For this project you will need 1 ball each of dk yarn in your choice of colours – I chose 3 and alternated them every 2 rows but you could have as many or as few as you wish. 1 crochet hook size 4mm a large eyed yarn needle to sew up the side at the end ** This tutorial uses US crochet terminology cause it’s what I taught myself with. Let’s get started! Note: rows 1 and 2 form the ripple shape and rows 3-6 are the pattern repeat. I changed colour every 2 rows in...

I don't know if you know this but Spier has a "secret" market the last Saturday of every month and they theme them and then go all out at making it a really great market. From free wine, kids play areas the lot. This month was the harvest festival and they out did themselves. Sack racing, barrel rolling, grape stomping, brätwurst, home made pomegranate ginger beer, cheeses galore, fresh fruits and vegetables. It was bliss! AND I got to do something new today! I made a wreath out of...

We're road tripping it today and that means we definitely need some country music! I dare you not to be able to turn it up and shake your ass to it :P Yes, yes I know I was born in the wrong part of the world...

There are people who have for the past several years proved that they are assholes one event after the next and you'd think I'd have learned this by now and accepted it and yet I just got burned so bad yet again and stupidly it hurts even though I should have expected it. Am just glad that it seems nurture took precedence over genetics in our situation and he hasn't inherited said asshole gene that seems to run so strongly in that family. I feel so dumb for letting their pettiness...

I am horrible with putting together snacks to eat during the day and don't get me started on packing lunch boxes - I am so glad we homeschool now! But the lovely peeps and CNC foods make all this so much easier woohoo! They have you sorted from nuts and dried fruit to sweets and cheese and meats. Oh, and they deliver! Go figure that I would find their Food Fantasy range and on it I found those heart sweets and fruit pastilles at a fraction of the cost I've ever...

So it was our 2 year anniversary on Saturday. TWO YEARS?! What the hell? Where has time gone? And we decided that the most romantic way to celebrate was by watching Dead Pool...

I’ve been blogging for 10 years (joh!) this year and 5 of those ten years I’ve been doing book reviews. In that time I’ve made really great friends and a lot of those friends are authors. When you get to really know published authors you get to learn all about the stuff that readers don’t know they worry about like how much they actually make on a book, the publish process and then their biggest deal > trying to get readers to actually leave reviews. And that’s where you are...

I think that PnP read my post about how not to talk to clients and took it a step too far. Have you heard about the incident? Here's a quick run down > a mother was shopping at Pick n Pay with her baby and 8 year old, she accidentally forgot to pay for a can of coffee that was at the bottom of the pram, she realised the mistake and went back to pay for it where the manager pulled her out of the queue and had her...

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious,...

  I wasn't going to get involved but I changed my mind. Greenlydia, a very good SM friend turned real life friend who you'll know cause we wrote a book together (and just cause she's fucking awesome) has a blog where she writes about her travels, reviews things and just talks about life. Well very recently she and her person took a trip and visited a restaurant called The Colonial in Magaliesburg (she lives on the other side of SA) and was met with an unfortunately pitiful experience. Giving them every opportunity to...