I hope that you are loving winter’s cold embrace at the moment. No, don’t shake your head, winter is almost over the solstice has passed and summer is on the way back. I know it doesn’t feel like it now but soon you will be complaining to me that it is too hot, too wet and when is there going to be a little respite from the heat
July is a mere few days away, have you RICA’d your cell phones yet? Traders have you RICA’d the sim cards in the credit card machines? Heaven forbid they should cease to work on the 1st of July, just in time for the week end! Note to self………..go RICA your sim Mandi!
So June is almost behind us and what a month it was at Indulgence! We had two fabulous authors grace our floor, Fiona Snyckers and Jo-Anne Richards, both these ladies were incredible to be around, informative, friendly, intelligent and incredibly engaging! I only had a back view of Jo-Anne because the shop was so packed I couldn’t get to the front to take pictures! Then this past weekend we had the 4th or 5th, I have now lost count, Kink and Fetish Flea Market which was a huge success with all the traders doing some business and the coffee shop doing a roaring trade. We lit a fire outside and the wind very politely died down for the afternoon so we could enjoy the winter sunshine!
The shop freezer is bulging at the seams again. We have to keep re-stocking it with soups and ready-made meals. At the moment there is ox-tail, lamb curry, beef curry and beef lasagna in abundance! Don’t cook when we can cook for you! The biscuit shelves are also groaning under the weight of the wonderful stock our kitchen keeps producing so come and stock up today! A quick reminder about the 5 day meal packs we do, aimed mainly towards the elderly. We prepare these for collection on a Monday afternoon, 5 different meals for you to take home and freeze for just R150 for the pack. Great value and fabulously convenient. We don’t offer you a choice in the meals but you are welcome to tell us if there is something you don’t or cannot eat.
Is there anyone who would like to play chess? We would like to start a chess hang out at Indulgence one afternoon or morning a week. This is open to all levels of chess playing individuals….apart from Olympians Author Diana Duff is looking to get this going ASAP so get in touch with me post haste!
So what is happening @Indulgence this month:
Again I am going to spoil you with two authors in one month you lucky puddings!!
On the 9th of July we have author and journalist Nikki Temkin coming to chat to us about her book, Jozi Chic. This is a one stop guide to all the hottest places in our beloved city of gold, Johannesburg.
A brief bio about Nikki
Nikki Temkin barely passed home economics at school but excelled at creative writing, which set the tone for her future as a young woman
determined to become a paid writer and a better cook.
Her colourful career has included a stint as an advertising copywriter, a TV producer/screenwriter, website editor and various other jobs in the media industry. Over the last eight years she has written prolifically for magazines and newspapers; her longest gig was with The Sunday Times Magazine as TV columnist, critic and features writer. Other than living in the UK while completing her Master’s degree in 1997, Nikki has always lived in Johannesburg, through each of this exciting city’s incarnations.
Here comes my usual blurb…………please be seated by 14h30, the author will start promptly at 3pm. Don’t worry the patio will be heated and if it is on the cold side we will set up in the shop instead, there are also blankies available to put on your laps!
Please, please, please remember to bring along your two books. One of these is to swap and the other is to donate. In February we will hand over all the collected books to Animals in Distress, Amiga’s charity of choice! Please support this very worthwhile cause. Books really are the price of entry into this event, the authors give us their time, sometimes they sell a few books, Indulgence just provides a venue so your books really are important to us and the animals. Amiga will thank you later.
At the end of the month 30 July, author Mike Nicol is coming up from Cape Town to launch his new book Black Heart. He was so blown away by you guys the last time he was here that he is coming back to visit Indulgence specifically! Is that not awesome?! Mike will start at 2pm, this is a whole hour earlier than usual so please bear that in mind!!
Mike Nicol is a full-time writer. He is the author of seven novels, five of which have been published in both the UK and the US, and have been translated into several languages. He lives in Cape Town
Internationally acclaimed, and regarded by many to be one of South Africa’s top crime thriller writers, Mike Nicol concludes his Revenge Trilogy with the fast-paced, compelling Black Heart.
Published in the UK as well, the trilogy sees characters Mace Bishop and Pylon Bishop again making their appearance as in Payback and Killer Country, books one and two of the series.
Pitted against archenemy Sheemina February, Mace is in the kill zone when his and Pylon’s security company is contracted to provide security to a local arms designer tendering to supply a weapons system to the SA navy. The tender process is fraught with danger and bribes and threats abound. Enter the National Intelligence Agency that puts pressure on Mace and Pylon to steal the weapons system. Gradually, the hidden hand of Sheemina February becomes all too clear.
Hailed by John Connolly as one of the brightest thriller writing talents of the last decade, Nicol brings to a nail-biting close the story of Mace and Pylon with this riveting grand finale.
Then on the 24th we will have our annual Christmas in July lunch. This is the same day as the 702 Walk the Talk, so book your table and come join us afterwards if you are walking. As always there will be a full buffet with tables groaning with food. I will make my delicious Gluwein recipe. Christmas crackers will be on the tables, all you need to bring are inexpensive pressies for your friends at your table. There will be gammon, turkey, Christmas pudding and brandy custard and a whole host of other yummy, delicious and delectable delights! The cost is R165 per person, booking is supremely essential so I know how many Christmas crackers to hide. Kids are at a reduced rate as always and your full, happy and content tummy is our main concern
We will be seating from 12h30 for lunch at 1pm.
Next month @Indulgence:
There will be a Woman’s Day breakfast on the 9th of August, the Author Talk in the 13th of August, and one or two other exciting things!
I am away from the 17th to the 21st of July so don’t call me, I will call you………………..but the kitchen will run full steam ahead and you will be well looked after I promise!
9 July Author Talk with Nikki Temkin
24 July Christmas in July lunch
30 Author Talk with Mike Nicoll
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