Thursday, 26 February 2015

I moved to WordPress

I've finally moved to WordPress and this will be my last post on blogger. Thank you for all support reading and commenting on my blog. For new updates check out my new and improved blog  There will be lots of new and exciting posts on fitness and goal pursuit hence the new name Dumbbells and Delights.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Study Update

It's been almost a month since I took a break from blogging and I made a lot of progress with my studies. Its become somewhat the only thing I do if you see my IG pics below. I've since written two exams and received the study material for my fourth and last subject of the course.

 I was under a lot of pressure studying two subjects in less 3 months and the process has truly challenged me in the way I think about what I am capable of doing. I arrived earlier at work to study in a quieter environment, I even woke up at 3 am to study. This year will see me being able to do more for my career and dreams. 

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Taking a break

I've decided to take a break from blogging so I can concentrate on my studies as I have a few exams coming in February and May. As part of my 101/1001 goals I want to be a certified bookkeeper by June, which by the way I need to actually complete writing the goal list. I've decided to tackle the big goals first. See my list here:

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

How to survive Load shedding

Lately we've had load-shedding in South Africa. According to Eskom load-shedding is an effective way to avoid total collapse of the electricity supply grid and is a last resort to balance electricity supply and demand. This got me thinking about how much I rely on electricity and so I've come with a short list of stuff to do during load-shedding. 

Things to do during load-shedding:
1. Do any household chores that don't require electricity like washing the dishes or tidying up. 
3. Play games like 
 board or card games- you can still have fun
4. Go to bed (this is if it's at night and closer to bed time)
5. Unplug devices, you don't want your appliances and devices to be fried by a possible surge of power when the power gets back.
6. Don't complain on twitter about the power- by now everyone knows we are having load shedding so save your battery
7. Read a book- with this process going on for a bit you might as well catch up on some summer reading
8. If you're at work catch up on your filing or reading that boring manual or report. This of course is dependent on the lighting
9. Catch up on some writing, whether it's a blog post, that novel you've planning to write, a meal plan or even a prayer.

10. Do a crossword puzzle or word search. 

This to do when the power gets back on: 
1. Check the Eskom website for when the power will be cut next in your area so you can better plan especially for meals.
2. Charge all your devices and rechargeable batteries
3. Keep candles and lighters in a visible place.
4. Keep hot water in the kettle jug or get a flask
5. Stock up on canned foods and other foods that don't require to be cooked first. You don't  want to be paying for meals every day.

What other things would you do during load- shedding or in preparation of the next power outage? 

Monday, 8 December 2014

Book Review- I'll Take Manhattan

Book 1 of 2014

I haven't written a book review in a while and here's the first one of the year, I'll try to be more consistent in writing more reviews. 

 Judith Krantz- I’ll Take Manhattan
I rate this book 2 out of 5
Maxi Amberville was a spoilt, rich girl who did not understand the value and power of money. She loved getting what she wanted but struggled to win her mother Lily's affections.  The story flashes back and forth from when parents first met up to when she impulsively takes over one of her father’s magazines Button and Bows which she had no clue was failing. Maxi does manage to turn the magazine around much to her uncle Cutter’s disappointment and her mother Lily’s surprise.

I struggled to read this book even though it had many surprising and exciting twists.  It took me a long time to read it and I was happy that I managed to finish it. The ending was great as everything ended well, I love a good ending.  

What book/s have you struggled to read? 

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