10 Fun Things to Do in Somerset West

10 Fun Things to Do in Somerset West

Somerset West doesn’t have the best reputation among the cool young things. It has previously been seen as a place people go to retire and from the driving I’ve experienced on the roads, this may well be the case (Who needs indicators!? Why should I pick a lane?!). But if you’re not wanting to be(…)

Prior Grange: An Oasis in the Middle of Everywhere

Prior Grange: An Oasis in the Middle of Everywhere

Prior Grange is a working merino farm near Springfontein in the Southern Free State and if you’re heading that way, you really should make a plan to stop there. What did I like about it? Lots of things: As their website says, it’s in the middle of EVERYWHERE (it literally is slap bang in the(…)

Roadtripping

Roadtripping

Tomorrow we leave on our cross country adventure. We’re roadtripping a total of over 3000 km, so there are bound to be a few hours of tears, many spilled yoghurts and a fair bit of arguing over directions (even while using the GPS). As I was buying supplies today at the shops I couldn’t help(…)

How I Pack for a Holiday With Kids

How I Pack for a Holiday With Kids

The Mountains are THIS close to our December holiday. And we’re driving everywhere, because flights this time of year are SO expensive, plus it’s becoming quite impossible to take all the things we need for a month away on the aeroplane with us. I’m not exactly excited about the long car journeys, mostly because Ben is(…)

Just Tired

Just Tired

Yesterday a friend of mine sneezed and instead of saying “Bless you”, I said “Hello”. We laughed for a bit. My brain is obviously starting to short circuit and I can’t sometimes find the right words. I got in the car the other day, drove out the driveway and then couldn’t remember where I was going. I(…)

The Last Christmas

The Last Christmas

The last Christmas I had with my Mom was in 2007. In 2008 we where back in the UK and in 2009 we spent it with my in-laws. By the Christmas of 2010, she was dead. 2007 was the year we got married and we had the most wonderful Christmas on our farm, four days after(…)

Please Vote for Me in the SA Blog Awards 2014

Please Vote for Me in the SA Blog Awards 2014

Last year some of you lovely people were nice enough to vote for me in the Kidzworld Mommy Blogger Awards and I came second! I was so chuffed, mostly because it means that you like what you read and that’s the hugest compliment for me, really. When I started this blog just over two years ago,(…)

Dinner Time by Mandy Collins

Dinner Time by Mandy Collins

I had “met” Mandy through Twitter before and I immediately liked her because she’d grown up in the Eastern Cape, which is obviously where the best people come from (I’m only biased because it’s true;). Mandy is an accomplished, experienced writer and she’s recently bought out a new recipe book called Dinner Time that I was(…)

10 Weekend Links

10 Weekend Links

Shew but it’s been raining a lot in Joburg lately. We always get on our high horse about our perfect climate, but November has been grey and wet and miserable. I’ve had to haul my Winter boots out of storage and am seriously on the lookout for some nice wellies. I’m used to the afternoon(…)

Great Holiday Reads & Bookish Gifts

Great Holiday Reads & Bookish Gifts

                  Can you smell the holidays? I can. South Africans are unique in that many of us take a really long break over December (Americans take 3 or 4 days over Christmas – what?!!). Jokes aside, there is something very special about long lazy days spent by the(…)