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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

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

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

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

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

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

(Wo)Men in Black and the prejudice of physical appearance

Dressed for success. – Roxette On Sunday night a few of my girlfriends and I watched Roxette LIVE in concert at the Coca-Cola Dome. The last time this Swedish band was in South Africa was seventeen years ago when they played at Ellis Park. We all had a fantastic night jamming and singing our lungs out. Surprisingly (if you know me well!) I … Continue reading

Ek mis vir Oupa

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. – Claudia Ghandi Today is exactly a month since my Oupa Hennie passed away. There is not a day that has gone by that I have not thought about him and feel my heart breaking at … 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

One year of being a working girl – not that kind luckily!

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one. – Oscar Wilde Yesterday was my one year working birthday! I baked a cake and everything 🙂 You have got to celebrate the small things. Actually, this was not a “small” achievement. 2011 was one of my toughest years and the last thing I want … Continue reading

An existentialist crisis?

unbeing dead isn’t being alive – e.e cummings Wikipedia (my high-school teachers will CRINGE at the thought of me using this site as a reference!) defines Existentialism as; “a term applied to a school to a school of 19th and 20th-century philosophers who, despite profound doctrinal differences, shared the belief that philosophical thinking begins with the human … Continue reading

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