Last week I mentioned that the Bay Harbor Market in Hout Bay now has something called Kids Saturday's where you can browse the stalls while the kids are entertained by the activity of the day, the face painter and jojo the clown. So we took a road trip out to the republic of Hout Bay and had a look for ourselves at what the fuss is all about. Today was Pizza making! There were rollers and dough with all sorts of toppings set up for the kids so they...

It's summer which means those crappy little flying creepy crawlies are coming out, or I should rather say coming IN. And of course with the drought it's even worse as they're trying to find any food source and water available to them. Spiders I can deal with, they at least eat the mosquitoes that come with living near a vlei. But roaches? I just can't deal. They make me feel dirty and itchy and I constantly feel like they're crawling on me the moment I see one even...

We were invited by the V&A Waterfront to a mom and kid day and man oh man did we have a fantastic day! I'm actually not sure which of us had more fun to be honest, but I'm sure Fysh will argue that it was him (and my feet might agree as they are complaining about trying to keep up with him!) Our day started with lunch at Col'Caccio, I was a little worried because being a vegan eating at any restaurant can be tricky and usually I end...

My cousin was married in Mykonos on a windy but perfect Saturday to her long time person and I got to be there. It was my first wedding where I wasn't the photographer and I struggled to get through the beginning without having something to concentrate on but my cousin looked gorgeous and she radiated happiness which is what counts the most out of everything. She was all smiles and laughter. She did all the decor herself and you could see the effort she put in, it was really...

- GIVEAWAY CLOSED -   Hout Bay Saturday market has launched a new kids program that they've dubbed ‘Young Saturdays’ - which will keep the kids entertained while we relax and browse all the stalls trying not to buy all the amazing things. Each Saturday will see a face painter and clown, balloon animals and art (all free of charge!) and every Saturday will have a different theme and form of entertainment. This Saturday, the kids will be entertained by magician Jacques le Sueur. Other activities this September in case you can't...

When I'm down I tend to go for comfort foods, things like a pot of pasta, chips, you know what I'm talking about right? Today I wanted that. I wanted to order in pizza and coke, I wanted to just sit and eat and be alone. But I always hate myself after it and I'm tired of myself hating myself. The kitchen is pretty bare, I had planned on going shopping today but I got 3 hours max sleep last night which doesn't help the emotional exhaustion so...

she was not fragile like a flower; she was fragile like a bomb.   I feel like this quote pretty much sums up my life. Particularly at the moment, I've been holding on and I'm so scared I just explode into pink mist and evaporate to nothingness. Yesterday was a shitty day, perhaps it was too much sun (me and the sun, we are not friends) or it was the overload of socializing. Either way I didn't want to do anything, I spent most of the day cuddling with Fysh and...

Crazy lady (as Fysh calls her) won free entrance for her and a bunch of friends to The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers (an animal free circus) that's in Stellenbosch at the moment and The Person, Fysh and I got to tag along. Ever heard of those gypsy carnivals you hear about that would roll into town, set up on a field, all the staff sleep in tents and caravans and then they pack up one night and are gone? Well they did so great trying to recreate them! And yes, they actually...

If you missed it : Sir Hamilton McFluffykins pulled a Harry Houdini and escaped from his wonderful habitat on Tuesday and we've been searching for the fluffy guy but to no avail. I'd pretty much given up and explained to Fysh that the probability of us finding him was slim to none due to the feral cats we have here that eat everything (yes everything, they even scavenge my fruit and veg!). Well Wednesday night rolled around and here I am heading to the loo before bed (note that...

Fysh is well mannered, he really is as awesome as he sounds here, we never dealt with the terrible two's or the threenager ages and he only ever threw a tantrum in the shop once but eight has brought on a kid I don't know so well. He's still very polite, clever, grateful for even the small things and quirky but in between that I'm seeing things like talking back and the more recent - LYING TO ME! I mean it's small things, like telling me how the food...