Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lunch Time Rhyme

Me thinks it's lunch time. 
So here's a little rhyme.

Avo on toast with tea
Is what it shall be
Hot tea and crunchy toast

Are the things that I love most
A little TV while I eat,

Would make this day hard to beat
And then off to work I go

To make me some hard earned dough!

No Ordinary Love

This song is very special to me, it reminds me of when I lived in Germany, and boyfriend was still my flirtation. 

He would write me sweet messages over anything we could get, Facebook, MSN Messenger, (modern love) and send me cool music that I'd never heard of before.  I fell hook, line and sinker for his charms, I must admit, he was especially cute and original with his wooing. 

I look back to that time and realise how much I've grown up since then, and I really miss that time when life was this huge adventure, and we were just discovering each other's quirks, loves, favourite music and art. At the same time, I'm so grateful and happy that we've grown together over the years, and now know everything about each other, it's a very special kind of love that we have. 

Deftones did a Sade cover, "This is No Ordinary Love", and it is kind of our motto for our little love that we have. 

Love you boo!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cold Winter's Night

OH, it's so chilly here in Cape Town.

The air is crisp as I walk home, leaves crunching under my shoe. My breath hangs in the air like sparrows on the phone lines. I love this time of year, walking out in the open.

Everything seems so much brighter, the birds' song sounds more full of life, dogs have more bounce in their bound, it's just so lovely. And even though it seems more gray out, the sky is more pink and blue than ever, the metal telephone poles are shinier - bliss!

Here are some of my perfect winter evening songs. I like to cuddle in a blanket, have the window wide open, with the smokey winter's air drifting in, steaming cup of tea and a book while this is playing.


         Spot Neil Patrick Harris if you can

Something to Think About

I saw this pic on The Sartorialist's blog, and it got me thinking...

What is it in life that makes a young person who's lost a limb want to get  back on a bike, take a walk or even just go out in public? It must take such motivation and positive thought patterns. Sometimes I don't even want to get out of bed, let alone get dressed and ride my bike, and I have all four of my limbs nicely intact.

So let this photo be kick up the ass and go forth and live thine life, young blog readers.

Motivation for the week.


Friday, May 18, 2012

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday, friends! May your weekend be splendorous, lazy, funfilled and crazy!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Happy Cake Day

So it's not my birthday, but that's what I ate on my bday! Thought I'd just share some food porn, so we can all drool!

Beauty Recipe: Beer Shampoo

I'm constantly hearing about these make at home beauty rituals, and to me, most of them sound a bit like too much work!

I've made sugar scrubs, avocado face masks and they've all come out okay, so I decided to try this beer shampoo. It came out fabulously!

I messed around a little and the results were:

*Use lighter beers if you have lighter hair, I used a weiss beer, which smells a little better than most beers.

*Dark ale had a lovely and rich result, super glossy hair!

*I experienced quite a thick and full feeling, more body, so yay!

3/4 cup beer
1 cup of your fav shampoo

Simmer the beer until it's reduced to about a quarter cup, allow to cool. Then mix in the cup of shampoo, and voila, you're done

Luscious locks!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Recipe - Lemon Meringue

Editor's Postscript: Video is not working atm, will post later, for now find the full recipe here 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Celebrity Crush: Kat Dennings

Today's celebrity crush is the delectable Kat Dennings. I love her look! 

Super sexy, feline like, funny and a little sarcastic.

"There's nothing else I would rather do, unless there was a profession that involved cuddling bunny rabbits and kittens all day for money."

Well, isn't she lucky! 

While trawling the interwebs for Kat trivia, I found her strangely funny blog,

She's known for her dark hair and pale skin, but she has said "I've had people tell me to get Mystic Tan, blonde highlights, choppy haircuts, but I've made a conscious decision not to cave."

I have a guy friend who dies everytime she walks on set, so she must be doing something right!

I'll be back tomorrow, picking up on some forgotten rituals, Word of the Week, Monday's Movie. 

til then, ciao!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Rambling Bones

Lemme introduce the Rambling Bones, one of my most favourite bands in da world!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Recipe: Olive Tapenade

For my birthday I got the most amazing blender/food processor/ juicer.

I've been trying out a million recipes, and doing a bunch of experiments since then. I have just made an olive tapenade, and it was so, so simple I thought I'd share it quickly!

1 250g pouch of black olives
About 50ml olive oil
A few drops chili oil (I prefer this to chopped chilies, as it's not so great to bite into chunks of chili)
1 Red bell pepper, chargrilled and diced
1 bay leaf (chopped super, super fine)
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
2 tablespoons of chopped thyme
1/2 lemon juiced
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon red wine

Method :
Put in amazing blender and zzzzt!

With this recipe I kinda just chop and change depending on how I feel. Also, I always start with the olives, red pepper and herbs, then add the liquids carefully, as too much liquid makes you an olive sauce, rather than a paste.

I use this to spread on chicken, fish or just plain with pestos, hummus and other dips to make a nice cracker board.

The great thing is, it literally takes five mins to make!