Happy Friday

Hello Friday – so glad you’ve arrived ūüôā

My gratitude list for this week include:

  • Breakfast at Greens on Saturday morning, shopping afterwards and then an afternoon drive to Rooiels
  • Awesome hike on Sunday – we went to Cecelia Forest and it was a great workout with beautiful scenery
  • Flapjacks for breakfast
  • Feeling better after having a sore throat on Monday
  • Soothing cups of tea with honey
  • Organising my e-mails this week – worth the effort!
  • Sorbet nail polish
  • Boerewors rolls and oven chips – perfect comfort food ūüôā
  • Rain last night. ¬†Please let us get more!
  • Weekend is around the corner


Currently: May

Where has this month gone to?  It seems every month goes quicker than the last and this year is zooming by far too quickly.

So this is where I am currently:

Grateful:  for an amazing mini-break in Stanford earlier this month with Mark

Loving: ¬†my husband and the way he always knows what to say when I’m feeling stressed

Remembering: ¬†my Ouma who spent her first mother’s day in heaven this month

Drinking:  tea with honey

Pondering:  a huge decision I need to make regarding studying further

Hopeful:  for rain.  The dam levels in Cape Town are extremely low and we desperately need lots of rain very soon

Wishing:  that it was Friday evening

Excited:  to try out my new Clinique make up

Feeling:  headachey after a very long meeting.  Want to curl up with tea and a book!

How has your May been?




Happy Friday

What a week! ¬†I am in desperate need of a weekend and am SO glad that Friday is here at long last. ¬†Lots of people agreed this week dragged by and I cannot wait for 4:00pm to arrive ūüôā

My gratitude list for this week:

  • An amazing stay in Stanford. ¬†Mark and I had such a relaxing time and look forward to going back soon.
  • Mark’s 20 year anniversary at his work on Monday. ¬†Such an awesome achievement and I’m so proud of all his hard work and dedication.
  • Dinner with my father-in-law and mother-in-law on Monday evening.
  • Lunch with a work friend on Tuesday
  • Tea with honey
  • Crisp wine after a super long day earlier this week – tea can only do so much!
  • Treating myself to goodies from Clinique and getting a gift with it in a cute make up bag
  • Being creative with the organiser I bought from Typo
  • Having a relatively healthy eating week. ¬†Drinking more water and cutting down on carbs.
  • Driving more and getting a little more confident with each trip.

What is on your gratitude list?


Hermanus getaway


This past weekend was wonderful.¬† Hubby and I planned a stay in Hermanus and the weather was amazing with¬†Saturday¬†being really hot¬†and wind-free.¬† We went to have brunch at Oskars and then walked around a bit before having drinks and watching rugby at Tapas.¬† I love¬†this restaurant and couldn’t resist a fun pic ūüôā


I thought the sign inside the restaurant was brilliant!


The Hi-Tec Walker Bay Xtreme was taking place all weekend and Hermanus was super busy with lots of people competing in various sporting events.

Saturday evening we had a braai and watched rugby.  We woke to much cooler weather on Sunday morning but took a drive to Stanford.  Hubby had bought a new camera lens and was keen to try it out.  We spotted a Giant Kingfisher and he was glad to get some pics even though it was overcast.

Later in the afternoon we drove to Gansbaai and Danger Point and stopped at a quiet spot where we watched Kelp Gulls dropping periwinkle snails on the ground before eating them.  Nature never ceases to amaze me!

This is the part where I tell you that I accidentally deleted¬†some of¬†my photos on Tuesday (selected an album instead of one photo) so I have none of the clever Gulls.¬† I’m lucky to have some pics of the weekend thanks to hubby taking them on his phone ūüôā¬† Some were in my WhatsApp chats – hooray for technology!

Back in Hermanus we took a walk and spotted this little Dassie happily munching away.


We had another delicious braai that evening and Monday morning went back to Stanford where hubby got some more photos (he is very pleased with his lens) and glad he bought it.


After a tasty breakfast, we packed up and drove back to Cape Town.

That evening we had a date night and celebrated 10 years of being in our home.  I still remember moving in like it was yesterday!  Over the decade we have painted, tiled, made changes to the garden and hubby built a braai.  However we remembered the first few days of moving in, and because our home was new we had to buy (and install) curtain rails, security bars, gates, a letterbox and not forgetting toilet roll holders.

What a journey the last 10 years have been. ¬†I’m excited for the next decade with the love of my life.