Posted in ... a bit of that, @SirNoid / Marriage / Spouse, Random Thoughts, Thoughts

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Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

Random thoughts:

* My anxiety is playing up at the moment and I am not loving it. My default emotion is anxiety so it does not require an event to plague me. It is not fanTy. Forgive me if I am not as chatty as usual. Although … I’ve become really good at hiding these issues.

* I love my husband, @SirNoid. He won a big ass TV and put it in our room for me toimage watch DVD’s. Not that I watch DVD’s all day long but it made me feel special that he did that. I do not want it hooked up to our DSTV! Perfect just like that.

Oh yes, dear @SirNoid gives magnificent massages. Not sure if I could return the favour in an equally fabulous manner with my lovely illness inflamed hands, but I will try.

* Before you pick up your phone to call me, think… Is this textable? I do not answer the phone (deep psychological reasons which surfaced after my Oupa Mike died. No therapy did not help). So, unless I gave birth to you, or I let you sleep in my bed, don’t phone me. I am not going to answer. Text or email. Flowers (yellow roses really do the trick) is lovely, and you are welcome to WhatsApp me. On the odd occasion that I may call YOU, know that you are incredibly special!

* I need to colour my hair at least every 7 to 10 days for the optimum #purplehairdontcare look. Been just over 18 months of having totally purple hair and I am loving it ! Even my @SirNoid loves it ….and he was very sceptical in the beginning. 💜

* After five or so years, it appears our furniture needs replacing… as does our linen. Electrical appliances seem fine but our bedroom, bathrooms, lounges etc need some attention / updating / love. How long does these things last in your house?

* @SirNoid and I do not share a bathroom. Very progressive thinking I must say. My husband says I’m odd to not share a bathroom, but why not, if you have another bathroom that isn’t being used? Would you like your own bathroom?

* ♡ I am posting my birthday #wishlist tonight, as requested. I love that I still get asked to do this. 😄 My friends are so proper.


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I’m posting this as a request from my friend Janice who tagged me on Facebook.

Four names I go by:
1. Momma / Mother/ Mom
2. Nancy / Nancy Pants
3. Aunty Stel
4. Wenchy / #MammaWenchy

If in any doubt, Wenchy is the name to go with (no surname – think Madonna, Cher – they don’t need surnames and neither does Wenchy).

Only my Mammie and Bank Manager calls me by my proper name. When my name is mess up. it annoys me LOTS. It is Christel-Michel or Wenchy. I dislike being called Chris, although I guess that would be the natural way to go for people who want to be friendly but don’t know me well. Yes, I may have some issues.

(My close family and perhaps those who would give me a kidney …call me Stel. I’m old fashioned that way, so respectfully, kids get to call me Aunty Stel.)

Four places I’ve lived:
1. In my head
2. In your computer
3. Potchefstroom
4. Johannesburg

Favoured things I love to watch on TV:
1. Game Of Thrones
2. The Blacklist
3. Chicago Med / Greys Anatomy
4. Blue Bloods

Four favourite places I have visited:
1. Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
2. Uvongo Lagoon where the water is forever deep (South Africa)
3. Pebble Beach at Storms River Mouth in the Tsitsikamma National Park (South Africa)
4. Grahamstown (The National Arts Festival, South Africa)
…..and as a bonus:
5. McGregor (South Africa)
6. Top of Sani Pass (Lesotho)
7. Drakensberg (South Africa)

Four things I love to eat:
1. Crème Brulee
2. Baked Cheese Cake
3. Pork Belly
4. Rare Fillet Steak

Favourite drinks I love to have:
1. Water
2. Strawberry Daiquiri
3. Cappuccino
4. Salted caramel milkshake

Four books I adore:
1. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
2. Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
3. Seks, Drugs en Boeremusiek deur Koos Kombuis
4. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Four people I TRUST will respond ( … and not be beige!) You can either respond on your blog, or in my blog comment section, or Facebook , but please tag me :

1. Birthsay Girl Jenny
2. Our Ky
3. My #bestie Gail
4. Tayla-Jade
….and bonus, dear 5. Shell (You can also join her group (all about beads) while you at it!)

Anyone else who wants to play is very welcome! 😇

I wish you enough,
Wenchy

Posted in ... a bit of that, @SterKinekor, Competitions, Events

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:

Señorita Trouble

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Congratulations darling!!!

