• Dehumidifier to the rescue ! Humidity be gone
    The Durban weather over the last few months has been extremely uncomfortable. Since moving back home in 2010 from London, I have been really struggling with trying to cope with the weather. I seem to also find myself now suffering from sinus and allergic to dust mites which leave me with hives. During the warm weather, I cannot live without having my air conditioner and fan on but this also means the electricity bills pile up.And the Dehumidifier entered my life. At the start of January the team from GMC Aircon asked me to review a Dehumidifier unit. First I said yes and then started to research more about using a Dehumidifier in the home and the importance of having a unit in the home. What is a Dehumidifier ? It is a household appliance that reduces the level of humidity in the air usually for health and comfort reasons or to eliminate a musty odour. Humidity is the amount of water […]
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  • The Ultimate Saving Guide for a great financial year
    As I get older my spending habits change, and I start to worry about things like investments, retirement annuities, stocks and shares, funeral policies and owning a home. This adulting business is rather stressful but my goal for 2018 is to adopt an attitude of saving and do some adult things. It has dawned on me that my mum will not be around forever, and that I do need to secure my future and know that  I am financially stable. It seems like overnight I have grown up and there is so much I need to do and stop doing. Private Property asked me to think about my financial goals and tips for 2018, and here they are. Current Financial Situation: 1. I have my own car and this year I will finish paying off my car loan. 2. I own one credit card which I recklessly used a few years ago,but well  the last three years I have been paying off what I owe and have stopped using the card. 3.I own one […]
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  • 2018 Goals,Dreams and a sprinkle of magic
    And just like that 2018 has arrived and the first week of the month has ended. I head back to work this week so I thought this was the perfect time to write this post.The festive season is always a difficult time of year especially if you have lost loved ones as the “empty chair” is more noticable.The New Year becomes even more difficult for our family find out why here. So with the start of a New Year ,one becomes hopeful and rather positive with resolutions and changes one feels will benefit them.I personally do not like the word resolution but prefer goal instead.I startedf this last year. The magic of 2018 Everyone who I have crossed paths with the last few days of the new year seems very positive about the year ahead and have almost a switch in mindset putting their health and well-being as a priority.Some time ago I wrote a post about an Empty Cup and why we need to […]
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  • 2017 a bittersweet year
    A few years go I came across a round-up of the year post by a fellow blogger Nafisa.After reading it I thought it would be a good idea to do my own round up which you can read up here : 1. 2016 2. 2015 During the festive season I often spend time reflecting on the year that was and planning for the new year.Like the title of the post suggests 2017 was defo a bittersweet year filled with highs and lows.During 2017 I made formed several new relationships with brands both locally and internationally and I look forward to these developing in the new year.But looking back now I am grateful for each lesson and blessing that arrived on ny doorstep as I look back now.So grab a cup of tea/coffee or some wine and walk through 2017 with me. 2017 the year that was…. What did you do in 2017 that you never did before ? * I became more vocal about what I wanted and stood my ground after years of […]
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  • Top 10 posts of 2017
    The life of a blogger is not one that is glamorous and fun always.There is so much that goes into writing/preparing a post before publishing.As a blogger some of the greatest moments are : 1.When your blog posts are shared. 2.Getting comments on your blog. 3.Collaborating with brands and getting  sponsored /paid work. 4.Invites to be apart of media trips. My blog over time has evolved with my different faces.The Spicegoddess journey has been one filled with all sorts of highs and lows.Some highlights include taking the 30 Day Blog challenge I still can not believe I wrote a post every single day and continued for another 30 days.There have been days due to work constraints which meant getting 4 posts out a month was a total challenge for me this year.And the last few months have not been very easy for me with so much happening in my life but through it all I plodded on.My blog for me is […]
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  • Hawaii Travel Guide – places to visit ,food and culture
      When one thinks of the word Hawaii,images of paradise come to mind and an island rich in culture and history.As a child growing up I watched so many TV shows set on the island of Hawaii that it was only right that this island make it onto my travel bucket list.The more I travel it seems the more I learn about life from travel. Each of the six major islands which constitute the island of Hawaii have a distinct personality of their own. There is no other place on earth where can feel and sense the aloha spirit than in Hawaii. With more active volcanoes than anywhere else and home to the one and only Royal Palace in the entire USA, this island is indeed is like none other which is why it should be on top of your bucket list. From the spiritual beauty of the hula, to the glimmering oceans in the background, supplemented by the friendly and happy locals , Hawaii Beachfront homes make […]
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  • Bali is on the Bucket List
    Most people, after reading the book and watching the highly acclaimed movie, Eat, Pray, Love, starring Julia Roberts, added Bali to their Bucket List. I too, like many, added Bali to my ever-growing Bucket List, in hope of finding love on the island like Julia Roberts did in the movie, with a tall, dark and handsome stranger. But as time has gone on there have been a few more reasons why I am intrigued by Bali, and Hippo.co.za asked me to explore these reasons. The biggest reason, well, the two main reasons I want to go to Bali are: 1. South African passport holders do not need a visa. Wohoo, that alone is a big bonus as we often need visas for just about everywhere in the world and they come with a hefty price and a long process. 2. Affordability. As a wanderlust soul I am constantly looking for deals, especially good travel deals. Bali seems to be popping up everywhere and is rather […]
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  • Surviving Long Haul Flights
    As much as I love flying and the entire travel experience, long haul flights tend to stress me out  big time.The first long haul flight I did was a solo flight to London.Besides having a million emotions a tears doing this flight made things a bit more draining on me,not knowing what to expect I felt like a kid on my own. But rewind seven years later,who would have known that I would become a frequent solo long haul flyer.I would end up doing crazy things like flying out directly from work,not sleeping for days so I could sleep during the flight and let’s not forget going to the airport the night before and leaving my luggage in storage,I almost forgot the time I slept at the airport so I would not miss my early morning flight. Living in London meant that one could expect anything with the Tubes ,so ample time was needed to get to the airport. What are long haul flights ? A simple […]
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  • Travelstart Black Flyday Deals
    As travellers ,we are always looking for flight deals and trying to bag the cheapest tickets and let’s face it with our exchange rate here we need to be smarter travellers.To me personally travel is the one thing I that is constantly on my mind on a daily basis and yes I can constantly adding to my ever-growing #TravelBucketList. I have learnt over time that I want to fill my life with experiences  and not things.Travel is one of those things that definitely enrich ones life. Lessons learnt from Travel : 1.Stop and smell the roses. 2.Go slow. 3.Be in the moment. 4.Some of the best memories are not captured in a picture. 5.Learning never stops. 6.Try something new everyday. 7.Be a kinder human to the world around you. So knowing how much travel brings to my life it is no wonder that all I ever do is read travel blogs , articles and lust over all the instagram images of beautiful […]
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  • The day the clocks stopped – Losing a loved one
    The first time I came across this poem by WH Aulden in the movie Four Weddings and a Funeral, I was left in awe at the brutality of loss and the feelings and motions one experiences on losing a loved one. In 2012 on New Years morning my Dad passed away leaving my heart-broken and changing the way I see in the New Year every single year. “Funeral Blues Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead. Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves, Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves. He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last forever: I was […]
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