It’s been a while since I posted here. So much has happened in that time. Some day I might blog about it. In the meantime here are a few pictures of little miss.
Every May 1st is a public holiday around here and for the past 4 years one thing I do on May 1st is the Wally Marathon and this year was no different (And no I’m yet to join the league of “crazy” runners so I stick to the 10km) I love this race because I don’t have to drive far (it’s held less than 10km from my house), is well organized and parking is always a breeze . I did the 5km when I was pregnant 🙂
Marcia is currently doing a monochrome Monday theme. She has some stunning pictures up (definitely more variety than I do) 🙂 🙂
Before I knew better I used to take lots of black and white pictures, then a photographer friend told me to rather take it in colour and use available software to change colors if I want to. Now that’s what I do…
Enough talking, some pictures
And yes I love selfies…. Please tell me I am not alone 😆 😆
Hope you are having a good week?
I have a million and one blog post in my head but life has been busy and they remain in my head. I keep vowing to blog more but it just doesn’t seem to be happening.
A not so quick catch-up
Last week, I felt myself coming down with a cold but didn’t think much of it, mostly because anyone who knows me well knows that my nose is hardly ever dry (I used two boxes of kleenex in 2 days!!!!) but by Thursday morning I felt a full-blown bout of flu coming my way, fever, headache, body ache, runny nose. I left the office at noon, went straight to the clinic where I was told I would be charged R135 (about $12) extra for coming without an appointment. Seriously!!!! I was shivering and could barely talk, so this was the least of my worries, thank God for medical aid. By the way the earliest appointment was at 7pm, and this was just after noon!!! SERIOUSLY!!!!!
Got a throat swab done (never heard back from the dr, which is a good sign), was told I had a bad infection, got meds
headed home, managed to eat, take the meds and slept for about 6 hours. Woke up feeling like new. I hate meds by the way and always always ask for injections. Luckily, the dr gave me Friday off.
Saturday, I did a quick 5.6km walk (I am loving the Nike+ app, I should blog about it sometime) and then headed out to Marcia’s for the twin’s birthday! It was a pajama party and it was so much fun. Even most of the adults were in pajamas. K had a blast, she loves people watching. This party even gave me the confidence I need to consider maybe just maybe I would have a party for K’s 1st birthday
Some pictures from the birthday
We obviously got the memo because K was in dressed in a monkey styled outfit. Pity I didn’t get any proper pictures of her in the outfit
The kids were busy busy busy and I couldn’t help but laugh when I was looking at some the pictures.
These two pictures below were taken after mommy clearly issued an instruction saying don’t touch the gifts so we can say thank you properly and know who gave you what…
Ps: I would also be excited if I got so many lovely gifts
And then I went to change (yes, I had my pajama pants on) and saw this in the bathroom and I couldn’t help but take a picture
And came home to this…
I knew it was coming but I was in denial. My hubby got a bee in the bonnet and decided it was time to redo the kitchen. I said yes, naively. Naively you ask, I have never been through a construction, I assumed it would be a walk in the part, let me tell you, it is not for the faint hearted. Only thing that is keeping me going is that I have my eye on the price. At least I would finally have a well-functioning stove (An interesting story on stoves. I have one of the stock standard de.fy brand stoves. I am not sure it ever worked well because even at the highest temp, I could do a quick 30 minutes drive before anything would boil on it. So I went to visit MIL one day and decided to cook at her house and put the stove on the highest which is what I do at home. Less than 5 minutes later I notice the pot boiling over and went to investigate. Only to realise the heat was too much. I felt like I was from the bush because I had gotten accustomed to my slow to heat up stove 😆 😆 my hubby had a big laugh when I told him. Thank heavens I didn’t burn anything) and oven after more than 3 years. Add to that a sick baby and hubby away for 3 days for work
K came down with something, which she must have caught from hubby and I and is now recuperating. She also got loads of meds, luckily she only has to use them for 5 days which ends today
Ps: It might be the version of explorer I am using but it is a mission and half plus more to do a good post from the computer, much easier on my iPhone
This weekend, I intend to rest as much as possible, it’s been a hectic week. Hope you had a week better than mine. Have a great weekend, whatever you have planned and if you are in SA, please keep warm xxx
A while back Laura sent out a FB invite for a jozi meet up. I was a bit weary as I know these things can be a bit clique-y. I accepted anyway and thought even if didn’t know anyone there I knew Laura and I needed the day out anyway.
