South Africa

A New Day has Dawned

February 20, 2018 | 2 Comments

Isn’t it crazy how much things can change in a week? There’s been such a massive shift in our political landscape that I haven’t even known how to express it. But every morning since the 15th of February I’ve woken up and then when I realised that Zuma was no longer our president, a little smile set itself on my face and lingered there, the whole day. And then it settled on my heart too, like a warm facecloth on to tired skin. Continue Reading…

Books, Parenting

Kids Book Club has Relaunched!

February 13, 2018 | 6 Comments

This post was written in collaboration with Kids Book Club

It’s no secret that I’m passionate about kids and reading! And I was a big fan of the Kids Book Club a few years ago when they first started up – I’m all for getting kids excited about reading, especially when the books are sent straight to your door, removing the inconvenience of having to go to the shops (I’m becoming more and more allergic;). The other thing about choosing books is that it’s hard to know what’s right in terms of age range and reading ability (and I spent years working in book publishing, so I should know a tiny bit more than most!). Continue Reading…

Other

February Favourites

February 10, 2018 | 2 Comments

I haven’t done one of these ‘favourites” round ups in a while! So here goes, some things I’m wearing and reading and thinking about lately:

1. Reading

I finished Thrive by Ariana Huffington and it’s affected me profoundly. There’s so much to discuss, from the importance of movement towards our mental and physical health, to getting a full eight hours sleep every night, to how our society speaks about and deals with death. Then there’s the vital role that “giving” plays in our lives (see my final point below!), and how we need to encourage our children to do it from a young age –  everything she writes resonates and has me nodding away. Continue Reading…