Looking back….. Our 2012 in Pictures & a Few Words

A group hug at the Author's Lunch in November with (from left) David Bullard, Bruce Sutherland, Michael Seers, Peter Piegl, Sean Newman, Athele Oosterbroek, Fiona Snyckers and Eric Miyeni

A group hug at the Author’s Lunch in November with (from left) David Bullard, Bruce Sutherland, Michael Seers, Peter Piegl, Sean Newman, Athele Oosterbroek, Fiona Snyckers and Eric Miyeni

It is human nature to put things behind us and move on. We have a tendency to forget the highs and lows of the year and so many of them blend together that eventually you are not sure that some events actually took place in that year. Okay, I am generalizing here or maybe I am just talking about myself so I figured I would take a walk down memory lane before this year ends and show you what has happened in the life of Indulgence Cafe, Lollipops Catering, Amiga and myself to a degree, in the past 12 or so months.
Share this journey with me. Feast your eyes and imagine after seeing these images how fabulous this year will be if the best of 2012is the worst that next year has to offer. Seeing as we so seldom record life’s lows in pictures, unless you’re on the front lines,I will just share with you the highs, events, places, people, books and FOOD!

Sandile Memela doing a book signing after chatting to us at Indulgence

Sandile Memela doing a book signing after chatting to us at Indulgence

Catering the publicity party for Step Up or Step Out

Catering the publicity party for Step Up or Step Out

Thank you for sharing your time with us, for eating with us, celebrating with us and supporting us through lousy weather, slack service, alterations, menu changes, price increases, heat waves, endless rain, food price hikes, petrol increases and staff changes; all the things that happen in the life of a restaurant and catering company; things that we tend to take for granted, deal with in our stride, things that we call LIFE. Thank you for sharing them all with us and coming back for more

This article appeared in the Northcliff Melville Times

This article appeared in the Northcliff Melville Times

Dessert buffet style 80kms outside Jozi

Dessert buffet style 80kms outside Jozi

The Lollipops and Indulgence Crew with ex Bok coach Peter De Villiers

The Lollipops and Indulgence Crew with ex Bok coach Peter De Villiers

feeding Isidingo whilst they were filming the mini series on the road

feeding Isidingo whilst they were filming the mini series on the road

making interesting cakes

making interesting cakes

Helping Mike's Kitchen celebrate 25 years !

Helping Mike’s Kitchen celebrate 25 years !

Playful Dolphins, sold and now living happily  in Orange Grove

Playful Dolphins, sold and now living happily in Orange Grove

One very happy little boy got this pirate ship birthday cake

One very happy little boy got this pirate ship birthday cake

This is yours truly with the very enigmatic John Connolly

This is yours truly with the very enigmatic John Connolly

Romantic ambience, subdued lighting and lots of heaters

Home comforts and fabulous food

On the set of Laugh out Loud at Sasani Studios

On the set of Laugh out Loud at Sasani Studios

Dali Tambo helping himself to tea on the set of People of the South, the Flash mob scene

Dali Tambo helping himself to tea on the set of People of the South, the Flash mob scene

Sharing #FollowSA's birthday with them

Sharing #FollowSA’s birthday with them

Dancing in the snow

Dancing in the snow

Celebrating Spring

Celebrating Spring

Talking rhino conservation with Dr Kevin Semper, Anne Rimbault and Miss Earth finalist Middah :)

Talking rhino conservation with Dr Kevin Semper, Anne Rimbault and Miss Earth finalist Middah 🙂

Author Andrew Brown with DA councilor Pat Richards at one of the Bloody Book Week events in August

Author Andrew Brown with DA councilor Pat Richards at one of the Bloody Book Week events in August

We celebrated Halloween with loads of little evil goodies for sale

We celebrated Halloween with loads of little evil goodies for sale

We learned all about the SKA from Cecilia Van Der Merwe

We learned all about the SKA from Cecilia Van Der Merwe

Amiga met food critic Spiced Weasel

Amiga met food critic Spiced Weasel

We celebrated out 6th birthday with cupcakes, bubbly and live music

We celebrated out 6th birthday with cupcakes, bubbly and live music

This is moi with Jeffery Deaver

This is moi with Jeffery Deaver

Saying goodbye to the old roof

Saying goodbye to the old roof

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Following the Red Velvet Craze

Following the Red Velvet Craze

Shopping....

Shopping….

We had huge fun last year and we hope you did too!

We had huge fun last year and we hope you did too!

