Birthday Tatts

Sooo, my birthday turned into a birthday weekend full of spoils. We spent most of the weekend with all our kids, sipping on wine and relaxing. As wonderful as it was, I was looking forward to my postponed birthday gift from my dearest πŸ™‚

Wha laaa πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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He went first … I considered chickening out, but mustered up enough oh-so-much-needed courage and after about 6 minutes I was branded for life πŸ™‚Β  And YES YES, it did hurt! I am definitely not one for pain inflicted on purpose. Now it’s been about 3 days of healing, still looking a little bruised but healing well, so hopefully any discomfort and pain will soon be forgotten. I might opt for another one in future, but definitely not any time soon.


Big Grinn


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 πŸ™‚

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 culture 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 diligentΒ  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


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.Β  Work is amazing, and my personal life even more amazing.

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

Happy Days


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.Β  The last 2 weeks have been beyond hectic and I must admit my mood has not resembled perky perfection at all.Β  It’s been busy.. Hectic at work..hectic at home. This time of year it seems as if everyone races heading for year end.Β  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:

Satisfyingly Sushi


I absolutely love love love sushi. Initially when i asked my fiance to go for sushi, he said he thinks it’s a bit overrated and would always prefer steak to sushi. Well now, that did not last very long as he confessed that he has been converted and even craves sushi..can you imagine πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

We have tried so many little sushi places and having a plate of sushi and a glass of wine definitely takes me to my happy place πŸ™‚ I happened to stop off at a little place after work one night and thought to give them a try and oh heaven.. they make amazing sushi. Everything you can imagine, yummy Philadelphia rolls, dragon rolls, amazing salmon roses, tempura prawn rolls, tempura crab rolls, the list is endless. They did not have one thing that was not absolutely delicious!!

Sigh, i’m obviously craving sushi… with a glass of wine and my baby’s conversation…the stuff that will take anyone to their Happy Place πŸ™‚