The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

It’s time to talk about the elephant in the room. I can no longer pretend everything is alright in my world. Because it’s not. Waking up today to the images and news of Mozambican man Emmanuel Sithole’s brutal death for being a “foreigner” feels like a tipping point. I am always positive about this country but(…)

Ben is Two

Ben is Two

Dear Ben How can you be two? It seems like just last month that I was writing you a letter on your first birthday and then just a little while before that, that we were bringing you home from the hospital on a freezing cold April day. But now the time has come to organise you a(…)

Meet a Mom: Robyn

Meet a Mom: Robyn

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll be familiar with my friend Robyn (Bobs) Rose as she’s a talented photographer who has taken a lot of the pics of my family that I feature here. Bobs and I met in London about seven years ago and we clicked right away, mostly because(…)

What I’m Reading

What I’m Reading

I’ve been reading such good books lately. I have a pile next to my bed and the pile is getting a bit out of control (it keeps toppling over and landing on the floor). I have a weird thing with books I like. Once I’ve read them, I want to keep them close to me(…)

The Art of the Brick Lego Expo in JHB (win tickets!)

The Art of the Brick Lego Expo in JHB (win tickets!)

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Winner to be announced soon*** “Art makes us better humans, art is necessary in understanding the world and art makes people happy. Undeniably, art is not optional”  Nathan Sawaya My husband is obsessed with Lego and since Rachel was tiny he’s been buying Duplo for her and building her things.(…)

Choose Beautiful

Choose Beautiful

I know I’m a softie but the video below made me cry a little bit. Why? Because it’s so true and I’ve felt like those women, many times. What’s weird is that a blog post like this has been brewing in my mind for a while, a blog post about women and about beauty. So when Dove(…)

Why I Love Kwazulu-Natal

Why I Love Kwazulu-Natal

Hello. I’ve been away and forgot to tell you before I left. At first I got a bit panicky but then I realised that a blogging holiday was good for me. No more interrupting of beautiful life moments because I need to run to my notebook and jot something down. No more staring fixatedly at the(…)

Saving Energy with your Kids

Saving Energy with your Kids

***This is a Sponsored Post*** After the recent bout of load shedding, I don’t think I need to remind you that as South Africans, we all need to do our bit to conserve electricity. My husband goes through phases where he runs around switching off the lights, often when I’m reading a book or doing my(…)

Take Those Hugs While you Can

Take Those Hugs While you Can

I was talking to a guy friend the other day who has a seven-year-old son and a one-and-a-half-year-old son. We were drinking wine and sitting round the table and he told me how much he was loving the cuddles from his youngest child and how he was cherishing them. “Because when your son gets to(…)

Sponsored Video: What Does Home Taste Like?

Sponsored Video: What Does Home Taste Like?

Food is not just fuel, it is endowed with meaning and memory and emotion. The smell of an orange being peeled always reminds me of hockey games and icy wind and wearing long scratchy socks. A tray of scones, sprinkled with grated cheese, will take me straight back to me grandmother’s house where I’d be(…)