• Recipe – Quick and Tasty Baked Meatballs

    I asked my kids what they wanted for Valentine’s Day supper…Guess who was making 1kg of meatballs on Valentine’s Day 🙋🏽‍♀️ They came out really great though so here’s my recipe for you to try. You can halve the ingredients for 500g of mince. ▫️1kg of beef mince ▫️1 small onion ▫️5 medium garlic cloves ▫️A handful of coriander ▫️1 egg ▫️2 carrots ▫️Robertson’s Rustic garlic and herb spice ▪️ peel the onion and garlic and chuck it into a food processor with the coriander. Stop when the onion is chopped up into tiny bits. Don’t let it turn into a paste. ▪️add the onion mix to a large bowl…

  • Dating my husband

    Jarrod and I have been dating since 2003, which is a whole fifteen years of hanging out together. As Valentine's Day rolls by, it's got me thinking about how our dates have evolved over the years.

  • The Favourite Child

    Do you have a favourite child? There must be one from the brood that warms your heart a little more than the others. Come on, I won't tell...

  • Guest Post : Four Ways to Stop Back Pain from Giving you Sleepless Nights

    Back pain can ruin any number of things, but it especially makes getting a good night of sleep impossible. We all know how important it is, especially good, restful sleep. When we don’t sleep, we don’t feel good. This is a vicious cycle, but, thankfully, there are ways to challenge it.   Eat to Heal Joint Pain   A balanced diet is important to us all, but there are foods we can add to reduce joint pain and help us sleep better at night. Moreover, there are things we can cut out to reduce inflammation and ease the pain we experience. Red meat, shellfish, oils high in omega-6 like safflower, and sugar can increase…

  • The mixed message of ‘Stranger Danger’

    Have you ever told your child not to talk to Strangers? I would be surprised if you had not. Strangers are an unknown element in our lives and in the twisted world we live in today, you never know who could be a threat to your child. But here's a question, have you ever told your child to... - greet a cashier? - a shop assistant who said they were cute? - a friendly car guard? - a friend of yours from high school that you bumped into at the mall? Of course you have. But isn't that a Stranger?

  • BOOK REVIEW – BECOMING by MICHELLE OBAMA

    📚Genre – Autobiography 📚First Impressions – Everyone knows who Michelle Obama is and I assumed that this book would be an endless stream of achievements that led to the White House. I was right, and I was wrong. 📚Review – This is one beautifully written love story. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a romance, but instead a tribute to Michelle’s parents, her mentors, her husband and her kids. The book is broken down into 3 sections: BECOMING ME: this gives you an insiders view to life in the South Side of Chicago. You will see what life was like for a young black child living in a neighborhood that…

  • 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…