Saturday, August 31, 2013

denim and black

There is no better therapy than retail therapy. I spent nearly three hours just shopping around spoiling myself. You would think I would leave with bags full of things , but I narrowed it down (just a little) and ended up with this...

Mr Price el cheapo sandals.... Because let's face it its summer tomorrow, what is spring even?! ;) 

And this is my new favorite item of clothing, I may even wear it to bed. I got it from some Chinese shop called Pandora, some special finds in that store if you look hard enough!

Is it okay to not be the brightest in summer? All I ever seem to buy is dark colors, white or denim.... I think I'll just have to invest in more colorful shoes ;)


Thursday, August 22, 2013

scribbling my way to success

I write, a lot, I write so many things down that my bag is filled with post-its and folded (dog-earred) paper from months ago. 
These get thrown into my handbag on a daily basis and end up swallowing my car keys so often I end up on the floor of parking lots tossing it all out again. 

So what do I write...

Plans, budgets, ideas, thoughts, quotes and most of all projects. I have started so many projects and only end up finishing a quarter of them. I get so annoyed with myself for not sticking to anything, but the truth is I get bored, very bored, very quickly. It's a disease.

For example: (and she writes another list)

I started a dress making course (3 years ago): still to be finished. 
Sewing tons of little bows for clips: "cute" ain't in fashion no more Kirsty.... wave goodbye to that thought.
A photography plan of action: I'm still working on this one, but not as hard as I could be. You see I have come up with tons of ideas and plans, but my camera is no where to be seen. Kinda defeating the point am I right?!
Agility with Mila: I am still in the process of this one, we are training towards it so thank goodness for that. I can't wait to tick this box.
Get fit: Boot camp is still kicking my ass and I am still not tired of talking about it. Sorry friends. Tick. 
Eat healthy:  yoh I struggle with this one, I generally like healthier foods, but I have a soft (fatty) spot for fast food and pizza, and once my mind is set on it I am completely suckered into eating crap! Tick, untick, tick, untick... write it on a post-it note and bury it.
Sing: I have wanted to sing since I was little and now while doing it I have realised how much I hate the thought of my own voice and because I am so hard on myself and my abilities I end up wanting to throw in the towel every chance I get, that is no excuse, but I am finding it hard to get in the right head space to enjoy it anymore. This is very sad for me, but I'll keep writing it down every few days.
Create a successful blog: this is a hard one, I blog because I enjoy it, but there are times when it becomes a chore and that should never happen with hobbies. And lets face it, if you are not interested in my personal life and the diary vibes this blog is not going anywhere... thats where all the plans come in, well... written plans with no action yet. Give me 10 years ;)

There are plenty more where this comes from, and I think the main problem here is that there are far too many plans and far too many lists.
I need to do maybe two at a time until I start seeing positive results, instead of hiding behind my endless pieces of paper.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

six senses

Introducing... Six Senses

This place is paradise. I went and had a look at their website... people if you are loaded and feel you need to treat yourself to a holiday the price of a house, look no further than Six Senses. They have quite a few resorts around the world, here are just a few...





Its basically a dream, but real.


Monday, August 19, 2013

catching up

This weekend I got to see two of my best friends in the whole wide world, this never happens, I blame myself and the couch.

Meet Vanja:

She likes team sports, the outdoors, traveling and white wine.
She dislikes avo, dogs that lick too much and when her phone gets wet

We met in 2006 and I didn't like her. I didn't like new people much. I also didn't like that she was one of my then boyfriends best friends, no, just no. But then she wiggled into my heart and I decided to take a permanent spot on her bedroom floor and drink all of her juice.

We have been on road trips, recorded videos of me eating like a monkey, I bet that she would never shave her head and if she did I would take her to lunch (we were broke and unimaginative).... she then went and shaved her head and I didn't take her for lunch. 
She used to listen to my endless stories of heartache, I used to listen to her advice and then do the exact opposite of what she said, she made me try sushi, I still don't eat sushi, her voice gets louder and louder the more alcohol involved, my laugh gets uglier and uglier, she is one of the smartest people I know even though she drops her phone in the pool, she painted herself blue for my 21st and we might not see each other as often as we used to, but I love this blue bugger!

(This is us under a blanket, I am pretty sure I was asleep in this photo)


Meet Gareth:

He likes photography,food baskets from Mama's, smashing drums, believing in aliens, and paying me back.
He dislikes fighting, when people are assholes, alien non-believers, chicken wings and when his car battery dies.

I met Gary in 2007, when playing garden cricket every Sunday at emmerentia was the thing to do. Unlike Vanja he got a fair chance and I liked him before he even said a word.

We have been on epic holidays, had many heart to hearts, been on photo missions, I called him Garthy for years until I realised everyone else actually called him Gary, this may have been Vanjas fault, he has some mad skills and his ideas are always great ones, if you hear Gary chuckle you will never forget it, its a pretty great chuckle. I call him "Face", his drumming face is the best face though, if you don't know this guy, you should.
I don't see this guy enough, but when I do there is always a running jump hug involved, sometimes even a dance.

EDIT: I feel like I need to add that Gary once drank 24 tequilas for his 24th birthday... by the end of the night we were holding his pants up.

These guys, a round of applause please.

(I love how all of these photos are so normal... I swear these past 7 years have not been captured correctly)


Thursday, August 15, 2013

the heat

My friend "Kip" gave me two tickets to go see the movie premiere of The Heat.

The minute I saw Melissa McCarthy I knew I would love it, the first time I ever saw her was in Bridemaids and lets face it people, that movie was hilarious, if you disagree we might as well end our friendship, we have nothing in common.

So Jo and I got cosy with our free popcorn and laughed our butts off for a good hour and a half.

This basically means I recommend it. Highly.

On another note...bootcamp day two was like day one but a million times worse, I take back everything I said about it getting better halfway through, that was a big fat lie to myself. My legs feel like they don't belong to me today and if I sit down anywhere it takes me about 10 minutes to get back up again. 

I hear after day 3 you get used to it, I think thats a big fat lie too!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

pass me my water bottle

In about 4 months time I will be on a beach somewhere in Thailand feeling like a piece of wobbly cooked spaghetti... yes this means I'll be all relaxed, but it also means I'll be all wobbly and self conscious...

With that thought I decided to join a boot camp, Adventure Boot Camp for Women.

Its affordable, forces me to get fit and allows me to buy a mat and dumbells in matching colours like a real girl.

So my first session was last night, not too sure what I was expecting, but I was really excited to get going, meet new people and FEEL THE BUUUUURN. 

Ten minutes in I had a stitch, lost the ability to stand up straight and had a tomato for a face... I honestly thought I was going to faint and couldn't believe I had paid money to torture myself!

But once I got half way through the session I felt amazing, I ran faster than when I started, my lungs opened up and I giggled (guys don't giggle while you jog around a parking lot, its weird, I felt stupid, very stupid).

Its strange going into a situation like boot camp with complete strangers, all lined up on mats, lifting your butt in each others faces... so I entered into an unspoken buddy agreement with the girl next to me, just by putting my mat near hers, our brains had a bluetooth chat and decided to do everything together without me even getting her name or speaking one word, I don't think we even looked at each other, but thank you buddy, it was good to have someone next to me going at the same pace, I hope your legs are as stiff as mine today. Jeepers.


Monday, August 5, 2013

tea tea tea

Most people drink coffee... I drink about 3 cups of coffee in a month, if that, I'm not even sure why I bother. But TEA, that's another story, fruit teas make me weak at the knees, they open the car door for me, strap me in, drive me home and...

Well... I like tea.

My favorite tea ever. of like ever....
I'm going to go make some more.