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Girls Day Out

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Its always great to have a Girls Day out , day of shopping , lunch , gossip and cocktails.These days out are important food for the soul . Once a ,month generally after payday M and I have a ritual of becoming mallrats for the day.

We tend to vary our times from lunch to breakfast though breakfast cocktails are not always served 🙂 So today we decided on an activity which was a game of Bingo. We all commonly associate Bingo with old people cause watching movies have lead us to believe this myth.But all this has now changed and I actually love Bingo.

We entered into the Bingo Hall which was already full with people waiting for the next game to start. The hall had dimmed lights with music playing softly in the background . This created the feeling of a Casino in Las Vegas. It was fun playing the game and reasonable too. The menu had a great choice and reasonable prices. Its one of them places you can easily get carried away spending money on each game and forget the time. At 2pm we called it quits and headed to the shops.

As always the bookshop beckons me and I simply cannot refuse a book at a bargain price. I love this mall as it has all the shops I need and I know many of staff in different shops. This makes me feel special as a customer.I didnt blow my budget today and only bought 3 books.

M loves going shopping with me as I always tend to find the bargains and good deals.Today however we were controlled in our spending as we are both saving for some awesome adventures to come this year and next.

After we walked from end to end of the mall both floors we decided on a coffee before heading home.I totally loved today. It was great to chilll, chat , shop and have some cocktails.

Its the small things in life that mean alot. We often get so caught up in this race of life that we forget to stop have a laugh and spend the day with someone who makes us laugh.After all the craziness at work the last few weeks it was great to have a day out with M.

People watching…….

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Currently sitting in a mall having a smoothie, watching the world go bye. I love people watching especially at malls and airports. I often make up stories about these people and their lives…. I love watching their expressions, dress sense and their interactions with other people.

Everyone is too busy scurrying around like rats to notice me as I sit here silently tapping away on my keyboard. Mothers with little toddlers struggling to keep them safe while shopping, bored husbands holding the shopping, young couples in love holding hands oblivious to the world, groups of giggly teenage girls all dressed up are just some of the people making my morning of people watching fun.

The foreign guys selling products have the Dead Sea are always great eyecandy to watch. Its funny how everyone, tries to not make eyecontact with them. These guys can be very persuasive and one can find a dent in their pockets pretty soon. Dead sea products are amazing but so over priced..

Its seems the places in the mall with most action are the food courts , so hence food is a good business.
Makes me then wonder is anyone even noticing me sitting there busy on my tablet or am I just invisible.Maybe I should have put on my dark sunglasses that way no one would see me and I would be mysterious. Is anyone thinking what I am doing? Is someone watching me ? Okies enough of people watching M has arrived and we are off for a girlie day of fun , laughter and cocktails.

my first time …..

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My first time I came to stumble upon an iPhone I had such mixed feelings. I clearly recall been very adament that I didnt want a touch screen phone . My upgrade was overdue on my cellphone contract and I had to make a choice of a new phone when given the option of the iPhone 2G I was not very impressed as very simple functions were not available , I was told by the attentive assistants to take the phone as new software was been developed all the time .

So after a 3 month of ohhh and ahhhing situation I gave in and got it . My first night with my new gadget was nerve wrecking it wasnt like any of the other phones I had before. It had a million functions and no booklet for help but rather a CD . The touch screen was another nightmare on its own. So I took on this challenge and soon I was in love with my iPhone . I became at work the person that everyone spoke to about cell phones , I was even offered a job by one of the major UK MOBILE phone operators as they were impressed with my knowledge of phones (not bad for a girl).

My new iPhone became almost like another limb , one I could not live without. It amazed me every new app , every download , the instant accesss to my email. I recall one Saturday while shopping in Canary Wharf I recieved an email a very detailed one from a potential member of staff we were trying to recruit. In the middle of the mall I read this email where the guy had accpeted the job and was able to pass on the info to my senior manager who was very impressed that on a Saturday afternoon I was still working .

I could not sing my praises of this new phone anymore that is until the new 3G came out and took iPhones to a whole a whole new level . And then tragedy struck , my touch screen started going all fuzzy on me . The horror of not having my iPhone got me on the phone immediately with my service provider who provided me with details of my nearest Apple Store and how to book an appointement. My poor phone like a child needed to be taken in to see the iPhone doctor but an appointment needed to be made first
online . I did this immediately and was given an appointment for later that day. I hurried took my precious phone in its box , swapped simcard into another phone and went off to the Apple Store.

Using the other phone felt rather strange in my hand and I was already missing my phone and all its wonder. Once I got into the store I was greeted by an Apple “Nurse” who took down my details , booked me in and directed me to the waiting area. Looking around me there were lots of other worried faces waiting clutching their Apple products awaiting their name to be called on the large screens in store. Ten minutes of waiting I was called . the assistant was well spoken and very helpful . I explained my problem to him and he listened and nodded like a good doctor to my symptoms .

After I finished he then diagnosed my condition and gave me my “REMEDY”. Without any major hassle of sending my phone off for repairs that would take weeks , he immediately gave me a new Handset. I was totally gobsmacked and so happy to have my beloved phone back alive and working properly.

It totally amazed me how effiecent , friendly and helpful the staff at the Apple Store were. Wish all companies would send their staff be observe and be trained by Apple Staff.Yet again I sang the praises of Apple and work thus convincing more people to consider iPhones. However after using iPhones for 4 YEARS on my return to SA I gave my phone to my brother as I didnt have a job and could not afford to have an iPhone on pay as you go package.I so missed my iPhone and am know a BB user . In the UK all iPhone cotracts provided unlimited data which is great especially to be able to access all the great features of this phone . iPhone how I miss thee…..one sweet day we shall be united again……and yes you gave me an amazing first time……..Ciao for now tech loving people…….

What every girl loves?

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oOnline shopping has become the latest addiction of us lovely ladies. Earlier this week at work a friend who is been introduced to the digital age made her first online purchase. She was totally over the moon with how easy it was to do this transaction. And the other interesting thing was she purchased and Ebook , i was so totally amazed at how my friend is taking to the digital age like a duck to water. So it seems our lil digital club at work is slowly growing with more having Blackberrys , Samsung Tablets and Netbooks. It makes me feel like a proud mum moment seeing how fast the girls at work are keeping up with technology.

In the mean time , i have been shopping in the Apps store on my Samsung Tablet, I have been amazed at the amount of free apps and like a kid in a candy shop i been downloading them. From gorgeous wallpapers of my beleoved London to recipe books , to learn Arabic , to a library of books for reading (yes MC will be giving it a try ). The options seem endless and makes one just want continually download. The best part of this is that all these apps are free 🙂 Bargain and free are words which make me very happy .

But then I have 2 problems a) I dont have a credit card to shop online b) I dont have an unlimited Data Plan. So after my online booking drama ( ticket has been booked sponsored by bro and yes and the price was still the same this morning) i have been considering getting a credit card for these purchases. As for problem B a work friend also suggested going to Mugg and Bean for their free WiFi and a lovely coffee then spend a few hours in download heaven.Just the thought of downloading unlimited excites me like a fat kid who loves cake

In the UK virtually all shopping can be done online from food to clothing to jewellery to home improvement to leisure. Hopefully this trend catches on here in SA but before it can we need affordable and reliable internet accessfor this to work effectively.

So come on internet providers think about making access more affordable and reliable so then us girls can do what we do best ……….Shop at home without having to brave the madness of the mall….Have a lovely day digi addicts