Cirque Eloize iD – Giveaway!

Dear friends and other interesting people,

Win one of two sets of double tickets (4) to Cirque Eloize iD valid for the performance on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 at 8pm at The Teatro at Montecasino.

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Two lucky winners will each grab two seats to this performance on 30 November 2016! Please leave your name and correct e-mail address in the comment section, along with the date the tickets are valid for and my family and I will see you there?

I wish you enough!

Wenchy

Tangled in a tree with a crystal glass.

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

Last night, I opened a bottle of wine, very Shirley Valentine I was. My husband came home and gave me a strange look. Apparently coming home to me drinking wine is a new thing. Well, it is…. and I quite liked it!

Last winter I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the McGregor, Robertson and Bonnievale area in the Cape. One of the many wine farms I visited was the Van Loveren Wine Estate. What drew me in, was the stories that surrounded the estate. I’m a sucker for a story, do read it over HERE.

I was thrilled when I received a case of Tangled Tree for my enjoyment, and an e-mail offering one of my loyal readers a taste of the tangled also! I was so inspired that I recorded the following, <insert my voice here> which holds the answer to a box being delivered to your home.

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Clearly the “plastic” the very un-green (learning to be eco friendly I promise!) me called the packaging, is not plastic. Hides head in shame. 

…. and I quote:

  • PET, or polyethyline terephthalate, is an unbreakable thermal polymer that is also up to80% lighter than glass. This makes wine in PET bottles ideal for consumption in the outdoors, allowing wine lovers to carry the bottles along easily and safely on hikes or forpicnics.

  • It is completely recyclable.

  • The manufacturing process of these bottles has a significantly lighter carbon footprint (up to 75% less) than glass bottles.

  • The cartons used to transport the wine are also completely recyclable.

The best part is that because the packaging is so ultra cool, it loves to travel to all the weird and wonderful places you do…. and I know where some of you go…. #justsaying

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In order to have a box of Tangled Tree delivered to your home, answer this simple question in the comment section. Please ensure I have your e-mail address to arrange delivery. Entries in by Sunday morning please, so that you too can enjoy end of the month salty crack… in wine form. 🙂

My question to you:  Which wine did I open and spoke about in my sound cloud recording

I wish you a crystal glass,

Wenchy

 

It’s all about the Base…

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Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

I’ve become a loyal fan of Glamore Cosmetics over the past few months. Not only because Gael and Emma is truly exceptional in customer service, but because the products are in a class of their own.  Affordable, plenty variety and delivered to your door. There is always something new to look out for on their web site, so save it as a favourite.

One of my first orders was the Eyeshadow Base. I had no idea there even was such a thing! It is easy to apply, great longevity because you use a small amount at a time, but more than that, your eyeshadow is as fresh at nightfall as it was in the morning when you applied it.

I was thrilled to see @GlamoreSA currently has a special on their 5 shades compact, with a proper application brush and mirror included AND a full size Eyeshadow Base!

This got me thinking about Secret Santa. What a wonderful gift this would be and Glamore Cosmetics will even take care of delivery! Sorted!

Glamore Cosmetics was kind enough to gift one of my readers a 5 colour compact (there are three different colour sets to choose from) which will include the Eyeshadow Base.

In the comment section below, be sure to include your colour compact of choice and an email address to arrange delivery. 🙂

The winner of the Giveaway will be announced on 22 December 2015.

To be sure you definitely get a touch of Glamore, you may want to purchase the special, and gift another (to your Mom, Sister, Friend, Secret Santa…) with a touch of kindness, should you win…. letting them in on the secret of Eyeshadow Base and long lasting Eyeshadow.

I wish you enough,
Wenchy

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“Maya the Bee” pre-release ticket giveaway!

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

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I was personally delighted when I saw my favourite childhood cartoon is coming out on on the big screen and feel proud at this South African first. The film will be released in three languages – English, Afrikaans and Zulu on 18 September, just ahead of Heritage Day.

Maya is a curious little bee with a big heart. Join her in an epic adventure as she and her best friend Willy attempt to save their hive!

Be among the first lucky few to see “Maya the Bee” this Sunday, 13th of September 2015 before its official release in cinemas.

