Monday, 27 October 2014

Pearly Delights

Back when I was an active blogger I had Pearly Delights a series where I shared a picture of something which grabbed my attention every day. I am going to continue with Pearly Delights but this time I won’t be sharing a picture for each day but I will be sharing pictures as and when possible. First up are some posters that I loved when I went to Rivers Church with a friend who worships there:


Anybody meets these requirement? Please apply fast for consideration :) I wonder who will give birth to those 6 children though?


Aha looks like the decison has been made for me. A Porsche it is then.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The Surprise


 This is what was delivered for me at work today.


So nicely wrapped, I didn't even want to open it. A few minutes later...

 
Ah well it had to be done sometime. I guess it means that healthy eating plan is on hold for now :)

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Idée Fixe of the Moment


Picture from here.

I am so loving Hunter Hayes at the moment. I have been listening a lot to his music and I have to say with some of his songs it's like he has been in my mind or he knows my life or some of the things I have gone through. Here are a few select words from two of his songs which get me:

Every heart has got a rhythm,
Let yours beat out so loudly that everyone can hear it - Words from his song Invisible.

But I don't want good,
And I don't want good enough,
I want can't sleep can't breathe without your love,
Front porch and one more kiss,
Doesn't make sense to anyone,
Who cares if you're all I think about,
I've searched the world and I know now,
It ain't right if you ain't lost your mind,
Yeah, I don't want easy, I want crazy - Words from his song I Want Crazy

Who doesn't want to experience the crazy kind of love, were you absolutely love each other with your significant other? I want to experience that of course!
Okay, no need to get carried carried away (note to self). Back to work and more Hunter Hayes.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Jazz It Up

I was chatting with a new friend of mine on the morning of 26 September when she suddenly asked, ‘Do you want to go to the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival. I have free tickets?’ I couldn’t believe it and there was no way I was going to say no. So we headed out for some Friday night fun and what a night it was! I am not a Jazz fan but I must say I was impressed with not only the talent which was there but with also the passion with which the musicians performed. It’s true that when you do what you love you don’t see your job as a burden or bore but as an enjoyable thing. I saw that in this Cuban Jazz pianist fireball Omar Sosa (I will call him fireball because he was awesome and his passion mesmerizing).
 
Me and my friend having fun with the instruments.


Loved this - to me it captured the essence of Jazz and the night.

For the romantics Ann Hampton Callaway was just perfect. Her music made one want to grab a loved one and start dancing.
 
Then there was Christian Scott – that man is one with his trumpet. His whole band was amazing particularly Isadora Mendez Scott (his wife) on the vocals. I was left wanting more from this performance.

To promote local South African composers and artists there was the Sounds of Democracy performance where local flavor was the order of the day. Boy, did people sing along and get lost in the songs performed by various local artists. There is nothing like hearing music in your mother tongue – it’s so easy to get lost in a song. 

Dwele – well then there was also Dwele (full name Andwele Gardner) – he is the performer who made us leave after 2 in the morning. He had the ladies swooning and passing him their phone numbers over the stage.

 
 

Dwele doing his thing – he is good performer. He grabs you and takes you on a musical journey. It wasn’t just about his singing but his creativity – there was no chance of getting bored.

 


Dwele Dwele Dwele - this man is a total flirt. I think he really liked this girl that he picked up from the crowd and began serenading on stage. Things were heating up on stage with Dwele suggesting his friends hanging out with her friends, when she ran off the stage. Apparently, there was one unamused boyfriend watching from below.  

After my time at the Joy of Jazz Festival I actually think that Jazz can grow on me.


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

What We Love To Do


Braais (yes we call them braais – not barbeques this side of the planet) are a huge thing here. We will grab any opportunity to have one and so when we had a public holiday (Heritage Day) in the middle of the week two weeks ago; it was an excuse to haveone. A Meetup was in order at one of the organizers house and I was game. It was lovely to hang out with new people, 'to play 30 Seconds and chit chat about this and that. Here are some pictures from the event:

 

Let the braaing begin!
 
Yummy - Look at all that meat. This was just part of it.
 
Posing for a picture. It was a lovely warm day.
 
Playing 30 Seconds.
 
 
Okay, when is the next braai?

 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Snippets ...My Year So Far

2014 has been a somewhat interesting year. Unfortunately, my camera went dead a while back and hence I have not been taking lots of pictures. I occasionally use my phone but it doesnt take the best pictures but anyway... this is what I have been partly up to. I just picked random things that I think were interesting and of significance:

Beautiful Durban- 28 May 2014 I went to Durban for the first time. This is a view from my room on the 13th floor. Such a beautiful place - take me anywhere with a beach.



Dedication of baby Jeremiah  on the 15th of June in Eshowe. Loved the small town and catching up with old friends. This cake was yummy.



 My first South African wedding  (5 July) it was different and I had a great time. Love you Tee, may your marriage be a happy and blessed one. Travelled to Harrismith another beautiful town. Sad I didnt get the chance to see much of it.




On 20 July went to the famous Maboneng Precinct.  After a coffee making session (from roasting the coffee beans, grinding them, brewing the coffee and drinking it) at an Ethopian Resturant we walked around and couldn't go without stopping by the Before I Die Wall were people get to write things they want to do before they die. Was fascinated by some of the things on people's bucket lists. For instance;
  • To kiss Trey Songz (really!!!!).
  • To love someone fully (sweet)
  • To be happy
  • To go to America (would love to as well lol!)
Am looking forward to going back to Maboneng, I feel I have some unfinished business there - I want to go watch a movie at The Biscope amongst other things.

More recent updates to follow soon.

The Good Changes

Perhaps I am a person of contradictions but here is the thing – I like doing new things but I am not a huge fan of change. I like planning ...