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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

If depression were a creature I would fucking hunt it

If depression were a creature I would fucking hunt it

In november I found out someone who had a phenomenal impact on me while I was pregnant and during the first few years of Fysh’s life had passed away. It’d been a while since I’d seen her, we kept making plans but something would come […]

Fact Friday – Starfish

Fact Friday – Starfish

Yesterday we headed up to Simons Town to drop my pops off as their finally headed out and making their way up to their final destination – Mozambique. Fysh and I sat around on Adrenalyn while the boys did fuel runs, stocked up on groceries […]

A few things people with depression want you to know

A few things people with depression want you to know

I have several diagnoses, the main one being borderline personality disorder but along with that are the sub-diagnoses that are a little more “common” but still encased in crappy stigma. A while back I made up a list of things that people with anxiety want you […]

Fact Friday – Snipers

Fact Friday – Snipers

Today I got to shoot a snipers rifle, a freaking 50 calibre sniper rifle, at Lourensford Wine Estate. I didn’t even realize this was something that needed to be on my bucket list but I am so glad it was something I got to do. […]

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 […]

Fact Friday – Monopoly

Fact Friday – Monopoly

I’ll always be the first to admit that Monopoly really isn’t my favorite game, man it’s so damn boring. I really like the Mzanzi one for a while cause I got to own Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch but that was until I remembered just how […]

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 […]

Fact Friday – Pointillism

Fact Friday – Pointillism

I hated Art history but in order to take my art subjects as Higher Grade I had to have it in High School. Nothing bored me more though. I am pretty sure I slept or bunked most of those classes and just learned what I […]

Fact Friday – Stuntmen

Fact Friday – Stuntmen

Last night we took a bus into town to watch a bunch of stuntmen get set on fire to attempt setting a Guinness world record. Can you image being set on fire and walking ON FIRE for 30 seconds? It was just the best thing […]

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 […]

Fact Friday – The Moon

Fact Friday – The Moon

“Mom, what would happen if we didn’t have the moon?” Don’t you love how kids become little dehydrated philosophers as soon as it’s bedtime? But it’s a pretty good question cause the only answer I could come up with on the spot was that it […]