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My poor blog has been neglected!

It seems that since I turned 30, there went my blogging! So now I’ve just activated my blog on my phone… this one is just a quick post to check it works!!! More to come today!!!

April 29, 2012 Posted Under: Things Irvin Says   Read More

IT’S HEEERREEEE!!!!! What an amazing day this is!


So my birthday actually started off last night with four friends coming over for snacks and a lot of wine! I got this wine aerating decanter system from B&D, so we it had to be used to aerate all 4 bottles of red wine… hehe.. LOVE IT! It’s my new little party trick when people come over!  My cousin of course decided to grab the funnel and shove it in his mouth and suck the wine out… Hmmm… Greg – not the way to do it buddy! hehe..

Anyway, this morning I woke up good and fresh and content that I’ve finally made it to my thirties! Again – over looking the past amazing years and being EVER so grateful for everything and everyone and overly excited for the years to come!!

THEN the presents started! Getting spoilt by the Doc with the most stunning lamp that I’ve been looking for for months – well he’s got the perfect one! Then went for breakfast with friends that I haven’t seen in MONTHS at Full Stop Cafe, now, we back at home and the Doc has got the turn tables out and is playing up a storm for me while I’m blogging…  So it’s now DJ NICEDEVICE as he prefers to be called! He he he… I got in a sneaky shot of him!

My big thanks to Johan and Jan from Pictura Select for the FABULOUS photo of me at the top… I thought I may as well show what a nutter I am. I used that on the design on the my 30th invite – it worked out perfect and people loved it! That’s me – full of life, full of fun and always ready to give people a laugh!

So i’m half way through the day, all the facebook messages, BBM’s, sms’s and calls have been SO overwhelming! Thank you EVERYONE for thinking of me and wishing me today. The messages have been so touching and incredible!

I’m really getting excited for the weeks and months ahead! Soon to come is going to be the BIG launch of Irvin Sammons Photography… and the timing couldn’t be more perfect!!!!

Thanks again to everyone for making this day so so special! Love you all!!!

October 2, 2011 Posted Under: Everything together..   Read More

Some quiet time before the BIG 30!

Irvin Sammons

Irvin with Enzo

The last day of 29! Damn! Am I getting old?? Should I be in absolute fear of turning 30. Cry? Be depressed?? Ummmmmm NAH!

I’ve always welcomed my birthdays and every year has just been getting better and better. When I look back over the past 5 years or so I can only smile at the amazing development I’ve seen in myself. All the challenges that I’ve passed through and all the amazing people that have come into my life. There’s been great sadness and many tears when I’ve had to say goodbye to many many close family and friends. Probably the greatest I loss I endured was saying goodbye to my dear Jesse.

There’s been the change of jobs and working on my own business… Bringing my passions and hearts desires into being through my work with animals, my work with people through reiki and coaching, my photography and piano…

I’m having a little bit of quite time now that the Doc went off to the lab to do some work, and I’m sitting outside counting up all the things I’ve seen, done, experienced, people I’ve met, people I’ve let go of, but most importantly, the man that I’ve become… The gratitude that I’m experiencing now is REALLY overwhelming!

Tomorrow is the big day for me and I’m going to be sure to live it up! Tonight we’re having people over as a prelude dinner for my 30th, tomorrow is breakfast with friends who I have not seen in ages, then we’re dashing off for lunch with other friends, and finally a very fancy schmancy dinner in Sandton with the family! Then of course the BIG party next week friday!

Well, to The Twenties – I humbly say thank you! You have set the most amazing foundation for my life to come… As they say, life begins at 30… and hell am I only going to take advantage of that and everyday there after!

A special shout-out and thanks to all my wonder friends for being with me and making every day SO worthwhile… my exceptional online community of friends! My amazing family who have stuck by me and supported me in everything that I’ve done… My sister – you’re just amazing and God only knows what I’d do without you, and my special man (THE DOC) for letting me feel true love, standing by side and making me laugh like never before!

I love you all!!!! Time to party it up now!!!

October 1, 2011 Posted Under: Things Irvin Says   Read More

Rugby World Cup 2011 Fever!

