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Posted on Dec 13, 2011 by in Uncategorized | 75 comments

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Just in time for the holidays, Sony is giving away a sexy Cyber-shot W530 camera to one blog subscriber.

This gorgeous camera forms part of Sony’s Top Ten Must-Haves this season, and aside from fitting perfectly into your handbag, has a 4X optical zoom, intelligent scene recognition, what’s called a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, and functions such as iAuto/P Auto/SCN/Movie/Sweep Panorama.

As part of their latest Top Ten Must-Haves campaign, Sony has been publishing lists of top 10s, and I love this one – the top 10 holiday poses. I particularly adore the Where’s Wally idea!

To enter to win a Sony Cyber-shot, you need to subscribe to this blog, and comment on this post, with your list of top 10 things to do in the festive season – it could be opening a present, swimming in the sea, or lying on the beach. Anything goes, but please don’t be mean or rude.

If you share this post on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll get an added entry to the draw.

The new owner of this camera will be announced on Friday… good luck!

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75 Comments

  1. What an awesome giveaway, I am with you on the Where’s Wally one!

  2. Would love a camera, our last one got stolen!
    Our 10 things for Christmas:
    1. Tea with the kids’ teachers to say thank you and goodbye
    2. Overdue movie date with a friend
    3. Craft madness with the kids
    4. Extra morning cuddles
    5. Long walks with the dogs
    6. Making the remaining Xmas gifts
    7. Catching up with my husband
    8. Spend time with family
    9. Pinning
    10.Make every one of my staff fell special this Xmas.

    ps We got our son a Where’s Wally game for Christmas, can’t wait to see his face!

  3. 10 Top likes over festive season
    1. I LOVE Jhb over the season, its quiet and you realise how much there is to do
    2. Extra special time spent with the special men in my family
    3. Mani and Pedis that you dont need to rush through to get back to work
    4.Chilling by the braai – so typically South African
    5. What girl does not like to shop, and I especially enjoy searching for that perfect gift
    6.Catching up on my reading ( normally this is done while listening to my husband and son playing)
    7. Early morning cuddles – although 5am is a tad early, mid day cuddles, lunch time cuddles, afternoon cuddles, in fact anytime cuddles ( year round)
    8. As a good Jewish girl, my best is seeing Aaron’s face light up when he sees the decorations and various Santa’s
    9.Doing Nothing and just being
    10.generally catching up and realigning for the fresh New year

  4. My Top 10 Things To Do Over The Festive Season (in Cape Town) :

    1. Kirstenbosch concert – doesn’t matter which one, just grab some friends/ family, a picnic basket and a bottle of wine, and enjoy the music.

    2. Brave the water at Camps Bay or Clifton – nothing more refreshing, on a hot day, than a swim (quick dip) in the icy water.

    3. Put up a Christmas Tree – always gets me in the festive mood. Also add Christmas music and mince pies. Try have presents wrapped a few days before the big day so your tree doesn’t look lonely.

    4. Ratanga Junction – only fun when the weather is warm, so best time to go is now.

    5. Sunset Cruise – many boats at the waterfront to choose from. Warm evenings and calm seas in summer make it the perfect time to go. Usually includes champagne!

    6. Wondering around the outdoor markets – so many to choose from at this time of year, and you’re bound to find a gift for someone.

    7. Hiking up Lion’s Head

    8. Carols by Candlelight – my favourite place is at Kirstenbosch

    9. Strawberry/ Cherry Picking – tis the season: eat as much as you like while you’re picking, and then you can buy whatever you’ve picked.

    10. Shopping – it has to be done. Go early, with a list and hopefully you’ll be out before lunch. (Try not to buy anything for yourself – which is what I end up doing)

    And take pictures of all the above to share the spirit around. :)

    @leighwatermouse

  5. This would make a great Christmas gift.
    1. Eat
    2. Walk along the beach
    3. Spend time with family
    4. Shop
    5. Wake up late
    6. Enjoy the long lazy days
    7. Read more
    8. Attend a few theater shows
    9. Go to Kristenbosch concerts
    10. Spend time in the garden

  6. 1. Spend time with family
    2. Go shopping (for baby)
    3. Do more shopping (for me and family)
    4. Try out some recipes
    5. Visit an orphanage
    6. Catch up on some reading
    7. Catch up with some old friends over coffee or a glass of wine
    8. Go to gym – (it is quiter this time of the year)
    9.Take lots of pics of baby daughter’s first xmas
    10. Invite inlaws for lunch after perfecting tried out recipes.

  7. My top ten things to do:
    1. Run on the beach
    2. Swim for a minute in Clifton
    3. Have a late breakfast overlooking the sea
    4. Climb Lion’s Head
    5. Sundowners
    6. Wake up after 11am
    7. Stay up to watch sunrise
    8. Have a fish braai
    9. Take a long walk on the sea’s edge
    10. Spend time with loved ones.

