#JLT Sunglasses

#JLT Sunglasses

It has always been a dream of mine to have my own sunglasses range, and guess what now you can own your very own pair of #JLT sunglasses. Each branded pair comes with with a branded sunnie box and cloth. To see the full range click on link below. Much love x
 
 
You are enough

You are enough

Recently on my radio show and I chatted about 'being enough' and was so saddened as to how many people feel inadequate and not enough. The response completely blown me away. I received so many phone calls, emails and whatsapp messages. I want to note this wasn’t a post to encourage compliments, (thank you for the love always) but rather to share as my journey with my weight and body image has been something I have struggled with for as long as I can remember.

Velveteen Confectioneries

Velveteen Confectioneries

This past weekend we celebrated the twin bears sweet and scared little lives with a party at home. Of course the discussion of what cakes they wanted was a serious yet animated conversation. Lula very swiftly announced she would love a princess cake and Rocco swayed but finally requested a Raphael ninja turtle cake. Sharon from Velveteen Confectioneries took one look at a picture reference and produced these magnificent masterpieces. Thank you for making their little hearts sing.

 

Contact Sharon: 082 3320235
velveteen.sharon@icloud.com

I'm SOS-Alert!

I'm SOS-Alert!

www.SOS-Alert.co.za #sosalert #savealife #iamsosalert #medibracelet 💛
Blue Strawberry

Blue Strawberry

Its no secret that when it comes to cooking, baking and catering I am not the one for the job. Every celebration that I host at home is beautifully catered for by Blue Strawberry. Their food is fresh, scrumptious and beautifully presented. It's a running joke that people only come to our parties for the food.

Recently we celebrated Coopers 6th birthday and I ordered a mix of snacks for the parents, from mini wraps crammed with roasted veg, hummus and feta, chicken and haloumi spring rolls, prawn cakes, samosas, mini quiches, and little rolls crammed with cream cheese and beef....you are salivating right now hey!? Me too! On their website you will find a selection of different menus to choose from.
A place called Bellwood

A place called Bellwood

If you are looking for some down time with the family, then the picture book setting of Bellwood Cottages is the spot for you.

Beautiful self catering cottages looking onto the most breathtaking landscape, dotted with cows, horses and sky for as far as the eye can see. My kids best is either going for a boat ride around the dam or hunting for gnomes.

Our home in bloom www.storysa.co.za

Our home in bloom www.storysa.co.za

Our home in bloom www.storysa.co.za
The #story of love

The #story of love

How are these blooms?! Our home rejoices! If your are looking for floral joy, Karen and Cathy are the ladies to contact. Find them on Facebook, storysouthafrica or www.storysa.co.za
Awning

Awning

Oh my word! I cannot tell you how blown away I am by the work that was done at my home recently by the Awning Co. I left for work leaving a naked veranda behind and arrived home to see our outside area totally transformed and framed by the most exquisite awning. The workmanship is flawless, such attention to detail. I was astounded at how quickly the awning was installed.
The Twilight Market

The Twilight Market

An indoor market, with live music from The Kickstands while the kids watch The Good Dinosaur in the children's den! See you on Friday! X
Joy personified!

Joy personified!

Joy personified! www.storysa.co.za
All sorts of WOW!

All sorts of WOW!

All sorts of WOW! The #story of great love 🌸💖🌸www.storysa.co.za
The story of love

The story of love

 The #story of love❤️ is one that's hard to describe. Gorgeous blooms from www.storysa.co.za #flowers #florist #love #home 🌸
Freedom Day

Freedom Day

 
Granny Mouse Country House & Spa

Granny Mouse Country House & Spa

It's always such a joy being in the company of great love and when at a wedding love is the guest of honor. This past week end my cousin Fae married her other at the beautiful Granny Mouse Country House & Spa.
Can't wait to see you there!

Can't wait to see you there!

Can't wait to see you there!

Can't wait to see you there!

The Perfectly Packed Workshop

The Perfectly Packed Workshop

Meet Jane's new baby

Meet Jane's new baby

Jane has welcomed a brand new baby into the family. But this little one isn't keeping her up all night or needing to be fed and burped, it's a digital baby and she wants to share it with you.
McCarthy Umhlanga

McCarthy Umhlanga

McCarthy Umhlanga
Silhouette Furniture

Silhouette Furniture

Join me on Saturday 29 August @ Silhouette Furniture Showroom - 427 Chris Hani Road between 8am and 2pm.
Ignition - Barefoot day

Ignition - Barefoot day

On the 31st July 2015 the Ignition Group are inviting you to drop off a pair of new shoes that could comfort and protect a little foot. This is such a heart warming cause and I look so forward to showing my love and support x
 
Silver Hill Lodge

Silver Hill Lodge

This past Friday we bundled the kids into the car and headed off to Silver Hill Lodge in the Kamberg. We arrived in the dark and quickly made a fire, unpacked and settled fireside with a glass of wine and bowl of soup. I couldn't wait for morning to come to see where we were.

