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…

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 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…

Fudged up.

Fudge. It’s my third favourite F-word and narrowly gets the bronze medal behind the words “Friday” and “fuuuuu….” yeah, you know which one. That last one seems to slip out when I’m caught off guard, angry or just having a bad day. For example, I use it when I wake up forgetting that it’s Monday,…

Ya Bacon me Crazy!

Jack Johnson was definitely on to something when he said that some things were, “Better Together.” Cookies and cream, wine and chocolate and of course bread and butter. You could always have one without the other, but let’s be real… life’s too short for that. The world has seen its fair share of power couples….

Pear-Shaped

To put it plainly, Durban has been hot. How hot? Well, hotter than a GHD that’s been left on all night long, hotter than the tempers of the “boets” on Matric Rage (who definitely haven’t been juicing, by the way) and hotter than Satan’s, um… I’m sure you get the picture. For those of you…

Dis-Custard

Last week was one of those weeks. It ended (rather appropriately) with me smashing a bottle of Bovril on the tiles of my kitchen floor in an attempt to make myself some toast. (Shout out to Bovril! I am so very fond of you, but for goodness sake… It’s time to make the move to…

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…

A little something cheesy…

In an ideal world, peanut butter would be a food group. There, I said it. Peanut butter makes the world go round, and if you love it as much as I do, then you’ll know that it’s best added to (almost) everything. This insatiable love for peanut butter is rivaled by, wait for it… cheesecake….