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.


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!


oh #HelloBlackFriday 

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

Happy Thanksgiving to all,  but especially to my friends and family living in the United States which is where this tradition was born.

Vicky and I met at school and have been friends since I was 12. Vix came to live with us a year or so later, and it was tremendous having my best friend become my sister! It has been a gift of friendship, love, support, loyalty, forgiveness, compromise, humour, affection, devotion that keeps on giving, for over 30 years. I love Vicky an intense amount.

Vicky and her husband, Russ and my gorgeous niece, Alex and nephew, Drew became proper America citizens last year. They residential on Marco Island in Florida and love the sea and sailing lifestyle.

Russ and Vicky with Drew and Alex.

This was the first election they could vote (ha ha ha!!), today is their first Thanksgiving as America citizens … and their first, smack people out the way #HelloBlackFriday as proper Americans tomorrow.😆

I asked Vicky who has been living  in the land of the free, and going out on #HelloBlackFriday, which appears like where the brave comes in, to tell me more about what #HelloBlackFriday is really like.

Ok Black Friday! You can go line up at most shops from late on Thursday night – Thanksgiving until the shops open on Friday and the shops open at 1:00am in the morning but you would be able to get all sorts of stuff at really special prices!

People has been trampled trying to get into Walmart and now they issue tickets and have a limited amount of the items for sale in the stores…. like you can buy a 60″ TV for a tiny amount but there is only 5 in the store.

Also what is happening, is more and more shops have started offering  sales online as well as have there specials start early e.g. from today (Thursday).

But then if you think you have special deals on Friday….  they also have Cyber Monday! 😀 Bigger and better!

Anyway living here, I have been keeping off buying anything because everything goes on sale on Friday. I have 25 items in my basket for Amazon that I will only buy on Friday, and it’s the best time to buy Christmas gifts!

– Vicky Stephens

Vicky is a yoga fanatic with some amazing moves. Follow her on Instagram. You my just try a pose… #justsaying

I will be checking out #HelloBlackFriday at @RosebankMall who is offering a lucky winner a R200 voucher to spend at @RosebankMall!

I will have some additional #HelloBlackFriday giveaways on my blog tomorrow, so remember to check it out.


Please answer the following question (and make sure to leave your email address for notification of the winner!) in the comment section of my blog.

On which day of the week does #HelloBlackFriday traditionally fall on?

The winner will be announced early on #HelloBlackFriday. 

I wish you enough,


#ShellSA DVD Blockbuster Movie Give-away !

Dear friends, family and other interesting creatures,

There is no denying that Superhero movies are all the rage at the moment with more to look forward to! In celebration of the fantastic films we have already seen, I am happy to be able to offer a blockbuster movie hamper to my loyal readers with thanks to #ShellSA

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The movie hamper contains the following movies:

  • Man of Steel
  • Batman Begins
  • The Dark Knight
  • Superman returns

To enter, please leave your name and correct e-mail address in the comment section, along with the answer to:

Which blockbuster movie is depicted in the above picture?

The winner of the movie hamper will be released on Friday, 29 April 2016. 

(Comments on this post will become visible on Friday, when the winner is revealed!)

I found the following while cruising #ShellSA:

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Goods are available in limited quantities at the specified price and will be available until such goods are sold out. Available at participating Shell Shops until 8 May 2016!

Terms & Conditions apply

Stand a chance to WIN a trip for 2 to New York or 1 of 20 exclusive Batman v Superman Hampers

Purchase any Super Hero Combo at any participating Shell Service Station, keep your till slip and SMS BvS and your name to 32210 (R1/SMS) or Dial *120*32210# and follow the instructions (Standard Rates apply) – Competition closes on 8 May 2016!

Terms & Conditions apply

Well, if three competitions is not a reason to head down to your nearest Shell, I do not know what is!

Good luck on winning the movie hamper!

I wish you enough,


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.


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,



It’s all about the Base…


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,

Posted from the galaxy of Samsung from the second cloud on your left.

