The Bare Facts

Like so many things which go viral, the no makeup selfie trend went a bit awry. In many cases it lost it’s meaning completely as most never donated. It was so easy – just SMS ‘PinkDrive’ to 40158 (in South Africa) to donate R20.

In the UK millions were mistakenly donated to UNICEF due to someone sending out the wrong info. I guess as long as someone benefits, but it won’t be Cancer Research for a large chunk of sterling.

I published mine, and I never go anywhere without at least a bit of lippy! I took this late at night after Girl Geeks Dinner. And I’ve included my thank you text for donating. I hope others do too.



The Geek Girl Dinner was held at The Wild Fig. I love their food and the venue is lovely but there is no decent wifi there or even 3G reception, so holding social media type events there is rather frustrating to say the least!

There was no starter, the main was a lovely big chicken breast, stuffed with a red pepper and feta type mousse, served on a bed of mash and spinach.


The dessert was a tropical fruit roulade in a coconutty meringue. It was average to me, I found the texture off putting, but everyone else seemed to gobble it up!


There were the usual fab goody bags with gifts from the sponsors, chocolates, biscuits, Moroccan oil, magazines and other bits and pieces.

My little Pomeranian Pixie has injured her back. She went tumbling down a hill chasing an ibis, they are called hadedahs in SA as the noise they make sounds like that. Haaaadeeedahhhhh. It’s loud!

Anyway she fell on a huge rock and badly bruised her back. She can’t stand on her back legs so we took her to the vet and he kept her. She was there for 2 nights and now we have to keep her in a confined space to keep her from jumping or moving too much.

I’m very worried about her. The vet thinks she has just bruised a nerve not broken anything as he did X-rays. He thinks she will be fine but it’s so hard to see her suffer.

Work has been hectic, on Monday I have to deliver the Data Rules document, Data Issues log, the Data Migration Requirements document, the Data Quality report and Cleansing Strategy all to the client. Needless to say I’ve been busy 🙂

Tonight I’m meeting some of the George bookclub ladies at Peddlers On The Bend for dinner. The Italian there is lovely and we have such a laugh so it should be a fun night.

Enjoy your weekend all.


Keep it up

The rest of the week flew after Rihanna. My neck and shoulder were in spasm so I emailed an osteopathy dude I had heard about and he just happened to have an appointment for me Friday afternoon during lunch hour. Funny how the Universe literally had my back.

Here is their local website if you wish to check it out.

It was the first time I had ever been to an myosteopath and was really impressed with the treatment. It is like the Bowen Technique and McTimmoney Chiropractic technique had a baby technique. Some deep acupressure, some reflexology moves, some stretching, some flicking (like in McTimmoney). I left feeling almost high from the released energy coursing thorough my body.

I met my friends Dawn and Chris and their daughters for cake and coffee at Hout Bay Manor. The cake on special was black Forrest, a dark chocolate gateaux with cherry filling and a creamy frosting. We ended up having 2 rounds of coffee and tea as we were having such a good chat. Seems ages since I saw them all and it was the perfect kick off for the weekend.

Friday the family were all home so we rented The Hangover 3 and had take aways from Cassarechio. They do some amazing pasta dishes. I had the Prawns Gamberi on Friday. It is a creamy tomato garlicky sauce with lots of big prawns. One of my faves from there.

Saturday I woke to find my neck and shoulder were seized up again. I was supposed to go to the local superspar to see about ordering some of their platters for my Halloween party. But I decided that could be done during the week. Caitlin and I were due to go to the hairdresser at 1 and she was going to a friend after so couldn’t give me a lift home. Norm kindly offered to come to collect me after so off we went. I had a lovely neck massage and it helped a bit. My hair got lots of red highlights, I love it.

Poor Norm had to race home, drop me, then head off to his puppy training with Navajo. When he got back he looked exhausted so I suggested we go a bit late to the party we were attending. We both nodded off but luckily Lily woke us or we would have probably slept all evening! We got ready and headed out to Re:Public, starving! The kitchen was closed so we just popped in and said hello to everyone and birthday girl Lee, then popped round the corner to Papino’s for a fillet steak. Their steaks are always tender, with no icky bits, and come with a nice variety of carbs and al dente veggies. They also do a fried mushroom side which is simply mushrooms fried in butter and garlic which I love with steaks.

We then went back to Re:Public and chilled with some new friends from Hout Bay Organised our local Face Book group. There was a DJ and dancing but it was so hot in there that it was unbearable so we had to duck without dancing.

Today we are just relaxing at home. Norm and I are cooking. I am doing a roast gammon, sweet potatoes roasted in coconut oil, glazed carrots and Norm is doing potato dauphinoise. He also bought a yummy chocolate dessert so that should round it off nicely.

My weekend has been full of family, friends, good food and good times in a beautiful environment. I feel very blessed.