7de Laan Spoilers – June 2011

With thanks to tvsa.co.za.

Wednesday 1 June 2011
Episode 2493

It’s the day of the big Miss Madeleine launch. Errol is excited about the opportunity to go to America for a youth conference.

Clara pushes things too far with Diederik and Marko – and the sparks fly.

Thursday 2 June 2011
Episode 2494

Clara tells San-Mari why Marko and Diederik came to blows. Maria’s ghost stories might have the desired effect on Paula.

Gita receives bad news about the Heights.

Friday 3 June 2011
Episode 2495

Charmaine and Errol are unexpectedly on their way to America. Kabelo has had enough of his noisy flatmates.

Clara finally chooses between Marko and Diederik.

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Monday 6 June 2011
Episode 2496

Oubaas is back from the Limpopo. Emma takes charge of Oppiekoffie and takes no nonsense from the waiters.

San-Mari has an exciting idea for T & T. Felicity is on the hunt for a replacement for Clara. The guys get an unexpected new flatmate.

Tuesday 7 June 2011
Episode 2497

Annelie moves in with the girls and has her eye on the job in the boutique. San-Mari wonders why Felicity isn’t so eager to work with Herman.

Xander’s amused to hear about the ghost in the Heights. Gita’s onslaught on Bernard intensifies.

Wedneday 8 June 2011
Episode 2498

Felicity gets a new assistant in the boutique. Oubaas has the tenants in a spin about the Height’s re-wiring.

Annelie wonders why Bernard is so absentminded. Bernard makes a decision about Gita.

Thursday 9 June 2011
Episode 2499

Herman thinks it’s time for the public to take notice of T&T again. Diederik is still down in the dumps after Clara, despite his friends best attempts to cheer him up.

Kim thinks she is a designer. Bernards tells Gita how he feels about her.

Friday 10 June 2011
Episode 2500

Pieter’s upset when Bernard is nasty towards Annelie. Neville feels lonely without Charmaine.

Isabelle accepts that there is no hope for her and Ryno. Sanjay asks Felicity out on a date.

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Monday 13 June 2011
Episode 2501

Paula is not at all impressed with the guys’ eating habits. Annelie wants to know why Bernard is avoiding her.

Sanjay admits to still having strong feelings for Felicity.

Tuesday 14 June 2011
Episode 2502

Lukas bowls Paula over with a masterful breakfast. Oubaas misses Hilda terribly.

Herman and Felicity find it difficult to get along. The relationship between Bernard and Gita runs smoothly.

Wednesday 15 June 2011
Episode 2503

Vince bowls Paula over with a masterful breakfast. Bruynwaves are having a rough time.

Isabelle suspects that there is something brewing between Felicity and Herman.

Thursday 16 June 2011
Episode 2504

Paula bowls the guys over with her unique breakfast. Ryno invited the Laan for a fish braai.

Annelie suspects that Bernard has other romantic interests. An unexpected family member visits Ryno.

Friday 17 June 2011
Episode 2505

Bernard doesn’t want to tell his mom about Gita. Vince is looking for someone to help him with the flower shop.

Gita is in a state of panic when she hears that Linda is back in town.

Pieter is stunned by Annelie’s tears.

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Monday 20 June 2011
Episode 2506

Linda is worried about Bernard’s state of mind. Vince is still cut-up about Bonita.

Felicity struggles to cope with the boutique without an assistant. Bruynwaves is all fired up about the possibility of a big new client.

Tuesday 21 June 2011
Episode 2507

Linda is heavily upset about Bernard and Gita’s relationship. Annelie anxiously waits for news about the boutique job.

Zinzi feels sorry for herself for not having had a boyfriend in ages.

Wednesday 22 June 2011
Episode 2508

Ryno is shocked to hear about Bernard and Gita. San-Mari wants to find a guy for Zinzi.

Emma receives a letter from Dawid’s lawyer. Linda confronts Gita about her relationship with Bernard.

Thursday 23 June 2011
Episode 2509

Emma and Rick enjoy each other’s company. Hilda decides to knit a new jersey for Oubaas.

The Laan is in shock about the news regarding Bernard and Gita. Tim is back, wants to see his son immediately.

Friday 24 June 2011
Episode 2510

Bruynwaves sees some light at the end of the tunnel. Oppiekoffie says good-bye to Annelie.

Bernard is taken aback when he finds out that baby Ava is back with Tim.

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Monday 27 June 2011
Episode 2511

Linda pours her heart out to Isabelle about Bernard. Annelie’s first day in the boutique.

Ryno is making head way with his new novel.

Bernard feels like an outsider when Gita only talks about Ava.

Tuesday 28 June 2011
Episode 2512

Lukas thinks Sanjay should give it another go with Felicity. San-Mari and Aggie are determined to match Kabelo with Zinzi.

Gita is frantic because she can’t get hold of Ava. Tim and Bernard have a huge fight about Gita.

Wednesday 29 June 2011
Episode 2513

Tim and Linda are concerned about Bernard’s future. Vanessa feels she doesn’t get enough credit at Bruynwaves.

Isabelle warns Tim that Gita might be considering legal action against him. Kabelo and Zinzi find themselves locked up together in a storage room.

Thursday 30 June 2011
Episode 2514

Kabelo and Zinzi aren’t each others greatest fans after the incident in the storage room.

The girls decide to treat Diederik with a little female tender care. Bruynwaves is ready for the big pitch.

Herman makes a big decision about Felicity.

I cast my vote today

My sister and I went to our old neighbourhood to cast our votes today.

We chatted in the car about Patricia de Lille – my sister votes for her regardless of which party she is in.

As we arrived in the neighbourhood, my sister asked if I knew who the candidates are. I didn’t.

“It’s uncle M.” An old neighbour.

And lo and behold, there was his poster – an ANC one! Thank goodness I could vote for someone I know!

So we saw and chatted with some old neighbours, which was fun.

We were in and out of the polling station in no time at all. No queues, or anything.

I was happy to cast my vote today and appreciative towards the people who fought to give us all that right.

Can you believe there was a time we couldn’t?

my ballot

Newest Diet Craze? The Dukan Diet

Jennifer Lopez, Giselle Bunchen, and even the newest Duchess of Cambirdge, the former Kate Middleton, are said to have followed the Dukan Diet. It was invented to a French physician, Pierre Dukan.

With it being spring in the northern hemisphere, the thing to do is to get in shape for bikini season.

Not that our southern suburbs sisters (and brothers) are neglecting diets. I know of a few people getting in shape for winter!

Anyway, the basic Dukan diet goes something like this:

Phase 1 — eat as much lean protein as you want, take 1.5 TBS of oat bran daily, and drink 1.5 L of water (about 6 cups).  That’s it.  No veggies.  No fruits.

Phase 2 — stick with the unlimited lean protein, but this time every other day you can add in unlimited non-starchy veggies (like green leafy veggies and celery are examples).  And, up your oat bran to 2 TBS per day.

Phase 3 — unlimited lean protein, veggies are now allowed daily, 1 piece of fruit, 2 slices whole grain bread and 1 or 2 “cheat” days where you eat whatever you want.

Phase 4 — this is where you’re supposed to maintain.  There are no “rules” per se, outside of 1 day per week going back to one of the all protein days in Phase I and continue with the oat bran, 3 TBS/day at this point.

This blog of course does not believe in diets. We eat what we want, when we want in moderation. Food, as with anything in life, requires balance.

Oh and of course exercise and do fun things outdoors with the people you love.

But we are not judging those who choose differently. So there you go…another diet for those who do them.