Monday, December 27, 2010

The Great Need in Blikkies Dorp

We are a group of people doing outreach in Salt River for five years, working with homeless people. We fed and clothed them and built up personal relationships.

Over the past five years some of them were re-united with their families and others found places of employment and are now off the street. Fire destroyed Auntie Thelma a 65year old woman's informal home and we helped rebuild it for her. Since then with the World Cup taking place they were all relocated to Blikkies Dorp in Delft.

We did not give up on them when they moved there but instead saw an open window to reach out to more people. It is overwhelming to see the level of poverty that some people live with and one also realises how grateful one should be with the things we do have and stop whining and complaining about what we don't have.

When you think of people living in poverty we always seem to think of the grownups and seem to forget that for every couple there are three to four children that are affected as well. So in Blikkies Dorp most of our feeding schemes are specifically for the children. It does not matter how much food you make it is never enough for everyone. The majority of people in Blikkies Dorp are children aged between two years and sixteen.

Our heart goes out for the people of Blikkies Dorp and we trust that in the future we will be able to do even more than what we are currently doing! You can give a man a fish and he will eat for one day but teach a man to fish and he will have food for a lifetime.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Servicing Your Vehicle On The Last Moment

I cannot believe how customers wake up on the last minute to service there vehicles, i think i can write a book with all the sly ways they want to get squeezed in.

Let me give you some tips how not to wait on the last minute to service your vehicle:
Tip 1 : Make a booking way ahead of time, i do believe that is what you have to do if you booking
accommodation especially this time of year.

Tip 2 : Make sure your tyres are in good condition and you do not have to go to the Agents to
have new ones fitted because they will take it to for eg. Tiger Wheel and charge you a
mark up on the price.

Tip 3 : If you have a maintenance plan on your vehicle and something is wrong with your vehicle
don't wait till your service is due, take advantage of you plan and use it.

If your vehicle is towed into a company because it broke down, please don't expect any answer on your vehicle the same day as other vehicles was booked and have to be attended to first and if they do get to your car the same day it is a bonus. Please be patient as the workshop tries to make every customer happy especially this time of year where without your transport you cannot enjoy your holiday.

I remember one customer phoned in when we were fully booked for two weeks and wanted his car serviced on the Saturday and finish by twelve. Now the problem with this is of course we don't work on Saturday, and the other is the demanding way it was told to us. So the next time you go and make an appointment for your vehicle, please be considerate as we take alot from customers everyday and have to take it in with a smile. :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Trying out my new NoteBook

As i am wiping my eyes every morning from the tiredness of being awake the night before staying late on my New Notebook and 3G card. I don't even know what time it is sometimes when i am surfing the Net and Blogging.

Keeping up with what i have missed on Twitter and Facebook and responding to my friends that dropped me a mail or tweet. I am up to date at what is happening at the RLabs, getting the new place up and running and wish i was there to help. I am excited at what the new year has to offer as i got faith and saying it verbally that great things are in store for me. I am ready for what ever God sets out for me and can throw anything at me right now...I am a women on a mission that will carry on what has been taught to me, i will equip women with the Technology that was shown to me.

I am loving my new Notebook and will cherish every blog i type on it and what it will all do for me. This is a start of a good friendship!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

RLabs Graduation

What an awesome night it was, leaving work early so that i could get ready for my graduation from social media. I felt like a school girl again with butterflies in my stomach in anticipation as to what was to come.

When i rocked up at the event and saw the the Hotel was overlooking the sea, wow what a view! I was excited to see everyone dressed up and looking gorgeous for our graduation and just a reason for putting something nice on. The wind was blowing but that did not put us off and we enjoyed seeing each other and catching up. I started my day on a exciting note when i got a call to say i was a winner in a competition that i entered via Facebook so it was just a cherry on the top. If it were not for the Rlabs then i would not even be on Facebook and the other networks, i am so grateful for them for giving me the tools and equipping me with the Technology.

So now that i am equipped all i can say is watch this space!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Test Driving The New S60 T6

So guess who got to test drive the New S60 T6, what a privilege it is for me to give my perspective from a women's point of view. The curves on this vehicle is so sexy and what girl is not looking for that, but make no mistake, one of the safety items is that it can stop itself at any speed - even at speeds as high as 200 km/h.

