The Queen and the Mother or the Queen Mother?

That is moi on her lap!

That is moi on her lap!

Hi All You Wonderful Bodies 🙂

Maybe I’m right
Maybe I’m wrong
Winter is singing her chilly song
A jersey, a jumper, a thick pair of socks
A scarf, a beanie, a warm head rocks
Hot chocolate and marshmallows
Fire in the hearth
Heat in abundance to warm the cold earth
Gluwein and curry
Blankets on your feet
Snuggle with a friend in a cozy retreat
Maybe I’m right
I know I’m not wrong
Winter is singing her chilly song
M. Friedman

May, a month that heralds the arrival of winter to our fine city of Jozi. Apart from the leaves on the trees changing colour and falling off to clog up the swimming pool, we don’t really have autumn and just switch from summer to winter and back. If you have been reading my newsletters for years you will know by now that I love winter, it is without doubt my favourite season. Winter is the perfect time to meditate, cogitate and ruminate, as well as being the ideal time to pop into Indulgence. The patio has been completely weather proofed now and will be snug and warm the whole of winter including the really chilly days that will pop up!

For those that don’t know………………..
Ruminate : Verb, to think deeply about something or to chew the cud. Synonyms meditate, reflect, muse, ponder, contemplate
Cogitate: Verb, to think deeply about something, meditate or reflect. Synonyms meditate , ponder, think, reflect, contemplate
Meditate: Verb, To think deeply or focus for a time for spiritual purposes or to relax, or to think deeply about something. Synonyms contemplate, think, muse, ponder, reflect, cogitate

April at Indulgence was a lovely month, we had some really amazing events. Keira Witherkay as always blew us away with the magic in her fingers as she strummed out jazz on her acoustic guitar. It was a really fabulous evening!Gareth Crocker author of Never Let Go and Finding Jack was an incredibly good sport and spent ages fielding questions that kept on being thrown at him left right and center. Our somewhat spontaneous AuthorTalk with Rahla Xenopoulos, author of the novel Bubbles was a real delight. I “interviewed” her and she was open, honest and incredibly bubbly. What a treat, not to mention she bought me a pressie, which really was the cherry on top. Rahla was here on the same night as our sushi dinner and the sushi was delicious as ever! Quiz nights are always fun and this month’s was no exception! You must join us for one!

Keira Witherkay live at Indulgence Cafe

Keira Witherkay live at Indulgence Cafe

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Keira Witherkay live at Indulgence Cafe

Keira Witherkay live at Indulgence Cafe

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Author Gareth Crocker reading from Never Let Go at Indulgence Cafe

Author Gareth Crocker reading from Never Let Go at Indulgence Cafe

I had the wonderful privilege of being interviewed on Radio Today on the Whispers show with Michael De Pinna and Carolyn Steyn! That was FUN! Never having been in a radio studio before, it was great fun to watch professionals at work, chat to them and have a good little laugh! I shared the studio time with a couple of the boys from the Jersey Boys show at Monte Casino. I do like a little eye candy to spice up my day you know! Below is the link to the podcast of my interview. Tune in and listen to my dulcet tones 🙂

Radio Today podcast http://podcast68887.podomatic.com/entry/2013-05-01T03_21_01-07_00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncbZUWAh26c Rahla Xenopoulos at Indulgence Café April 2013 (sound quality is not fabulous, apologies)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc0VtaXEawM Gareth Crocker at Indulgence Café 10 April 2013

Pics from the Radio Today interview with Michael De Pinna and Carolyn Steyn

Pics from the Radio Today interview with Michael De Pinna and Carolyn Steyn

With Jersey Boys Duanne Alexander and Grant Almarill

With Jersey Boys Duanne Alexander and Grant Almarill

Beeg, beeg things lined up for May, read on and discover what we have lined up for you…………………………….

Coming up this May 2013 at a glance:
8th Wednesday closed for dinner
9th Thursday dinner R100
10th Friday, Pot Luck Dinner
11th Pieter Dirk Uys at 9am includes breakfast R150
12th Mother’s day lunch Keira Witherkay Background Jazz R190 per head
15th Wednesday dinner
16th Thursday dinner R100
17th Friday dinner
19th Mandi away from today
22nd Wednesday dinner closed
23rd Thursday dinner R100
24th Friday dinner closed
29th Wednesday sushi evening
30th Thursday dinner R100

Dinner Menus for May 2013
9 May

Creamy leek and potato soup
Beef and mushroom casserole with mashed potatoes
Or
Mussels in tomato and beer gravy with deep fried potato wedges
Or
Mushroom stroganoff with mashed potatoes
Warm apple crumble and thick cream

