We are 7 days away from the winter solstice. The longest night of the year. So for some it’s the longest night of sleep they’ll get; but if you have a partner that snores it’s JUST the longest night of the year. There’s a woman that got so fed up with her husband’s snoring that she decided to turn it into a song and release it on every music platform worldwide:

The Smile Breakfast team got talking about what it’s like to sleep next to a snoring partner:

For some of our listeners, the self awareness of their own snoring habits came after partners, family and even neighbours told them:

For those that lie awake next to someone who snores, it can be quite the experience:

Sometimes it drives us to actually record the snoring for evidence:

 

A furry soul with four legs and a heart that gives and gives is a great love many get to experience. This love is even greater when that furry friend is your friend and partner in navigating the world. With the SA Guide-Dog Association, Nando’s is supporting the full development and training of a Labrador that will become an Assistance Dog, and ultimately either a Guide, Service or Autism Support Dog. Smile Breakfast got a call from Lanya Stenek from the SA Guide-Dog Association:

Lanya had a request for Bobby, Lindy and our listeners. This special friend needs a name as special as it is. We know the wit and heart of the Smile 90.4FM listeners will help us find the best names for this pup:

From Shadow, Mini Cooper, and Katy Peri-Peri to Puppy TomTom, Radar, and Barkly, we loved each and everyone of your adorable suggestions. Dozens came through and we’ve sent them all to the SA Guide Dogs Association to choose from. We’ll let you know once they’ve made a decision! In the meantime, here are some more of your great suggestions for this future 4 legged furry hero:

Tributes keep pouring in for adored South African actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards. She passed away at the age of 66 in a guest house in Cape Town. She was in the Mother City shooting the South African series Arendsvlei. She will be remembered fondly as Nenna in Egoli, Ester in 7de Laan, and title role in the film Fiela se Kind.

Smile Breakfast remembered the first time we went to air when Shaleen spoke about her love for Cape Town and also heard from the director of Fiela se Kind  Katinka

The smell of rusks and coffee, plastic couch covers, the soup mugs with recipes printed on, and that cupboard with the sweets you were not allowed to open. There’s nothing quite like the warm, nostalgic feeling of days gone by at granny and grandpa. Smile Breakfast took a trip down memory lane, because it seems that we all had grandparents whose houses looked quite similar inside.

 

First of all, what do we actually call that thing that covers the sugar pot?

 

From the treats to that secret cupboard, you really brought up some good memories:

 

And of course, who remembers this painting?

Exciting news for DC fans, animation lovers, and pet people alike – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will be voicing the  Krypto the Super-Dog in the Warner Bros.  movie “DC League of Super-Pets”. It’s set to be released in May next year. Fans can look forward to Kyrypto, Superman’s furry friend, teaming up with a flying cat to fight crime.

We know you love your pets and they probably have superpowers of their own. So Smile Breakfast decided to find out what your pets’ special abilities are.

Of course we love the pictures and videos you send us. Jake, Lilly and Zoe have the ability to make people disappear (with their gas):

Ever met a hairstylist Staffie?

Nikki told us about her pet sheep that can shout just like a human: