Holiday

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(…)

Grootbos: My Idea of Heaven

Grootbos: My Idea of Heaven

If you follow me on social media I apologise for all the Grootbos images and posts over the past few days – there were rather a lot. It’s just that it’s the kind of place that can quite easily send you into raptures. I’m not one for hyperbole, but this is possibly the best place(…)

So I’m on Holiday…(am I?)

So I’m on Holiday…(am I?)

I’m not quite sure. Because today didn’t really feel like a holiday, instead I feel like I’ve been put through some sort of human sized tumble dryer. I wrote a piece once for Jozikids on travelling with kids (and how difficult it was) and today was an exact replica of that piece, even though I tried(…)

On Not Liking Chocolate (and the Easter that Was)

On Not Liking Chocolate (and the Easter that Was)

I was feeling a bit left out that I had not posted any pictures of chocolate on social media this weekend. Or my children in some bunny ears. So here is some chocolate. And Rachel in some bunny ears. While I understand the significance of Easter for those who are Christian, I have been thinking(…)

Sky, Moon, Stars, Home, Family.

Sky, Moon, Stars, Home, Family.

I love this picture Rachel and I made together. She coloured in the sky a midnight blue and then sprinkled it with silver stars. The moon we cut out together from yellow cardboard and she then coloured over it with orange. She is learning to draw circles so although I was itching to correct her(…)

So. Skiing.

So. Skiing.

Let me just say upfront that I was never from one of those fancy families who went skiing every December. Our family went to Port Alfred. Or the Kruger Park if we were feeling adventurous. So skiing and snow were always something very foreign to me. And then I did a season in Vail, Colorado(…)

On Coming Back Down to Earth

On Coming Back Down to Earth

Today has not been the best day. I don’t write a blog because I like to moan, but blogging is also about being honest and not pretending that your life is all shiny and happy and perfect, all the time (if at all?!). There is always a comedown after a wonderful holiday – it’s only(…)

10 Things I Learnt this Holiday

10 Things I Learnt this Holiday

Wow – what a trip. We saw so much. And did so much. And ATE so much. That it’s all a bit hard to distill at the moment. I’ve just come off a 30-hour journey: a train from Verbier at 6am to Geneva, then a flight to London Luton and then a train from there(…)

You Know You’re On Summer Holidays When…

You Know You’re On Summer Holidays When…

You Know You’re On Summer Holidays When… You find yourself wearing flip-flops five days in a row. You eat scones with jam and cream for breakfast. You realise what an amateur you are at applying suncream and you end up with a very strange tan. Your skin stings in the shower (see above). You have(…)

It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas (not really)

It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas (not really)

Guys, it’s almost Christmas – are you ready? I am not. I’ve bought about 10% of the presents I’ve supposed to have bought, have no idea what we’ll be eating on Christmas Day and have not made one homemade festive craft with my children. World’s most disorganised mother. First though, can we talk about how(…)