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Ooo … I been a baaad pudddy cat!

Those of you that were clocking in for a regular read will have noticed that this blog-aunty has been rather slack of late.

You will also notice that the world DID NOT end on  the 21st.

In the beginning of my encroaching tardiness in the blogging department, I could argue the excuse of my now full time job at a global surfwear company (who would have thought?) But in the past few days, there has been excessive cooking (A FULL CATERING FOR 17 GUESTS FOR CHRISTMAS LUNCH) and drinking (we have lost count of all the boxes of chardonnay, cheap and expensive ‘champagne’ that have had board and lodging in the second fridge) and gift-opening (I was spoilt rotten this Christmas – handbags, Thierry Mugler, coffee flasks, orchids, aprons and lovely kitchen and smelly things.) So, in my small little mind – absolutely no time for blogging!

I am hoping to settle into my regular writing routine in 2013 (I really miss it). I have also made a vow that I shall not let sooo much alcohol pass my lips; hardly half the sugar shall coat my gullet and I have taken a moratorium out on baking in this house – there shall be none (not even Banoffie Pie) until I have lost at least 10 kg’s.

It may sound familiar – because it is. But really – my clothes are too tight; I can hardly breathe… And I refuse to buy another freaking kaftan!

Happy New Year, y’all … it can only be better than 2012.


2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Working like a hound dog.

I cannot begin to explain to you how this new little job of mine has steam-rollered me into submission.

I am surviving from day-to-day – and still feel like a right twot.

Get home, and all I want to do, is drink and sleep. Today – someone called me ‘Chardonnay Verwey.’ Yes – only funny if you are South African and have watched the movie, ‘Vaatjie sien sy gat.’

Worst is – the aunty who has been training me, is leaving tomorrow. But fear not, I have her phone no. on speed-dial.

Did first bit of Christmas shopping today – 5 gifts in 5 minutes.

This weekend, I shall be making the Merry, baking the Christmas cookies, trying to strangle the Tree with baubles and string lights, drinking the cough syryp; and attempting to get as many 3 for the price of 2 specials at Clicks.

Oh – and there is the case of the ‘Hello Kitty’ cake for Monday. Sunday’s worry.

It is raining again. Mainly because Austin, our international gardener of mys-Tree, washed the car AND all three dogs. Damn, he is good.

Fa-la-la-la-la…. La-la-la-la.

Franschoek … I’m still dreaming.

Poephol lips.

Am enjoying a bowl of popcorn that the S just now made for me. Although there is a tad too much salt. Hence the gradual contraction of my lips into something that loosely resembles a ‘peophol’ or arsehole.

Damn, a Coke would go down well, now!

Today – I was extremely doff at my 8 to 5-er. Could not get a grasp on things – resulted in the chickie that I am replacing, becoming afraid for her reputation as a competent teacher, once she has left the company premises. Told her not to worry – I am prepared to accept all the credit for my dimwittedness.

Was dreaming about Franschoek, again, today. How I would slurp down gallons of wine, as I toured the local wine farms. How I would gorge myself on cheese and chocolate, amongst the vines, as I playfully swatted the mosquitos and ‘gif-miggies’. How I would dine in a world-class restaurant, or two. Perhaps – even ‘jacuzzi’!

Nominations and salutations…

You love me, you really love me! I am having yet another Sally Field moment.

I have been nominated for the R.E.A.L.I.T.Y. Blog Award.

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Yup – super awesome – super exciting – and slightly unbelievable, were I not so crazy and in love with my meds.

A certain gentleman saw it in his best interests to pass some good karma on … and ‘Whoop, there you have it!’ So I got a much appreciated nomination from David at …


But first, as with any little test in life, there are questions to be answered – 5 to be exact. Oh, and I also have to give a heads up to about 8 other bloggers who earn their keep in the blogosphere.

Raait – questions first:

1) If you could change something what would you change?

Honestly – all the freaking re-runs on DSTV, in South Africa. It has become so bad that I have even lost interest in that show, nearest and dearest to my heart, ‘Toddler’s ‘n Tiaras.

Oh – and the economy – it really sucks to have your own small business right now.

2) If you could repeat an age, what age would it be?

34-36 yrs – I was extremely skinny, successful and unashamed to prance around on the beach in a cozzie.

3) What one thing really scares you?

That I may have to liquidate my business next year. And that the sheriff of the court will come and take my beloved Kudu couch. But, hey – I have said that I believe in fate. So, if this does happen, I am assuming that it would only be to make way for better things in the future? I tell myself this, while I drink copious amounts of chardonnay.

4) What one dream have you not completed yet and do you think you will be able to complete it?

I want to get paid for a published few words. I know it is just a matter of time before editors around the world realize my creative brilliance and shower me with plenty of US$’s. Alternatively, I want to win the Lotto.

5) If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be?

The blonde chick in ABBA – a real Super Trooper.

Mmmmm …. Who else is worthy of accolades and awards?

I follow a varied collection of bloggers, who all speak to me in their own special way. So, yay, give them a nomination, too!!! Such as:

1)    The Fat Diaries – loves the sound of her own voice, and a bit antagonizing at times.

2) – The world according to a Weimeraner (and I have 2) Good pic’s, dog logic – all rolled into one.

3)      The Stiletto Mum – for keeping a ‘Secret Santa’ for bloggers and similar types – up and running for the 2nd year in a row. Can’t wait for my prezzie!

4)      Bipolarmoms – Coz I know where you are coming from, sista.

5)      The Vanilla Duck – what a freaking cool name – and she does stuff that is quite close to my domestic psyche and oven door.

6)      Rebecca – Lady or not here I come. And that she does. Extremely popular, what with her WTF Fridays and Beccasisms. Funny as hell.

7)      reluctantmom – Straight outta Parow. A bit anal at times – but really, the quintessential Mommy Blogger. Good photographer, when she feels like it. And has been to Franschoek

8)      Androgoth – ‘cos he is a bit naughty. When you are on his blog, you get that same guilty feeling as when your mom caught you reading a Jilly Cooper novel during study time in the 80’s.

So there you have it – a selection from the Scratch Patch. Have a look, you may be pleasantly surprised, or frightfully revolted.

There’s a sleeping pill with my name on it.

Schweet dreams….

And so I am feeling rather lazy this pm. Have a gander – yet another adoring fan, yet another nomination. Aah, the fame and the fortune!!

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Hello. Is this thing on? Can anyone hear me? Ok – here we go!

I have been nominated for the R.E.A.L.I.T.Y. Blog Award.

I have not been in this blog blogging blogosphering world for very long, so it is nice to be recognised for my artistic endeavours!

This nomination was given to me by the lovely Alison, who writes alot of truth about her life experiences and creates vibrant, humourous and charming contemporary photography – her blog can be found by clicking on the link below:-

There’s a frog on my Sprocket!

The rules of the Award are to mention five things about myself answering the questions posed and to nominate eight other bloggers for the Award, so here we go:-

1) If you could change something what would you change?

In myself – no need, the change for the good has already begun and I’m enjoying the journey – let…

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