  8. 1. Bake
    2. relax around the pool
    3. enjoy spending time with my kids
    4. sleep late
    5. put up our christmas tree
    6. go shopping
    7. spend at least one day doing nothing
    8. go to the beach
    9. take a road trip
    10. take lots of pictures if I win the camera :p

  9. My list of top 10 things to do:
    1. Spend an afternoon outside with my little boy. Whether it’s just running around or playing in the sprinklers.
    2. Take a drive to nowhere. Just get in the car and drive. You’ll be amazed at the places you’ll find.
    3. Spend a day at the beach. Slather on the sunscreen and put a hat on the little one and just enjoy his awe and wonder at having the sand between his toes. Oh and watch that he doesn’t eat the sand.
    4. Braai with friends. What’s the festive season without a braai (and some whiskeys).
    5. Spend some alone time with hubby. Because we all know that a baby can put a strain on even the strongest relationships.
    6. Take little boy to see the Christmas lights. He may not understand it just yet, but I’ll get some joy out of it.
    7. Have at least one girls night. Get Dad to babysit, put on your best dress and kick your heels up. Your girls are there for you when you need them and spending quality time together is awesome!
    8. Eat. Eat. Eat. Blow the diet, it’s festive season!
    9. Watch baby boy open gifts on Christmas Day. He’ll probably be more interested in the wrapping but reliving childhood experiences of excitement and wonder should be fantastic.
    10. Relax and enjoy the time with family.

  10. Oh wow! What a great give away!
    Here are my Top 10 things:
    1. Eat! Eat! Eat! Eat!
    2. Try to get down to the beach every morning of our holiday in Cape Town.
    3. Make the most of having a baby sitter (Granny) while in Cape Town and enjoy a few grown up evenings out.
    4. Dinner at The Harbour House
    5. Dinner at Wasabi – Moullie Point, seriously the best Sushi in SA.
    6. Take my toddler to Boulders beach to see the penguins.
    7. Spend time with my cousin visiting from Australia.
    8. Dream about 2012 bringing us our second adoption placement.
    9. Sleep in! (Yeah right, keep dreaming)
    10. Seeing the delight on Ava’s face when Grandpa dresses up as Santa for her on Christmas morning!

  11. What an awesome prize. Already subscribed!
    List of top 10 things to do:
    – Sleep
    – Read through my stacks of books, and Kindle…
    – Rest
    – Spending quality time with my daughter going off to university
    – Spending quality time with my toddler
    – Dates with Hubby
    – Camping
    – Hiking
    – Coffee catch-ups with friends
    – De-cluttering

    *Off to go and share*

  12. OH I WANT THIS!!!!
    This December I wanna:
    1. Stay indoors away from the crowd and just BE with my hubby and babies.
    2. Take lots of photos (with my new camera!!)of the kids for next year’s blogging.
    3. Spoil my parents.
    4. Bless as many people as I can with something they need.. whether its a loaf of bread or a lift to the taxi rank.
    5. Make my blog look more beautiful.
    6. Swim in the ocean – ALOT and get a natural tan!
    7. Be nice to my husband who works so hard for me and the kids throughout the year.
    8. Stay in my pj’s all day – just for a day – just because.
    9. Say my prayers and read my Bible everyday, because even though it’s the holidays, it doesn’t mean a holiday from God!
    10. Spoil myself with something just for me. Perhaps a pair of shoes, or a slab of Chilli Lindt chocolate, or a pedicure.

  13. This festive season is a bit sad for me, a camera wouldn’t actually help, but it would be amazing to be able to capture my memories with my family!

    My Top Ten:

    1. Try and understand how you “fall out of love”
    2. Hold my two boys as much as I possibly can!
    3. Be someone he can love without losing who I am..
    4. Spend as much time with my husband without being to much.
    5. Try and be the best me I can be!!
    6. Love him with all my heart.
    7. Praying.. Praying.. Praying
    8. Do some more praying.
    9. Enjoy the time with my family..
    10. Believe God has his hands over us and all will be o.k. again!

  14. 1. Spend time with my nephews
    2. See my mom more often
    3. Bake choc chip cookies
    4. Sleep late
    5. Go to gym at a normal time of day
    6. Spend lots of time with my hubby
    7. Spring clean my closet
    8. Catch up on lots of TV watching
    9. Have braais
    10. Spend time in my little garden

  15. My Top 10 things to do in the festive season

    1. Be grateful for what I have
    2. Spend quality time with my newborn before I have to go back to work
    3. Cook, bake, eat, drink and be merry
    4. Read
    5. Laugh
    6. Swim
    7. Love
    8. Be charitable and give to those less fortunate
    9. Start writing a book
    10. Post Christmas cards to friends and family abroad

  16. 1. Give my boys lots of belly raspberries and tickles
    2. Sleep in
    3. Swim
    4. Read, read, read
    5. Take lots of pictures and blog my little heart out
    6. Eat
    7. Go for a walk and some ice cream by the sea
    8. Stay up as late as I want
    9. Drink red wine with my best friend
    10. Dance with my husband

