Posts Tagged ‘friends

29
Jul
09

20 things that make me happy…

We went to the Drakensberg this last weekend on our first holiday jaunt! It was FANTASTIC!!!!!! I have so many pics to share… so I’ll do a new post later!

🙂

But for now, I’d like do my 20 things… I saw Jeanette did hers and I loved it! So i thought I needed to do one as well… here it goes…

20 things that make me happy 🙂

1. Getting a kiss on my nose

2. Coming home from work and having tea and gossiping with my best friend

3. going dancing with the girls!!

4. cuddling up on the couch with my boyfriend

5. having coffee and long chats with my mom

6. going on holiday to the seaside!

7. getting a “pat on the back” for work well done

8. realising that the first campaign that I ran… people actually saw what I did!

9. Reading my sisters blog

10. having dinner with bryan (in fact… just spending my weekends with bryan!)

11. listening to the rain when I’m sleeping

12. buying shoes! and clothes! and MAC makeup!!!

13. snuggling into a blanket on a cold winters night

14. connor saying “HELLO LAINY” when I come home, and Erin calling me “LAINYBUGS”!!!

15. helping Bradley write and spell words (even though I’m not that good at it!)

16. coming out of a pilates class

17. having bubble baths

18. swimming in summer

19. summer evening Braai’s with my friends

20. watching the sunset

and one more…

21. having a cup of tea after a long day at work

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09
Jun
09

catch up (2) – Andrew & Bronwyn’s ‘Bon Voyage’ party

Last saturday Andrew and Bronwyn hosed their annual joint birthday party. They always throw awesome parties. Most of them are dress-up and always end up in great fun (and a very late night!)!!! 🙂 This year they had a Bon Voyage party. I was a little confused on what to wear because it’s winter and freezing at night so it’s difficult to dress up in this weather.

So Bryan and I decided to go as skiiers! 🙂 we thought that we could be ‘Bon Voyaging” to some awesome skiing place in Sweden! We looked really good!

Bryan and I

Bryan and I

Others dressed as pilots and air hostesses. Very clever costumes! Leanne and Dave had the best outfit! They looked gorgeous!

Dave and Leanne

Dave and Leanne

 

The pilots

The pilots

There was even a terrorist!!! ha ha ha. He was carrying a bomb and everything. If you wondering how he managed to get such a full beard its quite disgusting. His mother works at a doggie parlor so all the hair is actually fur glued on with pritt! Need I say more! 🙂

 

terrorist and frightened pilots

terrorist and frightened pilots

Alex and Natalie came as a business man and his sectretary! ha ha ha!!! Unfortunately I don’t have a pic of them.

But the party was awesome. They make great gluvine and caphirina… so you can only imagine how the evening ended! 🙂 We danced until the morning and had a wonderful party! Thanks guys can’t wait for next year!

Check out some pics from the party…

He's going on the "cane train"

He's going on the "cane train"

Rich and Bry

Rich and Bry

eeeekkk

eeeekkk

Nat and Richie

Nat and Richie

oh dear! :)

oh dear! 🙂

swedish ladies!

swedish ladies!

me and my best friend!

me and my best friend!

love and kisses

love and kisses

xxx

19
May
09

Photo Shoot with my best friend

On Saturday, Robz and I woke up before the crack of dawn to do make-up and get ourselves dressed and ready for our photo shoot with Jeanette.

A few weeks earlier, we all discussed the prospect of doing a TTD (trash the dress) photo shoot in our matric dance dresses. TTD is normally done in wedding dresses after the big day, so basically you can go wild and ‘trash’ your dress to get the perfect shot. I’ve seen some woman go MAD with some of these shoots… lying in the sea with their dresses, running through the bush and sometimes mud… madness! and so much fun. So… we decided that since we are going to have to wait quite a while for that to happen we would do it in our matric dance dresses. 🙂

Once slight issue… matirc was about 5 years ago, and fitting into the said dresses was turning out to be a problem 😉 In the end we settled on smart/evening wear for the shoot, but we also wanted to put a ‘funky’ spin on the photos.

