A toast to friendship

What is it about the sunshine that makes a glass of wine with friends taste even better? One of my most anticipated moments of the start of summer is being able to sit outside and share a chilled bottle of wine with girls who just get me. We’re different, but the same too, and that… View Post

Christmas traditions – shopping for our Christmas tree

Does your family have any Christmas traditions? As a child I can remember how, every year, my granny would make Christmas cake. We all lived together, and she, my mum, and I would each stir the cake batter before she transferred it from her bowl to the tin. The smell of cinnamon and cloves was… View Post

Why I took a career side-step

As I creep closer to the big 4-0, I feel a sense of pressure to be “successful”. More than ever before in my career thus far, I hear a voice telling me to get my sh*t together, telling me I should be a great homemaker, maintain a healthy lifestyle and be at a certain level… View Post

The summer ache

Summertime… a season that is longed for, so much so that the body aches. To lift your face upwards to a warm sun before you’ve even thought about your morning coffee. To feel the salty air, tangling and thickening your hair. The unrivalled refreshing touch of an icy lemonade, tickling and satisfying, swiftly followed by… View Post

Easy summer style

On Sunday we woke up to mist and rain and I readied myself for another day of loungewear, baking and eating said baked goods. But Mother Nature had other plans and, around lunchtime the sun broke through the clouds and shone for the rest of the day. The baking was already done (lemon drizzle, if… View Post