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Nominated for a Liebster Award

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Last weekend, I got this surprise notification that me/my blog was nominated for the Liebster award.I was very surprised and humbled by this as you never actually know who reads your blog and most people dont comment.

My nomination came from a blogger I have just met via Twitter http://vishal4nw.wordpress.com, Thank you Vishal for this it made my day and yes I accept this nomination with gratitude.

So heres the rules of how this works ………

However upon accepting the Liebster Award, there are a few rules that need to be followed:
– Link back the blogger that tagged you
– Nominate ten others and answer the questions of the one who tagged you
– Ask ten questions for the bloggers you nominate
– Let your nominees know of their award

Here are the questions Vishal asked me :

1. What is your favorite instant messenger ?
BBM

2. Which do you prefer facebook or twitter ?
TWITTER

3. Do you have a dream and what is its purpose ?
My dream is to pursue a career in PR and Social Media.

4. When last did you do something out of your comfort zone
On Friday at IFEELGOOD EXPO I was asked to join JOANIE MITCHELL from MCSA fame to cook with her.

5. What’s your favourite movie ?
Tooo many but SERENDIPITY

6. Your favourite actor or actress ?
I love British actors and actresses
7. What would you do with a million dollars ?
Give up my day job , pursue my dream career , travel the world and write a book.

8. What is your favourite food ?
Yet again too many to choose love Middle Eastern food, Sushi , Mexican

9. Do your prefer dogs or cats ?
DOGS , I have a pup called Zara

10. What’s your favourite song ?
currently anything by Emelie Sande

SO NOW ….. I would love to NOMINATE these 10 blogs

1) http://johced-ourjourneytoeverywhere.blogspot.com
2) http://thesparklinglabyrinth.wordpress.com
3) http://www.lipglosskisses.com
4) http://highheelsandfairytales.com
5) http://citygirlvibe.com
6) http://gaelynsheartofiron.blogspot.com
7) http://runoncoffee.blogspot.com
8) http://cupcakemummy.wordpress.com
9) http://illtakeitall.blogspot.com
10) http://head-ova-heels.blogspot.com

My questions to you bloggers are:

1) What inspired you to start blogging?
2) Your blog is about ?
3)Have you written blog posts anywhere else besides your own blog?
4)What are your currently reading?
5)Facebook VS Twitter ?
6)Where are most of your readers based ?SA? UK? USA?
7)As a blogger are you invited to Media Launches ?
8)What has been the highlight of your blogging career?
9)The best part of blogging is ………………….
10)How often do you blog each month ?

Congrats bloggers 🙂 Spread the love
ciao
xxx

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Birthdays :-)

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My birthday was yet again another fabulous day celebrating my life with my nearest and dearest.

I was woken at midnight from a gazzillion facebook, twitter and BBM messages. I was so surprised how truly loved I am by so many. I even got a birthday tweet from @Micasa that really made my day. Mum bought me a yummilicious Tiramisu cake from Woolworths that each morsel was divine.

Since my special day fell on a Saturday it was a perfect excuse to party all weekend. Plans that evening included dinner at Adega to sample some of Chef Ismail Arbee’s fab food then onto Newscafe in Umhlanga for cocktails and red velvet cupcakes with friends.

At Adega I was treated so special with a dish made especially for me, and a group of singing waiters bringing me dessert. As I write this I can still taste those yummy flavours of the sauce Ismail made (chilli,coconut and lime)

When I got to Newscafe my friends were already there, I was so happy they braved the cold and rain to spend my special day with me. Aftervloads of cocktails from Long Island Ice teas, flaming lamborginis to a Mexican death wish I had it all. It was my night a night of fun, laughter and great memories.

The party people within us urged us to go to Vogue where two of my fav Dj’s @djdeong and @ryanthedj. We danced the night away in heels and after having a few suitcases and a fishbowl.
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The next morning after about 4 hours of sleep we surfaced to face the world and then headed to Tasha’s for brunch. After our tummies were full a spot of retail therapy was on the cards.

I recieved so many amazing and thoughtful gifts, I know I am truly blessed. I still continued recieving gifts till the last week of April.April is most defo a birthday month of celebrations to me. Thanks to all the awesome people who made my day so special. xxx

Spring Cleaning

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With the start of a new year and a new month, a much needed Spring cleaning is needed in so many aspects of my life.I have started by leaving behind, deleting and getting rid of all the negative people in my life. These people just use your postive energy and drain you thus making you feel depressed. My new Spring clean has been with my body and eatings habits in 5 weeks I am already seeing the results and loving the new me.