16 May
Thick Vegetable soup with home baked rolls
Chicken curry and basmati rice with sambals and topped with poppadom
Or
Roast beef with roast potatoes, green peas and Yorkshire pudding, gravy
Or
Roast butternut slices, with roast potatoes, green peas, Yorkshire pudding and gravy
Individual Malva puddings and custard

23 May
Cannelloni tube filled with creamed leeks and topped with béchamel sauce and parmesan shavings
Crumbed calamari rings, savoury rice, lemon butter and garlic butter sauce served separate
Or
Chicken casserole with white wine and vegetables, savoury rice
Or
Thick bean stew with mashed potatoes
Home baked jam doughnuts with cream

30 May
Deep fried camembert wedges with melba toast and raspberry sauce
Beef curry and basmati rice with sambals
Or
Chicken and vegetable stir fry with jasmine rice
Or
Vegetable bake with cous-cous crust
Warm baked cheesecake and strawberry sauce

Pieter Dirk Uys

Pieter Dirk Uys

pieter dirk uys

Yrs, that is moi on the right!

Yes, that is moi on the right!

Pieter Dirk Uys at Indulgence
This really is a man who needs no introduction but I will give you one anyway!
Pieter-Dirk Uys was born in Cape Town in 1945 and has been in the theatre since the mid-1960s. Closely associated with both the Space Theatre in Cape Town and Johannesburg’s Market Theatre during the 1970s and 1980s, he has written and performed 20 plays and over 30 revues and one-man shows throughout South Africa and abroad.
Pieter-Dirk Uys’s new novel about South Africa’s yesterday and today, PANORAMA, is set on Robben Island exploring the experiences of two school teachers who have to accommodate a black woman coming to see her imprisoned father. This 1987 drama is balanced by the 2009 return visit to the Island by the woman with her two sons. Now in the new South Africa, a sense of closure on the past; a story of the terrible success of an appalling political system and the remarkable celebration of a democratic life after the darkness of apartheid.

http://www.pdu.co.za
http://www.evita.co.za
Twitter: @Tannie Evita

The Man himself will be at Indulgence Café on Saturday morning 11 May. The ticket price at R150 per head includes breakfast starting before the talk and ending after the talk. Books will be on sale on the day and he will stick around to sign them for you! To eat or not to eat is the choice you have, but the cost remains the same at R150. Please be seated by 8.30am, the talk will begin around 9.45 or so.
This is a BOOKINGS ONLY event and Indulgence will be closed to those unlucky enough not to have booked for the event! Please email me or call me to book, 011 782 5063, lollipops@telkomsa.net

http://www.facebook.com/events/350083878426449/?ref=2

Mother's Day at Indulgence Cafe 12 May 2013

Mother’s Day at Indulgence Cafe 12 May 2013

Mother’s Day at Indulgence
Once a year you get a chance to really spoil your Mum. Bring her here and we will help you to make the day incredibly special.
A fabulous buffet lunch, eat as much or as little as you fancy accompanied by the sounds of Keira Witherkay’s acoustic guitar and we guarantee you a wonderful afternoon. The patio is warm and cozy, there will be Gluwein as well and it promises to be a magical day out! The cost is R195 per head. Kids under 10 eat free. For bookings please call me on 011 782 5063 or email lollipops@telkomsa.net

http://www.facebook.com/events/164374353722175/?ref=2

Sushi

Sushi

Sushi Dinner at Indulgence
I am away from the 20th of May until the 6th of June 2013. Indulgence will be in the very capable hands of the people who usually look after her when I am away. Being the spoiled sport that I am, I have chosen to stay open for the sushi dinner evening but close for the Wednesday evenings and Friday evenings that I am away for. So sushi is still on, on the 29th of May. There will be an email reminder going out to you but keep it in mind please. Sushi is ala carte and you pay for what you choose to eat. As always there is another option to eat, usually a warm and comforting chicken dish and some delicious vegetarian friendly soup. Bookings 011 782 5063 or lollipops@telkomsa.net

Next Month at Indulgence Café
A Double Billing of Authors with Michael Stanley’s new book and Jo-Anne Richards new book!

http://www.facebook.com/events/128690637320432/

Deadly Harvest by Michael Stanley

Deadly Harvest by Michael Stanley

The Imagined Child by Jo-Anne Richards

The Imagined Child by Jo-Anne Richards

Quiz dinner will be later in the month on the 19th of June and sushi dinner on the 26th of June!
Thank you for joining us on this long newsletter journey, have a spectacular May and see you in June Puddings!


The Past Month in Pictures…………………

Places we have worked, things we have seen, fun we have had 🙂

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