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Jissy 3:09pm, 4 January 2007
Been contemplating about whether or not to start this project for over 3 weeks now - just due to the intensity of having to keep a camera every single day! But then today is the 4th of Jan 07 and funny that I have taken a pic each day this year- so maybe it's a sign ...... here we go 2007 in Pictures!

Everyday with Jissy
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Jissy 11 years ago
7 September 2007

Cheers to a great vacation

Such a crazy day- I worked from home for the first half and had to head off to the airport the second half! I remember leaving some time to do packing but it just did not happen! Trying to wrap work up before a holiday is hard work man! I was on the phone all morning- in between editting presentations, updating plans, delegating approvals aaaggh and even a call with my company wanting to send me back to work in the netherlands for the rest of the year- come on people just let me get away from this!

Needless to say Hubby walked in and I barely greeted him - in a vain attempt to get work done- i managed to pack and be ready just in time- and as the cab driver arrived I was taking down Alex's contact details for our Roma hook up!

So my dear diary friends this was def the HIGHLIGHT of my day...sitting at Heathrow, Hubby across the table, White wine spritzer in front of me and on route to a fab vacation! CHEERS to that!!!
Dragonhide 11 years ago
That feel.. when you're about to leave on a vacation is a weird one. You're so excited you can't stand it, and at the same time fretting about worried about leaving work (especially if you happen to care about your work- some people don't... I think thats sad, cause you do spend so much of your life at it)... worried about stuff backhome.. OMG DID I LEAVE THE IRON ON???

And then when you take off (hit the road, or take the train or whatever)...

Jissy 11 years ago
you took the words right out of my mind- it was that exact same fretting- and this pic was my Bliss!lol I like your thinking!
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Getting your hubby back and going on hols on the same day - great! I guess you're posting right now, but I've got to go and sleep, it's 2.30am. I'll see the rest in the morning. Cheers.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Woo hoo!!!! Soooo glad you're back and can't wait to see ALL your pics, and not just the ones from your visit to Rome!!

hope you guys had a blast.. though I'm sure you did! Hehehe
Oh and yes... I went and got my Mac book the day after I met you and hubby!

Welcome home, hon!
Jissy 11 years ago
Rob- ha ha - I gave up just after that post too- looked at the time and decided it was time for bed- so hopefully tonight will be some time to build on it some more!

SSC- Nice toy babe- sure u're having a blast trying out all the features- promise to mail you your pics tonight!
Simon-K 11 years ago
Hey welcome back Jissy - can't wait to see the rest of your holiday pictures
Jissy 11 years ago
Hey Simon- I cant wait to upload em all! Need to check your diary to see how the business trip went!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Woo hoo!! looking forward to them hon!
karinga 11 years ago
Welcome back, looking forward to be travelling through your pics! :)
Jissy 11 years ago
ok they'll on their way pretty soon

and there are sooooo many- so hope you gotta a lotta time!
Jissy Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Jissy (member) 11 years ago
8 September 2007


Day one in Paris....so much to take in...pretty much went like this:
- trip to the louvre
- sat on the ferris wheel to take in the sights (where this was taken)
- went to Eiffel tower by boat
- saw the long que's and opted for a picnic in front of the grass
- took the boat again to Notre Dam
- walked through the beautiful cathedral
- stopped for a rest at a Tapa's bar
- a bottle of wine, hmm some cocktails,
- maybe even tapas and lots of ppl watching
-oh and followed by a HUGE ice-cream
- took about 250 pics
- finally back to hotel to get some rest
Dragonhide 11 years ago
That's a nice Paris shot!!!
Jissy 11 years ago
thanks Jallen....I'll be loading the rest into my Paris set here- if you're interested!
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Great shot of Paris! Did you meet the guru? If so, did you survive? I knew there had to be wine and tapas in there somewhere, and there is.
Simon-K 11 years ago
Thats a lot to fit in in one day you must have been exhausted!!! Did you go to the top of Notre Dam? I've heard the viewis well worth the steps
Jissy 11 years ago
the guru? not sure who that is...but nope no meet-ups in Paris....just had pretty much one day to spend!

