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Na 15 jaar is die Gariepfees "Geskool in die kunste"
Die Gariepfees in Kimberley is aan die gang en het weereens soos elke jaar, iets vir almal. Vet pret vir die kids, ernstiger toneel vir die volwassenes, goeie komedie en van die land se grootste name in die musiekbedryf. Ek het met Uitvoerende Bestuurder, Theuns Zimmermann gesels oor die jaar se tema "Geskool in die kunste" en of daar al planne is vir 'n nuwe tuiste vir die feesterrein. Luister gerus hier na die podcast. Hier is my #onssie saam met hom!
 
 
 

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Theuns Zimmermann van die Gariepfees vertel hoekom hulle "Geskool is in die Kunste"
Na baie jare is David Kramer terug in Kimberley
Die legende David Kramer is die naweek in Kimberley met sy produksie Stokoud en Splinternuut gewees en ontvang ook die jaar 'n Diamantstad Sterreweg toekenning vir sy bydrae tot die kunste, Afrikaanse teater en die musiekbedryf. Ek het met hom gesels voor die fees oor sy liefde vir rooi velskoene, sy passies buiten musiek en hoekom Bloem nie meer die slegste plek in die land is nie. Luister gerus na die podcast hier onder.
 
 
Hy vertel ook hoe dit was om saam met Jack Parow op te tree? Kyk gerus na die video hier onder. Hy verduidelik dat Jack Parow, nes hy, lief is om stories te vertel.
 
 

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David Kramer - Terug in Kimberley DEEL 1
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David Kramer - Terug in Kimberley DEEL 2
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David Kramer - Terug in Kimberley DEEL 3
Nuwe musiek video - "Ek was daar" in Bloemfontein geskiet
Zak Steyn kuier in die ateljee regstreeks vanaf die Gariepfees in Kimberley en bring sy guitar saam :) Kyk solank na die nuwe musiekvideo vir sy song "Ek was daar" dit is in Bloemfontein geskiet en sal jou laat trots voel om in sentraal SA te woon.
 
 
 
The Wedding Planner - A suit that suits you
Picking that perfect suit can be tough and to find a suit that fits well, even harder. Over the last couple of years the general trend has been towards more informal and individual trends in groomswear. Choosing the right attire for your wedding day needs to be a combination of individual taste, time of day and style of wedding.
 
First Question for the Groom: Formal or Casual?
As a groom when it comes to choosing a suit for your wedding, the first question, essential to have discussed with the bride, is: are we having a more formal wedding or a more casual wedding? Because this is how you could loosely bundle up the options for the groom.
 
 
 
Formal options include:
 
The Morning Dress/Suit: A traditional choice consisting of a tailcoat, waistcoat, and (striped) trousers. This is a very posh option.  Morning suits should only be worn for noon/early afternoon weddings.
 
The Tuxedo: Classic black tie evening wear, complete with satin-striped trousers and bow tie (cummerbund optional). Should be worn to evening weddings only. But rather try avoid coloured dicky bows and cummerbunds as these are really old fashioned and out dated.
 
White Tie and Tails: The evening equivalent of the morning suit, white tie (and tails). This may be very rare in some countries, but it is an extremely elegant choice for a formal evening wedding (ceremony should be after 5pm) but it could be difficult to hire full evening dress complete with top hat.
 
Are You Even A Suit and Tie Man?
Over the last few years the combination of tighter budgets, more informal workwear (less suits) and an increasing interest in menswear and fashion, has meant that grooms taste when choosing a wedding suit has changed significantly. For many grooms now preparing to get married, the formal look has been replaced by a more informal, laid back look.
 
 
 
So in the Casual Corner we have:
 
CasualSuit/Jacket: A linen or cotton suit makes a casual and very comfortable wedding outfit for the summer groom. In winter a wool jacket and trousers instead. Either can be accessorised with a great bow-tie to make a groom stand out in a fun and relaxed way.
 
Modern Day Suit: Simple, elegant, preferably slim-fit (depending on the groom) two piece suit and easily accessorised with a fun colourful tie to coordinate with the bridal party.
 
