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Brain Food

Brain Food

I’m not sure what to call these round ups I do of interesting links, books and articles. Brain Food sounds about right though? So with no further waffling, here are all the interesting things I’ve been doing, reading, eating and pondering over the last few days: Are you on Instagram? If so, you can find(…)

Love, Lately.

Love, Lately.

I’ve been thinking a lot about love lately. Not the teenage Valentine’s kind of red roses and soppy letters. The REAL big enormous kind that wraps itself around you like a soft blanket and makes you feel warm and safe. As you may know, my husband has been in hospital the last few days, having back(…)

Moving Mountains…to Cape Town

Moving Mountains…to Cape Town

Yes I know. More Mountain puns. And where we’re going, there’s going to be even MORE pun material to keep us busy. People are pretty shocked when we tell them that from December, we’re packing up our house and our dogs and our toaster and our kids and leaving the warm heart of Jozi and(…)

Things That Annoy Me

Things That Annoy Me

I am WRUNG out. Spent. Kaput. Without reserves. I feel like an old dried out rusk that’s been dropped by a toddler and is lurking, lint-covered, in a forgotten and dirty corner. I’m going through a bit of a down phase in terms of my year. I’ve had some lovely stuff going on so I(…)

There’s a Mouse in our House…Oh Wait.

There’s a Mouse in our House…Oh Wait.

Early on Saturday morning our alarm went off – at 4:20am. We jumped up, as you do, and my husband went to investigate. He went into the dining room (where the sensor had been activated) and didn’t see anything and so he blamed it on our resident mouse who keeps running up on to our table(…)

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(…)