Girl Guides at Core

Last Thursday the GirlGuides team was truly spoilt by Core at the flagship Sandton iStore. On arrival at the event, we were greeted with champagne (Moet darling) and a chocolate fountain with plenty of treats to dunk in chocolate all around it.

Choccy Fountain (and @cybersass and @ThatNicole)

After a glass of champagne, (or two) everyone piled into the presentation room where there was some excitement about the fact that the Girl Guides logo was the main feature on the screen at Core (ooooh). Unfortunately I didn’t get a photo of it. A lovely Nintendo goodie bag awaited us on the seats including a stunning 2012 diary (at which point Jess exclaimed, “It’s such a nice diary but the year’s almost over!” We set her straight on that one), as well as a keyring, pen, SuperMario stuff and Pokemon stickers and trading cards. A quick presentation from Taryn about how many billions of app downloads have happened, and an Angry Birds trailer, was followed by a question and answer session with a cool prize giveaway. The Question: How many news apps are available in the Apple app store? After guesses ranging from the hundreds to the hundreds of thousands, Jess was awarded with two plush Angry Birds for being the nearest to correct with her answer of 15000.

@JessicaMcD and her Angry Birds...

The evening continued with pumpkin fritters dripping with chocolate, several more glasses of champers, handstands on the lawn (yes on the lush green lawns of the iStore) where there was a little over exposure and I will not be posting pics of that… There was a Dermalogica bar inside where all the ladies had their faces mapped by Dermalogica ladies and were provided with samples and then emailed the analysis straight from the iPad app they were using to fill in the info as they went along (I personally was more interested in the app they were using than I was in the face mapping process even though that was cool too).

After a couple of sociable hours catching up with the gals who I tend not to see much otherwise, listening to conversations about SkyRim, The Sims, tablets, laptops, and other review gadgets, and some top secret chatter about the future of Girl Guides, ladies started filtering out, to return home to kiddies being babysat byt reluctant dads, home to read scripts for 7am call times, home to fall into bed (me) and on the way out were the wonders that were the Core Goodie Bags! Each bag being different there was a little rifling going on (which I managed to avoid for the most part) but some of the luck girls found themselves with things like Paul Frank iPad covers, leather laptop cases (in which @Rubyletters found an iPod nano the next day), along with iPhone 4 covers, screen cleaners, iPad docks and the list goes on.

So much of spoilage from Core




RIP Steve Jobs




Suddenly Everything has Changed (The Flaming Lips)

Clever little take on Apple and Blackberry from The One Ronnie, BBC One.

My Blackberry Is Not Working!