You Googled What?!

When last did you take a look at the words or phrases people searched and found your blog!?

I realised when looking at my Google Analytics reports tonight that I haven’t checked out my keywords in a while and I went to have a look- there’s some funny searches happening on this here interwebs, bunnies!

Apart from the expected searches involving ADHD, tattoos and TTC, I usually get a lot of results from searches for cars, cupcakes and weddings too- no surprises there. I’ve also had searches for census issues leading to me, but I did blog about it a couple of times so that was no surprise either.

Here though, are the ones that had me frowning and grinning all at the same time!

  • “27 dinner” “geek girl dinner
  • “get this widget” “car insurance”
  • “grosgrain voice”
  • 100 % online social network dating
  • aising glace
  • an angel when you be mind
  • baby orajel cape town
  • bad angel sluts
  • bliss out phrasal verbs
  • buy crocheted slip on wine glast coasters
  • creepy hand
  • cute number 5
  • exhibitionist flasher network
  • flying times in your sweet and young flowers
  • things men should know about women

Driving The New Ford Ranger

On Monday morning, I was flown out of ORT to Kruger International Airport- on a chartered plane no less- by Ford South Africa, in order to drive the new Ford Ranger! It will be available as of November, so if you’re on the look out for a functional, affordable, comfortable utility vehicle- be sure to test drive one of the brand new Rangers!

What. A. Car.

I drove four of them- the 2.2XL, the 3.2 6Speed automatic 4×4, the 2.2XLS and – AND – the 3.2 6 speed Wildtrak!

*le siiiiigh*

I want a Wildtrak… Can I have a Wildtrak? Pleeeeeeeeeeease!!?!

Holy crap what a car!

Comfortable? Check.

Spacious? Check.

Power? Check and double check.

Handling? Check and triple check. And responsive! Wow!

Its as quiet as a luxury sedan, you can hook up your phone via Bluetooth to make calls and listen to music, and its got some serious interior storage space! The lockable cubby hole is big enough for a fifteen inch laptop! Its got sound sensors in the doors that deploy airbags before the impact does! It has a ground clearance of up to 237 mm and an 800mm wading depth! It has just been awarded the full 5 stars under Euro NCAP crash test!

The features are endless, and not only on the top of the range Wildtrak!

As always, Ford outdid themselves to make sure we got the most out of the cars and our time with them. We drove the Rangers from Kruger International Airport to River Wild, taking the looong way around! I had @MaBlerh as my co-driver for this launch and we got on famously (he was also one of the competitors on the Ford Figo Amazing Race Challenge)! At River Wild, we were treated to a bit of a 4×4 adventure with pro drivers, on a course that is rated 3 out of 5 and had me squealing nervously as the Ranger was navigated over terrain that doesn’t even look like there could be a road in some places! There were times when only 3 wheels were actually on the ground!

After lunch and a presentation by Ford, we changed cars and set off for Elephant Whispers to meet some of their trained ellies! It was fascinating indeed, with Medwa and Tembo being put through some of their paces in order to demonstrate their intelligence.

We then had a bit of a photo-op with Tembo, changed cars again, and lit out for Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel in White River. I think I was very likely the first person to head off to the gawjiss king size bed in my room after a very yummy supper, but there were a few people who were very brittle at breakfast after a 3am bed time!

The next morning we were again given keys to the Rangers and we drove ourselves back to Kruger International Airport for our flight home, also on a chartered plane. We had the same pilot and crew as the flight in the day before, and I doubt the stewardess has ever had a plane so full of hecklers and jokers! She actually handed the seatbelt and oxygen mask demos to @MaBlerh so he could do the visuals whilst she handled the PA! It was hysterical and she was a fabulous sport!

Landing at ORT was another adventure! We’d been delayed so there was no bus waiting for us, which meant we were not allowed off the aeroplane! Eventually one small bus arrived and collected the Durbanites and Capetonians who had connecting flights, and the rest of us waited with the pilot for another bus. We were then dropped at the wrong arrivals gate and because we had no passports and hadn’t actually flown in from outside the country we weren’t allowed through! And the doors leading back to where the bus had dropped us didn’t open from the inside! Eventually the pilot managed to arrange another bus through Menzies and we were dropped at the right door.

A quick, laugh fest of a Gautrain ride to Sandton, I was collected by my Glugster and I went home to my bed for a bit.

Thank you again Ford South Africa and Ogilvy, I had so much fun!

I Was At Africa Fashion International!

Last Thursday I was invited by Intel to be their guest for Africa Fashion International at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Intel was fabulous, but the Sandton Convention Centre was amateurish at best! I was quite astounded! This was not their first rodeo by far, yet when we arrived Intel’s Sunet had to scramble a bit because they didn’t know who we were- myself, Jenty (pop over and check out her photos) and Gina were joined a little later by Snowgoose– and as the evening wore on the events were running later and later, with the 9PM show eventually started at 10PM! I left when it started though, so I didn’t see all the shows. I did get to meet Zinhle from Intel, and Danielle who happens to be a friend of Snowgoose, so I had some fabulous company for a very entertaining evening.

It was my first ever big name fashion show and let me tell you, I don’t think there’s a better place for people watching! Holy crap there are some strange people on this here blue earth!

Before the ramp events, we strolled around the stalls showcasing some of the designers work as well as jewellery, hats and shoes! I wore my new Sass Designs “Tuck Dress”, also known as a “Hip2bSquare” dress and asked my sister C to do my hair for me. I did my own make up. I figured this was the ideal opportunity to dress up!

As for the fashion, I could totally see myself in several of the outfits I saw… and there were many I wish I could wear! The first show we saw was KLUK CGdT’s collection. Gawjiss! Soft, feminine and wearable.

Marianne Fassler’s show was next, and whilst I have always liked her stuff, I wasn’t blown away by this collection. It had a very eighties feel to it, and some of the outfits seemed to have been stitched together out of bits of previous dresses that had been hanging in a closet somewhere…

Mataano and Tart were modeled in the same show, and there were outfits in both lines that I liked, but I think the Tart line was my favourite of all the collections I saw. Whilst not as soft as KLUK CGdT, there was far more in the line that appealed to me.

It was a really cool evening out! Thank you Intel for including me!