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Yummy, quick and easy Tuna Curry

I am not a fancy cook, I like meals which are quick, easy and taste good.  This Tuna Curry can be ready in 20 mins and tastes delicious.  Mum often made it when I was a teen, at that stage I did not like curry but I loved her tuna curry.  The ingredients are very flexible, only the tuna, mushrooms, ... Read More »

Kitchen Craft Burger making kit review

There are 2 meals which we have every week, the rest vary as much as possible.   During the week we have a home-made pizza night and Friday is burger night.  The patties are so easy to make and I always freeze at least half.   I don’t use egg in my burger patties as Fjord is allergic to egg and they ... Read More »

Hypochondria in a 7 year old

Just over two weeks ago, Fjord was part of a conversation about ruptured appendix.  He heard that a person had his appendix removed because it ruptured.  Over night he became a severe hypochondriac.  Every day he talked about appendixes exploding and poison going into his body.  He imagined tummy pains and was convinced that this had happened to him, more ... Read More »

Fjord’s 7th birthday cake a stapeliad flower.

I totally love baking but I do not enjoy decorating (primarily because I suck at it).  For Fjord’s 7th birthday he didn’t want a car, or superhero cake, he wanted a stapeliad flower.  Through Cliff he has learned a love of plants and gardening.  His favourite flowers are such boy flowers, they are stinky.  Stapeliads (or carrion plants) have the ... Read More »

Santam – Be Safe Out There

On 1 September, Santam launched a television campaign aimed at highlighting how thinking patterns influence our behaviour. The precedent is simple: of all the species on our planet, humans are the only ones who actively and knowingly seek out risk, often against their own better judgement. Consider how often we text while driving or drive under the influence. We neglect ... Read More »

Sunkist Nursery and Stained Glass studio in Pomona

On Sunday we discovered 3 nurseries on Main Road in Pomona (I thought it was Benoni) until I checked later.   My husband Cliff is an avid gardener and our children are picking up on his enthusiasm.  Sunkist Nursery at 311 Main Road was a great discovery!  They have a lovely tea garden and play area, were we enjoyed a Sunday ... Read More »

Golden Rod Nursery in Pomona Gauteng

Sometimes it takes me an awful long time to discover places.  In my 14 years in Joburg I had often heard of Uncle Tim’s Cabin in Benoni, it was only a few weeks ago that we visited there for the first time.  Yesterday we planned to visit a nursery and I suggested that we try to find one which we ... Read More »

Fabric Painted T shirts, kids craft for Acacia’s birthday party

I’m not mad about party packs for children to take home after a party and like to try to think of alternatives.  Since we always have the children’s birthday parties at home it is good to have something for the children to do other than run around and play on the trampoline.  Having a craft activity at the party provides ... Read More »

The problem with Mothers-In-Law

In my view, the problem with mothers-in-law is that written and unwritten etiquette prevents us from having natural or open responses in times of conflict.  Most of us don’t like conflict, particularly when it involves someone who we generally have very regular contact with.  Well I certainly don’t.  We also do not want negative emotions to sour the relationship which ... Read More »

Kenwood Food Processor

I had an old Kenwood Food Processor which was my Mum’s, it was about 25 years old and still going strong, until I decided to grate mozzarella cheese in it (don’t try this, it’s lethal to food processors).  Just before I tried to grate the mozzarella, my mother in law told me that hers tore apart when she tried grating ... Read More »