Oh my soul nothing could have prepared me for the sun dappled mountain range that greeted me face on from my bed. We spent 2 glorious days tucked away and the kids had an absolute jol exploring the country side, boating, fishing, climbing, jumping, lying on blankies in the toasty midlands sun and then all snugly next to the fire. A firm favourite was meeting Sir Lancelot the miniature horse, such a friendly fellow.

The new single from the Rubber Duc cuties is here!

The new single from the Rubber Duc cuties is here!

The boys from Rubber Duc have put together a really classy video for their latest single - and what's more, Jane Linley-Thomas makes an appearance!

The new single from the Rubber Duc cuties is here!

Covering Taylor Swift's Style with a truly superb South African flavour.

I awoke this morning to much activity on social media and when watching the video was astonished when I saw some of the footage from our last meeting included.

Mad love to you boys!

Check out the video below and let us know what you think.

Jane's Mother's Day

Jane's Mother's Day

This Mother's Day Jane and her family headed up into the Midlands for a taste of country life.

This Mother's Day was one for the books.

On Friday after work we scooped the kids up and headed off to Bellwood Cottages in Nottingham Road.

Jane's amazing headphones

Jane's amazing headphones

For as long as I can remember I have always wanted an opulent pair of headphones that would look and feel like dress up fun couture.

A pair that could represent my love and passion for fashion art, life, music, people and jewellery.

Would you choose beautiful?

Would you choose beautiful?

In their latest ad campaign, Dove has set out to prove that beauty is a choice - and the power of that choice is in your hands. So which door would you choose?

This is another profound and extremely poignant advert from Dove.

Jane on being bold

Jane on being bold

Taking pride in how you look is a reflection of the way you view yourself - and others.

I saw a beautiful quote recently. It went something like this: "being well dressed is a form of politeness". I so love this attitude and think it is bang on.

How to rock the undercut!

How to rock the undercut!

So funny, earlier this week I was chirped on Twitter that I was "trying to steal black fashion and claim it for my own".

Ha, I mean, ridiculous right!?

Denim dress with a difference

Denim dress with a difference

Jane shows how easy it is to give some life and colour to a simple denim dress in today's #DailyThreads.

Jane's summer sunshine inspired look

Jane's summer sunshine inspired look

In today's #DailyThreads, Jane shares some secrets on how to be true to your style - without breaking the bank.

Jane's Henry Holland tennis frock style

Jane's Henry Holland tennis frock style

Jane shares how she styled today's look with us in her regular feature, #DailyThreads.

Leopard print deluxe!

Leopard print deluxe!

Jane's in-studio guest today is MasterChef SA 2015 winner, Roxi Wardman - who is never afraid to rock leopard print. In honour of her visit, Jane is also dressed head-to-toe in leopard print!

Jane's rainbow look for the New Year

Jane's rainbow look for the New Year

Jane Linley-Thomas confesses that one of her favourite parts of the day is deciding what to wear - and how to wear it. She shares the inspiration behind today's look in our new regular feature, My Daily Threads.

happy new year from us to you x

happy new year from us to you x

East Coast Radio Durban Day

East Coast Radio Durban Day

What an epic celebration at Our 6th East Coast Radio Durban Day yesterday! Hot sunny day full of great energy world class music and just all round radness. The Gangs of Ballet and I have had this long standing joke about my triangle playing 'skills' so we thought I should give it a go during the chorus of Don't let go. Yowza what a rush! I can so see why the rock star lifestyle is so exciting! Rock n Roll, Rock on! X

IN YOUR SPACE

 

'IN YOUR SPACE' - ONLINE SOON from rooinooi pictures on Vimeo.

In March Mike and I after months of searching found our dream home. This home is a true testament that if you want something bad enough you will get it as this space is/ was our dream and an example of positive manifestation. From the parquet floors, stacking doors, beautifully leafy garden and pool....the list goes on. Not a day goes BY that we don't revel in our bless­ings. Wel­come to our home x

 

The Windmills Resort xx

The Windmills Resort xx

Perfect for a grizzly Monday

Perfect for a grizzly Monday

The Windmills Resort

The Windmills Resort

Nothing like a last minute escape to The Windmills Resort in Notties. So beautiful there, our home away from home x

How epic!

How epic!

But first let me take a selfie-ha how epic!

