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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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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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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Maz and Silas

These pics were taken back in April when Maz and Silas came to Durban to visit their family. Looking at the pics now I’m amazed at how Freya bonded with Maz so easily. She can be quite clingy at times but when she’s with a true friend of ours, she is so relaxed. In these photos, it’s like they spend a lot of time together, when that’s not the case at all. I wish we lived in the same city as each other – domestic flights are so expensive in SA – it’s almost impossible to just fly somewhere for the weekend now, especially when Freya is two and costs the same as an adult. Ridiculous!

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Merchant & Mills

Yes, I’m back. It’s been a while but I don’t have a laptop anymore. Too sad to even talk about.

Anyway, I took these pics on my big camera quite a while ago and discovered them the other day, so thought it’s about time I write about it. My friend, Edward, from the UK, came here on holiday and bought this for me. I just love. I marvelled at the box for ages before I even bothered opening it. He could have actually just given me the empty box and I would have been happy. Beautiful typography and illustration – what’s not to love? Also, take a close look and you’ll see my name on the box too! The products inside are equally as beautiful – love the attention to detail on each little thing. Thanks Ed. I miss you my friend.

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Small + Mighty

A friend of mine, Cathy, has just started her own blog. It’s been a long time coming and I’m so glad she’s finally doing it. She’s South African but lives in Seattle with her husband, Shane, and their son, Fynn. She writes beautifully and takes the most amazing pictures. It’s always a bit daunting starting a blog for the first time. I procrastinated for ages but once you get into it, it’s a good release. It’s just hard finding the time to keep adding posts!

I miss these 3 so much and really wish they lived back in SA with us so we can bring up our kids together. One day. I live in hope.small_mighty

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Family, Food, Love, People

Father’s day

We celebrated Father’s Day at Jo and Steve’s place last Sunday. My Dad made a Portuguese-style curried crab, while Steve’s Dad did a Mauritian-style fish curry. Both were so damn delicious. I ate far too much but it was really amazing sitting with our huge, extended family at the table outside enjoying good food and wine. One of my many happy moments of being grateful that we moved back home. Good times, good times…

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Stay strong

This is a message to a friend of mine, you know who you are. I’m thinking of you. Stay strong and be positive. All will be well.

Here’s a pic of a mouse pulling his muscles – I thought that he might cheer you up (so your style!)

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