Weekend Learning's

Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Real Dreams do come true to those who wait. Karma... she is good and true.
A whirlwind of a weekend. It spun me around with such haste I almost lost my balance. I loved it. This is what I learned;
  • The only people who truly know your story are the ones that helped you write it… my friends and I prefer brushes and balloons of powder paint.
  • Friday lunch with my favourite office friends is a great start to the weekend. It is a break in the day where I can chat with like-minded people about branding and design and feel both inspired and stimulated by my career and the strong and successful creatives I work with. I am luck in this respect.
  • Interbrand Sampson has gone live on Facebook, YoutubeLinkedIn and Twitter. Follow us for great branding, marketing and design posts. Watch this space, our blog goes live on the 1st of November.
  • I do not know at what point I let go of you and us but when I saw you I felt nothing and I realized you are just a ghost in my memory.
  • Female DJ's are as rare and unique as female designers, our little Ash aka DJ Audacity blows my mind with her awesome every time.
  • Having a Partner in Crime is a rare commodity. When that special partner is your boyfriend he is a Dime a Dozen, Coco is a lucky girl ^_^
  • If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not you'll find an excuse.
  • 'Sapiosexual' (n.) A person who is sexually attracted to intelligence in others. Tick.
  • The best feeling comes when you realize that you're perfectly happy without the people you thought you needed the most.
  • When you realize you just drove an hour only to be met by a locked gate (I know...) and no way in and begin your journey home, in the direction of the rising sun and realize you are most grateful for this opportunity to have your Favourite to yourself and a whole hour to talk rubbish… you know that the memory will way over exceed the bump in the plan and you are most grateful… this is love.
  • "Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts." Charles Dickens.
  • I like the dark meddling feeling Halloween brings at this time of year. It is meant to be the one time of year when the world of the dead opens to the world of the living. I am sure this scares a lot of people. Personally, I wish it were true. What I wouldn't give for one day a year to speak to the loved ones I've lost...
Have a spooky week, where a black dress and Happy Halloween, be sexy scary.

PS. I want to be everything you always needed. Because you are everything I ever wanted.

Kisses... thank you TKG, again and again.

Weekend Learning's

Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Wear feathers and flowers in your hair, kiss often, don't be afraid to be brutal for those you love.

The end of the year is drawing to a close and I just cannot wait. I haven't taken one holiday this year. Yip I went to Cape Town once, took half a day of leave and went straight back to work the day after I got back. that’s not a holiday. My bones are aching, begging to just be bored and get brittle in the sun doing nothing while forgetting I am a hard working designer who is blatantly in love with her job and sometimes doesn't take holidays because she couldn't imagine leaving her job for longer than… well I just wouldn't do that. Now I can feel my body, mind and soul saying, "baby please, lets go away together." exhaustion is kicking in and the weekends are getting shorter because I need more rest! This is what I learned;
  • "Today is never too late to be brand new" - Taylor Swift
  • Two things determine the success of a relationship. How much each of you give and how little each of you take for granted.
  • "Whatever" has been voted the most annoying word in the world for 3 years in a row.
  • Friday night in doing a French mani and pedi on myself with my pup was well needed! Especially the 'attack slash dance slash tissue demon fight' the pup had with a tissue. It was a treat of plenty!
  • I'm also loving nail art, I had a great idea to do white on french so i did! White 'lace' flower stickers on a French manicure is actually really stunning and pretty. Lets stick to one or two fingers ladies subtle is better.
  • "We didn't realize we were making memories we just knew we were having fun…" and wow am I having fun with you.
  • Voodoo Lily is such a great breakfast spot! And the fact that they are pup friendly is too divine. They also serve their takeaway coffee in Eco cups, they get extra points for this if you ask me.
  • The average bra is designed to last for 180 days... Really? I did not know this! Is this 180 wearing days? I'm going to ask La Senza!!
  • Shakespeare invented the word "swagger." Love that guy.
  • Little Sisters 'kiddies birthday party' really bought out the inner child in some. Luckily I had some mature mates sticking by me to keep me sane!
  • "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." Abraham Lincoln
Have a good rest of your week silver linings.


PS. "When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew." - Shakespeare.

Real friendship, this depicts it. I am so grateful four you.
No that is not a spelling mistake. Happiness is now and the future! 

Weekend Learning's

Thursday, 18 October 2012
White, on white, on white, on white.

When was the last time you woke up in the morning in your head, (without opening your eyes) and quietly surveyed the scene around you with your other senses. You do not open your eyes because you are too afraid that if you actually peep through the warm cracks of your sleepy eyelids the day will begin and the perfect dozy morning you're experiencing will rapidly be sucked away like a vacuum into the light that blinds you through the daybreak sunshine window. Well, I did that. Twice. This is when I know I'm happy. It is that perfect awakening that reminds me that I have everything I want and would not, and could not, ask for one more droplet more. Meep! Who's a smiley Coco!? *Said in a deep and mocking tone! This is what I learned;
  • Pretty Please nail colours in the USA is a site where you can personalize nail varnish labels and pick the nail varnish colour for friends. Too cute! Such a great gift idea… I guess my girls know what they are getting for Christmas!
  • "love" is derived from a Sanskrit word "lubh", which means desire. 'I lubh you…' ya its not quite the same.
  • Your life if your message to the world, make sure its inspiring. There are so many negative and horrible people out there at the moment, this is a good quote to live by and to only surround yourself with people who have the same thought in mind.
  • Sometimes the best conversations happen first thing in the morning, sleepy and soft, not quite pillow talk but… 3 hours later!
  • "I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone." - Lord of the Rings.
  • If you have nothing to be grateful for, check your pulse.
  • I an totally enthralled by this Sleep Cycle app. I've only used it once but I'm going to give it a good go and see what my nap stats are… I like that nap stats… you heard it first here!
  • On a more serious note; think before you type on social media people! This Amanda Todd story is soul destroying. And I know a lot of people who blurt horrible things about people before they think about the consequences. That twitter soapbox you're using, might be someones step up before they kick it over with the noose round their necks! Sticks and stones may break my bones, but social media can kill!

