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How to Marry Well: Advice to My Daughter

How to Marry Well: Advice to My Daughter

Dear Rachel You’re five and already you’ve been asking me about marriage. What my dress looked like. How many bridesmaids I had. How I “got” Daddy to marry me (hehe, that was not at all the case but I’ll tell you the story when you’re older). So I thought I’d write down my advice to(…)

Lately

Lately

Fellow blogger Cindy writes similar posts to these (called “Currently”) where she sums up all the things she’s been doing in her life, so I thought I’d take a leaf out of her book (thanks Cindy!). There’s so much going on, so it feels good to write things down. Lately I’ve been… Thinking about: Blogging(…)

Latest Links & New Hair

Latest Links & New Hair

I do love the Internet. It can be maddening sometimes sure, but it can be such a rich powerful force of information and amusement when it wants to. Here are some links I’ve been reading over the past few days: “I’m sorry to all the mothers I used to work with” – an interesting article,(…)

Keeping it Simple

Keeping it Simple

Since my kids were born I’ve been trying very hard to cook them nutritious meals that were made with love. I steamed vegetables and blended them just right, made kid-friendly casseroles with hidden courgettes and even stewed my own fruit, following specific recipes step-by-step. Most of these they have spat out with distaste.  Last night I was so(…)

Goodbye 2014

Goodbye 2014

Sorry. I’ve been missing for a while and didn’t really warn you. It’s been nice not blogging for a bit though and just kinda doing our holiday thing. But it’s time to wrap the year up and as I’ve mentioned before, I’m not that sad about it.  2014 hasn’t been all bad though, there’ve been loads of positive(…)

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(…)

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(…)

20 Things You May Not Know About Me

20 Things You May Not Know About Me

I’ve seen these lists on other blogs around and they looked fun. I was going to call this “20 Quirks” or something similar because the older we get, the more quirky we get, don’t you think? You start celebrating all the things that make you different from other people instead of hiding them. And you’re(…)

On Being Real

On Being Real

Another blogger Cindy brought this article to my attention recently and it really made me laugh. Written on a blog called “Motherhood, WTF?”, the post is all about how their family went kite flying one day and although it may have looked perfect in the pictures, it actually was a difficult experience that no one completely(…)