just figured out how to put a title onto these guys. Sorryaboutit.

First Blog

So I've never done this before. Share my thoughts and experiences with the world...I mean, whose to say that anyone is actually interested in my life?

What do I write about? Do I explain how I wake up in the mornings at 05h30, shower, brush my teeth, change and get to work by 07h00? Work all day and sometimes all night, get home to my little flat and smash my couch in my face most nights? I think not - that's a little boring isn't it?

For now, let's keep it super simple. I am a 27 (eeek) year old woman (girl at heart) living in Joburg. I work as an Events Manager for a top notch catering company in Joburg north and at times I love my job. I have an amazing and insane family, a divine bunch of friends and a great life. I have been truly blessed it seems.

I am also addicted to social networking...Find me on Facebook and Twitter, all day every day.

My ultimate dream in life is to own a beautiful little deli/bakery serving amazing sandwiches and smiles. :) To me, food is life and it makes people happy. That's what I want to do - make people happy. And mostly, not have a boss. Yugh.

Watch this space...