Showing posts from October, 2017

Charlotte Roth GIVEAWAY

Charlotte Roth - GIVEAWAY #1 AMAZON GIFT CARD and free eBook Greetings from Seattle and welcome to the party. This is my favourite time of year not so much because of Halloween but because of the amazing autumn colours, cosy sweaters, candlelights, and hot cocoa (with a pile of whipped cream ;)).
Let’s kick off this party with a little giveaway for everyone--as a thank you for hanging out. I'm running a promo right now so please do grab your free copy here:
Also, for a chance to win a 5$ Amazon gift card, I want to hear all your best Halloween costumes ideas for you/your kids. What are you going to be?
I have a hard time deciding. We do have a beer fest coming up, so I might just do a Gretchen costume?
Please comment below. If you have a picture, even better ðŸ˜Š
Here is a picture of me and my kids from last year  ;-))

Speaking of fun... Let the fun begin…
I’ll announce the winner later. Good luck! Thank you, Charlotte Roth - Author of Witty and Warm Women'…

Dr. Felix Starker Chiropractor (Kempton Park)

Dr. Felix Starker is a chiropractic healthcare professional situated in Kempton Park, East Rand, Gauteng. His hands-on approach to health care includes patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment, using joint and spinal manipulation with his broad range of chiropractic experience.

I was introduced to him recently to design a website for his practice by a friend who regularly visits him. I found him to be very knowledgeable and professional. It was my opportunity to learn more about his field of expertise.

Last year I was plagued with severe back pain and desperately sought relief. A visit to a GP didn't help and a friend suggested that I try her chiropractor who had helped her husband. Because my condition was so severe that I could barely walk a few steps and sitting was almost impossible, I decided to book an appointment for treatment.

Needless to say, I ended up feeling worse. I couldn't understand why I couldn't get rid of the back pain. Because of that experience, …

The People From Brakpan

The people from Brakpan are quite often ridiculed. How this came about is a mystery to me. I suppose someone started with a joke and others added to his comments and it grew from there. We live in a world where we put people into boxes with labels. Most often it is cruel and incorrect. Fortunately, someone's story comes along that changes our perspective.

Yesterday I accompanied my wife to her uncle's birthday party in Brakpan. The Maps app on my iPhone gave me conflicting information so I had to use intuition to home in on the venue. Luckily my decision was correct and then the voice on my wife's smartphone announced that we were at the right place. Nice! all this technology that we carry with us.

Well, we pulled into the parking area and went to meet the people. First up were some folks standing outside by the braai fires - I was glad that we wouldn't have to wait too long before we could get our meat on.

Her family was very glad to see my wife Maggie since we hadn&…

Charlenè Brouwer | Living Her Dream

This is my testimony of years and years of hard work. So for the last two years, I have dedicated myself to something else I dreamed about since 6 years old. I never as a child wanted to be anything else than an actress. I lived and breathed that dream (kind of) into reality. I was raised in a small town called Sannieshof and I always wanted to move to a big city. I never dreamed of Hollywood but I wanted to be an actress telling South African stories. As a 19-year-old, I gave up my studies in Potchefstroom and moved to Italy (my second flight in my life ever and my first flight was alone to America).

I began working as a model. It was lonely and I was not happy and decided to come back to South Africa. I packed up my things moved to Johannesburg and met a woman that truly changed my life Hilary Pace. She taught me what it is to be a strong woman in this industry. How to run a business and not take a lot of bullying in this industry. I met a kind man called Bobby Heany who opened my …

Firearms Specialists - Glock Firearms

The best firearm specialist and distributor, Firearm Trust Services, now has a range of the famous GLOCK 19 & 17 GEN5 firearms in stock.

Their brands include Armalite tactical firearms, McMillan, Surgeon (well known for their sniper rifles), Newcon, Uzkon & AWC.

Surgeon Rifles manufacture high-end precision bolt-action rifles, actions, and other accessories. These sniper rifles are regularly used in competitive contests.

