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So. Skiing.

So. Skiing.

Let me just say upfront that I was never from one of those fancy families who went skiing every December. Our family went to Port Alfred. Or the Kruger Park if we were feeling adventurous. So skiing and snow were always something very foreign to me. And then I did a season in Vail, Colorado … Continue reading

On Coming Back Down to Earth

On Coming Back Down to Earth

Today has not been the best day. I don’t write a blog because I like to moan, but blogging is also about being honest and not pretending that your life is all shiny and happy and perfect, all the time (if at all?!). There is always a comedown after a wonderful holiday – it’s only … 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

You Know You’re On Summer Holidays When…

You Know You’re On Summer Holidays When…

You Know You’re On Summer Holidays When… You find yourself wearing flip-flops five days in a row. You eat scones with jam and cream for breakfast. You realise what an amateur you are at applying suncream and you end up with a very strange tan. Your skin stings in the shower (see above). You have … Continue reading

Turn Me Over, I’m Done.

Turn Me Over, I’m Done.

As I tweeted earlier today: Turn me over, I’m DONE. I’ve had it. Enough of people dying. Enough of endless grey days of rain. Enough of schizophrenic interpreters and little babies being raped and Oscar Pistorius shooting his lovely girlfriend and massacres in Kenya and the swimming pool at Nkandla and EVERYTHING ELSE. ENOUGH. There’s been … Continue reading

Remembering Christmas

Remembering Christmas

Isn’t life just a bit hectic at the moment? Like everyone is on fast forward towards the end of the year and there are so many demands to be met before then. People are tired and stressed and SHOUTY and there just seems to be lots of drama everywhere. I’m holding on to the thought … Continue reading

Fynbos, Baby Blues and a Ladybug

Fynbos, Baby Blues and a Ladybug

We went away this past weekend to the Western Cape for my mom-in-law’s 60th and what a beautiful weekend it was. These are all the things I learnt: That Cape Town and Joburg are such VERY different cities. The people, the roads, the landscape, the “feel” of the place more than anything. I adore Joburg … Continue reading

5 Things I Learnt this Holiday

5 Things I Learnt this Holiday

Last night I finally shook the sand out of my canvas/holiday bag. It was a sign that my holiday had most definitely come to an end and about time too – I was very lucky to have enjoyed a longer one than usual this year. We had an incredible time but the idea of a … Continue reading