Wednesday, June 25, 2008

My Girls...

My girls looked at my blog yesterday, and Niamh was really peeved there are more pics of Tayla on here, than of her. Silly mommy. So my love, here is a picture just of you, my precious babe:

Ok, and one of Shanah, I just couldn’t resist – too cute, she is such a tea party girl. Niamh has given the ok for this photo - as long as Tayla is not in it. Sisterly Love!

Photo credit to Mandy Moo ;) Thanks my friend.

Kitty, your new car is awesome! I cant wait to go for a spin in it. All check out Kitty Kats new car on :



Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Wiggle till you Giggle

So, I have so much to say, but I have a bad case of 'Writers block' for various reasons. Number 1, I dont know how to spit it all out in one go, Number 2, I don't really want to say anything at all, and Number 3, its probably going to sound really boring: " I went to the shop. I bought milk. I paid the lady. I carried the milk to the car. I went home. I made tea. I poured the milk into the tea. I put the milk in the fridge. I sat down on the couch." Jeepers, its so boring I've almost fallen asleep just typing it. So, until I am 'unblocked' (which I'm hoping is going to happen next Friday)


Wiggle Till You Giggle!!!

me xxx

Friday, June 20, 2008

If Music be the food of love.. play on

So, as most of you know, I absolutely love love love music. All kinds of music, and at the moment (thanks to my kitchen draw spring clean) I am ‘into’ 90’s music. Yes people, 90’s music. Move over you big haired, skinny jean wearing, punk, electric keyboard junkies…. The 90’s is the new 80’s in our house.

I found a very scratched 90’s cd in my bottom kitchen draw, gave it a puff of breath and a wipe on my food stained shirt and prayed the Cd player would read it. Aha! My luck was in. The first song that belted out across the kitchen was……… Black Velvet. One of my favourite favourite songs. When I grow up I am going to sing it full blast into a microphone on the stage at the Royal Albert Hall. And yes I will be famous. Ok, famous for being the crappest Black Velvet singer EVER, but still, very famous. I have practiced it loads of times into my hairbrush, and I’m not half bad. Ok, my girls think I’m absolutely crazy most of the time, but tonight they gave up and joined me singing it at the tops of our voices while we made pasta. Well, I made pasta and the girls flicked it all over the kitchen trying to eat it and dance and sing, all at the same time.

The next song on my very scratched CD was …… MmmBop! By the Hansen Brothers. They were only ever famous for like one song, and they were about 12 when they recorded the CD. But hats off to them, they made one kick ass song, and I love it. Yes, Yes I’m weird, but I GUARANTEE you this: if you are feeling Crap, turn this song up full blast and sing all the words at the top of your lungs. Ok, most of the words are just MmmBop, Bop, Bop, Doo, Bop ,Doo Bop, Bop, Bop Doo…..
Stupid words, but very catchy, and oh so very cool.

Track 15 was my favourite song in Middle School – Lemon Tree. Oh my word. No wonder I never had any friends in Middle School. I sang this song all the time to everyone I saw, thinking I was highly funky and hip. No Kerry, you were not. The words are completely whacked and clearly written by addicts, high on coke, heroin, ganja and whatever else was being passed around at the time. Its so weird. And the weirdest thing? I still know every single word. I know.

Music is by far the best emotion stimulant in a chick. When you’re feeling sorry for yourself, you blast some soppy number like “Roxette – It must have been love” grab your fluffy pillow and cry into it until you can’t breathe, your nose is bright red, there’s snot running down your face and your eyes look like you’ve just had a round with Mike Tyson. And all because of Roxette. Then you get over yourself after playing the song on repeat for 3 hours, grab your sister, best friend or even a roaming child and switch over to ‘I will survive’ bouncing around on your bed (hopefully with your hairbrush like me) feeling confident, inspired, womens libbish and run out and change all your ‘stupid locks’…

Oh but now… THEE best music by far has to be the music they play while you are SHOPPING. Now, I absolutely hate shopping. I know, I’m not a real girl – don’t get me wrong, I love to have the stuff, but I cant be bothered to shlep around, walk from shop to shop, try this on, look fat in that, swipe the card, sign the slip, lug the heavy bags around, oh no – its so, well, so……… boring. But I have strayed from the point here. Ok, back to music.

