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,…

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 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…

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…

Cleanin’ out my closet…

2015 started with a bang. No, this wasn’t the sound of perfectly-timed fireworks erupting into breathtaking colours across the night sky. It was in fact the sound of my now-thunderous thighs crashing awkwardly together. Raise your hand if you got a tad too “fezzy” this festive season! (Hey, you in the back there… I see…

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…