Often Fysh asks about what would happen if there was an apocalypse, be it by zombie or something else thanks to all the dystopian themed movies (also, it probably doesn't help that my paranoid overly prepared stepfather has a garage full of supplies for when if it happens). There are a lot of things that I've learned over the years thanks to either a parent or a stranger that school never taught me but that's come in REALLY handy and has impressed someone / saved my life and would definitely come...

We were playing with a bracelet I got from Jill from JamTarts a few years back, the ends link together with magnets and Fysh was testing their strength. Trying to see through how much paper they would stick, watching them pull towards each other. Then I found one with that pushes the other away and he was fascinated. I think we forget how small things like that are actually really delightful and  interesting and that just playing with them teaches us about physics. That's the one thing I have...

We live not too far away from a school, actually we're about 12 houses away, so there are kids that come past us daily. Fysh was outside playing with the woof and got chatting to some of the kids. One came to visit and they ended up chatting for a while and then watching something on the tablet till I asked G to please go home in case his mother was worried where he is and bring her details so I can let her know next time. Today him...

The Person is the most damn patient and quietly persistent person I have ever met. He's done so many things to help out and for a long time I resisted because "my life is fine stop trying to change it" but here and there I started giving in. And it's funny how things happen like that, you start changing one small thing here and there and the ripple effect is tremendous. I started forcing myself to disconnect and go to bed earlier than usual, whether or not I had...

I have tried growing plants for ages and yet somehow I always end up killing them. Fysh seems good at it though and his little birthday seeds are growing fabulously. Soon we'll have a whole herb garden and spinach and carrots. He wants to try strawberries and tomatoes as well so I'll be getting him seeds next week. Succulents though, these I seem to be able to keep alive and grow pretty well! Probably because they only need to be watered once a week and thrive on sun and...

When Fysh held up a suurtjie for me to nosh on yesterday and asked what they are called in English I honestly had no idea. None whatsoever. Blank page there. We spent summers on the West Coast with my grandparents so I've grown up with suurtjies, picking them and rinsing them off then pulling all the faces as you get that sour taste when you chew on them. They're gorgeous and tasty but what else? They're a weed, I know that. They're the one mom always said it's okay...

  Fysh caught a cold or something last week (can I blame socializing at the gym? I guess it's a good thing though) and has had a miff wet cough and he has been waking me up in the evenings with it. I know it's not his fault but holy crap I am exhausted! My whole carefully cultivated work schedule is in sy moer because I simply can't get up and at em at 6am when I've had hardly any sleep in the evening. Which is terrible because I worked...

Who is a daughter of the forest? She is the girl who goes hiking in a dress, not because she is impractical, but because she is perfectly at home among the wild shadows. The forest daughter is that grown woman who comes home with pine cones in her purse. She’s probably got a stash of creek rocks somewhere, or a few favorite leaves drying on her porch. She goes on vacation and brings home a birch bark curl, a grey fuzzle of arctic moss, a delicate fern or wildflower pressed between the...

Fysh wanted pancakes yesterday but we were house sitting and I couldn't find all the things we needed so I promised that we could have some today. But standing in the kitchen exhausted I really couldn't be arsed to stand there making damn pancakes the whole time so instead I cheated and went with what I thought would be the quicker option - waffles. But of course you can't just give a kid who asked for pancakes waffles, because obviously they aren't the same thing. So I pulled out...

Fysh might be pretty obsessed with unicorns but he has an even bigger love for wolves. Dogs in general, huskies above all breeds but wolves the best. And as it turns out that despite being the notorious villain of fables and fairy stories for centuries they are high intelligent and sociable animals that have done rather little to warrant it's vicious beast reputation. Five Fabulous Facts : Wolves have about 200 million scent cells. Humans have only about 5 million. Wolves can smell other animals more than one mile (1.6 kilometers)...