It is very essential to do this type of Spring Clean in our lives from time to time as we carry these extra dead weights around.Thus allowing new opportunities into our life. So here are some tips for this Spring Clean :
1) Delete any contacts off BBM who have not spoken to you in the last three weeks.
2) Giveaway any clothing you have not worn in over 2 months.
3) Throw away any half used bottles of make up.
4) Recycle magazines give them to a school.
5) Spend time focusing on you and your needs.
6) Eat healthy.
7) Laugh more

These are just some of the things I personally have done in my Spring Clean or Life Laundry as some may call it…..So go on dont wait start your Spring Clean…..ciao

Cut off from the world……. Technology Detox

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All those who know me know I am obsessed with technology in all forms and on all platforms. From Twitter to Facebook to BBM….

So on Friday I got to work only to find my Blackberry frozen , I been a techno gadgety girl decided to fix it but alas the phone would not come on at all. Such horror for me cut off from the world..Luckily for me I had my Samsung Tablet on me as I was stuck at work with everyone gone and no way of getting in touch with my brother .Then the genius in me decided to email him and my friend M who rescued me by calling my mum.

Even my 2 fully charged batteries didnt help me this time. So since Friday I have been with a phone and connection to my Techno world. Went into the Service provider yesterday only to find out that my phone needed a software upgrade but alas the guy who normally does it was away till Monday.But while there I found out valuable info on BB BIS and how it would affect me as well as that I am due for an upgrade next month yipeee.

I must admit I feel very out of the loop not constantly been in the loop but its a kind of Techno detox. Last night I was able to catch up watching several series and even got to watch a documentary which was fab.So maybe I needed this Detox….. However mum has given me an old Nokia phone with very limiting features just sms and calling actually feels strange and weird having this phone.

Hopefully tomorow I will have my phone and be in the loop again… To all my fellow bloggers and tweeting community I have missed you guys.. Hope you missed me too…..

My digital addiction

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Last week an electricity cut all day made me very uneasy as I was not able to Blog , Tweet, BBM or Whatsapp unless it as very important in attempt to save my battery life.

However my plan of action didnt last too long as i felt the need to use my phone for the numerous tasks i use it for normally.This lead to the phone dying by midday , the electricity was only due to come back on at 4PM. I then decided to read for abit then decided to spend quality time chatting with my mum and gran for about 2 hours .

During this bonding session I realised ahhh my laptop was still fully charged from the night before. So with a smile as big as a Cheshire cat i went off to get my laptop to charge my phone and my external hard drive. I then decided to to clean up my hard drive , put on a playlist and charge my phone at the same time. Wow such great multitasking skills us women have.

And then there was light Eureka , i could put my phone to charge properly and both my netbook and laptop.However it later dawned on me that evening how I am totally addicted to this digital era and how the art of conversation has become a dying art.

Its so totally evident as people can no longer hold a decent conversation. Even the learners of today write in text language and no longer use proper English… Yes I am addicted to the digital age but i can hold a conversation and I use proper English when I write.Presses the ESC KEY to end

Bitten by the Bug

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The digital bug has bitten my circle of friends and the virus is spreading daily . I am lovin the way this virus is spreading and how my friends are embracing this digital virus . We now have everyone on Blackberry BBM, 2 iPads, 2 Samsung Tablets and a netbook . All this change has taken place within a few weeks. Everyone is so keen to learn and be apart of the new techno age ! spread virus spread I am loving it. In a funny chat over tea we were discussing how if one of us became Head of our company we would issuse alll staff with tablets and laptops. The boardroom wouldhave a projector screen to watch series. Staff would be issused wih Terabite hard drives and be required to watchone hour per day at work of a series. The campus would also have a wireless internet connection with uncapped usage for downloads. AHHH the perfect work environment 🙂 The bug is defo infecting at rapid speed everyone is getting infected but loving their digital infection

without you….

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This morning after a mission with bad internet signal , I made my self a cup of tea and thought how did we survive before without all this technology .

I recall my last flight home to SA , handbag contents included a mobile phone , digital camera, camcorder , DsLite consol, external hard drive and a few USB sticks and a cute pink netbook among my other girlie must haves. Strange to think that one could have so much technology in a handbag .

Seems hard to believe it but yes we did survive ,wrote letters , called people and visited more often. Life as we know it has been taken over by the rat race and our best method of contact now seems email , BBM, Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter.I recall my first few months back from London and how  I felt so cut off from the world especially my friends overseas. It was like like living in the Stone Age until I got internet access and a mobile phone.

I then realised how we in South Africa were recieving so little for the extremely high prices we paid for net access and mobile contracts. Having been an Apple mobile user in the UK I have had to downgrade to a Blackberry purely out of the finances of the mobile plans availlable.We need to make technology available to all in SA to ensure a techno savy society.Ciao for now my lovelies ………