Don’t look, just walk! – Miss @Jodenecoza :) #JoburgCityFest @JoburgCity

Hello darling friends,

Oh wow! Yesterday kicked off the @JoburgCity #joburgcityfest and I was privilege to attend two very funky events with vibe…and a touch of class, laughter and beautiful people. I love everyone crawling out of the suburbs and embracing the inner city of Jozi.

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Late morning, @SirNoid and his kids, Douglas and Jenna and I attended “Market On Main”. I have been wanting to go there for ages, so this was a great excuse. @SirNoid is not a lover of markets but I think even he saw this one was a winner as he mentioned going back sometime. I hope SOON!

You won’t believe the amazing selection of superb food and drink! I settled on a raspberry and pineapple crusher and a trio of tiny prego rolls: one steak, one chicken and one mushroom. It was delicious! Dessert was a honeycomb cheese cake. Served in tiny portions but delicious. Quality ingredients makes for a taste sensation.

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The Market is very busy, so I suggest if you see something you like buy it immediately! We also got to see this seasons MasterChef competitors walking around. Really an awesome market – open every Sunday!

Late afternoon I met up with @Jodenecoza and some of the #newmedia #dreamteam (friends) @ChevePeters @SelloCR @ohgodknows & @dliebo at the landmark establishment of Randlords.

We were on the very top deck from where you can see forever. The Nelson Mandela bridge, the trains that immediately reminded me of #StarlightExpressSA (last week at @Joburgtheatre! Emotional…) and knowing my fear of heights, it took Chevè to get me to go up and Sello to get me down!

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The sunset was amazing!

@dliebo was very special in making sure @jodenecosa and I always had something to drink. It was incredibly awesome to attend a function as a social media guest. I am in awe that I have finally found my nugget of gold.

The #JoburgCityFest will be running the entire week! Watch the press for random updates or visit JoburgCity for daily events.

I have hit my sweet spot. Only took 40 years!

I wish you enough,
Wenchy¸.¸.  ҉¨

… and the winner is! #StarlightExpressSA

Hello my friends,

Thank you so much to everyone who entered, who forwarded Twitter and FaceBook posts and generally let #StarlightExpressSA have a bit of fun before we arrive at the station, Johannesburg Theatre.

Here to announce the winner of two fabulous tickets to see #StarlightExpressSA tomorrow night is:

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From the fabulous cast members: SHIRLEY! is the winner! The correct answer is @CityPowerJHB!

From the cast of #StarlightExpressSA – Thank you to @jarrydnurden, @clint_l_P, @Reg_Hart and @Weslee_Lauder for announcing the winner! I love you guys extra for this. xxx

I wish you enough!

Wenchy

Lighting up the Stars of Jo’burg!

Hello my friends,

It is no secret that I have made a very real and personal connection with the masterpiece that is #StarlightExpressSA, its cast and #newmedia! It therefore gives me the greatest of pleasure to invite you to participate in a competition to spend Wednesday evening, 21 August 2013 enjoying this MEGA show by answering one simple question.

1. The winner will receive two tickets to #StarlightExpressSA at @Joburgtheatre.

2. Tickets need to by collected on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 between 7pm and 7h30pm from the Box Office.

3. The winner has to answer the question correctly. All correct answers will go into a hat, winner drawn… and it may just be you! The winner will be announced on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 at 6pm.

4. Only answers posted on my blog will count. No Twitter, Face Book, You Tube, Instagram, Smoke Signal or even BBM answers will be in the running. STRICTLY blog entries only! 🙂

Simple right?

The question is:

Who is the official sponsor of #StarlightExpressSA, that made it possible for @Joburgtheatre to bring this Andrew Lloyd Webber spectacular to our stage?

I wish you enough,

Wenchy

Let’s rock Norwood!

I am sure you will all remember my great adventures at the B&B Market and how much fun I had every Sunday with my family in attendance, and my love for Tranquil Body Treats. I laughed plenty, ate many delicious things, smelled like chocolate body scrub, met and interacted with many awesome traders and local and international guests, old friends paid surprise visits (even from Canada and Australia!) ….and I made new friends, for life.

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This must have been taken at the end of a day at the Market, because Deon and I usually have a youthful glow. Angelic almost. Honest! (Ja, right sure!)

