Friday, 29 July 2011

Stuck between two crazy choices

Sometimes I wonder what is the lesser of two evils:

  • Waking up at 4:45am so I can get to work by 6:00am - only done to beat traffic. This way it takes me just under an hour to get to work - and that is with little or no traffic. 
  • Or leaving home at 6:00am to sit for 2 hours in traffic, and that is just a one way trip.
At the moment I am doing the first option. Let's just say that waking up early is killing me. Then again, so would sitting in traffic. Sigh, I wish Johannesburg had a wide reach, safe and reliable public  transport system. I cannot wait for the day that S.O* and I get a place together - something more central. Until then, I will stick to craziness.

*S.O = Significant Other 

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Crafty stuff

I really do love winter for so many reasons. One of them is that it is easier to do craft work like knitting and crocheting. So this is my latest mitten like garment. I am making the same thing for a work colleague. And I am currently busy knitting a scarf.

Note to self: Do not ever become a hand model. 

Monday, 18 July 2011

Chocolate Monday

What happens when a chocolatier and a musical band come together? The release of a limited edition chocolate record. For the full story from Oddity Central, which you will want to read: click here. Thanks Tara for sending this to me.

Friday, 15 July 2011

We're dropping like flies

The Johannesburg office of the company in which I work has been hard hit by the cold and flu. Yesterday two colleagues stayed at home, one left early, another one came late but slogged through the day, despite feeling under the weather. In addition the S.O* had the beginnings of the cold, and the Female Parental Unit is sick. So if I am bed ridden this weekend from illness, I shall not be surprised.

S.O - Significant Other 

Monday, 11 July 2011

Chocolate Monday

See - there is always reason for chocolate and chocolate flavoured products. Dig in. Images found here: Imgfave

And on a total different note, a special mention to my S.O*. Today marks a decade we have shared a joint life path. Thank you! As the catchphrase from 'The Painted Veil' goes: "Sometimes the greatest journey is the distance between two people." May we continue to live with hope, learn together and love each other always.

*S.O: Significant Other

Thursday, 7 July 2011

It is that time of the year

Gosh, this winter in Johannesburg is really freezing! Not that I am complaining, I love the cold but I notice the following:

  • It is taking me much longer to dress up in the morning. If you're not from Johannesburg, you have to understand that homes do not come with in-built heaters. And since we have a generally warm climate, there are no such things as double glazed windows etc. You have to dress in multiple layers to keep warm, even indoors! 
  • I am eating much more hearty foods like soups, toast and stews. And just eating much more in general. It's like I am always chewing. Hahahah.... If I am not chewing, I am drinking copious amounts of green tea.
  • I am not a person that snoozes my alarm, yet in this cold weather it is very tempting. Then again, I do wake up at 4:45am. 
  • I get into my bed much much cosy up with my fluffy, soft blankets. 

Monday, 4 July 2011

Chocolate Monday

I found this image immensely hilarious! I cannot take credit for any of the creativity though. I found and took the pic from Imgfave.