Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I like to fill my blog with pretty things but I can't get this damn thing out of my head.
I'm on maternity leave, and I've been watching a LOT of dvds man. A LOT.
I watch all the happy ones -Winnie the Pooh and original Alice in Wonderland and all those with my toddler (every.single.day.) too.
Yesterday I saw a title "The Road". It opened with this beautiful woman staring lovingly at her husband pottering in the floral garden.
I thought: AWESOME. Went and got snacks and juice and set up camp for the next 2 hours.
Then it turned. Everything went grey and depressed and there was a fire and a pregnant woman.
"Minor setback" I tried to convince myself. It will go all warm and toasty and fluffy again in a second.
It didn't. It got worse. But I already had the snacks and the juice and had a wee and had the pillow at the exact right spot on my lower back. It was too late. I was trapped.

"The Road" is an awful, awful movie. Please don't watch it. It is SO depressing. It will haunt you. You get ten times more trauma points if you have kids (of course).

Basically, the world came to an end, everything went grey and there was no more color and nothing could grow. Fast forward maybe 7 years and everything is EMPTY and GONE. Including the people. There is no food and all you see is maybe 2 people per town, looking for canned food, as that's all that's left. Like homeless people digging through trash -that's the bulk of the movie. Hungry people not having food, and a father trying to feed his son who basically cries all the time because he is so hungry.

The father carries around a gun so he can shoot his son if he needs to.
What I mean by this, is that people had turned to cannibalism for food. He knew if they caught his son, they would keep him alive as long as possible and slowly cut off body parts at a time as to keep the whole package fresh. So whenever they almost get caught by these cannibalism bandits, he gets the gun out so he can rather shoot his son, who is maybe 6 years old.
There are awful scenes where there are basements filled with people that are half-eaten etc.
It really is bad.
In the end I kept watching, angrily, because I thought: I have watched an hour of this, there BETTER be a happy ending. BETTER.

The ending is not happy. Please don't watch this movie. Or maybe suggest it to someone that you don't really like... like your boss or the girl at the next cubicle who talks WAY too loud on her phone.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

And we're UP

Clark and Claire has gone live. We are operating. Can't believe today was our first day and we've already moved stock.
The response has been amazing. Everyone is awesome. Today is such a good day.
Thanks Claire for being the most amazing amazing productive, smart, savvy and creative gal I know. Officially.
This post sounds a bit like an acceptance speech, doesn't it?
But I would like to thank my beautiful partner Claire and my fab husband.
No, I'm not crying. Ok maybe a little ♥

Link it! Look it. Shop it. http://clarkandclaire.withtank.com/

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Clark and Claire Website

Here is a sneak peak at our website! It's almost done, we're almost live, you're almost in love with us. Swear.

Friday, November 12, 2010

This is mine, not yours

Because I bid for it fair and square! Yay. I got this pretty bag off Lost & Found.
I already know exactly what I'm going to wear it with, as soon as this watermelon is out of my uterus. This bag and I are gonna go for a walk.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Clark & Claire website

We're busy working hard to get the website up and running by Sunday. You will be able to purchase online immediately or wait till our pre Christmas viewing party in Cape Town (date to be announced). So make space in your cupboards!
And in the meantime - join us on Facebook for updates and launch giveaways :)
Here;s a pic from our first shoot (yay times ten).

Monday, November 8, 2010

Mad shower

My beautiful good friend Kate Els threw me a very special mad hatter baby shower.
I got so many beautiful things for Ben, thank you lovely face