• i slept so well for the first time in ages last night! – wonder if the 2 myprodol i popped before bed helped…?
  • i survived the first month working for myself… only just tho!
  • there’s a possibility of a midrand tweetup! should be fun… just us tweeps from midrand :)
  • we havent been to dog training since about october last year!! i feel bad for the beagles! we have done other fun stuff with them tho. but they do love training
  • i am loving horse-riding again :D highlight of my week!
  • i had my first fall off a horse since riding again… last friday :p
  • my nails are very fragile and keep breaking (wonder if having gel nails for a month weakened them a bit)
  • my hair is too short… it looks good when it’s ‘done’ but not so good when its not :(
  • i still feel bad about firing my maid last week :(
  • today is my sister’s birthday!!
  • the transition to Windows7 has been really easy – i am impressed with myself and i like my new laptopp – thanks Peter :)
  • i still like to play with my #sparkly in the sun and see the patterns and colours the reflections make
  • i really want a tattoo (another blog post about this soon!)
  • i am typing this post on my dad’s laptop… he doesn’t have a ‘p’ on his keyboard…
  • if u type ‘random picture’ into google, you get this picture:
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Shoo, this was a busy weekend…! And I met 3 twitter people too!!

On FRIDAY I drove 300m down the road to pick up cupcakes from @Angelsmind. She is also known as The Cupcake Lady…and had advertised a Valentines Cupcake Special which I thought I would try :)

The pics looked delicious, and there has been SO much hype around twitter about how fabulous these cupcakes are! Now, don’t get me wrong here… but i honestly thought to myself “How great can these cupcakes be? People *have* to say they are great… imagine if people said – i tried Angels cupcakes and they were ok – …” So anyway… on Friday night I had my first much anticipated cupcake… not expecting TOO much – altho they did look absolutely fabulous!! And WOW was I blown away!! It was seriously, the BEST DAMN CUPCAKE I EVER DID EAT! – seriously! ah-may-zzzzzing!!

There were 4 in the box:

2 x secret-centre strawberry stuffed chocolate cupcakes, iced with uber decadent chocolate fudge icing and decorated with heart-shaped “sprinkles”.

2 x vanilla, secret-centre, strawberry cheesecake cupcakes- decorated with cream cheese icing and heart shaped “sprinkles”!

(picture from http://www.angelscupcakes.co.za/)

I was suprised at myself that my favourite of the 2 was the vanilla strawberry one, and not the chocolate :p Seriously – absolutely divine – if you haven’t had Angel’s cupcakes yet – do yourself a favour!!

SATURDAY morning I went for my horse riding lesson, which was awesome – despite the sweltering heat!! :) Then I rushed off to edenvale for various bits and bobs…

SUNDAY we woke up to a scheduled power outage :( I was hoping our little suburb would be spared, but no… Anyway, we had a photoshoot with Jeanette at 4:30, and obviously, no power means no hairdryer etc…!

So, we did some grocery shopping etc and got home at about midday and I needed to decide if I should drive all the way to Centurion to my mom to do my hair… or what. Then, I was hit my a brainwave – even tho i was a little embarrased to do anything about it!! I know @MeeAParkins lives down the road from me, in Midrand. I have never met her tho… :p so, I sucked it up, and asked her if she would think I was incredibly rude if I invaded her house for a bit and did my hair there – coz she was lucky enough to have power!! Gulp! :) She was very accomodating and didn’t seem to mind at all!! :)

Phew – lifesaver!! Thank you MeeA!!!

Then, off to our photoshoot!! :)

It was a strange feeling to do all the posing, and looking this way, and that way… hehe. AND, Peter, who is normally SUCH a chatterbox and never shuts up, was struck by the “shy-stick” and barely said a word!! – silly boy!

Jeanette was great :) and the photos are GORGEOUS!!!! We had some taken inside the ruin, and some taken outside in the LOOOOOOOONG veld grass… my favourite are the ones outside – the colours and light is beautiful – and I think we made good clothing choices… it looks awesome!!

These two pics are my favourite:

you can see the full sneak-peek on jeanette‘s site, HERE




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So – time for another #FontFriday methinks :)

We all know it is the International Day of Luuuurve this weekend right…? I couldn’t help myself and I had to do a Luuuurve Font this Friday :) But this font is just so cute and it reminds me of the Adrian Mole Books… gosh, I loved those books, they were funny hey!?

Anyway, so the Font is called JULES LOVE and you can download it here.



have a Happy Wellingtons Day :)

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for those of you who are just dying to know 100 arb things about me… here they are…




1. Last beverage ~ water
2. Last phone call~ a client confirming time for tomorrow’s meeting
3. Last kiss~ my stukkie… we are both sick – so it was a teent little peck ;)
4. Last song you listened to~ listening to 5fm… they just played that Fireflies song
5. Last time you cried~ a few little tears leaked out yesterday – but only coz i’m sickly and feeling fragile

HAVE YOU EVER:

6. Dated someone twice ~ no
7. Been cheated on? ~ not that i know of
8. Kissed someone & regretted it ? ~ Not really
9. Lost someone special? ~ sure
10. Been depressed? ~ Yes
11. Been high? –> on drucks? no

LIST THREE FAVORITE COLORS:
12. blue
13.  pink
14. white

THIS YEAR HAVE YOU:
15. Have you made new friends this year ~ not brand new ones, no… i have worked at new friendships tho
16. Fallen out of love ~ No
17. Laughed until you cried ~ Yes… lol
18. Met someone who changed you ~ no
19. Found out who your true friends were ~ no – i knew this a while ago
20. Found out someone was talking about you ~ only good things i hope!
21. Kissed anyone on your top friends list ~ top friends list…?

