• BOOK REVIEW: CITY OF LIES by SAM HAWKE

    Genre – Fantasy First Impressions – When I read the synopsis, I thought this would be a book of fantasy and magic. I was wrong but I wasn’t disappointed. Summary – The story revolves around three characters who have been friends since childhood. It is an interesting layering of relationships throughout the book with characters evolving and dynamics changing as the situation in the city deteriorates. Tain has been thrust into the role of Chancellor when he thought that he would have many more years of carefree living before he would need to bear that hefty title. This story is very much his trial by fire/rite of passage into adulthood.…

  • The Insurance Cover you don’t think about, but need the most

    We are almost all held hostage by Insurance companies in one way or another. They charge us exorbitant fees in the hope that nothing happens to us and we pay those fees because we live in fear that something bad WILL happen. It’s a strange gamble where you only win if you lose, but if something holds value to you then you don’t mind paying to have it protected. However, there is one form of insurance that is too often overlooked and it’s meant to cover the most valuable possessions you will ever own.   But first…let’s look at the most common forms of insurance Medical Insurance (aka Medical Aid)…

  • A public letter of apology to Peppa Pig

    Dear Peppa, I owe you an apology. I know this probably comes as a surprise since we became besties over the last few weeks but the truth is, I didn’t always like you. In fact, I have said some rather…unpleasant things about you and it’s been eating at me. Now I need to get this off my chest so that we can carry on with a clean and pure friendship. Apologies This isn’t easy and I think it’s best that we get the worst out of the way first. It is possible that I may have, on occasion,… compared your face to a deformed penis. There, I said it. I’m…

  • It’s been a year, and what a year it’s been!

    I know I come across all professional and knowledgeable (haha! wishful thinking!) but I have only been on the South African blogging scene for about a year now. I wrote my very first post in January 2016 without ever thinking that anyone would read what I wrote. This site was my anonymous, online journal, my space to work out the feelings that I could not, or would not, verbally express. Since then it has evolved into so much more. My husband, sister and best friend were my test subjects and their positive feedback gave me the last push I needed to eventually take the leap in September last year. I…

  • You’re making memories but do you remember them?

    If you’re like me, you take between 10-20 pics a day unless its a special occasion, then that number can easily go up to 100 by midday. We are greedy when it comes to photographs because of the digital age that we live in. Our phones are almost always within arms reach so it’s very easy to snap away and not think twice if someones eyes are closed or there’s clothes on the floor in the background. We (yes, I’m pretending to be younger than I am) are a selfie generation where it is not uncommon to scroll through your camera roll and see fifty pictures of your face that…

  • The easiest fish recipe you will see today!

    I am not a huge fish fan but I do love the buttery taste of kingklip. This recipe is deceptively easy considering how good it tastes at the end. Ingredients Kinglip (fillet or on the bone) A tin of coconut milk or coconut cream for a thicker sauce Fresh thyme Onion Red pepper (I used green but red would be better) Method – preheat the oven to 180 degrees – slice the onion and red pepper into strips and lay it down at the bottom of a casserole dish. Season with veggie spice. – place the kingklip on top and season with salt and pepper. – pour the entire tin…

  • 10 Ways to Stay Sane as a Stay at Home Mum

    I have been a stay at home mum for five years now. That is almost as long as I was in the business world before having kids. It’s really crazy how fast the years go by. In that time I have learnt a few tips and tricks to help maintain a certain level of sanity. When you are surrounded by tiny people who struggle to verbalize their needs but are really frikken needy, trust me, you can lose your shit very quickly! Here’s my top 10 tips to being a successful stay at home mum: 1. Wake up early This is a tough one, especially in Winter, but it’s worth…

  • Women’s Month Mompreneur #31 – Nerina Gurie – Nail Bar Owner

    In light of August being Women’s Month, I thought it would be the perfect time to promote some hard working mums. You could find the service provider you were looking for or be inspired to take that leap you’ve been dreaming of. Q&A WITH NERINA 1. Tell me a little about yourself without including details of your family and work (it’s tough I know 😂) I’m Nerina Gurie, 28 years old. I’m a passionate person who appreciates the little and finer things in life. I was born and brought up in a little town on the south coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal – Umkomaas, it’s a place very close to my…

  • Women’s Month Mompreneur #30 – Mariza (Maz) Halliday- Digital Marketing and Branding Specialist

    In light of August being Women’s Month, I thought it would be the perfect time to promote some hard working mums. You could find the service provider you were looking for or be inspired to take that leap you’ve been dreaming of. Q&A WITH MAZ 1. Tell me a little about yourself without including details of your family and work (it’s tough I know 😂) Oh wow! That is tough… and a little sad that I find it difficult to do! I grew up in a really small town called Upington, situated in the Northern Cape – a.k.a Green Kalahari. I am a total farm girl at heart, but loved…

  • Women’s Month Mompreneur #29 – Karienne Strijdom-

    In light of August being Women’s Month, I thought it would be the perfect time to promote some hard working mums. You could find the service provider you were looking for or be inspired to take that leap you’ve been dreaming of. Q&A WITH KARIENNE 1. Tell me a little about yourself without including details of your family and work (it’s tough I know 😂) I always try to be a kind loving person. I have a heart for people, moms and especially babies. I love preloved goods and especially a bargain buy, from clothes to furniture… I always try to challenge myself but I am very aware of my…