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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

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

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….