Well that's actually new boot. Singular. As in a moonboot.  Note to self > running in an empty damn with flip flops on is a shitty idea and also broken big toes don't heal properly or on their own if you don't slow the fuck down and let them.  No more running attempts or kicking my bag for a while. Got to cancel that hike as well. Le sigh.   At least my hands are fine so I can still crochet orders.  Been a quiet on here cause I haven't had much...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="15783" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="http://mischiefmanaged.co.za"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="15784" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]This was my first Harlan Coben book and I'm not sure why I haven't heard about him before, being an 8 times New York bestseller and all you'd think I'd know but somehow he slipped past my radar. Thankfully Penguin Books tapped me on the shoulder and introduced us with an ARC of Fool Me Once! I love thrillers thrown into my usual mix and this piece of work by Coben is pure genius. Fool Me Once is a tale of a disgraced...

The Fysh is pretty creative in the kitchen an tonight I let him be in charge and so he presents to you "butternut pizza".  (His version isn't vegan and because this is his recipe I wasn't allowed to share mine but you can easily adjust it to be by swapping the mince out for cauliflower mash "meat balls" instead) First you cut a hole in the butternut patties. Save the insides because you're going to grate them and then add them to your meatballs (that was my sneaky / clever...

Wiggly teeth are becoming a thing in this house and while he was with granny this weekend the Fysh lost tooth number two! The tooth faerie didn't have time to prep and put together a little gift so she left him R10 which he added to some other monies and used it to buy a pack of bacon (definitely not raising a vegan hahaha).  You honestly don't realise how fast time actually goes buy until you have a kid. They're proof life might be the longest thing we do but...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Person's car is still in George so he's taking the train to us not the weekends which means we're figuring out which trains are closest etc, it also means we've realised that rail in SA needs some SERIOUS upgrades. But there is a station right across from Grand West Casino so on Friday we met him there and then stayed and frolicked around Snow World! Yup, SNOW WORLD! You read right. If you didn't know they're here don't fret cause I...

Recently I posted a sneak peek of a logo I was working on and now I can reveal what it was all about. My gorgeous friend Emy has launched a fantastic new lifestyle subscription box > The Belle Box! The difference between this box and others is it isn't simply a beauty box, it's a lifestyle box which means people like me can get in on it and enjoy it as well. this months box has something for me, something for Fysh and something for mama to enjoy. That's...

HIIT is all the hype lately, well not in SA, in SA it's all about crossfit but according to a survey conducted by The American College of Sports Medicine, it’s one of the two top fitness trends. HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is a technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active (Like walking to the next station or stretching) recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time. A...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]A while back we got sent a box full of packed paper bags marked days 1 through to 20, sounds ominous right? Well actually it's pretty much a life savour in a box really!!![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="transparent" thickness="20"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="15722" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Now thankfully (maybe) we homeschool so I don't have to do the early wake up and stress about lunch boxes and getting the kid dressed in the...

Occasionally I have left over cake pieces (SAY WHAT?!) yes, it happens, sometimes there's left over when you trim a cake, when kids don't eat it all or even when cats eat half and you have to retake it so you have half a cake that's fine. Anyway, occasionally I have said cake, what do you do with it? We can't throw it away, sacrilege. So we make grown up cake! Yeah, it's okay for kids as well if you're okay with them having a bit of rum,...

You'll remember that back in 2014 I lost weight. A LOT of it and I was able to maintain it for a while and then I was injured which meant no gym and that combined with meds that had a lovely side effect of severe weight gain, meat eating coupled with excuses and shit like that brings you to me now. Fat, overweight bordering obese if not, bad cholesterol and struggling to stay cheery while I feel my weight hindering me and anything I try do. When we were...