Friday, October 31, 2008

it's the great pumpkin ~ charlie brown

Charlie Brown: Hey! I got an invitation to a Halloween party!
Lucy Van Pelt: Is the invitation to Violet's party?
Charlie Brown: Yes. It's the first time I've been invited to a party.
Lucy Van Pelt: Charlie Brown, if you got an invitation, it was a mistake. There were two lists, Charlie Brown: one to invite, and one not to invite. You must have been put on the wrong list.

Linus: He'll come here because I have the most sincere pumpkin patch and he respects sincerity.
Sally Brown: Do you really think he will come?
Linus: Tonight the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch. He flies through the air and brings toys to all the children of the world.
Sally Brown: That's a good story.
Linus: You don't believe the story of the Great Pumpkin? I thought little girls always believed everything that was told to them. I thought little girls were innocent and trusting.
Sally Brown: Welcome to the 20th century!

have a spooktacular halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

its not the fish...

many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that its not the fish they're after
~ henry thoreau

honest dialogue #2

saturday night ~ bridg's garden ~ dark, can't see where we're walking
heels on foot, bags in hand

only in joburg...

Bridg:: careful careful!!!! to the left - go to the left

me:: why? i'm on the path

Bridg:: no get off the path - my dad puts the dog poop on the path

me:: what? why? thats crazy

Bridg:: so that robbers know we have dogs

me:: but can't they just see the dogs?

Bridg:: oh ja... hmm

honest dialogue #1 can be found here

awards, appreciation and fabulousness

I got the Kreativ Blogger awared from Miss Caught Up ~ one of the most fabulously hilarious and entertaining bloggers herself! Thanks ~ you have made my day!

Now what fun are awards unless you pass them on:

So TWO of my other favourite reads:

Being Brazen - I love her friday quotes the most, and I look forward to them every week... her great sense of humour, and the fabulous pics she always finds to compliment her posts!

The Purring Cat - Sometimes I wonder if we were seperated at birth lol... we have so much in common, and enjoy such similar things! I enjoy every post and appreciate the honesty in your writing!

A HUGE Thanks to everyone that stops by my blog and for your comments and notes... its really awesome interacting with such FABULOUS people! I learn so much for you!

Friday, October 24, 2008

5 things that make me smile

sunday mornings at the local nursery tea garden
- yes i know.. i sound 30 going on 73 but seriously, it's so beautiful and a bit of paradise in the concrete jungle

- they're lining the streets of joburg - like lilac snow flakes brightening up the dull city streets

reconnecting with old friends and connecting with new friends
- lately i've been connecting with old friends
- i've been living in joburg for almost 3 months and i've met some awesome people

vino vino vino
- i miss the wine farms in cape town and just driving around finding a random vineyard to stop at and do some wine tasting... however, in jozi there are some fabulous restaurants that have excellent wines - so the drinking contnues - happy days!!


- shoes, bags, accessories, mac make up, new towels, new pjs... i love shopping and it always puts a smile on my face - retail therapy amplified!!

do something this weekend that makes your heart smile :)

if you comment on this post - please write one thing that makes u smile too!

to read about other things that make me smile click here

Thursday, October 23, 2008


do you know where you're going?
what do you dream of?
are you living your truth? what do you want?
what makes you smile?

what does your heart desire?

...walk towards that!



Tuesday, October 21, 2008

just curious

self esteem ~ the way you see it
your self esteem is not eroded by the judgements of those around you or what people say to you... its eroded by your own judgements of yourself and what you say to yourself, when the other person walks away....

Monday, October 20, 2008

things i learnt this weekend

  • Mo√ęt Chandon tastes better when someone randomly buys a bottle for you
  • There are some things time does not heal
  • It’s fun to have a non verbal conversation with a stranger
  • There are times when we hurt the ones we love even though we don’t mean to
  • Sometimes there isn’t a “right” thing to say

  • Running in the rain is so much fun – especially balancing on a pair of heels
  • Being there for your friends, and listening to their same stories over and over is all they need Everyone wants to belong to someone
  • You can’t live your life not doing something because you’re afraid – you’ll end up doing nothing
  • An afternoon of vino and laughing with your girlfriends = the BEST medicine
  • Being spontaneous makes me happy
want to read things i've learnt in the past - click here, or here, or here ...

the life you've always wanted

”The moment you take full responsibility for your greatness, your magnificence, your pricelessness and love yourself unconditionally, then live that way without exception, that's when you will end all of your internal struggle and once and for all, have the life you have always wanted.”
– Darshan Shanti

Friday, October 17, 2008

conversation of the not so violent office kind

Scene is set - friday afternoon in the office - open plan office!

