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Mush it Up Husky sledding in Cape Town

Husky sledding Kommetjie Cape Town
05 Oct 2013 / 0 Comments / in Interesting stuff

The baying and barking is deafening – so loud I can barely here Sam’s voice as he greets me across the top of two of the beautiful, excited creatures he’s harnessing together. It’s a chilly Thursday, shortly after 5 and Kommetjie beach stretches towards Chapman’s Peak, almost deserted on this winter afternoon. Sam and his […]

Digby & the Lullaby

digby and the lullaby
01 Sep 2013 / 1 Comment / in music

Having fallen for the delightful duo that is Digby and the Lullaby at the end of last summer when they opened the Cape Town Folk & Acoustic Festival at Kirstenbosch, I was stoked to hear they would be playing just down the road at The Cottage Club on the last day of winter. To me, […]

Going green

fringe vintage hair salon simons town
22 Aug 2013 / 2 Comments / in Fun, Happiness, Me

After my husband daring me for months to living up to my nom de plume I finally decided to take the plunge and embrace my inner mermaid even more – with a little help from Chantelle Thackwray and the team at Fringe Vintage Hair Salon in Simons Town. If you’re looking for an experience rather than […]

Chilli Hot Chocolate

teenage boy chilli hot chocolate
13 Aug 2013 / 0 Comments / in Family, Instagram, Motherhood

I was meant to go on a wine tour today but the weather was cold and stormy and the tour was cancelled. As both Raphael and I currently have heads full of snot we ended up staying home together and (sniffing, sneezing and coughing aside) it was a cool day – just the two of us […]

Ozone and oxygen

ozone & oxygen
08 Jul 2013 / 3 Comments / in Uncategorized

The ocean breathes in waves. Expanding swells, like lungs, That fill and heave and rise Until they break and burst and blow in spray, in spume, in suds… Subsiding… Sucking at the sand. Inhaling grit and shore and shell With a hungry hiss. From a wind blown dune top I watch And learn to breathe […]

15 today

Raphael Blue 15
22 Jun 2013 / 1 Comment / in Family, Motherhood

My beautiful boy So you’re turning 15. Just writing that makes me get all tearful – silly right? but it’s true. But you know the good part of that is, I’m not tearful because I miss the tiny baby lying next to me in bed before you were old enough to even smile, just looking […]

This weekend I’m going to…

21 Jun 2013 / 4 Comments / in Family, Me, myself & I, Photography, sea

I have 3 days weekends (yeah, you can hate me, I’m down with that) So when I say ‘This weekend I’m going to…’ I include Fridays… Swim on Winter Solstice Day at Fish Hoek (done- stayed in for 6 waves even! 11 degrees C but the sun came out long enough to warm me while […]

Spring swim

21 Sep 2012 / 0 Comments / in Happiness, sea

“Life is not measure by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Anon I was momentarily breathless this morning when I plunged into 11 degree C waves at the beach shortly after sunrise. It’s early spring in Cape Town and even though sunshine was sparkling out […]

birthday card from my son

26 Aug 2011 / 8 Comments / in Me, Motherhood, writing

R gave me a handmade card with the following message inside. Of course it made me cry 🙂 Had to share it. “I can’t begin to tell you how much I love and appreciate you. You’ve always been there for me and I have so many memories of you. I remember reading stories in the […]

On anxiety and engagements – aka things are not always what they seem

24 Aug 2011 / 5 Comments / in anxiety, love, Me, myself & I

Those of you who know me a little bit (or a lot) know that I recently celebrated my 40th birthday and that my lovely man took me away to a very romantic place where he presented me with a gorgeous engagement ring that he designed and had made especially for me. You may also know […]