I had the pleasure of meeting Jess at a media launch a few years back and I'm so glad we've stayed in touch, she's an amazing person to follow and despite the hiccups and things thrown at her she always manages to get back up. A wonderful and strong lady am glad to say I know x When were you diagnosed? I have been diagnosed numerous times over the years by many doctors, but my last diagnoses was in 2013 after landing in hospital after an extreme panic attack that...

Thanks to social media I met an amazing woman years ago, sadly she lives on the other side of the country and somehow we've just never been able to meet up but today it happened! Today I finally got to meet the wonderful person behind The Blessed Barrenness and she's as awesome in person as she is online. More so actually! And guess what? No awkward moments haha. Sad I'm missing out on ladies night with her and all the other bloggers tonight but in the same sense...

I don't know if you know this yet but Canal Walk it's up to it's usual holiday tricks and has fun for the kids in the centre court again, for the boys there's a Nerf Blasters section where they get to pick out their own Nerf Blasters and try shoot at targets in a zombie and for the girls there's a My Little Pony stand where they can colour in, get fake tattoos, make bracelets and dress up ponies. Of course if you're raising a Brony like I...

I attended my first wedding in a very long time as nothing more than an attendee. I honestly can't remember the last time that has happened, I usually go as a photographer or bridesmaid so this was really nice, I got to show up and just enjoy other peoples company (well kinda, once the rum kicked in) instead of running around making sure everything is in order and I'm getting all the right shots. It was a dress up wedding, honky tonk/1930's so everyone came donning their cowboy hats,...

I met Lizanne from clayjarpeople (and here) years ago on twitter and she's great, for the first time this year though I got to meet her in person and she's even better, she totes get's the awkwardness and doesn't make you keep up conversation if you don't want to. I'm glad I got to properly meet her before they relocated to New Zealand though the move has meant I got an awesome parcel from across the waters haha. Here's her story, share the love, leave a comment and be supportive <3 What...

A while back I mentioned that I went to the launch of the Real Food, Healthy, Happy Children - the low carb solution for the whole family book by Kath Megaw. A lot of people are doing the low carb thing lately (I've been trying but pasta...

Click on the chapters to read if you are not up to date. Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8 I finish off the email to my editor and hit send, I sit back and stretch my arms up above my head, clicking my back and neck as I do so. I'm pretty proud of myself, for all the writing I've been able to do the last two weeks. I've actually finished the first draft of my book, okay mostly because I haven't been able to sleep much...

Not so long ago we did a styled shoot with Lauren Pretorius Photography, well Fysh did it. He had a blast and I'm so in love with the photos. He's really into fishing and we have a veld with a river pretty much in our backyard so we packed up some equipment and missioned down to take some photos. Lauren decided they should be done around sunset and despite it being cold and a bit windy I think she picked out the perfect time. Here are some of my...

I met Mia at her birthday earlier this year (I think, time is weird to me) via The Person, well he was invited but I tagged along and I'm glad I did. She's an amazing woman and has recently-ish opened up a second hand bookshop...

The days have passed without me realising them. Sure I get up in the mornning and go to bed at night but they seem to blur into one another. I actually had to ask the delivery man this morning what day it was so that I could sign for it. I look over at it now sitting there on the table, I haven't had a chanec to open it yet but maybe it's more that I haven't gotten the courage to open it yet. I'm in a strange...