If I Only Have One Year To Live, What Will I Do


This is what I would do if I only have one year to live:

  • I’ll sell most of my things and live lighter
  • I’ll go travel with my soul mate, daughter and my mom to visit the pyramids, travel across Canada, travel with my Buddhist teacher, visit Tibet, skydive with my Buddhist teacher, visit India again, hop over to New Zealand, spend a few weeks in Indonesia and Malaysia, visit central America
  • Tick off my 100 bucket list and do it all!
  • Blog about my experiences!
  • Do yoga, swim with dolphins, teach in spiritual courses and deeply connect to my soul mate…

So now for the real question: “What is stopping me from achieving all the above now?”  I could answer that it’s in fact…Life: I have too many responsibilities, money issues, my life is too settled and I don’t have much time right now.

Are my responsibilities keeping me away from living my dream because I think I’ll live long enough to experience my dreams anyway? Or do I have to wait for death to come knock on my door, make the change and then live my dream? Who am I kidding! 😉

Outdoor Festivals

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Open your mind and give rise to the light! Vortex organizers believe that commercialization of the trance scene worldwide diminished the message of what trance essentially teaches.

During summer, Cape Town offers many outdoor parties in beautiful, natural surroundings and sceneries. If you never had the opportunity to experience such bliss and unity, better make the effort and add it to your bucket list. Although there are several negativity on the topic, it is really up to the individual to make that choice of responsible partying and surrounding oneself with positivity.

My favorite is Vortex, one of the biggest outdoor organizers who follow these principles:


Is the core of energy found within ourselves when we let go of all or fears. We have a loss of interest in judging ourselves and those around us. We tend to think and act spontaneously, enjoying each moment as we appreciate everything and smile through the eyes, from the heart.


We all long for love, understanding and acceptance. We can only truly give and receive love once we have gained acceptance and peace within ourselves. Our actions of love towards others all stem from the love we have for ourselves.


Is what happens when a group of people, who have peace, experience their love for themselves and each other, creating a oneness within the group.


The attitude you reach because of Peace, Love and Unity. This allows an environment of freedom of choice. You allow yourself the freedom to be yourself as you allow others the freedom and space to be themselves.

See you on the dance floor 2012!

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Flights to South Africa:

Emirates, South African Airways, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM

South African Wine

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Cape Town is known as the gateway of the South African winelands. Cultures from Africa, Europe and the East all came together and took part in shaping this rich in colour and diverse in culture wine industry, for more than 350 years.

South African wines are one of the very best, not only for the wine itself but also for its tranquil, picturesque settings where the wine is produced. Most of the winelands are located in valleys between majestic mountains and greenery in a Mediterranean climate. These wine countries offer great wine tasting experiences, cellar tours, top restaurant facilities as well as luxury accommodation.

The wine countries have a rich culture and history. One can enjoy typical Dutch architecture dating way back to the 17th century, lushes gardens, museums, boutique shops and five-star services. Today South Africa can be experienced as a peaceful democracy, a vibrant country of enormous diversity and potential. All this variety reflect in our wines. The wine industry reflects classicism with influences from contemporary fruit-driven styles of the West. This unusual combination makes for wines which are complex yet accessible, sophisticated yet powerful, articulately expressing the unique terroir and people of the Cape.

  • The Winelands consist of several regions: Somerset West, Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, Constantia Valley, Coastal Routes, Little Karoo and Olifants River Wine Routes and much more.
  • Wines to be enjoyed: chenin blanc, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, method cap de’classique, colombard, riesling, merlot, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and pinotage, South Africa’s very own cultivar.

The best decision to make is to get yourself a bottle of South African wine (wherever you live), then close your eyes and imagine sipping that fine wine on a luxury wine estate surrounded by nature, endless green valleys and blue skies. As you open your eyes from the blissful experience, you realize that you simply have to make the effort to visit the most beautiful country in the world: South Africa!


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I Love CT

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Put your hands up for Cape Town, I love this city! Imagine a beautiful city nestled at the foot of a continent, next to a blue ocean with deep blue skies and in the middle of it all, a range of majestic mountains hugs the city.

Cape Town alias ‘mother city of the Rainbow Nation’ is a vibrant city where people and life comes together. Cape Town is a place where people celebrate all the time and work is considered….well come and see experience for yourself, especially on a Monday 😉

Our culture is rich and diverse with many nationalities and a proud country of 13 official languages. We had a tough history that separated us for many years and this was completely unnecessary. Today we have this wonderful, bright future in front of us. Cape Town presents the most amazing festivals, concerts, sports events and international events. When this happens the city and mountain lights illuminate the entire peninsula and a sense of unity is felt throughout the entire country!

Cape Town offers so much, for each and everyone!

