Everybody needs a break from the norm. Even if it’s just relaxing at home.
A few weeks ago it was my birthday and my wife treated me to a holiday in Hazyview, Mpumalanga. It’s near the Kruger National Park for those like me who didn’t know that.
When I say treated, I mean TREATED!
This place is AMAZING!!!
Obviously, you’re getting what you paid for, and it’s not cheap, but it is a 5 star holiday “resort” and I must say, it’s one of the few places I would say that actually deserve that rating!
Brief Intro about the Lodge
If this article sounds like I’m trying to sell you the idea of AudioBooks, that’s because it is! I’ve tried to convince ALL my friends and family to start using Audio Books because I whole heartedly believe in them – please read on to see why…
How many hours a day do you sit in traffic?
For the average person, I’m guessing it’s about 1 hour to work, and 1 hour home. That’s about 10 hours a week!
Can you IMAGINE if you had 10 hours a week to read that book you’ve always wanted to read?
Can you IMAGINE no longer feeling like traffic is a waste of time?!
About 4 years ago I was asked to attend a week-long course that meant I would spend about 4 hours a day sitting in traffic. (For those people living in Johannesburg, I was travelling from Bedfordview to Pretoria during rush hour – ABSOLUTELY PAINFUL!!!).
On Monday evening, I got home and refused to go to bed until I had found a few audiobooks to listen to so that I could at least say that my time spent sitting in traffic was not wasted. And that is how I found the website Audible.com
How many of you enjoy the Glomail ads?
Ok, I didn’t hear anything, so I’m guessing you’re like me and find them totally irritating!
Well, you have GOT to watch this video.
I haven’t seen the “Slap Chop” product being advertised yet, but it looks quite cool, especially in the video below:
Please note: This is MY PERSONAL opinion. By reading past this point, you agree that you are entitled to your own opinion, and will not judge me (or sue me) for recounting my own experience and telling you about other peoples’ experiences.
But PLEASE read until the end, and forward this article to everyone you know.
Ok, now that I have that out of the way, let me tell you why I think the Vacation Club are a bunch of con-artists.
If you EVER get phoned and told that you have won a prize for some competition you don’t even remember entering, DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM!
They will ask you to come pick up your prize and listen to a presentation. DO NOT GO!
Vacation Club Con Artists
I would just like to share an experience I had with Silver Spoon Party Hire.
They’re a company we used to rent plates, cutlery, glasses and tables for a big party we had recently.
A recent visitor to this site was looking for a review of NetFlorist, which, according to www.netflorist.co.za is “South Africa’s Largest Flower and Gifting Service“.
I’ve used them a couple of times, and both times for Valentine’s Day (which I mentioned in my “Gift ideas for Mothers Day in South Africa” article). Perhaps twice is not a massive amount, but I think it’s enough to give you an account of my experiences.
My sister recently got the Sony Ericsson K800i cellphone. Here’s what she had to say about it:
This isn’t really a product review, but I’d really like to show people the skill of a Wedding Photographer here in South Africa by the name of Adam Hilton. You can view his site here:
Adam Hilton Wedding Photography
Everybody says that this thing or that thing are the best things since sliced bread. Well, to me, Audiobooks are even BETTER than sliced bread. But hey, that’s my opinion. Here’s why I think they’re so great.
UPDATE: MusicMatch JukeBox has unfortunately been discontinued. They were taken over by Yahoo!, who have since released a new, improved Yahoo! Music JukeBox.
In my post on “Party Music for your guests” I spoke about how playing MP3s or streaming music via the internet was a good idea for when you have a party. This is because, in my mind, it’s better than putting the radio on, and you don’t normally have to get up and change CDs every hour or so.