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trailing streamer

“For parting is no single act, it is like a trailing streamer.” –Marlene van Niekerk

…En die wie so graag confetti en streamers sou wou gooi, het hulle mooiste woorde gebring en soos blomme op ‘n graf kom neerlê.  Dana Snyman en mede-kunstenaars soos Gert Vlok Nel deel ‘n verhoog op Dana se tuisdorp, Jacobsbaai, om te praat en te sing en te besin oor  bipolêre depressie. Dit sou Dana en Anette se troudag wees.

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alles in wonderland


“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”

lewis carroll – alice’s adventures in wonderland

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smile and style


She says it passionately, she does it fashionably. She lives out loud and loves lavishly. Her smile is massive, her heart is rich, and she always, yes always, has bubbly in her fridge! Because one can never run out of reasons to celebrate. If there’s nothing in particular, life itself is reason enough! This day had a reason and the reason’s name is Hannah.

My 8 year old son’s best friend made him a birthday card just recently. On the cover he wrote: “Happy Birthday. Obviously.” Hannah, happy birthday, obviously – turning 6, or any odd or even number, in that Helmbie house could mean nothing but happiness!

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that’s how we rola


Who said it was a guy thing? Rola Toyota treated their lady clients to a Women’s Day breakfast at Vergelegen’s oh so stylish Stables Restaurant. The line-up consisted of gourmet food, fancy fragrances, shiny cars and stars- good morning Mr Michael Mol. And Dave Pepler, armed with wit and a “wise nose!”

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vegas style

DSC_2417Mont Marie turned into Vegas, Nikki turned 40 and the night into a swanky affair! Put on your poker face and your high heels, raise your hands up in the air, let down your hair and party!

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