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!