  17. What an awesome prize – this would be way better to snap pics of Kade than always using my BB ;)

    1. Traffic less driving in JHB – considering I’m working thru the “season” – this is a BIG one!
    2. Turning on the lights of my Christmas tree every night – such a simple joy
    3. Drinking a glass of bubbly on Christmas morning with my family :) Old tradition that will NOT stop as long as I live and my kid lives etc
    4. Allowing Kade to use me as a jungle gym – I love how he rolls over me and pulls himself up with his arms round my neck
    5. Deep breathing with my nose stuck in the fold of Kade’s neck – BEST SMELL EVER… unless he’s just vommed some milk – then not so much ;)
    6. Walking our “hood” with my hubby, dogs and my baby in his pram
    7. Dancing to the radio while I get ready for work – always gets the loudest giggles from baby and makes my heart happy
    8. Getting a pedi at my sister in law’s Sorbet – her girls are THE BEST!
    9. Entering cool competitions like this one (suck up!)
    10. Spending time in the presence of God – Christmas is all about Him and I love that I get to thank Him extra specially for His Grace at this time of year

    xxx

  18. 10 things to do in the festive season

    Browsing the Christmas Markets in Joburg looking for all things pretty and festive.
    Listening to Christmas Carols….jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way!
    Stealing time away to buy that special present from Santa for the kids
    Planning the menu for Christmas Day…gammon, turkey, trifle
    Christmas parties with our nearest and dearest
    Eagerly packing the car at 4 am to leave for our annual holiday at the sea
    Spending time together as a family and taking stock of how blessed we are
    The anticipation of Christmas Eve watching Christmas movies together
    Pulling out the Christmas Cookie jar and filling it up with cookies
    Being thankful that God gave us this season to give and spoil loved ones

  19. 1. Go shopping…. Whoop whoop!
    2. Taking leave starting Thursday.
    3. Spending quality time with DH & LB
    4. Painting with LB daily, and just getting dirty
    5. Sipping a ice cold drink whilst watching hubby & J do the gardening.. HEHEHE (Don’t worry they know I only supervise from the side)
    6.Having my pamper session
    7. Having our unplanned vacation (this year we decided that we’ll decide on the day where we want to go)
    8. Buy and preparing the christmas party packs for the childrens home
    9. Midnight mass & opening presents and see LB’s face
    10. Enjoy a quiet Christmas morning (whilst LB sleeps and have quickie with DH) before the lunch madness

  20. This would be such an awesome prize to win, especially for the December holidays.

    We’re going to Knynsa to spend time with Emma’s knysna-granny. The last time they saw each other, Emma turned one

    So this time together will be a lot of FIRSTS, which would be awesome to capture on camera

    1. there’ll be Emma and granny’s very first hug
    2. it’ll be the first time granny hears Emma say “I love you granny”
    3. we’ll get to go to the beach together and play in the sea
    4. It’ll be the first Christmas Emma ‘understands’ so there’ll be great excitement on seeing Santa’s footprints and Rudolph’s collar that ‘accidentally’ fell off
    5. There’ll be even more excitement when Emma opens her pressies
    6. It’s be the first time Emma and granny go on the boat around the lagoon
    7. Granny’s bought Emma her very own little bike, which we’ll all get to see her ‘ride’ for the first time
    8. I can’t wait to see the look on Emma’s face when she sees what Santa brought this Christmas
    9. There’ll be lots of hugs, laughs and loves with granny, Emma, Mark and I
    10.It’ll be our first holiday together with Emma as a walking, talking, funny person…

  21. My list of 10 things to do this Christmas:
    1. Win this camera (hint hint)

    2. Get my garden sorted out.

    3. Having my first Christmas on the farm.

    4. Spending 9 days with my children without responsibility and just getting to enjoy them.

    5. Turning 25, 6 days before Christmas! Officially an adult.

    6. Take my children to butterfly world.

    7. Spending some time with Hannes, just me and him.

    8. Getting a real tan (no tanning wipes) on a real beach.

    9. Getting some arts and crafts done, or at least finish one Scrapbook.

    10. Getting to see the looks on my children’s faces when they open gifts on Christmas morning.

  22. I have been meaning to make a list of things I want to do this Festive Season and what a good excuse this is:
    01. Start my blog
    02. Look at how I can start making my own home look beautiful
    03. Going watch a movie on my own. With a big popcorn and slush
    04. Catch up on some reading and finish watching Gossip Girl season 4
    05. Plan 2012 – this year has been a nightmare and next year needs to be amazing
    06. Fly to Port Alfred with Cayleb
    07. Spend endless days at the swimming pool and on the beach with Cayleb and the family
    08. Watch football with my dad and brother
    09. Meet new and old Twitter friends.
    10. Tell my family how much I love them and thank them for their support in this very difficult year.

    Lets hope I can achieve at least half of this and I know my Festive season will be amazing.

    xxx

  23. This would be such an awesome prize to win, especially for the December holidays.

    We’re going to Knynsa to spend time with Emma’s knysna-granny. The last time they saw each other, Emma was turning one

    So this time together will be a lot of FIRSTS, which would be awesome to capture on camera

    1. there’ll be Emma and granny’s very first hug
    2. it’ll be the first time granny hears Emma say “I love you granny”
    3. we’ll get to go to the beach together and play in the sea
    4. It’ll be the first Christmas Emma ‘understands’ so there’ll be great excitement on seeing Santa’s footprints and Rudolph’s collar that ‘accidentally’ fell off
    5. There’ll be even more excitement when Emma opens her pressies
    6. It’s be the first time Emma and granny go on the boat around the lagoon
    7. Granny’s bought Emma her very own little bike, which we’ll all get to see her ‘ride’ for the first time
    8. I can’t wait to see the look on Emma’s face when she sees what Santa brought this Christmas
    9. There’ll be lots of hugs, laughs and loves with granny, Emma, Mark and I
    10.It’ll be our first holiday together with Emma as a walking, talking, funny person…

  24. Ok well xmas in CPT !

    – CHERRY PICKING
    – CLIMB THE TABLE
    – CHILL ON THE BEACH
    – COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE
    – WINE ON LIONS HEAD
    – XMAS MARKET
    – AVOID ANY AND ALL SHOPS
    – A FEW WINE FARMS WOULDNT HURT
    – COMPASS BAKERY! OH SO NB .. WHO WANTS TO BAKE :)
    – AND FRIENDS / FAMILY ….

