One Small Victory

by BraaiBoy 16. November 2013 12:58
Braaing is better than Frying, and the folks over at Novo Nordisk South Africa agree. They even decided to give me an award for doing so. How kind of them :-)

One Small Victory Award
One small Victory Award - click for larger image


To create awareness around both diabetes and the importance of maintaining good health, Novo Nordisk has launched a campaign that reasons one daily win, anytime, is a win for good health. Consistent daily wins make a big difference to our health, and help lessen the chances of type 2 diabetes.

Changing Diabetes


Going for a walk, saying no to office cake, doing some push-ups – whatever your healthy action is, it is One Small Victory to celebrate. Got questions? Ask an expert

If you feel that you've done something deserving of a "#OneSmallVictory High-5" let me know and you can win R1, 000 Nike voucher by sharing your one small victory with me:
Visit One Small Victory and share your daily win, then tweet me using #OneSmallVictory. e.g.
"#OneSmallVictory @BraaiBoy I haven't smoked in 2 days” or
"#OneSmallVictory @BraaiBoy I tasted my steak BEFORE adding more salt"
or whatever you feel is deserving of that High-5.

One Small Victory

No matter how big or small the victory, simply let me know and you'll stand a chance to win the voucher. Competition closes on Monday morning... so own that victory, let me know and win the voucher.

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The A to Z Challenge

by BraaiBoy 7. March 2013 11:23
This blog started quite some time ago, but haven't been posting regularly. I blame too much braaing, but the truth is I simply haven't taken it seriously enough. I came across the "A to Z Challenge" and have decided this is the perfect kick-start I need. Thanks Gill (A Daft Scots Lass) for bringing this to my attention.

A to Z Challenge 2013


So what's it all about? Very simple actually: During the month of April, every day (Mon - Sat), I will be writing a blog post using a new letter for the alphabet as inspiration for the day's topic. If you're a blogger and think this sounds like fun, then head on over to http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/2012-to-z-challenge-sign-up-list.html and sign up. My good friend BaasDeBeer (http://baasdebeer.wordpress.com/) has agreed to take up the challenge with me already, so please keep an eye out for our posts, and take us on if we slip up.

Part of the reason why I haven't been blogging much is that I'm looking to redesign the look of my site, and just haven't got around to it... So my secondary goal is to have a new, prettier looking site before the April challenge starts. So, if you're in the web-design business, please give me a shout or get in touch with me via twitter (@BraaiBoy) or on Facebook.

I'm also going to need some help from all of you guys... If you've got any suggestions for letters of the Alphabet, please leave them in the comments below... especially the arb letters... Q, Z, W etc.

OK... so that's the commitment, I hope to be entertaining you guys a lot more from now on.
Chat soon, and keep those fires burning!

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Some fun in front of the camera

by BraaiBoy 19. February 2013 09:12
The guys from Foto..n invited me over for a day of fooling around in front of a camera.. this is some of what went down:

Nadine & Nico contacted me on twitter a couple weeks back. They were looking for 5 lucky individuals, brands or companies to be part of their "Lucky 13" project, and they had some fun ideas for a photo shoot, and wanted me to be of the the lucky 5. Always up for a bit of fun, I agreed without giving it a second though, and so the other day we met up at the Spar in Carlswald for the first of 2 sessions.

The theme for the day would later be referred to as the "Meat Locker in the Sky"... Being surrounded by all that meat, I was in my happy place.

Defending My Meat Locker


Nadine & Nico managed to distract me enough to get a couple good shots in, and soon enough we were done.

Enjoying my Wors BraaiBoy is Too Cool


The weather (and previous night parties) have caused a couple delays in a 06h00 call time for the next shoot, but I'm really looking forward to that one... Nico & Nadine have got some cool ideas for shots they're gonna take... "Watch This Space" as they say.

You can see a few more shots over here: http://foto-n.co.za/blog/braai-boys-first/

and get in touch with the Foto...n guys if you need a professional team to do any photography work... I highly recommend them.

I'd love to hear your comments below, or you can always give me a shout on twitter: @BraaiBoy or facebook... otherwise I'll catch you at the next braai!

