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.

Hi-ho-hi-ho….it’s off to work I go…


I kid you not. I found a job. Got the call on Tuesday and started on Wednesday.

And it has been a loooonnnngg 3 days. Damn – have forgot what it is like to live by someone else’s rules.

Clock in. Clock out.

Luckily, it is 3.5km’s away from home – 5 minutes – there and back. And, big plus – most Fridays, you get to go home at 2pm. YAY.

Think that the worst has been the fact that I have been baking every night. Funny how – now that I have permanent employment – everyone wants a freaking cake??!?

But by Monday evening, the worst will be over. I would still love to bake – but obviously, as I have time.

This place I am working for … summed up in 5 words … Big brand, surf, table tennis.

Yup, even the G.M. partakes in the teatime ritual of table tennis. Very serious stuff….

Am very grateful. Glad that I do not have to travel to PE every day. that would cost me a good 2-2.5 hrs p/day and at least 3 grand extra p.m in petrol.

Just hope I can make it – sort of feel a bit old ….

But please excuse me while IĀ  get used to the working routine. Promise that once I am settled, I will take my blog seriously, again.

Please note, however, that I will take a FreebieĀ trip to Franschoek, at the drop of a hat….

Due to these unforseen circumstances, I have taken up drinking on a serious note again…