A Love Letter to Joburg

A Love Letter to Joburg

It’s been such a great weekend. Joburg is so lovely at this time of year, with golden light and endlessly perfect days. There’s a grace and a charm to this city, but you only get to see it if you spend a bit of time here. If you’re passing through on the way to the airport,(…)

Children’s Birthday Party Etiquette

Children’s Birthday Party Etiquette

You’ve probably seen this incredible story going around, about a boy in England whose parents sued another 5-year-old boy for the grand total of GBP 15.95 for not showing up to a birthday party. I mean, this made me LAUGH. Of course it’s completely ridiculous and totally absurd but there is still a very small(…)

Win a Little Miracle Babygro designed by Jo-Ann Strauss

Win a Little Miracle Babygro designed by Jo-Ann Strauss

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED – and the winner was comment number 22 Nicky Dumaresq (see random. org screengrab below)** Spree recently got in touch asking if I’d let you know about a great new initiative they are part of called Little Miracle. In collaboration with Jo-Ann Strauss and Keedo, they have recently launched a new(…)

Ben’s First Day of School

Ben’s First Day of School

We were so excited this morning (I mean, look at that face – he’s thrilled!). He had his best outfit on, his little ladybird bag packed and he was wearing shoes for probably only the fifth time in his life. He even grabbed his bag and walked all the way down to our driveway by himself(…)

What Should I Eat? I’m Confused.

What Should I Eat? I’m Confused.

It used to be fairly straightforward: fruit and veg and lean meat were good for you and doughnuts and chocolate were bad. But lately it’s just not that simple and I’m confused. Let’s take Banting for example. I am by no means the expert on it but I have watched with huge admiration while fellow blogger Sharon(…)

Lean In: A Book Everyone Should Read

Lean In: A Book Everyone Should Read

Before I read this book I thought Lean In was aimed solely at Sheryl Sandberg types: women who wanted to change the world and be CEOs of companies and leaders of countries. But I was wrong. This is a book for every woman, whether you work or not, and a book that men desperately need to(…)

How to Take Better Family Photos: 12 Tips

How to Take Better Family Photos: 12 Tips

Nowadays with the onset of camera phones, everyone’s thinks they’re a bit of a photographer. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter – we love sharing our photos but let’s face it, some people’s pictures are just better than others. With this in mind, I thought I’d ask my clever sister-in-law Camilla for some tips on how to take better family(…)

So Much Beauty Here

So Much Beauty Here

Never underestimate the power of burnout. A friend said this to me recently and I’m seeing now how right she was. At the end of last year I was pretty much tired of everyone and everything. I couldn’t see the wood from the trees. I wanted to emigrate, move cities, change jobs, anything really – I(…)

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(…)

10 Fun Things to Do in Somerset West

10 Fun Things to Do in Somerset West

Somerset West doesn’t have the best reputation among the cool young things. It has previously been seen as a place people go to retire and from the driving I’ve experienced on the roads, this may well be the case (Who needs indicators!? Why should I pick a lane?!). But if you’re not wanting to be(…)