Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I don't care if it's Wednesday. You will NOT wear cellophane. Get changed!

    I have a "Date Night" with The Boerewors coming up, because we haven't had one in a while.  

    Usually our dates involve us posting out kids out to family members for an overnight stay so that the two of us can have some quality time together and wake up in the morning with no kids to think about and lie in a wee bit and snuggle.

    Do you also have Date Night?  How often do you do it and what does it usually involve?

    For us, its usually dinner and back home for some snuggling and uninterrupted alone time rumpy pumpy.  Here are some new and fun ideas to use when going out on your date nights and they won't break the bank either!  Not sure which one to choose yet.

    Be amused
    Amusement parks are an excellent option if you are looking for a fun date idea. Unleash your inner waine and enjoy a full day’s activity, often for less than the price of a fancy dinner! Bring on the fucking roller coasters, unless they make you wanna puke.  Gold Reef City and Ratanga Junction are excellent homegrown options.

    Fore! Play
    This fun activity gives couples the opportunity to relax and enjoy the game while keeping some friendly competition alive.  Personally, I find this one a wee bit boring, unless we cop a quickie behind the 18th hole.
    Visit a video game arcade
    These places are filled with all of the latest video games as well as a few old fashioned ones that will remind you of your when you were little. Just grab some tokens and stay entertained for hours.  Not much together time as my Boerewors likes the "skop, skiet en donder" stuff whereas I like the Dance Stage Universe and Pacman.  So even if we play two-player, we both enjoy different games.

    Keep it in the community
    If you have planned your all-day date for a Saturday, then you will be able to find plenty of fun things to do. Check out your local newspaper for flea markets, garage sales and other community events that cost nothing to attend.  You could even check if there are any concerts or plays at local parks, or take in a fun workshop on pole dancing.  Just make sure you don't land up at a Scrabble Convention.  *Snore*

    Pack a picnic
    Take a drive in the country and find a quaint place to go for a leisurely walk through the woods or along a sandy beach. If you’re closer to the city, a botanical garden offers a wonderful backdrop for some secluded romance.

    Prepare a fun lunch that you and your lovey can enjoy on a picnic. Make tasty sandwiches, cupcakes and all kinds of other delicious treats that the two of you can eat just about anywhere. Don’t forget to pack a blanket for some summer lovin'.  Pity its the middle of fucking winter here.

    Exercise your grey matter
    Pub quiz nights allow you a chance to enjoy delicious hearty, well-priced, pub fare while you work with your team to answer as many general knowledge questions as possible, often with hilarious results! Prizes often include drinks and bar tabs – score! Check with your favourite local pub when their quiz night is.

    Go dancing
    Many clubs waive the cover charge if you get there early, so head out for some cocktail sundowners and get ready to dance the night away. FTV Cafes and Café Vacca Matta have excellent finger food menus if you dance up an appeteit.

    Laugh a little
    Participating in an improvisation class can be another fun date idea. Many comedy clubs offer these classes during the day. In the class you will be challenged to participate in several games that force you to think on your feet with hilarious consequences. Alternatively visit a comedy club at night and have a bunch of laughs.

    Go Swinging
    Not That Kinda Swinging (thats a whole other post) Visiting a local playground is another fun date idea. Many adults haven’t been to a playground since they were children and a nostalgic trip can help you to feel young again. Racing each other up the slide and seeing who can swing higher on the swings are fun ways to keep things lighthearted with your partner. See-Saw until your cheeks hurt with laughter just don't knock yer teeth out on the roundabout.

    Get sporty
    Playing a sport such as tennis or soccer is another fun date idea. Bowling or shooting pool are also good options if you're not really in the mood to play a team sport. The physical activity of this date will draw you and your partner closer together.  Spice things up and let the winner decide exactly what he/she wants the loser to do!

    Yes, it’s important to place a high value on your relationship and treasure your partner, but some of us need to count our pennies these days too. Fancy dinners and trips to the theatre are really special but with these ideas you'll save some of that cash and have some good fun.  Isn’t that what Date Night is all about?


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Caption My Freaky Photo Competition #7


    I think I'll start having themes from my weekly Caption My Freaky Photo Competition. 

    What do you think?

    Once again, I'm relying on you creative and talented Plonkers to help with suggestions.

    Pop me and email at  info@redpepa.za.net with your theme ideas.

    Caption This One, Bitches and win a free sample of a wee sumfink from The Daft Scots Lass!



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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Monday Music Moves Me


    Xmas Dolly hosts Monday Music Moves Me and this week's theme is Summer and the weather .

    Ella did this one first but I love Fantasia's version too.



    Couldn't forget my Jack White




    These two aren't related to the theme but I thought I'd squeeze them in







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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Conversations with Kaylin and her School Sports Day

    A conversation with my 5 year old Kaylin recently:

    *seeing a police car whizz by with flashing lights and whailing sirens*

    Kaylin:  Mum, if you are naughty, the police will come and put you in jail!  Like if you touch their stuff or something...

