We had the most epic press drop full of farm goodness. There was cake flour and brown flour and really epic cookies and of course PASTA! I know that we shouldn't eat pasta. Or at least in moderation but we are a pasta household as it's cost effective and filling and you can make SO many different dishes out of it. The Nature's Farm pasta (and other goods) are available at pnp and with their gorgeous packaging you really can't miss them, they do stand out (in a good way)....

I met Cindi via our online boook club when we had an event for authors where each author was given a day to take over and promote their book by doing a giveaway or interview or whatever. I won a copy of her book A Piece of My Heart which you really need to read.  Anyway, we got to chatting and bonded over books and crocheting and her really awesome stew and she's seriously awesome. She just so happens to have two kidlets one of which is only a few days...

10 years ago I became eligible to vote. That's a pretty big deal right? I guess it should be but A) I've never felt fully like I belong in SA  B) I fucking hate politics and C) fuck I had a and now I can't think of it.  I'm not an ostrich, these days you really can't be unless you're not on social media  and we all know I'm on there all the time plus I happen to be dating someone who stayed up past midnight following the brexit...

Earlier this year we had to have our beautiful border collie put down. Joonbug was a rescue we got shortly after moving into our home, it's a big house and I wanted the safety of a dog. Well it turned out she definitely wasn't much of a watch dog (she was actually a scaredy cat and the first storm we had her nearly gave me a heart attack when she tried to climb through the burglar bars to get into my room and thus became an inside dog)...

Most of you know I've been having phone issues for a while now where it switches off as it wants and doesn't support most apps (because the ios doesn't upgrade higher than 7).  It got progressively worse till a point last week where it  decided it doesn't recognise an original cable anymore which means no charging unless you pull it out and plug it back in half a dozen times and then the same while it's charging (oddly enough it charged fine in the car). So Friday  my...

My dad posted this on FB and apparently it was written by Thor Harris from Monofonuspress.com but it's so good I can't not share. It's so damn honest, blunt and to the point. Something I think we need to print out and keep somewhere we can see often as a bloody good reminder. Also, I'm wondering if this guy might be one of my dad's offspring or past students cause he sounds like a carbon copy of the sailor I grew up with. Or maybe I'm just such a hippy I...

Fysh can only have dairy in small amounts and also not after lunch but he's been asking for pancakes and seeing as my car died (battery) and we couldn't get to the shop to get stuff for dinner I dug around and found we have everything but milk for the pancakes. So I altered the recipe a bit and VOILA! Tasty, fluffy pancakes. (If you're american, I'm talking about crepes...

Fysh caught a bug earlier in the week that according to the Cape Town gov website is apparently going around (how do we the hermits catch a bug?!) and we all know how lovely it is to clean up someone else's vomit...

Every year in January since Typo opened up by us I mission and buy one of their cute A6 diaries when they go on the 50% sale. This year they didn't have that sale and so I waited a little longer but they never had it and at some point I sort of forgot about it and decided to try the whole phone calendar thing instead. Seems I am a very complicated and hypocritical person (not that we didn't know this before) and even though I'm all for saving...

I have been feeling like cookies for a while now so though screw it let's make some! Dug out a recipe I got from my great grandma :) You'll need: 250g butter 150g sugar 5ml Vanilla Essence 1 can condensed milk 4 x 250 ml  Cake Flour 10ml Baking Powder Cream butter and sugar until soft and creamy, beat in vanilla essence and condensed milk. Gradually add sifted flour and baking powder until mixture is a firm but workable dough. If mixture is very stiff do not add all the flour. Bake at...