From our kitchen to yours, a very happy, very prosperous, very healthy and safe year and everything of the very best for 2013.

The Lollipop November 2012

Greetings, Greetings and More Greetings 🙂

This shop is positively bulging at the seams with new and exciting stock so before you do your Christmas and gift shopping anywhere else pop in here to take a quick squizz around. We have everything from handbags and sweets to ceramics and paintings and of course there is the awesome Amiga T-Shirt available as well. The cost is R195, sizes range from small to 3XL. In our continuing support of Animals in Distress, R10 from the sale of every T-shirt will be donated to them. Hopefully by January/February of 2013 we will be able to hand over huge gobs of money and all the books we have collected at our annual gala event to kick the year off. Amiga will of course have her birthday party in early December and as usual we will collect money and other goodies for Animals in Distress at the same time. Stick with us and help us to support of furry friends in need.
Did you happen to catch the article in the Randburg Sun and the Northcliff Melville Times about the Amiga T-shirt and what she is doing for charity?

This article appeared in the Northcliff Melville Times on Tuesday 23rd of October 2012

If you haven’t as yet organized catering or a venue for your year-end function you are running out of time fast so please get in touch with us as a matter of hurry up if we can be of assistance to you…it is what we do.

We had great times in October with the Racheltjie De Beer book, the Kink Market, which wasn’t as busy as I had hoped it would be but it did clash with the Currie cup final and Jacaranda Pops, and the weatehr wasn’t that fantastic either. However the stalls were fabulous and everyone sold some goodies, so I am happy with the way it went! Our first ComicTalk with Scott from Cosmic Comics, South Africa also went pretty well and we are looking forward to the November one. With a little luck we can turn the comic talks into a fabulous monthly event on our calendar.

The Indulgence Cafe stall at the Kink Market

The Different Strokes stall

The Jack Adams, men’s undies stall! Fascinating items on that table let me tell you!

It is Halloween this week, don’t forget to pop in to Indulgence and pick up a few treats for the kids, we have some really special items!

Halloween Cookies! Get your treats today!

Not someone you want to come face to face with at night but who is hanging out in our Halloween Tree…………..pop in and pay homage!

A little take home Halloween decor for the kids! really funky skeleton straws and tortured skull candles!

I had thought that come November we would be slowing our in-house events down a little but boy was I wrong, we are going full steam ahead into November with all guns blazing and some really exciting events happening. So please read on…………………

Calendar: November 2012
1st Thursday Dinner
8th Thursday Dinner
10th Melinda Ferguson
15th Thursday Dinner
17th ComicTalk
18th Author’s brunch
22nd Thursday Dinner
25th Author’s Brunch with Eric Miyeni
29th Thursday Dinner

Thursday Dinners @ Indulgence Café

still the best value in Jozi with a 3 course meal for just R100. Have YOU booked a table yet?
The menu for the first two weeks in November is as follows:
1 Nov
Gazpacho soup, slightly spicy with trimmings
Pork roast, roast potatoes, apple sauce, pumpkin fritters
Or
Chicken pie, mashed potatoes tender stem broccoli
Or
Mexican vegetarian frittata with sour cream and salsa
Chocolate mousse and strawberry coulis

8 Nov
Sweet corn and pepperdew fritters with tomato salsa and sour cream
Mussels in cream and wine with loads of garlic, rice
Or
Beef stew with dumplings, mashed potatoes
Or
Mixed mushroom and white wine risotto
Individual bar one and black cherry fridge cheesecakes

AuthorTalk
When we began our “book club” journey 6 years ago, Melinda Ferguson was our very first author with her first book, Smacked. I think it was incredibly brave or her to join us for an event that none of us knew was going to be a success or not. Well it was, I think so at least. Now 50 odd authors later on the 10th of October Melinda is coming back with her brand new book, The Kelly Khumalo Story………………… .

