Thursday, 21 February 2013

V-Day

Three stories regarding gender-based violence have recently "shocked" the world: the rape and mutilation of 23-year-old Indian Jyoti Singh Pandey on a public bus in New Dehli, the rape and disembowelment of 17-year-old South African Anene Booysen in a small 'dorp' near Cape Town, and the killing of 29-year-old South African Reeva Steenkamp in her boyfriend's luxury residence in Pretoria. Read more here.

I consider myself very lucky to be with such a loving and caring man. He may not be into valentines day (he hates it :-( ), but because he loves me, he went out of his way to get me a single rose and a box  of my favourite chocolates as he does every year.



But love shouldn't be about luck. In fact, walking down the street and getting home safe shouldn't be about luck. But the story the world wide statistics tell, is that as a woman, if you haven't experienced some form of gender based violence, you a very lucky. So I set aside some time to rise up shout and dance with the world in a global movement against the abuse of women and girls on V-Day.


We have had enough!!!

Friday, 8 February 2013

Boob massage?!?


Yes, you read right. My Hubs paid for someone to fondle my breasts. Ok fine, it was actually for a full body massage, but this was the first I'd had were my boobies got special attention, other than from my hubs. I seriously thought it was my hubs idea of a joke, but then I thought, how would one even go about requesting something so random without getting embarrassed. Yeah well, according to my friend, who’s gets tonnes more spa treatments than I do, its perfectly normal. Some do it, some don’t.

This all happened this past Sunday at a nearby hotel and resort.My Hubs had a Karate seminar and since there were no spectators allowed, I had time to kill, so it was a champagne (and regular food blaaah) breakfast for me followed by a the fondle massage session.
My bear looking super cute all kitted up!



and POSE!

 
I don't often eat out by myself, and if I do, I don't spend too much time wherever I am, so I thought I'd be bored stiff. But with the bubbly flowing, the time went by so fast. I even got a visitor at my table. I completely freaked out and by the time I thought to take a pic of him, he'd rushed out (I think I may have freaked HIM out).
 
Monkeying around.
I was sooooo relaxed after the massage, I slept and entire 10hours. I've had a whirlwind of a start to the year, and with my regular 40hour working week, I've had to incorporate 30hours of studying a week. I don't know how every other part time student does it, but its been a battle. But I'm getting in to some sorta rhythm (yey for that!), and hopefully soon enough, I won't be able to imagine my life any other way :)
Have a good weekend y'all.
 
xoxo
 
 

Friday, 1 February 2013

What happened to January???

Umh??? Am I missing something?

If  January is setting the pace for the year, it's going to be a short one. Just the other day I was thinking I need to put together some New Years resolutions. Hmmm, I think I'll just wait for 2014.

It's been a hectic start to the year for me. All just a blurr really, but definitely productive! In between all my hard work though, I've managed to squeeze in a bit of fun. This past weekend, a friend of ours was in town from England. It was just so nice to catch up and meet new friends. One of his friends that I met that night has a cute little plane that he uses to commute between his farm and town. He offered to give me a ride the next day. I'd never been in one of these itsy bitsy planes, so I was super keen. Hubs on the other hand, not so much.


The itsy bitsy plane


SO EXCITED!!!


View of most of our little town


On the way out of town to our farm


Our house. If u look closely enough you can see my Hubs waving from the right balcony :)


A near by dam I didn't know existed. Will definitely visit it soon!



It was a bit windy and since the plane is so small, it was a pretty bumpy ride. I had such a jam, and now I'm definitely looking forward to jumping out of one of these babies soon.

Wishing everyone an awesome weekend!