Poetry, Parenting and Plastic Bags

Poetry, Parenting and Plastic Bags

There’s a lot going on. We are redoing our bathrooms (and about to redo all our flooring), Gareth is back at work and the kids are about to go on a FIVE WEEK HOLIDAY. My nerves. I also have not planned much in terms of going away and feel a real need to get out(…)

Pizza Club with Casalotti’s (Buy Mine!)

Pizza Club with Casalotti’s (Buy Mine!)

Guys! If you live in Joburg and like pizza, I need a REALLY big favour. Why? My ego is at stake, that’s why. Plus it is something very delicious that you won’t regret helping me with I promise… Casalotti’s approached me earlier this year and asked if I wanted to be involved in a promotion(…)

Coricraft’s New SuperStore (win a R1000 voucher)

Coricraft’s New SuperStore (win a R1000 voucher)

Don’t you love Kramerville? All beautiful cushions and interesting fabrics and unusual light fittings. When I go to decor stores in Kramerville I want to buy EVERYTHING. And the newest addition to the area will be no different: Coricraft has launched a new 2500 square metre double volume superstore that sounds amazing. The space has been built around(…)

Blogging Schmogging

Blogging Schmogging

Do not blog about a product/service for free because then you are a sellout (even if the freebie was very nice or it provided good content). Be authentic though! (in a way that is commercially savvy?). Do not host competitions for free. Even if you simply like giving cool things to your readers. Do not do a promotion(…)

Declutter Your Wardrobe in 10 Easy Steps (Guest Post)

Declutter Your Wardrobe in 10 Easy Steps (Guest Post)

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you would have met my friend Pippa J. I find her fashion advice very relatable so I’m pleased to include another guest post from her on how to declutter your wardrobe. As we get closer to Spring, this is a great thing to do! I did it(…)

A Few of my Favourite Things

A Few of my Favourite Things

It was my birthday on Tuesday, which you will know if you follow me on social media! (Twitter or Instagram). So it’s been a busy few days – I thought I’d do a round up my favourite things lately: My new Hunter Boots. I’ve been wanting some for ages, especially for when I’m pottering around(…)

Melissa’s is Now Online (+ win some yummy stuff!)

Melissa’s is Now Online (+ win some yummy stuff!)

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and the winner was Lydia Fiandeiro – congrats!*** It’s no secret that I love food. I’m no food blogger by any stretch of the imagination but I love delicious things and and so when Melissa’s contacted me and offered me a voucher to test out their new online store, I did(…)

How to Get Your Life Back After Kids

How to Get Your Life Back After Kids

I’ve been writing a lot lately about making time for yourself. And being kind to yourself. Because the truth is that once we have kids, we can lose ourselves a bit. We get so wrapped up in caring for others, for husbands and children and pets and careers and homes that little old me always(…)

Make Up: It’s an Enigma to Me

Make Up: It’s an Enigma to Me

I went to MAC last week to get some new foundation. I took my empty bottle with me as I can’t be arsed to try and guess my colour again or ask for advice. When I got there and asked for a replacement bottle, the lovely sales assistant immediately said to me: “You don’t use(…)

Correction: NOT Out of the Woods

Correction: NOT Out of the Woods

So you know I wrote recently that I was out of the woods? Well, I’m not. What was I thinking?! As I was writing that post I KNEW I was jinxing myself but I did it anyway. It’s like I actually haven’t learnt anything. You must not get all smug because then the Parenting Gods will(…)