Guest Post : Tampons and toxic masculinity.

Yesterday at Dischem I was paying for some randoms when the lady behind the counter reached below and then, without blinking an eye, placed a smallish box of tampons on the counter.

We both kinda stared at each other awkwardly for a few seconds before she loudly asked; “Do you mind?”

I did mind, I thought as my emotions swung from embarrassment to anger. Embarrassed because she assumed I would have a lady friend waiting outside in the car for me and angered because I thought maybe she was taking the piss; this 105 kg guy who just splurged on supplements, muscle gel and caffeine shampoo for his thinning hairline. Yeah. Surely the little bitch needs a tampon to help stem the stench of toxic masculinity oozing from him. Continue reading “Guest Post : Tampons and toxic masculinity.”

Parrilla Bar and Grill – Tappas Review

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

@SirNoid and I were invited to visit Parrilla Bar and Grill on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I was in the mood for a spot of live music, and Soul Picnic was just the thing after a bit of Facebook stalking. Continue reading “Parrilla Bar and Grill – Tappas Review”

August 2019 : Woman’s Month Guest Posts Submissions

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

Every August I invite individuals identifying as female, to share my digital space.

If you would like to write a piece in the form of a blog or have me interview you via email (or in-person 😉) – all in celebrating the essence of being a woman – please join in. On condition that your contribution is authentic, 🌿any and all subjects🌿 are welcome.

Besides giraffes, I’m rather fond of men, so no generalised male-bashing, please.

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#StopTheStigma

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

This picture of a woman looking frightened, chewing her nails, used in the www.all4women.co.za article regarding Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), published by The South African Depression and Anxiety Group on their Facebook page is completely misleading as to what GAD actually look like.

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Look what my Mistress Anxiety made today … Choc Chip biscuits from scratch!

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

I’m no Master Baker or Master Chef but I am a Master at living with Generalised Anxiety Disorder.

I remember my first panic attack at six years of age, vividly. Yes, I’m on meds. Yes, I have a therapist… No, I don’t judge you because you once didn’t call your overbearing Mom till after you had a glass of wine. I too am an overbearing mom. #originalcast

I embraced a suggestion from my BFF, Wilhelm see Will’s Tasty Treats (over 15 years of sincere friendship and ample kicking of my ass) to help deal with the excessive anxiety I’ve been dealing with lately.

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Roasting Jacks

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

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There is a new Chicken in town, roasting at The Wedge Shopping Centre. Roasting Jacks opened late 2018 and their succulent offering is available both during lunch and at supper time. While you can pick up your Chick (or have it delivered via UberEats) and get on your bike, I would encourage you to sit down in the attractive dark wood, naked bulb Bistro.

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Parallel legoverse.

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

I love anything personalised. From my car number plate to my coffee mug and random T-shirts were thrown in. Let’s just say I was that kid at school that did not mind putting their name on every, single, pen, pencil, eraser …

There may be some deep psychological issues for that.

A year or so back, I was thrilled to receive a Lego custom made purple haired #minime from Mini-Me. My #minime gets around. 😊 That girl loves an outing!

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The Birthday Wish List

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

My Victoria reminded me that I must please make a birthday gift list. Yes, it is very self absorbed. I make no apologies. I love my birthday. So here are some things I’m crushing on at the moment.

🌿 Make a donation to the Theatre Benevolent Fund. I asked my friends to use the reference #BeKind and perhaps donate a token R46 as I’m turning 46. Don’t let this stop you making a bigger donation if you wish! 😊 Continue reading “The Birthday Wish List”