my birthday...



i got SO SO spoiled by all my friends and family, with sms's & presents
thank you all
here's a photo of my niece giving me a smile and birthday wishes
himandherxx

our weekend...


saturday we went to the city for my blood test, had some starbucks, lunch & sat in the park just in time for the sun to set.

southbank & park on sunday
sunday we went down to southbank to walk around next to the thames river & also had lunch in the park

southbank & tate modern:
today we went to southbank (next to the thames) for a relaxing walk around & also popped into the tate modern art gallery. wayne was trying to count all the soap bars at the one display, checking on the steam rolled silverware and also trying to figure out how he's going to get on the HUGE chair!

harry potter at the imax

on thursday we went to see harry potter at the imax. loooong but enjoyed it!
first few photos was taken in waterloo station and then of us (with imax 3d glasses on) in the imax.

very cool comercial


i found this cool comercial on blah,blah,blagh. Check it out, very cool.

in london at the moment the weather is ... rainy. and it is suppose to be like that for the next couple of weeks. at least the sun is out (not sure for how long) this morning.

have a wonderful 'little saturday'!

karlien birthday


happy birthday my beautiful sister (and mommy)!
You're such a good example
Of what a sister should be
We always get along so well
Even when we disagree
You're so understanding
And such a joy to be around
You're such a good person
You deserve a special crown
You have a good heart
You're honest and true
You're the best sister
And I really love you!!
{words via: birthday card}

heleen birthday



happy birthday to my beautiful sister heleen (it's the BIG 3 0 )!!

I hope you're feeling special
Because today you should
If I could be with you
You know I would

I wish for you all that you desire
As you deserve the best
Having you in my life
I know I'm truly blessed

I hope your feeling special
Because you really are
And you know I'd be with you
If I didn't live so far

I love you!

{words via birthday card}

broken


I wanted you to know I love the way you laugh
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain away
I keep your photograph; I know it serves me well
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

'cause I'm broken when I'm open
And I don't feel like I am strong enough
'cause I'm broken when I'm lonesome
And I don't feel light when you're gone away

The worst is over now and we can breathe again
I wanna hold you high, you steal my pain away
There's so much left to learn, and no one left to fight
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

{photo via: flickr}
{words via: broken - seether}

katinka & nina



this is too beautiful, my youngest sister and my niece.

{thank you nina & dad for the photos}

miss & love you guys!!

lovely day in london


what a lovely day in london
we actually have a blue sky & sunshine today
the weather the last 5 days was horrible - rain, rain, floods, and then more rain

hope everyone have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Totally Awkward - sauna

this will be the first time i'm participating in Tova's Totally Awkward Tuesday, here's my story
luckily this story didn't happen to me but it's so funny (and totally awkward) that i have to share it.
about 7 years ago, when i arrived in the UK - i went to live and work in scotland at a hotel (hated it!) but in anyway, we (me & the rest of the employees at the hotel) worked and lived in the hotel and for that reason we could also use the gym facilities.
2 of my friends were sitting in the sauna and relaxing when a very 'fit' guy walks in and sit down.
they (the 2 girls) are from south africa and can also speak 2 languages (english & afrikaans), and because they want to 'discuss' how good-looking and sexy this guy is they decided to speak to each other in afrikaans (so that the guy can't understand them).
in length they discussed how absolutely gorgeous he is and that he can come over to their rooms anytime he wants (this 'discussion' went on for about 15-20 minutes - while the guy is sitting an arm's length away from them).
then he gets up to walk out and turn around to the girls and say to them in PERFECT afrikaans: 'good day ladies, enjoy the rest of your day'
for the rest of his stay (another 2 weeks) the girls walked all the little back allays and corridors to make sure they don't run into him again.
go and have a look at the other stories (links) on Tova's blog.

ice age 3

since wayne (BF - boyfriend) will work again this weekend, we decided to go and watch ice age 3 (in 3d) at the cinema tonight. it was so funny and very cute - we actually think it was better than the second one.
and because it's in 3d we have to wear these 'cool' glasses.




stephxx

weekend

my weekend was so relaxing. wayne was away for work (wales).
i started my saturday morning with the movie 'my sister's keeper'. it was the saddest movie EVER.
the movie was so emotional & sad from the start to the end. the lady behind me, in the cinema, cried & sniffed so much that i decided to give her my last tissue. (sniffing really gets on my nerves).

for the rest of the day and weekend i orginised my 'little study corner' and made some cards (birthday, new home, ect.)

so today is another week & it's raining here today, the 'very wise' weather people are saying that this week the temperature should be mild and rainy.

hope everyone will have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!

photo's of my trip to SA

the so so cute & beautiful little katinka

janine and gabriel (karlien & andre's doggy)

katinka spending time with daddy and ouma
katinka spending time with her aunty
making faces while she sleeps
she LOVES sleeping in her car seat

bath time!!


little katinka, when she has eaten - completely satisfied...

mommy, daddy & katinka

hope you all LOVE the photo's!!

another hot and wonderful day in london

today is another hot day in london; but i’m not going to complain about it – i am scared that this will be the ONLY hot days we get for this summer.
all the newspapers have headings like:

Hottest Day Of The Year In Britain Predicted

and

Weather forecasters are predicting the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures in London hitting up to 33C

but like i said i’m not complaining about it at all. the only thing that is bothering me is that you also get headings like:

Police Dogs Die In Car As Temp Hits 29C

and the thing is they died in the police car parked outside police headquarters.



Here’s a couple of photo’s of people in the parks and also spectators at the wimbledon tennis enjoying the sun & summer. (it’s just ironic that this year they have a roof over wimbledon to keep the rain out!).
enjoy the heat!!

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