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If depression were a creature I would fucking hunt it

If depression were a creature I would fucking hunt it

In november I found out someone who had a phenomenal impact on me while I was pregnant and during the first few years of Fysh’s life had passed away. It’d been a while since I’d seen her, we kept making plans but something would come […]

Fact Friday – Starfish

Fact Friday – Starfish

Yesterday we headed up to Simons Town to drop my pops off as their finally headed out and making their way up to their final destination – Mozambique. Fysh and I sat around on Adrenalyn while the boys did fuel runs, stocked up on groceries […]

A few things people with depression want you to know

A few things people with depression want you to know

I have several diagnoses, the main one being borderline personality disorder but along with that are the sub-diagnoses that are a little more “common” but still encased in crappy stigma. A while back I made up a list of things that people with anxiety want you […]

Fact Friday – Snipers

Fact Friday – Snipers

Today I got to shoot a snipers rifle, a freaking 50 calibre sniper rifle, at Lourensford Wine Estate. I didn’t even realize this was something that needed to be on my bucket list but I am so glad it was something I got to do. […]

10 of my favorite obscure emotions

10 of my favorite obscure emotions

  These are words you won’t find in the Oxford dictionary, you will however find them on The dictionary of obscure sorrows. They were mostly made up by graphic designer John Koenig who’s original definitions aim to fill a hole in the language – to give a […]

Cape Town authors meet-up

Cape Town authors meet-up

It’s not too often I choose to socialize, the people have to be pretty damn special for me to willingly head into a group situation but when I got invited to the Cape Town authors breakfast at Bootleggers I couldn’t say no because I fangirl […]

Fact Friday – Monopoly

Fact Friday – Monopoly

I’ll always be the first to admit that Monopoly really isn’t my favorite game, man it’s so damn boring. I really like the Mzanzi one for a while cause I got to own Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch but that was until I remembered just how […]

New Year, same me. But better…

New Year, same me. But better…

Every year I see so many people posting “New Year, New Me” graphics and I’ll admit I used to be of those people for a while. But for some reason it just doesn’t feel right anymore. Maybe it’s because I’m getting old? My mom laughs […]

Fact Friday – Pointillism

Fact Friday – Pointillism

I hated Art history but in order to take my art subjects as Higher Grade I had to have it in High School. Nothing bored me more though. I am pretty sure I slept or bunked most of those classes and just learned what I […]

Fact Friday – Stuntmen

Fact Friday – Stuntmen

Last night we took a bus into town to watch a bunch of stuntmen get set on fire to attempt setting a Guinness world record. Can you image being set on fire and walking ON FIRE for 30 seconds? It was just the best thing […]

picnics, waterfalls, wheelchairs and uphills

picnics, waterfalls, wheelchairs and uphills

My mom’s Aunt is visiting for the festive season and she’s never been to Kirstenbosch , we checked and apparently the boomslang (canopy walk) is wheel chair friendly so we thought hell why not, Tuesday’s are seniors day, she’d love it. Please note for anyone […]

Looking back on 2017

Looking back on 2017

The years seem to be getting shorter as I get older, I don’t know if it’s because I’m just so busy trying to stay above water with all the bills and work and schooling or if it’s because, well am not really sure but it’s […]

Fact Friday – The Moon

Fact Friday – The Moon

“Mom, what would happen if we didn’t have the moon?” Don’t you love how kids become little dehydrated philosophers as soon as it’s bedtime? But it’s a pretty good question cause the only answer I could come up with on the spot was that it […]

Weinachten at granny’s house

Weinachten at granny’s house

Still not in the whole festive spirit we went to mom’s for weinachten anyway and I actually had a decent time. For once there was no one drinking too much wine and making nasty comments and we didn’t have to force conversations. Instead Shamus was […]

cotton headed ninny muggins

cotton headed ninny muggins

This is my favorite time of year, well usually it is. It’s magical, it’s the time of year all religions put aside their differences and celebrate a pagan holiday. inside joke. Usually I start humming carols in November already and I binge watch all the […]

Fact Friday – Tears

Fact Friday – Tears

2 years ago, only days after her 5th birthday the most splendiferous soul lost her stunning and feisty little blonde darling. That’s not quite right, lost leaves a space open for something to be found again and as much as I wish it could happen […]

[WIN – CLOSED] Dreamtopia

[WIN – CLOSED] Dreamtopia

Dreamtopia is the sweetest imaginary world created by Barbie’s youngest sister, Chelsea. And I think that it’s one of those you might have missed if you aren’t a hardcore Barbie fan though, I know we did and we’ve seen all the movies several times already. […]

Yellow is the new Blue. Apparently

Yellow is the new Blue. Apparently

** I decided to write this because so many people commented on my Instagram stories that they were thinking of buying it this holiday. I know I said I’m going to stay brunette for a while, and I did. A whole few days ;) Decided […]

Wrap Stars made my MacBook pretty

Wrap Stars made my MacBook pretty

WrapStars is the new kid in the neighborhood and they introduced themselves by turning one of my Charlie and Beastie drawings into a vinyl cover for my MacBook! All the heart eyes!!! You know how just the thought of covering your books (or your kids […]

[WIN – CLOSED] An adventure in space!

[WIN – CLOSED] An adventure in space!

We have been attending the Canal Walk summer holiday event for a good 12 years now I think. There are still photos on my moms fridge of us at one of the earlier ones where my brother was about Fysh’s age and I’ve taken Fysh […]