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Ciao 2013…..

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2014

Yikes this year has literally flown by like an Olympic 100m sprinter.13 is normally associated with “Bad Luck” but looking back the year I have had its been pretty damn amazing.

2013 was the year…….

1) I bought my 1st car , yes a post is long overdue.(Yaris Hybrid)
2)The Magnifying Glass was born wow what a journey.(http://themagnifyingglass.co.za)
3)I hosted the 1st Durban leg of Cookie Swap.
4)I became a POUT ambassador.
5)I interviewed loads of amazing South African celebrities.
6)I attended loads of pretty amazing events.
7)I won a trip to Cape Town for the Kiehls launch party.(blog post to follow)
8)I became a guest blogger for Sue Levy and got to meet this amazing lady who I know call a dear friend.
9)I became apart of #BandwagonBox which was an idea of sending a box of goodies to some every 2months.Some awesome friendships have developed with this great group of bloggers.
10)At work I was chosen to become part of the Employment Equity panel and undergo training which was such a great learning experience.
11)Had my 1st radio interview on Lotus FM which was done by the gorgeous Avashnee Vandiar.
12)Was the year I got to meet loads of bloggers and people from Twitter.
13)I learned valuable lessons on life and relationships.
14)I had a lucky streak and won several competitions.
15)I got to meet James Martin ,Ms Cupcake , Jenny Morris and Deena Naidoo(MCSA)
16)I finally had Bubble Tea.
17)I have started doing guest blog posts for Durban South Toyota.
18)Worked with the guys from Mr India SA 2013 wow what an amazing journey(blog post to follow)
19)I met some amazing people who I know call dear friends.
20)I learnt with every disappointment comes good news.

In a nutshell my 2013 was pretty awesome.I am really looking forward to 2014 as I know this year is going to be AWESOME .

From me and mine , to you and yours a blessed New Year 2014 is wished , may all your dreams be fulfilled and may you always be happy.

Hugs , love and kisses
me
xxx
ps what was your highlight this year ?

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SEPTEMBER highlights

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Like pretty much all of this year ,September has proved to be an exciting and eventful month. Each month brings so much excitement and new opportunities , that often I am left rather pleasantly surprised.Durban welcomed Spring in all its glory but we did skip ahead and Mother Nature gave us a taste of Summer.

I decided to round up my highlights of yet another month 🙂

1)COOKIE SWAP , am sure you all are aware of this amazing event I was asked to host last month.Alot of time was spent emailing and getting sponsors and getting the event ready.

2)The lovely Yasantha Naidoo a Sunday Times social reporter contacted me before Cookie Swap and asked if she could cover the event.Instantly I said YES and this lead to another highlight of me featuring in the Sunday Times and been called a “social media fundi”And yes mum got several phone calls and bought a few extra copies of the paper.

3)I attended the Eastern Bridal Fair which was amazing on so many levels. Check out an earlier post.AND YES I want to get married.

4)In JULY I was mentioned in a tweet that @RevlonSA put out about a Durban Cosmo Cover Girl event and within two minutes Maheshree and I booked the event. The event was a sold out event with limited numbers.To my surprise I was invited to attend by Revlon at the start of the month as their guest.Wohoo I was super excited and sold my paid for ticket to my friend Megan who really wanted to attend.It was such a day of glamour and fun.

5)VIVID LUXURY , this amazing PR company based in CAPE TOWN and JHB contacted me via Spicegoddess to ask if I could do a post on their Durban event of PINOTAGE ON TAP. I was gobsmacked that my humble blog was approached by such an amazing company.

6)As a Hindu , September signifies the start of our month long fast.During this month we abstain from eating all forms of meat and no alcohol.Its a very religious month of prayer.

7)I had my first radio interview.At the GFWS I met Avashnee Vandiar is popular and much loved Radio personality from a local Indian station.I recieved an SMS from her three weeks ago asking if she could call me later that evening for an interview. I was taken aback but said yes and we settled on a time. When Avashnee called it was like chatting to an old friend BUT I was super nervous.The interview was about my POUT movement and my role as an Ambassador.The pre recorded interview was aired this week and I will post the podcast link soon.

8)My lovely Twitter friend @irinadoman who I have never met with and only communicated with on Twitter, visited her parents in Russia and sent my a bag of Russian goodies including chocolate, tea and a snow globe of the Kremlin.

So as you can see SEPTEMBER was rather eventful 🙂 but I am loving it.Heres to the rest of the year been just as amazing .

ciao
xxx

Its time for some cookies cheer

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The last few weeks my life has been consumed by the National Cookie Swap. I was approached by Ishay from http://www.FoodandtheFabulous.com to run the Durban leg of the swap.With my crazy life , this was something I could not do on my own so I enlisted Fay from http://Thesparklinglabyrinth.wordpress.com.

The big event is on Saturday the 14TH with a few spots still remaining in each city. WHAT IS COOKIE SWAP?

The idea behind Cookie Swap is to create awareness via tweets, posts and other social media all while raising money for Khayelitsha cookies and spreading the Cookie Cheer. Cookie swap is a fun event where people get together and do just that: swap cookies! Everyone brings 60 cookies or treats with them to the event and the cookies are swapped, sampled and taken home to enjoy.

WHY KHAYELITSHA COOKIES ?

Khayelitsha Cookies is an organization that empowers, educates and assists women in the community with employment within the organisation (making and selling cookies). All funds raised at Cookie Swaps through ticket sales and the auction will go towards Khayelitsha Cookies. Funding is required to better the working conditions of staff and purchase much needed shoes for the factory workers. The aim is also to create awareness about Khayelitsha Cookies and what they do so that they may grow and help even more people.

This year all three Cookie Swaps will be using the united hash tag #cookieswap3. Tickets for your entry into Cookie swap can be paid for at the door, however it is essential to reserve tickets in advance with your city host as tickets are limited for each event.

Where:

Cape Town: Dear Me in CBD http://www.dearme.co.za/

Jozi: Moema’s Patisserie in Parktown North http://www.moemas.co.za/

Durban: Piatto Florida road

When: 14 September

Time: 11:30 for 12

Cost: R50

Contact:

Cape Town: @foodandthefab

Jozi: @Kimmari

Durban: @fayinthemaze @verushka143

Like the National Cookie Swap Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/RSACookieSwap

And follow the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/507929649290403/

Read about Khayelitsha Cookies and what they do on their website http://www.khayelitshacookies.co.za

I hear via the grapevine there are some pretty amazing goodies bags for all as well as fab raffle and auctions items . So go on spread some love.