So next month is my birthday - Hells yeah!!! And to top that off it's my crown birthday! (I turn 28 on the 28th in case you don't know what a crown birthday is). I have a love hate relationship with birthdays though, I love them and throwing a big themed party makes me super happy but for some reason usually only 2 people show up for it, nope I'm not kidding, I blogged about it last year. Anyway, that aside, I still love it and still try do something...

I don't post "beauty posts" often but I needed to tell you about this so bare with me. I've been hearing about shampoo bars for ages now and I keep meaning to get myself one from Lush but it's such a mission to get there and I don't like to buy stuff unless I know what it smells like which means buying online isn't really an option. So when I somehow ended up at Canal Walk and we happened across the Lush store there and I braved the sense overload and decided that...

My friendling is still visiting which puts me in a REALLY great mood even though sadly she's heading back to Namibia tomorrow. There are a lot of shops here that they don't have in Walvis Bay so we went on a mission to visit them and find her some slippers. Now madam has paws, she's a size 8 or 9 and I realised how hard it was for her to find something comfortable that actually fit so I offered to crochet her a pair instead. We got some...

We've been plotting something for a while now and I haven't been allowed to blog about it cause the person involved reads my blog but I can finally let the cat out the bag!!! Nadré and I met and became instant friends 19 years ago in Walvis Bay when we were cute little blonde kidlets in pigtails with a penchant for causing chaos and starting fires. We lost touch for a while when I moved away but thanks to Facebook we connected again and picked up right where we...

Dear Future me, I'm posting this because hopefully at some point it'll pop up in your timeline again and you'll be able to appreciate all you have so much more because you know where you've been and what you've come from...

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...