I have 5 tickets (x 2) to give away for a screenings in Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria THIS Sunday, 13 September 2015 at 14h30. One set of 5 for an English family and one set for an Afrikaans family.

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So enter below in the comment section, to win tickets and please state if you would prefer to see Maya in English or Afrikaans!!

I wish you enough,
Wenchy

DVD GIVEAWAY!! @BestOfMeMovie @Sterkinekor @NicholasSparks

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

I am going into 2015, having only a week or so ago, started a personal blog page, instead of using my personal Facebook page for Social Media. I ask very nicely that you follow The Nocturnal Wenchy.

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The Best of Me Movie released on the 24th of December at Ster-Kinekor Theatres. The film is based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name and stars Michelle Monaghan , James Marsden , Lily Liberato and Luke Bracey.

I have some DVD hampers to give away!

The DVD Hampers consist of :

A bag containing:

  • Dear John DVD
  • Safe Haven Movie DVD
  • The Lucky One DVD
  • The Notebook DVD

    To win one of these hampers, please make sure you have liked The Nocturnal Wenchy and answer this easy question in the comment section of my new page!! 

FIVE prized will be drawn randomly 4 January 2015!!

Who wrote the books that served as the inspiration for the films?

Whoop!

I wish you enough,
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Begin Again @mnetmovies @SterKinekor @RosebankTheZone #MMScreanings #GirlfriendsGetaway

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

Once writer-director John Carney delivers in abundance in his latest musical offering with a splash of romance, Begin Again. Having seen the movie multiple times, I am not sure what I fall in love with more, the music or the characters, or Dan in a towel… not sure if that is in the movie, or only in my imagination – but it is an all round treat.

Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a rather handsome in a “I haven’t bathed in weeks kinda look, but I could have it going on with a little help” is a down and out music producer who has lost his edge, his home, his wife, his daughter and I am sure a cat if they had one. A country song in the making truly. It really helps that he is marvelous to look at. Besides, he seems a little bi-polar in rapid cycling mode, a ride I myself greatly enjoy.

Our Dan, having been asked to leave the record label he had set up with a friend years before, empties that hip flask like nobody’s business. He teaches his daughter Violet (Hailee Steinfeld) the art of ordering, drinking and running, a skill set we should all know…. alas at the end of that particular day, he finds himself in a pub ordering drinks he can ill afford.

Gretta (Keira Knightley) is not having the time of her life either. That very day found her walking away from her college sweetheart,  Dave (Adam Levine) Mr. Make It Big in NYC (Adam Levine) after he cheated on her. No matter what happens during the movie, I could not force myself to like him.

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She runs to the only other person she knows in NYC, the fabulously, funny and chunky Steve (James Corden) who immediately offers her a spot of tea, as one does. Steve is a street or anywhere they will let him sing kinda performer, and is hitting open mic night, dragging Gretta along in an attempt not to come home finding her hanging from the rafters.

The audience is not won over as Steve drags the unwilling Gretta onto the stage to sing a simple song. Okay look, her body language did not scream “Take me now!”. She however sings a most beautiful tune with a really amazing voice and sublime lyrics. I immediately loved it and knew I had to buy the soundtrack at once.

Dan clearly hears what I heard, as he looks and listens (no pun intended for those in South Africa) and beams as he hears other instruments joining in, angels opening the heavens – okay not that dramatic but you get my point. I loved the look on his face knowing he had struck gold. Problem is, having no real record label to back him up, he can’t sign Gretta who does not even have a demo tape.

Our Dan may be in a tight spot but the wheels starts turning, he calls in a favour and soon the decision is made to record an album on streets with no names, all over NYC. A few strange but lovely artists join in and soon we have a band rocking the city. It is awesome in it’s brilliance. The locations are varied and fun! Love! Light! Laughter!

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I do not want to give the ending away as to whom falls for whom or what happens to the music – but I do want to urge you to go and see Begin Again.  Just know you are able to Begin Again, anytime regardless. Your past does not dictate your future darlings!

 

Gretta: I told you, I write songs from time to time.

Dan: What do you write them for?

Gretta: What do you mean what for? For my pleasure. And for my cat.