    Me:  Yes, love.

    Kaylin:  They put you in a room with bars and they lock it with a key and throw it away.

    Me:   Thats terrible! Then you really need to make sure you don't do anything naughty.  Otherwise, the police will come and handcuff you and take you away to jail.

    Kaylin:  Oh yes!

    Me:  What do you do in jail?

    Kaylin:  Nothing! You just sit there - all alone!

    Me:  What else?

    Kaylin:  And you don't get to see your Mummy or Daddy or Sister or Pickles [our cat]

    Me:  What do you get to eat in jail?

    Kaylin:  MUSHROOMS! ... and VINEGAR!

    Me:  Oh My, thats doesn't sound nice at all.

    Kaylin:  It's not!

    Me:  Gosh, I really don't want to go to jail.

    Kaylin:  Me either.... EVER!


    Kaylin had her School Sports Day yesterday and it was a success.  The weather was nice and sunny but still a chilly winter's day with everyone wrapped up in their winter woolies, jackets, scarves and hats. 

    Kaylin enjoyed running her race.  She was getting so impatient waiting for those few seconds that it took to run from the start to finish and hearing "Ready, Steady, Go!".


    The Opening Parade
    The Pram Race
    Mums and Dads Piggie Back Race

    Dads Beer Chugging Race
    Kaylin's race started off by holding dad's hand
    Then Kaylin realised she could go faster without Daddy
    Nearly there, Mum!
    I won!  Chuffed that she got a prize and a winning medal
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Friday, May 27, 2011

Get Back to your Cubicle and Think Outside the Box, Fucker!

    Whether your gig is playing a musical instrument like my guitar genius hero, Jack White or writing a song like Lennon and McCartney, written word like Shakespeare or creating something visual like a painting or sculpture.  They are all asked the same question :"where does it come from"?

    This is a difficult question to answer and got me pondering.


    My opnion, is that it all starts with a feeling.  That feeling creates a spark, something that kick-starts that passion within you.  Something may make you angry, jealous, sad, happy, frustrated...Its starts with that feeling. 

    The creativity kicks in when you display your individual method to express that feeling.


    It then moves to the expressive stage, gettting that feeling "out there" by producting a piece of work that you cannot stop or delay until all those feelings are expressed in a way that makes you feel satisfied.


    It needs concentration and pushing your boundaries of thought and method. But once its out there it is a huge relief.  The feeling of accomplishment when it is completed they exact way you intended it to.

    You've shared something with another human being. We only hope that in the process, we've made someone else feel connected to it.  Making them feel like they are not alone, that someone shares their thoughts.

    If you have made someone relate and agree - or disagree - the creative process has been complete.


    As long as it stirs some sort of emotion that starts the entire process off again.

    Yesterday I watched It Might Get Loud which is a documentary movie about three fucking awesome guitarists: Jimmy Page from Led Zeplin, Jack White from The White Stripes and The Edge from U2.  This made me think of the creative process and how it manifests...



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Caption My Freaky Photo #6 Winner Vlog....



    Congratulations to Aaron M. Gipson over at Leaving The Nest : An Expats Survival Guide who has just become a daddy of wee twin lassies and is the Winner of Caption My Freaky Photo #6.



    Guidebook on how to identify hallucinogenic cacti: $30.00

    Road trip to the desert with family: $150.00

    Coming back from your "walk" to see them all as judgmental pastries baking under the Nevada sun: Priceless





    Turn it up loud!!! I'm Talking about Zepplin!








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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Friday's Shoegasm, Fawk You and Walmart Booty Bouncing



    Take My Friday's Shoegasm button and post your favourite pair of  pretty shoes.  Top Shop has some awesome stuff but I couldn't have a Shoegasm without Christian Louboutin - The Fucking Genius when it comes to heels.
    
    Christian Louboutins
    
    Fun Circus Style Shoes

    Giuseppe Zanotti’s Multi-coloured pumps $599

    
    Mona Moore at This Next
    
    Top Shop $190
    Oh My Sweet Fucking Genius I have fallen in LOVE with Top Shop!  Take me there and leave me there if you wish.  Have you seen some of their stuff? Why or why do we not have a Top Shop here in South Africa?  My birthday is next month, Plonkers!  Send me some Top Shop Love!!!!
     
    Top Shop $128
    
    Christian Louboutin (The Genius) gives us the platform sling-back *double drool*

    Link up with Boobies and Christy for Fawk You Friday

    BWS tips button

    • Fuck you to the Doochebag interwebs whom I normally adore and love more than anything but this week while surfing it up, revealed who won American Idol before we got to see the finale here in South Africa.  That's just Bollix!
    • Fuck you to wee Bloemfontein lassie who married Nicolas Cage's son, Weston.  South African girls are certainly getting "out there".  Then again Fuck That, she can have him, he's kinda creepy actually.
    • Fuck you to the South African Lotto that picked my FIL to win a nasty sum of cash instead of me!  Och well, they say you've gotta play it to win it, right?  Go Dadio! 



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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

KFC Fail

    We got take out on Monday night.

    My Boerewors decided to treat us to KFC seeing as he got home early from work and we'd both had really busy days (and he knew I was still feeling delicate from the wicked Saturday night Alcohol Chug Fest).

    Anyhoo, we were so disappointed with the food.

    First Fail
    Not only was everything dirt cold by the time My Boerewors drove the 4km from Brackenhurst KFC to home, but the mash and gravy was a disgrace.  There was about 1cm of mash at the bottom of the tub and the rest was filled up with gravy.  It was a runny mess and it was only two thirds filled.  

    Second Fail
    My Boerewors ordered the KFC Bowl and was given a red plastic spoon which cut his lip from being split AND had someone else's dried ice-cream on it! Dirty Spoon?

    Third Fail
    You could see my burger had never been warmed up because the cheese was still a perfect square never to be melted by a hot beef patty or anything else hot for that matter.  

    The kids sprinkle pops was the only acceptable item from the entire R135.00 order.

    I guess someone was having a really bad day at KFC or else they're starting to skimp for bigger profits.

    Either which way its a disgrace.

    How the mash and gravy SHOULD look according to their website
    This is how MY mash and gravy looked - two thirds filled?


    This side view shows the minimal 1cm of mash at the bottom topped up with gravy.


    Very disappointed.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Caption My Freaky Photo Competition #6


    I declare this week's
    Caption My Freaky Photo Competition
    now open.

    Caption it and win and wee something from A Daft Scots Lass.



    This one makes me so hungry 
    I could eat a nun's arse through the convent railings!  Just gimme the chocolate one and no one gets hurt.

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Sam's Birthday Party. No. Correction, Alcohol Chug Fest!

    Firstly, I reveal some of the acceptable images of Sam's Birthday Party....

    Mel and Cheyna, Daft Mandy in the back

    The chocolate cake shooters. They really did taste like chocolate cake. 


    Besties




    Mel and Sam (the birthday girl)

    Posers!

    The Girls


    Great fun but the next day?


    I was regurgitating whiskey through my nose!  I thought my stomach was churning liquored butter!  I couldn’t pick my head up without feeling like it was going disengage from my staggering body.  Even my fucking eyeballs ached.  The kids wanted me out of bed at 6:30am but didn’t they know I only got home at 2am?  I think I was still half pissed when I got up.

    Jaysus, I wondered how I was going to get through the day. 

    On top of that we had a family lunch at a semi-posh restaurant to go to.  I didn’t know how I was going to make it!  Especially as my gut was doing an impersonation of an alcoholic tumbleweed.   I could hardly walk, let alone make polite conversation and pretend to be human.  Cool water on my face was my best friend after hanging over the porcelain.  Everything I was ingesting was revisiting my mouth 10 minutes later.  Urgh!  

    I spent the morning retching up most of the alcohol in my system. Then the dry heaves set in.  My belly lurches were causing an intestinal inferno.  I tried to take wee nibbles of dry bread to settle my stomach so I could make it to lunch. 

    I finally made it to the restaurant for lunch and I also managed to eat something and digest it!  My Cajun calamari would have tasted so much better without the peppering of puke.

    Never again!


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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Monday Music Moves Me

Saturday, May 21, 2011

And The Winner Is...


    The Winner of this week's Caption my Freaky Photo #5...

    I couldn't decided between cat and THUNDERCAT - hey they're both feline! I just realised that as I typed their names together. Well done kitties.  Email me at info@redpepa.za.net , send me your physical addresses and I'll be sending you a wee something.

    "Our emergency plan for dealing with the dreaded wombles eating pink aliens - bath tub, pink alien elimination gun - all to protect our womble" - cat

    and

    "When all hell breaks loose, we'll use this tub as a bunker...the dog should feed us for months" - THUNDERCAT

    You guys out-did yourself this week.  I can't wait for the next one.  Be sure to come back on Tuesday for #6. 

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Awesome South African hand made products

    This is Proudly South African website I came across last week and I go so excited about it. Mielie.com.  The Mielie Team weave handbags and homeware out of mielies (for my overseas readers, mielies is corn).  I just LOVE their handbags, they are so trendy, colourful and dead cute!




    Cozy Craft is another kewl website full of hand crafted South African sheepskin products made by women.

    These booties are the cutest, donchya think?

    Loving this hat!

    Give Chocolate Time a visit.   They are based in a Cape Town and they make beautiful and delicious hand-made chocolates.  Use them for any special occassion to design your own customised wrapper or packaging. Very flexible indeed! 


    Tanya Daniels is the creator of Enchanted Charms and makes the most adorable handmade jewellrey. 

    She does the cutest wee custom-made name braclets which are great as christening gifts or baby shower gifts.  

    Tanya has also created her own line of Twilight inspired Jewellrey for those who have the Twiddiction.  Go check her out.
     
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