I felt so comfortable in the car, it feels like laying on your bed but just you sitting upright. Volvo had utilised new innovative technology , for example, the new function on this vehicle that monitors the car's behaviour with high precision to further enhance stability in sharp cornering and rapid lateral movements. That is just one of the many safe items on this vehicle, it is like the vehicle thinks for itself. And if you're in for more dynamics, just activate the DSTC Sport Mode in the on-board menu system. For the men this vehicle pushes 304 horsepower but i could not go so fast on our roads bus is 220 close, don't tell my work or husband. What can i say i like fast cars, this vehicle comes in petrol as well as diesel.

This vehicle reminds me of my cellphone that is my life as that keeps me equipped with social networks, now this vehicle has an on board technology that can be controlled by your steering wheel to personalise your settings. So as i am driving and i enter a road that has allot of pot holes and i hate that because me having a baby that is fast asleep and you hit that hole she wakes up and disturbs her sleep. Not with this car, it feels like you gliding over the road and not feeling any bumps or holes, can i please move into this vehicle!
Let me tell you more about the Technology of this vehicle, it has Radar-guided brakes that help you go faster. Is that a good thing, well in this case it is because it helps you maintain a comfortable speed and a safe distance from vehicles ahead. And that is at any speed - whether in heavy traffic queues or at open highway speeds. I have experienced that and it is awesome, this vehicle creates allot of Whiplash when other drivers hurt themselves to look at this Fantastic car.This vehicle car also peek around corners with the new front Park assist Camera this makes parking in tight spots easier for us women.
So now i look for any reason to take the S60 on the road for the pure enjoyment and luxury of it. This vehicle has a huge entertainment system in it but that is for another time!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Last Mom 3.0 Class For 2010!

As i entered the centre to come to my last class for Mom 3.0 for the year was i surprised to see a spread laid out for us. All the ladies did not arrive yet and we were told to go and check our mail and social networks while we wait.

Monique was not here as she was sick with a sore throat but she was missed very much, it will be sad not to get up on a Saturday morning and get ready to come to class. It was a treat for me as i enjoyed having me time away from home and the kids. I will have to do all my networking from my cellphone from now or wait till work where i can go on the laptop. The ladies in the class are like family to me, we have been together for the year and it does not feel so long. Oh well we are connected on Facebook, twitter etc.. and wont loose touch. We are already talking about coming next year and are like little kids when they going to the next Grade.

So this is not goodbye but us being set free to use the tools we are given and empower other people we know and meet. So thank you to the team at RLabs for equipping me with your knowledge and keep on doing what you love.

I will definitely see you next year and who know what lies ahead for each one of us because of this!

Friday, November 19, 2010


As I pulled up by my work you could feel the vibe that something is happening, part of the parking lot was closed especially for the VIP customers that was invited to the Launch of the New S60. Excitement was buzzing and like little children going camping they stand around talking and waiting in anticipation for what the day had to bring.

The the double Decker bus pulled up and everyone eyes was on the black and red huge thing pulling up by our Dealership. This bus was going to transport everyone to the Launch site and where the demonstration was going to take place. The inside was fitted out like a limousine, white leather seats and a flat screen TV. And then as we thought it could not get better they pull out the new S60 from the show room. As they paraded it pass the customer all heads turned and the saying that they use "Naughty" is exactly what they are.

The day was a complete success with happy customers and a fun morning. The Naughty Volvo's was showing off there stuff and was loving every bit of it. The safety was this vehicle was not forgotten as Volvo always have in mind when the manufacture a new product. How much more can we do to make sure our customers are safer on the road and still have a Glamorous vehicle. Well this vehicle does that all in one, as you drive this vehicle in the town area and something or someone will pop out of nowhere and hit you the vehicle is made to slow down or stop immediately and when all is clear you don't have to do anything as the car will start up again and start moving. Wow, it thinks for you and the people on the road. The look is dynamic and snazzy, all heads will be turning when you pull up with this vehicle.

