Weekend Learning's

Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Hugs, touch, cloud watching, it was a good weekend.
A long weekend well needed and deserved. No matter what I decide to write here, three days are always better than two, no matter what one decides to do... *poet. The fact that I also did totally the opposite of what I wanted to do, made it even more satisfying and created so much more room to grow. This is what I learned;
  • Sometimes its nice to just come home to my sister on a Friday night, sip on Champagne, watch her do her pretty make up and tell her about the butterflies I had the night before. 
  • Two tattoo's in one month? Yes Coco might be obsessed but I needed this one. Infragilis et Tenera...
  • On that note, I feel sorry for people who don't have sisters, I am so blessed I have three!
  • The new Red Bull flavours in blueberry and lime are rather curious. The lime (silver can) is better than the blueberry (blue can) but the packaging is just super stunning! 
  • A mani and a pedi always puts me in the best mood. A little pamper session at the beginning of the weekend always brightens up my mood!
  • "You have exactly one life in which to do everything you'll ever do. Act accordingly." Colin Wright.
  • I haven't winged a weekend in so long. When one 'wings a weekend' they don't make any plans. These often end up being the best, and it was.
  • Earth Dance, where total strangers come together to leave as best friends.
  • I like wearing bindi's on my face, flowers in my hair and feathers in my earrings.
  • "But I love your feet only because they walked upon the earth and upon the wind and upon the waters, until they found me." - Pablo Neruda
  • I finally got the chance to wear my Hunter Boots. They're great for festivals! Stomping around in the dust and the mud. They were the perfect pair of wellies for a night running around the bush.
  • I could lie on your lap and watch the clouds in the warm dapple shade forever.
  • Its funny how putting your tired feet in a pool can make you feel like a new person. It also makes two silly girls giggle… summer smiles, and so they begin!
  • Life is too short to dwell on the negative and mean people. I wash you out of my life oh dark and sinister clouds.
  • "You can plant the flag and assign the name, for you have discovered me." Tyler Knott Gregson

PS. "Why don't you tell me that "if the girl had been worth having, she'd have waited for you"? No, sir, the girl really worth having won't wait for anybody."  F. Scott Fitzgerald.

... in a tent...

Weekend Learning's

Monday, 17 September 2012
Hey, your skin, little bird... our nest.

A bit of a mixed bag of a weekend. A blast from the past, a thread Coco isn't willing to sew and weather that honestly will force me to stay in the house like a hibernating little bird in a nest of pillows! What is happening to Spring Mother Nature? Coco needs a tan, her bikinis are begging to come out. Anyway, this is what i learned;
  • Getting two bouquets of flowers in one week at the office was humbling. I've realized that romance is not dead out there, I've just been looking for it in the wrong places. Thank you for showing me. And yes, a bunch of flowers is still a simple but wonderful way to show the girl you care! A million points and big smiles from Coco. xoxo
  • Everyone named Leroy is unique. I know this from experience! Even our taxi driver on Friday night, he likes to sing Justin Bieber while he drives and called me 'Darling Miss Jacqui' before he had even met me. Fabulous.
  • Coco loves to dance.
  • Why is it that when we make big decisions and we build huge walls and have armies of a million burly one eyed men and we lock our glass houses… does it all melt away like butter on toast with that one hot and heart thumping look. And the music stops. And the world stops turning. And you forget what it was you were fighting for… "Merde!"… (When Coco feels passion she thinks in French in default… "merde" is French for "shit!")
  • What is the worlds obsession with truffle oil? Its permeation is disgusting! It physically makes me sick. I do not care how expensive and rare it is, it tastes like dirty socks which have been sitting in the soil and then kept in a moldy dead animal box for ten years and then sprinkled on my poor, unsuspecting food. Keep it away from me! Vom!
  • "Maybe there's something you're afraid to say, or someone you're afraid to love, or somewhere you're afraid to go. Its gonna hurt. Its gonna hurt because it matters." John Green.
  • People come in and out of your life. People leave your life because that chapter is done. People come back into your life because their chapter in your life isn't over…
  • Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.
  • The XX's new album is so emotive that it pulls at every heart string. It almost feels like they've been sitting on my shoulder for the last few months writing about my life… damn you XX you got me AGAIN… sigh.
  • They have officially started building my cottage! It is too exciting the thought of my own space… one small brick for Coco one giant leap for Coco's independence. My Pinterest "House" section is growing in leaps… creams and lights are the colour of the future.
  • On that note I think I'm going to become a tiler…
  • I am loving Coco's new Tumblr blog. Its a picture extension of Cocobutton. I am obsessed! Check it out {here}.
Have a fantastic week furry friends!


