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On This Day

One of my favourite features of Facebook is the 'On This Day' one, when Facebook reminds you what you were doing that day in years gone by. I love it because quite often the memory of the moment that status went up, or that picture was taken almost transport me back in time emotionally and… Continue reading On This Day

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Triskaphobia

Triskaphobia is the fear of the number 3. Whilst I recognize that this is a real phobia and I in no way mean to make light of any Mental Health issues, I wouldn't exactly say that I have a phobia of the number 3, it's more like a healthy respect for it and the impending… Continue reading Triskaphobia

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My #Instaweek Round-up: Week 2

This week's #Instaweek Round up is a perfect insight into my week which has been dominated by running around with my kids and their sport practices, and of course wine. No 5: My post from Thursday's soccer practice. It was Africa Day and even though we're in the early stages of winter, it was around… Continue reading My #Instaweek Round-up: Week 2

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Another Excuse

We make many excuses in our daily lives. Excuses for why we are late. Excuses for why the kids' hair is a mess. Excuses for why the dinner is dry. The best excuse I have heard today though is that today is ... *drum roll please* ... dun dun dun daaa ... National Wine Day!… Continue reading Another Excuse

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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