lol- it is a lot - i guess thats why we just crashed late afternoon at the tapas bar...lol well deserved! I didnt go up the stairs, but did opt spend time outside watching street skaters doing their thing!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Ha ! You can see my apartment from this last pic...too bad we didn't have the chance to meet up....in Greece at the time or just arriving back. Glad that the weather cooperated with your trip. Good Stuff
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
The guru? Philppe Leroyer, larger than life, randy Frenchman, who started this project and then dropped out after about six weeks. He still pops up in some of the diary threads, like here or here.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
ohhh stunning view hon! Amazing!
Jissy 11 years ago
CG- hey point out your apartment to me (hmm maybe by adding a note on the real pic)- wouldve been great to hook up- hope ya had fun in Greece- yup we were pretty blessed with great weather throughout the trip!

Rob- ah now I know who the Guru is- silly me- wouldve loved to but seeing that we only had one day- time was ltd- our second day was spent watching the Bokke smash Samoa ;-) tee hee gotta brag about SA sport while we're on a winning streak!

Alex- thanks hun!
Jissy Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Jissy (member) 11 years ago
9 September 2007

love for country - love for beer - love for game

Love for country- love for beer- love for game. Today we watched South Africa smash Samoa at their first game in the Rugby World Cup 2007. The atmosphere outside the stadium was incredible- the crowd was covered in Green (even I had a shirt ) and Bokke fans definitely out numbered the Samoan fans!

I remember thinking that S African supporters are so much quieter than some of the fans from other parts of the world, we have like one cheer but generally scream go bokke- it was secretly wishing someone could break out into a loud song- like Shoz-loza!

This was also the first time i drank beer in a very very long time and i really enjoyed it- but Hubby wasnt that into it so felt weird to order more rounds alone tee hee!

After the game we got back to our hotel and after freshing up - headed of to Champs Elysee for dinner- to be reminded that we are in a romantical city after the beer drinking- burping- game!
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Looking good in your Bok shirt, Jissy. I'm sure your supprt made all the difference.
Jissy 11 years ago
blush* thanks Rob- i must admit it was a size too big- so felt so unflattering- i think he posted it with that title on purpose- and by the way he is also far ahead of me on the posting and already beaten me to uploading pics of our hook up with SSC!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
woman you're slacking tsk tsk.... where are all your pics and posts!!!
~magpie~ PRO 11 years ago
Hi Jissy....

Some nice shots... I'm very behind in your journal. Can't wait to see more Paris photos!

Erica Day by Day 2007
Simon-K 11 years ago
I bet the atmosphere was fantastic! Quite a sharp contrast between the rugby and a romantic dinner on the Champs Elysee
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Great picture of you and Sunshine - you look like two mischievous sisters!
Jissy 11 years ago
i must admit- i've really been struggling since my return- just cant find the time between work, yoga, home, house guests and life to take a picture forget about start up my laptop- so bear with me while i try- lol!

Nice to see ya here- the rest of my Paris pics can be found in my stream- for now we moving onto Italy baby ;-)
Jissy 11 years ago
ha ha- totally different Simon- but hey its all in a day!

ha ha ha- laughing out loud- esp at the sisters part!
Jissy 11 years ago
10 September 2007

Sunshine city herself

We departed Paris at 06:00 am this morning- yup an early start! Our arrival in Rome was a simple one- but trying to make our way to our hotel proved challenging in many ways- we finally go there by mid-day- and called the gorgeous Alex to make plans to hook up later!

We spent our day lunching, roaming around the colossem (pardon the pun) and the roman forums- followed by a walk through the memorial of the unknown soldier aka big white building ha ha or cake!

Moving on- Alex rode up in her cute little bike and met us at a bar before heading off to dinner- and yes friends she is everybit as filled with personality, fun and laughter as she comes across in her diary! Hubby was smitten at just how sweet she was (as was I off course). After some amazing Italian dinner (and even better company) we walked through the lively part of Roma-Trasteveres.

Our meeting felt so comfortable- really like we knew each other for years- which makes me feel that this diary brings us much closer to each other than we actually think!

Now we waiting for SSC to come over to London- for the second meet up!
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Good times!!! Bet you all had fun.. All the people that remark about how this is the first time that old friends meet... Rings very true.

