We sent out invitations for Fysh's birthday a while back. 45 invitations sent. Because the more the merrier and we love throwing parties so go all out come birthday. (His birthday anyway, I've had too many shitty birthdays people have forgotten.) Of the 45 only 14 RSVP'd and then when I asked people to please confirm attendance because we personalise the take home bags and I need to know food wise how to care only 3 people responded.  THREE fucking people out of 45 were civilised enough to respond....

As you can see my mama has this huge granadilla creeper all along the side of the garage and every year it produces so many fruits she gives a lot away.  Yesterday she and Fysh decided to make use of some of them and made an old South African koek resep saved from my great grams days. It's originally written in Afrikaans so I'll translate it for you. Because a slice was saved for me and it is seriously worth sharing. Nom  You'll need for the cake itself   4 extra large...

Facebook memories reminded me that 9 years ago I was in Germany partying in the forest and having no damn care in the world. My biggest problem was deciding what book to read in the miniscule book store with their pathetic English section and which gellato to try next and how to survive work with no sleep because you partied till dawn in heels higher than your standards.  Now I worry about how I'm going to pay my electricity bill and where in going to get the cash to...

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At 14:14 on August 6th 2009 a new soul came into the world and he took over my life like a hurricane through a trailer park, turning it upside down and throwing plans in every direction.  Another thing affected is friendships, storms are great for setting who will stick with you through it. Many come and go but those that stay...

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...