Win with MR Price

mrpsport_maysignupandwin   MR Price Sport are running an awesome competition where users who  sign up to the MRPSPORT Newsletter stand a chance to WIN ONE OF TWO R1000 shopping vouchers each month!!! Why sign up? Be ahead of the crowd and receive the monthly MRPSports "Get into it" magazine as a digital edition. Issue 10 is out now and is full of great content for all of you outdoor lovers with features ranging from camping tips to hiking trails or simply what to pack for padkos! Check it out here And thats not all - Get the latest on new arrivals, what's hot, once-off promotions, exclusive giveaways, behind-the-scenes footage and top tips from your favorite sporting heroes. So what are you waiting for??? ENTER the competition now!!!


Prelox It takes 2 to start a family....Close to 10 percent of all couples experience infertility at some point, with male infertility contributing to half of all couple’s fertility problems. Without us even knowing it, our lifestyle can affect male fertility, here's how: Stress - It lowers testosterone Alcohol -  It can destroy the hormones that help restore testosterone Vitamins - Fertility boosters are: Vitamin C, E and Zinc, make sure you take them everyday Exercise - Regular exercise can increase sperm count Smoking - Causes less sperm and weak sperm Vegetables - Eat plenty of greens, try to maintain a healthy weight, being overweight kills fertility Sleep - Getting enough sleep will boost your testosterone Today everyone has a hectic lifestyle and the tricky part is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and that is where Prelox comes in.  Lamelle Research Laboratories have launched a male fertility product containing what is considered the most valuable and effective fertility booster in the world. Prelox Fertility has been developed using a unique patented combination of Pycnogenol and L-arginine aspartate.  No side effects have been reported in any published Prelox® studies to date. Pycnogenol is neither teratogenic nor mutagenic. The multiple benefits of Prelox® include:
  • Increase in the anti oxidative capacity of plasma.
  • Stimulates the activity of e-NOS (endothelial nitric oxide synthetase).
  • In combination with L-Arginine (Prelox®) increases e-NOS in spermatozoa.
  • An increase in spermatozoa NO (Nitric Oxide) increases sperm motility and human sperm capacitance.
Taking two Prelox®capsules daily has a significant effect on overall sperm health. Results can be seen within one month. •  Increase in semen volume •  Increase in spermatozoa concentration •  Increase in percentage of motile spermatozoa •  Increase in percentage of spermatozoa with normal morphology Price: R495 (including VAT) available at pharmacies nationwide, to find out more visit Distributed by Lamelle Research Laboratories, for further information please contact: Meridy Thomas Lamelle Research Laboratories or 0823367043  

Lamelle – The Science of Skin

lapelle Lamelle Research Laboratories is a biotechnology research company that manufactures products locally for the South African market and they have just released their latest issue of their magazine Lapelle!! For those of you who don't know, Lamelle Research Laboratories is a South African biotechnology research company (started 7 years ago) that manufactures products that are innovative and evidenced based, with a special interest in cosmetic dermatology, all products that are developed follow a rigorous programme of review, research and meticulous production. Ok now, back to the magazine.... click here to view the Lapelle. First of all, Happy Birthday Lapelle!!  Yes it is their 1st birthday and may there be many more!! For their birthday edition Lapelle has giveaways to the value of R23 000!!!!!  Enter to be sure to get your share.  I did 🙂 They also have the latest trends in fashion, health, food, skin care, books and many more. So go on the link and experience a great new world!!!

New Toyota Corolla 2104

toyota   Have you seen the latest on the market?  The new Toyota Corolla 2014 has hit the streets with big BANG!! The Toyota Corolla must be by far the most popular car in South Africa,  nearly selling 1 million of them since 1975 and 40 million worldwide. The Toyota Corolla comes with loads of standard features such as:
  • Remote central locking across the range with keyless Smart Entry on Exclusive models
  • Follow-Me-Home Light Control System
  • Ambient temperature indicator
  • On-board computer (TFT Multi-information display screen on Exclusive)
  • 60/40 Split rear seats
  • Automatic Climate Control (Sprinter and Exclusive)
  • Touch-screen display audio incorporates AM/FM radio, a CD/DVD/MP3 player, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity with a music streaming facility, and a USB port for the connection of portable music players, with the facility to display iPod album cover art. A Back Guide Monitor is fitted as standard (Prestige and Exclusive)
  • Esteem and Sprinter models are equipped with a standard audio system, aux inport and USB port
  • Bluetooth hands-free system on all models except Esteem
  • Rain sensing wipers (Exclusive)
  • Cruise Control (Exclusive)
With all these standard features the only difficult part of buying a Toyota Corolla is choosing the right colour for you, no need to worry about the inside 🙂 The new Toyota Corolla benefits from a three-year/100,000km warranty and comes with a standard five-year/ 90 000 km service plan Toyota Corolla price in South Africa:  
Fuel Consumption
1.3 Esteem214 90073 kW128 Nm
1.4 D Esteem237 900
66 kW
205 Nm4.5l/100km
1.6 Esteem225 90090 kW154 Nm6.6 l/100km
1.8 Prestige251 900103 kW173 Nm7.0l/100km
  bluetoyota   There has also been an increase in the Toyota Corolla's boot capacity, with 452 liters of boot space, you can put just about anything in there, as you will see on the video:     Have a look at the link below for more news on this hot new beast!   Cheers