TRUTH:
23. How many kids do you want to have ~either 2 or 3 or none
24. Do you have any pets ~ u really should know about my precious beagleBoys!
25. Do you want to change your name ~nope – i am rather fond of it
26. What did you do for your last birthday ~ ah, man, my last birthday was the shiz!! i was down at the south coast with my stukkie and my goose friend and her ginger
27. What time did you wake up today ~ think it was about 6:40
28. What were you doing at midnight last night ~ sleepin’
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for ~ to feel better :(
30. Last time you saw your father ~ last thursday
31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life ~ i wish i was more of a “go-getter”
32. What are you listening to right now ~ Grant & Anele on 5fm
33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom ~ i have, yes… he was a real chatterbox and quite annoying, really
34. What’s getting on your nerves right now? ~ the constant coughing i have going on
36. What’s your real name ~ Tanya
37. Relationship Status ~ i’m all #sparklied up
38. Zodiac sign ~ Taurus (me, stubborn? nooit bru!)
39. Male or female ~ i am Female… i like males… well, just one in particular ;)
40.Primary School ~ Valhalla Primary
41. High School ~ Bleugh – don;’t wanna have to re-live another second spent at PHSG
43. Hair color ~ mostly brownish
44. Long or short ~ what? Hair? medium to shortish
45. Height ~ about 1.65 or so i think… wish i was about 5cm taller
46. Do you have a crush on someone ~ a crush – cute man! i have a crush on Taylor Lautner – does that count?
47. What do you like about yourself ~ i like my collar bones… what do U like about me?
48. Piercings ~ I have had 5 in my time… but only my ears are still in use
49. Tattoos ~ i wish
50. Righty or lefty ~ righty

FIRSTS :
51. First surgery ~ do tonsils count? I guess i was about 3 or 4
52. First piercing ~ ears 11 or 12yrs old
53. First tattoo ~ <sigh> i am not this brave :(
54. First best friend ~ no longer around
55. First Sport ~ pppft!
56. First pet ~ Scampie the little jack russel – i used to push her around the garden in the wheelbarrow <3
57. First vacation ~ i dont rtemember – but we did go away A LOT when i was little… to a lot of game lodges. and i remember driving down to CPT when i was about 6 or so (I didn’t drive – my dad did) and we stayed over in bloem and PE (or was it East London…? I always get confused)
58. First concert ~ that i was in at school? Or that i went to see?
59. First crush ~ i had crushes on so many boys!!
60. First alcohol drink ~ probably my mom’s wine or some champagne or summin

RIGHT NOW:
61. Eating ~ chewing on my top lip… must stop
62. Drinking ~ water
63. I’m about to ~ go and have a little lie down… this flu is a beeatch
64. Listening to ~ %fm is playing the Parlotones
65. Waiting for ~ these questions to end

WHICH IS BETTER WITH THE OTHER SEX?
69. Lips or eyes~ eyes
70. Hugs or kisses ~ hugs
71. Shorter or taller ~ Taller
72. Older or Younger ~ don’t have a preference… but i think boys are better older
73. Romantic or spontaneous ~ i think romantical
74. Nice stomach or nice arms ~ if i HAD to choose only 1… i’d go for arms
75. Tattoos or piercings ~ on a boy – i prefer tattos… not a fan of pierced boys
76. Sensitive or loud ~ sensitive
77. Hook-up or relationship ~ relationship
78. Trouble maker or hesitant ~ neither!

HAVE YOU EVER :
79. Kissed a stranger ~ no
80. Drank hard liquor ~ yes
81. Lost glasses/contacts ~ not for more than like 2 minutes
82. cried in front of someone ~ havent most ppl?
83. Broken someone’s heart ~ ja
84. Had your own heart broken ~ yes
85. Been arrested ~ no
86. Turned someone down ~ yes
87. Cried when someone died ~ yes
88. Liked a friend that is a girl
~ i like all my girl friends… i wouldnt be friends with them if i didnt like them…

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:
89. Yourself
~ most days
90. Miracles ~ i do
91. Love at first sight ~ no… except when u look at a puppy and fall in love with it :)
92. Heaven ~ ummm, i think so
93. Santa Clause ~ sure ;)
94. Kissing on the first date ~ yes
95. Angels ~ i guess if i believe in miracles i believe in angels…

ANSWER TRUTHFULLY:
96. Is there one person you want to be with right now
~ right now…? im ok by myself… gonna have a nap anyway
97. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time ~ No
98. Do you believe its possible to remain faithful forever ~ Yes
99. What’s the one thing you cannot live without ~ Oxygen… duh!
100. Posting this as 100 Truths ~ yes, but i am calling it One, two, skip a few, ninety-nine, one hundred :)



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