Was It As Good For You?

•October 30, 2014 • 1 Comment

Originally posted on the migrant chef:

WARNING: This post contains high-calorie subject matter and coarsely chopped peanuts that may not be suitable for all dieters.Reader discretion is advised.

Peanut Butter Chocolate & Caramel Cheesecake

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So often chocolate is equated with sex. We say things like “mmmm, that was/is better than sex”, or “orgasmic”. Sometimes the desserts we eat are named after sex, such as Sex In A Pan, or Better Than Sex Cake. However, we never equate sex to chocolate. When was the last time you culminated coitus and thought, ” Wow, that was like the best whoppie pie ever!” I’m sure, for some, a whoopie pie is more satisfying at times. I always thought this comparison was fascinating. But what’s even more fascinating is that I’ve never met a man who would agree any dessert comes close to sex.

Makes you wonder.

Today’s post is all about expelling the shame and guilt we…

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Big Grinn

•October 30, 2014 • 1 Comment


You know that feeling when you just want to sit and grin from ear to ear…and then you realise that you are actually doing it and the guy in the car next to you is clearly thinking you must be “special” because you are most probably looking like a dufus. Yip, that was the start to my day :-)

I do feel cheerfully happy this morning. The weather in Cape Town looks a little glum but not even that can take the spring out of my step. Both my girls received awards at school yesterday for culure and reflecting on everything they do and have done, I feel so proud. They are beautiful, intelligent and talented. What more can a mother ask for. I absolutely loved school…nerd I know, but I really did. The simplicity of it was blissful. The friends were sometimes forgettable, sometimes not. The boys were all still skinny and cute. Most of the teachers were fun and playfully strict. School was great.

The girls started at a new schol this year due to our move, but they are blossoming. It is just such a great feeling knowing that I don’t have to worry about them too much. They are diligent  and really give me so many reasons to be proud.

Sigh, so yeah…there is that dorky grin again… I just can’t help myself.

Hop, skip.. Tra-la-laa

•October 20, 2014 • Leave a Comment


What a month! It has wizzed by. I’m completely exhausted with work and life taking it’s toll. In a great way though. It’s been busy but rewarding at the same time. I love a good challenge. Feeling overwhelmed with tasks I think I can’t get through just to prove to myself I could.  Work is amazing, and my personal life even more amazing.

There’s so many exciting things in the near future.  I yet again feel overwhelmed with all the planning required, but I’m also so excited that I want to burst.  Sigh…. Happy happy

Happy Days

•September 12, 2014 • 2 Comments


I’m not sure if it is the change in weather, but it’s difficult not to be in a good mood when you wake up to a glorious day with perfect Cape Town weather.  The last 2 weeks have been beyond hectic and I must admit my mood has not resembled perky perfection at all.  It’s been busy.. Hectic at work..hectic at home. This time of year it seems as if everyone races heading for year end.  I admit I am very lucky… I have an amazing job, so even hectic days are easily forgotten. I have beautiful kids..a whole bunch that fill my life and generously add to my grey hair lol. Sigh…and then I’m blessed with a wonderful friend and partner.

Between all the kids and everything else there is not much room left for anything… But then I suppose that is what a fulfilled life feels like. I often wonder what the purpose of certain things are, and have come to realise that things don’t always happen by chance. There is a hidden purpose for everything. I think the difficulty lies in the ability to be patient enough to wait for time to pass and the reasons to appear and present themselves with the meaning of all they have hidden until that perfect moment where it all makes sense.

Like I said.. I’m not sure if it is the beautiful weather, or the amazing breakfast I shared with my love….but I feel tons of perky happy feelings :mrgreen:

Home sweet home

•August 18, 2014 • Leave a Comment

HOme sweet home

Wow, i can’t believe i last blogged in June. This year has whizzed by. It seems most of May till July has been a bit of a blur. We have had so many changes in our family. New house, new puppy, all with it’s own challenges. The new house has been a big one. After a very eventful and exciting Christmas, we happened on a little add for a little house for sale, that we thought seemed a little interesting… the rest is now history mixed up somewhere in the blur.

Our house hunting needs were great, we needed 5 bedrooms to accommodate all the kids and definitely needed a bigger kitchen. So we get to this house.. run down and grimy and all we see is potential :) I must say not a lot of people could see it, but we had a plan… So we put in an offer, and wha la– home owners.

The exciting bit was something very far in the future as we knew we had to build one or 2 walls, convert 2 rooms and revamp what we were left with. It was a hectic start to a very exciting end that is still looming closer but not quite reached yet. We worked every night for weeks to get it habitable. This is no joke, when we moved in the house was left in such a grimy mess it had a few self sustaining Eco systems of it’s own. But a few bottles of bleach and lots of scrubbing and it looked a little better.

Just before we moved we got a new puppy and added that in the mix. Between the training and the constant playing there was much to adjust to :). Between renovations, the kids and Lilly (the pup) we have been super busy. It’s been really challenging. Around every corner we saw something new that had to be fixed or revamped. Definitely our little house of horrors. I must say we have done a surprising amount of work and it has completely transformed the previously old, grimy, dated house into a little place we now call home. :)

We still have lots to do, but in time it will get done. i will post some before and after pics of the transformation soon :)


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