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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

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

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

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

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

Musing Monthly Matters: August 2012

Better late than never – Proverb Yes I know it is already the third, time ran away from me! I have decided to post some links, observations, thoughts and questions towards the end of each month that I have come across during all my time spent researching online. Sometimes I just do not have enough time to write full … Continue reading

Musing Monthly Matters: July 2012

Leaders of newspaper groups need a head, a heart, nerves of steel and testicular equipment of even harder stuff. – Peter Sullivan Some links, observations, thoughts and questions towards the end of each month that I have come across during all my time spent researching online. Sometimes I just do not have enough time to write full posts on … 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

A thankful love letter

Memory is the diary we all carry with us – Oscar Wilde Dear Wesleigh Today it has been four years since we started dating. As I recently started this blog as a way to document my life for one day when I am old and grey and wish to have a vivid recollection of the … Continue reading

An imaginary line that divides something into equal or roughly equal halves

Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. – Mark Twain The day I wrote my exam Wes arranged with the amazing people at Linden Cycles to pick up our mountain bikes which we had reserved. During the lunch break I went back to my car to find this picture on my phone: … Continue reading

Three things that made June an awesome month

  It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo da Vinci June has been a very exciting month for me! So many things that I have looked forward to came to fruition: 1. Wes … Continue reading

Musing Monthly Matters: June 2012

Why is there so much month left at the end of the money? – John Barrymore I have decided to post some links, observations, thoughts and questions towards the end of each month that I have come across during all my time spent researching online. Sometimes I just do not have enough time to write full posts on everything … 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

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

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