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SANBS #DOnation

by BraaiBoy 30. January 2013 19:43
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and it's within all of us to be heroes.
I'm not talking about breaking world records or becoming an astronaut, but rather about donating blood.
I know it's a lot more fun to talk about the sex, drugs and rock and roll part of life... but every now and again it feels just as good to give back.

The first time I donated blood I was still at varsity, and while I don't remember if I just did it for the free biscuits, I've been a big fan of the SANBS (South African National Blood Service) ever since. They recently released a really cool little advert encouraging new and existing donors to be heroes.

Check it out - a little bit of feel-good vibes for you on a Wed. evening.



For more information on how you can donate blood, you can visit http://www.sanbs.org.za, tweet @theSANBS or fan the DOnation of heroes on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SANBS

I'd love to hear your thoughts below, or you can always give me a shout on twitter: @BraaiBoy or facebook... otherwise I'll catch you at the next braai!

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Met Eish Ja, met eish

by BraaiBoy 5. November 2012 08:31
So I was merrily toiling away at the office this morning when a courier company came knocking at the door and dropped off a package for me. Klipdrift saw me tweeting about the upcoming November Internationals on SuperBru and figured I needed a little something extra to go with the upcoming Rugby & Braaing.

Klipdrift Rugby
Thanks Klippies... You guys rock!

I don't think I really needed any encouragement to be braaing and watching Rugby... but I'm definitely not gonna be saying no to free booze :-)

They also wanted to tell me about a sweet competition they're running at the moment about their upcoming TV ad. The first phase of the competition (Where members of the general public stood the chance to make a cameo appearance in the ad) has passed, but there's still an opportunity to an "epic Klipdrift hamper" ... you keen? If you are, head on over to https://www.facebook.com/KlipdriftBrandy/app_171041716365428 and cast your vote for who you think is gonna be the star of their next TV ad?

Klipdrift Everyone's Welcome
I'm hoping it's Riaan Cruywagen - I can picture him sitting in his jacuzzi asking for some more Klippies... met eish! Or maybe it's gonna be me? Ok... it's not me - but wouldn't THAT be cool?

Sponsorship Disclaimer: The guys at Klippies were generous enough to send me some booze - I thought that was very cool of them and decided to return the favour with a shout out for their competition, but otherwise I'm not being paid for this post.
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When Life Hands You Fire

by BraaiBoy 26. October 2012 08:27
I haven't done a (de)motivational in a while, so when Christiaan sent me this pic, I couldn't resist.

Demotivational - When Life Hands You Fire


If you've got any funny braai pictures you'd like me to turn into a braai (de)motivational, please get in touch and pass them on. Of course, if you think I did a kak job, let me know what you would have said in the comments below... or even create your own and pass it on so that I can share it with everyone else.

You can also give me a shout on twitter or facebook.

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Pimp My Braai

by BraaiBoy 4. October 2012 09:04
At my Guinness World Record Attempt a couple weeks ago, Michael Mentz, a Journo at the New Age newspaper, mentioned he'd love to get rid of his Journo eating-habits for a month and try his hand at braaing every day.

At first I thought he'd just been drinking too much, but promised I'd help out with a few tips etc. anyway. True as nuts though, right after my record attempt he got in touch and wanted to make it happen.

The idea was simple: He would braai every day in September, and I would give him some random tips/advice every day to make it easier.

What I didn't bargain on though was that he was going to be taking on his adventure on a rusty old braai. Admittedly, it had a lot of character, but if he wasn't going to hate life after 30 days of braaing, we were going to have to make a plan, and fortunately the guys at Megamaster agreed to pimp his old braai. In fact, the sommer replaced it with a brand new one.


The end result was one really happy camper, and a fun night!
Braai Pimped Braai Pimped


Don't tell them I said this, but both these okes should stick to their Journo careers - as entertaining as a little acoustic session after a lekker braai can be, I don't think either of these two will ever make it into a band.
Let's Eat Braai Tunes Braai Tunes

I'd love to hear your comments below, or you can always give me a shout on twitter or facebook... otherwise I'll catch you around the braai!

