Thursday, 19 February 2015

Sweet Celebration with Tasha's Fantastic Fudge



I am having a sweet celebration for my blog reaching 10 000 views! Two of my Durban based readers will experience the mouth watering taste sensation of Tasha’s Fantastic Fudge.

 
If you have never had Tasha’s Fantastic Fudge, I must ask you where you have been?!!

 


Tasha’s is a small business based in Hilton that specializes in making the best homemade fudge in the country from a third generation secret recipe. Their shop is located at Jacaranda Centre 36 Hilton Avenue in Hilton KZN. But if you are not near enough to buy from their shop pop onto the internet to their online shop at www.tashasfudge.co.za and browse and buy to your fudge heart’s content. Their fudge is also available countrywide in most Dischem’s, click http://www.tashasfudge.co.za/store-locations  to see where your closest stockist is.

 
There are over 50 flavours to choose from! Eg Milk Tart, Bar One and there is a very new flavour Peppermint Crisp. If fudge is not enough for you then you can also order Fudge Cookies, Rocky Road and Tasha’s delicious Fudge Sauce.

 

 
Wanting fudge for a wedding or other occasion like Valentine’s Day?? Tasha’s will do that for you too!

 
I first had Tasha’s fudge at one of the shows in Durban, probably the ECR House & Garden Show. I was very impressed at the huge range of flavours and the fudge was really creamy and delicious. I cannot tell you my favourite flavour as I have loved all the ones I have tasted.

 
Tasha’s Fantastic Fudge is on Facebook and Twitter or you can contact them on 083 381 8483 or on email.


 
I am sorry to say that this giveaway is ONLY for readers that live in Durban as I will have to meet you to give you your fudge prize.

Now for how to enter :

 
1.            Like Run On Coffee on Facebook here (if you have already liked my page please write “Hello” on my Facebook wall)

2.            Like Tasha’s Fantastic Fudge on Facebook here

3.            Write on Tasha’s Fantastic Fudge Facebook wall “Sent by Run On Coffee”

4.            Don’t forget to tag me so that I can see your entry.

 
This giveaway will run for one week and TWO people will get sweet treats!!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Local Author Melissa Delport

I love Twitter! A whole lot of my friends love it too! That is because we would never have met if it wasn’t for this social media platform. There are many other people that I have never met face to face but I chat to and have a glimpse into their lives through Twitter.

A few weeks ago I was followed by a lady called Melissa Delport, I glanced at her bio and followed her back. She thanked me for the follow back and said that she had followed me as she saw I stayed in Kloof and she stays in Gillitts. Practically down the road!

I saw in her bio that she was an author so I did an internet search to see who she is and what she had written. This is what I discovered :

·         Wife and mother of three (must be an excellent juggler!)

·         Has written five books : Rainfall, The Traveler and The Legacy, The Legion, The Legend
          (The Legacy Trilogy)

·         Her latest book, The Legend, has its official launch on Thursday 19 February 2015.
            (I am attending! *does happy dance*)

·         An avid reader

·         Decided to write down a storyline that would not leave her alone

I just HAD to read her books. A friend lent me her copy of The Legacy and I finished it in a couple of hours. I am a fast reader and I will not put down a book that I am enjoying until I have read the last page. Wow! Melissa had hooked me with her great characters and storyline.

Here is a brief outline of The Legacy : “World War Three lasted twelve days. Twelve days was all it took for mankind to devastate the planet and almost eradicate the human race. No victor emerged from the ashes and billions lost their lives. 

We survivors lived through the bleakest of winters. A primal existence became the new order, and the little that remained of our humanity hung in the balance.  

Then one man stood up and changed the world. I believed, as did everyone else, that he was the hero of our time, the man who had saved us from our own demise. His name is Eric Dane and he is the President of the New United States of America.   

He is also my husband, and my greatest enemy. 

I grew up oblivious to the truth, until my father found me when I was nineteen years old. He told me about the many horrifying facts that our new leader kept hidden from us. And he told me that beyond the borders the Resistance grew and fought for freedom from the oppression that Eric Dane had imposed on us. 

My name is Rebecca Davis. I am twenty-six years old, and in me the Resistance has found the ultimate weapon.” 

 
Now that I had read The Legacy I had to get my hands on the second book of the series, The Legion. I purchased the ebook from Kalahari and it was easy to download. I actually downloaded it this past Monday (16th) and I finished reading it later that day. As with the first book, The Legion sucked me into the story from the first page and took me on a rollercoaster ride till the end – which was very dramatic! I actually tweeted Melissa to complain to her about leaving me in suspense!

Here is a brief outline of The Legion : “It has been four months since I murdered my husband, Eric Dane. Four months since the battle that was supposed to change our world.  

The year is 2044, and although we may have won the battle, the war is far from over. We believed that our mission was accomplished, that freedom was finally within our grasp. We were wrong.  

We now face a new danger, one without a face, without a name. An unknown enemy who is far more dangerous than Eric Dane ever was. Who is this adversary lurking in the shadows and pulling all the strings? 

My father is missing and Aidan is gone. I have to dig deep to find the strength to go on, but with the support of Reed, strong, fearless, and my equal in every respect, I feel that nothing is impossible. We are exploring new frontiers and finding allies in the most unlikely group of heroes. 