PS. "To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest." Mahatma Gandhi

For the people who constantly think I have nothing better
to do than talk about their lives on Coco… if only you were as classy as this logo.
Get your own life and stop talking about MINE.

Weekend Learning's

Monday, 8 October 2012
Love, locket and light...
Oh my goodness. 'happy' is an empty waif of a word in comparison to the feeling I have in my heart. Summer is also here and she is hot and bright. Coco's Learning's are not about deep and meaningful lessons, but have now become fluttering reminders not to forget how I got here and why. This is what I learned;
  • If you love something set it free if they come back it was meant to be. And if you're really lucky they'll come back with a purple rose. I'm so glad!
  • Sometimes (often) I am so busy looking after everyone else that I forget to look after myself! Leaving my tickets at home after printing out everyone else's is one of these scenarios. Whoops.
  • My friends and I guzzle tequila like its going out of fashion, 3 bottles down… glug… glug… *hic… glug…
  • Bloc Party. Good God guys… you were amazing! V.A.L.I.S rocked my tiny shoes! And I have to say Die Antword blew me away! But I guess haters gona hate. Why don't you get up there and perform, you're a professional performer right? Oh no you're just an accountant/marketer/student? Oh then how can you judge? Idjot.
  • Life is short there is no time to leave important words unsaid. Thank you for saying them.
  • What do you think would happen if you made a wish on an eyebrow hair?
  • Espresso's actually makes damn delicious croissants. Buttery and flakey they can be eaten just as is. No condiments needed, that is how you know if it is a goodie or not.
  • I am very much, totally and utterly a dog person. Sometimes I wish I could live on a farm with 40 dogs and just love them all and their silly and quirky personalities and watch them sleep and chew my slippers. Dogs… must love dogs! Woof!
  • The simple past tense version of the word "dare" is "durst". I durst use this…? How odd I say!
  • I am totally loving how our little group has become a little club of couples. One of our friends actually dubbed us 'couple island'… Island life is sweeet.
  • It is a funny thing when you are talking about Chuck Bass and one of the guys at the table asks you how you can be attracted to Chuck Norris, BASS not NORRIS… then he says… "oh are we talking about fish?" hysteries!
  • Never blame anyone in your Life. Good people give you Happiness. Bad people give you Experience. Worst people give you a Lesson and Best people give you memories.
  • I want an antique locket. I had one on my charm bracelet. I think it was stolen… but I think they are lovely and I have so many pretty people in my life, id love to wear them round my neck, close to my heart, where they belong.
  • I read this somewhere… *ahem "Going back to your ex after you've dated someone else is like digging last seasons shoes out of the trash, control your whoremones." Whakiki! Too funny!
Have a warm and love filled week my pretty petunias!


PS. I do not know if I am good enough but if I make him happy then I am everything I want to be. 

You go Glen Coco! Found {here}

Weekend Learning's

Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Summer street living.
After last weekends long weekend this one went particularly quickly. A Friday night in, a sun drenched Saturday and a lovely lazy Sunday. It was holistically perfect. It was hot most of the weekend during the day, and with a full moon weekend, this sun baby just wanted to have a love affair with the sun and a romance with the moon… seductive times. This is what I learned;
  • Life has a funny way of giving you what you want when you least expect to get it. As usual I am always grateful as you never know when someone might pull the rug from under you… please God leave the rug for a little longer this time!
  • Looking for tiles is an interesting experience especially when your taste is as expensive as mine. And when you find tiles which look like and feel like white wood… oh bother… I wish Coco had less expensive taste.
  • No matter how serious life gets, you have to have that one person you can be completely silly with… how about you have a gang to be silly with? Fun and Love!
  • One forgets how white ones teeth looks when one gets a spray tan… goodness! Big smiles look even huger now.
  • Sometimes I wish I could illegally download clothes…
  • H2o, ya it is ridiculous but it is also ridiculously fun with the correct people for the first time I think I got it right… as for some others ^_^ people watching could be an Olympic sport there!
  • To truly love something, you must first let it fail. If it survives, it is going to be stronger than ever.
  • Yes opposites do attracts but birds of a feather flock together and in my opinion this is the better glue.
  • Don't ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance and my kindness for weakness.
  • Sundays spent with my new/old favourite person eating and drinking and talking and watching movies and holding hands and doing nothing really that requires any real brain function is the best way to spend a lazy Sunday. Perfection.
  • The lion suit used in the original "The Wizard of Oz" was made from real Lion fur… ew! Call the SPCA!
  • I am not bound to win but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have.
Have a warm and gorgeous week moon shines, I cannot wait for the next weekend, they just get better and better.


PS. I'll clap when I'm impressed. 

Too pretty...

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