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…

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…

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…

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…

Drunk in Love

They say that there’s all kinds of love but never the same love twice. Some would argue that we should be grateful for this… I somehow beg to differ. Yes, love is scary, risky and disappointing when things don’t go as you had expected them to… But at the same time, it’s crazy, rare, exciting…

Easy, White Chocolate

Yesterday I found my first grey hair. At the tender age of 23. My initial thoughts we as follows: 1) It HAS to be the lighting. 2) I’m way overdue for an eye test. And 3) “Quit playing games with my heart.” I’m simply FAR too youthful (and radiant). And yes.. that was the Backstreet Boys…