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MS Conception and parenting misconceptions – book review

At the Kids Emporium Bloggers breakfast, Pamela Power was one of the speakers.  I loved her humour and frank manner.  After jumping a few technological mental block hurdles I bought her e-book MS Conception (also available in paper) on Takealot. Modern motherhood is cloaked in misconceptions.  Social media generally projects motherhood in rose tinted hues.  Most mothers present the painted face of ... Read More »

Friendship, tides and poetry

When I visit Umdloti my friend Karin always comes to meet me at Java Café one morning.  We catch up on news and simply enjoy the joy of friendship.  After time with Karin I always feel that my mind has been given a good workout.  The day before we met, she set the challenge to write a poem about our ... Read More »

Chicken Palak recipe

Indian Butter Chicken and Chicken Palak are my favourite curries. This recipe is a winner Chicken Palak (serves 4) INGREDIENTS 500 grams chicken thigh fillets salt and pepper 250 grams washed spinach leaves 2 Tbs melted butter 3 cloves 6 – 8 black peppercorns 1 cinnamon stick 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 onion peeled and chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled ... Read More »

Near miraculous results using OsteoEze Gold

Being pregnant at ages 38 and 42, I don’ think that I did my body many favours dishing out calcium to grow the skeletal structures of 2 small humans.  For a total of 3 years the mineral generosity was perpetuated through breastfeeding.  I don’t know if there’s a connection but I have early osteoporosis and had 3 separate joint issues. ... Read More »

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – Book Review

The title Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, prompted me to read the book.  Being aware that trying to pretend that Marc never happened in my life created a dishonest version of me and my past, which is integral to my present self.  We are indeed the sum of our experiences. At first, although aware that the book is funny, I ... Read More »

(Classic) Zef Car Show at Nasrec

On Sunday we went to the ‘Classic’ car show, I asked Cliff to write about it for me.  My brother Allan’s purchase of his Porsche 928S reignited an interest in classic cars in me and shortly after our road trip last year, Fjord, Acacia and I visited the Classic Car Show at Nasrec for the first time.  That show was ... Read More »

Inspiration and spoiling at the Kids Emporium bloggers breakfast

  The bloggers breakfast at Emoyeni Estate, hosted by Kids Emporium was a lovely extension of my birthday the day before.  The thoughtful, meticulous attention to every detail by Lauren and her team reflected an organization based on the right foundation. The 3 speakers inspired respect and admiration.  Lauren spoke of her vision and fulfilment in founding and leading Kids Emporium.  ... Read More »

There is no poetry in grief

Do you ride the thermals now? Grief has no rhyme or rhythm I want to hear your voice See your smile I want to tell you things that have no words “I can’t live with or without you” I want to say sorry but I don’t know what for You hurt me but you didn’t mean to You wanted to ... Read More »