Durban July

Durban July

The latest Frida inspired offering for the Durban July from my dearest friend Karen Monk-Klijnstra. What a sight to behold. Love you sunshine

If I was a chair!

If I was a chair!

If I was a chair! Wowza how insane is that fabric. Chair from Evolve Design Solutions. Pic taken by AJ Venter-shot bud x

Bangle from my first born

Bangle from my first born

Last night my first born gifted me with a bangle he made at holiday camp. My heart could have burst right open. I wear it with such pride and will treasure it forever ever.

Love from Burma

Love from Burma

I received a Facebook message from one of my longest standing friends Ross earlier today, man it made my day x

"I adore you lovely lady. We just tuned in from burma @ecr online. I'm sitting in a quaint coffee shop in an even quainter mountain village. locals bobbing along to the ecr beats! miss ya. love ya xxx

Happy Mothers Day xxx

Happy Mothers Day xxx

Radiate Positive Vibes

Radiate Positive Vibes

The Big Walk is back!

The Big Walk is back!

The Big Walk to Freedom!

As you are reading this, unbeknownst to you deep in the recesses of your wardrobe your takkies are doing the dance of joy! They know something you didn't....until now. The Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk is back!

This year's much-walked about event takes place on Sunday, 18 May 2014. So there's plenty of time to round up your family, friends, neighbours, colleagues and anyone else who'll enjoy a fun morning out, and come join us as we celebrate freedom.

Yaaaay Durban!

Jane

Jane

@JaneLinleyT took her make-up off & Dineo put some on & they've both donated to the @ThePinkDrive #nomakeupselfie

Music at the lake with Just Jinger

Music at the lake with Just Jinger

Music at the lake with Just Jinger and our first born prince. Such a joyous time sipping wine and singing along to old favourites.

@KelloggsZA

@KelloggsZA

Congrats on such great work @KelloggsZA like Mpho many others will have a full tummy-music to a moms ears https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvlejUtEIes#t=24 #bfbd x

Jane's 100 days of happy

Jane's 100 days of happy

#100HappyDays is such a magnificent campaign, and it's been so wonderful seeing the positivity ripple across social media.

I sometimes wish I could post two pics a day!

Here are a few pics that I've posted so far.

So much to be grateful for x

- Jane

Go Well Mr Hoffman

Go Well Mr Hoffman

I actually wept when I heard that this creative genius had passed away in his New York apartment apparently wearing a pair of shorts and t shirt and a needle out his arm. Phillip Seymour Hoffman is/ was hands down one of my favourite actors of all time. Every movie he is in I felt you could trust and his commitment was breathtaking. May it be a zany Along Came Polly moment, or a Duke special in The Boat that Rocked...The Savages....Jack went boating and of course award winning Capote.

Who would have thought that the two leading men some years ago for best actor-Heath Ledger and Phillip Seymour Hoffman would years later be gone having travelled the same dark road. If you are a fan of his work you will know that for the most part his characters were stitched together with melancholic tapestry.

Crazy that he was a few months away from staring in a comedy about a middle aged man in the pursuit of happiness. This picture was taken at the Sundance Festival in January, he didn't do any interviews but had this portrait taken. Rest in Peace Mr Hoffman. X

All you need is love

All you need is love

This Saturday I got to witness the true coming together of two humble, pure and just all round incredible souls. High school sweethearts Pat (Lambie) and Kate said their 'I do's' in front of a 300 strong-literally crowd. Springbok and Sharks players, coaches, friends and family packed into the MHS chapel for a sacred exchange between the two. It was then time to party and that we did-I played DJ to a very festive crowd until 3am. What a day full of love and celebration. Such love to you both Mr and Mrs Lambie, always xx

Jane's Toy Story

Jane's Toy Story

Toy Story hand out day is one of the happiest and most soul destroying days of my year.

The night before I was still tossing around at 2am, anxiously waiting for it to get light.

It is never easy seeing a child in such a state and even worse when the chair next to the bed is empty.

Having done the drop off many times before, I had prepared myself ahead of time but still had to find an empty hallway to sob my eyes out away from their little twinkly eyes as I handed them a brand new toy.

Jane reflects on Madiba

Jane reflects on Madiba

Today is a day we knew would come and with Tata's recent decline I thought I had prepared myself.

At 4am this morning I received an SMS from a friend to say Tata is gone.

I sobbed at the end of my bed as the night sky started to lighten and another day had begun, this time without our sacred Madiba.

Danny K remembers Mandela

Danny K remembers Mandela

Singer-songwriter and record producer Danny K sat down with Jane Linley-Thomas to talk about the "father of the nation", Nelson Mandela who has died at his Johannesburg home last night at the age of 95.