For example: on a Thursday at our local supermarket it is pensioners day. So the background music is… erm, well, very …. War-like. You know the stuff I’m talking about, slow, soothing, 1940’s red lipstick wearing housewife stuff. They throw a bit of Pavarotti in here and there for effect, but the problem is that it makes these people walk even slower than they already are walking. Now, I love old people to bits ( Hazel, that’s for you, before you shoot me down for not liking them ) I think they are very wise, they have excellent stories, and if you sit and have tea with a granny, you will feel warm and fuzzy guaranteed, BUT it was proved to me one day that the music does affect their speed.

Ok, you know when you hear that slow music, you push your trolley around gracefully, slowly, and you glide like a ballet dancer from aisle to aisle, beaming at everyone along the way? Well, one Thursday morning halfway through ‘Mozart Symphony No7’, the Pick n Pay DJ clearly felt like a laugh and changed the music for just one song to: ‘The Scissor Sisters: I Don’t feel like Dancin’… WELL, the grannies and grandpa’s changed in 3 seconds from snails to energizer bunnies on speed, and buzzed around the fruit and veg section, all the while walking really quickly (practically running) to the paced up beat. One couple even did a Scissor Sisters twirl and the grandpa threw the granny up in the air and she shot through his legs like something off a Michael Flatley Lord of the Dance show. ( ok, I threw that in for effect, but I imagine that would be really funny)

Last week I was looking for new sunglasses on one of those twirly stand things, and ‘Greased Lightning’ suddenly blared from the speakers. Well that was me off, I whipped the twirly whirly stand thing around 16 times at top speed, grabbed a huge pair of black shades and transformed into Sandi, wiggling and jiggling down all of the aisles. I just wish I was as thin, but I do have the big hair, so halfway there.

I must just end by saying though, that I personally think its healthy to have a varied taste in music. For example I transferred a guy to the other side of town the other night (ok, he was very drunk and I had to keep stopping for him to be sick – disgusting) and ALL he spoke about was ‘Electro’ music. In his Souf-London Accent, he told me EVRYFINK about Electro music there is to know. “ I mean I love Electro”, he says, “ I’ve got an Electro t-shirt, an Electro mug, an Electro bag, Electro friends, Electro party people………”
Me (smirking sweetly and being sarcastic) : “ Wow, that’s fantastic! And if you don’t stop talking and throwing up in exactly 5 seconds….. I’m going to Electro you RIGHT out of my here car, so please…. Shut up?” Unhealthy obsession I tell you, innit?

Oh before I go, I must tell you about my failed dinner – I decided to cook steak while the kids were away ( because its cheap for 2 to eat steak - bad mother, I know ) anyway, I just got my pj’s on, poured myself a glass of wine, put my music on, and started cooking dinner. I was just getting into the swing of things, steak in the oven, rice rinsing and roasted veggies in the tray waiting to go into the oven. Oh the domestic goddess that I am..

‘Brrrriiinnggg, Brrriiingg’ – my phone rang – Hey Kerry! Could you take someone to Cape-Town for me, right now?? Smiling Sweetly I obliged, whilst wishing I had the balls to stand up to people, and chucked my dinner back in the fridge. I turned around to grab the roasting veggie thing, and the cat lifted her back leg and p**sed in all the vegetables… Well, everything went into the bin, vegetables, dish and cat, and I grabbed my keys, flicked my hair over my shoulder and walked out. The joys of working for oneself, and having to put up with incontinent cats.

Ok, my eyes are burning from writing this, I must go get some kip.

Keep Smiling my special blog-readers,
Oh, and tell me something…………………………..

R u Bored?

Me xxx

Monday, June 16, 2008

My New Look

Kitty, you are right - I need to stop moping around and move on with life ;) Last week I actually choked on a chocolate biscuit while weeping over a British Airways Tv Ad. Truly pathetic, I know.

