Month: June 2019

Vindoux Guest Farm: A charming little treasure

vindoux guest farm charming little treasure

With the majestic Saronsberg Mountains as the picturesque backdrop; you will find Vindoux Guest Farm, a charming little treasure.  Located just 5km from the main road of the small town of Tulbagh and a 90 minute drive from Cape Town.

If you are looking for peace and tranquillity; this family-owned guest farm is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. A working farm owned by Roy and Irene Ashurst; their son, Thomas Ashurst, daughter, Sophie du Toit and her husband, Driaan du Toit. Vindoux is approximately 22 hectares and boasts fruit orchards, vineyards and an organic vegetable garden. Here the family also produce their own craft beer and gin as well as fynbos infused beauty products which you will find in the luxurious onsite day spa. Find out more about these products in my review on the spa. (more…)


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Rejuvenating Experience at Vindoux Day Spa

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If you are looking for a rejuvenating experience then you need to visit Vindoux Day Spa.  During our stay at Vindoux Guest Farm, I was spoiled with a complimentary pamper session at Vindoux’s Day Spa. It was exactly what I needed to unwind and de-stress.

Owned by Sophie du Toit; it provides the perfect atmosphere for total mental and physical rejuvenation.  Located on the premises of the guest farm it offers patrons as well as outside visitors a unique spa experience. (more…)


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The ripple effect of grief

ripple effect of grief

It has been eleven weeks since my father passed away. The phone calls and messages have stopped. No more flowers, cards and visits.  In fact, life has returned to normal as if nothing happened. However, my father’s death did happen which caused a ripple effect of grief.

Life as I’ve known it before 6 April 2019 will never be the same again.  Removing one person from a family unit which has always been a supportive structure; changes the entire dynamics. Although our family structure is not falling apart; the foundation has slight cracks. Perhaps those who don’t have that kind of unit won’t understand. (more…)


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Book Review: Disrupt Yourself Or Be Disrupted

book review disrupt yourself or be disrupted

Nobody likes to be disrupted. In fact it is an unwelcome occurrence that can derail one’s life completely. It causes pain, feelings of rejection and failure. And only when this disruption occurs we either fall apart or start seeking change to start afresh. This is exactly what my latest book review is about.  Nicky Verd’s book Disrupt Yourself or be Disrupted addresses the fundamentals needed to reinvent and disrupt yourself in order to stay abreast in a technological driven world. (more…)


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DIY Project: Old School Desk Revamp

diy project old school desk revamp

We picked up two old school desks a few years ago. Dumped in the trash when they were rebuilding one of the schools in our neighbourhood.  After giving it a good clean up and varnish we placed it in our daughters’ rooms.  Which served a good purpose.  Fast forward 10 years later and my eldest daughter, Lea has outgrown her desk. Initially I was going to get rid of it as it looked a bit distressed.  At the end I decided not to chuck it as there are certain things my family and I just hold onto. It crossed my mind to do a DIY project and give this old school desk a revamp but never got so far to actually doing it. (more…)


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