Thursday, 31 December 2009

Cherio 2009!

So Long, Farewell..

2009 was a good year all-in-all.

Well, it certainly has been eventfull!!

Yes, we had a major recession which took a toll on our strict budget, I didn't get an increase at work or a bonus because our company has been trying to keep their head above the water.  Nevertheless, its been jam-packed full of drama and fun.  Here's just some of the stuff:

I became an aunty of a beautiful niece

My Best Friend and I got our matching Friendship Tattoos.

I realised that life is too short for materialism, arguments, drama, nonsense things.

I started tracing my family ancestry and did a family tree going back to the late 1600's.

I voted in the 2009 General Elections and stood in the queue for an hour to make a cross on a piece of paper which made no fucking difference.

I had a seriously hair raising experience in our haunted tent.  I will NOT sleep in it ever again.  Tent For Sale - Going Cheap - Make me an offer!  Any offer.

We started organising our adventure-packaged December 2010 Road Trip Tour including jacuzzi safari, sleeping in tree houses in the bush and bunjee jumping.

Our awesome Family Holiday to the sea-side was unforgettable.  I realised even though my mum and mad dad live far away I still miss my Mum everday!

I realised that I can't get away with saying that I'm 29 till I die...the wrinkles and droppy body parts are tell-tale signs that I'm fibbing.

I want to skip Winter 2010.  The cold months SUCK big time!

You can't put a price on Funny Evenings at Home.

I am saving for Botox.

Thoroughly enjoyed doing my bit for a few charities this year and will continue in 2010.

I got a black eye playing Ring-A-Rosie and then I fell down.

I learned that you need to verbalise your feelings and let things out into the big wide world.

Dance moves me.  It stirs many emotions within me.  Perhaps its why I'm addicted to SYTYCD.

I absolutely LIVE for Convesations with my Children.

I'm a Bloggoholic

There are plenty more than 15 things that woman can do that men can't.

To my Visitors and Fine Followers:

Happy Hogmanay and All the VERY BEST for 2010.

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Guess What I'm Doing Tomorrow??

I last did it in February 2007. I'm going tomorrow again!!!
With my Sister and Brother-In-Law...

Can't wait to see these Magaliesburg Mountains estimated to be 2,500 million years old again tomorrow from high up, zipping down on a cable. 


Here are some of the picures taken when we did it in February 2007.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

The Angel Has Returned

After a talking to from My Boerewors last night, my two girls were angels today.  Polite, well-mannered, behaving swimmingly.

It was such a pleasure to spend the day with them in the pool, blowing bubbles, watching a movie and best of all I had NO INTERNET access and it was awesome. We had a huge electrical storm last night and the lightning hit our wireless modem so no blogging, no Facebook, no Farmville... 

We took the time to read books, go back to the mall to collect Megan's school skirts that I had altered and go for lunch.  When we got home we played mini basket ball, went swimming, did puzzles together, played a board game and had good quality time and fun together.

Thanks to My Wonderful Boerewors and his calm parenting skills, I had a brilliant day with my girls.

Monday, 28 December 2009

Mutha of Meltdowns

Today was My Boerewors' first day back at work after being at home with us for two weeks. It all started off pretty normal and okay until we drove to the shops to do Megan's last bit of shopping for her back-to-school stationery.

When we got to the Mall, Kaylin (my three year old) spotted the "car" trolleys (similar to the one in this picture) and immediately got soopa excited and bolted towards them.  Unfortunatelywhen I eventually caught up with her I realised that they were still all chained together and no one in sight to help us get one free.  I told her we'd have to go and get a regular trolley in the meantime.

This set Kaylin into her Mutha of All Tantrums

I have NEVER seen her so destraught, angry, sad and frustrated.   This was the biggest wobble she as ever thrown!!  She started screaming at FULL volume (like her fingernails were being ripped out with a rusty pair of pliers), kicking like a grumpy mule and sobbing and stamping all at the same time.  At first I just stared at her - totally shocked at her over-reacting to the situation.  It was liked someone flicked a switch.

