Camping and the African wilderness: Our holiday in the Kgalagadi

2018-10-01T12:32:47+02:00October 1st, 2018|Blog, Travel|

About a year ago, Cilliers’ parents invited us on a two-week camping trip to and from the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. This park is so popular that you need to book it a full year in advance, which meant 12 months of pure childlike excitement for me! My parents-in-law have done this 4x4 touring many times [...]

Visiting the beautiful Babylonestoren hotel

2018-07-05T12:57:23+02:00July 5th, 2018|Blog, Lifestyle, Reviews, Travel|

It’s been proper winter weather the past few weeks … Icy winds and days of continuous rain had every Capetonian smiling from ear to ear, because this feels like the good old times (before showering had a time limit). Amidst the gruelling cold, a heartwarming gift arrived: the world famous Babylonstoren farm here in the [...]

Twenty-three things I’ve learnt in my twenty-three years

2018-04-26T12:00:36+02:00April 26th, 2018|Blog, Lifestyle|

I recently celebrated my twenty-third birthday. One thing is for sure: the older I get, the quicker these birthday-things sneak up on me! I feel like a proper adult when I complain about how quickly time goes by. Suddenly we’re in April, yet I am still recovering from Christmas lunch. I’ve never minded growing older [...]

Paying It Forward

2018-03-26T11:57:41+02:00March 26th, 2018|Blog, Lifestyle|

A new post was long overdue and I’ve been racking my brain for topic ideas, but obviously came up short. Here’s the thing: I wanted to write something meaningful; something profound or wise. Sure, there will be posts about holidays, or me giving tips on or advice about certain things, or a list of favourite [...]

Simple Ideas for Valentine’s Day

2018-02-12T12:25:42+02:00February 12th, 2018|Blog, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|

The month of February is filled with hues of pink and red, heart shaped everything, and a constant eye roll from those in the single’s camp. Everyone else who is in a relationship or married, is now frantically searching for gift ideas and dinner reservations. And then there’s us. We’ve never given Valentine’s Day much [...]

My new mantra

2018-01-23T12:10:57+02:00January 23rd, 2018|Blog, Lifestyle|

A little while ago I video called a dear friend of mine who is currently in China, where she and her husband are teaching English. She told me that they will be coming back home (to Cape Town) in February. Both of us were squealing with delight and excitement (there were some tears too, not [...]

Product review: towels from The Cotton Company

2017-12-04T14:12:17+02:00December 4th, 2017|Blog, Lifestyle, Reviews|

I first came across The Cotton Company on Instagram where they have the most beautiful account. Each picture is a little square of inspiration and invites you into a world of minimalistic elegance and modern cosiness! Naturally, I immediately started following them and soon the owner, Madeleine, and I were chatting through the social media [...]

Our holiday at the Kruger National Park

2017-11-22T14:02:58+02:00November 22nd, 2017|Blog, Travel|

Cillers and I recently celebrated our second wedding anniversary with a trip to the Kruger National Park (KNP). Instead of flying there, we decided to drive. Brave, I know. Especially with our roads riddled with holes, making it look like Swiss cheese. And, well, taking on all those kilometres by ourselves. But, in our youthful [...]

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