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See ya, 2014.

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HAPPY GADAMN NEW YEARS! As per tradition, I like to do a little roundup of the year that was. Here are some of Girl With A Bum’s 2014 moments – the ups and the downs.

I kicked off 2014 with a champagne bottle to the head and 7 stitches for good measure. 

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I started a new job at a kick-ass digital agency. Then changed jobs again to go corporate like a real sell-out.

I began dating a rad guy. Then that rad guy and I decided to part ways. Only good vibes there. 

I saw one of my oldest friends walk down the aisle. And cried like a baby.

Got my nose pierced and my foot tatted. And cried like a baby.

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imageAnother year of saying hello and goodbye to new house mates. And seeing a Facebook feed brimming with engagements and pregnancies.

Did a fair share of dranking, smoking, dancing and late nights. 

Drank a LOT of Steph Weiss while I was at it.

imageHad a few epic weekends – staying at the Elangeni Hotel, Midlands meandering, missioning to Mantis and Moon, tanning in Umdloti and dancing at Rainbow Jazz Lounge.

Got sucked into Neknoms, Ice Bucket Challenges and “No Make-up Selfies” like I did Bitstrips in 2013. Can’t help it, occasionally I follow the crowd.

My hair went from long to short, to blonde to purple to grey to brunette again.

Continued blogging while laughing that the acronym for my blog is GWAB.

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Adopted my baby Church.

Festivaled it UP at Ramfest, Kendrick Lamar, OppiKoppi and Parklife.

Took up swimming for a few brief, yet glorious months.

Wrote an article about my spirit guide, Ewok.

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Found out that a beloved “internet friend of mine who had tragically died of cancer” – was actually all a Catfish by a crazy, crazy girl. Rallied up a group of other girls affected by the scam. (More coming soon!)

Got a personal trainer with Boss Lady Lauren. Man, those 5am wake up calls!

Had a local newspaper steal my content and publish it without my permission. Went through a series of arguments and fights, only to be further let down by some really awful people.

Was lucky enough to be a bridesmaid for a beautiful friend of mine

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My body briefly gave up on me and I was in and out of the docs for blood tests and medicines. Then I got better because I am strong like Mother Russia.

My mommy got very, very sick and retrenched but bounced back because she IS Mother Russia. 

We found a lovely home for our beloved piggy, Molly.

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We said our final goodbyes to our family home as well as my awesome digs. I then said hello to my dream flat.

I said another very hard goodbye to my second mom/domestic executive of 18 years as she retired to her home in the Berg.

Lived through a teeny tiny earth tremor and the MRP Tear Gas Incident ‘14.

Went to, and fell in love with the Transkei for the very first time.

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Learnt how to NaeNae. Sort of. 

Sold some shiz at a market. Promised myself “never again”.

Fell irrevocably in lust with Black Math. 

Wore a sari to Halloween, for no good reason. Thus beginning a casual chain of events.

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Lost tragically and suddenly, my very beautiful aunt. 

Saw dear friends leave for Dublin, Jozi, Amsterdam and Germany. More goddam goodbyes. Made some pretty epic new friends too.

Turned well old – hello 25!

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So, plans for 2015?

Travel in the slow lane (occasionally)

Travel, in general.

Love deeply.

Eat thirds.

Ewok

I had the pleasure of interviewing and photographing one of Durban’s legends for a Stellies based literary site. 

I am rather pleased with the article and hope that you’ll give it a read to learn more about 031’s very own Mr Cool and what talent this city has to offer. 

At the end of the day, physically meeting Ewok was what made me understand his talent and inspirations. The standard questions that you can find answers to in any interview, will never convey Ewok as a whole, composite person and getting to know him, if even for two hours, in the moments of uncontrolled laughter or tequila drinking, told me more about this human than the actual prepared interview ever could. It was a refreshing experience to sit and discover a regular person using all his passion to do extraordinary things. At the end of the day, that is all that you truly need to know and understand about Iain Ewok Robinson in order to be inspired by him. The rest is just noise.

Ya’ll can read the FULL story right hurr.

To Be Did in Durban

Oh hi! Just me, keeping you up to date with Durban ongoings as promised. Here’s a little breakdown of what has/is/will be going deown for the rest of this month. 

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The written word envelops Durban as nineteen writers from South Africa, Africa and abroad, gather for a thought-provoking week of literary dialogue, exchange of ideas and stimulating discussion at the annual Time of the Writer International Writers Festival. The festival, hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal), with principal support by National Lottery Distribution Fund, features a diverse gathering of leading novelists, social commentators, activists, playwrights and short story writers.”

Facebook event and mo’ details here. 

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“Catch Madala Kunene,the undisputed King of Zulu blues in a series of gigs at The Upstairs during the month of March! Madala’s distinctive style has opened the door to some of the most unique and spontaneous collaborations with other artists, often leaving the audience completely mesmerised.”

Facebook event and mo’ details here.

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“In mid 2013 we dropped an EP. We felt like a real band. It felt pretty good. In an attempt to chase/match that first high; we’ve decided to double the dosage and release our first ever full-length.”

Facebook event and mo’ details here.

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As we draw nearer to the winter months… OTR will ensure that the heat stays on… at least on our platform!”

Facebook event and mo’ details here.