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…

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…

Of Birthdays and Booty Pops…

Last week Tuesday saw me celebrating another birthday and although I only turned a (relatively) tender 24, I still felt somewhat antiquated… (Bitches be old). Birthdays are a weird breed of animal for me. For starters, I always seem to look forward to them with reckless abandon. Counting down the months, weeks, days and even…

Of Dates, Dongas and Dung Beetles…

So I guess you could say that things got a little wild two weekends ago… With a spontaneous trip to Phinda that sprang up out of nowhere like a blind pimple on the eve of your first date (ahhhh, the trials and tribulations of puberty), Ryan and I set off on a long-overdue getaway. Having…

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…

For Fernando…

Some of the best journeys we take in life start completely by chance. On a whim, through a bright idea or last minute circumstance. For me, it was a decision to go to Mozambique for the Easter weekend. After failing to find accommodation for the same weekend back in January this year (because the struggle…

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…

A Christmas Carol (the remix)

‘Twas the night before Christmas As all of you know. A time to be merry And let go of woe. I sat and I pondered Of what I could make. To bring you good cheer And inspiration to bake. A thing so delicious And more-ish you see, To leave for old Santa Right under your…

Do you know the Muffin Man?

I like things cheesy. How cheesy? Cheesier than a Michael Bolton music video, cheesier than a rhyming Hallmark Card on Valentines Day and cheesier than a Phil Dunphy philosophy on “Modern Family.” Okay, I’m sure you get the picture. Whether its romance, 80’s music or a slice of toast, everything in life is better when…

A lovely bunch of Coconuts

And just like that it was Movember. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, that wasn’t a typo. But for those that haven’t the foggiest clue what I’m going on about, here’s a brief history lesson: The movement that is Movember first began one night in 1999 when…

Let it be Lekker!

I am loudly and proudly South African. Nothing will ever change that. As a female born and raised in this great place, I am aware that no nation is without its setbacks. But that’s not what this post is about. This post isn’t going to harp on about what’s wrong with our beautiful country or…