MONDAY 24 JUNE, 2013 / COMMENTS 
Hey guys, I'm looking for a new home for my trusty Olympus Pen. I love this camera so much I thought i'd offer it to my readers first before resorting to classifieds.
It's a few years old, but it's in good condition and still takes awesome pictures. The micro 4/3rds sensor and optics still beat most happy snap cameras and you can change the len's on them too.
Included is: Olympus Pen E-P1 (don't confuse with the cheaper E-PL1)
3 x batteries
Retro leather pouch (top of pouch not pictured)
4gb Memory card
Olympus - 14-42mm F3,5 - 5,6 lens
Optical View finder VF-1
I also have the amazing Panasonic 20mm F1.7 lens (with box, pouch and filter) which was our standard lens on this body (beautiful depth of field and pin sharp!). You can't buy this lens in South Africa but look on international stores for reviews.
This is going for R2499.
Or you can take both for R4999 (R500 off!). If you look at what all of these things sell on ebay you'll see this is a sweet deal.
Email me at email@example.com if you're interested. (Pick up in JHB, or courier for a small additional fee)
Click here to see examples of some of the adventures i've taken my Pen (+Panasonic lens) on.
FRIDAY 7 JUNE, 2013 / COMMENTS 
If you're ever on the road from Joburg to Durban, and you see a sign for Van Reenen's pass take a sharp left! There's a little general dealer there that will blow your mind.
We shot a wedding on Nottingham road this last weekend and on a whim stopped there to show some friends. There's one little road in this "town" if you can call it that, with a very dodgy hotel called "The Green Lantern" (It's bright green, you can't miss it!). Right at the end of the road is "the general dealer", where you can buy chappies and cokes but also a whole treasure trove of old things. I could have taken a lot more home with me, but settled on a few awesome items.
Firstly I found that very cute blue dress at the top. I just loved the print, the pleats, and the collar : ) it definitely needs a few alterations but I think it's going to be a great travel dress for Europe as the material literally doesn't crease! Next I found this leather medical bag which I absolutely loved, even though it's missing it's "inner". I'm still debating whether it's too big for an everyday kind of bag, or if I should keep it as an over night/weekender bag. What do you think?
Below I found these bright red cocktail stirrers for our bar cart, a little anchor bell and nice old copy of The Great Gatsby with a lot of "notes" inside ;). I just loved going through them and seeing what the previous owner underlined. Beautiful phrases like "bright night with wings beating in the trees" and "silver pepper of the stars".
I haven't thrifted in a long time but that was a really good haul!
So remember to pop in if you're driving down to Durban anytime soon, and let me know what you find if you do!
WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH, 2013 / COMMENTS 
FRIDAY 15 MARCH, 2013 / COMMENTS 
I've neatened up my blog a bit. It's needed some spring cleaning for a long time and with the help from some friends and a wonderful husband it's finally done.
We're experimenting with some new technologies so if you come across something strange, please do let me know.
I'm also in the process of going through and straightening out old posts, tags and pictures so some of the past posts might bring up some embarrassing history.
There's also a new logo in the works.
On Monday i'll do a proper introductory post on all that's new around here.
Please let me know what you think and if you come across anything suspicious.
WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH, 2013 / COMMENTS 
Pro's and Con's about being in the wedding industry. Con: You don't really get much of a December holiday. Pro: Winter is usually dead so you get to go escape the cold and go on a European vacation! Yeah : )
Dylan and I are taking the whole of July off and visiting a few places we've never been to before and also going to our first international music festival together!
(We're awaiting the line up announcement!).
All our flights, and internal travel has been booked but now we're just trying to find accommodation. We've decided to do a mix of really cheap accommodation and some nice (fairly priced) accommodation. If you have any tips for us we're looking to book accommodation in Nice here Amsterdam, Croatia, Italy (we're driving down the boot, but looking for nice places on the coast too), Suffolk (UK) and Barcelona.
Also if you know of any must see sneaky non-touristy spots in these areas we'd appreciate all the recommendations we can get!
On my search for cool places I found this awesome hotel in Barcelona via Design Milk which I think will suit us just fine ; ) It's called The Chic & Basic Ramblas Hotel. It looks pretty basic but has been beautifully designed.
"The designers of the hotel created an experience around the ’60s in Spain, matching the building’s 60’s vibe. With 97 rooms on six floors, the design is crisp and fresh, no-nonsense and comfortable. Using the doors of the rooms and exhibition panels, the hallway of each floor projects a specific aspect of those years: Culture and Society, Design Icons, Tourism, Advertising, Folklore, “Gauche Divine.”
How sweet is that little car in the middle of the common room?
I also found this article on the top 10 boutique hotels in Barcelona *sigh* for one day when we're rich and famous photographers.
FRIDAY 21 JUNE, 2013 / COMMENTS 
As promised I'm giving away a few of the items from my lounge post! :)
I'm giving away the Eye test Cushion, and a set of lab glass (air plants not included) to one lucky reader. I'm also going to throw in a 2L bottle of Sedgwick's Old brown to keep you warm this winter and also so that you can try the DIY once you're done. Sound good? :) I hope so!
To enter all you have to do is leave me a comment below, and for an extra entry tweet using the hashtag #EJN_Warmth, or click the tweet button below.Tweet #EJN_Warmth
Also remember to go enter the Sedgwicks competition on their facebook page. You can win a weekend away for you and 5 friends to one of 3 luxury camping destinations! One of them is the Old Mac Daddy! - Remember this post?)
Competition is now closed.
THURSDAY 11 APRIL, 2013 / COMMENTS 
I'm enjoying this sweet new She and Him single from bed this morning (still fighting off the influenza unfortunately). How are your mornings going? Swell I hope! ('cause She and Him makes me say things like swell and influenza) ; ).
MONDAY 18 MARCH, 2013 / COMMENTS 
If you've seen any of my tweets and instagrams lately you'll see i'm doing a spring clean of life, in every facet that I can.
I think every now and then it's necessary to stop and assess how you're living life, how you're treating people and what kind of message you're sending out to the world. With this blog I feel like i've lost direction a bit (maybe a lot), and i've been trying to find it again this year.
I've cleaned up the look of my blog a bit (with the help from some great people), started the process of going through old posts and fixing up a few things where necessary. It's not perfect yet, nor will it ever be (but i'm cool with that).
As of last month i've been blogging for 4 years and it's been a wild ride, i've loved all the little benefits of having a blog, i've loved sipping champagne at launches and getting presents in the post box but i'm ready to draw the line in the sand when it comes to brands and PR (and i'm sorry it's taken me this long to do it). I love this little space of mine on the internet and I don't want to taint it.
This means i'm not going blog any old thing I come across on the internet, it may mean I blog less but my aim is to put out quality, original content in all the categories I love (as defined above). I'm still going to blog about fashion and cats and lovely trivial things ; ) but i'm going to care less about stats, less about being the first to review a new spot in Joburg, less about trying to make brands happy. I started this blog to be another creative outlet, a space to really inspire myself and the pressure to perform kind of kills creativity.
So i'm stripping back all the layers and in a way starting over.
(Enjoy the new look, and play around a bit, i'll explain the new view and buttons in another post)
TUESDAY 19 FEBRUARY, 2013 / COMMENTS