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The hate at work

Monday I came to work and found the most horrid email in my inbox. One of our colleagues left the company and decided to share all the dark little conversations she and More »

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Thank you week, you can go now

This week was a tough one at work with both us senior Mktng Mngrs having very public meltdowns. I literally am at the end of what I am willing to stomach and More »

DIY Ideas

DIY Christmas Tree

This year I want to do a beautiful white Christmas tree with silver bells, red ornaments and nothing else. I wanted quick easy and not the old plastic tree, so off we More »

Outlander

Outlander…and the wedding episode

I don’t know if you watch Outlander, the series with (yummy) Sam Heughan, but if you do – what did you think of the steamiest episode on TV in forever? If you More »

Marsala Colour of the year 2015

Colour of the year 2015 – Marsala

Marsala is the Pantone colour of 2015. Marsala is a rich, sultry and warm colour that reminds me of burgundy but with a touch of sophistication. I can see this colour in More »

The hate at work

Goddess

Monday I came to work and found the most horrid email in my inbox.

One of our colleagues left the company and decided to share all the dark little conversations she and one of the graphic designers had… The team is now more broken than it has ever been as what came out was so vicious that I could barely believe that anyone could be so vile.

We were all called stupid and “un-intellectual”. Our writer, a guy, was called “one of the bitches” and renamed Roxy. One of the other girls was called a “loslyf meisie” – which she isn’t. I was called a dyke – not that I mind, I think he is just jealous that I actually have a gorgeous hubby. The worst part however was that he went over the line of what is acceptable in my world – they knew that I would never have what I wanted most (a kid) since I am such a miserable person. Pity that they went there as I have had severe depression since January 2014 because of my Endo diagnoses and the fact that I would need a surrogate to ever have kids.

I would never kick a person when they are at a low point in their lives. I would extend a hand. Unfortunately this means I expect the same from the rest of the world.

You can insult my intelligence and sexuality, but I will laugh you off as an insignificant arrogant bug, but there is no forgiveness for commenting on my biggest pain the way they did.

Thank you week, you can go now

Goddess

This week was a tough one at work with both us senior Mktng Mngrs having very public meltdowns. I literally am at the end of what I am willing to stomach and my dear friend is steering towards a final teary breakdown. I don’t know if I should feel sorriest for her or myself.

On the plus side, hubby & I are off to Magoebaskloof for the weekend. Then a short week and almost Christmas. I cannot wait to go away for the silly season!

At home I have a prezzie waiting from 20 eight that I have been saving the whole week – I am that disciplined. Check back for the photos because it is going to be awesome!

Walking Dead – Goodbye Beth

Walking Dead is a show like no other Zombie series or movie and after watching every episode you kind of feel a connection with the characters.

The last season ended with a whisper of Darryl and Beth and romance, but then she gets abducted. In this season the whole (surviving) group finally regroups after Terminus and then they find out where Beth is.

Rick, Darryl and a bunch of the others attempts a rescue mission but just as they think they will walk out with Beth, she pulls scissors out and attempts to kill the main officer. Unfortunately the officer pulls a gun and kills Beth.

Darryl starts to cry and carries Beth in his arms to where we see Maggie and the realisation of loss. In my opinion, the saddest episode in the whole series. I really hoped Darryl and Beth would have a chance at love.

DIY Christmas Tree

DIY Ideas

This year I want to do a beautiful white Christmas tree with silver bells, red ornaments and nothing else. I wanted quick easy and not the old plastic tree, so off we went this weekend and found a dead tree with its branches ready to come home with us. Found the perfect branch that looked like a mini tree and drove on home with it.

At home hubby suggested I use the spray paint and so I did. Never worked with spray paint and did I pay…

I came down with a headache straight out of hell and could barely see and definitely not walk. Drank 2 headache tablets an still the headache persisted. I then decided to take a bath to wash of any of the poisonous fumes that may linger on my skin and hair. Thankfully this helped.

To add insult to injury, my dear hubby decided to get rid of everything that had spray paint on…now I still have no tree.

How to make your own white Christmas tree:

  1. Don’t use spray paint
  2. Get normal paint that needs to be applied with a paintbrush
  3. Get your perfect branch
  4. Attach branch to a footpiece
  5. or place it in a vase
  6. Voila – you have a tree to decorate

Outlander…and the wedding episode

Outlander

I don’t know if you watch Outlander, the series with (yummy) Sam Heughan, but if you do – what did you think of the steamiest episode on TV in forever?

