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Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens

Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens

Apparently Stellenbosch has botanical gardens! I had no idea until yesterday when I had to meet my mama there to get Fysh’s laptop charger. It’s so green! Okay I guess that’s a given considering the name but I mean REALLY green. The grass is so […]

things pottery has taught me

things pottery has taught me

We spent NY at a farm up the way from us and to deal with the large amount of people I don’t know I always take something with that can keep me busy in case I feel uncomfortable. This time I grabbed a little slab […]

I am grateful for… true love

I am grateful for… true love

My person bought me a Harry Potter planner last year as a gift for doing so well in my exams. Originally I had planned on doing everything completely digital this year – saving paper and all that – but I mean come on, it’s Harry […]

Sunday waffles are the best waffles

Sunday waffles are the best waffles

Across the railway is a “little” garage station. But it’s not your usual garage station store vibes at all. They don’t even have those 3am hangover pies! No seriously. It’s called Zettlers and it consists mainly of imported sweets, overpriced tourist goods and the odd […]

Nothing to say but all the words

Nothing to say but all the words

I want to say that nothing remarkable has happened and that’s why we’ve been quiet but the honest truth is that I am generally just too damn tired and have no motivation these days. My essays for assignments are long so by the time I’m […]

Small Business Support

Small Business Support

Last year I posted about how you can support small businesses instead of going directly to the big shops last minute over the holidays and I want to remind you why and how to support them before I start showcasing my favourites. For me it’s […]

Reflecting on my first year of University

Reflecting on my first year of University

I’ve successfully survived an entire year of being at university and have just registered successfully for this year and yet it still feels so surreal to admit that I’m a university student. It just doesn’t feel real at all. Is that strange? Does anyone else […]

Thank you 2018

Thank you 2018

I wasn’t going to do a reflection post but then I browsed through my instagram and realised just how much happened in 2018 and how much we survived/accomplished and that should be documented because it means we have a 100% survival rate so far. A […]

Happy Birthday Mickey! [giveaway]

Happy Birthday Mickey! [giveaway]

Okay so now that I’ve got that stuck in your head… (you can thank me later) let’s get to what this post is really about. MICKEY MOUSE IS 90 YEARS OLD ! And man he looks good for someone almost a century old don’t you […]

A sky full of wishes

A sky full of wishes

The last meteor shower I saw was the eta aquaria one when we went camping in the Karoo specifically to see it as a birthday gift. Tonight we can all watch another one. If you’re willing to stay up past midnight like us. I’m rather […]

Questions to ask your kid that aren’t “how was your day”

Questions to ask your kid that aren’t “how was your day”

  Fysh loves being asked questions, maybe cause he loves talking so much?  Who knows. But ever since he was little, or at least since he started talking, he’s always wanted me to ask him questions and he often asks random ones back. His favourites […]

Small Business Saturday – The beginning

Small Business Saturday – The beginning

This time of year is hard AF for small business owners because while people are happy to spout the “support local/small businesses” that tends to be nothing more than say say when the festive season rolls around and they head directly for the big companies […]

Life lessons from the Sorting Hat

Life lessons from the Sorting Hat

I fall asleep listening to Stephen Fry read me an HP book every night, it’s the only way I can fall asleep, one of my quirks and why I have my own room cause M falls asleep to the sound of nothingness. The movies are […]

Currently | November Twenty-Eighteen

Currently | November Twenty-Eighteen

We are 4 Friday’s away from xmas. FOUR. Damn this year just slid on right by us. And today I wrote my last exam of the year so just like that my first year is done, now we just wait for results eep! [wc_row] [wc_column […]

Dear Bullies…

Dear Bullies…

This post title has been sitting void of words in my drafts folder since September. I keep logging in to actually write it and I think it’s the main reason I stopped posting for so long even though I keeping saying it’s just because of […]

VOX by Christine Dalcher

VOX by Christine Dalcher

While not a psychological thriller (I don’t think it’s listed as that) this might have been one of my scarier reads for this year. I love a good dystopian read but while most of them feel like they could be a farfetched possibility, reading this […]

Assignments and statistics

Assignments and statistics

I have a module this semester that seriously sucks, I know that last semester I said that Business English is the worst but I’d do it again if I could give Social Dimensions of Justice back! It’s made up of long essay assignments where most […]

The Creakers – Tom Fletcher

The Creakers – Tom Fletcher

My taste in books seems to have massive leaps between genre’s the only ones I can never get into are period/war type novels. Lately it’s more YA and psychological but I got The Creakers by Tom Fletcher a while back and it’s what I grabbed […]

Flowercrowns and Treatment

Flowercrowns and Treatment

Did you know that if you added up all the patients with rare diseases you would have more people than all of those with cancer and AIDS combined? That’s a lot of people without support because rare diseases aren’t as funded for treatments as Cancer […]

The life-changing magic of not giving a fuck | Sarah Knight

The life-changing magic of not giving a fuck | Sarah Knight

I can’t recommend reading this book enough, it’s fantastic. It really is brilliant. I think this woman speaks directly to my brain, all her books do. I’ve been hooked on her books since Jonathan Ball Publishers sent me the Get Your Shit Together Journal to […]