What happens in seven years

So much changes, yet so much stays the same. Seven years ago I met my daughter for the first time. That moment I looked at her sweet face, I knew things would never be the same again. And they weren’t. If I look back to where we were then to where we are today, I…

Why we wore jackets in November

It was the 7th November, and even though South Africa was about to enter into a blistering heat wave, we were packing our bags with coats, mittens, scarves and boots. Why you ask? We were off to London for 9 nights. Two nights for travelling. Four nights for work. Three nights of sightseeing, shopping and…

Bits & Pieces

Here is a sneak peak of our lives over the last few months We adopted a rescue Basset. Meet Wally. He is so kind, sweet and charming. We finally travelled to the Kruger. We saw Elephant, Lion and Giraffe. It was such a captivating experience driving and sometimes walking alongside the magestic animals of Africa….

A child of the 80’s

I was a child of the eighties, and proud of it. We had an era of freedom that we didn’t appreciate at the time but now that we look back, we do so with affection and fondness. Looking back at those years, it truly was an exceptional time to experience our wonder years, even if…

What we didn’t do on holiday

We didn’t have to get up at 5:30 in the morning.  We slept in after 8 every morning, in the tranquillity of our air-conditioned hotel room 2510. We didn’t have to worry about what to make for dinner. We walked the Promenade and ate out at California Dreaming, Ocean Basket, Pesto and Beach Bums. We…

The Amazing Race for Charity

The http://www.charitychase.co.za has been on my bucket list for years, and I finally got to tick it off this weekend. It was everything I imagined it would be, and more. Let me warn you, the clues were not easy to decipher, at all. They were cryptic, challenging and needed us to think out of the…

A few reasons why I need to blog again

I started thinking of this blog a few weeks ago. Then I thought of it again a few days later. I contemplated writing again. I considered it, I deliberated about it and I reflected about it, and to be honest the thought of it made me a bit nervous. Then I read through my old…

With a little bit of TLC

We are a little infatuated with the History Channel at the moment.  Between Pawn Stars, Storage Wars, American Pickers and American Restoration, we decided to start our own little refurbishment project at home last month.  I love the idea of taking something old and inexpensive and giving it new life and purpose. Our mission.  Take…

Almost a year

It’s been almost a year since I last updated this little blog of mine.  So much has changed, but so much has stayed the same.  In a year… We celebrated birthdays, anniversaries and life. I worked hard and I was promoted.  I struggled to find a balance between work and home. I still do. I jumped…

Bits and pieces

Wow. What an insanely crazy and busy birthday month it’s been.  I got totally spoilt by each and every friend and family member.  And what makes my little heart beat a little faster is knowing that people get me.  The presents had my name written all over them, it’s as if they know me better than…

I am not that mom

I’m not that mom who always has tissues in her handbag for snotty noses. I’m not that mom who reads her child a bedtime story every night. I’m not that mom who thinks home-baked is better than shop bought when it’s time for baker day. I’m not that mom who doesn’t bribe her kids to…

A mandatory rest period

I’m taking a mandatory rest break today.  My body aches, my throat is on fire and my chest is closed as tight as a treasure box. Our kitchen counter boasts a range of Med Lemon, Disprin, ACC200, Vitamin C Immune Booster, homeopathic flu granules, Stilpayne and asthma meds.  It’s a concoction of hope.  Hope that…