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On Sunday evening a whole bunch of us went to watch Goodluck perform at The Oude Libertas in Stellenbosch. This was my first visit and I am absolutely in love!

It was also my first time watching Goodluck perform live and – although Z1 rant and raved about how amazing they are – I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did! I’m officially a fan!

What boggles my mind is how Juliet (the leadsinger) can jump around, dance and perform on those heels; I would’ve broken my neck a long long time ago! (I hope she has a good medical aid plan! Hehe!)

I ate way to much, danced on and off the stage like no-one was watching and enjoyed myself above and beyond what I thought I would! Perhaps the combination of a Savanna promotion, great friends, amazing entertainment and a cool crowd is what makes a good time; great! Overall it was a fun (yet relaxing; believe it or not) experience and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end my very busy (work-filled) weekend!

I HIGHLY recommend them!
J

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There are very few people in this world who can say they love their jobs; well luckily I’m one of them – I adore mine.

As this is quite a strange fact you may be questioning the statement; well to put your mind at ease – the main reason why I love my job is: The beauty it comes with.

While at the Canal Walk Bridal Expo I’m intrigued by all the brides-to-be and their (willing or non) fiancées – browsing and asking questions. So excited for what their future holds; excited about all the ideas and newest trends. Sometimes it happens that you get use to all the prettiness that is the wedding industry, and you forget that it holds such a special meaning to these bridal couples.

Being part of their love journey is what makes my job so amazing; yes you have your off days and yes people still get upset about the smallest things but to them – it’s important; they’re planning their big day – and they are allowing you to join them on their journey; to me it’s an honour more than a job!

 

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Last night I attended the annual kykNET Fiestas – a glamour filled evening with celebrities, great performances and the reason why we attended this prestigious occasion; to celebrate and acknowledge the actors, actress, performers and visual art artists who made Afrikaans theatre what it is today!

It’s a evening where you can dress to your heart’s desire – flowy dress, full face make-up, high heals… mirrored ball war hats – yes; you read correctly! Let’s just say some of the attendees won’t be going on Skattie wat dra jy‘s best dressed list!

My Outfit:

Dress - YDE / Clutch Bag - Edgars

Overall it was a fantastically fun evening which ended on quite the…LATE…note but nontheless; everybody had a blast!

Here are the full list of winner for kykNET Fiestas 2012:

Best Actor
Brendon Daniels – Rooiland

Best Actress:
Wilna Snyman – Klaasvakie

Best Supporting Actor:
Neels van Jaarsveld – Lot

Best Supporting Actress:
Esther von Waltsleben – Agterplaas

Best Director:
Jaco Bouwer – Rooiland

Best Theatre Design:
Nicola Hanekom – Lot

Best Performance in a Music Driven Production:
Karen Zoid – Malaika / My Engel

Best Performance in a Solo Production:
Shimmy Isaacs – Howzit my bra!

Best Newly Created Afrikaans Production:
Rooiland  – Jaco Bouwer and Tertius Kapp

Best Upcoming Artist:
Tertius Kapp – Rooiland

Best Achievement in Classical Music:
Ben Schoeman – Performance of compositions by Franz Liszt

Best Achievement in Dance Theatre:
Namjive dance company – Mense van Mense

Best Achievement in Visual Arts:
Diane Victor – Featured artist of Innibos

Best Production:
Lot

Most Popular Fiësta Presenter:
Willem Botha

Most Popular Festival:
Innibos

Lifetime Achievement Award for Theatre:
Louis van Niekerk

Lifetime Achievement Award for Music:
Mimi Coertse

Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature:
Elsa Joubert

And our night in pictures!

Myself and Z2 (Dress- YDE)

Z2, C and Myself (Dresses - YDE; you may start noticing a pattern.) P.s - the way in which I positioned my head is quite an odd angle. hmmm.

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Vandag se post sal in twee tale gedoen word want ons vier vannaand die who’s who van die teater by die Fiesta Toekennings wat by Artscape in Kaapstad plaasvind!

KykNet het al die stops uitgeruk – tesame met hul BLOU TAPYT!

Ek’s vreeslik opgewonde!!
Ek dra vannaand Oranje en Goud – burnt orange klink beter!

Ek sal more ‘n paar kiekies oplaai!
Oor en Uit!
J
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I just got back from a meeting; I’m from Cape Town, he’s from Johannesburg.

While discussing work related issues one thing in particular came up; does Cape Town residents believe in building relationships more, rather than people from Johannesburg who’s main aim seems to be work, work, work, money, money, money? (I’m not referring to any one in particular; definitely not the guy from my meeting.)

Or perhaps it’s just my way of thinking?

My aim from now onwards is to build relationships and maintain them throughout my life on earth – life really is to short for grumpy people!

There you go; my 10cents for the day!

J

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So after much speculation and weighing of options; I decided to rather go to the gym than exercise outdoors!

This may seem strange as I was in town, had to endure 5 ‘o clock traffic and my petrol light – very appropriately – switched on, but I managed to keep calm and take the high road!

I am very happy about my decision as just then, I received an email from Z2 – she wasn’t feeling all that happy! Now, usually I would suggest wine and in a way I did but Z2 suggested our tradition – a red cuppachino from Woolworths! She did end up having wine – I didn’t – but I suspect she needed it a tad more than me!

After our catch up I did manage to visit the gym; and I had one of the best sessions ever – it may have been that mixed berry smoothie…or the fantastic chat I had with my friend! I am CERTAIN I needed Z2 more than she needed me! Strange how that works out; right?

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I don’t often exercise in the great outdoors – I much prefer a air-conditioned environment – but as I had a training session scheduled for today (which unfortunately had to be cancelled) I thought, “Why not grab the opportunity and take on the Promenade!” This will only include a Jog which is quite a relaxed exercise regime in comparison to my usual training.

My outdoor training experience (if you can call it that) started last week – when I was still a virgin Lion’s Head Climber/Walker/Runner; that’s no longer the situation. {YAY!!}

Now; I won’t go as far as to say I’ll be able to take you on a personal Hiking Tour but I’m sure I’ll be able to figure out – some way or another – to get you up and down the mountain! (That’s a good way to start; right?)

Now the only question is, “Do I take on the Promenade, Lion’s Head or the familiar gym?”

What do you think of out door exercising?

 

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