Giveaways, Style

Win Kids’ Clothing (Converse/Nike/Jordan) worth R2500!

May 25, 2018 | 107 Comments

Written in collaboration with Rookie USA

Hello lovely people

I haven’t held a giveaway in YONKS (yonks, such an old-school word, but it seemed to fit here).

Anyway, so the great people at Rookie USA offered me a really cool kids’ apparel giveaway for my readers, plus some stuff for the Mountains, and I jumped at the chance!

We got sent our package last week and in it was some awesome stuff, including two pairs of Converse leggings for Rachel (black and silver), which are SO cool. She’s gone totally off wearing dresses and skirts, because she’s always doing cartwheels and jumping on the trampoline, so these leggings are great for active kids like her. I think she could also wear them under dresses or skirts like in the purple picture below, and it would keep her warm, cosy and stylish in winter. It came with a trendy black top with bow detailing, which she also loves. Continue Reading…

Other, South Africa

Hop on the Better SA Volunteer Bus – SA Needs You

May 22, 2018 | 2 Comments

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I’ve written a little about Better SA before, but it was always only happening in Jozi, so I was hugely excited to be asked to attend the inaugural event last week in Cape Town, when MySchool and Better SA launched their Cape Town volunteer bus.

A quick recap on what Better SA is doing! Known as the ‘Uber of volunteering’, this initiative aims to help more people volunteer, by making it easy, fun and convenient to give of your time. Most of us have big hearts and a willingness to help those less fortunate than ourselves, but we can’t always commit to a regular time slot, and we often don’t know where to start. Better SA aims to change all of that with their innovative hop-on/hop-off mini-bus service and their organising of meaningful volunteer experiences. Continue Reading…

Inspiration

When the Joy Outweighs the Sadness

May 16, 2018 | 17 Comments

I should have had this blog post all teed up for Mother’s Day but it was actually only after experiencing the day this year, that I could formulate my thoughts more coherently. You see, all the Mother’s Days that I’ve had since becoming a mother have been about grief. They’ve been about absence. And loss. I’ve expressed this loss a lot through this blog as you know – I can’t really read this old post without weeping a bit. Continue Reading…