Tag Archives: Port Elizabeth

aKing at Pool City

 

Can’t wait for friday :):) Planning a girls night and then to find out that aKing is playing at Pool City here in Port Elizabeth – how awesome is that?! VERY.  EXCITED!!!!!!!!

Apartment hunting in Port Elizabeth

So, yesterday I went to view 4 different (or not so different) apartments. No real luck in finding a place to stay though. The first 3 ones were nice and all but way too small. The 4th one was nice size-wise but the building was too prison like and old. All 4 close to the beach but that didn’t really make a difference.

Going to check another apartment out today at Kings Court. Looks kind of small in the photos but the price is good and it’s close to shops and stuff so I can walk around the area… but no pets allowed…

The first 3 apartments I viewed yesterday were all at Amadada Leisure Village – a very nice eco-friendly place that makes you feel like you are in a completely different place, like out in the middle of the bushes somewhere in a resort like place. Very strange. You forget that the beach is just down the road.

Pool area outside

Pool area outside

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Little cove type deal

Little cove type deal

Waterfall by the pool

Waterfall by the pool

Entrance to Amadada Leisure Lodge

Entrance to Amadada Leisure Village

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Here is the first apartment I viewed:

Really pretty en-suite bathroom..but I'm not loving that it IN the bedroom... No privacy at all - Freaky! Why is this a trend??

Really pretty en-suite bathroom..but I’m not loving that it is IN the bedroom… No privacy at all – Freaky! Why is this a trend??

Nice mirrored closet

Nice mirrored closet

The view... No cool that they are still building outside, don't wanna deal with all the noise.

The view… Not cool that they are still building outside, don’t wanna deal with all the noise.

The bathroom gain

The bathroom again

Second bathroom with shower.

Second bathroom with shower.

Second bedroom with a horrible green wall.

Second bedroom with a horrible green wall.

Tiny bedroom.

Tiny bedroom.

Nice kitchen...

Nice kitchen…

The patio.

The patio.

So not only is the whole bathroom inside the bedroom a trend but apparently it’s also cool nowadays to combine the kitchen and the living room… So not cool.

Here is the second apartment I viewed – pretty much the same deal as the first one but with nicer ceilings.

Same mirrored closet as the first apartment.

Same mirrored closet as the first apartment.

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No balcony here.

No balcony here.

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Nicer kitchen.

Nicer kitchen.

Second bedroom - nicer color than the first apartment.

Second bedroom – nicer color than the first apartment.

The view from the master bedroom.

The view from the master bedroom.

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Main bedroom wall

Main bedroom wall

Again with the en-suite inside the bedroom..

Again with the en-suite inside the bedroom..

Nicer ceilings with beams

Nicer ceilings with beams.

The third apartment was the same deal – not a lot of space there neither.

Nice little braai area on the balcony. And - it has a balcony.

Nice little braai area on the balcony. And – it has a balcony.

Kitchen/living room.

Kitchen/living room.

Beams. :)

Beams. :)

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Watch your tv and your fridge at the same time...

Watch your tv and your fridge at the same time…

Bathroom with a tiny tub.

Bathroom with a tiny tub.

Second bedroom

Second bedroom

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Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom without a door.

Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom without a door.

IMG_4511 IMG_4512 IMG_4513 IMG_4514 IMG_4515 IMG_4516After viewing the Amadada ones I took a stroll down to the beachfront and bought myself an ice cream and then had a cup of coffee at the Humewood hotel. A half dodgy hotel but it was nice to just chill in the sun before my next viewing that was just down the road.

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Freezing winds so I'm hiding in my scarf ;)

Freezing winds so I’m hiding in my scarf ;)

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The last place I looked at was in The Beaches in Humewood. Old looking building with heavy security.

Old style haha

Old style haha

Wooden floors

Wooden floors

En-suite

En-suite

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Bathroom

Bathroom

Second bedroom

Second bedroom

Third bedroom

Third bedroom

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Dining area

Dining area

Kitchen - The nice thing about this apartment!

Kitchen – The nice thing about this apartment!

Living room

Living room

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A nice prison feel to it don't you think?

A nice prison feel to it don’t you think?

Time to move on

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So we just found out that ‘they’ sold the apartment we are living in and now we have 3 months to find a new place. I’ve been looking for a nice place that allows pets as I really wanna get a dog(!) but it seems impossible to find unless you wanna buy a place…and we don’t. Not a lot of pet friendly places here in Port Elizabeth so the puppy might have to wait a few years 😪 However I am going to look at a place later today thats not pet friendly but looks amazing online so I’m hoping it is as amazing as it seems haha. Wish me luck! :)

Last Homegrown – Cape Town 2012

Here is something that I completely forgot to blog about. Last year we (me, Ryan, Robin, Martin, Nikki, Preller and Sam) all drove down from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town to go to the last Homegrown party ever on nov 3rd. We only started driving at like 6pm so we got to Cape Town at about 4 in the morning haha. 2 cars 7 peeps. The next day we met up with Zané, Niki, Brett and Alisha to party. We went to the Last Homegrown ever and the next day we all drove back again. It’s about 8 hours one way to drive haha. So here are some photos and a video that my boyfriend and his brother made  from that party  - which was insane!! :)

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On our way to the Waterfront.