Dan: Oh really? Does he like them?

Gretta: She. Yes, she seems to.

Dan: How do you know?

Gretta: Because she purrs.

Dan: Maybe she’s booing.

Gretta: No, she purrs at Leonard Cohen, too, and she has very good taste.

Dan: Maybe she’s fucking with you.

 

Check it out: Begin Again

Can a Song Save Your Life?

Wenchy

Winner of the @JoburgRedBus @budmarsh_lodge #HopOnHeritage is…

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

On Friday, I had the absolute pleasure of doing a @JoburgRedBus #HopOnHeritage tour with some awesome Twitter folks with much gratitude to City Sightseeing. It was a day of true enjoyment and much laughter. I am sure @WalterPike and @SpicedWeasel took especially awesome pictures as I had serious lens envy!

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Listening to the comments around me I felt incredibly blessed to be sharing my view of being a tourist in my own city. Especially once we entered the city centre, so many recalled memories (including me, yes – I am THAT old!). There was much laughter and entertainment by our resident comic @RichSimmondsZA (nutter!) and I absolutely loved seeing @SamanthaPerry smile and who did an awesome #selfie with her @Wakaberry glasses on … as well as @MeeAParkins who preferred the covered side of the bus.

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We left from Gold Reef City and got off at Stop 11 in Braamfontein to have coffee at Double Shot. We walked across the road for lunch at Eight Six for some lunch and cupcakes.

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@WilhelmNiekerk and I posing with a cupcake… as one does.

It was truly such a fun and HAPPY time. It was wonderful to see everyone smile and enjoy themselves after the gloom reports of the weather. Well, since I always take the weather with me, it was sunny but crisp and fabulous!

@Budmarsh_Lodge joined in our most fabulous endeavour and offered a prize of one nights accommodation at Budmarsh which includes a six course, fine dining experience prepared by Executive Chef Chris Tustian, a delightful breakfast and a night away at my favourite weekend get-away in Magaliesburg valued at R3500 to the contestant who interacted with Budmarsh the most.

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Our wonderful day out of the office with thanks to @Stuttafords_ZA, @McNabsFeelGood, @DoritosSA, @Budmarsh_Lodge, @JoburgRedBus and @Wakaberry.

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The winner for the absolutely amazing night away at Budmarsh Lodge prize is:

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Congratulations darling!!!

I wish for you to experience being a tourist in YOUR city!

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Wenchy

@TasteOfJoburg @PicknPay @Montecasinoza September 2014

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

After announcing record numbers for last year’s event, Pick n Pay Taste of Joburg is back at Montecasino Outdoor Event Area this September. Budding gourmands need look no further for a feast of the senses with an array of spectacular offerings from twelve of Joburg’s top restaurants.

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Festival Director, Justine Drake says that she is delighted to be part of such a large scale culinary experience that includes the multicultural mix that is Joburg’s food scene. “Every year we are blown away by the large crowds who attend the festival to taste the best dishes Joburg restaurants have to offer. Our sponsors and partners always do a fantastic job supporting us and have the same vision for what is certainly the highlight of Joburg’s culinary calendar.”

All those looking to visit Taste of Joburg for the first time can expect to be wowed by the “Pick n Pay Wine and Canapé Experience”, the “Robertsons Butcher’s Block in association with Big Green Egg”, “The Rekordelig Premium Cider Lounge”, the “Lindt Chocolate Experience”, the “Castle Milk Stout Lounge” as well as the “Pick n Pay Fresh Living Chef’s Theatre”, and experience why Taste Festivals have become such a global gastronomic movement.

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We’ve been running this event for eight years and the challenge each year is presenting the experience in a different and dynamic way. I believe that this year’s festival will again deliver an unforgettable experience, one that will thrill and delight Joburg foodies with its unique mix of food, drink and entertainment. It’s definitely sensory alchemy in action. The large crowds who attend the festival to taste the best dishes Joburg restaurants have to offer. Our sponsors and partners always do a fantastic job supporting us and have the same vision for what is certainly the highlight of Joburg’s culinary calendar.”