So on Sat morning, J told us we needed to be up and ready at 6am to drive to Cheryl’s farm (which is in Magilsburg) to take the photos.

Her new farm is really nice. Big open spaces and of course, all the horses are there (which I love and miss dearly). The weather was horrible… it was FREEZING  and ended up raining half way through the shoot. But we has SOOO much fun!

The evening wear thing ended up not happening…it was just too cold to change, but I think we made the best of what we did wear!

The highlight of my day was having a ride on Warrior (Cheryl’s horse) He has not been ridden in a year due to some injuries, but I was privileged enough to have a wonderful ride while J took photos. It felt so good to be able to ride again! I miss it so much… he must have loved the ride, because when I let him free in the paddock when we were done, he ran wild, jumping and galloping across the field… It was wonderful to see!

All in all, it was an awesome morning and I’m so glad I got to do it with my best friend, Robyn! We have the most amazing pics now! Thanks J! 🙂

Check them out here on Jeanettes site!

Here’s a small taste…

elaine-and-robyn

in-front-of-tree

06
May
09

New to the blogosphere…

For the past week or so I have helping Charlene, one of my friends at work,  to set up her Personal Growth Weekly blog.

Her aim with the blog is to inform people and provide insight into some issues that are relevent to all of us in a working environment. She provides great tips on a number of these issues and will update her blog on a weekly basis with new topics of interest. The type of issues she covers are things like: How to conduct meetings effectively, tips on performance appraisals, coping with stress and how to manage people effectively.

I think that she will provideus with great tips and I hope you enjoy reading her blog as well!

Check it out here!

Congrats Charlene on entering into the world of blogging! I hope you enjoy it and that it brings you a love for the web!

29
Apr
09

Political Party

On Sunday night my friend Richard hosted a ‘Political Party’. Funny theme you are probably thinking, but we had so much fun!

We were asked to dress as any SA politician, which becomes rather difficult as you can imagine. But non-the-less, we tried!

Bryan (my boyfriend) decided that he needed to go as Rev. Meshu from the ACDP. Now you have to understand that he has an afro and of course is another skin colour!! 🙂 so I bought him an afro and he wore my BIG cross necklace. Rather strange site! 😛

So when I was deciding what in the world I could possibly wear, I thought maybe I shouldn’t support any party and go neutral. So luckily i found this shirt that said “One Nation” with an African outline. I thought that was good enough. I even thought of teasing my hair to make it look like an Afro, but decided against it… (i mean how stupid would I have looked) 🙂

Bryan, me and his AFRO

Bryan, me and his AFRO

I must say that if there was an award for the most creative costume it would have to be a tie between Lee and Richard. You know when ever Jacob Zuma is portrayed in a cartoon, they draw a shower head above him…well Richard decided he needed to do the same…

Richard and Marcel

Richard and Marcel

and Lee must have supported the VF…

Lee and his 'horsie'

Lee and his 'horsie'

HA HA HA!!!!!

The girls sat and chatted… like normal. We all needed to catch up. Since some of us are still studying while others are working, when we are all together we have so much to catch up on that we need some quality time to catch up!

The girls

The girls

Some other randoms from the evening… this is when a picture says a thousand words!!! 🙂

 

Assama and Trevor Manual

Asama and Trevor Manual

Bry, lee and horsie

Bry, lee and horsie

i look fine...

i look fine...

Gabz, Marcel and Jax

Gabz, Marcel and Jax

richie and  his awesome guitar

richie and his awesome guitar

ha ha ha - random marcel

ha ha ha - random marcel

me and bryan

me and bryan

nat, rich and marcel

nat, rich and marcel

burning
burning

I have an inability to explain this picture… but i can tell you it’s NOT a real person 🙂

...again...can't explain why he doesnt smile

...again...can't explain why he doesn't smile

 
All in all, it was an awesome evening…thanks Richie! Unfortunately I can’t post all the pics… I wish i could! 🙂
There was a mixture of political ‘faces’ and supporters… a great portrayal of the country 🙂
I have to say tho…next time, Richard, please choose an ‘easier’ theme…