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Pink-faced, penniless and pissed-off

Oh dear …

Sir G and I headed off last night to a little restaurant called Yum, in Vredehoek, to hook up with FeistyFemale and some other wonderful people to celebrate her big two-five birthday.


And it was … for a while. We got there, greeted the gorgeous Bev (looking quite spectacular in her turquoise party dress), handed over some flowers and a pressie, said our hallo’s to everyone and promptly ordered a beer.

So far so good …

More lovely people arrived …yakkity yak yak, chat about this, chinwag about that.

Take a little break, step back from the activity for a minute, to regroup and *BOOM*, it hits me! I’ve left my purse at home … AAAAAARGH!!! Dammit, I NEVER do that. And Sir G says: “Not to worry, I’ve got my wallet here and I’ve got cash, so we’re cool!”


More attempts to mingle, while dodging Mr Golding and that camera again!

Glasses are empty, time for another round, and off Sir G goes to place an order at the bar.

And back Sir G comes to inform me that he, errrr, doesn’t want to alarm me, he’s not quite sure what to do, but he doesn’t seem to have his wallet on him either!


How embarrassing! Seriously, we were dying … not a penny between us, ERK. Luckily and thank goodness, Cluckhoff came to our rescue and lent us some moola. (Thank you xxx)

*whew* again.

And then … disaster.

Sir G became *convinced* that he’d brought his wallet with him – he was SURE he’d put it in one of his jacket pockets before we left – and thought it may have dropped out somewhere between the car and the restaurant. And The Hunt began. Waiters, car guards, everyone pitched in to look for the missing wallet. It was nowhere to be found. We phoned home to ask the boys to see if was perhaps lying around there, but no luck!

I was really hoping that the wallet was here at home somewhere, that the boys had just missed seeing it and that we’d spot it when we got back – teenage boys are not renowned for being able to “find stuff”, right?

But we never found it 🙁

His jacket was hanging over a chair unattended for a while at the restaurant and the only (rather horrible) explanation is that somebody helped themselves to his wallet.

So poor Sir G has now lost about 900 ronds, his driver’s license, and his bank and gym cards and of course it’s a huge schlep to sort everything out. He’s not a happy Mullet

And I’m not exactly a ray of sunshine myself today. Hrmph. Feeling way too tired and grouchy for people. I’m just going to pop in my ear thumps, put my head down and gun it … so much wwwork!

Later my friends.

The art of mingling

HAH! You didn’t *really* think you were going learn that from me, did you?

Yours truly HAS been living as a hermit and firmly planted under a rock for the last 4 years you know! In fact, I highly recommend that to learn the fine art of working a room, you watch me at any event or gathering and do the exact opposite 😀

Last night’s Cape Town 27 Dinner at The Wild Fig was brilliant though. I’m SO glad I went (thank you Mom and JOC for being on Kid Duty so that I could attend. And for doing the dishes!!) Wow – so many brilliant and interesting people there … about a 100 I think. I so wish I could have connected up with a whole lot more folk, but I’ve yet to kick the old shyness habit hehehe …

Anyway, despite my MONSTROUS headache, shattered nerves and slight apprehension about going back to “our restaurant”, I still managed to have a good time and it was very cool to put faces to a lot of the names I’ve become familiar with over the last couple of months. What a brilliant bunch of inspiring people! I’m definitely signing up for the next one and I’m going to make a determined effort to shove my introvert self out of my comfort zone and mingle a bit more. Gulp.

Big thank you to Dave Duarte and Max Kaizen for organizing 🙂

[ I *tried* to stay out of Brandon Golding and his big ass camera’s way, but I think he still managed to “get me”. Urgh. ]

P.S. Thanks to those of you who “came out” to me with regard to lurking here. Luvvit! You know who you are 😀

And on a different note:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to FeistyFemale!!! A quarter of a century young today 🙂

Have a rocking day and we’ll see you later for big birthday celebrations Bev xxx



Video coverage of the October Cape Town 27 Dinner is now available to view on From the Couch.

Thanks David and Marc!