Holiday Time

TheBoardwalk December is coming closer and closer, which means Holiday Time!!! One of the best places to go to is Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.  Going to Port Elizabeth can be fun, with so much to do and to see for the young and the old. Sun, sea, warm weather, friendly people and of course The Boardwalk You can't go to PE without going to The Boardwalk. The Boardwalk is the most exciting leisure attraction in the Eastern Cape, offering 24-hour entertainment and superior conference space, 5-star Hotel, Spa, Casino, Shops and Restaurants. The best place to stay for this coming holiday will definitely be The Boardwalk Hotel, with 140 luxury guest rooms each with an ocean view with awesome accommodation options, pamper yourself at The Boardwalk Spa by Africology which also has a fitness centre (stay in shape while you on holiday), and spend the nights at The Boardwalk Casino offering lots of action with the latest slots games and casino classics. If you haven't decided where you going for this December holiday, you should definitely be heading down to the Eastern Cape, The Boardwalk is waiting for you. See you there 🙂  

Century City Business Centre

CenturyCity   Have you seen the latest trend in office rentals?  Virtual offices at its best!!  Yes...The Business Centre has just launched its brand new offices in one of Cape Town's prime locations, Century City. Century City Business Centre offers you  a wide range of services that will help you get your business up and running in no time:
  • Modern stylishly furnished offices in a variety of sizes
  • Boardrooms and meeting rooms
  • Flexible leasing options (3, 6 or 12 months)
  • Front desk reception
  • Awesome looking waiting areas
  • On-site ICT department
Century City Business Centre also has a special offer : ONLY PAY FOR 10 MONTHS, when signing a 12 month lease, that's 2 months FREE...Bonus!!!     For more information and to get a quote,  go visit their website now!! "The Perfect Workspace for your company"        

YAY…Thank You Sloggi SA

sloggi3   I have been very lucky the last couple of months, winning some awesome prizes.  The most recent competition I have entered was with Sloggi South Africa. A couple of weeks ago I entered the competition they had on their Facebook page.  The other day I received a phone call with some very good news 🙂 A feel good day worth R6000, to share with a friend and R500 to go to a charity of my choice.   sloggi   Lynette and I was very excited when our parcels arrived. With all the new underwear, everyday is a FeelGood day!!  Can't wait to go and have a pamper day with the great Sorbet vouchers that was also in our parcels. Thank you Sloggi for having this very cool competition!!! Go follow them on Twitter : SloggiSA - "Incredible for you.  Invisible for others."   See Ya #MINIQueen        

MINI Mandela Day – Amakhaya Home

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  Mandela annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each 18 July (on Mandela's birthday...and mine!!).  The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, since then it has been celebrated every year worldwide.   MandelaDay   MINI Drivers SA organised a Charity event for Mandela Day together with all the crazy MINIacs out there on the 20th of July 2013. MINIacs from all over South Africa gathered on Saturday morning at Auto Alpina MINI in Boksburg.  Thank goodness for the warm fresh coffee and the muffins, because it was a bit cold that morning.   MandelaDay   At about 10:00 we all left in a big convoy on our way to the Amakhaya/Rethabile Children's and Community Project, situated in Lenasia Johannesburg.  The Home is managed and founded by the retired couple Joyce Naicker and her husband.  The home was founded in 1994 as a NPO that would take in children who are in need, due to various circumstances.  


There are currently 16 children at the home aged, between 3 and 22.  The organisation depends on donations from the local community and was overwhelmed with all the food, clothes, fruit, toys, blankets and all the other goodies that they received from all the MINIacs.

On arrival the event was opened with a prayer followed by the National Anthem.  Everyone put their hands together and painted the bedrooms for the boys and girls, whilst other fired up the grill to feed all the participants and the children 🙂


Click here to watch a video on MINI Drivers SA's website of some of the MINI's travelling to Lenasia.  Remmone from MINI Drivers SA said the aim was to break the record of the largest parade of MINI's in Africa.  We were only 91 MINI's, that's just 9 away from the breaking the close!!!

