Monday, 23 August 2010

Monday musings

We had a good weekend - really good. I went to my ever so fab. hairdresser on Saturday morning and feel revived, as is my hair colour. But I will have to leave the weekend report for tomorrow as clever me left the camera and memory card at home. 

So this week I really want to get the decluttering program going at home I am going to try and do one small area each night - this may be over ambitious, as I am often really tired in the evenings, but wish me luck!

Bookclub will be at my place in the beginning of September and I need a few suggestions from you, my friends for books to buy, but also for dinner ideas. A lot of the girls do lasagna or bobotie etc, soup in winter or salads in summer. I want to do something different. Last year I did chicken pie and salad, the year before my famous homemade pasta with carbonara or seafood sauce. Any suggestions? It is the start of Spring, but as we all know the beginning of September can be nice and warm, but also freezing.

So, onto some blog fodder - I was tagged by Blackhuff for this. 

1. What is your signature color?
I don't really have one, I wear heaps of colours - a bit of a peacock really. But my favorite is a light blue with purple undertone - I believe the correct name is Periwinkle. You almost never find clothes in that shade - if I see it, I buy it. My lounge in my flat used to be painted in it.
2. Your most embarrassing moment?
There are many - I am really clumsy. But falling with my handbag in Woollies and spilling everything all over the floor is pretty much up there.

3. Would you ever get anything pierced other than your ears? If yes, what?
I have no others, but if it was not for those bloody post twin extra skin rolls, I would have loved a belly ring.

4. Are you a social butterfly or a homebody?
None of the two really.People often think of me as an extrovert, I come across like that, and in business I say my say. But walking into a room of strangers is really overwhelming. I am seriously nervous about going to my first ladies on lunch. I am much better on a one on one level.
 I do like to spend time at home, but do get cabin fever - in fact, our whole household is prone to cabin fever.
5. Are you done having babies or do you want more?
Really, really done.

6. Are you loyal to your hairstylist or are do you try out every salon in town?
I would possibly rather change my gynea than my hair stylist. (although I think I will keep Dr Barbie as well). Mariette is the only person that knows what number my natural hair colour is ;-)
7. How many times have you moved in your life?
Only 8 times since birth - so as I am almost 42 I guess it is not too many. But I hate moving.

8. If you could plan your dream vacation with just you and your love where would it be?
I would love a second honeymoon to an island - Zanzibar sounds great. We were planning one for our 10th anniversary at the end of the year but we have decided that it is not feasible with the boys. Maybe in a year or so. Touring through the Italian country side (Tuscany etc) would also be great.

So I am not tagging someone specific, but please take it if you need some blog fodder.


  1. Thank you for doing the post in which I tagged you :)

  2. I have a delicious Chermoula Chicken which is dead easy - all ingredients from woolies. Let me know and i'll mail it to you?

    Yay to new haircolour - so know the joy that brings to your soul!

  3. Book to buy: The lost boy, by Aher Arop Bol - only heard review of it, and bought the book. But haven't read it yet!
    Hair colour always feels like a make-over to me :D

    Have a fab Monday, and glad you enjoyed Van Gaalen's!

  4. Glad to hear you had a great weekend :-)

    I haven't managed quite a daily declutter since I started but I have stuck with it and we're making slow but steady progress. Some nights I can only face a 5 minute job and sadly I'm running out of those very quickly!

    How about a risotto? Garlic prawns and spinach or chicken and pumpkin are my favourites.

  5. I will take it!

    Please post your pasta recipe.... pasta, salad and garlic rolls are always good though.

    Otherwise a nice curry and rice - yummmm.

    The pie also sounds good - what about individual pizza bases and make your own pizza night (go to fruit and veg and get them to chop up mushrooms, onions, pineapple, avo, etc.)

    ACTUALLY food is food - everything is good.

  6. I have been decluttering too. It is almost like nesting for the new school year:-)

  7. I've got a hair appt tonight, too! Can't wait to freshen it up!

    As for food - I host a club meeting at least once a year here and some of the ideas I've done include: Taco Bar (taco, nachos, taco salad, rice, beans, chips, salsa, guacamole, etc) served with Margaritas! Another idea is a Baked Potato Bar with all the fixins. I've also done White Chicken Chilli & salad and bread.

    What are you reading for Book club this month?

  8. @Barb - we do not read a specific book at the same time. We each contribute an amount an build up a "library" from where we loan books and report back on.

  9. LOL about being "really, really done". haha

    I think i am the same. I appear like I am an extrovert but I am freaking out on the inside. UGH

  10. We need to see the new hair colour! Lots of interesting info in that tag.

  11. Great answers. Joel and I did a 10 days trip to Italy. It was my favorite trip yet. We fell so much more in love! How can you not? Italy is so romantic!


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