Cro-ATE-tia

Anyone who loves to travel will know that part of the adventure is all of the eating. If you’re anything like I am, you want and you want it ALL. July saw the husband and I taking on five different parts of Croatia and to be honest, we had no idea what to expect. From…

Namas-cray

Annnnd just like that Valentine’s Day was almost here. (Cue all the singletons across the globe drizzing into their pint of Ben & Jerry’s – where’s Bridget Jones when you need her, hey?) Anywhoo, massive knickers and social awkwardness aside, I feel like good old V-Day has the tendency to make people a little cray……

New year, same old.

It’s safe to say that 2016 was an absolute joke. (Besides getting engaged to the love of my life, of course. Hi, Ryan!) In my world, there was knee surgery, a pretty crazy car accident and a host of other small, yet moderately annoying happenings that made 2016 a minus five. But I’m not one…

Hometown Glory

And so another Heritage Day is almost upon us. At first, I found myself a little stumped at what to write, but I figured when it comes to matters of the heart, it’s always best to speak directly from it. So, I made a cake and wrote this poem. An Ode to the Motherland Oh,…

Prettier in Pink

Apologies to Aerosmith, pink was never my fave. Sorry, let me just clarify: the song was cool, but the colour left me cold. Growing up with an older sister, you would’ve thought my gravitation towards the colour would have been a fairly natural one. Nah. I switched pink for blue and had a real passion for…

Ain’t nothin’ but a G(reek) thing…

Ah, yes. Another blog post accompanied by an apology for my absence. I know… That shit’s getting older and more uncomfortable than Kris Kardashian pimping out her children. But I’ll have you know that I have my reasons. I’ve been hard at work with my day (and sometimes night) job – copywriting and… there might…

Daddy Cool

Dad – noun. A man with pictures in his wallet where his money used to be… Fatherhood’s gotta be the most testing, expensive and rewarding part of any man’s lifetime. If you do it well, like my dad did, you’ll only be nagged occasionally but thanked profusely especially on days like today (Father’s Day). As…

Crack ain’t whack!

I know, I know. I’ve been gone a long time. By any standards, an absence from blogging for this amount of time constitutes digital suicide (gasp), but to be completely frank… those who know me will know that it’s not why I blog in the first place. They say that absence makes the heart grow…

Rocking that Rocky Road…

Life. It’s tricky little bugger sometimes. In all honesty, it’s a lot like that unbearably annoying kid in your grade 3 class who lived to test the teacher’s patience. Throwing things, giving attitude and never really doing what you want it to. Charming… The road that life makes us walk is paved with all sorts…

Of Bokke, Boerie and Bliksems…

Heritage Day. A time to reflect on everything that South Africa has to offer. For some, it’s a harp on the negatives. The taxi strikes, corruption in government and all the other things that make Carte Blanche on a Sunday night just that little more depressing. Side note: Howzit to Derick, Bongani and Devi! (I…

The (un)expected

“Expect the unexpected.” Whether it’s getting dumped, receiving speeding fines in the post (ahem, Ryan) or that elusive promotion, it’s always best to remain poised for the unpredictable. This is not only because it helps you save face when something does happen, it’s also because (NEWSFLASH) there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it… Such…

XXL

“Go big, or go home!” It’s an anecdote that’s become just as popular as any of the old classics. When you think about it,  it’s pretty timeless and can be applied to just about anything. A hairstyle, the “buffness” (so not a real word) of one’s boyfriend, a night out or even the size of…