So, I got me a new blog look! Pink has never really been my thang - but I thought I would try it out for size. I'm more of a dizzy,dotty, black, all over the place person so here we go!

This last week has been hectic - Shane came back from his Garden Route trip and we have literally worked 15 hour days since Tuesday - which is great because its bucks, but we were turning into sleep deprived zombies..........until Friday. I shipped the kiddie-winkles off to granny for the weekend, mainly because we have so much work on this weekend, so i'm helping out, but also so we could actually get 3 full nights sleep ;) Last night I slept for 12 hours straight - seriously, I have not done that in 8 years, 1 month, 3 weeks and 1 day. ( thats how old niamh is today - ha ha )

The sixties party for the school was a roaring success, and the parents partied on until 1am. Muggins here was stuck behind the bar all night, but I still managed to enjoy myself - and I won a prize! ok, so it was just a travel coffee mug, but i've always wanted one of those, so I was pretty chuffed.

Last week, Mom shipped me and Meg up to Blue route to watch the Sex in/and the City Movie - it was brilliant! I dont even watch Sex in /and the City - but it was so funny.. We walked out of there feeling like 3 tramps, and immediately rushed home to put on our Prada Bags, pearls and stiletto's ;) Oh, but not before walking through the hyper store to check out all the cool fridges. I know, we are SO sad. Meg and I were practically orgasmic over the double door, mirrored fridge with the kiddy lock, water dispenser and auto ice machine with a Crush or Cube? option. My mom was so embarrased at us 'Ooohing and Aaahhing' over the fridge she actually walked away from us, but its like the sexiest fridge in the entire world, and one day I'm going to own one.

Back to the movie, it was pretty inspiring actually - it pushed me in the direction of signing up for a Creative Writing course!! - yay! So I start next month, for a one year course. I'm so excited. Move over Carrie Bradshaw... :-)

Ok, I'm going home now to finish sorting out my office - i'm halfway through the crappy task, but I'm nearly there.

Keep Smiling & Commenting :)
me xxx

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Pretty Kitty

Soooo... My precious Kitty Kat has gone back to the UK! I am missing you already my friend! You even made me CRY - dammit!! Don't forget to buy the newspaper tomorrow to find a job, save money and fly me over there next year - but it must be before October ;) Thanks friend.

I HATE goodbyes - I could have gone totally hysterical in the airport and we agreed we wouldnt say goodbye and just a punch on the arm and a 'Bye my Buddy' would suffice.. But i couldnt resist grabbing her and giving her a big cheek smooch. She gave me the most DIVINE card, which by the way Kat, I'm SO glad I didnt read it in front of you because you would have had me bawling and I would have attached myself to your ankle and then you would have had to board the plane with me hanging on your leg screaming the words to the song : PLLEEAASSEE DONT GO.. ha ha - that song was on SADDO fm last night - so funny.

The poem on the front of the card says this:

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead;
Walk beside me and just be my friend
- Albert Camus

Sweet hey? The words inside the card made me chunk more, but I'm not sharing them on a public blog ;) Ok, here's just one paragraph:

' Never forget the person you are and never let anyone crush your dreams. Always follow your heart, it will lead you to places your mind will never let you go. ' - I KNOW! I was blubbing like a goldfish by the time I got to this part. - Love you my friend.

My girls are in another dancing competition this afternoon for the Cape Dance Festival so I'm really nervous. I'm armed with a mall list of : Freeze Hair Gel, Hair Nets, Red Lipstick and food for the car!

Will post piccies soon.

Keep Smiling, Keep Shining!
me xxx

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Hectically Hectic

I'm busy busy this week: Kat's leaving party is tonight, I have to drop her at the airport tomorrow night which I'm dreading! Then we have the schools annual dinner dance on Saturday night, so I'm running around looking for prizes and of course - something to wear!

Just 3 quick piccies of Tayla & her buddy Georga doing their Eisteddford last week - so sweet hey!

Keep smiling,

me xxx