Friday, 19 August 2011

Bullet point updates

Hello! Been desperate to blog all week and catch up on my reading, but it's been more of the same manic pace, I'm afraid.

So here are some quick bullet points:

  • It's my birthday tomorrow. Renovations were supposed to be complete by then, but alas it was not to be. The cupboard guy's materials were delayed, so he can only come on Thursday. But the new carpets are in and they look amazing! And they feel good too. Who knew carpets could be so exciting? And yes, I realise I sound like a total loon, but I find them so awesome that I want to take a leaf out my cats' book and roll on them.
  • I got rid of my accountants and found a new firm. Yay! The old ones were not very reliable in terms of communication and didn't take me seriously at all, so I'm glad to have found someone who is willing to answer my (probably silly) questions.
  • My garden is coming alive again. I love it - spring is on it's way, at last! I'm enjoying peas, carrots, spinach, rocket, Asian greens, herbs and spring onions from my veggie patch, and the gorgeous primulas (two types) are in full bloom, making for pretty bursts of flowers all over the show.
  • I took my brother out for coffee yesterday (had the most divine chai freezo at House of Coffees in Menlyn). I'm so loving getting along with him for the first time in my life. At long last, we can chat. And not just about jokes and the weather - about real stuff too. Without jumping down each other's throats! It's fantastic. Makes me very happy.
  • TSC and I have settled on a theme for usual joint birthday bash. We're having a bring-and-share gyspy-themed picnic in our garden. So excited! Gypsy decor is such fun and virtually free. All I need to buy is a big bag full of gold coin chocolates ;-) We thought of having a picnic at one of the lovely parks, but I worry that it will rain (usually happens when I have picnics) and I'm not keen to put my friends through the traumas of the public loos (our favourite local park only has a port-a-potty). Also, I worry that if people want to drink wine, they'll get in trouble in the public parks. So our garden it will be.
  • I cannot wait to show you renovation pics. Hoping by next week it will all be done. And then I'll post some before and after shots.
Have a great weekend, everyone!

14 comments:

po said...

I hope yo have a great Birthday, Tamara!

Shayne said...

Happy Birthday for tomorrow Tam. Hope you have an awesome day and that TSC spoils you rotten (as he always does).

Yes, i hear you on the carpets - we got ours replaced in dec and i still sit and gaze at them.

Looking forward to seeing before and after pics x

Nes said...

Happy Birthday for tomorrow. Enjoy :)

cat said...

Happy happy bday for tomorrow. May you have the best day and a blessed year.

Good luck on the last bit of the renovations and the party.

Damaria Senne said...

Happy birthday tomorrow Tam. Enjoy the party. And your veggie patch sounds lovely. Can't wait to see pics too, once your Spring garden is in bloom.

Bagman and Butler said...

Happy Birthday. And it is amazing that when everything is happening and we have the most to blog about, we also have the least time to actually blog about it.l

Nicky Hampton said...

Happy happy 20th of August dearest Tabatha! How I would love to be at your gypsy picnic party. Enjoy a gold coin for me:) God bless you today and give you a year filled with His riches. Great big Cape Town hugs from your Nicola friend and Matt

Jenty said...

Hope you're having an awesome birthday!! And love the picnic idea.

Hayley said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

Cannot wait to see the pics...I love before and after's!

phillygirl said...

Hope you had a fabulous birthday weekend! And I am really looking forward to seeing how the renovation turned out :)

DBAWIW said...

Happy happy birthday, Tamara.

Helen said...

Oh no, bad person only read this now :( I hope you had a fabulous birthday on Saturday!

Oh and when do we get renovation photos?

Paula said...

I hope your birthday was fantastic! Happy Belated Birthday Tamara!

Slyde said...

happy birthday (3 days late:()