On our way to the Waterfront.

Lunch and drinks somewhere by the Waterfront.

Lunch and drinks somewhere by the Waterfront. I’m the BOSS haha.

In the taxi on our way to Signal Hill.

In the taxi on our way to Signal Hill.

Nikki and I in the taxi - I'm making a funny face :)

Nikki and I in the taxi – I’m making a funny face :)

Nikki, Ryan and I - in the taxi

Nikki, Ryan and I – in the taxi.

View from Signal Hill.

View from Signal Hill.

Cheers! Having a beer at Signal Hill.

Cheers! Having a beer at Signal Hill.

Me and my love.

Me and my love.

Me and Robin.

Me and Robin.

Martin and Nikki - so cute!

Martin and Nikki – so cute!

Me and Ryan being cute too haha!

Me and Ryan being cute too haha!

Sam and I posing.

Sam and I posing.

Pre-party at Zané's place before Homegrown.

Pre-party at Zané’s place before Homegrown.

My lovely and I.

My lovely and I.

Nikki and I.

Nikki and I.

Ryan, me, Sam and Preller.

Ryan, me, Sam and Preller.

Sam, Nikki, Alisha, Niki and me.

Sam, Nikki, Alisha, Niki and me.

Everybody :):)

Everybody :):)

Unexpected shopping results..

The shopping trip to Greenacres ended like it usually does haha I came home with nothing of what I planned to buy. The reason for that is that Greeanacres doesn’t have any of the stuff I want and am looking for. But like most time I came home with a bunch of unplanned buys. Like small surprises to myself haha. I am in love with my new summer shoes from Woolworths, only reason I knew to buy them was because a friend has the same ones but with blue stripes. Also bought 2 pairs of shorts (my wardrobe was lacking in the shorts department) which I very happy about. Both pairs from Abercrombie & Fitch. My star scarf and aviator sunglasses I got at Jay Jay’s, and my chiffon-y type black see-through jacket was the biggest surprise of all considering how much I have been complaining Mr. Price and that’s exactly where I found it haha. I spotted a lot of nice shoes in there as well as workout clothes. Now what I still need is to find more tops. I can sit all day on Pinterest and Fancy and Tumblr and whatnot and think that I will be able to find all that stuff but the truth is that as long as I’m living in Port Elizabeth chances of me actually finding any of those things are very slim. I might have to start doing some online shopping again. Did a lot of that in Sweden ;)

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February Christmas Presents

This afternoon a package arrived for me from my mom. All the way from Sweden to Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Only takes about 1 1/2 months haha. Good thing she didn’t send me cheese! Instead I got a package of hand made things. Hand made as in made by my mom! :)

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I got this lovely blanket – at the moment its lying on my bed as a throw or whatever it’s called.

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Second thing I got was this hood-thingy. And as you can see my mom made it my fashion ;) Fashion by Sofie. How sweet!

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The third thing my mom made are these wrist warmers, not sure if that’s what they are actually called but I’m calling them that from now on haha. They are mine so I can call them whatever I want. I could call them Bernardies if wanted to, but I don’t, so I won’t, As you can see my little logo is on them too. Fashion by Sofie. I like it. Having my own logo. Also the wrist warmers are insanely fluffy and soft. Will be nice when it’s winter (a months from now).

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The final thing in my package was this….troll? Yes, a troll. Wearing earrings that I will steal from him. Not sure if my mom made the earrings as well, she said it was all hand made so I’m guessing she did. Did you?
Thank you so much for the presents mom!

I ♥ Breakfast

Excuse the hamster face haha :) Had breakfast with Ryan and Robin at Finnezz this morning. Lovely salmon and scrambled eggs. The place was quite empty but we are gonna have to go there some night for drinks cause it looks really nice since they moved. Now I’m watching a How I Met Your Mother marathon before its time to do some actual running haha. Going jogging with Nikki this afternoon – need to get back into exercising mode again. Been way too lazy for way too long. ;)

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Friday – SPA day

Hey everyone :)
Didn’t really have time to blog this weekend. On Friday I went to the Boardwalk Hotel Spa with Nikki and Mignon :) it was soooo lovely! Had a hot stone massage and Nikki and Mignon had some stick massage. The girl massaging me was amazing! The spa is really lovely and we were bubbling in the pool for a bit. After our massages we ordered in a bottle of wine. After we were finished at the spa we had dinner and more wine on the hotel terrace. A super lovely girls night :)

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Cape Town baby!!

Road tripping with Ryan : ) Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. 4 weeks holiday dolls – amazing!! Tomorrow my dad and his wife gets here and are gonna spend 2 weeks in CT with us before they leave for Thailand. Excited! First time they meet everyone ; )

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Weekend stuff

Had a really nice weekend :) On Friday Ryan and I had dinner with Martin and Nikki at Newscafé by the boardwalk. The food was excellent! Some band was playing and and lots of people walking around. They have made the place really nice with the water show fountains (or whatever it is called) and the little shops everywhere. Made a mental note to go and check the shops out.

