Sunday, 25 November 2012

Happy Birthday Brad!!!

Our little Brad turns two tomorrow. Gina arranged a party for him complete with a yummy birthday cake and a jumping castle.  The whole family was there to celebrate with him.
Brad & "Papa

The birthday boy with his new toy

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Beautiful kids!!!

Dean and Marisa went to their friends wedding and I think they looked stunning!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Dirty Dancing

First dance... first love... the time of your life!
DIRTY DANCING is the unprecedented classic love story about Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.
The on-stage experience fuses heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing to the hit songs of “Hungry Eyes”, “Hey Baby”, “Do You Love Me?” and the heart stopping “Time Of My Life.”
Dirty Dancing on stage is a re-imagining of the film, adapted for the stage by the same woman who brought it to the big screen in 1987, Eleanor Bergstein.

Last night we attended the show at the Teatro at Monte Casino with Aunts & Uncles - Brenda, Lawrence, Gertie and Brian.  This was really an excellent show and we had a lovely evening.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Sister's Dinner - November


We had our Sister's Dinner at Casa Rossi, an Italian Restaurant that has been revived to it's old self by its owners.  The food was absolutely delicious and I'm sure we will all be going back with our families to enjoy! 

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Bianca & Ryan's Wedding

Bianca and Ryan were married today at the Marionite Catholic Church.  What a beautiful ceremony!  The reception was held at The Pivot Hotel at Monte Casino. 
 We had a lovely time and danced the night way!

Here's wishing the happy couple a long and happy life together.

The guests after the ceremony

My hunny and I

Looking really dashing!!

Monday, 8 October 2012


"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul."

- Judy Garland -   


Monday, 1 October 2012

Happy 80th Birthday Aunty Ria!!

We decided to go to Durban to visit Aunty Ria for her 80th birthday.  With her birthday being on Monday 1st October, we thought it would be good to visit her on the weekend as Monday is always hectic for us.

We flew down on Friday night and stayed at the City Lodge in Umhlanga Ridge.  The hotel was lovely and situated in walking distance from Gateway - my favorite shopping centre!

The view from our room

On Saturday morning we went for breakfast and did some shopping.  Then we were off to visit Aunty Ria.  We had a lovely afternoon chatting and catching up.  We hadn't seen her in eactly a year so there was lots to chat about!

My darling Aunty Ria

Saturday evening we went for dinner at Primi.  We had a long, relaxed dinner and Mr Zee even had a few beers - AMAZING!  

Sunday morning we were up and ready to head back home.  We had breakfast at the hotel, then I had a quick walk on the beach and we were off to the Airport.

Sea sand on my feet - I love it!

A perfect day

I got to do the three things I wanted - visit, shop and walk on the beach so all in all it was a perfect weekend for me!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012


This is one of the most beautiful quotes ever!

"Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go."

- Mother Teresa -      

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Happy Birthday Mom!!

My darling Mom celebrated her 71st birthday today.  The family got together for dinner at Torino and we had a good evening.  Mom got stunning gifts and I'm sure she enjoyed herself.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Just a picture...

Dean and Marisa went to her Winter Ball and I just love this picture...

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Sister's Dinner September

Wendy suggested The Fishmonger for our monthly Sister's Dinner.  The portions were huge and we all ended up taking half our meals home for the hungry masses!

To get pictures is always a challenge however we managed to finally get these!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Administrative Professionals Day aka Secretary's Day

  "National Professional Secretaries Week and National Secretary's Day was created  in 1952 through the work of Harry F. Klemfuss of Young and Rubicam. Klemfuss recognized the importance and value of the position to a company or business. His goal was to encourage more women to become secretaries. Using his skill and experience in public relations, Klemfuss, promoted the values and importance of the job of secretaries. In doing so, he also created the holiday in recognition of the importance of secretaries. Today,  the title is changing and evolving. But, the recognition is equally important. There are two new terms in use today. They are "Administrative Professionals" and "Executive Admins". The two names sometimes mean different roles and responsibilities to different companies. Both are broader terms, that encompass more positions than the original "Secretary" role. The name change recognizes and acknowledges that the role has changed significantly since 1952, and for the better at that. And in Harry Klemfuss' day, these postions were the realm of women. Today, you find some males in these positions."

I was surprised by my bosses on Secretary's Day with these stunning flowers!

Nick, Rob and Dean really do appreciate all I do for them!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Birthday dinner

Mary's birthday was on 18 August, so we went to dinner at Back o'the Moon last night to celebrate.

We had a delicious meal and a lovely evening with great friends.

Mary & Coenie

Although it was officially Spring Day today, when we came out of the restaurant it was soooo cold!

Saturday, 25 August 2012


Gordon and I took a drive to Investment Cars to have a look around.

This vehicle is advertised at R1.5 Million!!  I cant imagine who would be able to afford such an exotic car! 

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Sister's Dinner - August

As it is Wendy's birthday month she got to choose where we would have our dinner - she chose the Foo Wah Chinese Restaurant.  We all had the set menu and it was really delicious!

After a really hectic day it was good relax and enjoy the evening! 

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

A beautiful blessing

This morning a got a mail from my very special friend Magda with this beautiful message.
Magda and I have known each other for many years and I treasure her friendship.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012


The view from my office

An action shot!

The sports field at the school across the road

Snow fell today in Johannesburg for the first time since 2007.  Everything looked stunning covered in the blanket of snow, however it caused chaos on the roads!  Power failures and robots out in many areas left tempers flaring!

This snap of cold weather is set to carry on for the rest of the week and with the long weekend coming up I think we will be spending our time at home catching up on some movies and keeping warm.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

The Perfect Cup

Michelle's Coffee Shop - The Perfect Cup was featured on The Business Coach today.

Her shop is known for it's delicious pancakes, freshly roasted coffee beans and most importantly the cosy and relaxed atmosphere.

Mary & Coenie invited us to watch the show along with Michelle and her friends.  After the show we had a delicious lunch and spent the afternoon chatting.

Michelle is just the sweetest child and we wish her loads of success for "The Perfect Cup"!!!

Sunday, 22 July 2012

In the bush - Zebula

We got to spend the weekend at Zebula.  We haven't been to the house since our holiday in December 2011 so when we were offered the weekend we decided it was time to get out there and relax.

Gina, Gordon and I left on Friday afternoon and arrived just after 5 and unpacked and relaxed.  We decided to go for dinner and went in the "land driver"as Ant calls it.  We had a lovely dinner but when we got back in to go home it wouldn't start!! Anyway we managed to get a lift back home in a taxi!  There's a first time for everything...

Norma arrived on Saturday mid-morning. We had lunch then played Scrabble in the afternoon.

The old dolls playing Scrabble

On Saturday evening we had dinner at the clubhouse and were all in bed by 10.  Sunday we headed for home at about 9:30.  It's really quite far to go for such a short time, but worth it nonetheless!!

We stopped for brunch on the way home and this is the view from the Restaurant over the highway.