We all got some really shitty news today. A fucking oompa loompa has been voted into the oval office because apparently orange is the new black and Americans are more offended by emails than by racism, sexism, bigotry and xenophobia. Hitler 2.0 cause it was so successful the first time round...

I absolutely adore the holiday season. I start watching the hallmark Christmas movies now already and often start reading the Christmas themed books in July haha.  It might be because when we were little, no matter how shitty things were going for my parents they always made it the most special time for us. We would always spend it at my grandparents who lived at the Cape Columbine lighthouse in Paternoster (grampa was a lighthouse keeper) so the holidays would start with a road trip from Lüderitz all the way...

Every damn day since the day I found out I was pregnant my life has been wracked with doubt.  Doubt about whether I'm eating right, sleeping enough, holding him properly, feeding him enough etc...

Summer in SA is HOT! And with the spring flowers coming and going earlier than usual this year it's a good indication that we're going to have a lot of tweets and posts about how we're dying of the heat. And I don't know about you but I don't do very well with the summer heat. In fact ,you want to know something really funny? Despite being a South African raised in Namibia I actually have a sun allergy. Yup, not kidding. I found out when I was living in...

Fysh is ALWAYS HUNGRY! I swear he has worms (he doesn't, we do the deworm thing often as we have pets) and most of the time I'm hearing "do we have anything sweet in the house?" which of course we don't most of the time because we tend to eat it soon as we get it - we really are horrid at keeping things for later haha. We save quite a bit by doing our shopping on a Wednesday when food lovers does their Wacky Wednesday Specials which means...

We (read Fysh) had the time of our lives at Bugz Play Park yesterday. It's sort of like a Ratanga minus the lengthy walk between each attraction and minus the creepy abandoned city vibes. Aimed at kids from about 2 to 12 and big bonus is they're open Monday to Sunday 9 to 5 (price list is here) not only school holidays! It was everything from water attractions, horses, play kitchens, divine food, party areas and a fun indoor spot for the toddles. Oh and clean bathrooms. Ah that makes my...

I used to cut and I have many scars (most now covered with ink) marking many difficult times. I've had several tattooos done over the years here and there and then I met Clint. I had him help cover the scars with ink that's meaningful to me and he decided to take me on as a project of sorts, or so I joke. They need things done around the shop occasionally like filling, social media management etc and I need ink so we barter exchange and now when I'm going...

A while back this lovely lady I know decided to write a book on how to survive the first 1000 days of owning your own business based on her own experience and success.  I really love that she decided to share her knowledge and how she writes about succeeding as a boss woman while being a mom at the same time. Bloody inspirational and it's made me reassess how I run things and decide to give this business of mine another shot. Because yeah, I was ready to take...

A friendling of mine and her family headed away for the weekend and needed a house sitter and of course I jumped at the opportunity because not only did it mean a weekend away it also meant a weekend away on a farm estate and who wouldn't want that after the shitty week we'd had. Picture fresh air, fields, horses...

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