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Men at Work + #nomakeupselfie

Men at Work + #nomakeupselfie

Just a quick note to apologise for the silence this week – we are busy revamping the blog and working on the back end stuff, so I’ve refrained from posting while the lovely team at Joomper get on with it. Also just to say that the site may be down for a few days but … Continue reading

Change. It’s in the Air.

Change. It’s in the Air.

I have a new shiny phone. Finally. I’ve been using my terrible Blackberry for so long that I started to think that’s how all technology had to be. Ben had bitten through the plastic, it kept dropping calls and it took the most AWFUL pictures. But now I’ve got an iPhone and I know it’s … Continue reading

Tattoos: Love or Loathe?

Tattoos: Love or Loathe?

Excuse the rather strange expression on my face. I was NOT actually trying to pull off a “Blue Steel”, I was making a train sound (choo choo) to try to get Ben to smile. And it worked. Kind of. Do you know how hard it is to take a photo of you and your baby … Continue reading

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

“The Mind Clicking and Clicking…”

“The Mind Clicking and Clicking…”

It’s Friday night and I’m bushed, wiped out, writing this from bed at 8:20. There’s so much going on in my head. After the week we’ve had, I feel exhausted. And then I feel guilty for feeling exhausted because I have it a lot easier in life than most mothers in the world. And then … Continue reading

Clever Things Other People Have Written

Clever Things Other People Have Written

Although I have all these thought provoking topics floating around in my head, unfortunately I’m currently lacking one essential ingredient required to put them to paper: use of my brain. Because you see, for the last two nights, I’ve been awake from the sociable hours of 2am to 4am, looking after a little boy baby … Continue reading

What Are You Afraid Of?

What Are You Afraid Of?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Fear, with a capital F. I know I keep going on about my skiing trip, but it taught me that I have a lot of fear inside me and I don’t want to be a person who is afraid all the time. Fear stops us achieving certain things. … 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

The Signature of All Things: A Review

The Signature of All Things: A Review

Elizabeth Gilbert is very talented. Her memoir was obviously what she became famous for – millions of people around the world tore through Eat, Pray, Love and adored her tales of travel and her quest for meaning and her discovery of love. It must be hard to follow up a book like that. And fans of … Continue reading