She was livid!

I could see she'd stepped into her "black zone" and there was no turning back or reasoning with her. In her rage I tried to smack her and landed up whacking my finger against her shoe and I now have a swollen and purple finger (serves me right for loosing it with her and falling for her winding me up). 

I immediately took her back to the car which made the tantrum increase because she now thought I was going to take her home (Kaylin loves shopping and going to the mall) when in actual fact I just wanted to get her to calm herself down.  Her face was turning from pink to red.

We sat in the car for a good ten minutes before she actually caught her breath and listened to the fact that if she didn't stop we weren't going into the shops. Eventually when she did pull herself towards herself, Megan whispered to me "Mummy I've never heard her scream THAT loud!".

Well neither had I!!

My ears were bleeding, my nerves shattered and my energy was instantly depleted.  I didn't want her to win though, so I gave Megan all my attention because the shopping trip was for her benefit after all.  I plonked Kaylin in a regular trolley and Megan and I walked hand in hand behind the trolley chatting about what we were going to buy.  Soon Kaylin realised that she wasn't getting any attention having a fat lip and sulking.

In the end we got everything done without a glitch.  Megan and I laughed and joked and fooled around while silent huffy Kaylin was pretty much ignored until she asked me for something. 

Sometimes playing deaf works the best.

What do you do when your little monster throws the mutha of all tantrums??

Sunday, 27 December 2009

A Very Talented Scots Lass

KT Tunstall rocks my tits off.  She's so fucking talented and this is one of my favourite songs of all time!!!


Boxing Day with Family

Our Boxing Day was spent with the in-laws and visiting with Andre (Riaan's Brother who lives in the UK) after two years since his last visit to South Africa. We also got to meet his girlfriend Laura who is from Lithuania but now living in the UK with Andre.

I was a lovely sunny day by the pool and eating AGAIN.  We had a lovely family lunch together.

Laura, Andre, Riaan, Gillian, Mother-In-Law, Father-In-Law aka Mom and Dad
Front:  KK and Meg

My girls

Megan and Uncle Andre

Andre, Megan and Riaan

Then it was time for some bubble fun in the garden.




Megan on her brand new twinkly bike looking dead chuffed with herself.

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas Eve we fed the Reindeer, left Santa milk and jelly tots this year and then we went to my best friend Mandy to join all our friends to wait for midnight to open our R30 gag gift presents from everyone. 

Good Times!

The girls glitter hands after sprinkling the reindeer food on the lawn.

Some apple for Rudolf

All the presents under the tree at Mandy's Christmas Eve Gathering.

Mandy is addicted to Farmville Facebook
and one of her gifts from Riaan was a little farm

Percy with his gorgeous Christmas hat and stunning new teeth

Norman got a pair of goggles and immediate wanted to take a dip

The clown of the group got an appropriate outfit.

Tammy got a Barbie face cloth (Don opening a prezzie too)

We only got home at 2am from opening gifts at Mandy's so Christmas morning I was knackered when Megan woke me up at 7am to open presents.  We nevertheless had tons of fun opening gifts and watching the girls faces with each one.

Kaylin with one of her first presents

Megan got a dolls house and all the furniture

and a harmonica

Just when they thought they'd opened all their gifts, I gave them this little sign gift wrapped.
"Look Outside!"

When they got outside they found their brand new twinkling bikes. 
They were thrilled.

And that, my friends, was Christmas 2009.

Today we're off to Riaan's family to celebrate with his brother and his girlfriend who arrived from the UK late last night - so we're doing Christmas all over again with them today.

My trousers are already getting a little tighers!  Eek!

Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

Have an awesome Christmas Day!

May all your wishes and dreams come true and like birds, lets leave behind what we don't need to carry.  Pain, Sadness, Fear and Regrets.

