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Cheerybye 2008

Yip, time to say adieu … it’s been real 🙂

It’s been a right flipping roller coaster too man! Wow … so many ups and downs but I think, despite all the other major events that have happened in the last 12 months that 2008, for me at least, will be remembered as my  “coming out” year – the year I *finally* ended my isolation from the world after the whole separation and divorce trauma, and started reconnecting with people. And it’s largely thanks to this here li’l blog, Facebook and of course (of course!) … Twitter.

So thank you to ALL of you for helping me get through an undeniably rough year, because you’ve encouraged, supported and cheered me on to do more than I ever thought possible at this stage of my life. I seriously had visions of becoming a nutty old cat lady but with YOUR help, I’ve started to live again.


Right then! I’ve just come back from an awesome evening on Scarborough Beach (I’ve never been there before, if you can believe that) and I’m now going to chill here at home with Sir G, watch a few episodes of L0ST and pop the champers at midnight. It’s a rather different way to spend New Year’s Eve, but it’s perfect – just what I felt like 🙂

Anyhoo, whatever you’re doing to ring in the the New Year tonight,
I hope it rocks and that you all keep safe out there.

Here’s hoping 2009 does not suck 😀


And the tree is done!

Untangling those lights is a real bitch!

They work!! *relief*

I’m the smallest person in the house, yet *I* have to try get them to the top of the tree??

Tinseling – Son#2 is getting a bit bored …

Yip, definitely getting bored hehe 🙂

Almost got it …


Success! Son#1 and the rest of us now are in hysterics waha!!!

Son#1 takes his tree decorating very seriously.  Son#2 would rather be Xboxing, I’m sure 🙂

Yeah – he’s very into it …

He just can’t resist juggling!

Heh 😀

Don’t ask me … seriously …

It’s obviously an IQ test … and the 3 wise men are clearly stumped!

I have no clue

And she’s done … woohoo!

Christmas lunch at Greens

So I took us all out to Greens in Gardens yesterday for our Christmas lunch.

Thanks to Chris for the venue recommendation – it’s a great spot, not too expensive,
the service rocked and the food was really good … my seared salmon was outstanding!

Tick tock

Only TWO hours till we go off for our Christmas lunch and then we’re officially closed for 3 weeks!!!


OMG, I’m sooooo tired today. Again. Went to the tweetup at Alba Lounge in the V&A Waterfront last night to hook up with some tweeple and meet some Vaalies – @SnowgooseSA and @nickjackson – down on holiday. And it was a very cool evening! Thanks to @andrevr for keeping me in drinks hehe … next time, it’s my turn, don’t forget!? Who else was there? @obox, @stii, @FeistyFemale, @ChristopherM and Fe, @_enzo … Man, I love these tweetups – it’s just brilliant to see these guys that I interact with online every day In Real Life!

But I stayed up waaaay past my bed time, got home at about 11.30, found a rather sad looking little sausage roll in my fridge to eat and then crashed at 12.30. And I overslept. Again. Sheesh … I really don’t know why I even bother to set my alarm these days!

Anyway, here we are, just 2 hours away from HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!

Hoping I can make it through Christmas lunch without passing out and planting my face in my food or something …

I’ll catch you all later – it’s time to set up those beautiful things called Out Of Office Autoresponders.


Only one more day

Thank Gary the Duck.

I am so ended! Mmk, I did get zero zzz’s last night (thanks to dogs, cats, mosquitoes, alarms and telephones) which certainly doesn’t help matters but I’m TIRED TIRED TIRED.

This year, although ultimately good, has been a tough one and the last 6 months have been murderously challenging!

So yeah, as much as I LOVE my work and all the fabulous people I share my business with, I am REALLY looking forward to the upcoming break … getting time to myself AND my house back for a while hehe …

Over the next 3 weeks I intend to do loads of reading, chilling at the pool, spending time with my boys, making some jewellery (haven’t done that for years!), watching a few movies (Madagascar 2 looks like fun), sleeping, watching tons of cricket, and perhaps even a bit of painting. I also have some projects I want to work on, but it’s in-house stuff so there’s no pressure and sinking my teeth into some funky new site design is just what I feel like 🙂

So, today is basically our last day – tomorrow is our Christmas lunch and then it’s a wrap for 2008! Woohoooooooooo!

Right now, I’m just taking care of a few small things, then its Christmas tree time (I’m SO not in the mood … the whole lights story just kills me bah!) and then I think I’m going to need a little snooze before tonight’s tweetup at the Waterfront or I’m just not going to make it! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting some new tweeps 😀