• Reviews

    Alto Wine Estate {Review}

    January 26 2019 will forever be etched in my heart as the night I got to watch James Morrison live. I have always been a huge fan of his, his music has gotten me through some break ups and I have even performed his songs for talent competitions. This day will also be etched in my memory for being the day that I visited one of my new found favourite quaint wine estates. On arrival I was taken away by how picturesque, relaxed, very lush and green it was and I could just tell we were in for a treat.   Wine tasting options Full disclosure I only knew Alto…

  • Inspire Mondays,  Lifestyle

    You are in competition with no one

    Happy Monday! I always believe that we need motivation and inspiration but more especially on Mondays. I think too often we are our own worst enemies, we need to check that behaviour and start a process of unlearning  and become our biggest cheerleaders. I then came across this quote by Ms Iyanla Vanzant. Too often we compare ourselves to the detriment of self. This is a learned behaviour starting from our parents comparing us to our friends or their friends children. Growing up we continue with this behaviour we compare ourselves to our peers often feeling like failures if we feel like we do not have what they have. This…

  • Physical health,  Wellness

    My first time hiking Table Mountain

    I could wax lyrical about how Table Mountain is the seventh wonder of the world, how the view is majestic but honestly I wanted to hike it because I love a challenge. I have always wanted to hike and take those epic pics all us non- Capetonians are famous for.Two of my nephews were willing to do the trail with me, I was advised to go early morning, as early as five thirty am. Obviously this was not going to happen I started the hike at eight am, I mean I was on holiday and the mountain was going nowhere and I love the sound of a snoozed alarm. The…

  • All things adulting,  Career

    International day of woman and girl in science

    I long for days where we do not need days like these, however as long as women and girls are excluded from participating fully in science, form less than 30% of the world’s researchers and there are still inequalities experienced by women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) then such  days are not only relevant but necessary .   What moved me to write this post was when I read the joint message from Director-General at UNESCO Audrey Azouley and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo –Ngcuka. Where they said “One of the many tools for tackling gender based inequality in the sciences is dismantling the barriers to…

  • Book club,  Reviews

    These things really do happen to me

    Author: Khaya Dlanga Publication year: 2018 Genre: Non fiction I first heard of Khaya Dlanga when he was a budding comedian I was sad to hear he was solely focusing on his nine to five in advertising. I have since learnt it’s not quite a loss as he is fighting the aircon wars in corporate South Africa one remote at a time. That’s why when I saw this book, I knew I had to read it, the book cover said only his mom liked it but against my better judgement I still read it. Synopsis Khaya describes everyday experiences that have shaped his life. He recounts amusing anecdotes from chasing…

  • Reviews

    Fat butcher the steakhouse every meat lover needs to experience

    On my first night in Stellies my friends wanted to treat me and took me to the fat butcher. Honestly I found the name odd later on I found myself wanting to name my child after them, don’t judge me, yet. On arrival we were seated inside upstairs as the outside we wanted was quite packed. I would encourage one to book beforehand it’s quite popular, with good reason. I found the deco stylish it reminded me of those barnyards that have been refurbished into something modern. The book lover in me loved the book shelves had to stop myself from heading over and choosing a book The service I…

  • Inspire Mondays,  Lifestyle

    Start Now, With What You Have!

    Hello, for our first inspire Monday of the year I  want to make sure that : after the mood, excitement of “New Year, new me” has worn off we are  still intentional in making our goals a reality Today’s post is about looking at all the excuses that are holding you back, doing away with them and just simply starting. You see dear reader it’s really important that we start with our goals right now, with what we have. Too often we are focused on what we do not have, waiting for things to all align, waiting for the fear to subside and we end up never starting and another year rolls…

  • Book club,  Reviews

    Brida

    Author: Paulo Coelho Publication year: 1990 Genre: Spiritual “Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.” Molweni! As you all may know I am a huge Paulo Coelho fan and so when I found out this story is about finding ones’ soulmate I couldn’t wait to carve out some time and read it. Brida is a story that set in Ireland in the 1980s and one of its themes being witchcraft I couldn’t wait to discover how well known places like Stonehenge and druids would be incorporated. I loved the descriptions of the forest. “The process of finding ourselves is called…

  • Lifestyle,  Taste Corner

    Eat this before your next work out and be the beast at the gym

    Hello! Never have the words you are what you eat rang truer than before or after a workout. What you eat can be the deciding factor between a cramp, finishing your circuit or lifting more than you’re used to. This year I want an all year body, I am not waiting for summer to have a great healthy body and if you feel the same, today’s post is right up your alley. Depending on what you eat it’s best to eat 2 hours before your workout but if it’s a snack you can take it 45 minutes before. Remember your meal has to be high in carbs as they work…

  • Book club,  Reviews

    Sweet Medicine- Book Review

    Author: Panashe Chigumadzis Publication year:  2015 Genre: Fiction Hey there my awesome readers hope you are keeping well and that in 2019 you are kicking butt and taking names. For our first book review for the year I am reviewing debut novel Sweet medicine by Panashe Chigumadzi. One of my favourite things about summertime and being on holiday is that there is more time for novels and I can read a book a day.  I am always looking for more local authors to read and when I came across this book I just knew I had to read it. “Tsitsi and the rest of the nation who now found themselves…