Oh boy, I actually have very few early memories.
The one that I do remember is the day my mom locked herself out the house.
I must have been younger than 7 because I don’t think either of my brothers had been born yet.
I must have been older than 2 because I was sleeping in a bed.*
I was having my afternoon nap and the next thing I remember I was woken up by my mom knocking on my bedroom window.
She had locked herself in the garden (having a smoke Im sure) and couldn’t get back inside.
I remember her telling me to stand on the overturned dustbin and to reach for the door handle (she had closed the door when I fell asleep).
I remember climbing onto the plastic dustbin and the dustbin kept collapsing under me. It probably wouldnt have helped if it didn’t collapse, I was too short to reach the handle anyway!
*Edited to add: My mom confirmed that I was 2 at the time. Also she said that I didn’t manage to open the bedroom door and subsequently she was locked out until the maid arrived to let her in.
Im choosing 10 random thoughts from the last few days…
We were so spoilt. When we arrived we found out we had been upgraded from a luxury room to a loft suite. Wow! So much of luxury and spoiling. The bathroom alone was bigger than Aaron’s room. We had a balcony with the most amazing view and a sitting area that played host to a bottle of champagne and six chocolate covered strawberries on our arrival.
We were treated to a romantic turn down service which consisted of long stemmed red roses, white rose petals on the bath matt and beside our bed, candles ready for our bath and our bath robes laid out and ready for us.
Dinner was a five course wonder. We each had a different menu, great for sharing over romantic candle light on the restaurant balcony. We started with sushi followed by lobster and langoustine ravioli. Next was a palette cleansing sorbet. The main course of lamb, potato and veggies was next. We both had lamb but each was prepared differently. This was followed by deep fried camembert and cranberries for Paul and haloumi cheese for me, we swapped that course around. Dessert was a chocolate brownie with ice-cream for Paul and a cheese cake and strawberry compote for me.
We literally rolled into bed.
Breakfast was amazing, a full continental breakfast as well as poached eggs for me and an english breakfast for Paul.
Throughout our stay the staff were amazing, always smiling and ready to help in any way. Definitely five star service!
We were very sad to leave after breakfast but what a treasured memory. If only we could spend every anniversary/Valentines in such opulent surroundings…
*All images thanks to Paul
A few days ago, while playing Scrabble on Facebook, I noticed an ad for Wicount Joburg in the righthand panel. At the bottom of the ad it said that Syllable was a fan of the page. So, I clicked through and saw that the page was running a competition to win a nights stay at the Westcliff Hotel on Valentines weekend.
I thought what the heck and became a fan of the page and entered the sweepstakes.
Yesterday as I was ready to head out the office for lunch I got a call from Paul saying that he had a call from one of the guys at Wicount to say that I had won and that they were waiting for me to respond to the email they had sent!
Holy crud buckets! I won!!
What makes the prize even more special is that not only is it for the day before Valentines day but Friday is our 4 year anniversary!
What a way to spend it!!
Thanks again guys for the amazing prize!
*Image Credit: Wicount Joburg
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I try not to make resolutions as I tend to break them and then feel very disappointed with myself. As for 2010? I would like to be more adventurous, try more new things and push my boundaries a bit.
That was one of the questions in the 2009 in review meme i did.
I pretty much always go for the ‘safe’ option with clothes, I have a few ‘out there’ pieces but mostly plain and basic colours. Today I found a dress and a tunic top at Mr Price. Below is me pushing my boundaries, trying new things and being more adventurous.
*Images thanks to Paul Jacobson aka Hubband
Today’s Female2Female Blog Challenge:
If I could finish this Gd damn report I would be the happiest person alive!
In my kitchen cupboard I have cake baking stuffs.
On my desk I have a huge mess, but I need to finish that report before I clean it all up.
Image in my head acidicice’s sweet sweet Eli.
In the middle of my to do list book a service for my car.
I am dreading Friday morning.
Right now I want to be finished this bloody report!
I think I am not going to finish it today.
Going to have sushi for lunch with the girls!
Once again Laura at Female2Female has given us a thought provoking and exciting task.
My nomination is for a woman who gives 150% of herself in every aspect of her life.
From being an amazing, supportive and loving wife to being a fantastic friend.
From working her gorgeous arse off to volunteering in many many organisations.
She works tirelessly to promote Israel.
She gets involved in the community.
She is always there for me with a quirky smile, a hug and a cuppa or even a smile inducing sarcastic chirp.
I have never met anyone with as much zest for life as she has.
Even when life has thrown her a few curve balls she has a smile on her face and a positive attitude.
If anyone is deserving of being called a Phenomenal Woman, it is her.
I nominate Rolene Marks!