an instant of life captured for eternity.

While most people go out for a drink or shake their booties at the club on the weekend and have the best time ever, I’m at home with my pretty man friend having a harry potter marathon.  Don’t get me wrong I love whipping out my ridiculously embarrassing dance moves when I get the chance, but I do love me a good lazy weekend.  Kidding. it really wasn’t that lazy. We did watch harry potter, but we did a lot of stuff in between.

We’ve almost completed the mosaic table, we got way to little tile grout, so we still have a lot of grouting to do, but so far this is the most rewarding project to date.  Turning something like a simple tin table into something beautiful is the best feeling ever.  We also went to donate some stuff we no longer use to an animal shelter charity shop, while we were there, I got to look at all the animals, somehow I managed to make all of them bark, while saying “who is a pretty doggie?! You are a pretty doggie!”.  Its always hard to go look at these animals, I always just want to adopt them all!

The horses have gotten way to fond of our place and seem to be hanging around a lot these days.  It might be the carrots and apples I give them, or the delicious grass we have growing in the garden.  All I know is, we have large new friends around now, that are the best mowers in all the land.

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^^ Look at this beautiful mushroom.

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^^ Say hello to the horse!

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^^ This is fire.  He was really intrigued by the camera.

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^^ I wish I was this photogenic.

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^^ Tiles glued down and waiting to get grouted.

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^^ Magic is all around us and found when you actually start looking around you, instead of relying so much on technology for entertainment.

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^^ Starting the tile grouting.

DSC04357^^ I also decided to get some winter flower seeds so even during winter we will have beautiful flowers.

I hope everyone had a restful weekend and is excited for the week.

A Gift From Sobriety

This sober adventure sure has been a roller coaster ride.  When I decided enough was enough, I did not know all the side effects/detoxing would be so terrible, the severe depression when you would go out and all you want is a glass of wine, I mean so depressed that you feel like crying, the headaches that just kept lingering, nightmares almost every night or the worst of all realizing alcohol was a crutch and not dealing with emotions normally, would make you a crying drunk at some point.

Two and half months into sobriety, I got the most amazing gift of all.  Great skin! When I was still drinking my skin was constantly dry, blotchy and I even started to notice light wrinkles, but now my skin has gone from that, to feeling healthy, radiant, even toned and I have even noticed the little wrinkles are gone.  Thinking back on it I think I had so much toxins in my body that I could kill a country!

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^^ This is me without any foundation or concealer.  Up close and personal!

Sobriety has been a huge shocker for me, its made me realize that I was living life, but not truly experiencing it,  that life is way better without alcohol, that I don’t need a drink to function and that sleeping is way easier than I thought.

I’m still getting used to being sober, I mean its weird to be able to smell everything, taste food completely and kind of feeling high on life.  Who knew the world was so bright?!  This is a wonderful time in my life and I’m really excited to be experiencing without any beer goggles.

If I was drunk I would never have caught Belphie eyeing out Princess Tofu!

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^^ What a poser

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

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Johannesburg Art Gallery

Hello lovelies!  Today was a fun packed day.  We went to check out the Johannesburg Art Gallery and I can’t believe I haven’t moved into that place yet.  This beautiful gallery is situated in downtown Johannesburg, yes this will put a lot of people off visiting the gallery, but its worth it, this gallery needs to be in this area to show everyone/inspire that art isn’t just about money, this gallery is for the people. Poor, middle class and the rich it doesn’t matter.

There are numerous painting and sculptures on display, ranging from foreign artist to graffiti art.  They also have a multi sensory installation running by renowned artist William Kentridge.  Sitting and watching his work was truly amazing.

I was a little love struck and surprised I didn’t burst into tears when I finally saw it.

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Just a few photos of this wonderful experience.  Its almost new year party time.  For all my sober friends…good luck.

Survive a concert with a sober buddy

Being sober does not mean you have to miss out on big events like the foo fighters finally coming to your country!

Let me tell you things sure does seem way more difficult when you’re not drinking, that entrance gate you just happened to find on the first try when you’ve been drinking.  My first sober concert seemed like a never ending maze of trying to find the right entrance, walking in the wrong directions, inappropriate shoes for a trek that seemed to never end, staring at the main stage lights wondering if you have epilepsy and continue to stare at the flashing lights, finally realizing what the hell am I doing, focus on the band! and the sleepies, the sleepies hits you hard when it finally arrives, but you have to just push through.

How to survive a concert when people keep offering you drinks when they know you’re not drinking any more and all the temptation all around you.  The key is to have a sober buddy.

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A sober buddy that will keep you on the right track and will tell you no means no!  A sober buddy at any event that will have a lot of alcohol is a great idea, you have someone to drink water with and talk to in a clear state.

Don’t miss great events just, because you’re not drinking.  Get your sober buddy today.  It was a wonderful show, that I’m glad I could remember for years to come.

P.S  We were sitting so high up that I got vertigo.

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