The Kelly Khumalo Story by Melinda Ferguson

November 10th Kelly Khumalo’s rags-to-riches and back to rags story

It includes a dark time in the singer’s career when she had to go back home to her mother’s RDP house with her Hummer parked in the small yard as a reminder of her once lavish lifestyle. The story of the recovering drug addict and singer is all too familiar, with elements of the fall and darkness of a broken star. The author, Melinda Ferguson, has only dangled a carrot in front of the reader as Khumalo’s voice lacks conviction in the book.The Kelly Khumalo Story, already available in bookshops, will be launched at the end of the month. It tells the tale of two former drug addicts. Ferguson, a reformed addict and True Love features editor, tells her story alongside Khumalo’s. “I told Melinda a lot of things and she became a part of my life,” said Khumalo, explaining the format. Apart from events including Khumalo’s drug addiction, alleged abusive relationship with ex-lover Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye, who fathered her son Christian, and lying on national television that she was a virgin, what stands out is how Khumalo regressed – from riches to rags, from her classy Bassonia flat to an RDP house – after her addiction had ravaged her fortunes. Khumalo returns home to her mother’s two-roomed house in Spruitview, Ekurhuleni, to add to the already full household. The Hummer parked in the tiny gateless garden all but dwarfs the small two-roomed RDP-style brick home. The house belongs to Kelly’s mother, Ntombi. Meanwhile, Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala – who are facing four counts of murder, two of attempted murder, reckless or negligent driving and driving under the influence of drugs – are due to hear their fate when the verdict is expected to be handed down in the Protea Magistrate’s Court in Soweto between Wednesday and Friday this week …………..(They have actually been sentenced already …………Mandi’s note!)

This is an AuthorTalk so please remember to bring along your two books, one to donate and one to swap and very soon, just around the corner in January/February, we will be handing over the entire collection of books, food and other goodies to Animals in Distress at the first Author event of the year. Always something to look forward to!
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/453744174667523/

The Very Sexy Wonder Woman Herself

ComicTalk
Seldom do you come across people who are so incredibly passionate on their industry or subject on which they talk and then you meet Scott, with passion for comics personified. He even arrived with a typed up printed ready to blow the house down essay. He fielded questions fabulously and I have to say he knows his “stuff”. Thus I am wholeheartedly recommending this month’s talk, our second talk with Scott from Cosmic Comics is on a superhero and he has elected to talk about the one, the only ……………………Wonder Woman, she is too sexy to film these days I hear!
Join us on Saturday 17th November at 2pm

Author’s Brunch
We never did this last year so we are making up for it this year! Our annual Author’s Brunch will take place on Sunday 25th of November. This is your opportunity to meet and chat with some of the authors who have been here in the past 2 years or so, including but not limited to David Bullard, Bruce Sutherland, Michael Stanley, Fiona Snyckers, Jassy Mackenzie, Joan De La Hay, Athele Oosterbroek, . Our guest author for this event is none other than Eric Miyeni whose new book The Release will be his topic of conversation. Come meet the authors, come and have brunch with us, come and have a very chilled late Sunday morning with us! Eric Miyeni’s book will be on sale on the day and the other authors will have books here as well if you need to pick up any Christmas pressies. David Bullard tells me his book will be R50 and the proceeds go to charity; I like the way he thinks!
We will serve brunch from 10am, the authors will be here from 10 to 12 at least and they are very excited and happy to spend time chatting to you on a one to one basis. The cost per head is R120, vegetarians will be catered for as always!
This is a fabulous chilled and mellow event, perfectly timed for the slowing down year!

Guest Author Eric Miyeni will be talking at the Author’s Brunch on 25 November 2012

THE RELEASE by ERIC MIYENI
What history moves a man to violence?

Well-known non-fiction author and TV personality Eric Miyeni makes his fiction debut with The Release. The novel is a powerful and unflinching exploration of the psychological minefield in which black middle-aged men often live.
The Release tells the story of a fateful day in the life of Jeremy Hlungwani when he inexplicably perpetrates an act of violence. Flashbacks reveal Jeremy’s biography and build a portrait of his alienation. We follow his early years, culminating in the explanation of how Jeremy has come to be in possession of a gun.
Miyeni addresses a theme which is well due in South African fiction: a psychological portrayal of a particular generation of black masculinity. The story concerns a character of the generation born in the late 1950s to early 1960s and who come to taste the first material benefits of democratic South Africa.
The Release is a delicate tale of human breakdown and serves as a reminder that the legacy of the past runs deeper than the materialistic present would have us believe.
Eric Miyeni is an actor, writer and filmmaker. He is best known for his TV role as Darryl Malgas in the series Molo Fish and as Absalom Khumalo in the movie Cry, the Beloved Country. Miyeni’s work as an author comprises four non-fiction titles, including the bestselling The Only Black at a Dinner Party. In 2010 he produced, co-wrote and co-directed the documentary Mining For Change: a story of South African mining. His first feature film, Frozen Time, is due for release in 2012.

