Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lunch time

Working from home is great. I get so much work done! Noone talks to me and asks inane questions (maybe I'm a little misanthropic) and at lunch time, I get to have pasta! Woop woop! Oh it's very clean here too and I have so many choices in tea!

I need to dash out and buy some feta to add to my lunch right now. Get out into the sun and get some fresh air too. A little walk to get some supplies for lunch, I feel like I'm back in Europe and that makes me happy too. Though I do love me some South African sunshine!

Cacio e pepe for lunch, just like someone's mama makes it!!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015


from here

Gosh! I'm that person who has an answer for everything. More still, a question for everything...It's not just the average 4 year old, that asks about 457 questions a day, I ask loads more. 

You know what though...I'm starting to be a lot quieter. Not contrary to my nature actually, but you  know, I'm just realising more and more, some people firstly are not worth me opening my mouth, but more that anything, I should speak where others will listen, but honestly, Nature, just has me zipping it!
It feels good actually.  My the pleasure of just sending a winking smiley face, not even the fancy emoji kind, just a semi-colon and a bracket. My oh my how fulfilling it is to keep it simple. Also I have realised, in some hard and painful ways that some people are really just not worth me opening my mouth. I invest of myself when I say something, so I don't want to waste it.

Just a great thing to think on. LESS is definitely more, even in this case.

My mouth feels so great closed. Trust me on this though, nothing goes unsaid.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Last week...let's go!

Well. It's the last week of May! Um...I think I may ;) not quite fully be out of the first week of May quite yet, but this place is moving people, keep up or get knocked out.

She is beautiful from here

I and actually a lot of us, usually post great reads at the end of the week or our weekend list, but as I am in desperate need of a boost as my week begins, I thought I May ;) just change things up a little. What can I do, change is everything you special button.

I read my horoscope a moment ago. I barely processed it, but it's a fun ritual. What does yours say for the week ahead?

I liked the way this was worded, 100 ways to be a love letter to the Universe. Go on and be at least one.

My diary is full this week. It's so bizarre. Most importantly though, I need to make time for a trip to the zoo with my two twinlet darlings and attend the most special grey haired woman's birthday on Friday even. These are the thinks in life that matter to me most!

I was chatting to a guy about work and he told me, work is his life. I wanted to cry and hug him all at once. While for me, that is not the case, it really brought it to the fore for me, how differently I feel about that. While I love using my brain and working super hard brings me an inexplicable satisfaction. When I am happiest and most alive is at my bestie's kitchen table on a Friday afternoon, feeding and entertaining her most beautiful little twin girls, and then one reaches and wants to hold my hand while she eats. (actually crying as I type this, because it is so inexplicably beautiful and heart ripplingly incredible)Does life get more beautiful? I really think not. This is living for me.

There is a time for it all.

I find more and more that I am a notebook maven and I do love me some great stationery. What I really need though are a filofax and my desk needs a rolodex.

Have a splendid week ahead you magic bubbles!


Sunday, May 24, 2015

I know is just not a good day

Seeing this little girl having a moment in front of Obama even, I was like yes little girl, everyone has that day! Good for you for owning up to it now. Also we all break down in front of super handsome men. So go on you for owning it little pumpkin. Bad days happen. Even when you're dressed up. As grown up as I am, I still feel like I'd love to do this.

DO you xx

Friday, May 22, 2015

YO Fri...So lovely to see you

What a week! Thought I'd be cheeky and call Friday by her not so cute nick name!

I'm approaching life like this sweet face..from here
I hope you've had a good week. Mine has been a challenge. Having to deal with other humans often brings that to the fore. Bummer!

Here are some links for a wonderful weekend. Have a read please;
Yes darling Rochie, "you do have a light" - Love how this lovely friend of mine reminds me to be Thankful
Is leadership in your genes lady?
She wanted to be a fairy, but decided do go for it without Dad's help
ogojiii  it's almost here
Now this is a cover star
TechSHES (I made up that moniker myself right now)

Challenges may test you, but don't let them turn you. Remember pressure passes and stress is not the state you want to be in.
"Love is NOT a past time, it's a privilege." Don't be reckless with your heart or other people's and don't let them be reckless with yours.

Have a weekend of wonder.

Please do one thing that you've never done before, even if it's as simple as walking a different route or parking in a different spot.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Is it really?

My fave animal and print from here
I was walking with my beautiful friend, yesterday morning and on these walks we usually have all ambits of discussions. Everything from how we need to get fit and all our body issues, how we need to love ourselves more and then what worries us and also what's going on in our lives. Really distracts us from the hills we walk up, I must say.