Let me tell you I’m glad I went. It was a beautiful day.
I knew more people there than I anticipated. I also met many people that I had been
stalking following on social media. My best form of social media these days is IG! Love it, speaks to my picture loving side.
Some random pictures…
And we got lovely goodie bags. Really, lovely is an understatement.
See, there was something even for my baby, a beautiful pajamas and 2 tea cups in a lovely colour (guess, I can have tea with hubby) except I don’t drink tea, but trust me I shall use it even if it means drinking water out of it. Sun glasses, gift vouchers, lotion, bio oil , lip gloss, you name it, it was in there. All in a personalized bag!
By my standards I didn’t take as many pictures as I would, thanks to my picture taking obsession and lack of lap top. My 16gb phone’s memory is full and I’m tired of trying to delete pictures just to get space to take pictures
See what I’m dealing with …
Yes That’s what over 3700 pictures look like. Bad for my photo organizing. I’ve just learnt I can back up to google.plus. I shall be using my free 1gb data from the red service provider tomorrow to do that back up.
And to end off the day took an evening walk with my mama and baby. It was much slower than my normal pace but I still did 3.8km
All in all I had a lovely day. Hope you did too
Doesn’t it look like she’s saying enough already mommy! Luckily she wasn’t. She was trying to decide whether to sleep or eat but sleep won!
Hopefully we have a few more years to go before we get to that stage, but I hope she will be my daughter through and through and like being on either side of the camera
Ps: it is hooooooooot, I stepped out for a few minutes and I had to rush back to get my umbrella. I still hate summer
Each year the city is painted different colour – 2009 (BLUE), 2010 (PINK), 2011 (GREEN), 2012 (ORANGE) and this 2013 (PURPLE) for the Sp.ar Women’s Race
This is the 5th year I have done this race. The race is also held in different cities around the country. I always do the ones in the capital city (in August) and Jo.hannes.burg (in October). If memory serves me right this is the 8th one I am doing, I injured my knee the one year and couldn’t do the Jo.hannes.burg one.
I blogged about Last Year’s Race here ( and how I didn’t enjoy the heat). A good race but always too hot as it is starts at 2pm (apparently the reason is because it is a women’s race and it is expected that women are busy in the morning, a big generalisation , oh well)
This year, I loved the race more than ever. The weather prediction for Saturday was – cold and windy day and it didn’t disappoint, it was indeed quite cold and very windy. But guess what I loved it. It was just the perfect weather for a 5km walk in the afternoon. I didn’t feel much of the wind, because I was with the “fun group” (5k walkers and strollers) which means there were enough people to act as wind breakers 😆 And when a race has close to 25,000 people and most of which are doing the 5km walk, there’s enough body heat around 😆 😆
Enough talking some pictures from the gorgeous day
And of course there is always some drama – men dressed in drag.
Here’s to many more races/walks
Race season, starts at the end of winter in this part of the world. I always suffer from withdrawal in winter as there are not many organised races. The one winter race I always look forward to was cancelled this year because of lack of sponsorship (sob sob)
Anyway, on Sunday my sis and I went to the Rev.lon CH.OC fun walk, it is always a lot of fun, but most importantly I love doing the walk because all the proceeds go to CH.OC Child.hood Can.cer Foun.dation SA. Call me altruistic, but that is the main reason I do this walk, this is the 5th (or is it 6th) year in a row that I have done this walk (also helps that we get a lovely goodie bag afterwards, but I wish the funds for the goodie bag was channelled towards the cause). I always end up doing 4km as the 8km is double the 4km route which I find not so nice (I would not want to walk twice on the same route within a few minutes). Another bonus, it is done in a quiet neighbourhood which I also find scenic.
Scenic route means pictures, and I have loads of pictures to share
I will share the remaining pictures in another post
Trust you are doing well and glad the weekend is almost here like me