Things I Would Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

Things I Would Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

Hello 20-year-old me with the funny hairstyle, chubby cheeks and baggy clothes. Sometimes I wish I could rewind 15 years and tell you some stuff, so you could stop worrying about the mundane and focus instead on the relevant. These are the things I would tell my 20-year-old self : Your body will never be this(…)

Why Men Can’t Find Things (+ need handbags)

Why Men Can’t Find Things (+ need handbags)

“I would like an app that finds husband’s “lost” keys/wallet/memory stick in house so he doesn’t accuse rest of the family of moving them”. This was me on Twitter earlier this week. And all of a sudden a whole lot of other women chimed in, saying that they knew how I felt (about men not(…)

Win a Family Book Hamper worth over R1500

Win a Family Book Hamper worth over R1500

  ***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and the winner of the hamper was Louise Jackson*** I’ve been lucky enough this year to have been sent some amazing books and the truth is that I just don’t have time to get through all of them. I buy a lot of books myself so(…)

Let Time Stand Still Please

Let Time Stand Still Please

Let time stand still please. Let it fade away while you clutch those chubby arms around my neck and hide your head between my skirts. Let there be no growing up. Remain my baby, do not become a boy. Because as a baby you are mine and I do not have to share you with the(…)

The Thing About Grief

The Thing About Grief

The thing about grief is that it never really ends. You imagine, before that life-changing moment hits, that grief is a process, but that at some point it is over, finished and klaar, and that you can pack away the sadness like a jersey you’ve outgrown and will never wear again. But it’s not like(…)

The Sunflower Fund: Why you need to register

The Sunflower Fund: Why you need to register

This is James Read. He is two years old and lives in Joburg with his parents, Chris and Lee. As parents, they are probably very similar to you and me. They cried with wonder when they first held their baby boy. They felt overwhelmed with love, exhausted during those early weeks, proud of every little thing he did.(…)

Rock-a-Baby: A Baby Fair with Flair in Jozi (win tickets!)

Rock-a-Baby: A Baby Fair with Flair in Jozi (win tickets!)

**The ticket giveaway mentioned below is now closed** When this lovely little package arrived on my doorstep I was intrigued. Accompanied by a delicious bar of toffee, the press release for the launch of the brand spanking new Rock-a-Baby fair was as lovely as I imagine the event will be in real life. Let’s just say(…)

10 Things I Learnt This Holiday

10 Things I Learnt This Holiday

I’m very glad Gareth suggested the idea of a holiday. My mind and body needed it. As a business owner you sometimes get so caught up in all the work you have to complete that you forget to arrange a break. You don’t get allocated leave days which has huge bonuses (month-long holiday in December, woohoo!)(…)

The Miniaturist: A Perfect Book Club Read

The Miniaturist: A Perfect Book Club Read

I’d been hearing about The Miniaturist for a while. And then I got sent a copy to review and I was VERY VERY excited. I had no idea what it was about but it looked intriguing and magical and the author was born IN 1982 (don’t you hate it how talented people seem to be(…)

Table Bay Hotel: Old School Elegance & World’s Best View

Table Bay Hotel: Old School Elegance & World’s Best View

Growing up we didn’t stay at many hotels. If my folks needed to stay anywhere on our road trips, they usually found us little B&Bs or phoned up old friends and found some spare beds that way. So hotels have always felt like an indulgence to me, a little treat, and I often feel like an impostor in one,(…)