Chad Le Clos

Chad Le Clos

It's not every day you get to say you beat Chad Le Clos even if it was at go-karting:) what a treasure x

Toy story -thank you

Toy story -thank you

Some of the kind folk that gave up their time to answer the pledge lines-Matthew Mole, Parlotones,Christy from The Arrows, Gangs of Ballet and Patricia Lewis x

Gangs of Ballet

Gangs of Ballet

Always so lovely hanging out with the boys from Gangs of Ballet. Last week they joined me in studio for a chat and musical collaboration here take a listen.ps how's the triangle solo-pretty cool ha?! My quit my day job (naaaaaat;)

My boy with his hero x

My boy with his hero x

a few days before the big opskop between WP and the Sharks I got to catch up the delightful Pat Lambie aka Lambo..here take a listen......

Goooooo Sharks!

Goooooo Sharks!

Mandoza the original Gangstar

Mandoza the original Gangstar

Jimmy

Jimmy

Hanging out with the delightful Jimmy Nevis, what a super rad, warm and humble treat x

Funsunzi Corner

Funsunzi Corner

Shot by Andrew McGibbon for Play Magazine

Shot by Andrew McGibbon for Play Magazine

Happy 3rd earth-day to my sacred first born, nice choice in cake pup x

Happy 3rd earth-day to my sacred first born, nice choice in cake pup x

queenofcakessa@hotmail.com
Melissa & Doug

Melissa & Doug

Most parents with small kids are no stranger to the name Melissa & Doug. Wow I am totally bowled over by this bright educational range of puzzles, stickers, toys and games. It really is sheer delight personified.

Grabbing life by the bells

Grabbing life by the bells

Smiley skull of faith

Smiley skull of faith

No place like Home

No place like Home

 
Love Monkey session on the lawn

Love Monkey session on the lawn

Sunday treat, poster boy for joy!

Sunday treat, poster boy for joy!

Rocco and Lula

Rocco and Lula

The Boys

The Boys

Goooooo Sharks!

Goooooo Sharks!

Today I got up close and personal with the Currie Cup.

I cant believe how heavy it is!

You always see the champions tossing it about like it is a toy, let me tell you I had some serious bicep shaking going down.

Proud as punch

Proud as punch

If pride had a face this is what it would look like. Big brother Cooper with his twin siblings Rocco and Lula.

Before

Before

The twins first photo shoot with Hayley Walker

The twins first photo shoot with Hayley Walker

Check out more of Hayley's beautiful work at www.hayleywalker.co.z

Smoking the peace pipe

Smoking the peace pipe

On Thursday great friends of ours in Cape Town welcomed their little love child Leo into the world. I spoke to Nina, his mom yesterday and you could literally hear the love oozing out her mouth. A parent's love for a child is something only a parent knows. It is the most intoxicating love.

Da Da Da Strike a pose

Da Da Da Strike a pose

Change is about

Change is about

Ask any Mum how much they love their child and you are in for a lengthily love gush of paramount proportion.

As I tell Cooper often he is my sacred gift, my example of love and I live my life to love and protect him. We have always spoken the same love language and we share a very tight and connected bond.

2

2

This past Saturday we celebrated Coopers 2nd year of being with a Stig racing party in a warm toasty winters garden.

You usually see totally ragged parents darting around the scene looking like they could murder a stiff drink.

Ok we can do this!

Ok we can do this!

Last week I went for my monthly scan with the lovely Dr Nagel. I must be honest after putting on 25 kgs last pregnancy I have been very nervous of stepping onto the bitchy scale apparatuses.

Back to life

Back to life

After a very successful 10 day appearance at the ECR House and Garden Show I found myself absolutely exhausted. I awoke on the Monday morning feeling so flattened I could hardly walk.Being 7 months pregnant (with twins), I was concerned for our wellbeing as I was in a lot of discomfort. After contacting Dr Nagel I was ordered to get into bed and take it easy.

Oh wine how I miss thee

Oh wine how I miss thee

Sweet tea & jam

Sweet tea & jam

My birthday came early. How is this canary yellow kettle and sky blue kettle! This just makes me want to sip and spread all day. Thank you Allan Hirsch for this spoil I am beyond delighted! Tea and toast anyone?

For the love of retail

For the love of retail

Usually on week ends while I am at work the boys hit the Spar in Sunningdale to get our quintessential breakfast items for our weekly family fry up. Mike being the cool good time guy always allows Coop to push his own mini trolley around the shop. I on the other hand when shopping with the small man thrust him into the trolley and speed around like a mad thing.

Hark! Lice!

