A Few Things to Do During Lockdown

We’ve all wished for more time… Then lockdown happened. Suddenly, we can hear birds singing and it feels like the clock’s ticking is mocking us. So, I quickly turned to the internet to find an anecdote for my boredom.   Here’s what I’ve been doing to kill the time.   COLOUR IN DAVID GRIESSEL’S ART…

My Favourite Parks to Visit in Pretoria 

Pretoria has many green spots where you can go for a walk and enjoy nature all year round. Here are my favourite parks to visit.   BURGERS PARK Burgers Park is a time capsule in the middle of the busy city life of Pretoria. It’s situated just outside the central business district and across from Melrose…

Things Every Dog Mom (or Dad) Says

We’ve all been there: you’re going about your day, doing things, having discussions, only to realise you’re talking to your dog or talking about them. Some might feel they’re going crazy, but I don’t think it’s something to feel embarrassed about.   So I’ve been thinking: what does every dog mom (or dad) say regularly?…

A Letter To (Social Media) South Africa

Where do I begin? Do I give statistics? Do I tell you everything will be okay? Because I don’t really know.   What I can say is: my heart aches for our country; for the world. In two days’ time, our country will go into lockdown to try and stay strong against a virus that…

My Go-To Restaurants In Pretoria

First things first, I’m not one for five-star dining experiences. I love to keep it cosy and casual. And if hear the word tapas, I turn into a wild animal! Not really… being wild sounds too exhausting, but I do LOVE tapas.   Here are my favourite go-to restaurants in Pretoria, in – yes, my…

Truths About Being Married

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings; these are a few” things you don’t get in a marriage. Well, maybe on Valentine’s Day.   The thing is, I’m not a hopeless romantic and I don’t believe in soulmates. And to quote…

Cool Things To Do In Pretoria

Traveling isn’t just limited to being a fashionable jetsetter. Cue a shot of me with a gigantic hat and black sunglasses… And scene! Sometimes it means exploring your own city; being a local tourist.   Here are a few cool (and cheap) things to do in Pretoria – the city that holds its own like…

7 Ways To Grow As A Person

With the year I had, I have an extreme longing to grow as a person this coming year; to get to know the new me and take care of myself. I want to grow emotionally and achieve my goals. And of course, I have asked myself, “How am I going to do this?”   So…

What A Year

It feels like every time I write a post reflecting on what I’ve learned the past year, I love using the words: life had another plan. Maybe it will be my famous last words? My word for 2019 was ‘shine’ and to work on how I treat myself. And like I just hinted, my life…

5th Wedding Anniversary

A dedication of the song “Walking the Wire” by Imagine Dragons to my husband, friend, and superhero.