Readers

My blog is almost three months old and is growing from strength to strength. 

This would not be possible without you…my amazing readers ๐Ÿ˜˜

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I am still getting the hang of being a blogger and love hearing from my readers…please leave a comment with your thoughts or any suggestions that you may have regarding future posts.

I have included a snippet of the stats of the blog…it just makes me so happy.

I am planning a giveaway for you my dear subscribers so stay tuned and remember to subscribe (if you haven’t already ๐Ÿ˜‰).

XOXO

Tenie

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Review: Tataki Green Valleyย 

Anyone who knows me understands that I love yummy food…i live to eat:-)

One of my all time favs is sushi. Who knew raw fish could taste so good!

When the craving calls….I answer it by going to my all time fav place… Tataki.

Being a girl from the East Rand (Edenvale) the Green Valley store is so so convenient.

It’s cosy and welcoming…the staff are friendly and the sushi fresh – What more could this girl ask for!!!

Sushi heaven is the best way to describe it. 

The store offers an all you can eat sushi option for R155 each. This not only allows you unlimited access to the sushi conveyor belt but also a huge menu of sushi to choose from.

What I appreciate most is the fact that the quality of the sushi beats most high-end restaurants. 

The creativity of the chefs leaves me in awe every single time I visit. 

My siblings and I visited our little piece of heaven yesterday and once again we were not disappointed.

The chefs had made fresh servings of the deep fried sushi … OMG…each piece was soft, warm and crispy. 

We were also introduced to calamari sushi….gobsmacked…soft delightful fresh…blissfully Devine ๐Ÿ˜ I think I am in love with a sushi roll ๐Ÿ™‚

Tataki Green Valley…you keep us coming back for more!

My rating is a 4 out of 5.

Do go visit this little sushi paradise the next time you have a craving…let me know your thoughts on the place in the comments below.

XOXO

Tenie 

The interview

I decided to give you a quick insight into what makes me tick…so instead of being boring and interviewing myself, I asked an artistic soul to come up with a few interview questions for me to answer.

Here goes…๐Ÿ˜Š

1. With the world revolving around technologyโ€ฆwhere do you see blogging career going in future?

I see the blog growing and blossoming into a daily article along with a YouTube channel.

2. What inspired you to get into blogging? 

I have been blessed with a love for reading and a great imagination. I decided to share my thoughts and insights with the world.

3. Is there any blogger(could be anywhere in the world) who inspired you to start blogging?

Kim Dao – she is an Australian living in Japan…i love following her travels and adventures.

Popcorn and Pearls – beauty beauty beauty ๐Ÿ˜

4. What is your deepest fear?

Being alone ๐Ÿค”

5. What does creativity mean to you? Being able to express my thoughts and feelings in a way that reflects my personality.

6. Is being a female blogger a challenge? Yes, finding topics that both males and females can relate to and find interesting is sometimes hard.

7. How do you deal with these challenges? I try to find a common topic that I can write about.

8. What is your target audience?

Anyone who wants to see the world through my eyes and has a sense of humor.

9. Do you think south Africans are open to the idea of blogging?

Oh definitely…its definitely becoming a popular outlet. 

10. How did your family receive the news of you being a blogger? 

They are my biggest fans. The feedback has been amazing.

11. How do you manage your time for family, work and blogging?

Thanks to modern technology, I am able to blog from my cellphone. Whenever I think of something…i start typing via my WordPress app.

12. What do you hope to achieve through blogging? 

To be able to blog as a career….to inspire and give the public articles that they can relate to.

13. Do you think blogging can be used as a platform to raise real issues that we face as a country?

For sure! My blog is on an international platform so any topic that I discuss is seen around the world.

14. Which personal traits do you possess that make you special from all the other bloggers?

My personality is reflected in my writing. I have had feedback from readers saying that it is like having a casual chat with me and that they can relate to me.

15. If you had an opportunity to meet someone through the billowing platform who would it be?

MR Obama

16. Do you see yourself growing your blog into a TV show?

That would be amazing. A talk show.

17. How does your family structure inspire you? Any expected new addition to the family?

I come from a big…loud…rowdy family who love to have fun. We have had so many adventures together and I hope sharing these will help someone out there.

New addition…yes hubby and I just adopted a little fox terrier girl from the SPCA…more to follow.

18. How important is experience when it comes to this platform? Experience is not essential…however,I feel that life experience and a way with words is key.
So that is a little sneak peak into the workings of my mind…feel free to leave my a comment with any other questions that you may have.

Shout out to my boo Vee for the kickass questions ๐Ÿ˜˜

XOXO 

Tenie 

Hidden gem

Earlier this year, hubby received amazing news….he had won a competition! Now we are not the luckiest of people…but to win a weekend away valued at R10 000 was a dream come true.

The prize was a weekend away for eight people at the KweKwe Private Game Lodge near Marble Hall.

After waiting anxiously for the day to arrive, we set out on our first family holiday in over 10 years.

If any of you have ventured to Limpopo, you know that it isn’t one of the most exciting drives. However, our destination was definitely worth it.

The game lodge has three private and fully equipped residences each with its very own swimming pool and games rooms.

We had the privilege of spending the weekend in the TaTa Somba lodge….wow wow wow ๐Ÿ™‚

Our lodge had a rustic African feel to it and so much thought was put into the design. The main house consisted of 3 bedrooms (each ensuite), a guest loo, gorgeous kitchen, dinning room and lounge area. We had our very own patio and boma which we relaxed around at the end of each day.

The lodge had a little private rondavel which hubby and I fell in love with and called home for the weekend. 

TaTa Somba had a private swimming pool as well as a games room with a pool table and table tennis.

What fascinated us the most was that we were surround by the most beautiful landscape and the mystical animals that roamed it.

The lodges are not fenced off as there are no predators on the farm. This meant that we had the privilege of being greeted by giraffe, Rosie the Ostrich (as named by us), wildebeest and different types of buck.

On Saturday morning we ventured out on a game drive which allowed us to get up close to a family of giraffe….definitely a highlight of our trip.

To be able to walk freely with such amazingly magical creatures was a dream come true.

The lodges are fully serviced and the staff were the best.

We were so sad to leave but will definitely be back.

Should you wish to visit KweKwe Private Game Lodge,please contact them on 072 321 7654 or alternately, you may visit their website http://www.kwekwefarm.co.za.

Thank you KweKwe Private Game Lodge as well as Eden Meadows shopping centre for the truely memorable experience.

Xoxo 

Tenie