Category Archives: Sleep

Secret Santa and all things tacky

If there’s one thing about my line of work I hate more than anything it has to be office Christmas and closing party mash-ups. I hate them more than I hate PowerPoint presentations that look like they were done by a computer illiterate grade three student – I do realise that computer illiterate/not computer savvy…
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GROUNDED INDEFINITELY

[caption id="attachment_345" align="aligncenter" width="524" caption="Were I not the modern version of a gypsy my folks wold have one of these"][/caption] Ever since I left home my parents and I have had an agreement that should I not have any concrete or exciting plans, I would spend the holidays at home. Well, ever since I was…
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For future reference

[caption id="attachment_239" align="aligncenter" width="510" caption="It totally does, this little guy is so cute!"] [/caption] This week I wrote my last exam for the year – not counting the supplementary exams I’m hoping I won’t need to take – but that business administration and accounting paper really pulled a smack-down on me, so I’m not very…
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The thing about us single gals

[caption id="attachment_354" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="I was looking for a picture of a person with single scribbled on their forehead, I found this woman who tattooed the name of a 23-year old rap artist to her forehead. Are there no metaphors left anymore?"][/caption] I have two brothers: my older brother is a battling ladies man –…
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HOW-TO: CLEAN UP FOR GUESTS

With the schools about to close and the festive season looming, it’s that time again to get the guest bedroom and bathroom spruced up. It makes me very proud and at ease to know that my guests are as comfortable as can be. I found an article on the TLC website, yes the American Discovery…
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Full house: going green

[caption id="attachment_364" align="aligncenter" width="380" caption="Every spot will be occupied, but I like to believe that the more the merrier."][/caption] The farm turns into a bit of a circus every holiday season and I mean during the June school holidays, Easter break and most long weekends. I’m not complaining because it usually means more hands to…
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For the love of Mzansi: Wear Only ZA!

[caption id="attachment_260" align="aligncenter" width="194" caption="I love local, I've got the badge."][/caption] The Proudly South African initiative that has been ongoing for the past 10 years and has inspired campaigns like  WOZA, which  is a ‘buy local’ campaign . Launched to promote companies, brands and projects, which that are active in helping to create employment while adhering…
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The reason my mother’s never been ‘Mother of the bride’

The Better Sleep Council’s guide recently made its way to my granite-top breakfast table and it wasn’t because of direct marketing, the only people who have my PO Box address are the tax man, Forbes magazine (for my subscription), a pen pal I met in during my gap six months working on ski slopes in Alaska…
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You may say I’m a dreamer…

“It takes nothing from my candle to light yours” – This was the title of my oldest son’s graduation speech to the class of 2009 when he graduated from Rhodes; I was sitting front and centre in the auditorium with his biological grandmother and two younger siblings. I was proud that the four years in…
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