Since pushing Kevin in a pram around 20 years ago at the B&B market, I personally have never seen B&B Markets as a “flea market”. To me, a B&B Market was just always a step above and I expected them to deliver on my notion! I know I can be ever so only wanting “the best” sometimes! To me it has always represented an up-market, trendy but relaxed, happy space which I like to call, “Gourmet Markets”.

Yes! The food stalls have always had QUALITY food with FRESH ingredients for the discerning palate (Deon, the Market Manager would have accepted nothing less!), PROUDLY prepared, fit for a connoisseur BUT, more importantly has always been affordable but off a high STANDARD – suitable for a GOURMET customer!

With huge blessings and many happy, successful times ahead, B&B Markets is launching their new flagship market on Sunday, 1 September 2013 at: Norwood Mall (Physical Address: cnr African Street & Sarie Marais Road) which was revamped not so long ago, and is looking ever so fabulous, in my opinion – the location is perfect!

The market will operate every Sunday from 09:00 to 16:00, come rain or shine, in the upper level parking area. I know stalls are limited. From what I have heard, only the best of the best will be represented at Norwood Market. The Norwood Market aims to showcase products that represent quality to the consumer, value for money and that uniqueness that you will only find at a “Gourmet Market”!

I do have a scanned copy of the application form should anyone would like me to assist, wenchy@mweb.co.za , but you are also welcome to contact 011 442 4488 for general enquiries, or the always running at top speed, Market Manager: deon@craft.co.za

B&B’s new flagship market at Norwood Mall will be accessible by wheelchair and will have a dedicated parking area for elderly visitors, adjacent to the stalls. With attention being paid to the details (already a winning recipe), including a larger banking mall (very convenient!), I believe Norwood Market will be a fun outing for the whole family and will I predict, Johannesburg’s hottest hangout on Sundays in no time at all!

I do know the Norwood team is looking for students to work at the Norwood market on Sundays, (own transport an advantage) – you are welcome to mail deon@craft.co.za if you feel you can handle the excitement of something, new, exciting and vibrant or leave a comment on my blog, and I’ll get it to him (The things you do for friends!)

I have previously lived in the area, my BFF live in the area, two of my sons live in the area, my fairy godson, Ari lives in the area, I still shop in the area, have my nails done in the area, (stop laughing), my step-children live in the area, I LOVE the area! – So YES! I am THRILLED, EXCITED and brimming with good wishes for the new Norwood Market, but also to Norwood Mall for seeing the value and extraordinary heritage that comes with hosting a B&B Market! Happy trading Norwood Market!!!…. and enjoy the shopping! (Oh. Btw, I always found it helpful to take an extra BIG bag for all the bits I buy… just saying!)

You see what I mean now right? Gourmet isn’t just for food. It is in living. The details. Never say I didn’t teach you anything. *wink*

You know I am passionate about social media, so please, – DO join the FaceBook Group for B&B Markets , and follow their Twitter page. You do not want to miss out on the latest and greatest happenings!

Naturally, that is assuming you already joined mine. 🙂 FaceBook / Twitter

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I wish you enough,
Wenchy

August Rush

He was difficult. I was inexperienced. Its 20 years later. Not much has changed. He just lives on his own now. I don’t bake cup cakes for his birthday but I get invited to drinks.

Kevin’s birth was a planned event, although I had hoped for a September baby. Spring is so ….well light and laughter, sunshine and walks in the park but so far removed from my sons’ personality that it would not have described his stubborn nature one bit.

Not on the surface anyhow.

We grew up together and we saw more darkness than light – many times over, but we could make fun of darkness on a level that will land us in hell. Definite pan flute for us.

Tonight as I lie here waiting for midnight to come I remember a year Kev baked me cup cakes at 11pm the day of my birthday, because there was no husband (and no money) and I hadn’t had any birthday cake….

The day you were born were on one the happiest of my life. I loved you immediately while you scared me terribly! ….for some reason you didn’t seem to mind me. Yay!!

Smells no more like teen spirit my boy.

I love you more than purple, glitter, technology and smoke on the water.

Happy 20th Cartman. You never walk alone. Don’t forget that…like I sometimes do…. I Love You.

The Mom x

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