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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.
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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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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.
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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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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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Waking Neighbours & Eating Cake Pops

It’s the 6th of December and just after 5am. The house is silent and outside, it’s still dark. I’ve only just woken up when my family barrels into my bedroom. They’re already singing Happy Birthday when I lay eyes on them. Mom’s leading the pack, waving her hands to direct the traffic of bodies into […]

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5 Useless Skills I’m Great At

We’ve all got things we deem ourselves to be great at; skills that aren’t particularly useful – but we’re kind-of-sort-of proud of them nevertheless. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I’m kind of good at these 5 things (and they’re almost entirely useless).  1. Quoting Dirty Dancing I’m not ashamed to admit […]

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