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On Collecting Things

In my previous life, I collected shoes and handbags. This was a life before children and when I discovered that I was pregnant, I tossed out all my heels. The handbag collection was cleared out once my firstborn arrived and … Continue reading

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I’m Looking Forward To The Best Ultimate Spider-Monkey/Noah’s Ark Mash-Up, Ever

Every year The Kid’s school puts on a performance. Last year it was Christmas-themed and it was the story of Baby Cheeses. My Kid was a sheep. And the cutest, most adorable sheep EVER, I might add. The Kid goes … Continue reading

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Spring In Jozi. And Something Else, I Say.

It’s finally warm enough to do comfortable day outings around water. We went fishing a few weeks back – The Fiance, The Kid and Rebecca, Dave and Jackson. We went to Brookwood Trout Farm. No one caught anything, as far … Continue reading

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On Parenting Little Boys

There’s never a dull moment with a spirited four-year-old in the house. He’s full of fart-jokes, unbridled laughter and has a serious amount of imagination. He’s growing into such a gorgeous, warm-hearted loving child – I almost can’t believe he’ll … Continue reading

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On House-Hunting, Psychic Estate Agents and the Proverbial Needle in the Haystack

I’m fucking over house-hunting. All over it. I’m tired of looking at shitty houses with insane price tags, whilst lusting over a house I can never have. (It’s not for sale). I’m tired of worrying about damp and electrical compliance … Continue reading

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On Crowd-Sourcing, Twitter And Car-Shopping

We’ve been umming and aaahing over cars lately. The time has come to trade in the Honda Jazz, apparently, as it’s currently sitting on just under 100,000km on the clock. Now, if it were up to me, I’d hang onto … Continue reading

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On Girls Geeking It Up Over Dinner & Drinks, Jozi Style.

Want gorgeous views of the Jozi skyline? Feel the need to see the sunset over our amazing city of gold? Want delicious food, plentiful booze and excellent service? The place you’re looking for is Higher Ground Restaurant. The occasion? A … Continue reading

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On The Lizard: So Over It And Can’t Do It Anymore

It’s official, I am the world’s worst person. I am one of those people that buys an exotic pet, and then a few months down the line, gives that exotic pet away. I fail. I throw my hands up in … Continue reading

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On My Son, The Artist – He’s Quite An Impressionist, I Tell You

This is a picture my almost-four-year-old son drew the other day. “This is mommy,” he says. “Mommy when she’s cross*.” * In my defense: it was probably because I’d just discovered this, behind the couch. In permanent marker.

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It Breaks My Heart That It’s True

It’s not easy being a parent. It doesn’t get easier. In fact, it gets more complicated, the bigger he gets and the older he gets. He’s willful, stubborn, impatient and has ears that are purely for decorational purposes – they … Continue reading

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