Slim Cut 3 Piece Suit: This is a dapper and fun alternative for a man who wants a touch of formality and yet look modern and fresh. Smart choice of cufflinks and tie are essential, while a pocket watch would add a retro/vintage feel. This look is defined by a well-cut suit, so choose wisely.
 
Waistcoat & Bowtie/tie: Relaxed and informal look for a groom and absolutely perfect for
a summer wedding. In the South African context, this has become a favourite amongst grooms and designers alike.
 
Or Are You Mr. Fashion Forward?
Or if you're a complete maverick and have your own very individual style you could go wild and have as much fun as the bride fashion-wise. Think colour, personality and individual
accessories - each groom has a particular style that you can stamp all over your wedding day because it's not all about the bride you know! (Info sourced from: onefineday.com)
 
 
Here is some hands on advice! This video shows how a fashion guru helps a groom by giving him some handy tips when picking the best suit for him! Take a look!
 
Mommy Matters - Is infertility on the rise in SA?
Did you know your lubricant may be affecting your ability to conceive? Recent studies have shown that this may be one of the causes of infertility. I received an article from a listener who first brought this issue to my attention.
 
 
 
Mommy Matters then set out to find out more and caught up with Dr Simon Mangcwatywa to find out more about this new aspect of infertility. He is the head of medical affairs at Litha Pharma and an expert in infertility. Here is what I wanted to know:
 
-What are the current infertility stats in SA?
-When do you consider yourself/your partner as infertile?
-Why is infertility affecting so many couples in SA?
-Recent research has shown that if couples use a lubricant that
this may be affecting their fertility – why is this?
 
For more information on the impact of lubrication on infertility listen to the podcasts below. The first part explains the current situation regarding fertility in SA and the second podcast Dr Mangcwatywa explains the benefits of the break through lubricant Conceive Plus. Remember to consult your doctor when changing lubricants or to find out whether your are using a good product. You can also visit www.conceiveplus.co.za
 
Thanks for all the emails from moms across the region. Send me your questions to yolanda@ofm.co.za and I will find the experts to help!

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Mommy Matters - Infertility in SA - the facts
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Mommy Matters - Infertility - A new lubricant that is conception friendly
Die Glam Guru - Wen die stryd teen jou olierige vel!
Nou kyk as daar een mens is wat weet hoe om jou goed te laat voel en dan nog mooi te laat lyk, is dit die Glam Guru! Hannon Bothma is elke Vrydag hier om jou vrae te antwoord en deel hy sy voorkomswenke met jou. Die week se vraag handel oor die stryd teen 'n olierige vel. Luister na Hannon se raad hier onder. Sy grootste wenk is dat jy 'n poeieronderlaag moet dra!
 
 
 
Die Glam Guru wil jou ook help, stuur nou jou voorkoms - en skoonheidsvrae per epos na hannon@ofm.co.za en volgende week antwoord hy jou dalk! Tot dan, bly mooi!

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Die Glam Guru - Wen die stryd teen jou olierige vel!
Mommy Matters - Mealtimes made fun -Try these jelly boats!
Debbie Wareham is a sjef, ma en besigheidseienaar maar haar passie is kos. Ek het onlangs met haar gesels oor haar boek “Maaltye sonder moeite” en Debbie deel vandag een van haar prettige resepte met ons. Probeer dit gerus!
 
 
 
Jelly boats
Serves 8
 
2 oranges, halved
1 x 80 g packet instant
raspberry jelly
1 x 80 g packet instant lime
jelly
1 sheet colour paper, cut into triangles to resemble flags
8 toothpicks (snip off the sharp points)
 
Method
Using a spoon, carefully scoop out the orange flesh (see hint) without breaking the peel.
Make the jelly according to the packet instructions. Pour the raspberry jelly into two orange-skin halves and pour the lime jelly into the remaining orange-skin halves.
 