    *TICK* AND THE LIST FOR JAN! GYM GYM GYM GYM GYM GYM GYM

  25. 1. Don’t think about work, at all
    2. Eat good food
    3. Drink good wine
    4. Drive safely
    5. Exercise
    6. See family
    7. Do something you never have before
    8. Go out of your way for someone for no personal gain
    9. Make a child smile
    10. Remember how fortunate you are
    11. Just for extra measure – set REALISTIC resolutions for the year ahead!

  26. 1. A day at the beach with my family.
    2. Shopping trip with my mom-Mother daughter bonding time.
    3. A day outside in the pool and sandpit with my little boy.
    4. A coffee date with an old friend from High School.
    5. Dolphins by starlight at Ushaka.
    6. My son’s first photo with Santa.
    7. Sky diving for my birthday.
    8. A romantic boat trip with my husband.
    9. Spend a day getting my hair and nails done.
    10. A walked down the promenade with my little boy and husband.

  27. I would jst love to win this camera. My top 10 things to do would be:
    1. Picnic with the kids at botanic gardens;
    2. Movie night and take away at home;
    3. A late afternoon visit to the beach to play in the sand;
    4. Shopping for clothes and gifts;
    5. Going for a swim at a pool;
    6. Having a braai with close friends and family;
    7. Decorating the house for Christmas;
    8. Cooking and baking for Christmas lunch;
    9. Opening gifts early Christmas morning;
    10. Spending the day with family on Christmas day!

  28. 1.Visit my parents in Cape Town
    2.Taking my son to the beach for the first time
    3.Njoy my first christmas with my son
    4.Be with loved ones
    5.Whatching the competition
    6.Laugh with good frinds
    7.Swimming
    8.Opening christmas presents
    9.Be grateful for what I have
    10.Help someone

  29. My list of top 10 things to do:
    Great giveaway –Always just take photos with my phone.

    1.Just do absolutely nothing
    2.Go to the Rhino and Lion Park
    3.Go swimming with the kids and have a picnic.
    4.Spend time with my mom and dad
    5.Go visit family we don’t see often
    6.Go fishing for a day
    7.Mommy and daughter time (baking cookies)
    8.Mommy and son time (playing in the mud)
    9.Make a family bed outside and watch the stars
    10.Candy hunt

  30. 1. Spend time with my son
    2. Go to the beach and watch Thomas having a ball
    3. Play in the garden, as my son calls it
    4. Spend time with family and friends
    5. Having a glass of wine or two
    6. Finishing my Christmas shopping
    7. Cant wait to see Thomas open his pressies from Father Christmas :)
    8. Bake biscuits and licking the mixer bowl yum yum
    9. Try to wake up late – Thomas allowing ? He’s 2 and has so much energy.
    10. Lots of hugs, kisses and cuddles and I love you’s

  31. 1. Working my last day at work
    2. Spending quality time with my 2 awsome sons
    3. putting up the Christmas tree
    4. Doing shopping for Christmas
    5. Mom visiting from Mossebay
    6. Some alone time with my Hubby
    7. Spending time with close friends and family
    8. Opening gifts for Christmas
    9. Going away for 4 days to Mosselbay
    10. Getting back in routine for the Happy Happy New 2012!!!

  32. 1. Eating
    2. Going to weddings
    3. Seeing the family
    4. Playing beach cricket
    5. Painting/crafting
    6. Camping
    7. Wrapping presents
    8. Opening presents
    9. Taking pictures of all of the above
    10. Posting our festive pics on Facebook

  33. 1.Finally take Kamva to meet her other gran, long over due
    2.Read Kamva the story of Jesus
    3.Visit a childrens home with kamva and play with the kids
    4.Get a manicure and pedicure
    5.Study for my certification exams in January
    6.Invite friends over to our new place
    7.Buy myself something new
    8.Cook Christmas lunch for the first time ever
    9.Since I will be on leave for so long, try sleep train Kamva
    10.Be thankful for all I have

  34. This would be perfect for me as I dont own a cam as yet..
    Top 10 things this summer
    1. Dance the night away;
    2. Spend the looooong awaited time with my awesome family (hopefully taking lotsa cool pics with my new cam..*wink wink*);
    3. Go snorkelling;
    4. Lots and lots of eating;
    5. Visit the beach a whole lot!;
    6. Shopping;
    7. Taking lots n lots of pics(^*,);
    8. Going to the movies with my two angel daughters;
    9. Spend more and more qt with my hubby and daughters;
    10.Last, but certainly not least…Taking the perfect p.p for Facebook…(^*,)