Finally the 2011 Rugby World Cup has arrived. Time to kick back at the bars join in with the friends, laugh, socialize and be ONE as a nation!

This Rugby World Cup has started to bring all the exhilarating memories of the very unforgettable 2010 FIFA Soccer World cup which South Africa hosted. It was weeks of unforgettable camaraderie, celebrations and where nearly all South Africa proudly  raise up flag and shouted BAFANA BAFANA!

I get goose bumps just thinking of all South African’s piling in front of the TV”s at home, in pubs and restaurants and cheering on the Springboks.

So a big shout out to everyone who going to be watching the games. Don’t miss any of them! To keep up to date, Blackberry has released a SUPER application for the Rugby world cup which you can download here or search RWC 2011 in the App World…

Fly the flags high guys!

September 9, 2011 Posted Under: Everything together..   Read More

Gym Routine – W2D1

Starting off with week two of training after a good three days of rest has been the most wise thing I could have done. I quite like the idea that I’m training 3 days a week, with 4 days off… With the intensity of this program – you need it! Trust me!

So week two started with a better understanding of which weights I needed to throw around and what the correct intensity (or tempo for a better word) I had to train at.

I braved it out and went 2kg’s heavier for the dumbell press to 14kg’s and surprisingly managed to maintain the full reps for all 10 sets.
Once again – the chin ups got the better of me so it was back to the assisted chin up machine. I’ll bear it up for the next few weeks, slowly but surely the strength in my back will increase.

One important factor that I really have to mention is the importance of eating before you train! Today, I didn’t eat, even a simple yoghurt and banana is sufficient, and half way through I was getting more and more light headed with the occasional bouts of nausea! Not a nice feeling at all… Also, I had taken my creatine and phedra-cut tablets.. Not a great combination!

SO here’s day 1′s workout…

September 7, 2011 Posted Under: Everything together..   Read More

My plea to the SPCA, rescue centres and YOU!

The Irwin’s Animal Rescue Centre in Walkerville Fruit  Farms has been running for just over 27 years.  The owner Anne Cronje, has been doing the most remarkable job, however, with the ill fate of not having implemented a good re-homing policy things have perhaps got a little out of her control with nearly 1500 dogs.

I know through my own experience that it’s task all by itself to keep just my few pets in tip-top shape and I couldn’t fathom the task of taking on over 1500 animals!

Unfortunately, I do believe the task of care, and the fine line of the ‘no kill policy” has been stretched beyond normal and acceptable limits…

The SPCA stepped in last week where Anne signed over 400 animals. A good few of which were apparently in shocking condition, but not all 400 I’m sure!!!

My quest is this now… To find someone in the top-position of the SPCA to allow the re-homing of all the dogs confiscated from Irwin’s… Then to bring ALL the other rescue centres together and open as many doors as possible where they can be taken in…

If anyone has those connections… PLEASE email me… This is my DRIVE of people becoming ACTIVISTS!!!!!!

Tonight I also sent an email to Leigh-Anne  Mol from 5FM, an avid animal-activist in a great plea to assist where ever she can in avoiding the unfortunate euthanasia of many animals!

Hi Leigh-Ann
I come to you with great haste.
Anne Cronje has been running a rescue centre for dogs out in the Walkerville Fruit Farms for many years. Seemingly  her love for animals and lack of sensibility of implementing a homing policy has got the better of her.
The last time I did work in her centre she had over 1200 dogs and I’m quite sure that 2 yrs later she’s exceeding well over the 1500 mark…
On the 23 March, the SPCA had pulled out over 400 dogs. Perhaps a day or two ago, I got wind that Anne asked for them to be euthanased.
I heard of this through the Husky Resue – SA group on facebook who are naturally horrified and are only too keen to take on any of the husky’s and then to rehome from there on….’
I can assure you that there are there are rescue centres in Johannesburg that I’m able to round up and take on the load….
I beg of you to please pull whatever weight you may be capable of to sway the SPCA into re-locating some of the animals to suitable rescue centres.
Regard and with much heed…
Irvin Sammons
Do what you need to do now guys….
There’s those puppy eyes, warm hearts and loving souls waiting………..  for a needle….
April 6, 2011 Posted Under: Everything together..   Read More

Be humble….

