Friday, September 30, 2011

90 minutes and still standing

It's been a while. Gotta get back into the swing of things.


So my 2 sheroes for the day are Bailey and myself. Where were we to be found this morning before most birds even woke up?! In a yoga studio! That's right, Bailey and I, 5:30am, in a studio blasting 40 degree heat no less. We decided an early FRIDAY morning was a great time to try out Bikram yoga!How our minds work, fascinates me really. Cos sitting here writing this, this all seems a little nuts.

Felt a lot like this in class.


None the less we did it! All 90 minutes and no doubt, I feel better for it. I feel great actually. Feeling a little more emotional than usual, but it's all part of the yogic release. Amazing stuff this.



This advice was most needed.
Walked into the prison, otherwise known as my office, feeling alive and refreshed and unbeknownst to me, I needed this morning's centering, because some people up in here are begging for a high five across the face with a chair. Grrrr!


Anyway breathing through that. Over that now! Not letting them ruin my early morning peace and happiness. Taking this stillness well into the weekend and well into my new month. Great way to end  a GLORIOUS birthday month and great way to stride into a new one.


Mm.. little treat for us perhaps, if we stick to our routine! Yoga bag styling!


Of course this has been my John Mayer week, so only fitting that I listened to him on my way to work. This song is dedicated to one of the key principles of yoga to work with kindness with yourself and your body.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

You make me feel like...

To all the awesome people that have made my day.Actually that make my day on most days. Just thought of this as I sit at my desk, afternoon sun shining on my heart. This is what I feel I look like when my heart is smiling. Thank you awesome peeps!

Happy New year

It's that time of year again. Rosh Hashnah! So to those of you that are celebrating your special time of year, L'shanah tovah to you.

And to those of us who aren't Jewish, perhaps just take these 2 days to look and reflect on your year thus far and perhaps determine what direction you want to take as we head towards the end of the year.

Have a look at this video, it's fun-ducational.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sad face :(



Today I feel so swak.And to those of you reading this where Afrikaans isn't in your horizon, it loosely translates that I'm feeling really down and depleted of my energy and well the worst part is I feel like I'm just going to cry at any moment. Anything will make me ball my eyes out!


Listen to my nephews giggles makes life inordinately beautiful.


I wanna lie here and read.Not too certain I'd ever get off.


Today. Is one of those days, where I need a lot of love. A tight hug, a hot bath and roast potatoes. Things that make me feel better.

I wanna lay my head here. zzzzzzz...
Or I could sit here...Ocean and endless opportunities
This seems like a mighty fine option. I definitely would!


Well it'll be all better in the morning. If not, HE's got this.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Tune



Well this has me tootsies a tapping! since last night actually and I had it on repeat in the car on the way to work again this morning! Woop woop! Let's go.Takes me back, don't know to what really, because I never really listened to John Mayer way back. My little sister did though, but I bought this cd ages ago and only went through it now.

Friends with Benefits (I finally saw it on sat) reminded me of John Mayer and perhaps I should have a listen to my cd.

But also this song is so apt! "My stupid mouth". Just been thinking lots lately about the things people say!The things I say, the things people say to me.More and more, I've been thinking just how golden silence really is and how it can save a milliard of troubles.Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words cut the deepest! All I'm saying is speak words of kindness, because you can't take them back and we don't have the magic powers to heal deep hurts from the inside! Love is about thinking and protection even in times of anger and hurt, those words hurt and last longer than anything and they chip away and undermine your love, because love is about care. Be CAREful of what you say.

Mind your language. Watch those words, you'll be so glad you did!

Oh and..one more thing...Have A BEAUTIFUL DAY!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Home is where the heart is



I had a GORGEOUS saturday. SO chilled, so jam packed and fun-ducational!One of those days where you're just like wow! Today's a good day. My heart was about to jump out of my chest with just the sheer joy, but also was beating a few beats slower with calm happiness. Thank you Universe for those blessings.

Let's explore this magical continent.


Spent it with some pretty cool peeps too. Finally had the PLEASURE of meeting Bailey's mom! Gorgeous, warm, kind, gorgeous and amazing looking is all I can say. That and no wonder her daughter is so incredible. Bumped into them looking flawless and Saturday casual at the
Joburg Art Fair. 
A is for Africa (and art)

Art fair twice in one day to boot! I had a great lunch and most of all, my late afternoon tea was the highlight of my day. Geeky delights  I call it.