Surgeon Rifles products are available for Military, Law Enforcement, and individual consumers.

Firearm Trust Services specialises in the importation and distribution of Surgeon Rifles in South Africa. They are situated in Kempton Park, Gauteng.

They are also involved in collections, safekeeping, transfers of ownership, de-activation of firearms, destruction of firearms, de-registration of firearms, imports and exports of firearms. Firearm Trust Services handle certain legal aspects related to firearms such as estates as well as professional advice.

You can ha…

The One That Got Away - Charlotte Roth (Free Today)

A little love from me to you...
We can all need a little extra love and laughs--especially now with the cold and the rain moving in (well, at least in my neck of the woods). So please do grab a free copy of my eBook, The One That Got Away--a fun, warm-hearted, and compelling story about a lot of what if’s, how we often take love for granted, and how life doesn’t always have to be picture perfect!
Just click on the cover below and it'll take you right to your freebie. Thank you and happy reading. Charlotte <3
PS. I love to hear from my readers. I answer all emails personally and can't wait for yours.

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you suddenly looked into the eyes of your handsome ex-boyfriend, at a romantic wedding in Rome ... far away from your husband?
Helen is almost forty and her boobs are starting to go south. She’s also happily married to Mark. But why, then, can’t she stop staring at ex-fiancée Rob’s big blue eyes from the minute she finds him on Facebook? An…

Gliding - The Purest Form Of Flying

Back in 1978, we were living in Tsumeb in Namibia where I was working for the mine. This was where I discovered the purest form of flying. It was by accident, but I didn't know it at the time.

Our house was situated two blocks from the local airfield that belonged to the mine. Every so often a roaring could be heard when the company plane approached for landing or prepared for take-off. I always loved planes and the noise never bothered me. I usually went outside to watch.

I'm not sure how it happened but I decided to visit the airfield and discovered that there was a model radio control flying club right next to the main runway. One of the members suggested that I order a kit from Cape Town if I wanted to join. I decided to leave things in his hands and a few weeks later my first radio controlled glider arrived.

It took me quite a while to build the glider and it turned out looking fine. My new friend provided the radio control equipment and the day arrived when we met at th…

Matric Farewell Photo Shoot

The Matric Farewell at Maranatha Christian School on 13 October 2017 was a special occasion for me because I could try out my Canon 1DX Mark II in ever-changing late afternoon lighting conditions. The addition of a decent flashlight contributed to my success. The photo above of a stunning couple made life even easier. 
I only needed to make a tiny adjustment to brighten the photo ever so slightly. It was very sharp just the way I took it. The girl's makeup was picture perfect. When I enlarged it for a closer look in Photoshop it was perfectly focused even when I zoomed right into their faces. This is a close crop from a portrait picture and all the fine detail is there. I couldn't have asked for better results.

They arrived in a shiny DKW car.

A closeup in the car.

The couple have just arrived - car in the background

They got the royal treatment arriving on the red carpet.

This is the same photo as the one at the top (uncropped). I couldn't have asked for better subjects t…

Ray-Ban Sunglasses And BMW Motorcycle Mystery

Ray-Ban Aviators sunglasses have always been my first choice in sunglasses and BMW my premium brand of motorcycle. Two things very dear to me. But there's a mystery behind this story on a particular day going back ten years from today. It flashed back into my mind and I decided to share it with you. This picture is almost exactly as I remember it.
It was a sunny day with puffy clouds chasing each other against a bright blue sky - the perfect day to don my favourite Ray-Bans. After many years I managed to acquire a magnificent BMW 1200 RT motorcycle and I climbed aboard for my trip to the centre of Johannesburg. Nothing compares to the exhilaration of riding one of those machines. Travelling in a car doesn't come near.
The trip into the city was fantastic and I felt like the king of the road. Midday traffic was busy and I parked my bike two blocks away from the Carlton Centre. Being in a hurry to get to the Foto Shop in the centre I grabbed my films and walked briskly to my de…