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Spinach pasta

Spinach pasta

We have this “sort of” rule in the house that if you want carbs you have to work for them. So you have to do x amount of exercise/manual labour/steps or whatever to earn them. Cept for M who starts his day with toast and […]

I’m not ready for this

I’m not ready for this

As I stood in the passage earlier after putting off Fysh’s light and closing his door I realised that I don’t know when he got this big. I don’t mean big as in not a baby, or big as in already to my shoulders and […]

Jump till you drop at Be.UP

Jump till you drop at Be.UP

Fysh got an invite to celebrate the birthday of one of his friends from the village and he was hesitant to go, actually to be honest in the beginning he didn’t want to go. K is the younger brother of a friend and he wasn’t […]

For our dad-ish

For our dad-ish

About five and a half years ago a man came into my our life, I was hesitant and I wasn’t really looking for something long term, my child was my main priority but I’m human and have needs ja know? He stuck around, he always […]

How now brown cow

How now brown cow

I need to vent. I write my last exam for this semester at 08:30 tomorrow morning and I am more stressed about how I’m going to pay registration fees next week for my second semester than I am about tomorrow’s exam. I hate it. I […]

The secret art of being a parent

The secret art of being a parent

Wow that sounds like such a click-bait title now that I’ve actually typed it out! Eh, did it work? HAHAHA. We already know I get books to review right? Well I do. I work with some magical publishing houses. Every now and then though something […]

[giveaway] Are we all lemmings and snowflakes – Holly Bourne

[giveaway] Are we all lemmings and snowflakes – Holly Bourne

Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference. A place offering a shot at “normality” for Olive, a girl on the edge, and for the new friends she never expected to make – who each have their own reasons for being there. Luckily […]

1827 days

1827 days

Today 5 years ago M and I went from friends with benefits who had met online to officially dating (if a facebook relationship status update is what counts as official). Still the funniest story seeing as everyone else knew I was in a relationship before […]

Question 4: name and discuss…

Question 4: name and discuss…

I think that “name and discuss” and probably also “define” are my least favourite things to see on an exam paper. That and 20 mark questions, those make me start twitching the moment I see them and today’s exam started with one. What sadistic examination […]

New phone, who dis?

New phone, who dis?

Okay so yes I do have a new phone but that’s not what I mean, I’m sure that you had a bit of a “huh” moment yesterday when you got an email about the new blogpost and it’s all not Cupcake and Fysh, am I […]

Hello thirty-one

Hello thirty-one

On Sunday I officially survived another rotation around our sun. YAY ME! I know some people get all sad that they are getting older but 30 was my best year in so long. 30 brought a lot of good my way, a few curve balls […]

Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens

Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens

Apparently Stellenbosch has botanical gardens! I had no idea until yesterday when I had to meet my mama there to get Fysh’s laptop charger. It’s so green! Okay I guess that’s a given considering the name but I mean REALLY green. The grass is so […]

things pottery has taught me

things pottery has taught me

We spent NY at a farm up the way from us and to deal with the large amount of people I don’t know I always take something with that can keep me busy in case I feel uncomfortable. This time I grabbed a little slab […]

I am grateful for… true love

I am grateful for… true love

My person bought me a Harry Potter planner last year as a gift for doing so well in my exams. Originally I had planned on doing everything completely digital this year – saving paper and all that – but I mean come on, it’s Harry […]

Sunday waffles are the best waffles

Sunday waffles are the best waffles

Across the railway is a “little” garage station. But it’s not your usual garage station store vibes at all. They don’t even have those 3am hangover pies! No seriously. It’s called Zettlers and it consists mainly of imported sweets, overpriced tourist goods and the odd […]

Nothing to say but all the words

Nothing to say but all the words

I want to say that nothing remarkable has happened and that’s why we’ve been quiet but the honest truth is that I am generally just too damn tired and have no motivation these days. My essays for assignments are long so by the time I’m […]

Small Business Support

Small Business Support

Last year I posted about how you can support small businesses instead of going directly to the big shops last minute over the holidays and I want to remind you why and how to support them before I start showcasing my favourites. For me it’s […]

Reflecting on my first year of University

Reflecting on my first year of University

I’ve successfully survived an entire year of being at university and have just registered successfully for this year and yet it still feels so surreal to admit that I’m a university student. It just doesn’t feel real at all. Is that strange? Does anyone else […]

Thank you 2018

Thank you 2018

I wasn’t going to do a reflection post but then I browsed through my instagram and realised just how much happened in 2018 and how much we survived/accomplished and that should be documented because it means we have a 100% survival rate so far. A […]

Happy Birthday Mickey! [giveaway]

Happy Birthday Mickey! [giveaway]

Okay so now that I’ve got that stuck in your head… (you can thank me later) let’s get to what this post is really about. MICKEY MOUSE IS 90 YEARS OLD ! And man he looks good for someone almost a century old don’t you […]


Life is pretty sweet

Spinach pasta

Spinach pasta

We have this “sort of” rule in the house that if you want carbs you have to work for them. So you have to do x amount of exercise/manual labour/steps or whatever to earn them. Cept for M who starts his day with toast and […]

Stove top popcorn

Stove top popcorn

I love popcorn but I’ll admit that for the longest time ever I wasn’t able to make it on the stove. It was nothing but bags in the microwave for us and those aren’t exactly cheap. A few years back I had a sailor staying […]

squish it, squeeze it, mush it, smell it

squish it, squeeze it, mush it, smell it

M’s friends are having baby #2 and we were invited to the baby shower on Sunday. We were asked to bring a 20 x 20 crochet or knit square which might sound like a rather random request but turns out all the squares will be […]

Lentil, chickpea and coconut curry

Lentil, chickpea and coconut curry

When I’m down I tend to go for comfort foods, things like a pot of pasta, chips, you know what I’m talking about right? Today I wanted that. I wanted to order in pizza and coke, I wanted to just sit and eat and be […]

end of the month butternut pie

end of the month butternut pie

It’s mid month January and I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one raiding the sofa for a few coins. I raided the kitchen to see what I had to work with and found a lone butternut, an onion and pie crust so…  MONTH […]