Toasted Marshmallow Shot Glasses

Just in time for the festive season! These beauties will both impress and delight your guests. You can fill ‘em with something non-boozy like white chocolate mousse, but i think a shot of Amarula would be amazing!

These look super easy to make, and all you need is: heat, marshmallows, a fork, plus the filling of your choice.

The lady in the video toasts the marshmallows over her oven spiral thingys, but you can use a toaster too! Just rotate the marshmallows above your toaster once it’s been pushed down – the elements inside are hot enough to toast them. Just obviously DO NOT put the marshmallow inside of the toaster! Also: please don’t use a candle, there are some theories that it’s carcinogenic.

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And if that’s not enough for you… here is a recipe for a baked Chocolate Chip Cookie shot:

And finally, a Vanilla/Sprinkles/Rainbow version:

Get Some Brand New Kicks With Shelflife!

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If you follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram then you’ll know how much I love my trainers. I would wear crappy clothes for the rest of my life if it meant I could rock the latest pair of Air Max every day, but let’s be honest, our wallets don’t always agree.

Shelflife, I’m sure, don’t need any introduction. They’re the best place to go to if you want the most recent releases in South Africa, whether it’s Nike, Adidas or whoever that tickles your fancy. It’s no coincidence that Kendrick Lamar and Chris Brown have stopped in not so long ago. Continue Reading

Win Windhoek! Whoop!

As you guys may, or may not know, I like beer. Like a lot. I drink quite a bit of it in my social time and would say that it’s one of my favourite pastimes… Especially if there’s a game on.

When I moved to South Africa I made a point of trying all the local beers, and while Windhoek isn’t local to SA so to speak, it is African, and it’s a beer that I actually really liked.

So, when I was asked to offer you guys (my lovely followers) the chance to win some free Windhoek, I naturally jumped at the chance!

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Angriest Truck Driver Ever

This guy sounds like he’s related to Jason Statham – only much angrier! Poor guy has to live his life in traffic, and there’s just something about his sheer rage and accent that makes this video funny. Swearing with a British accent makes it sound worse/better for some reason.

If you think you have traffic/anger/road rage issues… check this dude out:

Up The Creek 2015 – Full Lineup Announced

Jägermeister presents Up the Creek 2015

/// 29 January – 1 February 2015 ||| 25th Birthday – Party like you own it! \\\

The line up for 2015 is absolutely fantastic, as we’ve come to expect from Up The Creek:

Zebra & Giraffe, Taxi Violence,  Beatenberg , AKING, Dave Ferguson, Bye Beneco, Shortstraw, Hot Water, The Black Cat Bones, The Kiffness, The Ballistics, Stoker, Red Huxley, Scicoustic, Piet Botha & The Lyzyrd Kyngs, Gerald Clark, Mean Black Mamba, Manny Walters, Basson Laubscher, John Wizards, Al Bairre, Christian Tiger School, Gateway Drugs, Manouche, Grassy Spark, Nomadic Orchestra, December Streets, Shaun Jacobs Band, Diamond Thug, Bandelero, Qadasi, Sawagi (JPN) and Kite Rider.

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Topless Tuesday 18 November – Black & White Edition

Every now and again i like to do a few special editions of Topless Tuesday. Today we’re going with beautiful black & white pictures. There’s just something about nudity in black & white that makes it look and feel different. Let me know what you think.

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Remember – only click continue if you are older than 18, and if you understand that the pictures are NSFW & contain nudity!

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Band Aid 30

Awesome annual collaboration between popular musicians/singers to raise money, now in its 30th year! This year they’re donating all proceeds to the fight against Ebola in Africa. If you listen carefully, you’ll hear that they’ve tweaked a couple of the lyrics and West Africa get a special shoutout. It’s a beautiful song that i’ve grown to love and this years selection of stars was great!

Band Aid 30 – Do They Know It’s Christmas? Featuring:

One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Emile Sande, Bastille, Christ MArtin (Coldplay), Paloma Faith, Seal, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Ollie Murs, Guy Garvey (Elbow), Angelique Kidjo, U2, Sinead O’Connor, Clean Bandit, Roger Taylor (drummer from Queen), Jessie Ware.

 

FoodWineDesign Review

After making some readers extremely happy with tickets to the event, and hampers full of locally crafted goodies – i was looking forward to going and checking it out myself. I was expecting something a little different than what i found. I thought it’d be more like a craft fair with a bit of food on the side… but the best way i can describe it is like this:

if Biscuit Mill/Neighbourgoods + a Wine Tasting Show + Design Indaba had a baby, it would be the Sanlam Food Wine Design Show!

