Let’s Make Carrot Cake

A little while ago I had a craving for something sweet so I decided to rope my lovely mama into baking a carrot cake with me. Neither of us are particularly conventional bakers, namely because we get impatient and couldn’t be bothered to measure out ingredients most of the time… which could explain our record of […]

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Photos from Franschhoek

This weekend, Tom and I ventured forth to Franschhoek in search of wine, good food and relaxation – and that’s exactly what we found. There’s nothing I enjoy more than time away with my love and we had the best long weekend walking, talking, reading, and eating delicious things. Here are some photos from the various spots […]

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Tom has furniture

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 […]

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Antique Furniture Browsing

Tom needs new furniture, and, after a few glasses of wine last night he asked me to go and find him some and gave me rather a sizeable budget to do so! Obviously I jumped at the invitation, messaged Vix immediately and asked her to meet me at Appel n Ui today for some lunch-break browsing. […]

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Jamie Oliver’s Lasagne

I get to host the lovely ladies from book club (yes I’m so grown up) this month, so I decided to go all out and make a lasagne I’ve been eyeing for ages in Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food. Never being one to shy away from a battle, I didn’t let the length of the recipe deter me […]

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Happy in Hermanus

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). […]

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Books, books, more books

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 […]

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