Yesterday we spoke about the whole concept of if it's meant to be it will be and how sometimes when something does not work out, it's God's (or whomever you believe a higher power to be) plan of saying not for you. That was tough for me. I look at certain things and I'm like yes definitely, then I think of other things, non essential to my vitality like a guy I like and I'm like, is it really meant to be that we don't land up together. Perhaps the little baby romantic in me, is fighting the inevitable or is it so?

I believe in nature and certain things have their span and should be, but both my friend and I are little over achievers and we struggle with not having answers. I also love me a solution, so I always want to find the answer to something so I can figure out why it happened and how it won't happen again. Clearly I have not really applied this so well to my dating life, bar for the fact that I seemed to choose guys to date that I needed to fix. Guess it is really true that some people aren't looking for love, they're looking for help. Eek!

Anyhoo...there I go digressing! Oopsies...Do you sometimes also struggle  with that whole thing of it is what it is or it's not meant for you or it's for the best. Aargh...getting a little riled up just thinking about it!

I don't know, but words I still find comforting and make sense to me are my bestie's words, "It will if it must."


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Have you realised this?

This has dawned on me  more and more as I grow up.

I remember watching that film with Hilary Swank, You're Not You. It had me sobbing away and its insightful shocks to my sleepy psyche. Her character in the movie, when speaking about the man she'd married and she said to him, "you don't see me. You don't see me as who I am. It's not your fault either, because I've been trying to be the women that I see you see." That was jarring to listen to I must say. So true though. Made me think that's for sure.

She then goes on to say, "why is it that we want the ones that don't see us, instead of the ones who do?"

What a question? I was wodnering this myself yesterday, why I choose guys who are quite cruel to me and often reckless with me and my heart? It's a choice, MY choice, I won't shy away from that difficult truth. Well now i know better, so I better choose better.

It is such a wonderful thing though to be with people who see you, as you are. It's so great to spend time with people who remind you just how of you there is and all of you is so lovely and loveable. These people are so rare. Hold on tight.

See you first, before you can expect others to.


Saturday, May 16, 2015


Zen golden monkey...yes please!

That's what I feel and say about SO many things that I hold dear. Mostly these things aren't really things in actual fact, but treasured moments, spaces and people.

My home is one of these. My little houselet, apartment, space of happiness, pleasure, sharing, reading, secret whispers, kisses, cuddles, raucous laughter, solitude, sanctuary. All these things and more. I am so careful about who I invite into my space and I highly selective about this, as I don;t want people to ruin my energy or bring theirs into my space. This is a place of love and soothing anf peace for me. My tv is off more than it is on, some days, usually at the end of the week, I'm like oh, between the two paintings, what is that black rectangle..Oh it's a television. Good on ya Mr TV. In this home, we do books in a big way. LOVES it!

My home, my space is so precious. I realise that more and more. So I think it's good that I safe guard this space, final bastion of me. We have to be outside of our safe spaces so much in the day, at work, driving, being exposed to people we choose to date who are careless with our hearts, it's good to have a place that is precious. Yes I have other precious places, but this one is kinda my own, my little hidy house.

Loves it!

Find your precious place. Safe guard it with all you have.

Stay precious


Friday, May 15, 2015

Dress up and show up

It's Friday. Man oh man I've looked forward to this day! Yay!

Yes to this!
Have a beautiful weekend lovelies. FIRST!! Let's get through Friday and please make it spectacular! I plan to make mine so!

Our autumn days are so sunny and glorious here, that it's just wonderful to be out and enjoy them. I plan to dress up today. It's a great way to get through the day with an added bit of energy and panache. Tu vois?!

Tried out an incredible restaurant for dinner last night. French restaurant, really brought back the nostalgia of France for me, which I love so much. Thinking of trying it for breakie tomorrow. Saw the beautiful and newly engaged, Jozi Food Fix, there, so I guess we were on the right track. Service is still struggling a little, but they're finding their feet I guess.

So here are a  few reads from the web for the weekend...
What is on your future bae's bookshelf matters
Well what have you been waiting for? Real girls
Trying to get to grips with this study
We do love us some beauty tips from those in the know
This is what I call an EDUCATION. Best thing I've seen all week!

May your weekend be a thing of beauty.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Yes Please!!

That's just the vibe I'm putting out this week. Just saying Yes to what is real, important, nourishing, new, healthy and refreshing! Also letting go... Man oh man, why do I hold on so much?! Is it just me?

One of my darling friends has been playing that Taylor Swift song, Shake it off so often, it often just sits in my head these days! Annoying and equally enjoyable!

While I wish my yes, was loud and resounding, it's more still a cautious whisper at the moment, but one day when I'm feeling bigger and fiercer, I will sound it out, super loud!


Please and  THANK YOU! We always need to mind our manners ;)


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Office worker

Love how Esha dresses for the office
Seriously in 2015, have we STILL not realised just how little work people do in the office. This 9-5 mentality, really is that best for productivity? If it hasn't really worked for battery chickens, how um, dear humans, does it work for you.

