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,…

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…

The Long and Short(bread) of it…

“I’ll do it tomorrow.” – The most common thought or statement us mortals throw out there when we decide to procrastinate. We feel that the standard allotted time in a single day (24 hours… 25 if you eat a Bar One) simply isn’t enough to accomplish all that is required of us and even more…

Some Bunny Loves You…

Let it be known that in spite of what anyone may say, you’re NEVER too old for an Easter egg hunt. Ever since I can remember, each and every year I’d wait in anticipation for supermarkets to begin stacking their shelves with copious amounts of Easter goodies. Flash forward 23 years, and I’m still ridiculously…

Going back to my root(vegetable)s

Inspiration. It’s a funny thing. Like a redneck daddy, it tends to come and go as it pleases and most of the time, it’s never really there when you need it. Some don’t know where to find it, some never seem to run out of it (bastards) and some discover it in the strangest of…

Going Nuts.

  We’re all a bit nuts. Some people are the run-of-the-mill peanuts that give you exactly what you’re expecting time and time again, whilst others are the Brazil nuts that no one ever really chooses the first time around (shame). Then there’s the pistachios… Exotic, a bit strange looking, in your face and almost impossible…

The battle of the Big Mac…

It’s often said that we learn something new every day. Whether it’s an entirely new fact that we had no knowledge of before, or a simple “life hack” that makes tasks simpler, better and faster (sorry Standard Bank), what we learn goes a long way and often makes a huge difference to everyday life. What…

Life’s Lemons

Shit happens. It’s a fact of life and something I learned to accept fairly early on in my childhood when my older sister pushed me off my black plastic motorbike, jumped on it and rode away. It was a hit and run that left me with a heavy heart and mouth full of sand. I…

Big Ballin’

Thug life Thursday, noun: A day of the week that allows the white chocolate folk to exponentially bump up their street cred. High-tops are donned, snap backs are snapped and Drake blares on the iTunes of every semi-ghetto pale face. Similar to the observation of every Hump Day, Thug Life Thursdays demand to be celebrated….