Place the orange halves on a baking tray and refrigerate until set.
Glue a paper triangle to each toothpick to make a sail.
Remove the oranges from the fridge and cut them in half again (forming quarters). Insert a ‘sail’ into the jelly of each orange quarter to make a small sail-boat.
 
Hint:
This is an easy, affordable and colourful birthday party idea. You can  either incorporate the leftover orange flesh into a carrot salad or add it to a fruit salad.
 
Listen to Debbie's tips in the podcast below. Remember, Mommy Matters loves to hear from you! Send me an email, yolanda@ofm.co.za

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Mommy Matters - Mealtimes made fun -Try these jelly boats!
Die Glam Guru - Die geheim van Argan olie vir jou hare
Die Glam Guru is terug om jou voorkoms en skoonheidsvrae te antwoord. Die week verduidelik hy die geheime van die nuutste haarbehandeling "Argan" olie. Die epos van die week kom uit die Noordkaap en die dame skryf haar hare is droog, word tog maklik olierig en sy sukkel om dit te behandel. Hannon het raad! Luister na die podcast hier onder.
 
 
Argan olie is lig en word aan die punte van jou hare aangewend. Dit hoef ook nie daarna afgespoel te word nie en jy sal dadelik 'n verskil sien. In die podcast hier onder verduidelik Hannon ook hoe jy as bruin vrou met jou hare moet werk. Hy het altyd raad :)
 
 
 
Hannon hoor graag van jou, stuur 'n epos met jou vraag na hannon@ofm.co.za en hy antwoord jou dalk volgende week net hier op OFM.

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Die Glam Guru - Die geheim van Argan olie vir jou hare
The Wedding Planner - Why do brides wear a garter?
When it comes to weddings and traditions many people just do them and don’t ask why. Just think of some of the traditions that are still with us today like the bridesmaids all wearing the same dresses, the bride wearing a veil and the throwing of the garter. Julianne Smith is an online designer of stylish wedding garters and shares the history of wedding garters on her site.
 
 
The wedding garter is said to be one of the oldest wedding traditions, dating back to the Dark Ages. After the wedding festivities, guests would accompany the bride and groom up to their bedroom to ensure that they arrived safely and to wish them well.  Back then it was considered good luck for a guest to take home a little piece of the brides dress.
 
 
Over time, this ritual evolved into a wild wedding night romp where guests would tackle the bride, ripping her clothes off hoping for a piece of her dress. In the chaos, the garter, which at that time was used to hold up a woman’s stockings, would get tossed and it was
considered good luck for whoever caught it. Whoever caught the garter was the next to be married.  
 
 
I can only imagine that as a way to class up weddings a little bit and get the audience out of the newlywed’s bedroom, the wedding garter toss was eventually incorporated into the reception to help keep guests at bay and pass on the good fortune. Over the years, the garter itself has evolved in form and function.  Garters were worn by men and women to hold up their socks.  As the hemlines got shorter, women began wearing garter belts around their wastes so their stockings would stay up discretely.  
 
 
Since the invention of elastic and pantyhose in the 1960s, ladies (and men) don’t really need to use garters or garter belts to help them hold up their socks anymore.  But still, wearing a wedding garter and the garter toss ritual at receptions has remained a part of many modern weddings around the world. Remember that wearing a garter on your wedding day is like wearing a little piece of history!
(Source: Thegartergirl.com - Julianne Smith)
 
 
Remember, if you need help planning your big day, just send me an email yolanda@ofm.co.za or if you have an idea you want to share with brides in the region - I'd love to hear from you!
Mommy Matters - Taming your teenager: Remove their privileges not passions
Having a teenager in the house can sometimes be tough for the teenager and the parent. Getting to know your teenager better is thus more important than ever. Author and high school principle Gavin Fish shares his insights in his book “Taming the teenager” and today he focuses on why it is important to remove your teen's privileges and not their passions when you punish them. Take a listen to his podcast below and get a copy of his book today in order to understand your teen a bit better.
 
 
 
Mommy Matters would like to hear from you, submit your questions or suggestions via email yolanda@ofm.co.za

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