  35. 1. Spread the festive season cheer by mixing up a batch of Winter Wonderland Martinis (1 part vodka, 1 part white chocolate liquer, 1 part cream – yum!)
    2. Last minute gift shopping at the Neighbourgoods Market in Jozi CBD
    3. Visit my local library to check out some chick-lit easy beach reads.
    4. Conquer my fear of heights by jumping off the world’s highest bungee bridge, the Bloukrans Bridge in the Garden Route.
    5. Drink half price jugs of Mojito’s and listening to the sweet sounds of the Rocketeers on lazy Sunday afternoons in Greenside
    6. Take my niece and nephew for a spin around the Ice World Rink at Cresta shopping Centre
    7. Blog, eat red velvet cupcakes and devour freezochinos at Wolves – free Wifi!
    8. Take the family hound for a few early morning walks around Emmerentia Dam.
    9. Watch the last sunset of 2011 and bring in the New Year at a cosmopolitan rooftop party in the vibrant Jozi CBD.
    10. Take photographs of the previous 9 things and make a digital scrapbook to remember the best festive season yet.

  36. Lol – love the idea – ive come across your blog smoewhere elese, not sure where though . im not very “internetly” inclined, but i do my best . good to see youre an essie fan , i just won a cute little set of polish from them :0) okays top ten things to do this season, here we go :0)- in no particular order

    1. CELEBRATE – The insane need to celebrate , irrespective of
    your religion – I love it
    2. EAT – The food – the awesome side of eating myself into a
    coma:)
    3. DECORATE – The fantasy of it – the lights the decor the
    music ,brings back memories of my childhood.
    4. DRESS UP – Pretty dresses – the year we got maried my
    husband started the awesome tradition of buying me a
    beee-a -uu-tiful dress to wear every christmas :)
    5. MORE EATING – chocolate and woolies biscuits – and endless
    supply of biscuits in the house , always a treat :)
    6. ENJOY THE WEATHER – the rainy weather – love being in my
    pj’s, warm and snug at home. again gives the whole
    fantastical feeling :)
    7. WATCH TV -dinner for one – do any of you remember that
    little skit?.best memories ever, me and my sisters with my
    parents. i can close my eyes now and remeber all of us :) – got the dvd:)
    8. LAZE – Love to laze away the holidays , at home , inside
    or outside …
    9.GIVE BACK – an excuse to be more charitable. i know thats
    bad, but i do get caught up in my own life and neglect
    charity – but December def brings it out in me :) – food
    hampers and clothes donations galore – i spos the christmas
    bonus helps
    too :)
    10. BE HAPPY – Seeing my boy in absolute awe over the
    christmas tree and lights and alllllll his pressies :)
    (this is his 2nd christmas)

    That about does it :)

  37. 1. Diving crayfish
    2. spend christmas with hubby and baba
    3. Lots of swimming in the see
    4. Shopping with mother in law
    5. Having lots of seafood dinners.
    6. Spens time at the christmas markets
    7. Lots of cuddle time with baba
    8. See baba opening all her presents
    9. Visiting my family in Mosselbay
    10. Get healthy to do all of the above.

  38. 1. Catch up with family. Much needed R&R
    2. Swimming in the pool with my son and catching a much needed tan.
    3. Eating lamb and gammon and lamb and gammon :)
    4. Watching Dolphins by starlight at Ushaka. Treating my Gran ;)
    5. Scrapbooking with my sister
    6. Waking up on Christmas morning and opening prezzies around our tree and watching the smile on the little ones faces as each present paper is torn apart.
    7. Reflect on the positive and the negative of 2011 and making new goals for 2012. Hopefully able to stick to them
    8. Exercise, need to work the lamb and gammon off.
    9. Baking Christmas cookies for the little ones and eating Gran’s biscuits on the sly, the best.
    10. a haircut with a completely new style, can have change and a holiday :) Double joy!

  39. 1. Play pictionary
    2. Read as many Karen Kingsbury books as possible
    3. Drink egg nog
    4. Drink Christmas tea (a family favourite recipe)
    5. Remember and remind what Christmas is all about – JESUS
    6. Enjoy time spent with our family from Cape Town
    7. Somehow juggle seeing all 4 sets of parents
    8. Watch my daughter open her Christmas gifts for the first time (she was just 5 weeks old last year)
    9. Enjoy having hubby home for a few days :) :) :) :)
    10. Pray for all who do not yet know Jesus – that Christmas would be a time of remembering

  40. My Top 10 things to do in the holiday

    1) Have fun with my kids while letting them try things like ice-skating for the first time.

    2) Catch up with special friends who are visiting from overseas.

    3) Have lazy afternoon sleeps with my hubby while the kids play with new toys and play with buckets of water.

    4) Watch Christmas-themed movies each night in the countdown to Christmas Eve, wrapping gifts and enjoying the atmosphere.

    5) Strawberry and Berry picking at Hillcrest Berry Farm.

    6) Taking the kids to meet Santa Claus :)

    7) Impromptu braais or cocktails with friends.

    8) Eating all those yummy Christmas things you save for once a year ( Mince pies, trifle, Christmas pudding, brandy custard, Quality Street).

