I would totally use it to get a hair cut and treatment. Haven’t been to the hairdressers in nearly a year. Winter is playing havoc with my pretty locks
I have sent you a mail, please mail me back and I will send you your Groupon voucher!
I’ve said on Twitter before how proud I am of Aaron for his manners. His teacher tells me time and time again that he is the most polite child she has ever met. That he always says please and thank you.
This makes my mama heart swell with pride!
Its something that my dad was very strict about. We had to have manners. Please and thank you. Getting up and giving your seat to an adult. My brothers were taught to take off their caps when a lady entered the room and they were taught to open a door and let a lady go through first. They were also taught to open a car door for a lady.
This is something that I am trying to teach my children too and it seems to be working.
One of the other things that we have (finally) taught Aaron is not to say ‘what’ or ‘huh’ when he wants you to repeat yourself. He now says ‘pardon’. It is too cute!
I was given a bit of a mama pride boost yesterday again.
We went to a birthday party and Aaron had eaten a sucker. I saw out the corner of my eye that he was looking for somewhere to put his empty stick and I saw him ask the nearest adult where the dustbin was, he then went off and deposited the stick in the bin.
About 10 minutes later the adult, who happened to be the birthday girls granddad, came up to me and told me how impressed he was with Aaron, firstly for asking where the dustbin was and not just throwing his sucker stick down and secondly for how polite he was, he had said excuse me when he asked his question and said thank you once he was told where the bin was.
I am so super proud of my little mensch!
So many yummy choices…
I love the refresh and repair pack they have going this week.
Hair mask, bath crystals, chocolate pudding (!) bubble bath, cellulite scrub, body polish and a face mask. All for the unbelievable price of R350 (usually R520!)
Who wouldn’t love that?
Oh and enter the competition!!!
Im so excited to be able to run another competition on my blog! I love giving things away and making other people happy
Today I have a R500 Groupon voucher to give away to one lucky winner. How cool is that?
You can use the voucher on any deal on the groupon.co.za website.
All you have to do, is tell me in the comments, exactly what kind of Groupon deal you would like to spend the R500 voucher on?
You can take a look at the Previous Deals page to get an idea if you like.
For an extra entry you can tweet the following ‘ I want to win the @Groupon_ZA voucher from @Gnat_J http://bit.ly/Kc0sCP ‘.
Please leave a separate comment letting me know that you have tweeted.
Thats it. Easy peasy!
Now for the T’s and C’s (my husband is a lawyer you know, I get into trouble if I dont mention these)
Dosage: 30mg per day
Skin issues: My skin is still slightly red and a little bit swollen on the sides of my nose, I’m not sure if its a remnant of the cyst or if its some scaring under the skin but I’m not too worried.
Side effects: My lips are very very dry, and in fact, I woke up the other morning with blood on my pillow from my lips. I am using Lansinoh (a pure lanolin nipple balm for breastfeeding moms) at night since it is so thick and lasts the whole night. During the day I use LipIce Med+ or whatever I can lay my hands on.
My skin is very dry, especially my arms and I am bathing myself in body lotions.
Improvement: Touch wood, spit on the ground, cross all my bits, I haven’t had any new cysts!!
Yesterday, Siobhan tweeted that she felt like being interviewed. I love asking questions and finding out what makes people tick, so I popped her a mail and here we have it, the very first ‘Who are you?‘ interview on my blog.
1. If you had a super power, what would it be?
I think I’d like to be able to do magic, like be able to make inanimate objects comes to life. (I’m kind of into Dynamo: Magician impossible right now). Or control the weather. Storm was my favourite Xmen character.
2. How do you pronounce Siobhan?
Sh-ah-von. It is Irish and means a gift from God or God is gracious. That being said, now everyone will understand why I call myself V.
3. What made you decide to ‘create’?
I’m a very creative person so I always need to be creating. I started jewelry making because I wanted to give other people the chance to wear unique pieces to make them feel special and unique. I create to make someone else feel great and inspire them to be unique I’d say. (Did I answer this creating correctly lol?)
4. Where do you draw inspiration from?
From everywhere. Sometimes I dream things up, sometimes I see things, shapes or colours in shops. Sometimes while reading a book or listening to music. Even from pinterest at times.
5. When you were 10, what did you want to be?
When I was 10 I wanted to be a dancer.
6. What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever been given?
7. What is your favorite quote?
I have 2 actually: For we walk in faith not in sight – 2 Cor 5:7 And, God dwells within you as you – Eat, Pray, Love.
8. If you had R1mil what would you do with it? (You can’t give it to charity or pay off debts, it must be purely for you)
This is the hardest thing for me to answer because I’d give to an animal shelter & my family before I got to myself BUT ok… Let’s think. I’d buy a house (like houses go for nearly a mil so um yes) and have a quiet/meditation/prayer/
9. Where do you see yourself in 20 years time?
In 20 years time, I’ll be 45. I hope to have my business successful – own an etsy shop, be making good sales online as well as at craft markets or in stores. I hope I’ll have a baby growing up. And I hope to still be holding hands with G.
You can find V at the following places:
Cape Town was lovely. The weather was perfect and we got to spend a whole 8 days with the family. Unfortunately we never got to do a proper tweet up but next time we will make it a priority!
So a few photos and a bit of text (I spent most of the time running around after the kids so not that many photos)…
We started at the SLOW lounge at the airport. Highly recommended if you can get in. I loved these clocks as you walk in
We stayed at the Southern Sun (Tsogo Sun) Newlands and the kids made themselves right at home.
We befriended some seagulls at the waterfront and unfortunately didn’t get to go on the Wheel of Excellence, I could just see the total meltdown from Aaron if we had tried. Next time we will make a plan for the adults to have a go.
We spent a lovely day in Hout Bay, we took a walk in the harbour, had a fish and chip lunch and even saw some seals getting fed. In fact Paul caught a seal and a seagull having a fight over a fish. The seal got the fish and the gull got away so I reckon they were both happy…
We ended that afternoon with a walk through Kirtenbosch Gardens.
Faith ended the day enjoying an ice cream
In Franschhoek we had lunch at our favourite pancake place. This sign in their courtyard just says it all
On the way back from Franschhoek we stopped at Fairview for a bit of a cheese tasting, let me tell you, Aaron had the ladies in a flutter, tasting all the different cheeses and telling us which he liked and which he didn’t and which tasted like pizza ( I wish I could remember which one that was!) We also got to have some fun with some very hungry fishes.
On the Friday night the entire family (and the retinue) from the brides side and the grooms side got together for dinner and Aaron was such a star, he even wore the ‘fancy’ shirt and his new black smart shoes.
On Sunday the family gathered together for the wedding of my brother in law, Asher and my new sister in law, Megan. The day was absolutely beautiful. The weather played along, the food was outstanding, the decor absolutely stunning.
The wedding was held at the Vineyard Hotel and Spa and the venue was so beautiful. We all met there for breakfast the following day and afterwards took a stroll through their gardens. So pretty and tranquil.
Even though we didn’t do a proper tweet up, I did get to meet Lovely Light on the morning that we left for Johannesburg. I had won a competition on her blog for a pair of hand beaded earrings and instead of having them posted to me I collected them in person. It was great meeting Lovely Light and I hope that the next time we are in Cape Town we can do a proper tweet up and spend more time chatting.
One last pic of the happy couple!