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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

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

We sincerely regret to inform you that you are a failure

I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong – Benjamin Franklin Ok, that is not exactly what the email said from the CFA Institute. Their exact wording was: Dear Tamzin Nel We sincerely regret to inform you that you did not pass the June 2012 Level I CFA exam. … Continue reading

One Lovely Blog Award!

Celebrate what you want to see more of. – Tom Peters I recently emerged from my studying cocoon and can get back to my writing, I cannot wait and have already started on my next post which is going to be my first Book Review. I also have another post that has been waiting in my Drafts … Continue reading

Three things to get me through

To look backward with pride and forward with hope. – Robert Frost I am having a tough time at the moment finding time at work to do everything I need to get done before I take leave to study for the CFA Level I Examination on 2 June and then I am exhausted and not entirely motivated to study … Continue reading

On a scale of one to balloon, how happy are you?

 Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon – Winnie the Pooh For Christmas my ma, sis and I gave each other subscriptions to our favourite magazines. This way we would be spoilt every month for an entire year. Catching up on the latest fashion, stories from around the world, health and exercise news, make-up tips and … Continue reading

Taking back the streets – a random juxtaposition

 You are a human being. You have rights inherent in that reality. You have dignity and worth that exists prior to law. – Lyn Beth Neylon This morning driving to work I became stuck in protests happening in Kya Sands, Johannesburg. My initial reaction was fury and complete irritation. How dare these maniacs run down the roads … Continue reading

Keep your head about you

If – Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal … Continue reading

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  • Love this idea of stashing your spare cash (by rounding up spend to the nearest R10 and investing the rest). stash.co.za 14 hours ago
  • Just as grateful for tea on my couch at home this morning as I was for a café in this beautiful nook of Éze. https://t.co/MESNASYPOg 1 day ago
  • 2036 emails to work through today. 😳 Thank goodness it's going to be a quiet day in the office. 1 day ago
  • Hi @FitKeySA, I've gone to 2x classes (5 & 6am) at different studios that were closed. Pls update. It's too ❄️to get up & ready for nothing. 1 day ago
  • RT @_justcallmekidd: My step dad told me it was pointless to go to orientation, I wasn't going to graduate.....4 years later he in jail & I… 1 week ago