    9) Remember how gracious and grateful I should be to the Universe for all the blessings in my life every day

    10) Christmas baking with the kids.

  41. 1. Catch up with family. Much needed
    2. Bake and Cook for Xmas, all the things you dont make during the year
    3. Take time out for myself
    4. Swim and play with my children
    5. Do the last shopping
    6. Enjoy the summer weather drinking cocktails
    7. Take lots family pics
    8. Try to do something special for someone
    9. Spoil my hubby
    10. Do some gardening

  42. 1. Waiting to take pictures of my little one crawling for the first time. 2. Visiting my mother for the holiday’s she have not seen her granddaughter in 5 months. So going to be takeing pictures there also. 3. Spend some quiet time with my fiancé and little girl 4. Send some christmas cards and photos to our family in england meaning more photo’s 5. Spend some alone time with my fiancé. While granny looks after our little one. 6. Have a christmas party with the family. And take some more pictures there. 7. Take pictures of my little one playing in sad for the first time. Due to the fact that we stay in a flat. She will have open doors at my mothers place. 8. Bake some cookies. 9. Help my little one to open her first christmas presents. more pictures there. 10. And last but not least spend my little ones first christmas as a big family. Now there’s going to be allot of pictures and my phones memory is going to run out fast.

  43. My top 10 things to do this holiday: 1. Relax, 2. Open prezzies, 3. Share some time with my family, 4. Lying on the beach, 5. Sleeping, 6. Taking photos of memorable moments, 7. Planning next year festivities (parties, ect), 8. Docorating my house, 9. See what others are up to on FB, 10. Eating all the nice Christmas food!

  44. Ek kan net nie meer wag vir die vakansie!!!
    1. Oggend-koffie in die bed,saam met my man en seuntjie,terwyl ons deur die venster vir die see kyk
    2. Stap met die honde op die strand
    3. Ontbyt saam met die familie (my ouers, broers en hul gesinne)
    4. Kyk hoe al die klein niggies en nefies saam speel op die strand en sandkastele bou
    5. Middagslapies
    6. Lees die tydskrifte waarvoor jy nooit tyd gehad het nie
    7. Deel jou seuntjie se eerste kersfees met hom
    8. Geselsies om die braaivleisvure
    9. Eet die lekkerste maaltye!!!
    10. EN NATUURLIK…Neem fotos van al die “magic moments”!!!

  45. My top 10 things to do this Christmas:
    – Spend time with my beautiful family :) and precious Angel
    – Slow down and remember the reason for Christmas
    – Go to Christmas Carols or go to a Christmas Concert
    – Give :)
    – Go look at the Christmas lights
    – Get a photo of my Angel with Father Christmas
    – Go for a picnic
    – Go to the beach and build sand castles
    – Swim
    – Paint and get messy with my baby girl

  46. Hi,love your blog! My top 10 things to do:

    1. Read through all my magazines.
    2. Spend some time on my vision placard.
    3. Throw out unused things,so that I can start the year afresh.
    4. Spend valuable time with my husband and son.
    5. Make some special christmas gifts,by this I not only give a. gift,but also my love and valuable time.
    6. I try to do something for someone unseen by them,the reward uis so much greater.
    7. I pack out all my cupboards.
    8. I read through old recipes and try out a few
    9. I try to do al least a couple of things on my own,just to unwind and get new strength for the year that lies ahead.
    10. I thank God everyday for just one thing,and then find myself being very grateful,seeing that everything is indeed a gift.

  47. My top 10 things to do this festive season :)
    1. Relax & enjoy the last few days of 2011 with family & friends.
    2. Survive the renovations at home!!
    3. Enjoy my child in every way, playing, laughter…doing everything together!!!
    4. Recording all the memories we make this festive season & there going to be many… especially the the look on her face when she opens her prezzies
    5. Take loads & loads of pics in the new pettiskirt tutu I bought for the… tooo adorable!
    6. treat & spoil my hubby especially since he does it everyday throughout the year for me!
    7. Enjoy every bit of family time especially with the grandparents around.
    8. try to cook more!!!!
    9. Bake Christmas cookies with my daughter!
    10. Simmer on the year thats passed & be happy with the outcome & start planning new memories for the year ahead!

  48. 1. take a picture of my daughter when she is joining me in my arms for the first time on the 27 decem 2011.
    2. take a picture of our family and post it onto the huggies wall to share with the world our family.
    3. memorable moments with family and friends.
    4. show my new camera and daughter to friends.
    5. print and make a hardcopy and digital photo album.
    6. as my daughter and son gets older, dad and i can show the funny moments to the children.
    7.take pics of the kids on the first day of school.
    8. take pics when we go on family outings.
    9. records home videos
    10. thank sony for all the wonderfull moments we could keep for life in this digital world.

