Friday, 13 November 2009

Friday Fragments and

I am just loving Friday fragments- so tempting to be able to just wrap up the week in little tidbits. So here goes:

Everybody that has ever given me an award knows I am terrible acknowledging these - so, I now make a point of doing it on Fridays. And this award just fits the bill nicely for some randomness on a Friday.
The always charming and delightful Debi over at Who says eight is enough? gave me this lovely award....
The Gorgeous Blogger Award

Here are the rules:
By accepting this award I am required to tell you six things about myself that you don't know and then award it to six other gorgeous bloggers.

1. I hate wearing the same pair of shoes for two days running - I never do. I will change my outfit if I have no other choice rather than wearing the same shoes.
2. I am currently addicted to health muffins sold by a Deli doing the rounds in our office park. This has to stop - it is costing me money and not being very kind to my spastic colon. At least they are jam-packed with healthy stuff.
3. When I get home in the afternoons, I immediately take of my shoes and jewellery. I can not stand to have them on any longer than that.
4. I love to drink a cup of tea in bed before going to sleep. Before bedtime downstairs is just not the same. I don't know why.
5. I am really not going to the gym as much as I wanted to - I really need to get on with this one!
6. I can literally not wait the week and a half until I get my images for the rest of our photo shoot. I am just so excited about them and can not wait to get going on Christmas presents for the grandparents. No Jeanette, I am not rushing you, take your time - I am just excited.

I started my blog reading when I was pregnant with the twins and subsequently my blogging friends are mostly moms of multiples in America and Canada.So I am currently trying to get to know more Africa bloggers, therefore I am nominating the following girls who most are brand new friends (except Candice and Momcat) - here's to new blogging friends : ( I also know some of my readers read my blog because I am from this little corner of the world, so explore a bit more in the Mother continent)

Candice @ Wolf's on safari - an American girl living temporary in South Africa
Cairo typO @ Wondering the world - a new friend who is just the most loyal commenter and who is at least currently living in Africa.
Jenty@Jenty's ramblings - a working mom and brilliant photographer
Lynette@A work in progress - what a gran - if I can only look like that when I am a gran.
Gillian@ A peak into our lives - a Scottish girl now happily South Africa
Momcat@Truth is stranger than fiction - mom of teenagers and loyal follower for a while
Girls, I don't even know if you "do" awards, but take it or leave it.

Hosted by Cecily
These black plastic motorbikes are a South African favorite. For the boys we got the "new improved" version, called a Y-bike, but the Lil Miss still has her old one and uses it. So how do you liven it up and more important, get it girly enough? So we did a bit of crafting:

You need:
One black plastic bike
Acrylic paints

And the result:

She loved helping mommy with this and is so proud of her personalised bike.


  1. Fabulous awards both!
    I love what you did with the bike.
    My little family and I have a photo shoot with Jenty on Sunday and I am so excited!

  2. Congratulations on your award! That bike looks awesome!!

  3. Cat - Thanks so much for the award. I'm working on the post at the moment. And yes my kids also had those bikes. They used to go for so cheap but are more pricey now and they are tough. Even much bigger kids end up riding them without them breaking! Not often you find that in a toy these days. Little Miss' bike looks gorgeous and she seems very happy with it.

  4. Thank you so much for the award!! :))

    It may take me a bit to post my answers but i promise i will. :)

    You must have a lot of shoes to not wear the same pair two days in a row. I think i'm on two months in a row now with my sandals. *blush*

  5. That bike is toooo cute!!

    Congrats on the award. Love your list.

  6. Thanx for the shout out!!

    Both my kids had the Barney version of this black plastic bike.

  7. Congrats on the awards! I'm terrible at posting about them and passing them on...I might have to adopt your Friday mode, too! ;)

    The bike turned out adorable!!

    Happy FF! :)

  8. Thank you for the award. MWAH!!

    I love that you won't wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row. So quirky!

  9. What a creative and fun mom you are!

    I can wear the same pair of shoes for several days, but I think my students notice and THAT is what motivates me to change! It's sick, I know.

  10. Thank you for passing on the award and for your kind words:) Now I have to think of 6 things my blog buddies don't know about me.

    I love how you jazzed up the black motorbikes...must remember that for my little ones.

  11. That bike looks really cool! I also can't stand keeping my shoes and jewelry on when I get home. In fact, on more than one occasion I have simply left my shoes in the car cause I take them off to drive and I didn't want to put them back on again!

  12. PS...I also am often in a rush to take off my jewelry when I get home from work - necklace and earrings especially - maybe b/c of the baby always grabbing at them. I also can't wait to take my contacts out each night and give my eyes a rest!

  13. that is too funny about you and your shoes. Congrats on the award and LOVE the bike.

  14. LOVE the bike! You made it look so adorable!!!!

    I never keep my shoes on if I can help it. LOL (I too take them off as soon as I walk in the door and if I wear jewelry, it's the soon as i get in.)

  15. Visiting from Mrs.4444's!

    Congrats on the awards!

    I was giggling at your shoe issues. I'm much the same way, except I refuse to wear the same shoes to work two days in a row. I work at a desk, my feet are hidden 95% of the time... like anyone would notice? But I care!!!


  16. Congrats on your blog award! And what a beautiful bike!

  17. Left an award for you on my blog. :)

  18. You may be new to fragmenting, but you are a natural! :) Thanks for joining in this week.

    I "do" awards, but I require gifters to jump through a hoop first; that way, they are careful about picking me, haha! See "Those Who Dared" in my sidebar if you're curious.

    I can totally see why you're excited about the photo shoot-those pics are priceless-I love every single one!

    Good job on freshening up your daughter's bike--You may have yourself a job now, since I'm sure other little girls will want the same :)

    The tea in bed sounds really nice.

  19. Love love love the motorcycle. You rgirl is creative!

  20. LOL love the bike! It's so girly now :)
    And as for the photos, I hope you do love them when you get them :)

  21. Congrats on the award!

    Stopping by from Friday Fragments.

  22. Awesome personalized custom bike make-over!


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