fabulous frolicking February 2011

Hello all the bodies! 

Hope that January has treated you all fabulously, that the kids are settled nicely into school, the traffic isn’t driving you completely insane and the bank continues to be understanding
I have just returned from the most wonderful, amazing, incredible, awesome etc holiday with 4 of the most amazing women! They sure know how to party up a storm and I was, I have to admit, hard pressed to keep up with them at times. Being a book worm I would be quite happy to laze on the patio with the roar of the sea below and read. Alas I was dragged out, almost kicking and screaming to see the wonderful sights, do magical things like swim with dolphins and snorkel magnificent coral, meet the awesome locals and spend copious amounts of money! So please could you all come in and have breakfast over the next few days so I can make the bank manager a little happier! Mexico was incredible but all good things must alas come to an end and I am, believe it or not, happy to be home with Amiga and back here to look after you guys.
I trust that you were well looked after while I was away, please don’t hesitate to let know if there were any problems and I promise to personally wring a few necks to make it all better!
Thanks so much to my team, Mum, Martin, Gladys, Fortune and co who kept the wheels oiled and things running smoothly!

So here we are at the month of romance and delight and what does Indulgence have to offer you this month you are wondering, well read on and will tell all!
Fetish Flea market
First off we are kick starting February with our third Fetish Flea market with coffee and cake day takes place now, now, now! 5th Feb from 14h30-17h30. I know that isn’t giving you a whole lot of notice but I also know you guys pull rabbits out of hats all the time. We chose this date as it is pretty close to Valentine’s Day so you can buy your loved ones something a little different and Risqué this year! Come along and see the selection of leather and lace, bits and bobs available. Just hang out, have a coffee and a slice of cake, browse, shop and have a little fun. Regret no under 18’s allowed! Catherine has gone the extra mile to organize this event and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

February 12TH Author Talk:
This month we hand over all the books we have collected to Animals in Distress. So I am now asking you to bring along, as well as your two books, one to donate and one to swap, some animal stuff…….by that I mean food, blankets, bedding, baskets, toys etc, whatever you have lying around that would make the animals lives a little easier! Animals in Distress will be here to collect everything so please expect this meeting to last about 30 minutes longer than usual!
This month’s author was with us last year as well. He was a little cagey back them about what exactly it was he did back in the day but now we know why……………he was writing his memoirs and holding all the juicy stuff back! So please welcome back to Indulgence, Michael Bowery and his book “Shred when Read”. I think this month’s author will have broad spectrum appeal to everyone and to the guys who have been in the military or wanted to be and never got there! As usual please be seated by 14h30 for the author to start promptly at 3pm, although in this case we may well hand over the stuff to Animals in Distress first. I think I am saying in any event please don’t be late

Who is Michael Bowery?
Michael Edwin Bowery was born in 1931 in North London. He survived the London ‘Blitz’ of World War II and was educated at Clark’s College, London, achieving little academically but excelling in most sports. Between 1949 and 1957 he served successively in the British Army and in London’s Metropolitan Police. In 1957 he was appointed as an Inspector of police in the British Protectorate of Nyasaland where he was commissioned in 1962 and served until Nyasaland’s independence from Britain in 1964. Between 1965 and 1969 he served in the South African Police as a Detective Warrant Officer working in the realm of serious crime. In 1969 he was recruited into the then Bureau for State Security as an intelligence officer. The Bureau later became the National Intelligence Service. For twenty years he served in covert operations targeting African liberation movements and the Soviet in Africa. In 1990 he moved to the Directorate of Covert Collection (DCC), an intelligence arm of the South African Special Forces Reconnaissance battalions. In 1996 he began writing the first of three action novels. In the same year he was asked by the ANC-led government to return to work and create and run a new covert operation. In 2000 he finally retired but continued writing. In 2009 he finished a fourth novel ‘Al Qaeda Armageddon – Target USA’ which is due to be published in 2011. Also in 2009 he completed his memoirs and this book is the result.
Author’s Note.
A year before my stint in the British Army in 1949, the West’s perceived enemy was the communism of the Soviet Union spread through Eastern Europe and then into Africa. The Cold War had begun. From that time on until 1992 Soviet communism, its myriad of front organizations and overt involvement with Africa’s liberation movements, all became my target. Almost by accident, I stumbled into the world of espionage and to my surprise found I was fairly good at it. As a case officer I ran agents in various parts of the world, targeting the Soviet and the liberation movements. Much later I worked for the new ANC-led government of South Africa. In this maelstrom of political activity in Africa my task was information collection – establishing truths, identifying threats to the society and the state that I was serving. For this I make no apology since I did the same for the ANC government, although this time, I was not aimed at communism but the emerging influence of China and the Indian Ocean states.

Valentine’s Day weekend:
This being the month of romance and true love we are offering you lovely heart shaped cakes and pretty romantic cupcakes for your loved ones. That means remember your wife, girlfriend, mother, daughter etc………… and me of course, I love getting flowers, hint hint!
On Saturday the 12th February we will have a “Lover’s Breakfast” option available. This is a three course breakfast for two with champers and other pretty goodies. Booking is as always essential so please call ahead………….as yet I have not worked out the menu or the price but give me a couple of days and if you are interested in booking I promise to have an answer for you!

Next month we have the Author talk, Human Right’s day and St Paddy’s events lined up………………..but for that you really do need to watch this space! A more newsy better newsletter next month I promise!
Pop in sometime and try out the new exciting items on the menu, they are there just for you to enjoy!

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Have a fabulous frolicking fun-filled February and we look forward to feeding you as always!
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Love ‘n Lollipops
Mandi Friedman
Lollipops Catering

“Food, Passion, Life”

Tel: 011 782 5063 Fax: 0866 33 9331 Cell: 082 895 3698
Indulgence Coffee Cafe, 1 Mount Dev, 225 Beyers Naude Drive, Northcliff ext 5

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