  1. Hike up Table Mountain
  2. Take a boat to see Robben Island (Nelson Mandela’s prison cell)
  3. Shop at the V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk, Cavendish Malls and indulge in high street fashion, culture, cuisine and entertainment
  4. Stroll in the Company Gardens and visit the Museums and Planetarium
  5. Have High Tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel
  6. Walk down Adderley Street and check out real Capetonians
  7. Visit the townships and Cape Town flats
  8. Check out the District Six Museum
  9. Take the red hop-on hop-off bus and take tours all over the peninsula
  10. Nightlife is amazing with hundreds of clubs!!
  11. Be part of the café society – we have the best, little and cute café’s ever!
  12. Check out colourful BoKaap and try traditional South African Cape Malay food
  13. De Waterkant Village is filled with Art and Lifestyle shops
  14. Jog or walk on the Sea Point promenade and savor the most beautiful sunsets – oh, and challenge the beach gym!
  15. Sunbathe at Clifton and swim in icy cold water!
  16. Enjoy sundowners in Caprice on Sunday evenings from 5pm
  17. Check out Long Street for a vibey night out or boutique shopping
  18. Shop at Green Market Square for Souvenirs and take pictures of the city’s rich culture and buildings
  19. Walk up Lion’s head mountain on full moon
  20. Paraglide off Lion’s Head or just be lazy on your hotel terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
  21. Tip a parking guide from R2 and smile!
  22. Enjoy luxurious accommodation….everywhere!
  23. Bring enough money…you will want to spend it all!
  24. Hire a bicycle and be part of the Saturday morning cycling trend to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast afterwards! Mmmmm!!!
  25. Visit Cape Point and check out the currents and baboons! Don’t feed them please. Drive on the famous Chapman’s peak drive
  26. Swim with penguins! At Boulders beach – too cute!
  27. Visit the wine farms…we have plenty of the very best and do stay overnight!
  28. Date a South African!
  29. Visit the rest of the country, its like experiencing the whole world in one country – and it’s safe!
  30. Buy a property here, you’ll definitely want to stay!

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Blue Rock!

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Before you read this, please know that I am not marketing any concept or activity. I am merely sharing something that is very precious to me and I believe everyone should know about this gem of a place 😉

Imagine a place where you can be a child again, screaming from the top of your voice out of pure happiness! A place where you can be one with nature and do all sorts of fun stuff whilst experiencing inner freedom of how life supposed to be. That inner freedom that is most of the time covered and blocked with the many responsibilities that are ruling our very being, our very happiness.

A place created just for you and me to enjoy and to come out to play. A place where we can find ourselves again and let go of this competing, stiff reality. That place exists and is called Blue Rock!

Blue Rock is the only lake in Cape Town with crystal clear water and a depth of 60m. In summer the water temperatures go up to 26°C and in winter around 18°C . Situated on the beautiful slopes of the Helderberg Mountains in Sir Lowry’s Pass with views that overlook Strand, Gordon’s Bay, False Bay and even the backside of Table Mountain. This lake offers many activities for each and every one of us. They use an overhead cable system with an electronic motor which pulls skiers around the lake. These activities are endless on the cable system from waterskiing, to knee-boarding, to wake-boarding, etc. There are obstacles on the ski courses consisting of all sorts of kickers, sliders, rooftops, etc. Fridays there is night skiing dependent on the weather of course. Even surfing and barefoot skiing have been seen before! It offers excellent training for kite boarders, especially when there is no wind 🙂

Don’t worry about equipment, they have everything for rent! Even life jackets are complementary. The only requirement is that you can swim 🙂

It gets even better, Blue Rock has a fully licensed restaurant with top quality, tasty dishes and the best pizzas ever! Please do try their Asian Noodle Chicken Salad, it is the best ever especially after a few hours of skiing you get these enormous hunger pangs. Kids can enjoy the fun playground including the trampoline and yes, they do have volleyball facilities too. Oh, before I forget, did I mention they have cliff jumping starting from a few metres to lots and lots more. They even have a beach! Yes, a sandy beach where you can swim and paddle endlessly away. Feel free to bring your picnic baskets and spread out your blanket in the picnic areas. To all the moms, this is the perfect place to have your child’s birthday. It’s simply effortless, safe and amazing!

Other activities include a Fufi-slide that takes you on a 400m adrenalin ride from the top of the cliff into the lake. They have an Endure Motocross track featuring various obstacles, hill climbs, marshy river trails, etc. Diving into the deepest part offers extra fun with a variety of scuba courses at hand. And for those anger management crowd: Paintball is the one for you! To protect each and everyone Blue Rock has its own rules and regulations. So please respect, abide and know it is for your safety.

Yes, I told you Blue Rock is a gem and everyone should know about it. Go on, spread the word! An entrance fee of R30 gets you in. Come on, pack up the kids and make the effort now to experience this amazing phenomenon called Blue Rock 😉

Check their website for more details: www.bluerock.co.za