High Five

Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Found {here}

Today I need a high five. For those of you who do not know... The high five is a celebratory hand gesture that occurs when two people simultaneously raise one hand, about head high, and push or slap the flat of their hand against the palm and flat hand of their partner. The gesture is often preceded verbally by the phrase "Give me five" or "High five". Thank you Wiki
Shew wee it's been a long tough month. Good riddance January. 

So maybe you need a high five. I discovered this poster, isn’t it lovely? So I am giving you a high five, just for being you, my lovely reader. *now give me one... :D


PS. High fiving yourself is not quite the same thing... *clap

Weekend Learning's

Monday, 30 January 2012
Swans, Lauren Withrow and making changes, or just painting yourself another colour.
When you spend the weekend being sober and squeezing every waking hour of the weekend doing something constructive you really get one hell of a lengthy weekend. Don’t get me wrong I would love a twelve day weekend but two days might actually be enough.
  • The more I detox the more I hate alcohol. Drunk people, I only want to be around my own drunk people, stranger drunks are just annoying. My drunk people are gorgeous! Giggle!
  • If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
  • I am leaning more and more towards vegetarian, I don’t know what is happening to me either.
  • Dancing my sober ass off at Movida for my favourite January babies birthdays is one hell of a workout and a lot of fun.
  • I’ve realised that sleeping soundly is often all in the mattress. If I do not like the mattress I probably wont catch a wink... All I want to do is sleeeep.
  • Doubleshot Coffee in town on Juta Street has amazing coffee, its a really great location and has an amazing taste. Sippy sippy.
  • Running in the morning is one thing. Running in the morning with sore feet from dancing the night before is another. Running with both these thing and anger AND uphill is an entire form or self punishment... I’m feeling it today... Ouch!
  • It surprises me when I see people I used to know a long time ago and how they have grown and changed and how beautiful they have become. I am surrounded by swans.
  • I’m loving the dark romantic photography of Lauren Withrow. Portfolio two is definitely my favourite. Check it out.
  • There are often days when I wish I could wear a “do not disturb” round my neck. Specifically Sundays.
  • I found myself doodling on this specific Sunday... Art is the solution to chaos.
  • If you’re feeling blue try painting yourself a different colour.
  • “She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” Elizabeth Edwards. I am in love with this... I am adjusting my sails.
A good week to all and to all a er... A good night! Ha ha! And Happy Birthday Mummy :) xx


PS. You loved me at my best. You left me at my worst. 

I'm thankful...

Weekend Learning's

Monday, 23 January 2012
A weekend full of gifts of plenty. Smiles, hearts and happiness.
I only look forward to a Monday when I know that I can write my Weekend Learning’s Yay! And this was a huge weekend for me. Well it was just very very busy. After an incredibly tough week at work it was nice to keep busy and spend the weekend with all my favourite people. Here are some of the things I learnt.
  • InToto is a gorgeous new gallery in Birdhaven. Checkout the exhibition She@InToto, of women by women, stunning. Also the wonderful Sharon Sampson has a work there. Go, now.
  • When I eventually have my own place, I want a wooden swing over my swimming pool. Just ‘cause.
  • The Nail and Body Lab in Blubird shopping center in Illovo is still the best in Jozi. Perfect French voetjies makes for a happy Coco!
  • Another fascinating Art exhibition on at the moment is the ground breaking Diane Victor at the UJ Art Gallery. She creates works by manipulating the smoke from burning candles. Moving!
  • A Quote from Diane Victor which inspired me; “Draw the image out for yourself, smoke it out!” the exhibition closes this Wednesday where you can meet and debate with the wonderful Diane Victor, see you there. (yes I might go again so what? *sigh)
  • Passionately kissing burns 6 calories a minute, A Hershey’s Kiss (One of my favourite chocolates!) has 26 calories. It takes 4 minutes of kissing to burn off a Hershey’s Kiss. Don't mind if I do MWAH!
  • It is fun to bump into old friends at lunch. Especially when they surprise you by buying you gifts fit for a designer. Thank you Josh for my Pantone Postcard Box I am in love!
  • I love a good double Espresso... I just do.
  • Sunday at the Cricket is divine. It is still my favourite sport and spent with my favourite people at my favourite stadium Wanderers rounded off an almost perfect weekend.

Have a great week, jump the picket fence people, you only live once!

PS. “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” - Lewis Carroll

The Quote I plan to live by for the rest of my life... life quote 1

Weekend Learning's

Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Birds of a feather...
The first Weekend Learning’s for 2012. When I look back at the first Weekend Learning’s of 2011 I cannot believe how much has changed. I cannot believe that January 2011 was when the clumsy started. 2011 was definitely the broken year. The more people I talk to the more I hear how tough it really was. It was by far the most testing and toughest year of my life. But I grew so much and learnt so many things. I am happier than I have ever been and its all because of you. This is what I learned this weekend;

  • Detoxing is fun... If you’re a rabbit. No really it is and it saves a lot on the wallet.
  • The Baron actually serves fresh Orange juice so its not so bad to go out and not drink at this particular bar.
  • Friday night in with the pup is still one of my favourite things to do.
  • I am going to do more of what makes me happy this year and if you don’t like it you can stay right where you are.
  • Neighbourgoods Market in Juta Street Jozi is wonderful! I think it might be better than the Biscuit Mill one... But to be fair I will have to go at least 10 times. (yes I have been to the Biscuit Mill at least 10 times so what!?)
  • Jozi has its own gorgeous Lomography store, I almost lit my eyes on fire in excitement. YAY for meeee! No more fretting about getting film in Cape Town.
  • Dancing up a storm on a double shot (of espresso) is too much fun! Especially waking up early the next morning, feeling wonderful and banging out a 6km run. Feeling fab.
  • Sometimes I wonder if there are such trivial things as Facebook in heaven. I wonder if my friends are up there reading their Facebook walls while all the poor souls still stuck on earth are writing on their angels walls... Its strange to me.
  • I’m completely obsessing over the Drive soundtrack especially Under You’re Spell by Desire... Electro lurve. Ryan Gosling is so yummmy! eeek!
  • The Counter’s brownie’s are the stuff dreams are made of... I want to name my first child 'Brownie' after these delectable slices of love. Prr!
  • Wolves is still the best place to buy unique gifts and sip on amazing coffee, scrumptious I say.
  • No matter how serious life gets, you still have that one person you can be completely stupid with.
  • I will happily spend every Sunday night with my family at one of our braai's laughing hysterically about ridiculous matters and strange bread bought at Market on Main and then watch DVD’s in bed with my sister. I Appreciate the love of my family.

Have a beautiful week flowers!


PS. Not All who wander are lost. 

Something to live by in 2012.

Swing, man. Sinatra.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Blue eyed letter...
 I love letters from the past. I discovered this little gem on the net today and had to share. Frank (yes we are on first name basis) is one of my all time favourites and the fact that he wrote a letter about the amazing George Michael almost made me screech with delight.

Still feeling the strain following his hugely successful solo album debut three years previous, George Michael told the LA Times ' Calendar Magazine in September of 1990 that he would be shunning the limelight prior to, and during, the decidedly low-key release of his new album, Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1; specifically there were to be very few interviews, no promotional music videos, and no tour. Many fans were understandably displeased with his approach, but the reaction of one person in particular will forever stand out.

The text of the following letter - written by Mr. Frank Sinatra - appeared in the same magazine the next week. Have a little read. I love the slag he uses, so informal yet firm with the young George... Sigh, how I love you old blue eyes.


PS. "Fill my heart with song and let me sing forever more" - Fly Me To The Moon.

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