JO on the phone:
(now just note - jo could pass as having the profile of a suspicious nature - i'm just saying..)

hi there, i'd like to place an order...
what time do u close?
ok, great...
i'd like to order an AK 47...
yes, thats right... [pause] ... no, that will be fine
great, i'll see u in half an hour!

ME to ELLE: [whispering] ....did jo just order an AK 47? *very confused look on my face!

ELLE: whahahahahaaa

ME to JO: did u just order and AK 47??? *more confused look on my face, sqinting eyes, frown...

(ok, do they know something i don't?)

ME: [bewildered.... ] what? i'm just asking.....

JO: .... hahahaa... I ordered a sandwich from the deli... thats the code!

ME: smirk... lol, ok... that makes sense! hahaha

..... seriously!!

happy moments ~ I'm Yours by Jason Mraz

this morning a good friend of mine, the Spanjard, sent me this link and it put me in the HaPpIeSt mood! its just one of those feel good songs... and OF COURSE, i had to share it with all you fabuous people!

happy friday ~

:: check out Jason Mraz's website ::

I heart Jozi

so ... last night i'm driving home after an amazing dinner with my friends.... i suddenly see a flash behind me, and think to myself... well, dude, i drive an uno... there's no way i was speeding... maybe someone behind me got caught by a speeding camera.... so i continue driving merrily... and again, i see a flash... now i'm wondering if i am seeing things, coz i didn't see a camera on the side of the road, plus there are not that many cars on the road, and no one is driving like a maniac... (for a change!)....

as i continue down oxford street, i see the sky light up directly behind the Telkom Tower!! it was SO stunning! a thunderstorm was brewing in the night sky... *what an undercover blonde moment i had. the sky lit up so beautifully that i almost wanted to stop driving just to look at it. however... i went straight home, opened my balcony door - i have HUGE glass windows in my lounge, so the view was pretty amazing of the lightening sky - ... my first joburg thunderstorm... the energy in the air was amazing... i just love this city!!


The Telkom Tower is the highest structure in Johannesburg, and is probably the city's most recognisable landmark.

It is interesting to note that the height of the Hillbrow Tower is virtually the same as the length of the Titanic (269m).

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

my way or the highway!

i stumbled upon this site: image chef - where you can customise your own signs!

sometimes it would be easier to express yourself better if you had sign - instead of wasting your breath, you could show the sign to....the irritating guy in the queue, the incompetent waiter, your boss.... your "why must you chew soooo loud" colleague, your dog, your ex, your boyfriend, the guy at the drive-thru, the crazy person who cut you off in traffic... the guy that didnt notice your smile... the guy that did.... ~ so... here goes - try it out and post on your blog, and tag another blogger to do the same! See how creative you can get! - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

click here to make your own sign now... road sign, door tag, vegas sign, street sign, cinema sign, store sign, taxi sign! Go wild!

Being Brazen
Kitty Cat
Peas on Toast
The BlondeBlogshell
Rant et Rave
Miss Caught Up

joke of the week


A guy goes to the supermarket and notices an attractive woman waving at him. She says hello. He's rather taken aback because he can't place where he knows her from.

So he says, 'Do you know me?' To which she replies, 'I think you're the father of one of my kids.' Now his mind travels back to the only time he has ever been unfaithful to his wife and says, 'Are you the stripper from the bachelor party that I made love to on the pool table with all my buddies watching while your partner whipped my butt with wet celery???'

She looks into his eyes and says calmly, 'No, I'm your son's teacher.'

Friday, October 10, 2008

Follow your heart

The heart is always right
-- if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart
-- because mind is a creation of the society. 
It has been educated. 
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.

quote of the day

we all cling to the past, and because we cling to the past we become unavailable to the present

kitty humour ~ just for fun

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008


I was tagged by KittyCat... so here are my four!

1.four places i go to over and over:
> vida e
> the art shop
> exclusive books
> gym

2. four people who e-mail me regularly:
> bridg
> brigz
> pheston
> simon

3. four of my favorite places to eat:
> fish (sushi) in rosebank
> orient (sushi) – melrsoe arch
> full stop (not sushi) - parkhurst
> at jules place – her man makes a wicked braai

4. four places you'd rather be:
> in cape town
> diving with my brother
> at an ashram in india
> having tea with my reiki teacher in her kitchen

5. four tv shows i could watch over and over:
> seinfeld
> sex and the city
> how i met your mother
> friends
(same last 3 as being brazen… love your work x )

> my friend the rant et raver

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

just another day in paradise...

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity.... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.