|My body conditioning routine which only works if I stick to it!|
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
As part of my job, I’ve been watching videos which have been collected throughout Eastern and Southern Africa.
A lady from Zimbabwe said she went to a rural school in the Masvingo province and the kids were desperate for something to play with. They provided the school with balls for soccer and netball- school attendance has since increased. It just struck me how much of a difference a ball can make when you’re a young-un.
Children all over the continent are having the burden of looking after their parents due to HIV and AIDS, some have been orphaned and are passed from one relative to the next. Some are the sole supporters of the household. I’ll admit that the media often neglects the good stories that come out of Africa. But we can’t ignore that millions of kids are survivors of a very cruel reality. Many kids are exposed to rape, abuse, disease, hunger and other social issues related to poverty. I would love to take them away from all of these nasty conditions and place them in Neverland.
Until such a time, I’ll be nagging all family, friends and friends of friends to donate any toys, clothes or books for Christmas.I’ll be collecting goodies every Saturday (6/13/20/27) of November 2011 in Johannesburg. Saving one starfish at a time type-stuff.
Any help with time or donations are welcome. I'll start with a few teddy bears and my copy of James and the Giant Peach.
Many thanks x
Ps. Please also suggest any prefered childrens homes which are deserving of your kind gesture
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
|Cartoon a Day|
My spelling has gone from shocking to atrocious. I realised this when I spelt champagne like champaign. It was partly autocorrects fault but it took a second look before I realised something in the name of bubbly was horribly wrong. I’m not even half way through this blog post and I’m already debating the use of ‘spelled’ and ‘spelt’.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
After living in a small town for 5 years, I thought I would have to come back to Joburg and conform to the club scene or preferably stay at home. Going to clubs brings tears to my eyes: the only pair of heels I have hurts. I can't jerk, dougie or pop and lock. I certainly don't have R60 to pay for a drink and the attitude of club- goers stinks! Guys will push in front of you and girls will stare you down for chipped nail polish (-it was just that one time).
So my friend Steph and I went on a little search for something more hippie- chic and less 6- inch heels.
We paid a visit to the much talked about NeighbourGoods Market on Juta Street. There were cakes that looked like edible ornaments, sweet and savoury crepes, Spanish paella, homemade lemonade, flavoured brews, organic vegetables, fresh flowers, vintage clothing and I had a refreshing pineapple mojito that tickled my taste buds.
|Rochelle's edible ornaments|
|Assortment of fresh vegetables|
|Goat cheese samples and we are all about sampling!|
|70 Juta Street. Photograph from property24.com|
|Available at Xarra Books @Constitution Hill|
|Music duo at the book launch|
|Steph and sculpture outside the Market Theatre|
To round off the day, we went to our usual chill spot on 4th Avenue Parkhurst. It often feels like I'm in happyville when I go there. People walking their dogs, young couples showing off their first kid and old couples rekindling their love. A few weeks ago we went to a restaurant in the area that doesn't take cards. We were short of R20 and the manager allowed us to settle the bill the next day- no fuss! I love this city :)
|4th Avenue Parkhurst|