Sunday, 31 July 2011

Quote about Life

Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said that it'd be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. - Unknown

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Shopping Trip

Went shopping with my sister this morning and we got really awesome accessories!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Tissues and Passport forms

Went to Pretoria today to put up a pin board in my flat and to go to the British high commission to get the forms to renew my passport - boy the security there is beefy! It's like going to the airport!

When we got to the BHC everything had changed and now I cant just hand in my forms, I have to courier them! So there go my hopes of getting this business done quickly! Not to mention that the forms will probably take a few hours to fill in - it's like a book of forms!

Then we went to Pretoria east to take Val, my parent's friend, out for lunch and my dad wanted to go to 'The Karoo' but when we got there the place was like a ghost town, and I don't like the idea of eating in a restaurant where you're the only customer...Anyways the lunch was actually really good, I had the chicken prego!

After a big lunch my body decided it was nap time and seeing as I probably only got an hour or 2 of shut eye last night I was definitely ready for bed! For some reason I couldn't sleep last night, I read 'til 11:30pm and then tried to sleep but that failed to I read until about 2am and still couldn't sleep, anyways hopefully tonight will be better!

I've got a bit of a head cold today so I'm hoping if i get an early night tonight I'll be right as rain tomorrow morning!

On the drive home I saw the most beautiful sunset - that's definitely one of my favourite things about living in Africa!

Monday, 11 July 2011

Meggie's Birthday Tea Party

All the yummy snacks! probably should have taken pics
before rather than after the masses had feasted!
Went to Megan's tea party today, it was a really nice afternoon and it was so good to see people who I haven't seen in over a year - in fact the last time I saw them was at Megan's birthday last year!
I really need to make more of an effort to see them!
Me and the Birthday girl!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Chocolate and Almond Macaroons

 For sometime now I've been obsessed with macaroons and to be honest I can't even remember what triggered this obsession. Maybe it was in an episode of Gossip Girl where Serena and Blaire were walking the streets of Paris whilst snacking on Laduree Macaroons!

My sister, Chloe, got me a macaroon recipe book for Christmas last year so that I'd be able to try my hand at making macaroons and today was my first time making them - I thought it would be a good idea to make them now seeing as its one of my best friends, Megan's birthday tea party tomorrow!

I've heard that they are quite tricky to make and you need lots of practise in order to get them perfect - and whoever I heard that from was certainly right because they were not easy to make and they've come out a bit cracked...okay maybe a lot cracked but this is only my first attempt.

I made Chocolate and Almond macaroons and I'm going to sandwich them tomorrow with a dark chocolate ganache filling! So they may not look perfect , in fact they look like little turds - LITERALLY see the pictures below, but they should at least taste good!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

New book

So I seem to be struggling to get to sleep at night so I thought it would be a good idea to get a book to read so that I don't have to sit in bed twiddling my thumbs! I brought 'Angels' by Marian Keyes from  the Readers Warehouse at Broadacres shopping centre for only R60, their books are much cheaper in comparison to places like Exclusive Books so if you're looking for a book and you're on a budget it's definitely a good place to go.

'Angels' by Marian Keyes synopsis:
"We will shortly be landing at Los Angeles International Airport. Please ensure your seat is in the upright position, that you weigh less than a hundred pounds and that you have excellent teeth."

Maggie Walsh has always done everything right. Sensibly. By the book. Thirty-three and married to Garv for nine years, Maggie ‘never did any of that nasty sleeping around business’, as her mother never tires of telling people. She has a good job, is responsible with money and never puts a foot wrong. Until the day she runs away to Hollywood, that is, leaving her husband in the lurch.

In LA Maggie finds that life couldn’t be more different. The primping, preening and partying are non-stop and even the palm trees are skinny. Staying with her best friend Emily, a struggling screenwriter, Maggie starts doing things she’s never done before. Like wearing tights on her head, mixing with film stars – even pitching scripts to studios – and much, much more. Including meeting the mysterious Troy, a man so non-stick he’s known as Human Teflon.

Follow Maggie on a journey of discovery, from suburbia to a suntan – taking in some heartache and lots of martinis along the way – as she discovers what she really wants in life and why she really walked out of her marriage ...