Those were the two words my god-father said to me repeatedly tonight…. and they’re sinking in…

It all started with me having to park my Merc for night and day and take the little NP200 for it’s window tinting and radio fitment… It carried on to me sitting in nearly 90 minutes of traffic at 5:45am!!!!!! – NOT IMPRESSED! This was first sign where I started to miss the automatic, then there was the lack of sound… and no air-con… oh gosh, and the smell of leather was missing too!!! (Yes, call me a pretentious little prat)

The day happened, the rain came and the evening arose….

Got back to the house safe enough – still missing the leather, aircon, the auto and cruise control and we all went off for a quick pizza….

On the road back…. I had to emphasize how I loved my car… (Dad said, “Be humble”)… I went back to saying how I missed the control and comfort, (Dad said, “Just be humble”)  and his words sunk in deep enough for me think about that all the way home and to get online and write about it…..

These past weeks haven’t been the easiest for me…. Although I have pretty much accepted the passing of Jesse, I still think about her every day and night and shed the odd tear when no one is looking…

“Be humble” has sped me on to realising how my I do take for granted in my life… to take the step back and look at every moment I’m living, every breath I’m taking and just be humble, and give thanks… Before I complain and moan, look at my immediate situation and just… “BE HUMBLE”….

It’s a serious change of perception, but an inviting one all the same….

As I’m sure all you have noticed, there’s a picture at the top of all my posts… and they’re all relevant to how I’m feeling… The one above of Jesse and I just spoke out to me tonight with the words:

Smile from ear to ear…… Love unconditionally … and be Humble…

January 17, 2011 Posted Under: Things Irvin Says   Read More

2011 is taking shape

No joke on this one… 2011 started off rather crappy for me….

Amidst losing my girl…. work was crap… tensions were high… Enzo has been depressed and the rest of  my life has been a HUGE question mark….

Re-adjust Irvin…. and FAST!

I’m glad that I had Enzo with me… and he has been begging for attention in any form….

This was the week that all the changes happened….

1. Enzo’s training was confirmed… and he isn’t starting off in puppy class.. he is going straight to beginner’s (which is a step above puppy)

January 8, 2011 Posted Under: Things Irvin Says   Read More

The control….

So 2010 happened… and 2011 is here now…

Strange how we don’t have any control over the days… the weeks … months and years… and too have control over life…

I have said cherio to my Jesse, understanding it was her time to leave and will be facing 2011 without her…  this which I didn’t have control over either…..

Today was day 3 without her…. yes  - I’m carrying on about my girl…(hell it’s still wrenching my heart guys – so I’m allow to…) but I never thought my Enzo would step up to standards and so quickly as well… I took my little boy out to the dam this afternoon – he was so well behaved…. subdued and very ‘pa-vas’….. but a knight in shining armour, greeting everyone and touching souls…. (A touch clearly passed down from my girl…)

It too was incredible seeing his reaction to the change in the pack-leader…. Jesse wasn’t there… it was Irvin who was in charge now… ((footnote – Enzo is lying next to me farting to the high heavens!!!!) -is this payback or something????

Sitting at the dam this afternoon I realised from these past few days that we have very little control over life… yet we throw out judgement endlessly in our chosen forms…

As humans we believe we are superior to all beings… Yet must realise and know that we are indeed apart of the food-chain – and will soon go to the earth as all others….

January 3, 2011 Posted Under: Things Irvin Says   Read More

The day my girl said goodbye: Farewell my dear Jesse…

If ever I thought that my heart would break and be totally destroyed… it would be the day that I would have had to say goodbye to my Jesse girl… my beanie…

Today was that horrid day that I had to face up to kissing her the final goodbye… and hell… it was truly the end of me….

On the 6 December that I so proudly introduced Jesse to the world. That young girl and old soul that had change my life forever… and a girl.. which I have subsequently realized, has touch the hearts of so many people as well….

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