  49. we are a youtube family that has only used Sony cyber shot’s. our 1st one had the zoom go out on it:(yet it was a soldier.we document all our family moments with our 3 kids on youtube. thanks to our Sony cyber shot. with out it we would be lost. now the10.
    1.always have a sony cyber shot with us
    2.video our kids opening presents
    3.never miss a cute moment
    4.pictures that are to die for(CUTeNESS)
    5.make more family skeet’s
    6.keep our family close
    7.open that wii under the tree
    8.not break our camera cause it would be the end of youtube:(
    9.pray every night
    10.Sony is amazing and they need to know it cause we do

  50. My top 10 things to do this festive season :)

    1. Relax & enjoy the last few days of 2011 with family & friends.
    2. Enjoy my child in every way, playing, laughter…doing everything together!!!
    3. Recording all the memories we make this festive season & there going to be many… especially the the look on his face when he opens his prezzies.
    4. Get a photo of my Angel with Father Christmas
    5. Watch my Darling Son open his Christmas gifts.
    6. Slow down and remember the reason for Christmas
    7. Lots of cuddle time with baba
    8. Wrapping presents for my precious little handsome son.
    9. Spending and appreciating time with my Wonderful Parents
    10. pray every night

  51. My top 10 things to do this festive season:
    1. To enjoy my childrens laughter. Every smile,giggle and all the big tummy laughs.
    2. To put my phone down more often.
    3. To watch my kids’faces on Christmas morning when they open their presents.
    4. To spend as much quality time with my fiancé.
    5. Making the time to have some fun with some old friends.
    6. To make a delicious breakfast each morning while my fiancé is on leave,and not just a bowl of Pronutro each morning.
    7. To have Braai more often in the evenings. Not only does mommy rest,but its such a perfect time to be outside.
    8.Spending more time with family. I lost my mom 3 weeks ago,so time with the grandparents are high on my lists.
    9. Listening to good music.
    10. Lastly to enjoy my son’s lasts days of being home during the day. He`ll be starting preschool nest year. *Sad mommy*

  52. 1. Sleep
    2. Shop
    3. Braai with friends and family
    4. Swim
    5. watch TV
    6. Cook Xmas lunch
    7. Snuggle in bed with mom & sis
    8. Watch the sunrise with best friend
    9. Night out with brother
    10. Dance the new year in

  53. My top 10 things to do this festive season:

    Breathe.
    Love.
    Relax.
    Be present.
    Smile.
    Laugh.
    Celebrate.
    Count Blessings.
    Create Memories.
    Hold thumbs I win this competition :-)

  54. Here goes with that list:

    1. Sort and scan 14 years worth of old photos.
    2. Paint the bathroom (long overdue).
    3. Start writing that novel!
    4. Start walking regularly.
    5. Read my great-nephew more books.
    6. Learn to bake at least one more thing to add to my poor repertoire.
    7. Catch up with old friends.
    8. Sort out and give away all the old toys.
    9. Laze around more.
    10. Catch up on all the movies I’ve missed this year.

    Probably need more than one holiday for all this, but I can dream on…

  55. 1.Take the fam to see the festive lights in Cape Town
    2.Spend a day @ any one of CT’s gorgeous beaches
    3.Take the train from cape town station 2 simonstown
    4.Hav lunch @ one of CT’s buffet restaurants
    5. Take da kids nd a picnic basket to tygerburg zoo
    6. Go up da Cable cars after sunset for dinner with hubby
    7.Must see the carols by candle lights in the kirstenbosch gardens
    8.Take kids on Cape Towns red hop on hop off busses round to hout bay
    9.Spend christmas day wit da fam
    10. Spend new years eve on the beach wit da fam watchin fireworks

  56. 1. Spend time with my Hubby
    2. Spend more time with the family and less at work
    3. Make 1st memories for my little one – first christmas!!
    4. Rest
    5. Paint
    6. Read a book – old style
    7. Do Christmas Decor
    8. Sew something
    9. Bake
    10. Cook

  57. I suffered a stroke in April this year which left me paralysed on my left I started walling again but still have no use of my left arm/hand.I believe in a XMas miracle.So this XMas i`ll take pics do the following:

    1.Bend down, open my arms and give my 23mnth old son the biggest hug.
    2.I`ll go on my knees and pray and thank GOD for my miracle.
    3.I`ll cook my family a meal made with love.
    4. Take my son to the beach and swim with him.
    5.Gather my dearest friends and go to a restaurant.
    6.Buy a pair of new shoes(been wearing takkies since May)
    7.Do my hair.
    8.Visit the Rehab Centre to thank the nurses, physios and OT`s for their support.
    9.Take my son, niece and nephew to the park.
    10.Visit hospitals to encourage other stroke survivours.

  58. Awesome Giveaway!! Hello Kitty on her way. ;-)

    My top ten things to do:
    -bake goodies
    -opening presents
    -new one to the list: Secret bloggers santa
    -extra long lie ins
    -Spoiling the hooligan
    -Egg nog drinking
    -putting up the christmas tree
    – reading
    -Concerts at Kirstenbosch
    – Beach walks

  59. 1. Find that perfect presents for everyone.
    2. Spend as much time as possible with family and friends.
    3. Tan a bit and swim a lot.
    4. Finish reading book that is on my bed side table.
    5. Try to bake Xmas cake for the first time.
    6. Visit grandmother and other far relatives.
    7. Spend some time at the parks and close to nature.
    8. Do a bit of shopping for spoiling myself.
    9. Watch few very good movies.
    10. Win camera to take pictures of the happy moments during holidays.

