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September Favourites

September 6, 2018 | 5 Comments

Hello! Long time. I won’t apologise for being absent because that is part of life and how it ebbs and flows. But here I am. I’ve been up to lots lately – here is a round up of my latest thoughts, discoveries and favourite things:


On myself. Remember I wrote about cultivating resilience? Well I’ve recently been on a resilience retreat with The Resilience Factory and it was a huge eye opener – what an incredible weekend (it was in Yzerfontein). Most of it is private stuff , but some I’d like to share revolves around completing the strengths finder test. I’m sure many of you have completed tests like this but because I’m not employed by anyone (nor do I have an HR department!), I haven’t done anything like it in a long time. It’s very empowering to know your strengths because it can help you use them to your full potential, plus show you the gaps you need to fill (maybe with others who have strengths that you do not). Continue Reading…


Cultivating Resilience

August 11, 2018 | 20 Comments

“When your heart is broken, make art with the pieces.”

Shane Koyczan

Today I was having my nails done and a woman sat down next to me and said to the room: “My sister died yesterday. So I’m here for a bit of pampering”. Why am I telling you this? Well, I attended an event on Women’s Day where Gabi Lowe was the guest speaker, and since then I’ve been unable to think of little else but her and her family’s story.

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Inspiration, Marriage

Fleas, Marriage & Chocolate

June 10, 2018 | 18 Comments

How’s everyone? I have flea bites all over my legs and I’m desperately trying not to scratch them. I think fleas may have been nesting in my slippers, because I started scratching like crazy one night after getting into bed (and I’d been wearing my slippers all evening). No one else in the family has bites. Both our dogs have recently been de-flead at the vet. THE BITES ARE DRIVING MY CRAZY, even though I smear Anthisan all over them each morning. These are WAY worse than mosquito bites and I really feel like I’ve made some sort of major hygiene error, except I cannot isolate what it is. Send advice. Continue Reading…