Category Archives: Sleep

Happy New Year!

[caption id="attachment_318" align="aligncenter" width="333" caption="The entire cast of this blockbuster started in community theatre."][/caption] I know that most of you have already made your resolutions and I am one of you in that sense. My first resolution is to finish the Shanduka Coal Middleburg fun run  that is going to be happening on the 28th…
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What weeding through 2012 trend forecasts taught me about Social Media

[caption id="attachment_320" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="I stumbled upon this and loved it"][/caption] I am a researcher at heart, I love to gather information and every time I go “oh, so that’s what that is!” I come alive – this is why I hoard books. My book hoarding is so bad it has spilled over into my…
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2011, you’ve been awesome!

[caption id="attachment_229" align="aligncenter" width="466" caption="Billboard, I believe that ALL of Adele has earned the right to be on the cover. Just saying, for next time, when she comes at us with 23"][/caption] This has been a great year! Fashion and design saw the return of colour , the social networks influenced and fueled people’s uprisings,…
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THE THREE MUSKETEERS ARE GOING ON THE ROAD!

I must admit, I was very disappointed when I walked into Musketeer base (my parents’ home) and found it looking like the usual holiday spirit threw up all over it. Nothing in particular jumped at me as especially chosen for the occasion; not one ornament or decoration said it was put up just to honour…
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How I beat Zombieitis

This has been a really busy and extremely stressful year; and according to The Better Sleep Council  the number one thing that people are vulnerable to is the zombieitis bug , which has been going around for a while. The zombieitis bug is an epidemic that affects both adults and children and leaves suffers with…
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The festive season on the run

While some of my good friends prepare to take it easy and slow; to be with family and become jumping castles for grandchildren I am going the opposite direction. For the past four months I have been training for a race that’s going to happen at the end of January 2012. The Shanduka Coal Middleburg…
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A lady of leisure

[caption id="attachment_232" align="aligncenter" width="409" caption="Yasmin, Helena, Cindy, Naomi and Eva make up the "Supers" shot by Jonas Akerlund for Harper's Bazaar"] [/caption] I’m looking forward to the festive season! I’m looking forward to seeing my best friend who spent the last eight months in Seoul, apparently the beauty industry there is booming, which is good…
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Planning to plan

[caption id="attachment_327" align="aligncenter" width="670" caption="Mother's day sticky notes"][/caption] Schedules are what my life is made up of – drop off and pick up at extra mural activities schedules are the centre of my universe. My fridge is covered with sticky notes and my computer and cell phone are filled with reminders to buy ornaments and…
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It’s the Season to Give, Let’s give Back to the Environment

I was asked to give a presentation on what people can do to have an eco-friendly festive season (Day of Reconciliation, Christmas day, New Year’s Eve day and New Years day) at one of the corporate companies I work with; this over and above the DOs and DONTs for the company itself. It pleases me…
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Secret Santa and all things tacky

If there’s one thing about my line of work I hate more than anything it has to be office Christmas and closing party mash-ups. I hate them more than I hate PowerPoint presentations that look like they were done by a computer illiterate grade three student – I do realise that computer illiterate/not computer savvy…
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