At the Amakhaya home they work with orphans, vulnerable children and women with drugs and alcohol abuse problems. The organisation also works with the community focusing on building stronger families so that they can build better communities.  Joyce also said the mission of the home is based on Isaiah 58:12 which reads: Go out and rebuild the community, restore, repair and unite...and that is exactly what Joyce and her husband are doing.

Auto Alpina MINI also had a competition for Mandela Day on their Facebook and Twitter pages. The facebook winner was @Big_Kabz and the twitter winner was...*drum roll*.....ME....yay!!! Thank you Auto Alpina for having the competition!!

If you want to view some of the photos of the event, go check out Skye Photography's facebook page....lots of pics!!

It was a lot of fun driving around town with all the MINIacs whilst putting charity first!

Until next year 🙂



Just a Quick Thank You!!!

Amakhaya Hello everyone....just want to take the time to quickly thank a couple of people who helped with another donation to Amakhaya Home. Gateway Communications for all the cabinets, drawers and desks! Remonne from MINI Drivers SA for putting us in touch with all the MINI dealers! Thank you JP from MINI Northcliff who sponsored the money for the trailer hire! Thanks to Dewald's mom Rina, for the boot full of books she gave to the kids! Thank you David from the Amakhaya Home for the friendly welcome and gathering the kids to help off load the trailer! And a big thanks to Dewald who arranged with Gateway Communications for the donations and taking it to the Amakhaya Home!     #MINIQueen 🙂          

Birthday Picnic Willow Feather Farm


  Yesterday was my birthday, yes I share my birthday with Madiba, and my sister 🙂 Since Dewald and I started dating I always wanted to go and have a picnic somewhere.  We never got to do it and I think Dewald isn't really into the picnic thing. So yesterday I got this big surprise, we went for a picnic on my birthday....AWESOME!!! Dewald couldn't have picked a better place for a picnic, Willow Feather Farm, situated next to the R21, close to the Irene Mall.  Willow Feather Farm  supplies indigenous trees to retail and wholesale customers, but they also have a nursery, tea garden, farmyard, kids party place and of course the picnic facilities. When we arrived they gave us blankets and said we must go and pick a spot. they gave us a few minutes and brought the picnic basket and the menu to order drinks. Since it was a bit cold yesterday, we looked for a spot with little or no wind and lots of sunshine.   WillowFF   The picnic basket was filled with yummy food, salads, cookies, fresh bread, dried fruit and nougat....mmmm And to drink I ordered the best strawberry milkshake I have ever tasted, served in a big glass topped with fresh cream and a cherry, delish!!   WillowFF   After our picnic we walked through the farmyard looking at all the animals from pot belly pigs, sheep, goats, swans, ducks, rabbits and the weird looking alpacas, their eyes kinda freaked me out.  I watched an episode of Dirty Jobs once where they were shearing alpacas for their wool, the alpacas would fight back by spitting boogers at the shearer, so I was a little cautious....especially when he pulled a face like this!!   WillowFF   My favourite was the goats (French Alpine/ Ober Hasly).  This little guy was so cute I just wanted to take him home with me!   WillowFeatherFarm   Overall it was a fun picnic and I really enjoyed it.  My first picnic and it was on my birthday!!     #MINIQueen              

My Early Birthday Present :)

GHD On the 28th of June Dewald told me to go check out the new competition that was on Fashion by Brett Robson's website.  Like every other girl, I am a big fan of the GHD hair straightener  and all their wonderful products.  You know how it goes, when you have curly hair you want it to be super straight and when you have straight hair you want it to be curly.  I have curly hair, that is where I got my nickname from, Curls So Brett had this competition on her website that was super easy to enter, and the prize....*drum roll*....a GHD Air hair dryer with Heat Protectant Spray, Total Volume Foam, Hair Spray, a hair brush and a comb!!!! I have only won a couple of things in my life, so you could have imagined the smile on my face the morning of the 3rd of July when I saw the e-mail from Brett saying I won the GHD Air Dryer prize.  And it is just in time for my birthday, which is tomorrow by the way  🙂 Go check out Brett's website to get up to date with the latest fashion trends and for the amazing prize giveaways. Oh and Brett won the 2012 SA Blog Awards for the best Fashion Blog - so she is kind of a big deal!!!!  If I were you I would also go and follow her on Facebook and on Twitter, for her regular OOTD posts, because they are that good! So excuse me now, I have to go try out my new GHD Air hair dryer! 🙂 Cheers #MINIQueen