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Acaciaś bath bombs

Me and my mom found a bath bomb recipe.It is really easy to make.  We changed a few recipes because they were too crumbly.  We make half circles in cake pop moulds because we do not have other moulds, or we press them inside a cookie press to make shapes.   You can use other oils but we like coconut oil ... Read More »

slime recipe (Acacia´s second blog post)

ingredients : Borax powder Polyvinyl alcohol food coloring (optional) glitter (optional) mix 2% borax with hot water stir until the borax is dissolved you can put it in a bottle or container. Then in another container mix 4%   Polyvinyl alcohol with hot water this will take a bit longer to mix into the water. Next put this into another ... Read More »

Bread maker Rye Bread recipe

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sula (@sulaskimmingstones) I have made the same Russell Hobbs rye bread recipe a few times but it always collapsed and failed.  I tweaked it a few times and at last have success.   Previously the dough was a little too wet, I slightly decreased the volume of water and added a little ... Read More »

Puppies (Acaciaś first blog post)

We got a puppy from a lady in Pretoria. She is a salt and pepper minature schnuzer. for a day or two we didn´t  know what to name her, but soon we named her Shadow .We named her Shadow because she follows me a lot, and she is dark. Shadow is a pure breed and she is healthy, but when ... Read More »

Making fabric face masks

I find it depressing that making face masks cropped up on my crafting agenda but we live in strange times.  I am a housewife with NO medical knowledge  and don’t know if masks make a difference with transmission of Covid19 but if there’s a chance that they do I’m going to take that chance.  I also don’t know to what ... Read More »

Suicide note

I’ve taken Twitter off my phone after looking too much at #coronavirus.  I follow someone called Harry Chen PhD, of course this is the internet and he/she could be a spotty teen with a computer anywhere in a world full of fake news but much of the content seems legit and is way scary. A video recently posted stuck in ... Read More »

Special not spooky Ghost Mountain Inn

The word ‘Inn’ always hooks my imagination.  Preceding it with ‘Ghost Mountain’ is utterly Enchanting.  On our trip to Gugulesizwe we broke the drive with an overnight stop.  Despite an array of choices in the proximity of Mkuze I could not be swayed from my fixation on Ghost Mountain Inn. Children under 12 stayed free which is very welcome on ... Read More »

Gugulesizwe in Maputaland

Every day at Gugulesizwe in Maputaland held wonder, as we flitted between two worlds.  The sandy bush veld, home to extraordinary insects, marvelous golden orb spiders and even a rarely sighted Mozambique Shovel snout snake.  While snorkeling the ocean revealed eels, blue spotted ribbontail rays, and a wonderful reddish octopus who danced through the water to look pulsating out at ... Read More »


Cliff has decided that he likes plain and simple granola and I have been struggling to find the perfect one.  I decided to make my own and after looking at a few recipes, I made up this one which has basic ingredients.  You can add whatever else you like, dried fruit, nuts or seeds in what ever quantities you like.  ... Read More »

Tell me Now – Poem

Last year I didn’t bother to enter the Avbob poetry comp as in 2017 I submitted 2 poems, both rejected.  This year I remembered it at the 11 th hour, started writing this at 10.30pm and submitted it an hour later.  My entry must have been one of the last in.  Anyway it too was rejected so I can put ... Read More »