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Feathering the Nest (and a Sneak Peek)

Feathering the Nest (and a Sneak Peek)

What have you got planned for this weekend? We are mostly feathering the Mountain nest. We inherited some gorgeous old furniture from my parents when they moved off the farm but some of it needed a little love. So we’re getting it recovered and plumped up and we’re putting in new light fittings and we’ve … Continue reading

On Wide Open Spaces

On Wide Open Spaces

My soul feels a little bit squished at the moment. How can I explain it? Instead of a clean white piece of paper sitting peacefully on a desk, I feel like I’m squashed and crumpled up into a little ball, all my thoughts jumbled together in a messy wad of paper that someone’s about to … 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

Our Pilgrimage to the Eastern Cape

Our Pilgrimage to the Eastern Cape

This weekend Ben and I took a little trip down to the Eastern Cape to visit my Dad. We left Rachel and Gareth at home, which many people might think a bit strange, but we had our reasons. I hadn’t been “home” the whole year and Ben hadn’t visited the Eastern Cape since he was … Continue reading

Home and What it Means

Home and What it Means

Where I’m sitting now, I can see the sea. There’s a breeze and the sun is shining. There are cows in the field behind me, walking lazily next to the fence and munching on some grass. The air is different here, and so is the light. I’m home. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about … 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

Opposites Attracting and MESSY People

Opposites Attracting and MESSY People

I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while, ever since we went away a few weekends ago and I took these photos of Gareth and my sides of the bedroom. Look at my side, all clean and white and uncluttered. If my room is messy then my brain feels messy and I can’t … Continue reading

I’m a Pluviophile: A Lover of Rain

I’m a Pluviophile: A Lover of Rain

It’s raining in Joburg. Not the usual summer thunderstorm that is over before it’s even begun. No, this is proper rain. And I love it. Rain is my favourite kind of weather…it always has been. This is why: Where I grew up, rainy weather was rare. Our farm on the edge of the Karoo was … Continue reading