Exploring Elgin

Most people know Elgin for its apples, pies and Paul Cluver estate – but that’s not all there is to this verdant valley. I booked a night at Windermere Orchard Farm this past weekend, and it turned out to be the most wonderfully whimsical winter getaway. We stayed in a sweet cottage reminiscent of a […]

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Bread and Wine Time

For Christmas last year, my parents gave me a voucher for a bread making course at Bread & Wine at Moreson Estate – which was one of the best gifts ever, especially as they joined me! We had the most delicious day in the summer sunshine and the course was one of the loveliest things […]

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Taking five in the Transkei

I’m not going to jump on the proverbial bandwagon and say that 2016 has been a b*tch. But it hasn’t been easy, and at times I’ve felt like a snail pickled by vinegar. After a series of unfortunate events, I retreated from life for a while for some self-care and sanctuary in the Transkei. And […]

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A night at Remhoogte

Tom and I popped out to Stellenbosch a little while ago for a night away in the countryside. I found a room at Remhoogte Wine Estate on Airbnb, which is about 5km outside Stellies, with a dam, mountain views, and a curious collection of animal residents – including zebra, wildebeest, springbok and a pack of […]

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DIY Dinosaur Photo Holders

You’ve probably gathered by now that I’m in full-on decorating mode – my life currently revolves around furniture and pretty prints, and I’m loving it! I’d been wondering how to display a few of my Nifty250 polaroids in a slightly weird but nifty way, when I came across some plastic farm animals at Orms, which they’d spray-painted, cut, […]

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