Thursday, May 21, 2015

Clothes that make me sad

I recently wore a shirt to work that made me feel awful.  What was I thinking when I bought it a few years ago?!  I really felt frumpy and horrible wearing it.  And so I've decided to get rid of all the clothes in my wardrobe that 'make me sad'. 
If I don't feel great in it, it has to go.  Slowly over the next few weeks and months, I will remove the 'sad' clothes from my wardrobe, and they can go and bless someone else.
This shirt is the first item in the 'donate' pile of clothes that I don't love.  I sometimes buy clothes because they fit me, not because they look great on me (do you ever do that??).  My 50-year old self wants something different now... Maybe I'll sign up for Kelly Rae Roberts' next online workshop on 'wear your joy'

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Harties Cableway

I don't like attending work events after hours as I spend more than enough time at work with my colleagues during the day.  But my 'one little word' for 2015 is FUN so I organized a team event for 28 people on Saturday.  Our employees and family and friends spent the day at the Hartbeespoort Cableway in Magaliesburg, and we had an awesome day out.  I really really enjoyed it. 

We started gathering from 08h30 onwards and after the exhilarating ride up the cableway, we dawdled over coffee. 

the ancient old cable cars - I rode in one of these many years ago! 

I took my beautiful sister Caron along

At 10h30, I hosted a quiz, and we then divided everyone into teams for a digital scavenger hunt.  The teams had to take photos on their mobile phones of 30 different things on the mountain top including bugs, the old cable cars, various signs and other fun items.  A member of the team had to be in each photo, and the judging was done on the most creative photos.  It was such fun and everyone seemed to enjoy it.

the paragliders drifted along beside the circling vultures


the winning team received a monster box of chocolates

We then had lunch and people slowly started to head home in the late afternoon.  I loved spending the day with my sister Caron.

Friday, May 15, 2015

15 Things

15 things on 15/5/15...

I've finally relented and upgraded my beloved iPhone 4 to an iPhone 6.  Looking through the photos on my old phone, I see images of many of the things that I love.  Here are 15 of the photos...

My darling Ruby - there are at least 50 photos of her on my phone.  Mama loves you princess!



My nieces Elizabeth and Katy - they live 2 hours away, so my brother Robbie and his wife Tonia are very good at keeping me connected by regularly sending photos of the girls to me



My family - I don't see them often so when I had a last minute brunch with my sister Caron, brother Shaun, his wife Leanne and their daughters Jamie and Anna, I had to use my mobile phone because I forgot my camera at home

The Scrap Addicts - love these ladies!  Here we're being silly, acting surprised that a page designed by Lynette was completed with photos (many of her layouts have no photos - she says she'll finish them later)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Autumn Garden

It's late Autumn in South Africa

It's really cold at night but still very warm during the day

My Autumn garden is coming alive...

I love the little 'faces' of the winter pansies. 
The colour above is antique rose - gorgeous! 

Most of the succulents in my garden have flower buds; I can't wait to see the explosion of winter colour - mostly bright orange.

Friday, May 8, 2015


My brother Robbie is such a good dad to my nieces, Elizabeth and Kataryn.  I love to watch them play together and just be silly...


Monday, May 4, 2015

Turning 3

Little miss Katy turned 3 during April, and her current interest is the Little Mermaid so we had a (belated) mermaid party for her on Saturday. 

A little clothing store called Tulip and Lace at Colourful Corner Nursery (in Johannesburg North) made these cute mermaid skirts for Katy and Elizabeth