With a NUSA convoy let loose in the Rebeldom to hunt me down, I must prepare to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the people I love and have sworn to protect. 

My name is Rebecca Davis. I am a super-soldier, a mother, a daughter, and a friend. And I am the leader of The Legion. More importantly, I am a woman who will not stop until this war is finally, truly over.”

 
Go to your local Bargain Books or Exclusive Books and buy The Legacy Trilogy or buy the ebooks from Kalahari.

I cannot wait to get my hands on the third book of the series, The Legend, as I have to find out what happens next and how things turn out. They better turn out good Melissa!
 

 
The Legacy Trilogy Website: www.thelegacytrilogy.com

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/MelissaDelport 

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/MelissaDelport

Publisher’s Website: www.traceymcdonaldpublishers.com
 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Learner's License Fun #Not




My son turned 17 last year at the end of October, so we started planning the booking and writing of the learners test.  A friend of his had done the test so we knew that we needed his ID book, a copy of his ID and money. We also got two passport size photos done.

There was too much happening at school (exams) and then all the final assemblies that I had to attend for my daughter, that we didn’t get to go and book. So the week before Christmas Hubby took Caleb up to the Camperdown testing centre to book for his learners.

To book for his learners he needed : ID, copy of ID and the learners test cost was R150. He was given and eye test of course he had to fill out forms. Once that was all done he was given a print out of the date and the time to be at the testing centre for his test, which was 5 January at 7am.

Sadly, on the morning of his test our lovely Tyson was found to have past away.  Hubby and I had to put on happy and positive faces as we didn’t want to affect Caleb’s writing of the test.

Hubby drove him up to the testing centre to do his test. The test is not actually written but done on computer, so the results are immediate. Caleb was the first to be finished and he had passed! *throws confetti* He then went to Neil to show him the paperwork and Neil sent him back just to check what must be done next. Caleb was told he had passed, that was all. So they left and came back home and we were glad for Caleb passing and sad that Tyson was no longer with us.

Then during the holidays Caleb went to his friend’s house and while there he discovered that he was missing a vital piece of paper with his picture on – the actual learner’s license! *SCREAM* So the day before schools opened I asked Neil to please, please take him and get it sorted out as when school got going there would  be no time.

They took all the paperwork and Caleb’s ID pictures and went to give it in at one window to a woman. She told then no and to give to a man two windows down. They go to that man and he says no and they must take it back to the woman!! *hubby getting tense* She then takes the paperwork and says to hubby – 60! So he looks at her and says “What?” R60! He only has R50 in his wallet so he asks for the paperwork back as he was irritable now and just wanted to leave. She refused to give the paperwork back and said she would keep it for them. Hubby wasn’t going to leave it until the next time as he knew that it would go missing. So off they went to find and ATM to draw money to get this learners license. They fortunately managed to find an ATM fairly quickly and went back and completed the paperwork and received the all important license (with Caleb’s picture on it).

The reason that I am writing this blog post is so that you need not go through all the hassles that we had to – hopefully! Let me go through all the requirements again. When booking for the test make sure you have the ID, a copy of the ID (does not need to be certified) and money (we paid R150 but take more just in case). When doing the test you must have 2 x ID photos and the money for getting the license (we paid R60 but take more in case).

There are NO notices up in the testing centre they went to or information on the internet (that I could find) that tells you what the procedure is for booking a learner’s license test. Neil saw people turned away from booking a test because they didn’t have a copy of the ID.

So now we have the important learner’s license, a learners sign for the back of the car and now the fun begins with teaching Caleb to drive. We have quite a few months as he will turn 18 at the end of October. I think he would only get to go do his driver’s license after the school year ends as he will be doing his matric exams.

Expect a blog post on booking and doing a driver’s license!!

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Hill's Foodie Bin




I Hill’s Foodie Bin and Bolt does too!


Out with our old and ugly food storage bucket and in with the wonderful Hill’s food storage bin. I just open the flap at the front to dispense the food. Unfortunately it doesn’t prevent the child with the long nose from putting it inside and stealing mouthfuls when I turn my back.

 
Bolt looking for food
 
Hill’s pet food storage bins are available free this February, when you buy two selected bags of Hill’s Science Plan or Ideal Balance food for your pet. These practical and gorgeous foodie bins will be available from veterinary outlets, while stocks last. So get there quickly and early this February to get yours.

 
Buy two small (1.81kg to 3kg) bags of Hill’s Science Plan or Ideal Balance Canine Mini or two medium (2.72kgs to 6.8kgs) bags of Hill’s Science Plan or Ideal Balance Feline to receive the 5kg foodie bin worth R250. For larger dogs, buy two large (11kg to 13.6kg) bags of Hill’s Science Plan or Ideal Balance Canine to get the 15kg foodie bin worth R500. The cute and clever design makes these a practical and attractive solution for storing bulky bags of food.

 
Hill’s Science Plan and Hill’s Ideal Balance are naturally preserved, completely balanced and scientifically-formulated to meet the nutritional needs of all breeds of cat and dog. This offer is available while stocks last and terms and conditions do apply.

 
For your nearest participating practice or vet shop contact Hill’s on email or 0800 228 783. For more info  www.hillspet.co.za/News.

 
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