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My Birthday Wishlist

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I was in two minds about doing this post. BUT then I got told by a friend on Twitter to go ahead. Never have I ever made a wishlist but let me throw caution to the wind.

Cherie Roe Dirkson always says tell the Universe what you want and you might be pleasantly surprised when it arrives on your doorstep.. So I thought what is it I really need/want for my birthday and then the list formed:       

1) A laptop as my current one departed rather suddenly from my world making blogging and working kind of difficult.       

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2)I have always had a keen eye for photography so would love to do a course to enhance my blogging and skills. So I would love to own a Canon professional camera.     

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3)My pretty pink Blackberry(Crapberry as a friend calls it) is a year old but has given so many problems. I am currently lusting for the Electric Blue Galaxy S5.               

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4)A huge box of Lindt Lindor – my favourite choc in the world.         

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5) A new watch , a designer one would be rather fab as I don’t own one but love watches.               

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Yikes just reading what I have written my wishlist could easily be mistaken for that of a guy. Well it also shows the techno/gadget geek girl inside me.

I do love my technology and these would defo up my game in terms of my blogging and I would be able to finally use instagram and see the pics on my TL on Twitter.

So Dear Universe I am putting out there what I would like and need let’s see what April Brings. The 20th April is going to be rather exciting I can feel it already…

After writing this it has made me think that there are definately some things money can’t buy like love, respect, friendship, memories..

So here’s hoping this Birthday brings me all that my heart desires…

ciao

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The Chinese New Year of the Horse …

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From time to time I do enjoy reading my Horoscope. Being born on the 20th of April I am born on the cusp with characteristics of both Aries and Taurus. Best of Worlds I guess :).
So by total chance I was flipping through a newspaper when I came across an article by the Mystic Sister Melissa Mallaya. Her article was on the Chinese New Year and more specifically the Year of the Horse.The Chinese Zodiac is classified into 12 animals in a 12 year period according to the year you were born.So there I was scrolling down the list to see what animal I was! To my utter surprise it was the Year of the Horse. I then decided to read up more and found this out :

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“In Chinese astrology, Horse year is considered a fortunate year that brings luck and good things. Magical Horse has supernatural powers, is heroic, strong, and can even fly! A white celestial cloud Horse is sacred to the Chinese Goddess Kwan Yin. Her white Horse flies through the heavens, bringing peace and blessings. Horse is a hero in China because important battles were won due to the power and strength of the Horse.”.
“People born in the Year of the Horse are clever, kind, animated and energetic. Although they sometimes talk too much, they are cheerful, perceptive, talented and love to be in the centre of a crowd. They are popular among friends, active at work and have a deft sense of humour.
2014 is the year of the Wooden Horse. Wood Horses are strong and stable and have a better ability to make decisions. Excellent at interacting with others, they are successful personally and professionally.”

20 days into 2014 and defo know that this is my year to shine :).
What sign are you ?
Ciao xxx

SKABENGA BIRTHDAY BASH AT THE OYSTER BOX

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The Oyster Box’s most famous resident, Skabenga, celebrates his birthday in usual grand style in the Pearl Room at The Oyster Box and invites all his friends to join him! The party is being held slightly earlier this year, 26 September, so that all his fans can join the party before going back to school. Enjoy a delicious traditional high tea with loads of treats for mom’s and kids at R200 per adult and R150 per child.Now I have heard from several people how totally yummilicious their High Tea is and its on my TO DO list before the end of the year. Don’t miss your chance to be at the birthday bash of the year…so book early! Tea starts at 14h00 and ends at 16h30.

Now this Birthday party defo looks like its going to be pretty awesome.

To book call restaurant reservations at The Oyster Box on (031) 514 5000 or e-mail restaurants@oysterbox.co.za

Happy Birthday DAD

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Today would have been my Dad”s 64th birthday.My dad was an amazing man in more than one way though he often didnt show his love and affection we could feel it. My dad always made sure my brother and I always had the best and never needed anything.Birthdays are always special events in our family, so in keeping with that tonight we will have a family meal with all the treats dad loved and we will be feeding street people next weekend in dad”s memory.

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Happy Birthday to my one in a million dad, WE MISS YOU EVERYDAY.The last year has not been an easy year for us but we are getting there. I hope you are proud of all the achievements Nico and I have made especially this last year. I hope today you are partying like always with cake, ice cream and your whiskey.
LOVE YOU ALWAYS
XXX

67 MINUTES….

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All over social media there seems to be a buzz about what are you doing for your 67 minutes…. this got me thinking why should we only do this once a year ? why cant it be apart of our lives all the time ?

There are so many organisations out there that require our help be it in cash or kind .Lets use this year to remind us that we should be giving back on a regualar basis not just once a year on Madibas birthday.

