Happy New Year Bunnies!!!

We are on holiday in the Cape, as I’ve mentioned, and as yet we have no idea how we’ll be ringing in the New Year… but no worries. We’ve been really busy the last few days- typical Gauteng holiday makers we want to do everything and we want to do it now! We’ve seen some of the V&A Waterfront, the Two Oceans Aquarium, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Simons Town, Seal Island, met a bunch of bloggers… Its been fantastic!

I’ll go into much more detail- with photos- when we get home, I just wanted to say Happy New Year to all you all!

Guess How Old I Am Today!!?!?!

Uh huh… have you worked it out?

I am

years old today!
Thats traditionally middle-aged as its half of 70… though nowadays middle-aged is closer to 50 because people are living so much longer!
D’you think I can blame a mid-life-crisis and buy myself a Ferrari!!?!?

Merry Merry Bunnies!!!

Its Christmas day, and my family is coming to our house!
We’re just doing cold meats and such, nothing too complicated or strenuous.

I hope your day is wonderful, full of Christmas cheer and familial excitement!
Ooh, and we leave tomorrow for two blissful weeks in Cape Town and I can hardly wait!
We’ve even made a plan for our furbabies by hiring a petsitter through a service called Occupied! The guy they sent us will come in twice a day to feed my furbabies and give them some attention so they won’t be boarded and they won’t get lonely and I don’t have to ask a friend or family member to do it for us!

It Was My Party…

And I had so much fun.
This was easily the best birthday party I have ever had, I had so many visitors and so many gifts, it was simply spectacular!

I received so many awesome gifts!!!
My Glugster gave me my divine new camera (which you already know); my mommy and daddy darling gave me a multi-coloured feather handbag stuffed with socks; Tamara gave me a new cake holder, a bag of divine chocolate covered nougat and a necklace; my Sister B and her men gave me potholders emblazoned with cupcakes and a cupcake kitchen timer; Sister C and her significant other gave me cash; my friend Charlene and her hubby gave me scrapbooking goodies, a ring and matching bracelet, a feathered fan and a funky pen!!! Glugster’s sister gave me two coffee cups with cupcakes on them and his folks gave me jewel-toned candles in a wooden tray. My tjommie Sweets gave me a cupcake shaped cookie-jar filled with sweets and a candle and a pencil from “Kaalkop”!! Phillygirl and her other half brought me an exquisite bouquet of flowers; my knucklehead’s godmother gave me handbag bling and a candle that looks like a cupcake; my friend Debbie and her kidlets gave me a gawjiss tie-dyed skirt decorated with tiny bells and mirrors (which I wore all day Monday); Louisa gave me mango bubble bath and I got smellies from Glugster’s bestest best friend and his family. And my Glugster organised with my special blog friend Dawn in New Jersey- who is an expat and has family in Joburg- to get me an exquisite ring from Dawn and DDTF and their son Ross… it was such an awesome surprise!
Ooh I hope that’s everyone… I was going to wait till everyone had gone home before I opened my gifts, (as etiquette dictates) and keep a list of who gave me what so I do hope I didn’t mix anything up… but I was hopelessly outvoted by my guests, so I opened them all with everyone watching!
We braaid, and I made a couple of salads, and we partied up a storm I tell you! I also baked strawberry cupcakes with butter icing and a strawberry jelly sweet on top, and peanut butter cupcakes with caramel and silver balls on. I bought a vanilla sponge cake which I then iced and put two candles on top- a 3 and a 5!
My family and the Glugster’s family met for the first time today too. Glugs’ sister J is a muso, and when she started playing guitar da Bruvva and sister B were very quick to join in the singing. By the end of the day you’d think we’d known each other for years!

Bunnies, it was quite simply- without a doubt- the most amazing birthday I have every had!

It’s Alphabet Soup!

How this memetic works is that you leave a comment on this post, and I’ll assign you a letter. Then you write about ten things you love that begin with your assigned letter, and post it at your place. When people comment on your list, you give them a letter, and the chain continues on and on.

Rather meme-like, eh?

So I was assigned the letter “S” by Reeder when I commented on her post.

Here’s my list, in no particular order… which was SO much fargin harder to do than I thought it would be!

1. Skype

2. Sushi

3. Silver

4. Sunglasses

5. Sweets

6. Shopping

7. Strawberries

8. Sorbet

9. Sex

10. Singing

…come play on my rollercoaster…