Posted in August 2013

An Ode to Norma

An Ode to Norma

No South African mommy blog would be complete without mentioning the wonderful help we have when it comes to caring for our precious children. One of my friends who’s currently living in Sydney visited us recently and wrote a post about how lucky we are here in our beautiful country – and I couldn’t agree more. The … Continue reading

The Taste of my Childhood

The Taste of my Childhood

I saw my Dad this past weekend and he gave me my mother’s dinner service, which has been in storage since she passed away. It’s the set they got given for their wedding, which was in 1972, and not one plate is missing. From dessert bowels to side plates, all eight pieces are in mint … Continue reading

10 Things I Learnt Last Thursday

10 Things I Learnt Last Thursday

Last Thursday I went to TEDx (which is something I encourage everyone to do by the way) and my brain felt like it was pummeled and stretched and wrung out and generally stirred up a lot. I learnt so much. In fact I kept my husband *enthralled* (maybe not) on our roadtrip this weekend with … Continue reading

Top 10 Kids Books in our House

Top 10 Kids Books in our House

I was at the Exclusive Books warehouse sale on Friday – which really is one of my favourite bargain hunting events of the year. You pay R50 per kilogram of books and there are some real gems to be found. When I enter the warehouse I do so with purpose because I’m only there for … Continue reading

Conversations With A 3-Year-Old

Conversations With A 3-Year-Old

Children have the ability to break your heart. With nothing more than a few words as their weapon. They don’t normally mean to, it just happens, because of their honesty, or openness or curiosity. Lately, Rachel has begun asking where her “Granny” is. “Granny” is the name we have given to her maternal grandmother, who … Continue reading