SSC's adorable, yep. :)
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Ah, there's the cute, adorable Sunshine. Lucky you getting together with her!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Aw thanks Tim!!

Hehehe, to kind Rob...
*double blush*

Was an amazing Night Jissy... won'r forget it! And wow that's actually a nice pic of me Hehehe
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Love your hair in this one, Sunni!
Jissy 11 years ago
Thanks for for popping in- yup and she's doubly adorable in real life!

SSC- I think we took this one on the tram- i loved the glow you have here- there's a few more on MY stream (not just Hubby's) one taken by you as well!
Jissy 11 years ago
oh yeah rob and her hair does look great here!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
thank you! My natural curls lol...

Yeah that was on the tram heheh... I can't believe how well it came out!
Thanks for the compliments!
= P
Simon-K 11 years ago
You two sound like you had a fantastic time! And I know everyone has already said it but thats a great picture of sunshine!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Hehehe thank you thank you... you guys are great for the ego!
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
I should have done it in the first place, but I checked your stream. Lovely pictures of you and Alex, your strong and patient husband, lovely food and drink in Paris (I'm sure it was equally good in Rome). Only thing I regret: no picture of Alex on her Piaggio!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Omg... you really don't want to see that hahaha.... my scooter is ready for the scrap yard!
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
I think it's such a special opportunity when members of our community have been able to meet in real life -- i envy you getting to meet the incomparable Sunshinecity! C'mon doesn't anybody need to visit Los Angeles!!!??
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Need a visit? Darling, I'd be on the first flight out if only I could! Too bad the flight prices are just insane!!!
One day though, huh Bella?
Jissy 11 years ago
he he- it was a crazy day indeed!

i know- i thought the same- lol! would ve been a great pic

LA sounds great- hmm wheels in the head are turning! ps- she is great! lol!
Dragonhide 11 years ago
I'm way way way overdue for a California visit. Used to go regularly to SF and LA. I've got family getting very impatient to see us..... and I'm impatient for an adventure.. been too long. :)
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Swooping in for a quick hello - glad you made the meetup with SSC...really is a small planet we live on huh ?

CollardGreens: Oops!
Jissy 11 years ago
11 September 2007

Leaving the Vatican Museum

Day two in Rome.

We started our day with a relaxing
breakfast , Roman style off course, admiring the view's and talking about our previous evening with SSC- we headed off to the Vatican City!

I was totally blown away- by the Vatican Museum, followed by the Sistine Chapel and it got even better when I walked into St Peters Basilica! I totally ignored the camera- pretended it didnt exist - almost felt like I could do the art no justice behind the lens and took in as much as I could with all my heart!

I could not believe that Michelangelo spent four years (on his back) creating the amazing art at Sistine Chapel- I almost felt faint! I did buy myself an amazing coffee table book so I could keep a piece of it forever!

We ended our day at the local (Italian) place around the corner from our hotel- the waiters smiled at us- seeing it was our second visit- but the food was great! After a good nights rest- tomorrow would be Florence
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Beautiful spiral here, Jissy. Reminds me of Simon's London Assembly.

I'm with you on St. Peter's and the Vatican. It is 35 years since I was in Rome, but I will never forget Bernini's columns, Michaelangelo's ceiling and Piéta, and many things besides. Does Venice come next?
Dragonhide 11 years ago
wonderful, wonderful adventures... I would love to go and do the tourist stuff and see the famous places- and then meld into the community and see/be part of the local communities.

Good times to be had! :)
Simon-K 11 years ago
I'm so jealous of your trip, Rome and the Vatican are both high on my list of places to visit, I would just love to see all the art and history!!! And Florence is the only part of Italy i've ever visited and I loved it - can't wait to see the pictures
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Yes, Sunshine, the days of cheap flights are gone (hopefully, not permanently!)

I long to see the art of Italy..... amazing history architecture and art -- Rome and Venice are two places I'm really hoping to see.....

I love the photo from the 11th
sunshinecity 11 years ago
I'd love to chaperon all 4 of you!!!
Free Rome tour guide on me! Hehehe
Then I'd take you all to taste some fine Italian cuisine!!

