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 early for some reason and checked my phone for the…

WE. ARE. MOVING!

At long last I can officially say it and I can’t be more excited or scared shitless. Fysh and I have had this dream of buying a van and living out of it for years now, and then we met The Person and hey guess what, he has the same dream! Unfortunately I can’t say…

You can do it kid

I finished writing my last exam for the semester this afternoon. So that basically marks the end of semester one for me and I know it’s an extremely delayed reaction but it only hit me today that I am actually a freaking university student. I was sitting in the car on they way home from…

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 you look at my assignment results for the semester it’s…

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 ended up going through what different parts are worth so…

Roadtrips, waterfalls, near death and turning 30 in a forest

When it came to actually celebrating my birthday this year I didn’t really wanted to do anything, things are hectic at the moment with M applying for UNISA and me prepping for exams and so on, I said I would be completely happy with a piece of cake in the river (there is this really…

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 hardy let your flag fly vibes most people have, they…

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 bloody blog. But to just catch up a little and…

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 jump out at… Flapjacks! Not sure why I don’t make…

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 us camping out that side as often as possible as…

* 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 flu hell with coughing so bad that sleep was hard…

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 it, panic attacks and oh the many many guilt ridden…

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 stitched together to make a comfort blanket for the new…

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 writing hasn’t been on the forefront and every time I…

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 up. I can’t even begin to explain this woman. Have…

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 etc. Fysh is so comfortable on a yacht, there is…

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 to know. Today I thought I’d talk about the depression…

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. I wasn’t going to, shoot the big gun that is,…

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 name to emotions we all might experience but don’t yet…

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 a few of them so hard in secret. These are…