Family, Home, Love, People

Summer days

Here are a few pics taken over the start of our summer. Friends visiting from the UK, lazy days in the garden and the beach – loving every minute of the weather. I’m glad the rain has finally stopped!

PS: Freya’s bottle was filled with water before any of you start judging! She likes to say ‘cheers’ now and won’t do it with one of her plastic bottles. She has to have the real thing of course…

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Family, Love, People, Travel

The Hatchery

Here are a few pics which were taken at The Hatchery. It’s a rustic but beautifully decorated self-catering spot up the north coast. We went with a big group of friends and were there over new years. I think it was the first time in years where I actually made it to midnight! We spent a lot of time swimming, tanning, playing in the lagoon, eating, drinking and laughing. It was good to have all of us together again – bar a few of our friends who lives overseas or in Cape Town – but majority of us were together and that alone made it a good start to the new year.

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Family, Love

Happy new year!

It has been ages since my last post – I was actually struggling to remember how to add a new post here! The problem with not having a laptop at home, is that I have to stay after hours to do it at work. As you can guess, that does not sound appealing to me at all. At the end of the day, I just want to dash home to my family.

I wanted to share some pics from our recent getaway over Christmas in the Midlands. We stayed at the most beautiful place ever – Hillhouse. It was so secluded, in the middle of a forest, just with the family. Lots of good food, booze, a portable jacuzzi – need I say more? Heaven…

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Loves her new scooter!

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Freya discovered she has a true passion for off road quads and driving!

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Jake discovered watermelons

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The view from our portable jacuzzi!

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Those smiles say it all…

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Loves her cousin Milla so much

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Love how my Birkenstock is being used as a table! Who said I had big feet?

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Scooter Gang

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People

School reunion

On Saturday we’re having our TWENTY year school reunion please. That makes me feel really old just typing that. Can’t believe I’ve been out of school for that long when it seems like I was there yesterday. I have so many good memories from school days and I’m happy to say that a lot of my friends from back then, are still my close friends to this day. Here are some pics from our reunion ten years ago.

More to follow next week…

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Photography

Freaky faces

Please take a look at these pics taken by Austrian photographer Bela Borsodi. From her private New York studio, she’s unleashed a selection of freakish faces, formed and folded entirely from fashionable clothes. Titled ‘Fashion Faces’ she’s taken designer jeans, jackets, shirts and sweaters and contorted them into some unusual and grumpy faces. I loved this and thought it was so well done.

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Love, Products

Beaut braai

I was searching for images on Pinterest the other day for SA’s Heritage Day and came across this super stylish braai. So beautiful! Clicked on the website and fell in love with the swing on there too – would love that swing for in our home. I’m a bit obsessed with indoor swings at the moment.

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San Lameer

A few weeks ago my sister and her husband invited us to their place at San Lameer for the long weekend. Freya had such a ball – I think she finds it very frustrating because she tries to keep up with her cousins all day long. She wants to ride their bikes, skateboard, swim, dig holes, build sandcastles and she wants to run like them but it’s just not possible at the moment. She was so shattered at the end of every day. Such a nice place to spend time with the family. There are a LOT of pics – too hard to choose my favourites.

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Freya

OK, these are quite old but they’re such nice pics that I had to post them. Also, a friend of mine, Soph, is now living in Costa Rica and she always asks for updated pics of Freya. I know she checks my blog every now and then – so Soph, these are especially for you my friend. Miss you!

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Love, Packaging, Products

Gifts

Some pics of gifts which were given to Freya and I for Christmas last year. The lumo wooden utensils and tea towel were made by Lisa Dixon. She did a range of goods and sold them at I ❤ Market over December – loved it all and was lucky enough to be given some utensils from Jo and then Lisa gave me the lumo yellow ones with the tea towel and little heart dish which is now in Freya’s room – I store all her clips in there for when she has hair long enough for clips! The happy face bowl and spoon was from my Mom for Freya – love it.

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Hats & caps

This child loves headwear. We’re constantly getting a little finger pointing up towards the cupboard where we store them all and then she says ‘ah ah ah ah’ until we let up and bring all the hats and caps down for her to try on. She likes to try them all on and enjoys looking at herself in the mirror! Chelle bought me the Durban hat years ago when I was still living in London – it never did fit my big head, so at least Freya will get some use out of it.

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