So as a Nation lets do the right thing not only tomorow but always ……

ciao
xxx

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

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Today my beloved grandmother turns 79.

She is the strongest and bravest person I know.Gran lost my grandad 20years ago and my dad,her only child to cancer last year.Four years ago gran had a triple bypass but this has not stopped her from enjoying life.

Gran has extensivelly travelled in South Africa and was a very active member of a Seniors community group.When I lived in London, gran came to visit and stayed three weeks with me. She loved the hustle and bustle of London as well as wide variety of foods available. Gran fondly recalls her time in London with anyone who has been there. When Gran visited India she was there for 6 weeks, a long time but her trip included the Far East as well and a Temple pilgrimage of the South of India.Gran’s last holiday abroad was to the beautiful island of Mauritius. I hope when I am her age, I have haf her energy and sense of adventure.

My gran is no longer able to be so active and now uses a walker and a wheelchair.However this has not stopped her from cooking for my brother and I who are her only grandchildren.Gran has taught me to cook and passed on her excellent cooking skills and knowledge to me.

Gran’skin is all soft, smooth and full of wrinkles.Yet when I look at her pics of her young days boy oh boy was she so stunning and chic.The skin on her hands are worn out from years of hard labour.

My gran has the most unreal tastebuds for an indian old lady.She loves marmalade jam, roast duck, and Englisg fry up breakfasts. Once I asked her howcome, to which she replied with the story of how she worked for a White British family as a lil girl doing there washing and cleaning their home.Gran is the eldest of her siblings so she had to work to help her family.

Gran has never been to school, yet speaks perfect English, she cant read but can scan the sales phamplets for deals,she cant write but knows only to sign her name.

There are no words to truly describe how amazing my gran is and how truly blessed I am to have her in my life.I hope and pray when I am her age, I have her positive outlook, her energy, her gift of storytelling and her excellent cooking skills.And I hope my grandkids say wow my gran is such a Legend 🙂

Happy Birthday to the greatest Grandmother in the world, you amaze me with your strenght and courage each day.We love you with all that we have and are blessed to have you in our lives.

XXX

My inspiration…..

Shantaram an awesome gift

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A couple of months ago for my birthday I was given this amazing book as a gift. My love of books was the reason this book was given to me by a friend as its his favourite book .The smell of a new book is heaven and going into a bookshop ia defo my kind of heaven.

Several friends and myself were pretty impressed with my recieving this book as gift . Everybody who has ever read has said its becomes one of their favourite books including the gift bearer.Its a pretty thick book with amazing hues of blue and red on the book cover.”if fate doesnt make you laugh, then you just dont get the joke”

I coming from Indian hertitage love all things Indian and love reading books based in India . This novel is a based on a true life encounter of man on the run and his journey through India. I loved the descriptions of life in India from the slums , to the villages and the super wealthy.The book is full of love, drama, gangs, crime ,culture and friendship.This book makes one reflect on their own lives and the people who walk through our lives. “Mistakes are like bad loves the more you learn from them the more you wish they never happened”

India is truely a magical place , one does get seduced by the sights the sounds and the colours . I hope someday to visit India for more than a 3month stint , maybe I will do an Eat ,Pray ,Love Journey just like a famous SA celebrity Shashi Naidoo.Maybe i will find my Raja in India.”Sometimes we love with nothing more than hope”

So thank you Mr X for sharing your favourite book with me and enriching my world with the wisdom found in Shantaram.They say a picture speaks a thousand words but in opinion a book gives me a glimpse into your soul .

This book has some of the most amazing and memorable quotes I have ever come across.If you are looking for a book to add to your reading list add Shantaram.”Luck is what happens to you when fate gets tired of waiting ” Shantaram…..Namaste.

my life would suck without you….

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Listening to Kelly Clarkson earler this week prompted the inspiration of this blog.So i thought about it and realised how much my life would suck without technology. Am sure all of you who have read my blogs know about my digital addiction.Indeed i would be truly lost and my life would suck without the access to technology.My handbag is a testimony to my addiction external harddrive, memory sticks and now a recent addition of a fully charged spare Blackberry battery.I kid you not i am so afraid of not been connected to the world and missing out on something.Lucky for me my friends are also very smitten with age of technology, one who recently celebrated her birthday said she would be so upset if hubby bought her jewllery when all she wanted was a new external hardrive. See guys yes we do love sparkly gifts but we are also considering digital gifts now . HI everybody my name is Verushka and yes i am addicted to the digital era.I cannot live without my phone and internet access.I did go cold turkey twice but the side effects were terrible mood swings, depression,anger,withdrawl from others are just a few of the symptoms i experienced.Though an addiction is meant to be bad i love mine and cant seem to get enough of this digital drug.ciao for now my digital addicts and in the words of Kelly Clarkson my life would suck without you