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Facebook reminded me that yesterday marks 4 years of being back on my meds full time. This also means that it's been 4 years of government clinic hours, figuring things out and navigating my way through the system. There are a lot of nay-sayers and people who turn their noses up at public health care because "it's only for the poor" or "but it's so dirty" and the one I've heard so often "the Doctors clearly aren't good enough to work at public hospitals, you shouldn't go there". The thing...

Before I even start this I'm going to let you know that if you use CUPCAKE at checkout your get 10% off the next box you buy ;) cause you're going to want to  use it...

Stephen Fry. A lot can be said from this man who challenges the church, stalks through jungles trying to find endangered species and openly speaks about mental disorder. And he narrates all 7 Harry Potter books...

Fysh read me the cutest book that we got sent - Ella and Owen and the evil pumpkin pie fight - about two little dragon twins who are constantly getting into trouble, this time they stumbled upon a pumpkin king who's body was stolen and they had to help him...

I am seriously late to this whole Wish bandwagon thing but mostly because I really hate waiting - I want next day delivery - and also because my card has issues with online purchases. But I had cash in a PayPal account I couldn't get the money out of so I thought eh, I'll give it a go and sat browsing late one evening because insomnia. A few bloggers have posted and I've seen some rather hilarious Facebook posts from people I know who ordered clothing or cushions etc and...

Last week Hasbro sent us the Nerf Blaster Falconfire from the Nerf N-Strike Elite Accustrike Series. It's actually pretty cool compared to the others (well compared to our other one) as the new range has redesigned bullets that make them shoot further and more accurately which does make shooting down plastic bottles easier, although this means that mom isn't scoring all the points anymore haha. Now, I am not an advocate for guns but I grew up as a kid in the Namibian desert which means I could shoot from...

There's a saying how life is so short and I remember hearing it so often when I was younger. "Enjoy your youth, it goes by so fast" but I always thought that it was such a load of crock because life is the longest damn experience you'll ever have. Now though,  it seems that the closer I get to 30 the quicker time passes by, or maybe it's just that I'm noticing it now. Blink and it's gone. You've missed the moment.  They're walking and talking and that little boy...

Remember when I won a spot to join one of Janine Binneman's jewelry workshops? We had such a fantastic time and even Fysh loved it, mainly because Janine gave him a piece of wax to faff with and keep busy while I was learning all the things (or trying to anyway). Well I got a message saying "your rings are ready" and I was a little confused because I was only getting one, Janine being the magical mermaid she is went over and above and she had turned the...

When the Goodness Gang came out I told y'all how much we loved them and that hasn't changed. Fysh has collected almost each of the gang, just not the carrot - said he looked angry haha. I still love how they promote healthy eating and make it more fun because let's face it, not all kids think broccoli and sweet potato make good movie time snack like mine does. Tomorrow is the last day to collect stickers so we did groceries yesterday to fetch Adam Apple and Bongi Blueberry...

On Monday when I got home from the Dr's Fysh's friends showed up and honestly I just didn't have the energy for everyone so I set up the ice cream maker, lobbed in a can of coconut cream and a can of coconut cream then dug out the awesome Sundae Box from Don't Disturb for them to decorate and keep themselves entertained. It was a winning idea, even though I was stuck with the clean up as usual. Ironically, the episode of Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego we...

There is no doubting the fact that I love reading. It's always been my way to escape to somewhere that is just better than whatever is here. And it's a comfort. An adventure. A way to make new friends and see new worlds without even having to leave the sofa. Lately I've found Fysh reading to himself on occasion without prompting him to! The thing is that if you don't find your love for reading at a young age you're more likely to struggle as an adult which is why...

* winners from last week's FF will be announced on our Facebook page tomorrow so remember to go have a look around lunch-is *  Fysh and I were watching an episode of Where on earth is Carmen Sandiego and one of the facts that popped up during the show was that the Teddy Bear is named  after U.S. President Theodore Rosevelt. Of course we decided to google this to make sure it was actually true cause it's a pretty interesting fact and low and behold it is! In 1902, President Roosevelt...

It's a late night post, or early morning depending on how you want to look at it but my old friend insomnia seems to have returned. You don't have to read this one. If you give it a skip I won't judge you as it's just a random ramble and I'm sort of hoping that if I get a few words out of my head it will help ease the worry a bit and make space for more creativity and oomph. On Wednesday I finally sucked up my pride...

When he was about 2 Fysh tried to climb into my then golf and slipped as it was wet which resulted in a massive bump on his forehead. Today still if you look in the light you'll see there's an actual dent in his forehead. We always laugh at it and say he just wanted to look like Harry Potter ;) Other than that, and a few scraped knees here and there, he hasn't really been one of those kids who need rushing to the hospital like my brother....

Last week Fysh and I packed up our little car and headed off towards Citrusdal for a week of relaxation, hot pools, waterfalls and big green trees at The Baths. Despite it being cut a day short due to the tent we borrowed not being 100% rain proof we had such an absolutely amazing time. I need a better work than amazing because it just isn't enough. We arrived the Sunday and I somehow managed to set up the giant 5 man tent and stoep thing all on my...

Last night the unicorn was invited to go trick or treating at a friends complex, they do it annually and it's so awesome! Our road is too damn religious and racist to even consider letting the kids dress up and ask for candy - it's satan's work you know :/ We were invited on Friday and of course he was at granny (mom says he couldn't stop talking about it) so we didn't really have time to prep an outfit, also I am clearly not that Pinterest mom when...

In celebration of Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok releasing today we've teamed up with Disney Africa to make this week's Fact Friday a little more  exciting ;) I have two hampers worth R400 a hamper containing some awesome Thor : Ragnarok related merchandise including a backpack and card wallet (do you think I could keep one?) I'll admit that I am that person who always mixes up DC and Marvel. Yes I know, I'm a horrible person that should be flogged (and I often get a good talking to from friends), but...

You know what? Friday the 13th can take a back seat, Friday the 13th was FANTASTIC. But today? Friday the 20th? Well from now on I will stay home and switch off all appliances etc and hide from the world on any Friday the 20th. WHAT A DAY. And a really long story that involves having to sort out a warrant for a fine I didn't know about before I could replace my license so that we're good to go for camping on Sunday. Balls. Of course the first thing I...

As you know I've always been on the fence about the whole Santa and Tooth Faerie thing because my parents went all out when we were kids but we just haven't been in the sort of environment where I can really do that for Fysh. I wasn't going to do it at all and but then of course granny brought these things up and he sees it all over the shops etc but the questions of why don't the grownups...