Wow Jissy, you show me parts of my own city I don't even know! Hahaha.... do you know that I can't even remember if I've been to the Vatican museums??? LOL
Shame on me!
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Get there with your camera Sunshine. Bring us back the pictures. I'm sure there are no barriers.
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Alex- I understand... I only discovered recently after being here in Missouri for several years that my backyard is the backyard that people from all over the country travel to come see. So I've started venturing out in my own backyard to see what the deal is-- instead of just complaining about not being able to travel and see stuff...

Sometimes the awesome stuff is in your own backyard :)

Remember, one person's boring backyard is the next person's exotic location.. and it's true!
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Oh and I will TOTALLY take you up on that chaperon date one day. :)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
No... only barrier is the 3 hr queue to get in! Hahah

totally true... I never complain though... trust me there is so much to see here in Rome.... ad not just in the center either!

As for the chaperoning, it's a deal!
sunshinecity 11 years ago

I baked a cake for you.... hope you like it!
Ok.. I didn't really... but it's the thought that counts, right?

Have a great day hon!
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
I'm in on the Sunshine tour of Rome, and fine cuisine!

Is it your birthday Jissy? Many happy returns girl, and have a happy day. Champagne, I hope. I think I'll crack a bottle in your honour later, and raise a glass to you. Cheers! (blowing a kiss).
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Come aboard Rob.. the more the merrier!
Jissy 11 years ago
Yes Rob-I thought of Simon when I took this! Florence comes first- but i just cant fid hours in the day to do this! lol!

ooh it was the best- no time limit- no schedule- nothing to do- just take in the views- indulge in good food and wine- i wanna be back there!

And it's totally worth the visit- I'll get to florence soon hopefully! Ps i finally saw Avenue Q what a laugh!

thanks hun- I really need to drop into your diary one of these days! Hope ya well!

and what a great tour guide you'll make! lol! I never do touristy stuff around here- but its nice to try! Simons really good with stuff like that!

Thanks for the b-day wishes!

Hey thanks- I uploaded some pics on the stream but lets say it involved bubbly, really good cake, theatre tickets,a new tripod and some La Perla! lol!
Simon-K 11 years ago
@ Jissy - Glad you got to see Avenue Q hilarious isn't it :) Sounds like i've been volunteered as the group London Tour guide - I don't mind i've done it often enough (and I do a pretty good tour of parliament as well!). Oh and happy birthday as well! Sounds like it was a good day.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
La Perla?? When do we see the pictures? ;-)

If you and Parliament are available over Christmas, Simon, I might take you up on that offer.

BTW Jissy, I've already lined up a venue for our meeting in December. I consulted my daughter Natasha (I want you to meet our girls), who is well up on eating and drinking places, and she said "Ooh, Putney, we must go to La Mancha"! So give us an evening or lunchtime between Dec 21 and New Year, and we'll do tapas and wine. Maybe Simon can join us also.
Simon-K 11 years ago
Yeah Rob, if im still working in parliament (a bit up in the air at the moment) then i'd be happy to give you a tour, just let me know the dates. Also if im not back home in Bradford for christmas then it would be great to join you guys
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Jissy 11 years ago
loved it! still have some of the tunes in my head - tee hee

La Mancha is great- the same place I went to with my friends the night before our vac- sounds like a plan- we'll def give you a date!

oh and not sure if we'll be airing more than the La Perla box here lol!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
you chicken!! You can show us the contents of the box come on... maybe not modeled on you, that i'll understand, but at least the item!!
I'm jealous lol
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
What she said. Tha'ts what I meant.
Jissy 11 years ago
ha ha i am chicken indeed- ok ok - tee hee!

lol- i know thats what u meant! ;-)

boy just got back from a b-day w-end to amsterdam with some ole friends and looking at how badly out of touch this diary is: To do list for this week:

1. Go to Yoga
2. Organise grocery cupboard
3. Catch-up with MDPD
4. Call mum
5. Call mum-in-law

Ok i think order of priority 3 comes before 2, I'm really keen to see if by next sunday how much of this I'd accomplish! Hope ya all have an easy week ahead of you!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
yeah you're behind on visiting your friends' diaries too!
tsk tsk!
Dragonhide 11 years ago


I for one am looking for things to calm the HELL down... That's of the be good... *mumbling* *wanders off*
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Organized as usual - Jissy's Monday morning to-do list.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Hellooooo??? Anybody home?
Jissy 11 years ago
yup yup i suck!!! but hey its friday night and I'm making a start at catching up by Sunday evening! tee hee!
Jissy 11 years ago
12 September 2007

Street art

It was so difficult to pick a picture for the day, coz I had about 200 to pick from! Today we arrived in Florence, hmm now let me try to remember how the day went!

