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Retro QWERTY: Typewriter love

“Much as I like owning a Rolls-Royce, I could do without it. What I could not do without is a typewriter, a supply of yellow second sheets and the time to put them to good use.” – John O’Hara I share these same sentiments, although I prefer a car which is less – um – … Continue reading

I found my wedding venue! & special friends’ birthday celebrations

For friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold. – Oliver Wendell Holmes Before the title of this post slightly freaks out the boyfriend, friends and ma; no I am not engaged and no plans to wed just yet but wow did we spend last Saturday on such a beautiful rose farm and … Continue reading

Musing Monthly Matters: February 2013

A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine.” – unknown The highlight of February was definitely Valentine’s Day, I got so spoilt by Wes! (plus, have I mentioned how much I love these “hallmark holidays”?). Routine has been a big part of my month: I have started studying slowly but … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Detoxification

Toxins – Better out than in! – Swee Boon Chai Contrary to what you may have thought on reading the title of this post, I love Valentine’s Day and all those other “Hallmark created holidays”. Maybe there are some people who do need to be reminded to spoil their loved ones and remind them that they … Continue reading

Musing Monthly Matters: January 2013

Art is pattern informed by sensibility – Sir Herbert Read Ok so my little “regular” feature on my blog – Musing Monthly Matters – only happened three times last year but (as three is my lucky number) I will try again this year. I love collecting all these random snippets of info; interesting or funny or thought-provoking. … Continue reading

Time to dance!

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. – George Smith Patton A few months ago I wrote a post about a very depressing email I received but yesterday I am proud to announce an email of an entirely different nature arrived in my inbox! Dear Tamzin Nel, Congratulations! We are very pleased to … Continue reading

Respect

Respect: if you want to get it, you have to give it. I had two posts planned for today, both with entirely different tones as to the one I am about to write. I need to write this post not only to convey my respect and admiration for one of South Africa’s greatest athletes but … Continue reading

The food of champions

Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world. – T’ien Yiheng I am so behind on my blog posts, my last one was published on the 31st of October and time has just flown; the past few weeks have been pretty crazy with work, exams, Christmas parties and on top of everything an unplanned … Continue reading

A cycle trilogy

A trilogy is a set of three works of art that are connected, and that can be seen either as a single work or as three individual works. – Definition We have mostly been training and cycling at Northern Farm and we love it here! We started in the midst of winter, exploring the beautiful dry lands. Emerging from … Continue reading

First time published!

You have to learn the rules of the game, and then you have to play better than anyone else. – Albert Einstein The company for which I work sends out a daily Newsletter every morning. Last week my first little write up was included – such a great feeling to finally be contributing in a … Continue reading

An empty achievement

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank I really enjoyed the first Run Jozi 10km event so when it was announced that entries for the next one were open I immediately entered. At 8:30 am I was meant to meet a few friends … Continue reading

The start of a journey

For those wounded by civilisation, yoga is the most healing salve. – T. Guillemets Whenever anyone starts a diet or a new exercise plan it is always on a Monday or the beginning of the month – yesterday satisfied both criteria. I started going to Yoga classes last year once a week after work at … Continue reading

Date night!

A true man does not need to romance a different girl every night, a true man romances the same girl for the rest of her life. – Ana Alas I have always loved this quotation and Wes – he loves the romance and the good old date night! (I must post on our “first” date … Continue reading

A different kind of birthday card

A sister can be seen as someone both ourselves and very much not ourselves – a special kind of double. – Toni Morrison Mish, today, 21 years ago I met you for the first time. Our family was now complete and I know my little 22 month old self fell in love with my beautiful … Continue reading

It’s party time!

Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake. – Unknown So my little sister turns 21 on Sunday! Tonight is her party and I cannot wait! She chose to have it at a gorgeous little place nestled away in Pretoria called Duncan Yard. The setting is beautiful and a little taste of Paris, France … Continue reading

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