  60. My top ten things this holiday
    (1) To visit my cousin in George in January who is battling a two year fight thus far against cancer
    (2) To spend more time with my parents who are 82 and 79 years old – due to the nature of my work I am not spending as much time with them as I would like
    (3) To enjoy the holiday with my hubby and my 5 gorgeous kids and capture every moment whether it be having a simple lunch or picnic to swimming or a day at the beach
    (4) To switch off technology like my phone and televison and just learn to breath again and appreciate the sun on my face and the sand in my toes
    (5) I would like to invite our huge family over for a get together and just enjoy the craziness and fun of a big family
    (6) I would love to go to red cross hospital and take gifts to the children over the festive season and clothes to the childrens home close by
    (7) I would like to do a few simple things like packing my cupboards and reading a magazine.
    (8)I would like to continue to watch the mini cricket team I coach flourish and see them at Newlands on the 4th
    (9) I would like to be able to capture every moment described with an awesome sony camera and be able to savour the memories for a lifetime
    (10) I would like to be able to keep everybody safe over the festive season so that no loved one should shed a tear and everyone remember the end of 2011 beginning 2012 with happiness

  61. *Build Sandcastles with my boys
    *Eat lots of pizza at Cornutti
    *Swim in the sea with my boys
    *Catch up on reading
    *Blog
    *Do lots of yoga and breathe
    *Make the 31st an extra special day as it is Joshi’s birthday
    *Get rid of all clutter in my life
    *Spent lots of time with my sister and niece
    *Give lots of hugs and kisses to all my loved ones
    plus 1-Take lots of pictures with my new camera

  62. Exercise at least once a week
    Eat healthy foods & eliminate my sweet cravings
    Love my husband & 3 kids unconditionally!
    Laugh more often & be happy!
    Shop shop shop!
    Keep in touch with all my friends & family who are special to us.
    Have get togethers at least once a week!
    Be debt free by 25 December 2011
    Spring clean every corner of my house
    Travel

  63. 1. Sleeping late.
    2. Lazing around in my PJ’s.
    3. Watching ALOT of E! News and Style Network.
    4. Having time to bake and cook proper home meals.
    5. Swimming.
    6. Braai’s.
    7. Chilling on the beach.
    8. Afternoon naps.
    9. Induling in yummy food almots every day.
    10. Not going to work!!!!!

  64. Aloha, Tanya! (See what I did there? It’s all about the holidays!)

    You know, December tends be a hot mess of beach sand, tequila, roasts and family (in no particular order) so I think a Top 10 list is a great idea to keep things in check and to perhaps assist in the recollection of this Christmas whirlwind. Here we go:

    1. Laughing at the massive influx of mullets and rosaries in Durban. Yes, we see your GP number plates…
    2. House-hunting in Umdloti and ending the ‘long-distance’ part of my relationship.
    3. Hooking oneself up to a Patron IV.
    4. Eating approximately double my body weight in food at every sitting. Or, as us Bissets call it, The Feed.
    5. Going waaaaay over budget with presents for my 4 and 6 year old cousins.
    6. Consequently, applying for an overdraft.
    7. Drinking some worthy concoction out of a pineapple / coconut / any fruit that holds liquid.
    8. Falling deeper in love. I know… I know.
    9. Turning my body into a colour that does not reflect light.
    10. Photographing it all. (Shameless. Askies.)

  65. I have a 6month old baby Savanah, id love to be able to take awesome photos of her this festive season!

    1. spend time with my 6month old baby
    2. spring clean my house
    3. swim and get a tan
    4. go shopping
    5. go to the beach and take my baby to feel the sand
    6. gym 4x per week
    7. run a 10km race
    8. spend time with my family
    9. sleep late every morning!
    10. make a gammon for christmas

  66. I would love this camera as my old sony is almost in its grave as the power button has sunk into the camera after many years of constant use. Ok my 10 things to do is

    1-Eat all the yummy christmas food around
    2-Spend time with my husband making new memories which i hope to get on camera
    3-Spending time with all my wacky friends
    4-Catching a tan
    5-Make my first carrot cake
    6-Take my dogs for their promised walk
    7-Plant some new plants that i been meaning to to since i bought the packets of seeds like 2 months ago lol
    8-Take more underwater photos as they come out classic
    9-Going to the vaal dam from boxing day to see my mom that stays hours away from me
    10-Spending old years eve into new years with fantastic friends in the middle of the sugar cane fields in a little rustic cabin on the water.

    Now how awesome would a camera be to take photos of all my 10 :)

    Sony Cybershot FTW!!!

  67. My top 10 things to do during the festive season:

    1. Evening cocktails and dinners with friends
    2. Visit the family
    3. EAT
    4. Drink hot chocolate
    5. Snuggle up on the couch in front of the fireplace
    6. Bake cakes and cookies
    7. Christmas shopping
    8. Check out the scenery of downtown Chicago
    9. Shoot some pool
    10. Decorate the house

  68. My top 10
    1. Shop for hanukkah candles
    2. shop for lots of fook
    3. Cook latkas – potato cakes in oil
    4. visit family
    5. buy hanukkah gelt
    6. light my menorah
    7. sing lots of songs
    8. eat lots of food
    9. take lots of pictures
    10. go to Chabad for the menorah lighting..

    • yikes plz excuse my typos.. i’m so sorry..

      2. is suppose to be shop for lots of food. not fork.. LOL

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