Listen, there are some of us human creatures, who are cool to be in a cubicle, for a set number of hours a day. Good on ya I say! I am NOT one of those people. I can work solidly, but I need freedom. Clocking in and my bestie and I struggle the MOST with...asking for leave. WHAT is that about?

Working super hard is in my DNA, but being stuck to a desk and being tracked, creep me out. Maybe I am an endangered species, one of those rare breeds of employees who likes to think when I work, is highly skilled, goes above and beyond the call of duty and is always learning.

I like the quiet of working from home sometimes. I do like sitting with other people, but sometimes it's not the most productive.

I also like dressing up for work. I have themes too hihi! Working from home is great too, because I like all the mugs available, I know how they've been cleaned and wow, we have amazing tea in this office.

I would like to work in a onesie on some occasions, because quite frankly, I need to be comfortable when I work hard. I found this in this incredible read on working from home on Refinery29.

I look at some of what I wear when I work and have produced some of my best work in and while I'd like to say that was the day I worked my Miu Miu's, I think it was more Nike tube socks over leggings and a long sweatshirt that produced my best work to date.

Rock out with your best mind work out and wear what you will. Work from home if that's your vibe. More corporates, let your staff work where they work best. It doesn't have to be every day, but I swear you will get the best out of your people if you do. #justsaying

I have many many things to do and lunch to prepare too. Hihi...

Got to get back to work.

Discipline is key. That's the easy part though, when you're happy doing what you do.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015



Yho, but letting go is hard to do. Why do we insist on holding on sometimes? Is it so that we hear what we've suspected all along? To hear the apology that we'd long since accepted we'd never get? To look just one last time into the face of someone we love and to get your final goodbye? Who knows?! To punish ourselves one last time with truths we've long since known. To fear, to cry, to breathe it all in and to exhale, because even this we will get through and it is actually going to be lovely.

Stay kind though. Don't let anyone change who you are inside.



Saturday, May 9, 2015

Hi Weekend

More of the latter!

It's the weekend. Love this time of the week. It's been a great and a tough week I must say.

A few weekend reads for you:

I'd love to step back into this magical time and have a look into Frida Kahlo's wardrobe
I need a mentor, these girls are magnificent and give great advice
I was on a great finance course this week and I was told to have a look at Satrix now!
A little retail therapy courtesy of Lena Dunham for &OtherStories
Getting baked is a great stress reliever it turns out

Please DANCE!

Happy Mother's Day to all you beautiful Mamas and Mamas in waiting.


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Classroom Crush

From here

I love big books and I cannot lie. My love for learning is immense. I realise this more and more as I continue to get schooled. I mean life has daily lessons for sure, but for me being in a classroom is also pretty awesome.

I've been in class all week this week and really Finance is a fascinating subject, but what does make it easier is the having a cutie in class. Especially a cutie in your row. Big smile!! Lucky me right!

I'm a single gal and I'm all for a holistic education and eye candy is really a positive addition to this equation. Definitely a ROE and everything here.

So I went to a monastic school, so I didn't learn how to flirt ever. I just stun boys with my awkwardness and even then, barely! I say and do all the wrong things. Into that please read, that I almost rolled down the stairs this week, in full view of in class cutie! Goodness me!! I have learnt nothing in this necessary life skill clearly.

It's been lovely though. As lectures come to an end, the lessons don't end do they. While as we're older we're a LOT more committed to coming to class, I've really enjoyed having the cutie in my row as extra incentive ;)


Friday, May 1, 2015

It's gonna be MAY!!

I couldn't resist! Here's my list of lovely things that happened today and also also just a few things for you for the weekend.

From here

  1. My mentee got engaged today, precious sweet, super smart, little boy is going to be someone's husband! Eek so happy for him and his sweet treasure of a little wife to be! Best news of the day. What better way to celebrate Labour Day than with a Labour of Love.
  2. I started out my day with an awesome meeting with a cool guy and his even more vibrant and incredible daughter. Daddy/Daughter duos for the win!
  3. It's a public holiday and boy did lovely Mother Nature show off! It was so beautifully sunny.
  4. We've had such magnificent light so far this Autumn. 
  5. I watched this movie this afternoonand I filled the cinema with loud laughter, thigh slapping tears of laughter wiping. I love French film, but this is truly hilarious and not just French humour, but it really just transcends even borders the French sometimes put up. In one word, Genial!
  6. what do you call it? 
  7.  I'm having a career rethink, this is great advice for life and career. Do you!
  8. I need a new book to read. Recommendations welcome.
  9. Sleep in. Just a teeny tiny little lie in.
Have a great weekend you precious people. Cuddle and kiss those close to you.

Be kinder than is necessary. Always!

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