We had a celebrity speaker that was one of the surprises that was seen on the day. Everything went off smoothly and my question to you is " Are You Naughty Enough To Take A Dare" Follow the convoy by clicking on this link

Thursday, November 18, 2010

How Much I Am Loving Social Media

Where do i start, I found out about the classes through my mother in law that was more clued up than me and doing more on her phone than me. All i new was to answer the phone and dial out but then i decided to do the next class at the RLABS and was not disappointed, now i cannot stop exercising my talents that i was taught and the friends that i have gotten to know better is amazing.

There are people that i only see and don't speak to easily but on Face book and Twitter you are not shy and the next time you meet you chat more openly. It also keeps you up to date with what is happening around you like events happening. I can say i am addicted to social media because if i don't go on it everyday i feel loss. I also love twitter and love to re tweet important items that i want others to take note of..

I love blogging, it relaxes me allot and makes me feel good to share some information. I feel that the next year is going to bring alot of surprises and openings for me which i am looking forward to and welcoming with open arms. I though i was the only lady in MOM 3.0 that felt this way but apparently not, one of these days they will have to have a social media addiction classes for addicts!!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

True Friend

I met my true friend in grade 1, she started in the middle of the year because she broke her leg and it was in a cast. She sat on a chair every linch time infront of the class.

Nobody wanted to bother with her because she was very overeweight and quiet but that did not bother me. I stood up for her and that is when it started that we would be bound forever. We wait for each other going to school and walking home. We loved fashion and she took up piano lessons and i stayed with her behind school so she could practice. We were inseprable and even when i got married there was nothing that could keep us apart.We spoke about how we going to begetting old together and she never did loose her weight no matter how hard she tried but i could not want her any other way. She was the kindest, caring person on earth and even got her drivers licence even though her father did not allow her to. If you have not noticed i am using the "was" because she passed away at the age of 29 from a heart attack and the sad part is that i spoke to her a few minutes before it happened. That was my ,True friend that i will not forget..

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My Story

I feel i need to tell you about where i was and what i have accomplished, i met my husband while still on school so that makes him my high school sweetheart. I fell pregnant while i was busy doing my matric and that time you have to get married, so we got married in the month July with me being seven months pregnant.

Not the ideal wedding a girl dreams of but i loved every bit on such sort notice, i had the dress the bridesmaid and my father giving me off. When my father found out he never spoke to me until my wedding day which i understood but i knew then that i was going to make something of myself. I never left school even though the shame of being pregnant i wanted to finish my matric. In September i gave birth to a baby girl and did not finish exams but my aggregate was high enough for me to pass.

I went back to school two week later to school to finish even though my breast was so full with milk that it was leaking through my school shirt by the time i got home. I passed matric and went to my matric ball and knew that i needed this not for myself anymore but for my daughter. I started my work career by filing at the BMW dealership and my aim was to perfect any job i was given. That is exactly what i did and took note of each and everyone job that if i think back it was by Gods grace that the person to cost job cards up did not come in and they wanted to know if anyone knew how to do his work.

This was the start of my career breakthrough, i costed job cards then worked my way up to become the Service Manager of a dealership, the only coloured and second women in the motor trade. I experienced also going to Egypt with my husband which was an experience i will never forget. I am a real testament for what you can do with your life when you had a teenage pregnancy, today i have three beautiful girls that i adore and cannot see my life without them.

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Mother finds out her son has Autism

What goes through a persons mind when the doctor says your child has Autism, you will wonder if it was something you ate while being pregnant or did i look after myself properly. That is what was going through my friend mind when it happened to her.

My friend gave up her job to take care of her son and understand to needs that he needed. She cried for days wondering why this has happened and just wanted to hold him and say it will be okay. Her husband was there for her and told her it will be okay, he was the only child at the time and the thought of having another child did not cross her mind for being afraid the same will occur. You had to do nothing out of the ordinary everyday and prepare him if you were going to the movies the Saturday. He did not get well on with other kids but they are very soft. I always say that only strong parents can handle these kids and my friend is definitly one of them. He is in a special school for Autistic kids and there are not alot around besides it being so expensive. Not teacher can come in and teach, you must have been in the field for these children to qualify.