Ah yes, we checked into our gorgeous hotel, and strolled around Florence town! This town took my breath away I mean I almost felt faint walking through such beauty. The picture selected here is one of the reasons behind such beauty, just a gorgeous piece of art in the middle of the street!

By the time we were tired and hungry it was that weird hour that most places close down for to prepare for dinner, so we rested at a pub with a pint - yup he found Guinness in Florence too- before heading off for dinner!

I do remember the rest of the evening being a blur- dinner involve a litre of wine, followed by another bottle of wine purchased at a side cafe, need I say more? ha ha
Jissy 11 years ago
13 September 2007


After the night before we had a relatively slow and easy day. We strolled around town, walked through a few antique stores, saw a different part of town and had an afternoon siesta- we are on holiday after all!

That evening we had a few cocktails in the hotel bar with other couples travelling through Florence and had some Indian for dinner - yup sans wine!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
wow, i just love that trattoria shadow cast on the building there... stunning shot!
Florence sure is beautiful huh?
Dragonhide 11 years ago
*wanderlust kicks in full overdrive*

wow. :)
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hello Jissy - cruising through this morning ...I go to Firenze often enough to know my way around - great city and food...well, seems you know about that too ! Seems you had a wonderful holiday and now the coffee break is over...pity. Good shot of the trattoria...

CollardGreens: Oops!
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Hi Jissy
You are exactly a month behind, so expecting an explosion of posting this weekend, interspersed with big rugby matches. Going to look for more of Florence/Firenze on your stream.
Jissy 11 years ago
its stunning- you certainly live in a very beautiful part of our planet my friend!

overdrive mode- switched on!

Oh I just cant get enough of this town- sigh- thanks CG

I know I know a whoe month behind- wish me luck as my journey continues!
Jissy 11 years ago
14 September 2007


Arriving in Venice

We strolled around Venice for a bit and I decided to try to fee the pigeons in St Marks square. It was the funniest thing, you see I am extremely squirmish, and as I purchased the seeds a single pigeon landed on my shoulder, but it felt like a 1000 so i started to scream (yup real loud) and threw the seed packet really far away in a different direction - like it was a hand grenade and ran away as fast I could. Hubby was laughing he even had tears strolling down his eyes and regretted not taking a pic of that!

After the whole pigeon incident we were strolling through the square, admiring the view, my heart still beating fast from the incident and suddenly someone came from behind and grabbed me and yelled SUPRISE! It was a couple (friends of ours) from SA who now live in Dubai, whom we never keep in touch with but they saw us a mile away and decided to creep in on us. I was in total shock but after a brief catch up we decided to join them for dinner!

It was a fun filled evening, having dinner with old friends who brought along other old friends we knew and catching up in Venice!
Jissy 11 years ago
15 September 2007

Us on our Gondola ride

I woke up extremely unwell today and after breakfast we went around trying to find a pharmacist who would help me-without going into detail some pharmacists didnt want to help out- we finally found a kind man who was helpful. We spent our afternoon resting in the hotel room and watching movies- I think my body needed it!

Eventually I got out and was ready for my Gondola ride- it had to be the highlight of my day. It was so funny we set up our camera at the end of the gondala and used the remote to take pics, I have so many when you flick through fast it looks like a movie ha ha!
Jissy 11 years ago
16 September 2007

Leaving Venice

So here we are on our Bus that floats, luggage in hand and ready to go back home!

I remember feeling like this was one of those vacations that didnt feel too short, I was ready to go home an enjoyed everybit of it!

So finally friends a month later I have caught up with my holiday and now to start to catch up with my diary entries post vacation!
Simon-K 11 years ago
Wow, where to start! Sounds like you enjoyed Florence, its the one part of Italy i've been to I loved it. Did you visit the Uffizi gallery? I never actually got to go in, the day we were heading to the gallery the mafia blew up a bomb in the square!!

