GWK LAUNCHES OLD MACDONALD HAS A FARM

GWK launches old macdonald has a farm

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…)


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Daughter of mine; you’re officially a teenager

daughter officially teenager

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…)


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How we made it to 15 years of marriage

15 years marriage

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…)


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Eat Restaurant at Perdeberg

eat restaurant perdeberg

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…)


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Falls, bumps, bruises and skinned knees

childhood encompasses falls bumps bruises skinned knees

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…)


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12 Reasons I Love Winter

12 reasons I love winter

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…)


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Press Release: SOUTH AFRICA WELCOMES KIDSCON 2019

press release South Africa wedomes kidscon 2019

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…)


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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

rejuvenating experience vindoux day spa

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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