The Link to the Facebook event http://www.facebook.com/events/296010360498704/

Coming in December……………
In a classic case of who you know versus what you know I have managed to book one of the launch events for the up and coming book by Debbie Calitz and Ulrike Hill. Why does Debbie Calitz’ name sound familiar you are wondering…………………20 Months in Hell is the Debbie Calitz and Bruno Pelizzari story of their kidnapping by Somali pirates! This gripping and riveting human story is a rocking way to end the year’s AuthorTalks on a high note. Amiga’s 7th birthday party and the Pensioner’s Christmas lunch are also on the December calendar! So lots of things to look forward to in December.

Our kitchen has been really busy over the past month and the pics that follow are a couple of the wonderful things that we have delivered to clients. keep them in mind in case you need a cake or some catering!

One very happy little boy got this pirate ship birthday cake

Pirate themed cupcakes

Dessert buffet style 80kms outside Jozi

Cupcakes to go! A new line available on order

Dinner is served

And that sums up an incredible October, join us for an amazing November, a little longer than I thought it would be but loads of action to read! Hope you have enjoyed reading our Lollipop Monthly join us again next month……………just watch this space!

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Love ‘n Lollipops
Mandi
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Celebrate August 2011

Greetings and salutations Puddings

Happy August tidings!

It is official we have passed the half way mark for the year and now the downhill run to the end of the year and year-end functions start………….start thinking about yours soon!

We wish all our Muslim clients well over Ramadan which begins today, hope the fast goes well.

The weather seems to be warming up very nicely, I hope I am not speaking too soon. So maybe summer is on its merry way back to warm the cockles of the heart. In any event the patio at Indulgence is always warm and friendly and ready to welcome you always

This past Saturday author Mike Nicol was at Indulgence for the second of the July AuthorTalks and I have to say yet again that he is fabulous! What a marvelous speaker and great all round guy to listen to. He held his audience in the palm of his hand as we happily lapped up everything he had to say! What an absolute pleasure thank you so much Mike and everyone who joined us as usual!

 

So what is happening @Indulgence this month:

 

August 9th Woman’s Day

Celebrate being a magnificent and magical being,  WOMAN, on this very special day that is just for us! Everyday should be Women’s Day but being such magnanimous wonderful creatures we settle for one day of the year! Join us at Indulgence and revel in your womanhood in elaborate style! Dress up to the nines, glamorous, glitzy and blingy, the more you shine the better and then come down and have breakfast with us! Eat whatever your heart desires off the menu, there are no calories in food on public holidays as far as I know. This special will run from 9am to 12 O’clock even though we DO serve breakfast ALL day!  And then the kicker of the day is that any man who comes dressed as a woman will get a surprise discount off his bill! Adventurous men, cross-dressers and transvestites this is your chance to shine as well and you will fit in 175% if not a little more!  There will be a couple of stalls for you to peruse as well with some jewellery and a few other odds and ends……………..we are not laying on a special menu, we think our breakfast menu will rock you just the way it is! Looking forward to seeing you in your finest

 

August 20th AuthorTalk

This month’s author is a mystery author at this point in time………….I promise to get back to you as soon as I have locked him/her down! Whomever it turns out to be will, I promise be just as fabulous and fascinating as all our previous authors. I am shifting the AuthorTalk time back an hour so in future the author will begin at 2pm instead of 3pm. I hope that this will not cause you any inconvenience. Thank you everyone for bringing your books with you, we are starting to get some really nice books in, and also to everyone who has dropped boxes of books here in the past few weeks, thank you as well. On behalf of Animals in Distress I thank you. In the meantime watch this space for our next exciting author!

The August AuthorTalk will also take place on the 3rd Saturday instead of the second, so please make a note in your diary that it will happen on 2pm on the 20th

 

I still have loads of soup on hand with winter starting to wind down, so I am marking it down by 20% for anyone who fancies picking up a few liters. There is a nice variety available still, pop in and take a peek in the freezer……..it is waiting just for you!

If you are having a birthday in August I hope it is happy and your year incredible, have a look at our FB group for some pictures of cakes to help make your event a whole bunch more memorable!

Wishing you a wonderful August, be good to your neighbours (I love one of mine, he moved out his house) and don’t kick the dog!!

 

Calendar:

August 9th Women’s Day Breakfast

August 20th AuthorTalk

 

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June bugs

Good morning  puddings and pies

Happy June bugs to you!