From the footlights: Exclusive Media Ticket & CD Giveaway!!

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

I am startled when I look at my journey since I left the corporate world officially at the beginning of 2013. Almost every aspect of my life has changed! Not necessarily because I wanted it to, but sometimes life just spins the wheel and we move. I am filled with wonder, gratitude and an illegal amount of absolute joy as that wheel is not always kind.

We are all very thankful that at I am still married to @SirNoid. The man may not always understand my reasons, but he gets my rhymes. (Special congrats to those who picked up on the John Denver antidote.) Also, I have not adopted any more cats or children! You can all relax.

To be fair, landing in the world of social media you may add disillusionment, questioning your faith upon seeing a non Chinese cat eat a very normal looking dog… a sort of belly of the underworld of the human race… alas, least we forget how much pain and pleasure it takes to finally send out the clowns, hey Wabbit?

I honestly miss my corporate salary LOTS, HUGE, an occasional bonus, paid leave … parking on the purple level next to Jamie, my dear friends (especially Mercia), my McDreamy boss whose office I would decorate in glitter on his birthday or any other celebration I could come up with…. Die Grafsteen Sangers (my nickname for Actuarial staff – silent like the grave of nuns who had taken a vow of silence… except me!)… but mostly I miss a steady, reasonable income. #LeSigh The show must go on!

You feel the tension as the curtain lifts, hear the artist hit the note, feel the audience sway, captivated as the story unfolds. Every pause, engaged. Every note, deliberate. It’s a dance I cannot sit and only tap my foot. I have to dance!

I have been blessed with exceptional opportunities, met exquisite personalities and FINALLY there is an environment where there could never be too much glitter! Yay!

I’ve surrounded myself with creatures with excess in mind. Oh happy day! Okay, except for blue eye shadow. One must not be ridiculous as one easily looks like a second round in a bar fight with too much blue eye shadow! Stadig oor die klippe met die blue eye shadow.

Blessed in rainbows of purple glitter, I was invited to the release of Jonathan Roxmouth’s latest CD “From The Footlights”. It was a very classy affair I must tell you. Jonathan was just at the end of performing the show “Stage By Stage” in Johannesburg, which I thoroughly enjoyed, when a very special weekend run of “From The Footlights” was announced.

I admit, my head and heart was in conflict…. Hilton Festival or an opportunity to experience an 18-piece Broadway big band, under the baton of award-winning conductor and arranger, Bryan Schimmel, with Jonathan Roxmouth and friends singing Broadway …. (All of which l have now mastered brilliantly inferior in my car, to my daughter Victoria’s annoyance.)

Imagine the always dashing, winner of many awards and yes, always the lead in every musical, the talented Mr. Roxmouth on the Montecasino Teatro stage… joined by the talented Afrikaans recording artist, Nádine (who btw is even prettier in real life and thinner… the world is not fair children… ); actress, singer and musician, Lindiwe Bungane; TV, stage and movie actress with a splash of comedy, Tracey Lee Oliver; and actor, singer and recording artist (a teddy bear after my own heart), Harry Sideropoulos. It is an unbelievable amount of talent on one stage. Did I mention an 18-piece Broadway big band?

But what is a production, especially as sophisticated as this, without direction? From my heart, with best wishes and tremendous respect: “From The Footlights” is director by my friend, Weslee Lauder! I adore him on so many levels. Sincerity being at the top of my list.

Jonathan & Wenchy

This profuction awakens and touches so many parts of me, that I am very happy to be able to share the love.

I’m absolutely thrilled to be giving away two tickets to the exclusive media preview of “From the Footlights” this Thursday evening 17 September 2015 at Montecasino at 8pm. To top it all off, a signed copy of Jonathan Roxmouth’s latest CD will be included.

Please leave your details in the comment section and the winner of the two preview Media tickets and a signed copy of “From The Footlights” will be announced on Wednesday morning.

Tickets are on sale at Computicket for performances from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.

From The Footlights, I wish you enough!



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