My friend is working again and has a little girl that does not have Autism, i look at her when she speaks about her son when he just climbed a tree. We take these simple things that i children do for granted. When he exels in something then she is in tears and you cannot help to cry with her. These women are amazing in my eyes and i take my hat off for them!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

What Women go through: Until Tomorrow

What Women go through: Until Tomorrow: "Hi everyone, tomorrow i am going to blog about a special friend of mine, she has a son that has Autism, so what this space.."

Until Tomorrow

Hi everyone, tomorrow i am going to blog about a special friend of mine, she has a son that has Autism, so what this space..

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

WHAT WOMEN GO THROUGH: When you have a sister on Drugs

WHAT WOMEN GO THROUGH: When you have a sister on Drugs: "I am the second eldest of Five girls, we had no brothers but some of us were like Tomboys. My Second Youngest sister name is Janine and i r..."

When you have a sister on Drugs

I am the second eldest of Five girls, we had no brothers but some of us were like Tomboys. My Second Youngest sister name is Janine and i remember exactly when she started on this drug called Tik. I was at my softball presentation and she came also with then being only seventeen years old. When i decided it was getting late and wanted to go home she did not want to yet so i forced her home with me.

When we got home i was got in bed and i heard the front door open, by the time i got there my sister was running down the road back to the party. That is were it bagan when she go involved with the wrong friends. She only arrived back home the following day as if nothing is wrong. I could not say or do nothing as she would not listen to me, she is my sister and not my daughter. If i think back i wonder if only i had done this and that but would it have made a difference. My father lived in JHB and my mother was thinking she was just by friends and let her be more free than myself and my eldest sister.

Thing got worse over a period of time, shoolwork going down, not wanting to go to school. Did not come home for days on one and was by this house that looked bad that we pulled her out kicking and screaming. She stole from my mother and sister living at home at the time, broke windows to get in with her boyfriend to get money for Tik. She was arrested many times and was so use to it that she walks to the police van to take her away. The court sent my sister to DE NOVA rehab, she was getting better but something just happened and she was back to her old ways.

Seeing her like that was hurful and when we found out she was pregnant was a shock to my mother and us. My mother made a booking immediatly for her to have an abortion the Monday but when the day came Janine refused. There was nothing we could do but let her have the baby. Over the months that passed Janine change to the old self that we knew and loved. There was something about the baby growing inside of her that made her not want to take drugs.

she found out it was a boy and was very protected over him, the father nowhere to be found. She named him Storm, very appropiate knowing the battle he had to go through being here for once and being healthy. It did not last long before Janine was back to her old tricks and getting so bad she did not reconize her own son and wanted nothing to do with him. My eldest sister took him in as her own and he calls her mommy and her husband daddy. She stabbed my mother with a glass over her head, she has Jackyll and Hyde moments if things dont go her way or if she does not have food. She begs by the neighbours for food and money, she is now in Falkenberg in high intensive care.

She laughs for everything, when we visit she takes what you bring and wants to go to her room. This is a sad story of what Tik does to the brain, my sister life has hardly started but i am keeping faith that she will get through this!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

WHAT WOMEN GO THROUGH: What makes you Tik?

WHAT WOMEN GO THROUGH: What makes you Tik?: "I am on the verge of looking for a different career path and with loving Social networking i am finding that all companies are moving in th..."

What makes you Tic?

I am on the verge of looking for a different career path and with loving Social networking i am finding that all companies are moving in that direction. I want to get involved in things that we as women think that is not for me because i a women, be different and take the leap.

I am stricting myself to eat properly so that my daughters know from a young age how to eat health. I am so excited to know i can do anything if i put my mind to it and got a group of wonderful friends that is always there to encourage me. I am starting another Blog soon as my new project and i am super excited about it. I feel so relaxed when i write but in this case type what is on my mind.

I listen to many women that moans and groans about everything, everyday and let a good day pass feeling sad. I say own up and shake loose what is bothering you and dont let time slip you by where you can love yourself and everyone around you. There is never a problem to big that cannot be put before the Lord that he cannot handle. Have faith and keep on going because we are WOMEN that god has formed, i cannot imagine my life without him.

Monday, November 1, 2010


WHAT WOMEN GO THROUGH: New beginings: "I chose my title because that is what i am starting afresh with, we as women must pull ourselves up if we feel down and say no more! I got a..."

