Posted in #OriginalCast

The boy with the blue eyes looked up smiling.

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

I woke up and heard a commotion downstairs. At first I couldn’t make out what was going on. I could hear @SirNoid speaking to someone. It sounded happy so early in the morning. I got out of bed and walked to the landing for a peep.

I looked down and saw @SirNoid hugging a young man, with lines shaved into his light hair.

I felt my breathe completely disappear and I heard myself saying “Liam”. I wasn’t sure if the whispers were actually escaping my body.

I shouted. “Liam! Liam!” still unsure if I was actually making a sound.

The boy with the blue eyes looked up smiling. I started crying. It was my Liam! Hey looked at me and said “Hello my Mom!” in that familiar sing song voice.

Next I knew, he was hugging me and we fell on the bed in the wrestling, overpowering hug we had done so often in the past.

We were crying and laughing. I kept whispering. “It’s my Liam. It’s my Liam”… and then louder “It’s my Liam!” when I felt the yolt of the sob in my throat break. I woke up and realised I was dreaming.

I wrote this down immediately as I didn’t want to forget the absolute delightful, indescribable joy I felt at seeing my boy.

Tears are running down my face with no attempt from me to wipe or hide them.

What a truth for a Monday morning.

I wish you enough,

Wenchy

Posted in Restaurants

Unicorn Rainbow Melt

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

I popped into Cafe Patisse Greenside today to check out the unicorn rainbow melt advertised on their Facebook page, and it is so cute! Made me wish I had a small person to impress.

There was a table with many little people with their mom and dad sitting behind me. I heard this small voice declare it the best taste he “has ever has”.

Then the kids (all under seven I think) started taking pictures of their food. I did compliment the parents on starting them young.

I had a favourite of mine, the carrot cake that I have Instagrammed often. It tastes really awesome besides making a pretty picture!

Pop in!

I wish you enough,

Wenchy

Posted in Beauty

E4Elegance

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

Kicking the year off in a well groomed fashion is great for my productivity and essential to my mental health! If I look better, I feel better.

E4Elegance is an elegant, sophisticated yet understated salon in Bedfordview. They offer all “the usual treatment suspects”, and so much more.

They have regular specials and has the most fun, innovative and attention grabbing posts for a Beauty Salon. I am hooked on their Social Media!

Thank you to E4elegance who literally pampered me all day yesterday. Besides great skill and knowledge, your power lies in the strength of your posts and the value of your staff.

Exceptional.

I wish you enough,

Wenchy

#wenchytude
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#PlantFlowers

Posted in Movies

Win tickets to M-Net Movies Night Out: Glass

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

Join M-Net Movies Night Out and Ster-KinekorTheatres, at an exclusive pre-screening of Glass before its nationwide release on Friday, 18 January 2019.

Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

M-Net Movies Night Out is happening at Ster-Kinekor Theatres on Thursday 17 January 2019 at Eastgate and The Zone @ Rosebank in Johannesburg, Gateway in Durban, and Capegate in Cape Town.

ENTER HERE!

Winners will be selected on a random basis, and will be notified via e-mail confirmation. Enjoy!

I wish you enough,

Wenchy

#wenchytude #mmoviesnightout #homeofgreat #TravelLight #PlantFlowers

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Posted in ... a bit of that, Theatre

AIDA at Theatre On The Square

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

The opening production for 2019 at Auto & General Theatre on the Square is a reduced take on the epic opera, AIDA.

Verdi’s most famous opera, often staged with a company of 200 singers, is reimagined with a talented cast of two men and a pianist!

This wacky and outlandish version is directed by multi-award winner, GREG HOMANN, with CLINT LESCH and LEN-BARRY SIMONS on vocals. WESSEL ODENDAAL is on the piano.

The production runs from 11th January- 1st February.

Book at Computicket or by calling the theatre on 011 883-8606.

I wish you enough,

Wenchy

#wenchytude
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Posted in ... a bit of that

Frankly my dear

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters…But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.
– Charles Baudelaire

On Route 317 between Bonnievale and Robertson in the Western Cape you will find Esona Boutique Wine owned by Rowan & Caryl. Esona is a Xhosa word, that translates to “The Very One”.

I first visited Esona Boutique Wine 🍷 three or four years ago on a media trip. Today I returned with @SirNoid and his parents.

I wanted them to taste a wine I had enjoyed on my previous visit, with the cheeky name of “Frankly my dear”. “Frankly my dear” is described on Esona’s website as a “Pinot Noir Blanc de Noir – with delightful candies on the nose, a fresh palate and a lengthy aftertaste that lingers like a sunny summer afternoon.”

Wild things we are, we had our first glass of wine before midday paired with the recommended platter which included dried Strawberries. A first for Mother-in-law and I, it was a treat!

“Frankly my dear” retails online at R75.

I wish you enough,

Wenchy

* This is not a sponsored post.

#wenchytude
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Posted in ... a bit of that

Joyride

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

I just had this realisation that I need to write down.

Be it mental or physical, everything I have achieved in life, I have done with these contributing factors as part of me.

I did not get to leave my issues at home while I worked full time, raise a family and was successful. I lived a good life regardless.

Then, the plague came and gobbled me up. #fibromialgia – May 2011. Still there have been moments I have soared but also splashes of time I have crawled.

Seeing these two roads before me, the before and after the plague.

I have always got up again, and still I rise! It hasn’t been easy, but for whom is life a joyride daily – always? Nobody.

Absolutely nobody.

Our challenges may change, but who we are at the core remains the same. Perhaps it is about getting rid of the shackles. Not everything we think are true. Thankfully!

We can find our answers. We just have to ask ourselves the right questions.

I wish you enough,

Wenchy

#wenchytude

Posted in ... a bit of that

Trust your inner unicorn.

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

People prefer when they ask “How are you?” in passing to hear a frivolous “Fine!”, because they were not really interested in your response in the first place. If you can throw in a fake smile, all the better.

Don’t waste your truth on such individuals whose eyes are already scanning the room while waiting for “Fine” to escape your lips only so their insincere selves can move on.

One soon learns who actually cares about your response. It is usually the same people cheering when you achieve.

I wish you enough,

Wenchy

#wenchytude