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A very happy unFather’s day to Cliff

Typical in a mad hatters home, we got father’s day wrong.  During the week I asked Cliff when Fathers Day is and he informed me that it was this Sunday 8th June.  Like a good Mummy of his children I set the father’s day wheels in motion.  Prezzies were bought and wrapped.  When I was pregnant with Fjord I started ... Read More »

Zesty Orange Kisses

Last night I made Zesty Orange Kisses, the recipe comes from the Stork Margarine website.  Since a good cookie press is lacking in my kitchen I rolled out the dough and used cookie cutters.  I liked the cookies but felt that they needed a little extra something.  Orange and chocolate are a yummy combination, I decided before falling asleep to ... Read More »

Flowers in the desert of humankind

Today I feel so conflicted about the post which I had intended writing, for now I will tell a different yet not entirely unrelated story.  Yesterday my dear friend Karin took me to visit Leoni,  a gracious lady in her 80’s.   Leoni is a mutual friend of ours, I met Leoni through her family and Karin met her at the ... Read More »

My 4 favourite blogs

I currently have 4 favourite bloggers whose work I admire so much that I would like to share them with you.  I tend not to love the ones which read very much like adverts,  on my blogging journey these 4 stand out as real gems.  They inspire me, add beauty to a day and provide food for thought.   Initially ... Read More »

Emma by Jane Austen should have been written as a play

Until 3/4 way through Emma I was annoyed to be donating precious reading time to Jane Austen this time. Emma irritated me and I cared little for the other characters. I appreciated the humour and irony. Lines such as “Mr Knightley seemed to be trying not to smile; and succeeded without difficulty, upon Mrs Elton’s beginning to talk to him.” ... Read More »

The Gautrain, reason to feel proudly South African

Some days being South African feels bleak, crime is an ugly reality, urban decay and litter befoul potential beauty.  The fuel price is rampant and here in Gauteng we have the dastard e-tolls just for an extra dollop of misery.   Viewing images of Jacob Zuma is like waking the day after a car prang, bile rises on the realisation ... Read More »

Vanish for blood stains – amazing, it actually really works!

I recently accepted to publish a sponsored press release via My Scoop for Vanish Power O2 Powder on how to remove blood stains.   This subject was of particular interest to me, not that I have a secret life in the mafia but my 6-year-old son suffers terrible nose bleeds, often at night and it ruins his bed linen.  All of ... Read More »