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On Saturday Ryan, Martin, Nikki, Matt, Mignon and I went to watch the rugby at the stadium. Was super cool with all the dressed up people. I think we all wished we had dressed up but it was awesome anyway. My fav ones were the people dressed up as the Simpsons haha. The weather was almost too great hehe the sun was shining and it was crazy hot – the beers went straight to my head ; )
After the rugby we went to eat at a Greek restaurant and the food there was yum! Everyone else went on to go out but I wasn’t feeling so great so I stayed at home and went to sleep. Food poisoning – very uncool. Sunday we chilled at Martin and Nikki’s house watching movies and eating Chinese food and Mc Donald’s : )

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A surfing kind of Wednesday

I started my day by eating a healthy breakfast, egg white omelette and coffee… Then went for a 5K jog down by the beach. Awesome. Went back home and put on one of Robins old wetsuits and went surfing for an hour with Ryan. More awesomeness. Got back and had cookies and pringles. Not so awesome. And have since been feeling kind of crap. Like I have a fever almost. So I have been lying in bed drinking tea while the guys are playing games. Didn’t expect surfing to be so tough on my poor little body! Ryan just said it might have been too much sun for me today. It was nice though :) Being pushed onto waves and pretending I was flying with my arms wide like they were my wings and the surfboard my plane haha. I’m so normal, I’m in the water on a surfboard pretending that I’m flying on clouds instead of white water. I did manage to get two waves on my own without being pushed – tough work for my arms. No way I’m standing up on that thing with my balance all over the place. Maybe if I had one of those stand up paddle (SUP) boards… I really wanna try that! A better fitting wetsuit would have been cool also, so the freezing water don’t leak in everywhere. Even my feet hurt now… surfing is not for me, but a great workout! Anyway, time to watch a movie and then sleep. Haha wanted to say time to go to bed but I’m already in bed! :) Good night! xoxo

Lunch at Bridge Street Brewery – Outfit of the day

I kept my promise to myself and went jogging this morning :) Did a 8K jog/power walk. It was a beautiful morning and after my jog I was feeling on top of the world and have been all day really, in such a good mood. Went for an early lunch at the Bridge Street Brewery with Ryan. I feel like we go there a LOT, and we do, but I mean why not when the food is super yum and the place is really cool. I was told by my dear boyfriend today that no one really says ‘super yum’ which I thought was crazy so now I’m going to say it more often just because haha. Anyway, I had a super yum lovely greek salad, trying to be healthier and all but I suspect it really wasn’t all that healthy cause I mostly just ate the feta cheese and the olives, and to finish it all off I had a KitKat haha. Ryan had the bread board and home made style fries (chips). The bread board is probably the best thing to eat at Bridge Street Brewery, if you don’t eat meat cause I really wouldn’t know what the meat is like.

Outfit of the day: Sweater from YDE, Sunglasses from MNG / Mango, Leggings from Von Zipper, Belt from Foschini, Shoes from Mr.P./Mr. Price, Bag from Chanel and my lovely new (got it yesterday) bracelet from YDE / Young Designers Emporium.

Back from WordPress fail

Hello guys! I haven’t been able to blog since friday, for some weird reason wordpress just didn’t want to work. It took me forever to try and load a page and my Dashboard didn’t work at all. Not much new to tell you about… had a power failure on saturday from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. Partying in the dark haha. Robin, Ryan, Preller and I had a few beers in the dark while using up the battery life on our MacBook Pro’s and iPads. On sunday we watched some movies and chilled. Loved ‘John Carter’ and ‘Contraband’! Not sure I was loving Kate Beckinsale as a blonde, but she’s a good actress anyway.
Today has been really nice, went for lunch at ‘the Coachman’ with Ryan to celebrate our 3 years and 8 months together. Had a lovely meze platter with hallumi, calamari, mushrooms, fries and salad. YUM!

Thank you Mother Nature

Had a very chilled Friday. Mother Nature heard me and gave us a beautiful day here in Port Elizabeth. Spent most of the day on the balcony in the sun listening to music. Wonderful. A perfect day to do nothing. Can’t wait for tomorrow when Martin and Nikki gets back from playing with the Big Five! I’m not jealous… I just wanna play with giraffes. Nikki and I already played with lions back in 2009/2010. Anyway people, see you later :)
Hope you all have a lovely weekend :)

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Women’s Day Lunch With the Guys.

 

 

Lovely day today – Woman’s Day and all :) We decided to go for lunch and enjoy the sunshine on the balcony at ‘The Kelway Hotel’. Turns out that there is absolutely nothing vegetarian to eat there so we just had a beer and chilled for a little while.  I think Robin needs couches like these on his balcony :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I wore today: Top from H&M, Pants from Von Zipper, Bag from Chanel, Shoes…?, and the belt used to be my moms.

 

 

After The Kelway hotel we went to eat at ‘the Coachman’. Enjoyed the view and spotted a few dolphins in the water. I had this amazing starter for lunch called ‘Avocado Ritz’, basically avo with prawns, lettuce and dressing. We all ate a bit too much but it was so nice!