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BraaiLympics

by BraaiBoy 29. July 2012 08:56

The olympics have kicked off in London and it seems that everyone is talking about about it, even if you're not in to sport, chances are you saw the opening ceremony at least.

I've petitioned ASA and the olympic committee to allow braaing as an event, but I don't think they're taking me seriously... So we'll just have to host our own... Enter BraaiLympics!

OK, so I haven't really petitioned ASA, but I still think the idea of BraaiLympics is a must. I got to thinking about it when @Michael__Cronje sent me this picture on twitter.

BraaiLympics Rings
The BraaiLympics Rings

    I haven't figured out all the events yet, but I'm thinking along the lines of:
  • Beer Bottle Toss
  • Downing Shooters
  • Firewalking :-) ... I've always wanted to do this. I think everyone that goes through with this one should get a gold medal.

Some of the folk on FaceBook have suggested "Hout Gooi" - It's like the hammer throw, but with a bag of wood instead. Tong Javelin and Potjie-lifting. All excellent ideas guys... thanks!

If you've got any suggestions for events you'd like to see, I'd love to hear your comments below, or you can always give me a shout on twitter: @BraaiBoy or facebook



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What's Cooking SA? Recipe Challenge

by BraaiBoy 4. July 2012 10:35
Mrs. Ball's took to Facebook and asked all their fans to upload recipes with a photo capturing the moment with family & frriends, and they stood a chance to win a flight to anywhere in South Africa.

Whats Cooking SA? Recipe Competition


The idea was to look for recipes using Mrs.H.S.Balls in exciting ways.
10 finalists will be chosen.
The winner gets single return flight to anywhere in SA
Runner's up get Mrs.H.S.Balls Hampers with Big 5 Flavours

Winners will be announced next week on Mrs. Ball's Facebook page, and FoodBlog Cape Town. I'll also share a couple of my favourites with you here on my blog.

Unfortunately the competition has closed already and judging has begun, but if you would still like your recipe added to the "Mrs. H.S. Ball's recipe collection" and be the envy of all your friends, you can send your recipe through to mrshsballs<at>gmail<dot>com.


Hey Hombre, Mrs Balls Chutney



BTW: I'm not sponsored by Mrs. Ball's, haven't been paid for this post and have no affiliation with them in any way. However, like most South Africans, I LOVE me some lekker chutney and have used it in a couple braai recipes posted to Facebook etc. The kind folk over at Mrs. B's noticed, they asked if I'd like to get involved with judging their Recipe Challenge... and so of course I jumped at the chance.

I'd love to hear your comments below, or you can always give me a shout on twitter or facebook... otherwise I'll catch you around the braai!

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Dude, where's my braai [pics]

by BraaiBoy 4. April 2012 08:27

OK, so I had the pleasant experience of becoming a statistic this morning and as a result have lost a couple days' braai pics :-(

While we were sound asleep in bed, somebody decided that they would be able to make better use of my property and came to collect it for themselves. Unfortunately that property included my laptop with my braai pictures from the last 3 days. Replacing computers, camera and other material things are easy enough if you've got insurance, but it's the data on those things that can't be replaced, and as a result... for the first time in 3 years, I've got a 3-day gap in my daily braai pics. May those bastards rot in hell!

 

at least I've still got my braai apron

Along with mud and shit traipsed through the house, at least they left me with my apron :-)

 

The house is of course littered with evidence, and I can see prints on the windows and door with the naked eye, but the highly motivated and enthusiastic SAPS guys that rocked up let me know that someone will come collect fingerprints in "a couple of days, definitely not today or tomorrow". Now, I haven't passed any police academy training or anything like that, but surely the sooner you get to a crime scene, the more likely you are to solve the crime? So... if any of you are buddies with Horatio, let me know so that I can get him and his team in here - SAPS clearly aren't very interested in solving anything.

 

braai pics theft escape route braai pics theft escape route

All my shit went THAT way... :-(

 

they left me with some papers

and I'm guessing when you steal for a living, you don't need paperwork?

 

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