Hout Bay Saturday market has launched a new kids program that they've dubbed ‘Young Saturdays’ - which will keep the kids entertained while we relax and browse all the stalls trying not to buy all the amazing things. Each Saturday will see a face painter and clown, balloon animals and art (all free of charge!) and every Saturday will have a different theme and form of entertainment. This Saturday, the kids will be entertained by magician Jacques le Sueur. Other activities this September in case you can't make it this...

When I'm down I tend to go for comfort foods, things like a pot of pasta, chips, you know what I'm talking about right? Today I wanted that. I wanted to order in pizza and coke, I wanted to just sit and eat and be alone. But I always hate myself after it and I'm tired of myself hating myself. The kitchen is pretty bare, I had planned on going shopping today but I got 3 hours max sleep last night which doesn't help the emotional exhaustion so...

she was not fragile like a flower; she was fragile like a bomb.   I feel like this quote pretty much sums up my life. Particularly at the moment, I've been holding on and I'm so scared I just explode into pink mist and evaporate to nothingness. Yesterday was a shitty day, perhaps it was too much sun (me and the sun, we are not friends) or it was the overload of socializing. Either way I didn't want to do anything, I spent most of the day cuddling with Fysh and...

Crazy lady (as Fysh calls her) won free entrance for her and a bunch of friends to The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers (an animal free circus) that's in Stellenbosch at the moment and The Person, Fysh and I got to tag along. Ever heard of those gypsy carnivals you hear about that would roll into town, set up on a field, all the staff sleep in tents and caravans and then they pack up one night and are gone? Well they did so great trying to recreate them! And yes, they actually...

If you missed it : Sir Hamilton McFluffykins pulled a Harry Houdini and escaped from his wonderful habitat on Tuesday and we've been searching for the fluffy guy but to no avail. I'd pretty much given up and explained to Fysh that the probability of us finding him was slim to none due to the feral cats we have here that eat everything (yes everything, they even scavenge my fruit and veg!). Well Wednesday night rolled around and here I am heading to the loo before bed (note that...

Fysh is well mannered, he really is as awesome as he sounds here, we never dealt with the terrible two's or the threenager ages and he only ever threw a tantrum in the shop once but eight has brought on a kid I don't know so well. He's still very polite, clever, grateful for even the small things and quirky but in between that I'm seeing things like talking back and the more recent - LYING TO ME! I mean it's small things, like telling me how the food...

This is a more controversial post than I'm generally used to writing and I know there will probably be people who have nasty things to say but it's constantly on my mind so fuck it...

I'm trying to think why we haven't done this one before, you know with the whole unicorns and mermaids obsession in this house and what not. Ooh mermaids will have to be another one hahaha. Unicorns are mythical of course, but that doesn't mean they haven't had a large impact on history. Also don't tell my child they aren't real because he will argue it until you believe him. I'm okay with that. Rather unicorns than bloody Stampylongnose or whatever he's called. Man that guy's voice grates me. Thought I'd...

We're on week two of this whole "being more active" thing and last week showed a few cm's down which is of course a bonus and fantastic motivation to keep at it. It really does help getting a few people in on it with you to help motivate each other. Sometimes we talk more kak than anything else but we always check in and see how the water intake is going, share interesting recipes and keep each other's spirits up when it's been a particularly tough day. Because...

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...