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With thanks to glorious sponsors, I have tickets to giveaway to join in this culinary festival. Whoop!  Please answer this question and leave your answer in the comment section. Please do make sure you enter the correct e-mail address.

WHERE is Pick n Pay Taste of Joburg take place this year?

I wish you enough,
Wenchy

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@PicknPay @TasteOfJoburg @Montecasinoza

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

After announcing record numbers for last year’s event, Pick n Pay Taste of Joburg is back at Montecasino Outdoor Event Area this September. Budding gourmands need look no further for a feast of the senses with an array of spectacular offerings from twelve of Joburg’s top restaurants.

Festival Director, Justine Drake says that she is delighted to be part of such a large scale culinary experience that includes the multicultural mix that is Joburg’s food scene. “Every year we are blown away by the large crowds who attend the festival to taste the best dishes Joburg restaurants have to offer. Our sponsors and partners always do a fantastic job supporting us and have the same vision for what is certainly the highlight of Joburg’s culinary calendar.”

All those looking to visit Taste of Joburg for the first time can expect to be wowed by the “Pick n Pay Wine and Canapé Experience”, the “Robertsons Butcher’s Block in association with Big Green Egg”, “the Rekordelig Premium Cider Lounge”, the “Lindt Chocolate Experience”, the “Castle Milk Stout Lounge” as well as the “Pick n Pay Fresh Living Chef’s Theatre”, and experience why Taste Festivals have become such a global gastronomic movement.

“We’ve been running this event for eight years and the challenge each year is presenting the experience in a different and dynamic way. I believe that this year’s festival will again deliver an unforgettable experience, one that will thrill and delight Joburg foodies with its unique mix of food, drink and entertainment. It’s definitely sensory alchemy in action.

The large crowds who attend the festival to taste the best dishes Joburg restaurants have to offer. Our sponsors and partners always do a fantastic job supporting us and have the same vision for what is certainly the highlight of Joburg’s culinary calendar.”

I have tickets to giveaway to join in this culinary festival.  Please answer this question and leave your answer in the comment section.

When does Pick n Pay Taste of Joburg take place?

I wish you enough,
Wenchy

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Giveaway! :) @tannieevita #Evita&Co @EmperorsPalace @ZeldalaGrangeSA

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

Evita Bezuidenhout and Zelda la Grange, the most famous two white women in South Africa, will top the bill at the Theatre of Marcellus on Woman’s Day – a special tribute to courage, reconciliation and humour.

Pieter-Dirk Uys will present EVITA & CO for 2 days only, with three exclusive performances – 5pm and 8pm on Saturday 9th August and 3pm on Sunday 10th August.

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The Company that Evita brings with her remarkable life will include her family, Pik Botha, PW Botha, Hendrik Verwoerd, Connie Muler and Piet Koornhof on the old NP side and Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, Patricia de Lille, Cyril Ramaphosa, Julius Malema and Helen Suzman in the democratic side of our eternal struggle.

With humour as his weapon of mass distraction, Uys will also include Mrs Anna Petersen who worked for Mrs B during the 1960s, as well as Bambi Kellermann, Angela Merkel and Nowell Fine.

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Zelda will autograph copies of her book after the Saturday shows and Evita will pose for special selfies after the show on Sunday. (I had a fabulous selfie with her sister, Bambie Kellermann not to so long ago!)

A great way to salute the wonderful women in our lives and encourage the men to join in the fun. Come to the Emperors Palace over Womans Day weekend and enjoy yourselfie!

Catch one of the three performances of EVITA & CO at the Theatre Of Marcellus, Emperors Palace. Tickets start at R100 and there are two performances on Saturday 9 August at 5pm and 8pm, and one on Sunday 10 August at 3pm. Bookings are at Computicket. There are also dinner, show, stay and play packages available. For more information or bookings, call 011 928 1297.

Follow Tannie Evita on twitter @tannieevita and Zelda @ZeldalaGrangeSA

I have tickets to give away for all three shows. Please answer this question in my comment section and make sure your e-mail address is correct and let’s get you celebrating Womans Day! Please do indicate which show date and time you prefer.

What is Tannie Evita’s sister’s name that I took this #selfie with earlier this year?

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I wish you enough,
Wenchy