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Hop on the Better SA Volunteer Bus – SA Needs You

May 22, 2018 | 2 Comments


I’ve written a little about Better SA before, but it was always only happening in Jozi, so I was hugely excited to be asked to attend the inaugural event last week in Cape Town, when MySchool and Better SA launched their Cape Town volunteer bus.

A quick recap on what Better SA is doing! Known as the ‘Uber of volunteering’, this initiative aims to help more people volunteer, by making it easy, fun and convenient to give of your time. Most of us have big hearts and a willingness to help those less fortunate than ourselves, but we can’t always commit to a regular time slot, and we often don’t know where to start. Better SA aims to change all of that with their innovative hop-on/hop-off mini-bus service and their organising of meaningful volunteer experiences. Continue Reading…


When the Joy Outweighs the Sadness

May 16, 2018 | 17 Comments

I should have had this blog post all teed up for Mother’s Day but it was actually only after experiencing the day this year, that I could formulate my thoughts more coherently. You see, all the Mother’s Days that I’ve had since becoming a mother have been about grief. They’ve been about absence. And loss. I’ve expressed this loss a lot through this blog as you know – I can’t really read this old post without weeping a bit. Continue Reading…


Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences at Samara

May 11, 2018 | 3 Comments

“The Karoo does that to you. It clears the clutter in your head.”

Douglas Rogers, Daily Telegraph

This was the most exciting trip I’ve ever been invited on through my blog – sometimes I actually have to pinch myself when emails like this land in my inbox. Would I like to travel to the Eastern Cape to stay at luxury private game reserve Samara for two nights and experience all it has to offer? Would I like to take my husband along too? Yes please. Fortunately our wonderful in-laws said they could take care of the kids, so we quickly found a suitable date, and I even managed to organise it over Gareth’s birthday weekend, so I knew it was going to be extra special. Here’s a little video that introduces just how special it was: Continue Reading…