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

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Wenchy

Posted in Competitions, Events

Mompreneurs Networking Breakfast

Good morning friends and other interesting creatures,

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Mommy Matters is an online parenting and lifestyle magazine that aim to support you in your child’s development, your business – as well as your own personal development.

I was hosted at the last networking breakfast held in Johannesburg and truly had a wonderful morning. @WoolworthsS_SA sponsored a glorious breakfast and we were introduced to the “Littleworld of rewards” programme. Do go and read how this can be beneficial to you as a mom, granny, or aunt. 🙂

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I met an entirely new base of networking Moms who like me is trying to have it all –  the man, the children, my own business. The breakfast includes a speaker and I was amazed and grateful when I could relate to so much of what our speaker said. We also received an awesome goody-bag to take home, as well as a chance to win some amazing lucky-draw prizes on the spot. Yes, I won a spot prize at my first breakfast. Yes, it was from the sex therapists. Yes, Mom‘s like and have sex too.

Every Mompreneurs gets a turn to showcase her business in sharing what her business entails and how we can help each other by networking, word of mouth and hearty discussions around many topics, not just business! I would highly recommend a morning networking breakfast if you are a Mompreneurs.

Mommy Matters has kindly offered me the opportunity to give away a spot at the year end function:

Wednesday 13 November 2013, 09h30 – 12h00
GreenGenes Wellness Centre, 39 St Albans Avenue, Craighall Park

I would love for you to join me on Wednesday.

Leave your name and blog address in the comment box of this blog (top, right hand corner) and I will do the draw later today.

I wish you enough,

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Posted in Competitions

WOULDN’T IT BE NICE? Ticket give-away for #BoysintheBand @joburgtheatre

Boys in the band press release

Boys in the Band celebrates the world’s greatest hits from the most iconic bands of the 20th century! The show features four of the most talented, versatile, handsome and hip young guys in the entertainment industry today and is backed by their own sensational band, The Players.

The show features such classic tunes as Walk Like a Man, Sherry, Can’t Buy Me Love, Let it Be, Hey Jude, Imagine, Blame it on the Boogie, ABC, Unchained Melody, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Surfin’ USA, Good Vibrations, Night Fever and Staying Alive and also includes medleys of the biggest mega hits the world has known.

Boys in the Band are excited to perform their first concert season at the Mandela Theatre, Johannesburg South Africa.

I have two double tickets to give away! How fabulous is that!

To win tickets to this show, on 1 October 2013, all you need to do is answer this easy question:

1.  Which theatre will #BoysintheBand be performing in?

2. Please leave your answer in the comment section (top right hand corner click on “leave a message”.

3. There will be two winners, each receiving two tickets to dance and sing to the well known songs we all know.

4. Winners will be announced on my blog, tomorrow 28 September 2013 at 6pm.

I wish you enough,

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Posted in ... a bit of that, Competitions

9 INCHES LONG ISLAND ICED TEA – The final frontier – @Beefcakes_JHB & @TasteofJoburg Results

Hello darlings –

With thanks to you all who love a sensual combination of sticky melon liqueur, for entering WENCHY’S THE FINAL DRAW (reminds me of a cowboy scene, guns pointed, very macho!).

Our generous sponsor has provided me with FIVE double tickets to give away, so today your changes is at its peak! (with an orgy of white spirits on the side).

The WINNERS, chosen by having my Mom (LOL) by selecting random numbers are:

  • Lloyd Loots – two tickets for you
  • Wilma van der Westhuizen – two tickets for you
  • Cindy Kritzinger – two tickets for you
  • Weslee Lauder – two tickets for you
  • Michael – two tickets for you
  • and because Summertime Soda is always Summer in a Glass, a sixth lucky number, to a Mr. Fox.

Please make sure I have your correct e-mail addresses and thank you for visiting my blog, having fun on Twitter, and just being crush mint and lime wedges fabulous!

Tickets will be e-mailed to all the winners next week, with my love and I hope you have a smooth frozen blend of Brazilian Cachaca time at this fabulous event: @TasteofJoburg

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TODAY would have been an amazing time for a frozen flamingo, but alas I will claim same from @Gordon_Grieve on my return from the Cape!

A FROZEN FLAMINGO!’

A smooth frozen Strawberry Daiquiri. Brazilian Cachaca, strawberry extract and strawberry puree

I wish you enough,

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