Had an interesting conversation that started out with us discussing how many countries in Africa speak French and which ones in particular. This then translated into a game of how many of Africa's 53 countries can you name. We felt really disappointed with ourselves when we were stuck on 30 only. But what a worthy opponent I had, who then proceeded to name countries like Eritrea and Mauritania, which hadn't even entered my head! Such fun! Then it was onto the capital cities of these countries! Oh the fun never ends on this continent! Wowzer! Best part of my day!

Thank you!

The place we call home.
Beautiful Africa.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Dream hunter



So my dear Rochie comes to me this morning saying she dreamt about Bailey and I last night. Bailey was however wearing her husband's hunting shirt, which was by all means not  a nicie. Now Bailey's husband is neither a hunter nor would she wear a shirt that sounds the way Rochie described the one in the dream, but we had a good laugh none the less.

Though come to think of it, Rochie's hubby is a hunter and so is her dad and I have eaten some DELICIOUS pies and an out of this world fillet, because of both hubby and dad. Bailey does have an immense knowledge of bullets though, which is hilarious if you see her! The correlation is a difficult one to see out right. Tee hee!
Ooh these girls are my daily delight!



So this is me still having a giggle and imagining what the hunting attire looked like. Here are my options.

Though Bailey has a penchant for horns.

Kitsch hunting chic is where this scarf is going.
Marilyn Monroe rocking turkey hunter chic! (fishnets and hunting)
These boots were made for hunting.
Elbow patches! Now we're talking!
Hunting in Hermes
For a little hunter sweetie pie face

An aah moment from Good Will Hunting.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Justin Timberlake...I definitely would!

There's some sexy allure about his curly hair and his moves and well, I can sing along word for word to most of his songs.More than that let's face facts, he did the singer to actor transition fairly well.

I have been waiting to watch this movie for the longest time. Looks awesome (my that word is entering my daily vocab many times per minute lately). I don't like my movies to be too heavy, sad or often too high brow and intellectual. Quite frankly, that's what real life is for. I like to go to the movies for a visual feast and more often than not a rip roaring laugh!

Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake, looks like a great pairing and for me, a must watch!




Tuesday, September 20, 2011

About a POUT



Red lips are incredible, alluring, subtle yet sultry and impactful. Screams screen siren, yet so lady like. Weapon of male destruction (teehee) and mood lifter!

Mlle Coco agrees.

I only discovered red lipstick and was only even brave enough to wear it, late in my 20's (wow I can say that now). Now that I'm 30, I own it! hahaha!

Tom Ford understands!


But most of all, I'm dedicating my 100th blog post to red lipstick ( thank you Bobbi Brown for my Vixen Red), because it makes me feel almost beautiful and girlie.






And....because  the last time I wore it, a handsome man looked at me and said,  "You look like a doll."

 


I'm taking that as a compliment. Bottling it and keeping it next to my red lipstick and maybe carrying another little miniature bottle to keep in my heart for bad days.




Monday, September 19, 2011

Morose Monday



Today was a day filled with the antithesis of good news.But there were some bright turns and many lessons, just how important those we love are in our lives.Nothing like hearing a loved one is sick to make you realise just how much your heart hurts at the thought of them not being okay. And just how much that thought can ruin your day. How you will get over your greatest fear of hospitals to see those you love, because well you love them that much.And then crying tears of relief when you see them looking much better than you expected. These tears on top of the tears you cried on your way to the hospital when you were worried and scared. Ooh "Life is very short my friends, so there's no time for fussing and fighting."

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mmm..thinking

I don't know what that is yet, but I will go home and think about it for sure. Wait better yet, I will do something about it! Can't wait!

Thanking myself already.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A week of Greatness remembered

A decade ago I was on campus at UCT when I was caught up in the mass of everyone running towards the nearest tv to see the first place flying into the first tower of the World Trade centre.



Then Monday, I saw it only fit to " Write what I like", in remembrance of Steve Biko, without whom, I wouldn't be here with the opportunities I have today.



And today 15 years ago, Tupac Shakur died. Another genius with words.



It's been an interesting week in September. Funny I only realised the significance in the succession of these dates.
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