Category Archives: Sleep

Swimming pools and speedos (cue the bridal march)

“I wanted to see if they gave different tips for different places, maybe geography affects our sleeping patterns somehow.” Mother began pushing yet another sleeping guide across the breakfast table at her house, the exact kitchen table where one year she convinced my toddler self that there would be no Christmas presents because I refused…
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Sorting through my memories

This past Sunday I spent my pondering time, which consists of me sitting with hubby (when he is around) on the veranda with a mug of something warm or a glass of something chilled and looking out at the garden. I spent that time, which I have set aside to think thoughts of gratitude (or…
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Love and celebration

February is quite a busy month, there’s the world-renowned day of love that everybody celebrates on the 14th. This day I believe is great in principle but lacks some backbone. I personally have no problem with setting aside a day to tell and show each other how much we love and appreciate the people we…
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21 things to do before I turn 22

Happy New Year! I hope you had a great festive season and that you are recovering from it beautifully. I also hope that all your application forms were in last year already and, if you are going into the job market, your CV has made its way to every important HR manager’s desk already. What I…
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The Jetsetter’s Guide to 2012

[caption id="attachment_312" align="aligncenter" width="717" caption="Found this on the beautiful Solange's just as inspirational Damn Blog"][/caption] Hey Jetsetters! Was that a brilliant festive season or was I just dreaming? Mommy Jetsetter and I are back on home soil and she can’t keep mum about how wonderful the holiday was and how much fun she had with…
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Have I Mentioned That the Last Time I made a Resolution I was in Grade 10?

[caption id="attachment_315" align="aligncenter" width="560" caption="As a kid I my dad and I spent hours writing gratitude and manifestation lists, I told you he's he hippie in my gene pool."][/caption] I was six-years old when I arrived, schoolbag in hand, in grade one, and I was the shortest one in my class – it wasn’t an…
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New Year, new routines

[caption id="attachment_221" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Watch out suburbia, I'm in super Domestic goddess mode!"][/caption]   Happy New Year domestic goddesses! This is the year to fully unleash the domestic goddess within you; I hope that you will stay with me and that you learn as I learn. With the new academic year in full swing I…
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Happy New Year!

[caption id="attachment_318" align="aligncenter" width="333" caption="The entire cast of this blockbuster started in community theatre."][/caption] I know that most of you have already made your resolutions and I am one of you in that sense. My first resolution is to finish the Shanduka Coal Middleburg fun run  that is going to be happening on the 28th…
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What weeding through 2012 trend forecasts taught me about Social Media

[caption id="attachment_320" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="I stumbled upon this and loved it"][/caption] I am a researcher at heart, I love to gather information and every time I go “oh, so that’s what that is!” I come alive – this is why I hoard books. My book hoarding is so bad it has spilled over into my…
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2011, you’ve been awesome!

[caption id="attachment_229" align="aligncenter" width="466" caption="Billboard, I believe that ALL of Adele has earned the right to be on the cover. Just saying, for next time, when she comes at us with 23"][/caption] This has been a great year! Fashion and design saw the return of colour , the social networks influenced and fueled people’s uprisings,…
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