My Bookclub

26 November 2013|

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Two years ago, I posted a Facebook status about wanting to start a book club and who was keen to join in… The response was overwhelming. Within seconds, I had comments and messages and likes and a whole list of ladies wanting to join and start a book club. And this is how our special of group of ladies, books and endless glasses of wine was born.
Every first Thursday of the month, 11 of us get together and the hosts house. We each have a month (alphabetically) to host the evening and delicious dinner. We started off contributing money to new books each month but after our first year, we had a big purple box filled to the brim with bug, heavy books so we have decided to now contribute the money to something fun. And this year, we are spoiling ourselves for Christmas – a spa day for us all.
Each book club get together is unique. It is fun and full of laughter and some tears. We gossip, we give advice and we pour our hearts out to each other. We live for this special evening each month, and it keeps us going for the next 30-31 days.
This past month, we all got together to have a fun photo shoot: it was filled with silly moments, pulling faces, some fake laughing and plenty real, belly laughs and lots of fun!
I would like to introduce you to the special ladies of our book club:
Cals (me)
Married, baby girl and stay-at-home mom
A Walk To Remember – Nicholas Sparks

Married, baby boy, social media expert and owner of Outsourced Social Solutions
Leota’s Garden – Francine Rivers

Married, one of my bridesmaids and owner of Roxstar Bikinis
Learning to Fly – Victoria Beckham

In a relationship (ie: almost engaged), my MOH and Grade 3 teacher
No Child Of Mine – Susan Lewis

Married, fur mom and Events Manager for Private Property
One Day – David Nichols

Married, pregnant with a little princess and HR/Accounts Assistant for CENTA Fire
Anything by Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes

Married, pregnant with a little princess and Sales Manage at Henwood Bedding
Redeeming Love – Francine Rivers

Married, mom of two girls and Marketing Manager at SQS
Magic Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton

In a relationship and Financial Manager at Enviroshore
Spud – John van der Ruit

Single and Kitchen & Bar buyer at Mr Price Home
Shantaran – Gregory David Roberts

In a relationship and Retirement Client Services at Grindrod
Twilight – Stephenie Meyer

Thank you to our talented friend, Broni from Vanilla Photography for our fun shoot.
More from the shoot to come

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