And meeting old friends in Venice - that must have been such a nice suprise! And its such a shame your hubby didn't have a video camera with him because that pigeon attack sounds hilarious (sorry!)
Jissy 11 years ago
We planned on visiting it on our second day- but after seeing the long que to get in and feeling very tired of sight seeing we decided against it- maybe our next trip! Lol at the pigeon attack- it would have been definite You Tube material- me running and screaming ha ha and even kids were laughing at me!
Jissy 11 years ago
17 September 2007


Life returns to normal, and I take this pic at the end of the night as I'm getting ready for bed.

It was not a pleasant day back, had some serious issues with my client even a confrontation about my leaving date, tried my best to resolve it as best as I could. Most of my day was spent on the phone to people regarding this issue as well as discussing next project opportunities and having to make decisions about whether or not I was prepared to travel abroad for my next assignment. Well that was just the cherry on top after not being able to get my current client agree to let me go.

I decided to not get stressed by it and went to Yoga after work hoping to relax as much as I could!
Jissy 11 years ago
18 September 2007

Just a girl standing in front of a boy

The saga at work continues and life at the client is getting harder- them not wanting to let go, me saying my role is over, them having a fear the team I was leading would go astray after my departure, me feeling bad for my team coz it undermines their ability, them just trying to latch onto me, me feeling like I should start doing a bad job to want them to get rid of me.

People were telling me it should be a compliment that they want to keep me, I felt like a piece of meat being fought over by the current client, by three project managers who all want me on their projects as the next role and so it goes on!

Again I go to Yoga, relax, and take it all in my stride. Tonight I try to upload some holiday pics but really not feeling up to much so stop Flickr-ing and watch Notting Hill in bed instead- this scene made me smile, when Julia Roberts says, I'm just a girl, standing in front of a by, asking him to love her- a smile before bed after a disastrous day!
Jissy 11 years ago
19 September 2007

No pic for today- unfortunately- too much laundry and life happening

I remember at least getting the current client client to agree to a piece of work they needed- some four weeks worth to be completed in four days (i.e by the end of next week) I book a room at my office for four days next week, clear the teams diary and ready to go into overdrive work mode to complete the task at hand and leave with grace.

It was such a busy day, followed by Yoga and return to home to prep the house (with laundry all over the show) for house guests (friends from SA) who are arriving tomorrow.
Jissy 11 years ago
20 September 2007


Today I start a two day training course at the Hilton in London entitled ' High Impact Relationships'. It was fabulous, just being with my colleagues from my company, who I never get to see on account for all of us being on different projects in different locations.

Our facilitator was excellent, a man who honestly taught me so much about myself and encouraged me to go way over my comfort zone to reach my goals. it was just so nice to get away from the crap on my project and forget it for a day or two and really just focus on developing me as a person and the way in which I work at relationships.

When I arrived home, my friends from South Africa had arrived. A couple that I used to have such fun with, we shared so many happy memories together and talked about our holidays over the years. We went out for dinner to one of our favourite Tapas bar in Putney and just had a relaxed evening together!

After dinner we chilled at home and just before retiring I remembered to take a pic of the day- so this had to do- my TV blankie on my couch!
Jissy 11 years ago
21 September 2007

Champagne Friday

Such an interesting day, so much to share where do I start?

Day two of the training programme and today in one of the prac rounds I really push my personal boundary and level of comfort out there - its a safe environment to practise in, and even though I was trembling and nervous and felt uncomfortable, the feedback was totally different. My friends around me said my delivery was calm, focussed, confident and made sense- and what felt like a very difficult message was actually fine! I embraced my fears and did it! It was such a personal accomplishment - It felt great!

In the evening we took our friends out to a Bar/Lounge place and invited some 20 other friends who we had not seen in a while. Whilst getting dressed we sipped champagne to get us in the mood- so here's my champer glass on my way out!
Jissy 11 years ago
22 September 2007

Again no pics- I actually did take a few for my friend on her camera but if i get a copy I'll post it!

Most of the day was spent lounging, in the afternoon the two of us sat at the boat house in Putney sharing drinks and catching up with quality girl time whilst our Hubby's had gone off to watch the football.

