Bodacious can mean:

Remarkable, courageous, audacious, spirited
Bodacious the Bull
In CB radio jargon, a general-purpose word of praise
A variety of iris (plant)
Voluptuous, attractive, “hot,” appealing to the eye
Bo-Day-Shus!!!, an album by Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper.
So, our good friend Side View has used Bodacious as her theme challenge for this weekend, and it turned into a weekend where I was able to use the word often.

First off, Side View came over on Friday afternoon. Nobody she works with reads my blog, so I can reveal that she was playing hookie. We opened a bottle of reliable old Fish Hoek Merlot and started to discuss ‘bodacious’. I’d always assumed the word originated from reference to Boadicea, the Celtic Queen of circa AD 60. But it seems not, and I haven’t had time to investigate the etymology of ‘bodacious’. We decided it was a fine idea to go off in search of a wine which was deserving of being called bodacious.

Courageous, we entered the village and made a lot of noise in the bottle store and came away with two wines because we liked the unusual labels. I chose The Dark Side because it brought fond memories of a psychopathic blogger on my old blog site, and Sidey chose an appropriate mate; Matt Black Bilton. Both wines were dark as mud (excuse the bad photos, they are evidence of our enjoyment of the wines).


We watched a gory television programme after the football match, and decided we were never going to consider having plastic surgery. Ever.

My beautiful table  and lovely meal were a waste on Saturday night; my guests were travelling from Durban and were delayed by roadworks, they only arrived after 9pm, by which time everyone was too tired and cross to eat.

Sad condolences to England for being beaten so badly by the Germans yesterday, I expect very glum returning guests to my home today. I wonder if a robust, bodacious tamatie bredie* will give some comfort?

* a traditional South African lamb and tomato stew.

Now; while we wait for our next challenge over at the Kleine Zalze Ambassador blog, let’s get to know each other, I’ll show you mine if you show me yours. Where do you cook?

Related post: http://www.fortheloveofwine.co.za/458/lovely-lamb/


31 Comments Add yours

  1. EverMe says:

    Love a gas stove, bestest there is!

  2. theonlycin says:

    Me too EM. (Don’t know why my pics look so dreadful in WP)

  3. Baglady says:

    What productive research you guys did. I love your stove. How many cupcake pans can it hold?

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’ll have to check, I know it holds four comfortably, will probably take six.

      1. Baglady says:

        Now I am seriously jealous.

  4. supagran says:

    Lovely stove, I have gas on my hob.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I wouldn’t like an electric hob Supa, find gas is best.

  5. JustMe says:

    I’ve always wanted a stove like that … and now I have one!!!!!! YAY!!! I LOVE cooking on and in it 😀 I trust your lamb shanks did not go to waste though!!!

    1. theonlycin says:

      No Chantelle, I have turned them into a bredie, which I will serve tonight.

  6. izziedarling says:

    Am a jealous wreck over that stove, missy!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I am almost jealous of myself it’s so fab izzie *grin*

  7. nrhatch says:

    I am laughing at all the comments ~ no one talking about:

    * the origin of “bodacious”
    * Cindy’s choice of The Dark Side wine
    * the dark photos of The Dark Side (excess consumption?)
    * the pros and cons of plastic surgery
    * the wasted meal
    * the guests from Durban

    Everyone just oohing and aahing over Cindy’s gas stove!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you Nancy, I was wondering along similar lines today.

      1. nrhatch says:

        Now you know . . .

        Just post a photo of an object d’art . . . or a utilitarian appliance . . . and collect people’s thoughts. : )

        What I liked best about this post is that you resurrected the dinner from the ashes, though it’s sad that your guest from Durban didn’t get to enjoy its intial incarnation.

      2. theonlycin says:

        I’ll have to test your theory Nancy ;p

  8. valleyman says:

    Yo Cin, glad Voted put up a link to your new blog. I see you’re still cooking up a storm.

    As for England, I’m too hungover to comment… 😉

    Take care,


    1. theonlycin says:

      Good for Voted! It’s so nice to have a visit from you VM 🙂

  9. suzicate says:

    “Bodacious”…love that word, and even more when the word wine follows it!

    1. theonlycin says:

      It does sound jolly good, doesn’t it?

  10. Witch Twin says:

    Hiya Cin.
    Love your kitchen…
    And so glad to find you again.
    Oh how you have been missed!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I miss you too WT, we must get together soon.
      Thanks so much for the visit.

  11. halfp1nt says:

    Love the names of the wines, Cin. How sad your guests didn’t make it on time for supper 😦
    Gorgeous kitchen and stove. I love the man standing next to it 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      The little man is from Indonesia Shorty, perhaps I will write a post about him.

  12. Jingle says:

    I like gas stove better…
    Glad that your weekend is fun or remarkable!

    1. theonlycin says:

      It is an exciting time for us at the moment Jingle, with the Soccer World Cup.

  13. Poppiekreer says:

    Tweeling, ditto vir die stoof! Op die oomblik is my kooklus weg en ek sukkel om lekker te kook….

  14. Poppiekreer says:

    Tweeling, ditto vir die stoof! Op die oomblik is my kooklus weg en ek sukkel om lekker te kook….

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hoekom Poppie, is dit omdat dit somer is? Tog tyd vir slaai, die kooklus sal terugkom.

  15. colonialist says:

    Cry ‘foul’ fraternising (sororicising?) with the originator of the theme! A bodacious cheek!

    Where do I cook? In your dreams! 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      We sororicise frequently, so there ;p
      In my dreams, a meerkat cooking, oh my hat!

  16. Adeeyoyo says:

    Sorry your guests were late and bad tempered and that they lost their match. Have they gone home or are they waiting for the final? The wine sounds divine!

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