This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “West Coast Wander: Family Ties, Finns and Fishing in Velddrif”. It is accompanied by a recipe – “Bokkom Pâté with Cape Gooseberry Chutney”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant. Of all the towns along the Cape West Coast, my favourite by … Continue Reading

Remember that Sophie Kinsella book-turned-film Confessions of a Shopaholic? I used to dream of attending sample sales and finding a pair of red stiletto boots that I would buy through a combination of impulsive rationale (an oxymoron or just a moron?) and obsessive jealousy at the thought of someone else getting her feet into them before … Continue Reading

Let me come clean with you by confessing that I am both a millennial and a technophobe. When it comes to technology, my mantra is that if it works for you then why change. I’ve got my old favourites that I use in rotation and would be quite content to carry on utilising them – … Continue Reading

This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “Happiness begins with Hygge”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant.  If 2017 has a theme, it would have to be Hygge. Pronounced hue-gah, this Danish concept is all about getting cosy in colder weather. I explore how … Continue Reading

As far as meals go, breakfast is the one that invariably outshines the rest. It’s the initial eat of the day and if you’re lucky enough, the one whose scent coaxes you out of bed with a smile on your face and rumble in your belly. The limited possibilities of breakfast only succeed in making it … Continue Reading