New beginings

I chose my title because that is what i am starting afresh with, we as women must pull ourselves up if we feel down and say no more! I got a wonderful husband and i thank god for him for understanding when i feel down and try everything to help. I know god has made us strong women in Christ and i am not going to let anything pull me down. I am going to loose my weight, i am going to excell in my work place and i am not listening to any negative comments.

Being a women you need to be strong for your family and take control of any situation. We come home do not even put down your bags then in the kitchen you go. See to the kids that they are washed, fed and all homework done. By the time all the housework is done you get into a relaxing bath and not long you fall asleep. That is all part of motherhood, i think i will miss it when my kids are all grown up and you have nothing else to do. So let this be your New Beginning to life and the start of being just You!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

DAY 18

I know it has been a while but i just felt so down since i weighed in last week and found out i picked up 0.4 kg. Not much but for me it was huge... it seems i just cannot get out of the 90's. Well i know we women go through these loops and i definetly wanted to give up but God has placed good women in my life to keep me motivated and ontop of that as if we women dont go through enough i found some hurtful things that was said against me... i am also going through some personal issues and feels like everything is closing up on me and you want to SCREAM!!!! and get away from everything at the same time where you dont know if you want to cry at everything!!! Well now you know why i have been away!!! BUT it is long weekend and everyone got permission to eat, be lazy and enjoy it!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

DAY 10

Good day, hope you did not miss me.... i weighed in on thursday and lost a whopping excited.. closing to getting out of the 90's.... my eldest daughters birthday came up and went but i was good. Had some seafood potjie and not luxuries.. did not drink as much water as i wanted too... my work pants is starting to fall down which is a good sign.. then you get that negative people that no matter how hard you try and need all the support they just say put you totally off. I have learned as my Apostle Roger says that do not associate yourself with negative people.. so enjoy your day, keep strong and remember that summer dress you want to get into...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Today i feel i hit a wall in trying to eat properly and feels like it is going nowhere. I hate this feeling and what it to go away and take some of me with it hehehe. So i think i am going through what every women goes through when they feel like giving up but i refuse and seek support and guidance and that is what i am going to do. Tomorrow i weigh in and i know i will properly show that i picked up even though i was good. I am having a salad for lunch today, the weather must get warmer because we just crave for warm foods.... so lets see, please send me some inspirations if you went or going through the same...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


So my day yesterday evening went well, did not crave for anything and our food for the meeting was healthy but i did not almost have. Did not have an appetite and when we got home we found our dog that died, very sad..... Today i feel not so much bloated and guess what " Our Uniforms for work came that we fitted on about two months ago" i am scared and excited but will see...i ate Jungle oats for breakfast and a health sandwich for lunch... i am so busy at work that i must remember to drink my water... why do we have to drink about 8 glasses of water. Why could it not be Coke, Juice...anything else with more flavour... or COFFEE mmmmm

Monday, September 6, 2010

Day 1

Good day everybody, so my day begins feeling guilty at what i ate the weekend.... my first goal that i am setting is 5kg, let start small women if we think big we fail quiker... My weekend was not good as i just want sweet things and take aways.... it seems i will never be below the 90's. Yes ladies that is my weight at the moment for everyone to see. No turning back now, so for breakfast i had a cup of tea and two slices of brown bread, now the water ahgggg. I know how all of us feel about that but it is the most important part of loosing weight believe it or not. So i am weighing in on Thursday to see the damages but until then lets see if we can make a shift in the form of our bodies.... we are having a meeting after work and i am not interested in what they eat, that is my challenge for today "TEMPTATION" the root of all evil... i will overcome it, stay tune and let me know how you are doing and drop motivations as i need it!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

3rd September 2010

Hi everyone

I am sitting at work and thought of starting a blog of what women go through so that other women know that they are not alone and for me to tell someone. Everyday i will try and post of my day and my goals that i want to accomplish. Alot of women struggle with there weight in this day in age and we dont like talking about it and even though we LOVE shopping we to scared. I dont believe i started this blog but i hope i will be an encouragement for other women, so tune in on Monday 06 September when i will tell you about me....