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 […]Read more "Taking five in the Transkei"
After a busy busy weekend of shopping, Thomas now owns a bookshelf, couch, rug, antique plant holder (called a whatnot), and dining table and chairs. Yay! The lounge is coming together beautifully, although it still needs a few odds and ends, including throws for the couches and some scatter cushions. We got the green couch […]Read more "Tom has furniture"
This weekend was a lovely one spent with friends in the pretty town of Hermanus. Guy and Damian both turned 30 recently so we decided to celebrate in style, and Claire found us a gorgeous Airbnb mansion to stay in with a Jacuzzi and amazing mountain views (hence the house’s name: Amazing Views Holiday Home). […]Read more "Happy in Hermanus"
If you’re me and you’re stuck in bed for a month, you read. A lot. I actually cannot even remember all the books I’ve consumed in the last four weeks, but here are a few of the highlights: A Little Life: Hanya Yanagihara: This book is absolutely harrowing. It takes a lot for a book […]Read more "Books, books, more books"
This past weekend was nothing short of magical, despite having a severe cold! My person got married, and we spent a weekend out in the beautifully autumnal winelands on a much needed mini ‘holiday’ of sorts.Read more "Weekend Wrap"
I’ve read a fair number of books lately – when Tom and I went to Paternoster and Tulbagh, I read continuously so got through some of my lovely borrowed and new novels. It was so wonderful to be able to read at my leisure and not just in the evenings after work.Read more "Books, Books, More Books"
I’ve been a bit of a book fiend recently so I thought I’d do a quick post on some of my favourites from the last month. They’re all very different, but I enjoyed each of them for various reasons.Read more "Latest Reads"