Peanut butter biscuit close up - by StormOnTheHorizon
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Girl Stays Home, Bakes Cookies

(Much like you) I’m at home. I’ve been spring cleaning, catching up on some writing, wondering what everyone else is up to, playing intense games of Monopoly with my younger brothers—and baking. Lots of baking. Since South Africa went into lockdown 13 days ago, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time in the kitchen, with […]

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V&A Waterfront scene in Cape Town. Buildings, blue skies and people - smiling, eating and celebrating summer time.
Are We There Yet? | Diary Entries | Who is She?

Casual Magic

I’ve become the kind of person that fills pages and pages of my journal with everything I’m grateful for. I handwrite thank you notes to the air that fills my lungs; the legs that hold me up; to fried rice (for being delicious); to the barista that greets me in French with a smile on […]

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Blue ocean and rocks.
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More of, Less of

Every year, between Christmas and New Year’s Day, you can find me snacking on leftovers, checking the calendar daily (because I seem to always wake up believing it’s Sunday), reflecting on the past 365 days and those that lay ahead – and contemplating this quote (which, to be fair, I think about almost weekly anyway): […]

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Melissa McCarthy singing to every song on the radio, with an unamussed passanger.
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Do You Have A Must-Sing-Along Song?

Whenever we’re driving together (it doesn’t matter if we’re on an ‘emergency’ chocolate slab run or, a four-hour road trip) our family rotates the song selection responsibility. This way, we all get to hear something we like. (And, most importantly: it means we don’t have to listen to ‘I Don’t Care’ by Ed Sheeran ft. […]

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Figure of a man, standing against the backdrop of stars, shining a torch into the sky.
Are We There Yet? | Life | Who is She?

What Do You Want?

There are 168 days left of the year – that’s just over 5 months – and almost anything can be accomplished in that time.  So, my question is: what do you want to do? Sometimes, I can get caught up in day-to-day to-do lists. I find myself merely wading through (ticking things off because they […]

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Ballet performer doing an attitude.
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Are You A Theatre Fan?

I was fortunate enough to attend the opening of Amaranth on Saturday evening and was blown away by the magic on stage. Here are a few pictures, if you’d like to see, and an answer to the golden question: “What is Amaranth?” Some of the greatest childhood memories I have are at the theatre – […]

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Coffee bean heart around an americano coffee, no milk on a grey wooden surface.
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A Love Letter

I never thought I’d consider a coffee shop as a kind of home. Almost every morning last year, I stopped by Seattle Coffee on my way to work. It didn’t matter if it was scorching hot, icy cold or pouring rain – I ordered the same thing every single day: a tall cappuccino. But I […]

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