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Crazy Mothers Day, snow hunting day trip to the Drakensberg

Not for the first time, when we hear about snow in SA anywhere near where we can get to, we start itching to go play.  Yesterday must have been our most crazy day trip ever, a 736 km round trip.  After reading that there was snow at the Witsieshoek parking lot in the Northern Drakensberg on Saturday afternoon we planned ... Read More »

I made a mistake supporting Gudwulfs Animal Rescue

We all make mistakes, but there are mistakes and there are monumental blunders.  In the instance of supporting, endorsing and promoting Dani Cappri (real name Daniel Boylan) of Gudwulfs ROC I took folly to previously unexplored depths.  Recently seeing the disturbing pictures of conditions where his ‘rescued’ canines were kept turned my stomach as did allegations of a dog’s throat ... Read More »

The Great Moscow Circus, the antidote to the Great ANC circus

What an amazing break from the circus of #cabinetreshuffle . #thegreatmoscowcircus passed every expectation A post shared by Sula (@sulaskimmingstones) on Apr 5, 2017 at 9:55am PDT Ah why not, I’ll do 2 happy posts today.  There you go Jo more #Winningatparenting 🙂  Tomorrow we pray and march and the most you’ll get from me is a few protest Instagrams.  ... Read More »

A little light in the darkness – pottery toadstool nightlight

After my epic parenting fail post about Fjord’s tick bite fever.  His Godmother Jo called to ask instruct me that my next post be a #winningatparenting one.  I broke my word because between our conversation and now our lives in SA were turned upside down and instead I changed the lyrics to the 80’s anti apartheid protest song “Give me ... Read More »

Give me hope Kathrada (to the tune of give me hope Johanna)

I’ve changed the lyrics of the Eddy Grant anti apartheid protest song Give me Hope Johanna to fit with the mood of today #KathradaMemorial GIVE ME HOPE KATHRADA Well Zuma he runs a country Runs in Nkandla and the treasury He makes a few of his people happy, oh He don’t care about the rest at all. He’s got a ... Read More »

Parenting fail, fobbing off tick bite fever symptoms

Fjord is 9 years old and prone to wild imagination which can translate to hypochondria.  This time there really was a wolf, when he cried wolf and it bit (well a tick bit but that doesn’t work with the word play).   Several days before showing symptoms of tick bite fever Fjord said that his belly button was infected.  I ... Read More »

Chicken, cheese and corn muffins

Last weekend my brother-in-law stayed over after flying up to Joburg for the Pixies, Rock on the lawns concert.  I wanted to make something nice for breakfast before he flew back home to Cape Town.  I based this recipe on an Angela Day one for ‘Cheese muffins with ham and corn’ but made quite a few changes.  They were really yummy ... Read More »

One Day in Kimberley and the world’s your diamond

Returning from Cape Town in Jan, I made sure that we spent a night in Kimberley for the children to visit the big hole.  This man made wonder is at the heart of a place where past and present seem to co-exist.  The spirit of adventure rises from the dust.  My children (6 & 9) were less interested in the ... Read More »

Adama cottages in Dinokeng breathe creativity

Arriving at Adama’s Kingfisher Cottage was a case of loveatfirstsightness.  The straw bale, thatched cottage blended with the bushveld in a complimentary marriage of natural elements.  We have never stayed in Dinokeng Game reserve before and the area is perfectly situated for short breaks, a stone’s throw from Jo’burg and Pretoria.   Cliff chose Adama knowing that as a novice ... Read More »