• Mother’s Day #GiveTheGlow
    Life is way too short to appreciate your Mother only on Mother’s Day, this should be done all year round. In general, make her feel loved and cherished all the time with even the smallest gestures. Since moving back home after missing several Mother’s Days I love being around my mum and gran. They are both my pillars of strength, my sounding boards and they put up with my craziness. During the years I lived abroad, I was fortunate to have crossed paths with some pretty amazing women – Renske, Justyna, Lara, Sahera and Viviene. These phenomenal women nurtured me, took me into their homes and provided me with so much love. Ladies, I appreciate you all and love you for all that you have blessed me with and continue to do over the miles. Lara once told me about an Old African Proverb. “It takes a village to raise a child.” This makes so much sense, we all play a role in raising a […]
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  • Game Drives and Picnics at Tala Game Reserve
    An hour out of Durban, you will find Tala Game Reserve. A wildlife sanctuary set in 3000 hectares of land which is home to 380 bird species, 20 species of antelope , hippos , giraffes , zebras, wildebeest, rhino and buck. Mum and I headed off on our lil African adventure to Tala Game Reserve during the week. The reason we were there was to sample the new picnic basket and go on a game drive. I felt like a lil kid that morning going on a school trip as I got ready for our adventure. I am a big supporter of travelling locally and discovering the area we live in , so when I was invited to Tala Game Reserve having not visited there before I was rather excited to say the least. On entering , the reserve we were welcomed by the Zebras who posed while I took their photos. * NOTE you are not allowed to get out of your vehicle. Every side I turned I could see Mother Nature’s babies waking […]
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  • A quirky stay at Rove Hotel in Dubai
    As one walks into Rove Hotel , instantly one senses just how quirky,funky and interesting your stay is going to be. During my recent trip to Dubai , I stayed at Rove Hotel situated in old Dubai. Rove Hotels are for the modern, attentive ,value conscious and socially networked generation as well as families who cherish reliable ,modern,and fuss free experiences. Situated in the heart of Deira City Centre and a mere ten minutes away from the airport makes Rove City Centre Hotel a great option. On arrival into Dubai Airport , I assumed a long drive into the city centre awaited me but I was rather surprised to find myself within ten minutes checking into my hotel. The hotel is relatively new and opened in 2016. When one thinks Dubai , one thinks grandeur and palace like hotels but this is not the case with Rove Hotels and they offer you a different experience. Checking in was a fairly […]
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  • Life Lately Edition 17.1
    My Life Lately has been all over the place with so much happening. Some days I don’t know if I am Arthur or Martha. So I decided to give you guys a glimpse into my Life Lately edition17.1. My real job is that I am a Lecturer at a local College. For the last few years , I have been working the evening shift meaning I start at midday day and finish at eight at night. The area that the college is situated at is not too kosher at night as it is in a semi industrial area. Anyways after years of this routine everything has changed and now I work normal hours, starting at half seven finishing at three in the afternoon. Now this defo has some perks : Getting home while it is bright. Seeing my friends at work. Spending time in the evening with my family. I can now even attend some evening events. And on  the workfront I am extending my learning and experiences. So it has taken a few weeks […]
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  • Chasing Trains in Durban on The Holiday Express
    Train rides are so much fun as you sit back and watch the world around whizz past. A few weeks ago I received an invite to explore the Shongweni Craft Market and Scottburgh on The Holiday Express Train. Having seen these trips advertised I was rather excited to head off to Explore Durban and KZN. Mum and I headed off early on Saturday morning to Durban Bus Station. Following the directions online it was easy to find the Business Premier Lounge.There is a secure boom gated parking with car guards as well so no need to worry about your car while you are away.   As we entered the lounge a gorgeous “Love ” lit up sign caught my attention but I was then caught up meeting  the fun team the work on The Holiday Express. After a quick registration Mum and I headed off to have our pics taken at the Insta Photo Booth which is always fun. After having our photos taken we headed […]
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  • 48 hours of fun in Dubai