Hark! Lice!

As a first time Mom getting a call from Coopers teacher the first of many I suspect, to say school is closed for the next few days due to a lice outbreak, the panic twinges and I wonder if I should sneak into his warm slumber room and start inspecting his angel hair with my cell phone torch...

The Love of The Swanson*

The Love of The Swanson*

"You may have thought you heard me say I wanted a lot of bacon and eggs, but what I said was: Give me all the bacon and eggs you have."

Chocolate Hunter

Chocolate Hunter

Double Blessing**

Double Blessing**

Another two love children to add to our home of love and warmth. You can imagine how gobsmacked I was when I saw 2 little beings actively wriggling in the scan. Each day that passes and I fall more and more in love with the idea of welcoming these blessings into our hearts. 

Moms to be this is just for you

Moms to be this is just for you

For the love of Art

For the love of Art

Its fashion Bebe

Its fashion Bebe

This photo was taken backstage at Jozi Fashion week. After hair, make up and numerous trips to the ladies it was time to hit the ramp in a KMK creation. Back stage at a fashion show is exactly what you would expect. A room full of beautiful yet hungry looking people flashing boobs, bums and toned perfection all manically tearing around.

Early Bird concentration

Early Bird concentration

Photographic student Christy Holmes popped into the studio last week end to take a few snaps of her early morning subject. This was day 2 of our new play out system hence the deep concentration. Operation side step dead air at all costs.

The gift of sacred love

The gift of sacred love

Pride in motion

Pride in motion

How totally rad are these leather Froggie sneaks!

If David Kramer and Evita had leather babies this is what they'd look like.

Lets do this!

Lets do this!

Win Win Win

Win Win Win

If you were blessed enough to go on holiday by this stage it already seems like a distant memory. The start to the year is kind of like plodding along on a runaway treadmill while wearing a pair of killer red stilettos.

What a joyous Hooliday!

What a joyous Hooliday!

You know a serious holiday has been had when you walk around in a daze unsure of the time and what day of the week it is.

Circ de Soleil Ay!

Circ de Soleil Ay!

On Wednesday night it was our East Coast Radio Christmas Party.

As you can see dressing up is something I adore to do.

The theme was Circ de Soleil and with my wonder team I bagged one of the best dressed prizes bebe!

Canelands Beach Hotel & Spa

Canelands Beach Hotel & Spa

How epic is this place!

Pure KZN bliss. The food and service are as good as the view.

Check out www.signaturelifehotels.com for other magnificent getaway escapes.

Cleo Magazine Doll

Cleo Magazine Doll

Christmas came early

Christmas came early

I have wished for a bling gold watch hip hop style for almost ever.

Look what arrived in the post yesterday!

Ari Gold eat your heart out!

Celebrating Stefan Terblanche

Celebrating Stefan Terblanche

Happy Diwali*

Happy Diwali*

Kid DJ

Kid DJ

This pic was snapped of Cooper and I broadcasting live from the Amashova Durban Classic on Sunday. Good times.

Ladies this one is for you

Ladies this one is for you

Today is the perfect day to shine some love on the ladies.

Here is your chance to win your very own WRAP STAR NAILZ home kit.

Jen and Dom from Wrap Star Nailz have changed the way I do my nails for good.

I have always loved bright and fun nails but found the process a bit of a hack.

Nixon bring the noise

Nixon bring the noise

Look what arrived in the post today.

Nothing like a big box arriving at your door on a soaking Monday morning.

Nixon is a name that needs no introduction.

Feeling Good

Feeling Good

How creatively delicious is this " I feel good today" wall art. It forms p/art of the Erste Liebe /coffee-spot/lunch-break/bar in Hamburg.

Erste Liebe means first love in German.

The romantic in me has a grand idea.

A few birthdays ago I gave Mike a gorgeous black and white beach cruiser.

It now lives in the garage in-between boxes of my vintage clothing and could well be resurrected and made into living art.

Not sure he would feel my sentiments maybe if I painted "You make my heart go bOOm" I could get away with it?

The Hills were alive

The Hills were alive

It was obvious that a blue Monday would be lurking after such a blissful escape to The Hilton Arts Festival.

The adventure started on Thursday afternoon with a car trip adventure to The Protea Hotel Hilton. The last time I was there was about 3 years ago for a friends wedding and I found more then one pubic hair out and about in our shabby bedroom and bathroom.

Hanging with Mr Purkiss

Hanging with Mr Purkiss

This morning I got to catch up with lovely Farryl live in studio.

How rad is our version of A Million Grains of Sand.

I played a 4/2 in F. Ha muso talk.

To be honest I just gave it stick literally.