Let’s rock Norwood!

I am sure you will all remember my great adventures at the B&B Market and how much fun I had every Sunday with my family in attendance, and my love for Tranquil Body Treats. I laughed plenty, ate many delicious things, smelled like chocolate body scrub, met and interacted with many awesome traders and local and international guests, old friends paid surprise visits (even from Canada and Australia!) ….and I made new friends, for life.

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This must have been taken at the end of a day at the Market, because Deon and I usually have a youthful glow. Angelic almost. Honest! (Ja, right sure!)

Since pushing Kevin in a pram around 20 years ago at the B&B market, I personally have never seen B&B Markets as a “flea market”. To me, a B&B Market was just always a step above and I expected them to deliver on my notion! I know I can be ever so only wanting “the best” sometimes! To me it has always represented an up-market, trendy but relaxed, happy space which I like to call, “Gourmet Markets”.

Yes! The food stalls have always had QUALITY food with FRESH ingredients for the discerning palate (Deon, the Market Manager would have accepted nothing less!), PROUDLY prepared, fit for a connoisseur BUT, more importantly has always been affordable but off a high STANDARD – suitable for a GOURMET customer!

With huge blessings and many happy, successful times ahead, B&B Markets is launching their new flagship market on Sunday, 1 September 2013 at: Norwood Mall (Physical Address: cnr African Street & Sarie Marais Road) which was revamped not so long ago, and is looking ever so fabulous, in my opinion – the location is perfect!

The market will operate every Sunday from 09:00 to 16:00, come rain or shine, in the upper level parking area. I know stalls are limited. From what I have heard, only the best of the best will be represented at Norwood Market. The Norwood Market aims to showcase products that represent quality to the consumer, value for money and that uniqueness that you will only find at a “Gourmet Market”!

I do have a scanned copy of the application form should anyone would like me to assist, wenchy@mweb.co.za , but you are also welcome to contact 011 442 4488 for general enquiries, or the always running at top speed, Market Manager: deon@craft.co.za

B&B’s new flagship market at Norwood Mall will be accessible by wheelchair and will have a dedicated parking area for elderly visitors, adjacent to the stalls. With attention being paid to the details (already a winning recipe), including a larger banking mall (very convenient!), I believe Norwood Market will be a fun outing for the whole family and will I predict, Johannesburg’s hottest hangout on Sundays in no time at all!

I do know the Norwood team is looking for students to work at the Norwood market on Sundays, (own transport an advantage) – you are welcome to mail deon@craft.co.za if you feel you can handle the excitement of something, new, exciting and vibrant or leave a comment on my blog, and I’ll get it to him (The things you do for friends!)

I have previously lived in the area, my BFF live in the area, two of my sons live in the area, my fairy godson, Ari lives in the area, I still shop in the area, have my nails done in the area, (stop laughing), my step-children live in the area, I LOVE the area! – So YES! I am THRILLED, EXCITED and brimming with good wishes for the new Norwood Market, but also to Norwood Mall for seeing the value and extraordinary heritage that comes with hosting a B&B Market! Happy trading Norwood Market!!!…. and enjoy the shopping! (Oh. Btw, I always found it helpful to take an extra BIG bag for all the bits I buy… just saying!)

You see what I mean now right? Gourmet isn’t just for food. It is in living. The details. Never say I didn’t teach you anything. *wink*

You know I am passionate about social media, so please, – DO join the FaceBook Group for B&B Markets , and follow their Twitter page. You do not want to miss out on the latest and greatest happenings!

Naturally, that is assuming you already joined mine. 🙂 FaceBook / Twitter

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I wish you enough,
Wenchy

…and then life whistled at me. @Lifeology #StarlightExpressSA

An old friend, Fi ( @figs_home ) wanted to introduce me to a friend of hers for years now. She often mentioned that we would really like each other. For some reason it just never happened….. until I replied to a tweet regarding the @Joburgtheatre and Jodene @Jodenecoza ) responded. We instantly clicked!

I have had two professional role models in my life Jyoti Moti who worked very closely with me at AForbes, a kick ass perfectionist successful consultant, and my x brother-in-law, Kevin Trudgeon who is one of the top Tax Lawyers in the country…. and here I literally clicked onto the third that would take me to a place where I knew for sure, THIS is what I wanted to be when I grow up.  Jodene Shaer of @LifeologySA .

Jodene invited to an event or two, @NocturnalWenchy was alive and well, tapped into her resources and for once I was allowed to be on my phone all I like! Small part of heaven. Even @SirNoid and @ZippyFairy helped tweet. Thank you. I appreciate the support endlessly!

I had been wanting to get more involved in Social Media. I wanted to analyse, manage accounts, review, visit events, wear glitter, write and dabble in photography, walk in soft lighting – so ….when @LifeologySA presented me with an opportunity to freelance, I grabbed it with both hands, holding a phone in one, a camera around my neck and a Galaxy pad in the other! (… and currently begging @SirNoid for his old one when he upgrades as I need more “hands”.)

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Jodene & Wenchy

I am beyond grateful for the opportunity, and the beautiful people I have met, the twitter followers who keep on coming and share my excitement and the Face Book friends who are so supportive and always encouraging my growth as a person, especially my BFF, Wil, Charms and Vicky, I love you… and my Mammie and my two sisters, Mary-Ann and Rentia. Also, a huge thank you to the small business accounts I am assisting with Face Book and Twitter. You mean so much to me. THANK YOU!

HUGE thank you to @SirNoid who is getting use to me not being at home every single night and my greatest thanks goes to @Jodeansa and @ohgodknows for taking a chance on me. (Abba playing in your head yet….?)

The greatest experience in these few short months has been getting more involved with @Joburgtheatre and the amazing non replica production of #StarlightExpressSA.  I have followed the journey from the first reading, to watching the TV advert being filmed to rehearsals and technical rehearsals and having loved theatre before…. I am now safely in love with the red curtain, the glitter and the truth that music speaks to your soul.

In my personal experience you have to see #StarlightExpressSA as the MEGA musical ever to come to the South African stage because as a regular theatre lover, I have never seen anything like it. The performers are in top form – singing, dancing, performing – all on rollerskates, the music is Andrew Lloyd Webber, need I say more? The two performers that I really connected with is Weslee (Dustinsee my previous interview with him, https://twitter.com/WesleeLauder ) and Bongi (Poppa https://twitter.com/Bongi_Mthombeni ). That man has a velvet, unbelievable voice and has been my Mammie’s BBM picture since yesterday!

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Wenchy & Weslee (picture taken by @ZippyFairy)

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Weslee & Bongi (picture taken by the fabulous @NocturnalWenchy hehehehe)

Starlight Express can be seen at the Jo’burg Theatre during the week at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm and on Sundays at 2pm and runs until 1 September 2013. Prices range from R100 to R380  – Children as well as adults will be left wanting more!  You can purchase tickets on their web site.

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel…. (the music never stops!)

I wish you enough,

Wenchy