PS. “Broken without you, and you’re broken without me. I love your pieces.” -Tyler Knott Gregson

... and it began to rain again.

Weekend Learning's

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Lets see what we have today Coco...
Another gorgeous weekend in Jozi. It was a little chilly which was annoying but never the less we made it our own. This is what I learned;
  • Toytoy is still so much fun. I don't care what anyone says I love it! Dance, dance, dance!
  • Late night chats after big nights and silliness on the phone like when you were 16 never loose their whimsy…
  • Having your hair washed with cold water (because there is no hot water) is one of those stupid first world problems which make you realize how lucky we are… its the little things, but we should be grateful everyday! It was horrid.
  • I'm loving the gypsy fashion trend, more rings, more bracelets, more more more.
  • Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love.
  • Not even bronchitis can stop me… although i should have maybe not gone flipping full speed ahead like I always do. There is no middle ground with me!
  • Some people just know how to touch… its a rare thing.
  • Sometimes you just need to remember, not everyone is worth relying on, it is a shame, but it is the truth.
  • "Life becomes easier when you accept an apology you never got" - Robert Brault
  • The future is exciting, because Im going to share it with the most wonderful friends in the world.
  • "There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind." - C.S. Lewis
  • Sometimes I get scared and I worry and I wonder where all these millions of little crazy roads are taking me… then I close my eyes tight and remember that I've made it this far by myself… what am I worried about? Silly Coco.
I know it is short and sweet, but I spent Sunday coughing in bed praying for a cure, and I got it, till we meet again mon petite cherie.


P.S. Who would have thought, a panda, a hare and a fox?

Thank God...

Weekend Learning's

Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Lights, feathers, frolic... loving life!
Right. I've turned over yet another new leaf. I know I know. I think this year I have literally grown a new forest of multicoloured dreams, desires and wishes. I often go back and reread old Weekend Learning's for shits and giggles. Who is that sad lonely Coco I was once? Shame! Poor girl let so many people walk all over her. Poor weak creamy doormat. Lets be strong trees of hope together? This is what I learned;
  • Best friends are those you don't have to see everyday. Bumping into them and picking up where you left off like you see them before lunch, that’s rare and special, Ninglee we got it yo, big smiles!
  • "The worst mistake you can make is walking away from the person who actually stood there and waited for you." - Drake.
  • SPRING DAY IS TATTOO DAY! Yes Coco finally got inked. Addiction is inevitable.
  • On that note, "if you wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down." Toni Morrison. Light as a feather people, light as a feather.
  • Birthday weekends for the bestie are beautiful. Happiness is knowing that you've found that perfect friend and you'll always walk in the sunshine.
  • Little Dragon has, and will probably always be my favourite band. I can play them on repeat and never get sick of them. Also only Yukimi Nagano (the lead singer) can perform in a sunhat, dark round glasses and a poncho and dance like a mad possessed willow and totally make the crowd go nuts. Also I would never climb a wall and jump on the railing of a window like a monkey and almost break my arm to get a better view for ANY other band. Yes I did that for you Little Dragon, BEST concert! Wow!
  • Sometimes quiet people really do have a lot to say, they're just being careful about who they open up to.
  • A smart guy and I came to the realization this week that "you grow everyday and those who love you will grow with you and those who don't will lag behind." I'm okay with leaving people behind if they're too primitive to grow with me.
  • Throbbing Strawberry still has the most accommodating staff! Thanks guys for adding on not one, not two, but FIVE tables for our growing party. Such great service as well! Amazing!
  • "What I hate is ignorance, smallness of imagination, the eye that sees no farther than its own lashes. All things are possible. Who you are is limited only by who you think you are." Egyptian Book of the Dead.
  • I can't dance alone without you.
Have a carefree and special week little seeds, grow into something strong and proud for the weekend.


PS. He offered me the world… no thanks I have my own, and it is fucking wonderful. 

So sad I'm not privy to your constant bitch sessions… not!
Relief! Eat a cupcake for crying in a bucket and SMILE!

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