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,(…)

10 Years With This Guy

10 Years With This Guy

10 years. That’s a long time, whichever way you look at it. I remember the moment we first got together because it was at an annual music festival called SW4 on Clapham Common, and the first one ever was held on that momentous day: 21 August 2004. You bought me a tequila and the rest, as they say, is(…)

Holidays! And Some Links!

Holidays! And Some Links!

Sjoe. Or is it shew? Anyway, however you spell it, things in my life have been rather busy lately. I’m trying to do the work of two people and then trying to fit it into three weeks instead of four, because I want to go on holiday tomorrow. So ja, I’ve been working pretty intensely(…)

When Dads Arrange Playdates

When Dads Arrange Playdates

Oh how I laughed. It’s really quite a small thing but for some reason I’m still chuckling about it. I guess it just emphasises how differently Gareth and I approach parenting… When I arrange a playdate, I contact the other mother about a week before, arrange a time and double check who will be home.(…)

Spring and Summer Style Trends (Guest Post)

Spring and Summer Style Trends (Guest Post)

I am SO excited to say goodbye to my Winter clothes. I mean, I love jeans and boots and coats but I’m ready to get those toes and legs out and wear lighter brighter clothes. I know I’m being spoilt, it’s not like our Winters here in SA are very arduous, but that still doesn’t(…)