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A Lazy Sunday Afternoon

A Lazy Sunday Afternoon

It’s no secret how much I love the rain. So I’m happy today on this autumnal Joburg Sunday, with the sound of rain falling on our tin roof, a glass of red wine by my side and a beef stew bubbling in the oven. Sometimes Sundays make me feel blue. We used to blame it on … Continue reading

10 Things I Learnt this Weekend

10 Things I Learnt this Weekend

We’ve had such a lovely quiet weekend. You know those weekends where you don’t have anywhere to be? And you can lie on the floor with your kids and play dress up ballerina with the one and then practise crawling with the other. These are all the things I learnt: Starting a veggie garden is … Continue reading

10 Things I Learnt this Holiday

10 Things I Learnt this Holiday

Wow – what a trip. We saw so much. And did so much. And ATE so much. That it’s all a bit hard to distill at the moment. I’ve just come off a 30-hour journey: a train from Verbier at 6am to Geneva, then a flight to London Luton and then a train from there … Continue reading

These are a Few of My Favourite Things

These are a Few of My Favourite Things

I’ve seen these posts on other blogs I read and they’re always a nice way of learning about new things – whether they’re beautiful, useful or a mixture of both. So here goes, a list of the things I’m loving at the moment: My Consol Glass water bottle. I am a thirsty person and like … Continue reading

Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Inspired by a recent post on the awesome Midlands Musings I thought it would be a good idea to compile a “Taking Stock”* list of my own, because it always feels better when you put all the things that are floating around in your head down on paper/screen. Plus I am the BIGGEST fan of lists, they’re … Continue reading

Solving the Macaroni Problem…Tot Nosh

Solving the Macaroni Problem…Tot Nosh

Apparently some kids gorge themselves on broccoli and gobble up peas. Apparently they also snack on salmon and munch on mince. I don’t know where these children are but they are not within a 20 km radius from the Mountain house. We manage breakfast fine because all Rachel eats is Futurelife cereal. And for lunch … Continue reading