Negativity, selfishness, arrogance, refusal and rejection is associated with the word “no”. Therefore it is always so easy to say “yes” as we don’t want to hurt people’s feelings. However saying no can be liberating especially if the opportunity that arises brings no value to your life. I have taken up the NO-vember challenge to actively test and embrace the power of saying “NO” to certain things. (more…)
Peppermint Crisp Tart anyone!! Tell me who is not crazy about this dessert. Apart from the Milk Tart and Malva pudding; I personally think that the Peppermint Crisp Tart is one of the best and most loved South African desserts. An absolute favourite whenever I make it for my family. It is one of the must-have desserts for Christmas lunch and compared to my mom’s famous trifle; the peppermint crisp tart dish is empty before we know it. That is how popular it is. But why wait until Christmas when you can have it anytime, all year round. (more…)
As you all know by now my eldest daughter, Lea turned 13. Turning 13 is a big deal and a definite cause for celebration. That is exactly what we did on Saturday, 28 September. We hosted a teenage party and I’m sharing some of the details with you. Lea had her own idea of how she wanted to celebrate her birthday. No “baby themes” and nothing over the top. This party was all about her and her personal style. Of course at this age it is also about celebrating with close friends and just having fun. After a lot of back and forth; she finally decided on a Boho Chic Teenage Party. (more…)
GWK are pioneers in the agricultural sector. Their main purpose is to improve lives. This mission and vision definitely has a ripple effect.
Firstly they start off by improving the lives of their personnel, who can grow in an innovative company and be part of something much bigger. Furthermore they improve the lives of farmers by supporting them in feeding the world; providing everything from inputs on the farm to the development of international markets. In doing so they also improve the lives of the consumers by connecting them with wholesome goodness from the farm.
Four years ago, GWK made history by being the first agricultural business to launch a TV advertisement. As a result they scooped up one Loerie and three Pendoring awards. (more…)
My sweet Lea, on Sunday you turned 13. The years have gone by in a flash. You know every year when your birthday comes along I get a bit sentimental. As my first born; your entrance into this world has been dramatic. Needless to say, mothering you for the past 12 years has been easy. But now you have entered a new phase in your life. I think I prepared you more for this phase than mentally preparing myself. In all honestly, I was still in denial. Until Google reminded me that you can now have full control over your own account. That was enough affirmation for me. Daughter of mine, you are officially a teenager. (more…)
Today Brent and I celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. Gosh 15 years of marriage has passed in a blink of an eye. It is exactly 5465 days of continuous sleepovers with the same person. But on a serious note – we made the commitment to love, trust and choose each other every day for the rest of our lives. (more…)
One of the benefits of living in Cape Town is that we are 45 minutes drive away from the country side. Spoiled for choice when it comes to beautiful scenery makes driving to the country side well worth it. Especially when you are seeking peace and tranquility combined with good food. That is exactly what we did this past Sunday. My family and I headed out to Eat Restaurant at Perdeberg. Situated on the premises of Perdeberg Winery which lies at the foot of the magnificent Perdeberg Mountain. (more…)
My daughters, Lea and Mika rolled off the bed at 5 and 6 months old, respectively. Both incidences happened on my watch when I just turned my back for a split second. The sound of the fall was so loud that my husband who was standing in the kitchen could hear it.
Honestly, I don’t know what I was thinking as it happened twice with two different babies. Oh wait; I wasn’t thinking because I was trying to juggle multiple things at once. It was an accident but the guilt – oh the guilt ate me up. Thank goodness both of them turned out fine with no concussions or broken bones. (more…)
It is mid-July and we are in the heart of winter. I must admit that I am finding it extremely difficult to get out of bed in the morning. My warm bed just seems so inviting compared to the grey and freezing weather outside. Despite the cold and rainy weather; winter is my favourite season – probably because I was born in June. One of the 12 reasons I love winter so much is the cosy comforts that comes with it.
Also if you know me, you will know that I don’t find it delightful to go out and drive anywhere at night time during winter. Therefore I don’t over-commit myself with social events that is scheduled in the evening as I prefer staying indoors. Winter allows me to slow down and in the process restores my mind, body and soul. After all that is why it is called the Hibernation season. (more…)
COMIC CON Africa welcomes first kid-focused convention in Africa – KIDSCON!
The highly anticipated Comic Con Africa 2019 welcomes the youngest member of the family to its spectacular four day offering; KidsCon! Get ready for the most exciting family-friendly, kids-oriented convention! As the first and entirely Kid focused convention in Africa; KidsCon is taking the term ‘fun and games’ to the next level by empowering kids to be expressive and embrace their individuality. (more…)