    Last month I headed off to Dubai with Dubai Tourism for literally 48 hours in the city. Having only been in transit I was rather keen to explore the city. But what awaited me was nothing I had imagined and associated with Dubai. After delayed flight to Dubai , I arrived at 6am and after getting through passport control I was met by a representative from Dubai Tourism. I was taken to my hotel which was not too far away from the Airport.Though it was winter in Dubai , I did not feel cold.   Checking into Rove Hotel was fairly simple and easy.There will be a separate  review post up on the blog about my stay here. Quickly recalling my itinerary I knew that at 10am was when my day with start. With roughly an hour and a half I knew I only had time to shower,have breakfast and meet the rest of the media group. In my room there was a welcome gift bag of goodies from Dubai Tourism which […]
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  • A sip of Bizoe Wine
    I am a sucker for wanting to know the story behind a place or a product. And once learning more I am instantly drawn to it especially if it is something relatively unknown. Just before the festive season I was sent 2 bottles of wine from the very the very limited edition Bizoe range of wines. Knowing that these beauties were so rare made me want to find out why and more about the range. What does Bizoe mean ? Instantly the name suggests some link to Europe and I was not too surprised to find the origins come from France. The Franschoek Wine region has a rich history of French influence and thus makes the meaning of Bizoe even more special. Simply put Bizoe is derived from the word Bisous meaning “little kiss”. Bizoe Range : There are currently only two wines in the Bizoe Range with a third one launching this year. Created by vinteur Rikus Neethling the naming of the range is […]
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  • Eat Big at The Big Easy Durban
    The Big Easy is situated at The Hilton Hotel in Durban. Having eaten here twice  I can truly say the food , service and staff are amazing. Two Saturdays ago Mum and I headed off for lunch to The Big Easy. It was a cool day and Durban almost fooled us it was winter. We were warmly welcomed into the eatery which this time around we had entered through the hotel main entrance while the last time we entered via the ICC. Our friendly waiter Vuyo showed us to our table.   The restaurant for midday was busy as there was a Baby Shower in the outside eating area. Private functions can be hosted here with a selection of menus to suit your taste buds and your pocket. The ambiance is rather “easy” going and casual which makes it a perfect spot for a catch up with friends. The Story of The Big Easy Having travelled the world, I have developed a good feeling for what I look for in a […]
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  • Where to next ? ….Dubai Calling …..
    Later today , I will be heading off to Dubai for 3 days with Dubai Tourism. I am so excited even though my trip is rather short as I always am in transit and have never visited this buzzing city before. Dubai is one of the seven Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. Once a desert , it one of the fastest developing places on Earth. Everything in Dubai is bigger and better. Dubai is home to  people from all over the world and with them they have brought their cuisines making this city a foodie heaven. Although English is widely spoken , Arabic is the official language of the UAE. With sunshine all year round , it is no surprise that this destination is popular.   Dubai Facts: 1. With 164 floors the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. 2. The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping center in the world with over 1,200 stores. Including many major brands such as […]
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  • Let’s own 2017 like a #GirlBoss
    The official start of 2017 has begun for me as I am back to work. And yes I am still getting used to writing 2017 instead of 2016 and no I have not made any mistakes (yet). For 2017 I have decided to use ,live,breathe and become a #GirlBoss. First things first … Happy 2017 ! May the year ahead be filled with loads of amazing experiences , laughter and memories. I wish you enough of everything and may you become a #GirlBoss. Thinking back to 2016 it was a good year but there was several lessons along the way which have been invaluable in preparing me for 2017. Last year I wrote about 2016 as a year for #SelfCare. I tried for most for the year to fulfill my goals and to look after myself. In the process life threw me all sorts like a box of chocolates BUT I survived. So for this year, my theme is to own it like a #GirlBoss. What is a #GirlBoss ? In my own words …. A #GirlBoss […]
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