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What Happened To Competition?

When did the word 'competition' become a dirty word, not to be uttered for fear of being made to feel guilty for wanting more, or for fear of offending everyone?  I read a post today that got me all fired up, enough to actually put my fingers to my keyboard and write this post. It was… Continue reading What Happened To Competition?

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My Mother’s Day Spoils

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an Open Letter To My Husband About Mother’s Day. I know he read it so in the run up, expectiations were high. However during the week in the run up to Mother's Day, we realised we would have to tweak my 'wish list' so that it was a… Continue reading My Mother’s Day Spoils

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My ‘Three Strike” Superstition 

My "3 Strike" Superstition, and why I listen to it.

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Roasted Butternut, Potato and Cream Cheese Soup

With winter approaching us here in Southern Africa, it's time to close the windows and doors early in the evening, and people all across the land will start wearing ALL their jackets, jerseys, coats and socks in an effort to stay warm. When it's cold I love to make a thick hearty soup, and often… Continue reading Roasted Butternut, Potato and Cream Cheese Soup

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Book Review: My First Book of Southern African Insects

About two weeks ago we went into one of the Outdoor Warehouse stores in Pretoria. They had a large display of books right by the door as you enter the store and my youngest zoomed into the first book that caught her eye - My First Book Of Southern African Insects. Now I've written before about… Continue reading Book Review: My First Book of Southern African Insects

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3 Countries In 3 Days: Day 3

Day 3 dawned at Afriski Mountain Resort. We were all tired, but eager to get up and actually see the resort since we'd arrived at night and couldn't make out much. To say that it was cold is an understatement! Temperature = -1.5°C (That's MINUS 1.5 degrees celcius!) Elevation = 3054m above sea level. Location… Continue reading 3 Countries In 3 Days: Day 3

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3 Countries In 3 Days: Day 2

After our exhilarating first day on the bikes, day two dawned bright and early. We knew we had a long way to go and so decided to forgo breakfast at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and rather break for breakfast later on in the day. On my way to check out, I caught site of the resident… Continue reading 3 Countries In 3 Days: Day 2

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3 Countries in 3 Days: Day 1

My husband and I went away last week with our friends, on what can only be described as a fast paced epic adventure. My husband and his friend are avid 'bikers'. Think more 'respectful adventurers' rather than 'leathers and goatees'! They both ride BMW GS1200 Adventure bikes. They have all the safety kit and have… Continue reading 3 Countries in 3 Days: Day 1

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Bounce Trampoline Park

Last Sunday we took the kids to Bounce at Menlyn Main Central Square in Pretoria. It is a trampoline park, and to say the girls had a ball is an understatement. An extract from their website describes it as follows: BOUNCE Menlyn Maine is a massive indoor trampoline park in Pretoria that provides an adrenaline rush for… Continue reading Bounce Trampoline Park

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My Wanderlust

I am so excited I could almost burst. If you read my post from a few weeks ago you will know my husband and I are getting 3 days away to ourselves while my mom and step-dad come visit to look after the girls. Technically they are looking after the girls but I think we… Continue reading My Wanderlust