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There was SO much wine, and SO much food… and even more awesome design by locals. I bought myself an awesome hat from Simon & Mary who must be some sort of hat wizards!

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Even the rain couldn’t put a dampener on things – it all went ahead without a glitch despite the Jozi downpour. The fair was so ridiculously busy that even the streets surrounding Hyde Park Mall were parked full! I’m looking forward to seeing what they have in store for next year!

How Do You Pronounce Mazda?

It’s no secret that i have a little bit of an obsession with cars. I can remember spending a vast amount of time with my dad as a kid either lying underneath a car examining its inner workings, or behind the wheel on dirt roads sitting on his lap and “learning” how to drive. I was sitting on his lap because i couldn’t have been older than 6 and my legs definitely weren’t long enough for me to reach the pedals. Cars have been an integral part of mine and my dad’s relationship.

When it came to me deciding on my first car, he was the first person i consulted. At the time, we narrowed it down to a few hatches that would suit my needs. After everything was taken into account; safety, after-purchase service, fuel consumption, looks, insurance, price, etc… we decided on a Honda Civic. I have not regretted that decision once since i bought that car.

On the short-list of potential cars were the predictable VW’s and even a Volvo, but the car that probably came the closest was the Mazda 3. It’s the perfect car for a young person, or pretty much anyone that’s working on a budget but still wants a decent looking car and one that comes standard with a lot of “extras” that you would pay for if you bought with another brand.

The 2014 Mazda 3 is an all new car, and they haven’t spared any expense on technology too. You can get: Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Obstruction Warning, High Beam Control, Radar Cruise Control and Smart City Brake Support. WHAT I WOULD GIVE FOR CRUISE CONTROL! Seriously.

Mazda in general have put a lot of effort into design over the last little while – and it shows. The Mazda’s don’t look like the kind of cars our grandparents would drive – which they used to years ago. Mazda in South Africa are also stepping out from under Ford’s shadow and are now officially independent. You can bet your bottom dollar that that means that the guys over at Mazda are going to go the extra mile to make you happy because they need to establish themselves as a strong and trustworthy independent brand in the country.

If you are in the market for a car – do yourself a favour and test drive a Mazda 3. Perceptions and pre-conceived notions aren’t going to help you when it comes to choosing a brand. Gone are the days when the only reliable car was a German one. The Asian car brands are working extra hard and offering way more in return just to prove that they can compete on the same level. Which they can!

If you want to book a test drive, all you have to do is go here: DRIVE MAZDA

And if i don’t have you convinced yet, check this clip out: Mazda 3 South Africa

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Did you know that you’ve probably been mispronouncing most of the Japanese car brand’s names? Here’s a handy video with a native Japanese speaker pronouncing them correctly. How many do you say correctly?

I Spend Too Much Time On The Internet

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As the title suggests – i spend way too much time on the internet… and i’m picking up on a growing (and rather disturbing) trend. Something that was once spoken about in hushed tones and videos found in the darkest recesses of the internet is now leaking its way out into the open and into the mainstream. I’m talking about a fetish that i will never be able to understand: pimple/zit popping videos.

On the sites i regularly visit references are being made to these videos, and gifs are popping up all over the place. There are some Youtube accounts with millions of views on videos of extreme zit popping. By “extreme”, i mean that these zits produce a ridiculous amount of pus… some of them ooze slowly, others “snake” out of pores, and the worst – the ones that shoot out of the skin like a clown from a cannon. These zits get popped in such a “dis/pleasing” manner that this particular fetish is gaining some serious momentum.

If you’re wondering where to start, how about i introduce you to the dirty underbelly of Youtube zit popping clips with this next video. It’s one of the oldest you’ll find and has an absolute staggering amount of views. The story is that this zit is around 20yrs old! While on holiday the zit grew and became inflamed to such an extent, that the man on whose neck this evil resided asked his wife to help him relieve the pressure. This is what they filmed coming out of the spot. They had to “drain” this zit at least once a day for about 2 weeks until it was finally empty. Apparently the guy has fully recovered and the spot is almost invisible now… the video was filmed quite a number of years ago.

DO NOT CLICK PLAY IF YOU HAVE A SENSITIVE STOMACH! I wasn’t able to get through ANY of this video. I saw a very short gif and proceeded to vomit in my mouth. I can safely say that this is NOT my fetish and i will definitely judge whoever likes this kind of shit. I’m sorry, i feel like i’m quite an open minded person, but this is so far out of my frame of reference and i think it might actually be a phobia of mine too. So yeah… be warned.

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