Tag: south african lifestyle blogger

sugar cookies for gifts

sugar cookies for gifts

We needed to come up with a unisex gift under R100 for a christmas gift swap thing. I was going to crochet slippers out of odds and ends but then I was told it’s numbered and we won’t know who’s getting our gift so shit […]

Talking confidence 

Talking confidence 

So mid last month I got bold and offered myself up to Abigailk.co.za for her #CTconfidence initiative. She did it last year and you can watch the video here. I really loved it and you’ll see a bunch of familiar faces in it. So when she said she was looking […]

I own Table Mountain!

I own Table Mountain!

Not sponsored but we were sent the game.  Mzansi means South in isiXhosa but we use it as a slang term to mean South Africa.  And being a South African pretty much means you’re genetically programed to be fiercely proud of it. Although sometimes it takes […]

[WIN] double tickets to the pre-screening of INFERNO

[WIN] double tickets to the pre-screening of INFERNO

I have read every single one of Dan Brown’s books and absolutely loved them though as of yet I haven’t read Inferno for some odd reason but I am definitely going to read it ASAP. In case you didn’t know, Inferno has been made into a […]

Christmas drinks for the southern hemisphere

Christmas drinks for the southern hemisphere

When you think the holiday season we automatically think cocoa right? But if you’re like me and you live in the southern hemisphere then you know that there aren’t too many days that are cold enough to really enjoy hot cocoa and mini marshmallows and […]

Movies to get you in the holiday spirit

Movies to get you in the holiday spirit

We all got some really shitty news today. A fucking oompa loompa has been voted into the oval office because apparently orange is the new black and Americans are more offended by emails than by racism, sexism, bigotry and xenophobia. Hitler 2.0 cause it was […]

Buggy for Bugz Play Park

Buggy for Bugz Play Park

We (read Fysh) had the time of our lives at Bugz Play Park yesterday. It’s sort of like a Ratanga minus the lengthy walk between each attraction and minus the creepy abandoned city vibes. Aimed at kids from about 2 to 12 and big bonus is […]

Our weekend in photos – Three Fountains Estate

Our weekend in photos – Three Fountains Estate

A friendling of mine and her family headed away for the weekend and needed a house sitter and of course I jumped at the opportunity because not only did it mean a weekend away it also meant a weekend away on a farm estate and […]

Things unschooling has taught me

Things unschooling has taught me

We’ve been homeschooling for 9 months now, well actually we started off with the plan to homeschool but then we found that the whole structure thing isn’t really for us and that unschooling is more up our Alley. It’s something that comes really naturally to kids, […]

20 things about Anxiety people with it want you to know

20 things about Anxiety people with it want you to know

1. Whatever is causing the anxiety might seem irrational to you, but it is very fucking real to us Very, Very real. 2. Anxiety can happen at any moment, and when it does, we only need one thing: support. Don’t try and fix it it, just be […]

Time waits for no person

Time waits for no person

Is it just me or has time been upping it’s game from marathon to sprinting lately? I’ve noticed it in silly things, like I want to do a blogpost but then I get busy and think “I’ll do it tomorrow” and then all of a […]

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Lisa Clark

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Lisa Clark

A while back Penguin dropped off The Cookie Jar book by Lisa Clark and with it came some sample cookies from the book, the salted chocolate chunk ones and guys… I have been craving this cookie ever since. I can’t explain to you how good […]

[book review] The Brightest Star in the Sky – Chyemenn Santos

[book review] The Brightest Star in the Sky – Chyemenn Santos

Earlier this year we had to have our beautiful border collie put down. Joonbug was a rescue we got shortly after moving into our home, it’s a big house and I wanted the safety of a dog. Well it turned out she definitely wasn’t much […]

That new phone smell… 

That new phone smell… 

Most of you know I’ve been having phone issues for a while now where it switches off as it wants and doesn’t support most apps (because the ios doesn’t upgrade higher than 7).  It got progressively worse till a point last week where it  decided […]

The secret to life – condensed version

The secret to life – condensed version

My dad posted this on FB and apparently it was written by Thor Harris from Monofonuspress.com but it’s so good I can’t not share. It’s so damn honest, blunt and to the point. Something I think we need to print out and keep somewhere we can see […]

i can be having soup?

i can be having soup?

Fysh caught a bug earlier in the week that according to the Cape Town gov website is apparently going around (how do we the hermits catch a bug?!) and we all know how lovely it is to clean up someone else’s vomit… Because you know, after […]

i ♥ my typo planner thing

i ♥ my typo planner thing

Every year in January since Typo opened up by us I mission and buy one of their cute A6 diaries when they go on the 50% sale. This year they didn’t have that sale and so I waited a little longer but they never had […]

Condensed Milk Cookies

Condensed Milk Cookies

I have been feeling like cookies for a while now so though screw it let’s make some! Dug out a recipe I got from my great grandma :) You’ll need: 250g butter 150g sugar 5ml Vanilla Essence 1 can condensed milk 4 x 250 ml  Cake […]

SURPRISE! you’re 50 now but we still love you

SURPRISE! you’re 50 now but we still love you

My mama turned the big FIVE OH on Saturday and we celebrated it with a surprise party at the pottery studio in Melkbosstrand that her friend owns :) It’s really a gem of a spot. We used to drive all the way to houtbay to […]

cowabunga!

cowabunga!

We got an invite from Nickelodeon Africa to go and see the screening of the new Ninja Turtles movie and I know how much Fysh loves the turtles (we even have the lego) so I of course said yes – thanks guys! We almost forgot […]