Fly light!

Enjoy the day.

Freaky Friday - Episode 5 - Man with Two Penises

Freaky Friday
Theme : Circus Oddities

Jean (or Juan) Baptista dos Santos is said to have been a “Gipsey”, born in Faro, Portugal around 1843, to normal parents with two other normal children. His career as an exhibitionist seems to have been confined strictly to medical circles; in 1865 turned down a sum of 200,000 francs to appear for two years with a French circus. He possessed two functioning penises and three scrota, the outer two of which each contained a single testis. Dos Santos claimed that the central scrotum had also contained a pair of fully-formed testes, but that these had retreated into his abdomen when he was ten years old.

Has she ever heard of waxing?

Freaky yet beautiful
I've always been facinated by contortionists..

Smoke gets in yer eye.  Why would anyone do this?  Stoopid Fucker!

These aren't circus freaks but I thought I'd throw in a Christmas Oddity to celebrate the day.

Have an Awesome Christmas Day!!!

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Christmas Eve Traditions

What will you be doing on Christmas Eve?

Some countries and people open their gifts on Christmas Eve.  To me this is just wrong!  What is left for Christmas Day expect stuffing yer face with the turkey? 

On Christmas Eve some people play endless Christmas Carols and decorate their tree.  Some people attend midnight candlelit church service and go to family to had out gifts.  Some people have a special Christmas Eve dinner.

Here are a few of our family traditions for Christmas Eve.

We usually watch "Dinner For One" or "Wizard of Oz" before hanging up our Christmas stockings.  We put out cookies and beer milk for Santa. Our Reindeer get crunchy fresh carrots and we sprinkle "Reindeer Food" on the lawn so that Santa's Reindeer knows which house is

Our Reindeer Food consists of oats and plenty glitter. 

So that when we sprinkle it on the lawn at night,
the moon will make it sparkle bright. 
As Santa's reindeer fly and roam,
this guides them to our humble home.

A fairly new tradition of ours (introduced last year) with our very close group of friends is the exchanging of R30 gifts with everyone.  Last year there was about 20 of us, this year its about 16 of us.  We each buy each other a gift no more than R30.  Sometimes its more exciting trying to find a gift that cheap than actually receiving them.  They can be gag gifts or something useful or something that reminds you of a specific someone.  It is usually a mountain of gifts and stay up until midnight to open them (even the little ones).  Its a lot of fun and laughs.

This year we are having a burger braai for supper and will hang around the house playing 30 Seconds or Twister or some other equally lame games that you normally NEVER play but its fun to have all our friends together to enjoy Christmas Eve.

What are your Christmas Eve Traditions???  I'd love to hear how they all differ.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Kaylin Gets It Chopped Off

Went to get Kaylin's hair chopped off today as she has such fine hair.

 She's only ever had ONE haircut in her life.

All her baby frizz and curls are gone but she looks so cute now. 

The short bob suits her cheeky nature.

KK Before

KK After

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Sponge Bob Square Pants : The Sponge That Could Fly

Last night took us off to Carnival City's Big Top Arena to see the live performance of Sponge Bob Square Pants.

Firstly the couldn't find my Have You Heard tickets and gave us "left over" tickets which took us right to the back and side of the venue.  We couldn't see half the stage!  Even the big screne tvs were our of our vision.  But with open seats all over the place, we moved to better seats where we could see the entire stage just as the show was about to begin (20 minutes late I may add).

Despite all this, the girls thoroughly enjoyed the show which was very colourful, full of laughs and music.  Even the "big kids" aka My Boerewors and I enjoyed ourselves.  A very talented cast of performers and elaborate sets.  The girls danced and clapped along.  A fun night out for the family.

Well worth taking the kids and paying a little extra for "good seats near the middle".  Go to Computicket to book tickets.  Its running until 30 December and has shows during the day too for the little ones.

On the way to the show

the stage

the audience

Back home and two knackered girls


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