Thursday, February 25, 2010


Nobody ever told me that my little baby was going to grow into a big monster with horns....I tell you people I am stressed out of my cotton socks...But hang on a minute. Its very hot in Cape Town today and I don't actually have any socks on teehee...I reckon I could've booked out half the CTICC for a two day event at this rate. It is exciting stuff indeed.

So to keep you all updated here is the latest news

Arniston Bay Wines will be sponsoring the wines for the event.

Thank you so much Arniston Bay Wines and The Company of Wine People for believing in my project!

we get to enjoy these cute little little babies on the day

Thats not all folk......................................

has come on board and I will have 100 double tickets to give away on the day

WOW!! Thank you so much Taste of Cape Town

 This remarkable festival will bring together the city's most acclaimed restaurants and
 carefully selected exhibitors to attract 20 000 of Cape Town’s most dedicated and sophisticated foodies.
This year the Cape’s most extravagant food festival will again be held at Rhodes High School, Montreal Avenue , Mowbray. From Wednesday the 24th, to Sunday the 28th of March, 19 of the Cape’s top restaurants and chefs will be serving a stunning selection of sample - sized signature dishes to Taste of Cape Town visitors. You've got to be there to cut the mustard :o)

And then..........what almost made this gal's jaw fall to the floor and faint clean away.........

sent an email confirming the following prizes - and I quote -

20 Signed Caviar Dreams Cookbooks

A 6 course set menu dinner paired with specially selected wines for 10 persons at Blonde Restaurant 
that is opening in May


2 Caviar Fine Food Deli picnic hampers and gift boxes to the value of R500.00 each

I don't quite know what to say anymore........thank you thank you thank you!! I am overwhelmed.
This conference is going to ROCK!!!

And don't think this is the end of it.......don't forget those goodie bags that are slowly but surely getting overstuffed.

I don't have all the space on here to thank everyone but I will be doing so as soon as I have all the confirmations and logos

Before moving onto other things I want to thank the fabulous girls over at for all the help and support that I am getting from them! I really appreciate it and
You guys also ROCK!!

If you have not yet booked your place do so soon or you might be very disappointed!!

Contact me here with your real name, blogs name, email addie and cell phone no urgently as I will be going away for a week and the rest of the seats are now available on a first come first served basis.

Here are the conference details again:

Date: Sunday 21 March 2010

Time: 9.30 for 10am - 5pm

Venue: The Giggling Gourmet Cooks Playground - just opened at 32 Napier Street opposite the new Cape Quarter.

A buffet style lunch will be served by the Giggling Gourmet team
Keynote Speaker - Jeanne Horak-Druiff from the award winning blog Cook Sister

Other speakers - the delightful and talented Nina Timm from My Easy Cooking,  Jane-Anne Hobbs, otherwise known as Juno, professional book editor, sub-editor and writer of 20 years experience and author of the fabulous blog Scrumptious SA and Sam Wilson Editor in Chief of Women24, Food24 and  Parent24

Cost - R430.00 (including a goodie bag but excluding travel or accommodation expenses)

The venue can accommodate 100 delegates so please book urgently if you don't want to miss out on the blogging event of the year :o)

Here is the day's agenda - to whet your appetite if you have not yet decided that this is for you:

09.30 - 10.00: Registration and Champagne/Orange Juice

10.00 - 10.15: Welcome & Introduction by Giggling Gourmet Jenny Morris

10.15 - 11.15: WRITING - 'Finding your Blog Voice' by Jeanne Horak-Druiff and 'Effective Recipe Writing & Editorial Techniques' by Jane-Anne Hobbs

11.15 - 11.45: 'Getting to know your camera' by Nina Timm

11.45 - 12.00: Short Coffee Break

12.00 - 12.45: 'How to be a better Blogger' by Jeanne Horak-Druiff

12.45 - 13.30: Lunch Break

13.30 - 14.15: 'Social Networking - Getting Connected' by Sam Wilson

14.15 - 15.00: 'Food Styling' by Nina Timm

15.00 - 15.15: Short Tea/Coffee Break

15.15 - 16.00: 'The Legalities & Ethics of Blogging' by Jeanne Horak-Druiff

16.00 - 16.30: 'Monetizing Your Blog - how to make money from blogging' by Nina Timm

16.30 - 17.00: Questions & Answers with all the speakers

And don't forget of course the amazing prize that was previously announced on the blogs.....

A course from the divine chocolatiers for two to attend any of their amazing chocolate workshops at

And so I bid you goodnight. I shall hit the keyboard again early tomorrow morning to carry on my campaigning and co-ordinating.
Colleen xx


Marisa on February 25, 2010 at 1:48 PM said...

WOW! And again: WOW! Don't know which prize I'm more excited about, the Taste tickets or the awesome looking cookbook. Well done!

Nicola on February 25, 2010 at 4:45 PM said...

A big WOW! from me too, you sure have been a busy brownie. You have really achieved alot with this conference and I'm sure it's just the beginning. This conference is going to be great, I can't wait.

browniegirl on February 25, 2010 at 5:24 PM said...

Hehe....its getting better and better Marisa and Nicola. More exciting things are on the way. Im just waiting for confirmations. I have indeed been a very very busy brownie, and rather stressed as well. But it is all slowly coming together. You will definitely all get Taste of Cape Town tickets but the cookbook will be a prize to 20 lucky bloggers!! Whooo I can't wait either!!
Colleen xx

Juno on March 1, 2010 at 8:22 PM said...

Well done, Colleen. I can't wait!

Wendy on March 2, 2010 at 7:15 PM said...

Hi Colleen

Thanks for the invite - it seems like it will be a fabulous day. Unfortunetly it is my son's birthday weekend and we will not be free for this event.

I hope it goes well for you - you have worked so hard! I look forward to this becomming an annual CT event!

browniegirl on March 4, 2010 at 3:54 PM said...

Thank you Juno, I too can't wait. Most exciting. Looking forward xx

browniegirl on March 4, 2010 at 4:00 PM said...

Thank you very much Wendy. So sorry that you can't make it but I fully understand the reason why hehe. Hope your son has a wonderful birthday weekend. And yes, I do hope that this will become a regular event xx

campsbay on March 8, 2010 at 11:07 AM said...

How do we book Wendy?

browniegirl on March 16, 2010 at 8:37 AM said...

Campsbay you can book through me. Bookings close tomorrow. Send me an email at and I will send you banking details.

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