I am sitting here writing this newsletter with what feels like icicles attached to my hands. I am thinking that writers are very dedicated people to write for hours in winter. That just takes huge dedication when it’s cold and I think even more dedication when the weather is fabulous outside and you are inside writing. However I suppose in summer you can move outside to write with an extension cord. I seriously am not going to be doing that for you today. Let me set the scene for you I am sitting at my desk at home with socks, slippers, track suits pants, t-shirt, sweatshirt and a pashmina wrapped around my neck. Add to the mix a brightly coloured hand knitted throw that my mum made for me keeping my lap warm. My hair is standing on end still and my glasses are perched on the end of my red nose. I think frost bite will be setting in shortly. Adele is singing “Someone like you”  gently in the background.  What I think I am trying to say is that this is going to be a very quickly written newsletter just so that I can go back to the snugness of my bed and cuddle up to Madam Amiga with her warm fur and cold nose. She is so much better than an electric blanket or hot water bottle

Indulgence has donned her winter curtains complete with sinkers to hold them down in the wind. The heaters are out and if I can remember I will take the blankies to work tomorrow for you to keep your laps warm. There is loads of hot chocolate in stock with heaps of marshmallows so no excuse to stay away! Thick soups are on offer daily with chunks of our own home baked bread and hot casseroles will be on the specials menu daily for the duration of the cold weather. ! We will keep you warm and well fed, we promise!

So what is happening @ Indulgence this June for you:

Author talks!! Yes talks for more than one, again we have two to offer you! Two of SA’s top female writers will grace our warm patio this month. The first of which is Fiona Snyckers on Saturday, the 11th of June. And the second is Jo-Anne Richards on the 16th of June public holiday!  I do have to repeat myself here, sorry in advance. Fiona will start at 15h00 on Saturday 11th June. Jo-Anne with start @ 13h30 on Thursday June 16th.  Please as always remember to bring along your two books, one to swap and one to donate. Both of our writers this month are incredibly talented and incredibly deserving of our support so please come along and give them your rapt attention!

Fiona Snyckers:

I asked Fiona for a short bio and she was very obliging

Here is my short bio: “Fiona Snyckers is the author of ‘Trinity Rising’ and ‘Trinity On Air’, published by Jonathan Ball; as well as of the ‘Sisterz’ series of mobile phone novels commissioned by the Shuttleworth Foundation.  She lives in Johannesburg.”

I am attaching pics of both my books because I would like to talk about them as a series.

Jo-Anne Richards:

Jo-Anne was a little more forthcoming with her bio:

Jo-Anne Richards is the author of four novels. Her first was the critically acclaimed bestseller, The Innocence of Roast Chicken,, originally published in London by Headline Review, and rereleased by Rebel-e in 2011.

Innocence was short-listed for the M-Net Book Prize and nominated for the Impac International Dublin Literary Award. It was chosen as a Dillon’s Debut in London, to be showcased as an “outstanding first novel”. When it was first published, it reached number one on the South African bestseller list in the week it appeared and remained there for fifteen weeks.

Her other books are My Brother’s Book, published by Picador Africa in March 2008, Touching the Lighthouse, Headline Review, and Sad at the Edges. Her short stories have been included in six collections.

She teaches creative writing, online and face to face, through www.allaboutwritingcourses.com. She lectures at Wits University in the Honours programme in Journalism & Media Studies.

Also at Indulgence this month is the Fetish Flea Market and kink fair! I know that this is not an event for everyone but it is the only one of its kind in Jozi, it only happens every three  months and there is always something new for you to look at so please pop along and support our stall holders! The market is only open on Saturday afternoon from 2pm to 5pm. Come peruse the stalls, bump into your friends, have some lunch or a slice of one of our very delicious cakes and just hang out. It is good unwholesome funJ Regret no under 18’s allowed. So put June 25th in your diary and come visit.

Our freezer is currently stocked with all manner of delicious goodies. There is a large variety of soups and frozen meals in different sizes. Right now there are lamb shanks slow roasted, soft and delicious and packed in twos for your convenience. There is also pickled fish, chicken livers peri-peri and duck and cherry pie. Yesterday we put chicken and mushroom pasta bakes in as well!. So there is something for everyone in the freezer. Why cook when Indulgence and Lollipops can do it for you!

And that is me done, taking the ice blocks attached to the ends of my legs back to bed. Have an awesome week!

Remember to keep believing in yourself, love yourself because if you don’t……………….well you are missing out!

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

welcome to 20heaven

Welcome to 20Heaven

May your year be absolutely fabulous! May it be filled with love and happiness and lots and lots and lots of money and other lekker stuff that money can’t buy! Let someone else (like the bank manager) worry about the stresses for a while, nurture your love, your family and remember above all else………………….wear sunscreen J

Welcome back to everybody, I hope you had an wonderful relaxed holiday and festive season. I hope Christmas was delicious and New Year was a party of note.

