Category: Just Babbling

Currently – August 2018

Currently – August 2018

I know that it’s said too often but this year really has seemed to just whoosh by us. It feel like a month ago that we were enjoying a weekend in Greyton for my birthday and yet here we are prepping for Fysh’s birthday on […]

Currently – July 2018

Currently – July 2018

It’s been a wirl-wind month and it’s only the 11th! Between packing and working through my list of orders and shit that needs to be done I swear I have lost days because I actually had to double check my calendar now! Got my second […]

Baffle them with bullshit

Baffle them with bullshit

Last night I was asked for life advice… Apparently I look like the kind of person who has her shit together, oh boy, I’m not sure if I should take it as a compliment or not though cause man oh man I really do not […]

we had SNOW much fun

we had SNOW much fun

From a drought to 2 years of rain in one season and the most snow we’ve had in 10 years… It’s been a pretty good winter cause you know how much I love puddle jumping. But back to the snow… Tuesday morning I woke up […]

Get back up again

Get back up again

On Monday I write my first exam. I am so nervous that I have hardly been able to eat, my hands shake and I can cry at the drop of a hat. It’s not even one of the “big” ones, it’s business English but if […]

It’ll cost you a kidney, and maybe a cornea

It’ll cost you a kidney, and maybe a cornea

I have the weirdest conversations with my editor, I think that if we lived closer we could have a pretty epic podcast going with just our odd talks. The other day we were talking about selling body parts, I can’t remember why exactly but we […]

Goodbye 20’s

Goodbye 20’s

It’s the last day of my 20’s today, tomorrow I hit 30. People say all these things you should feel and my psych was worried that turning 30 would cause me more anxiety but honestly I’m okay with it. My early 20’s weren’t the party […]

Currently – April 2018

Currently – April 2018

So it’s been a month, more? since we blogged. Needed a break, mainly because this juggling studies and work thing has taken a bit of time getting used to. Also because I’ve had nothing to really say or report and I’m over blogging just to […]

egg free flapjacks

egg free flapjacks

Fysh says to me he’s hungry and wants something. But not the somethings I made for lunch (a really nice pasta and tomato thing) or the somethings in the fridge (apples)  just something. So I missioned to the kitchen and stood there hoping something magical will […]

Wolfkop family festival

Wolfkop family festival

At the beginning of March we headed out to the Wolfkop Camping Villages just outside Citrusdal for the weekend to join the very first Wolfkop Family Festival that is now going to be an annual event. Before that weekend I’d never heard of Wolfkop before despite […]

* waves *

* waves *

We’re still here, still up and at em. Well okay not so much up and at em, I’ve basically been sick for the past 3 weeks. First is was just a cold, meh but nothing I can’t manage, said cold morphed into full blown seasonal […]

On turning 30

On turning 30

For a long time I dreaded nearing my third decade. It’s such a big number. Feels so much like a “you should have your shit together” kind of number which is silly I know but it’s just what it is. I had major anxiety about […]

some fresh air

some fresh air

It’s been a whirlwind here settling back down after my dad sailed off, taking on a large side project, finishing my book (we even got the printing quotes!) so pre-sales can go live, speaking to lawyers and just keeping us all alive in general so […]

10 of my favorite obscure emotions

10 of my favorite obscure emotions

  These are words you won’t find in the Oxford dictionary, you will however find them on The dictionary of obscure sorrows. They were mostly made up by graphic designer John Koenig who’s original definitions aim to fill a hole in the language – to give a […]

Cape Town authors meet-up

Cape Town authors meet-up

It’s not too often I choose to socialize, the people have to be pretty damn special for me to willingly head into a group situation but when I got invited to the Cape Town authors breakfast at Bootleggers I couldn’t say no because I fangirl […]

New Year, same me. But better…

New Year, same me. But better…

Every year I see so many people posting “New Year, New Me” graphics and I’ll admit I used to be of those people for a while. But for some reason it just doesn’t feel right anymore. Maybe it’s because I’m getting old? My mom laughs […]

picnics, waterfalls, wheelchairs and uphills

picnics, waterfalls, wheelchairs and uphills

My mom’s Aunt is visiting for the festive season and she’s never been to Kirstenbosch , we checked and apparently the boomslang (canopy walk) is wheel chair friendly so we thought hell why not, Tuesday’s are seniors day, she’d love it. Please note for anyone […]

Looking back on 2017

Looking back on 2017

The years seem to be getting shorter as I get older, I don’t know if it’s because I’m just so busy trying to stay above water with all the bills and work and schooling or if it’s because, well am not really sure but it’s […]

Weinachten at granny’s house

Weinachten at granny’s house

Still not in the whole festive spirit we went to mom’s for weinachten anyway and I actually had a decent time. For once there was no one drinking too much wine and making nasty comments and we didn’t have to force conversations. Instead Shamus was […]

cotton headed ninny muggins

cotton headed ninny muggins

This is my favorite time of year, well usually it is. It’s magical, it’s the time of year all religions put aside their differences and celebrate a pagan holiday. inside joke. Usually I start humming carols in November already and I binge watch all the […]