08 March 2007

BUNDU FEVER RUNNING HIGH - Thursday, 8 March 2007
There are six KZN BUNDU CHICKS:
Yours truly, Michelle Ramsay, Tracy van Zyl, Jenny Reid, Sheila Corfe and Kerry Harper -
who cannot wait for this Magical Scrapbooking/Makeover Weekend (16-18 March 2007) just outside the Lowveld town of Nelspruit nestled in the heart of the Eastern Transvaal (Mpumulanga) http://www.bunducountrylodge.co.za/. The mere thought of indulging in a bit of selfishness i.e. leaving behind sceptical husbands, longing children, frantic pets and familiar surroundings for two and half days, in itself is soooooooo exciting. Images of sipping gigantic sundowners on the back of a game drive vehicle, witnessing a pride of lions getting ready for their night prowl under a burnt orange/yellow sunset sky, are being imagined.
The Bundu chicks are actually so feverish with Bundu Fever that none of us have actually started preparing photos set out in a long list of requirements received from the organisers 'Designersnotes'.
Most of the photos required (as it seems to be the norm these days with scrapbooking days) is to be of ourselves and feminine. Actually it has become a bit of a bore always having to have pics of oneself and journaling about oneself (organisers please take note). One can only say so much of oneself. But in a way its probably a good way of forcing us to leave a bit of ourselves behind for future generations (not that there is too much to leave behind though). Now, I would much rather have pics of me and my hubby together than all on my lonesome.
Well at least me and Bundu Chick Michelle have spent one Sunday afternoon snapping away at each others 40-something bodies in our garden not to mention the scorching/sticky/humid February weather of Natal (end result: smouldering bodies). You 20-somethings out there, regard yourselves as fortunate, very fortunate. It is serious challenging to model one's 40-something figure (somewhat out-of-shape with hanging bits here and there) as though it is a 20-something figure. Michelle, I think we managed well regardless. Watch this space for the evidence! (guaranteed not to be too shocking)
Fortunately, the Bundu weekend also features make-over sessions guaranteeing transforming 40-something bodies into 20-something super models which will be modelling for free photo shoots by professional photographers (hopefully the paparazzi won't miss this opportunity).
As usual, FUN things first. A Pyjama Party featuring a prize for the best dressed is taking place one of the evenings and us Bundu Chicks definitely don't wait for grass to grow underneath our feet and had our pyjama outfits planned weeks ago and are awaiting the creations thereof to be finished any day now. Fellow Bundu delegates, watch out, but most of all be afraid, very afraid.
The organisers have also passed the buck (no pun intended), by having the delegates making their own name tags and having a prize up for grabs for the best creation. As usual I have been conjuring up hundreds of ideas in my head, but none has come to life yet - the fever is too high still!
IMPORTANT: Especially for those fellow South African 'Doing Life' fans. Guess the collective age of the six BUNDU Chicks and stand a chance to win a super duper Scrapping Hamper!
To qualify for this hamper, you have to leave a comment on this blog entry stating the collective age accompanied by your name and postal address. Please don't try and contact the Bundu Chicks, they may just give you a false sense of youthfulness! Also make sure that your guess is not the same as someone's guess before you!
The author's decision is final and the winner's name will be announced on DOING LIFE on Monday, 19 March 2007.
- Off in search of remedies for BUNDU FEVER!

26 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:13 AM

    i think that the lot of you are a whole 274 years young.

    Thanusha

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  2. Anonymous12:58 PM

    I think that the collective age is 259 years

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  3. Anonymous12:59 PM

    Oops the previous entry was me - 259 years
    Linda Campbell

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  4. Anonymous2:08 PM

    Just checking progress.

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  5. Anonymous2:55 PM

    I think that your collective age is 221!

    Brenda Moon

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  6. I can't enter but LOVE the spirit you girls rock! It would be a total unfair advantage when I have your birthdates!!!! Now now we have only asked for ONE project photo's of YOU! You need to remember this weekend REMEMBER!!!! The packs are looking stunning and the pampering behind the packs even better!!!! The girls who miss this are going to be sorry!!!! PS I'll throw in a prize too get the chatroom going on designersnotes and we will sponsor a prize! Go Bundu Chicks its only a week away ARE YOU EXCITED!

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  7. Linda1:16 AM

    I think it is 264

    Enjoy your weekend

    Linda van Rooyen

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  8. Hmmmmm....wish I could be there, but since I can't can I play too? My guess is 289.

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  9. Hi there can't wait to meet you all. I will probably be disqualified because I am Claire's friend, but here goes anyway. I would guess 278.

    Have a great week
    Natasha

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  10. Claire, one of the organisers of the BUNDU weekend had this to say:

    "You rock - check out the blog comment! Looking forward to seeing you all! A little secret the paparazzi will be there - A MAGAZINE is going with us!!!!!!"

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  11. I would take a stab at 263...

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  12. Anonymous10:31 AM

    I think that the collective age is 266 ... Have a great time!!!!

    Cheryl Gwillam

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  13. Anonymous10:49 AM

    I think there ages are collectively 248 years ....

    Gladys Bevis

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  14. Stella11:59 AM

    Wow the numbers are coming in thick and fast I will guess it at 263. XXXX Stella

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  15. Nicola12:00 PM

    Cheryl you stole my number so I will have to go with 265... Nicola XXXX

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  16. Anonymous7:01 AM

    This should be so easy girls - 21 x 6!!!

    Keep guessing

    Regards

    Michelle
    (The OW and MoBHG who is a TPGC and is the MFV the DLA and also DLEWotN)

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  17. Anonymous7:11 AM

    Hello. Looking for an old friend called Tracy Van Zyl. Last spoke 1998 or 1999, then 5 seconds in 2007. If she knows an Ivan, then just google me and my last name and you'll find my email address.

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  18. Anonymous7:00 PM

    Sorry finger trouble on keyboard mine should read 262. Stella

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  19. Anonymous12:26 PM

    The Green Mamba KNOWS total age =
    232

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  20. Robyn Keulder8:54 AM

    Robyn says 222 - I'll see the TP gang on Thursday...have a great week all!

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  21. Candice Greenway12:02 PM

    Ok, so this is just a fun guess in order to make all you Bundu Chicks feel totally gorgeous & divine ...
    I say 150 & by the time you've all had your mini make-overs that number will come down to 126!!! ;o)

    Have a fabulous time in the Bundu, I wish I was joining you, sounds like it's going to be a blast - ENJOY!!

    :o)

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  22. Susanne van Niekerk10:19 PM

    257 years ... can't wait to see the pics! have fun!

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  23. Libby (The darling teacha's only pet)3:55 PM

    well..............I hate to be the one to say it........but.........I think Michelle (with the bloody long name that i still dont understand) is being a little more than optimistic with that 21 thing?? My guess is.....that collectively.....the number might even run into the thousands??? Ok, ok, can you tell that I'm just a tad jealous :) Have fun girls...can't wait to hear all the stories :)

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  24. Libby (Darling Teacha's Pet)4:00 PM

    Oh........and by the way........how come the Green mamba says she knows?? Where is the inside info coming from??? I thought I was the pet? Imposter that Green Mamba!!

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  25. Libby4:13 PM

    Right Girls..........I'm taking a swing at it.......258?

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  26. Anonymous1:41 PM

    HI LIBS, DID DESIRE PHONE TO LET YOU KNOW YOU WON THE PRIZE FOR GUESSING THE RIGHT TOTAL ---- NO ---- BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T WIN IT , I DID - HOORAY !!!!
    LOVE ALWAYS THE GREEN MAMBA

    THIS WILL GET YOU BLOOD PRESSURE UP

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