First dance... first love... the time of your life!
DIRTY DANCINGis 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.
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!
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!
"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!
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.
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.