If you haven’t watched Outlander, you are missing out. This series is original, full of old fashioned romance, history, beautiful Scotish scenery – and gorgeous Sam Heughan that plays Jamie Fraser.

The story starts off with Claire and her 1900s husband and how she ends up at these magical stones near Inverness, touches them and wakes up in the 1700s. She gets chased by a captain from the English army and then found by Jamie, the Scotsman with red hair, blue eyes and shoulders so broad that you cannot stop to wonder how they might feel.

Claire then stays at Castle Leoch with the Mackenzie Clan and cannot stop thinking of escaping to go back to Inverness to hitch a ride back to the 1900s and her husband. “Unfortunately” she ends up having to marry a Scotsman so as not to have to be handed to the English for interrogation. The marriage between her and Jamie, a wanted man, happens quite quickly and then they have this long bedroom scene.

Outlander with Sam Heughan

I am an old married lady, but sjoe, that Sam Heughan is a man and a half – an perfect for the role. I cannot wait to get to the next episode.

Colour of the year 2015 – Marsala

Marsala Colour of the year 2015

Marsala is the Pantone colour of 2015. Marsala is a rich, sultry and warm colour that reminds me of burgundy but with a touch of sophistication. I can see this colour in my house and lips.

Here is what the Pantone Institue people had to say about this colour: “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”

Comment with what colours you think will work well with Marsala.

 

I am a hoarder of pretty things

Declutter your home

I confess, I hoard pretty things. I have so many earrings that I could wear a new pair every single day and still not wear them all in 1 year. That only includes changing the bottom piercing’s earrings and not the top 2.

I have decided that I will start be de-hoarding myself from my stuff this festive season and I am petrified of it. My plan is to start in the storage loft and have 4 boxes – 1 for what i just cannot part with, 1 for the things that my sister’s children would live, 1 for charity and 1 for junk that I do not know how it even got in here.

This is going to be a process and I will have to try and stay focussed. have you had any experience in this and do you have any tips for me?

Victoria’s Secret opening 14 November 2014 in Sandton & other good news

Victoria's Secret opening in Sandton, Forever New, Wedding Chapel in Johannesburg

I’m sorry to be so “sporadic in posting”, but my life really is a bit messed up.

Here is some of my favourite finds the last few weeks:

  • Forever New discount outlet now open at Woodmead Value Mart in Johannesburg. You can also find it at WorldWear in Fairlands, Johannesburg.
  • Victoria’s Secret in Sandton is opening 14 November 2014! That is only a few days away.
  • The Macaroons at Breadbasket = awesomely delicious.
  • Aldo (discount outlet) has also moved to a new shop location at Woodmead Value Mart – and I’m just telling you this because they have enough shoes that we won’t have to fight about it.
  • Memories Chapel in Midrand. They offer the sweetest little chapel for small weddings of up to 12 people and it is set in a quaint little “dorpie”. You can find them here: www.memorieschapel.co.za.

How to find a surrogate – and still not have one

Infertility

It has been a few weeks, but I am still here – barely.

We had a surrogate. She was so super keen to do it. She promised me she would do it after I expressly asked her if she was sure that she would be able to cope with this. She wasted a lot of our money by lying. She gave me hope and then took it away. She knew in what state I was and yet she thought she would do me a favour by lying to my face.

I will never trust another human being or help them out. I am done with being the nice person people could rely on. I helped people my whole life and now when it matters most not a single person I know repaid my kindness. Screw everyone. Seriously.

This is what yet another surrogate’s lying did to me:

I most definitely now have a deep seated distrust in people and definitely not interested in lending anyone a helping hand anymore. I cry every day from the moment I leave the office until I fall asleep. I do not see that there is any hope for us to have our own kid.

Fine Fragrance Sale in Johannesburg

Annual Fine Fragrance Sale Goddess

My FAVOURITE sale is happening this October. To me it will be 5 days of happiness and buying Christmas presents. If you can spot me at the sale sometime between 5 and 12 October, say HI.

Why you shouldn’t miss the Perfume Sale in Johannesburg

  1. It is the super most “awesomest bestest” sale in the world – and I’m not kidding
  2. Perfume is super cheap compared to normal retail pricing
  3. The fragrance sale comes but once a year
  4. My husband will pay for my shopping :)

ASCO Fine Fragrance Sale