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A Contradictory Life

On Dads and Fathers

I wrote this on Instagram yesterday for Father’s Day but subsequently realised I should rather have used the word “Dad” not “Father”. Semantics. View this post on Instagram A Father should be present and proud. He should be kind and … Continue reading

Sometimes I forget I am only twenty-four years old

A few people have reminded me, especially after this post, that I am only twenty-four years old. In other words; I am accomplished given my age, that I still have time to do more and that I need to put … Continue reading

A recap of our visit to Kaapschehoop and the gees of a live rugby game

Our visit to Kaapschehoop was everything I thought it would be – relaxing as well as invigorating. I have written before about my love of weekends away for their rejuvenating mental, physical and emotional benefits and that we are spoilt for … Continue reading

2013 in reverse and moments in between

I have seen a few Flipagram compilations on Instagram over the last few days and thought this would be the perfect way to sum up my last post of the year. 2013 in reverse and moments in between [[ Creating new traditions, … Continue reading

Three things but one main thing – start every day like it’s your birthday!

Yesterday was my twenty-fourth birthday and I am very enthusiastic about birthdays! Every single year I am so incredibly overwhelmed by the spoiling, love and enthusiasm and this year was no different. My ma basically gave me everything we need for our … Continue reading

Excerpts from my six/seventeen year old mind

I recently moved another Lifelist item to my “Accomplished” section; I bought a little three bedroom ground floor unit in a complex and I could NOT be more excited about it (eeeeeeeeek!). The official date of registration is most probably going to … Continue reading

Struggling to convey

The strongest have their moments of fatigue. – Friedrich Nietzsche I have lived with the exhausting physical side-effects of eczema as well as the debilitating emotional impact of this disease for many years. (I do not have many photos of … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Detoxification

Toxins – Better out than in! – Swee Boon Chai Contrary to what you may have thought on reading the title of this post, I love Valentine’s Day and all those other “Hallmark created holidays”. Maybe there are some people who … Continue reading

Time to dance!

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. – George Smith Patton A few months ago I wrote a post about a very depressing email I received but yesterday I am proud to announce an email of an entirely … Continue reading

The food of champions

Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world. – T’ien Yiheng I am so behind on my blog posts, my last one was published on the 31st of October and time has just flown; the past few weeks have … Continue reading

A different kind of birthday card

A sister can be seen as someone both ourselves and very much not ourselves – a special kind of double. – Toni Morrison Mish, today, 21 years ago I met you for the first time. Our family was now complete … Continue reading

It’s party time!

Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake. – Unknown So my little sister turns 21 on Sunday! Tonight is her party and I cannot wait! She chose to have it at a gorgeous little place nestled away … Continue reading

Breakfast Brilliance

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast – John Gunther …And what a leisurely breakfast it was! A great friend of mine, Kath, took me to Hazel Food Market a few months ago and I loved it. The food here is incredible … Continue reading

My first attempt at baking a non-existent cake

Let them eat cake. – Marie Antoinette I love baking chocolate cake and felt I definitely had to bake one for my ma on Mother’s Day but I recently gave up eating all most food containing gluten, wheat or yeast. I decided this … Continue reading

Ek mis vir Oupa

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. – Claudia Ghandi Today is exactly a month since my Oupa Hennie passed away. There is not a day that has … Continue reading