Old year’s eve is a really good time to reflect on the year just passed and ponder the year going forward. What have you decided to change? I don’t make resolutions. I just make decisions to do things differently, that way when nothing changes apart from the date, I don’t feel like I have let myself down………….I have obviously re-thought the whole thing through again and my solution was…………..why fix something that ain’t broke!! Okay, not really, but you know what I mean!

I was sitting at the computer towards the end of December with a calendar in my left hand pondering the happenings @Indulgence Café for the year 2011 and I have to say we have a pretty full line up.

I am going to cram as much as possible into this year so prepare to be bombarded with social engagements at Indulgence Café this fabulous year 2011! So I have almost mapped the year out already, I know when every Author Talk is, just not who every author is. I know when Mom’s day and Dad’s day are. The Jewish Holidays, the Christian Holidays and a huge amount of public holidays! Rest assured that something will happen at THIS coffee shop every public holiday this year! No, that is a lie, the only things that will happen over the Easter and Christmas holidays is that the shop will slumber through them but as for the rest…………………party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So after all that WHAT is happening @Indulgence in January 2011???

Our new menu is up and out already, come on in and try out some of the new items on the menu……. There is an entire section dedicated to crumpets, another to French toast and another to those Pint Sized people in your lives! Plus a new salad or two and even if an old favourite of yours is no longer on the menu…………….we will still make it for you…………all you have to do is ask!

We don’t usually entertain authors in January, however….. place drum roll here…. I have stalked Arthur Goldstuck relentlessly and he has agreed to do an extra special Author Talk @Indulgence on the 11th of January @ 15h00. This is a Tuesday folks, so please take note of that and try not to turn up on the Saturday following as neither Arthur nor I will be here! Who is Arthur Goldstuck you are wondering? Well carry on reading and I will tell you…………………….

 

Arthur Goldstuck

 

Arthur is an award-winning writer, analyst and commentator on Internet, mobile and business and consumer technologies. He is editor and columnist for a number of publications, and heads the World Wide Worx research organization, leading groundbreaking research into how hi-tech change is affecting businesses large and small.

Arthur is author of 18 books, including South Africa’s best-selling IT book yet, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Internet”.

Through Penguin Books, he has published six books on urban legends. The most recent, “The Burglar in the Bin-Bag”, appeared in 2010. It follows “The Ghost That Closed Down the Town”, published in 2006.

As for February and March 2011 we have Michael Bowery returning to speak @Indulgence again with his memoirs and Caroline Addenbrooke with her first published novel, The Gates of Hell. Even April already has an author lined up but I don’t want to overwhelm you with information or spoil you too much so early in the year so I will keep that information on ice till next month!

I have not lined anything else up for January 2011 as I will be away from the 12th to the 31st. Which does mean that you will not be able to get hold of me. However both Lollipops Catering and Indulgence Coffee Café will  continue to function none the less. Gladys, Fortune and the rest of the team will take care of anything you may need and if you have the need to get hold of me, please feel free to email me. I will be able to pick up my emails, even if I am running about 8 hours behind youJ

There are some delicious events packed into the month of romance, February 2011 for you

We are having our 3rd kinks flea market……..this is only suitable for the more risqué of you, who are so inclined to come and have a look. The event is not  open to anyone under the age of 18, so sorry no kids! Please contact Cass for more information on  cassie.kelly@gmail.com

Author Talk is on the 12th of Feb. This is the month when we hand over all the books we have collected to Animals In Distress and start collecting all over again! So please remember to bring along your books and any food or animal friendly stuff that is still lurking around the house. By the way, thanks for everyone who came to Amiga’s 5th birthday party, she was spoiled rotten by all of you and we raised with your help R575 for Animals in Distress. I am very chuffed, so thanks very much! Please give yourselves a pat on the back!

Pre-valentines breakfast/lunch haven’t actually decided which one to do………….would you like to let me know your preferences?  Also let me know if you would prefer a set menu or to eat off the menu! (on the Sunday 13th Feb 2011)

Valentines quickie breakfast  on the Monday 14th Feb 2011……………early Monday morning before work pop into Indulgence for a quickie………….breakfast that is, we will open early so you can be at work on time, or maybe just a teeny weensy bit late!

Full details about February will be in next month’s newsletter though so look forward to receiving that next monthJ

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As ever we look forward to feeding you this year. Have a fabulous one and let’s chat again in February

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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