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Lessons from my Father

There are always two sides to every story and things are never as they first seem …

Of course you can do it! You’re stronger than you think

You can never force anyone to love you.

Live within your means and don’t take anything for granted.

Do whatever it takes to get the job done.

You can’t please all of the people all of the time.

Honesty is always the best policy.

It’s not WHAT you say, but HOW you say it.

Nothing lasts forever – accept the impermanence of life.

And chew with your mouth closed!


Love you Dad. Happy Father’s Day xxx

Love …

My beautiful boys and their gorgeous girlfriends …


You know how when you’re a fiery Aries woman, with Spanish and Irish blood coursing through your veins, going through PMS week and you get so fuck-off angry at a situation that you react by doing something totally impulsive, radical and permanent and then you look back on it a while later and think: “Crap, perhaps that wasn’t such a great idea after all.”




Happy Birthday Baby

You’re 20 today. Wow.

You’ve grown into such a stunning young man and I am so very, very proud of who you are.

I love you madly. Always.

Mom xxx

One week to go …

Cue the Jaws theme music …

Yeah. Staring down the barrel of The Big 4-OH.


Presents will make me feel a whole lot better though 😀

  • Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi
  • Kindle Lighted Leather Cover, Burgundy Red (Fits 6″ Display, Latest Generation Kindle)
  • Polo Sport by Ralf Lauren for Women
  • Euphoria by Calvin Klein
  • Exclusive Books voucher
  • Books 1-7 of the Meredith Gentry series by Laurell K. Hamilton (I have book 8. Fail.)
  • USB modem and some airtime so I can take my sexy Macbook out on the road
  • Woolies voucher – I seriously need new clothes and shoes for winter
  • Woolies voucher again – I need new bedding
  • Stodels voucher – my garden needs more help
  • Mr Price Home/@home voucher – I need to redo Son1’s old room to become my new “space”
  • Potted house plants (no, I’m not joking)
  • A big non-stick frying pan (totally serious)
  • Skull Candy ear thumps
  • Beach villa
  • Art supplies – canvasses, brushes, acrylic paints
  • Monin Watermelon liqueur (if you can find this, you’ll be my hero. Forever.)
  • A ticket to fly to Jozi (I want to meet so many people up there *sigh*)
  • Flowers, flowers, flowers
  • An invitation to spend some time with you

Ah man. Anything really 🙂 Times have been rather tough lately and I’ve not been able to buy anything for a while so I’d be happy with even a box of smokes, lol (That’s Kent Menthol, btw)

Oh. I don’t drink wine #justsaying 😉


The Smashing Book #2

Mmk, so I’m a bit happy about this. No, wait. That’s not true. I AM OVER THE MOON!

I got featured in The Smashing Book #2 😀

“The Smashing Book 2 is a printed book about best practices in modern Web design.”

This book shares valuable practical insight into design, usability and coding. It provides professional advice for designing mobile applications and building successful e-commerce websites, and it explains common coding mistakes and how to avoid them. You’ll explore the principles of professional design thinking and graphic design and learn how to apply psychology and game theory to create engaging user experiences.

And if you have a look in the first chapter, “The Principles of Great Graphic Design”, written by one of my design heroes, Matt Ward and the supremely talented Alexander Charchar, you’ll see … MEEEEEEE!

Isn’t that cool? I think so, heh.