Tonight they left to stay in a hotel in London for their Euro bus tour left very early the next morning- I felt sad after saying good bye but knew we'd still have a weekend together in Amsterdam before they left for SA!
Jissy 11 years ago
23 September 2007

Sunday and a day of - hmm I cant even remember!
Jissy 11 years ago
24 September 2007

Today I started my four days of being locked in a room to brainstorm possible solutions to this client challenge! It was productive- it felt good and after the day was over, I went to Yoga and after Yoga I prepared dinner and after dinner I had laundry and in that time I had no time to take a pic! oops!
Jissy 11 years ago
25 September 2007

Its poor quality pic due to bad lighting but I was feeling bad for haivng missed out on all the other days!

Day two of being locked in a room-more productivity, followed by Yoga, followed by this amazing dinner!
Jissy 11 years ago
26 September 2007

Bed time

Day three of being locked in a room! Feeling like we made excellent progress. Had to have a new mobile delivered to me on account of dropping my current one in Water on Tuesday morning. The delivery man ran off without waiting for me to go and meet him- it annoyed me!

I was really good with this Yoga thing and went again this evening- Snapped this up before going to bed- sorry about the poor pics in the stream for this period- but life was just tough and my motivation levels for MDPD were dropping!
Jissy Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Jissy (member) 11 years ago
27 September 2007

Catching up with Flickr

Day four of being locked in a room- and today we took our four days worth of flip charts and post it notes in a room that someone would think the Nutty Proffessor lived in- and decided how we need to present all four days worth of thinking in an hour to senior stakeholders in the best way possible.

I came up with the story and brought a graphic designer into the room downstairs - so she could make it pretty electronically! She brought the company's DSLR down to take pictures of my wall, went back upstairs and started her magic!

I left the office with a sense of achievement- I did in four days about tw o months of work, I knew my time with the client would be over. Did I mention that I also carried home a 10kg box - a delivery from Amazon- containing part one of Hubby's b-day gift- which was a huge relief that it started to arrive in time!

I got home with smile, feeling motivated, not having to go to Yoga, not having to prep dinner (Hubby had the day off and spent hours in the kitchen doing some Gourmet stuff) before going out golfing! No one was home- here I sat- smiling, and uploading to Flickr- just happy to have nothing to do in the evening and time to myself!
Jissy 11 years ago
28 September 2007

Finally the new phone arrived- an to commemorate the long wait for it I took my pic of the day with it- unfortunately two days later it stopped working- great in time for my birthday- and when they replaced it- I thought the pics were saved on my memory card but instead it was on the phone :-( - very sad face!

It was a brilliant Friday- I walked into the office with a HUGE box from Amazon waiting for me! Part 2, 3 and 4 of Hubby's b-day gift arrived- and two of my books! Did I mention how much I love Amazon...those guys are great and efficient!

A few hours later the post man stopped me at a colleagues desk to ask me to sign for another package- I was confused- all my Amazon stuff was already here- so I signed and all the girls encouraged me to open it there and then!

Ok so I open the box and out pops the most amazing Foil balloon which says- We will miss you- it was accompanied by a box of chocs and card from two team members at the client office who knew I was leaving the project! It made me feel so special!

The day progressed to champagne at the office to celebrate a marriage, drinks after work and a catch up with my Girlfriend after drinks! All in all I was pleased the crap from last week seems to have gone away and life seems to be returning to normal!
Jissy 11 years ago
29 September 2007

Breakfast at 15:33

Today was Jissy day:
- woke up
- went to the hairdresser
- followed by breakfast alone at the local coffee bar
- went in for waxing appointment (trying out a new place)
- they made me wait for 20 mins so I left
- strolled into a few stores on my way home
- got home and hubby prepared this breakfast
- had a second breakfast
- spent the whole day watching Series one of Heroes!
Jissy 11 years ago
30 September 2007


Another lie in before heading into town for some odds and ends. On the way home hubby says that he had made a pre-birthday dinner reservation at an Indian place and invited our friends to come along! He is just so sweet!

Dinner was amazing, great food, great company, great wine- and as you can see here just pure satisfaction!
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