• Chocolate Caramel Peppermint Crisp Cups

    chocolate caramel peppermint crisp cups

    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. View Post

    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. View Post

    10 Affordable and Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas

    10 Affordable Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas

    There are some of us who can afford to purchase expensive gifts for our loved ones and friends; and then there are others who simply can’t afford to splurge. Christmas is a time for giving but not at the expense of getting yourself into debt and being cash strapped come January.  Let’s face it this year has been tough on consumers.  But hey, don’t allow the economy to be the Grinch who spoils your Christmas. Giving doesn’t have to be extravagant and cost a fortune.  However do put some thought into your gift giving. Allow me to share 10 Affordable and Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas that won’t break your budget. View Post

    My most disfavored small talk question

    disfavored small talk question

    You know that awkward feeling when you meet someone for the first time. That feeling when you suddenly need to step out of your shell and fill the air with some chitchat. Now here’s the thing, making small talk to cut through the stiff atmosphere is common. We all do it – right. Ok perhaps not all, unless you hide in a corner to avoid people entirely – but most of us do. So here is what really gets my goat; when someone start a conversation and immediately revert to my least favourite question.

    And that question is “What do you do?”

    Somehow that is the first default question that tends to pop out of people’s mouths. To me it is an immediate conversation killer and it is not a question I find welcoming.

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    Happily even after | 14 years of marriage and still relevant

    happily 14 years marriage relevant

    Today, my husband and I celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary.

    I can say with assurance that we are no longer the same two people who made our vows in front of family and friends 14 years ago. We’ve grown together in so many ways. And looking back over the past 14 years, our relationship has transformed so much.

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