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Karoo Chronicles · March Highlights

March was moving month! We moved into #ourmountainhome two weeks ago and it’s still a big ol’ mess but I’m looking forward to sharing our interior decorating adventures with you once the house starts taking shape. It might take a while for us to fill the space, but we’re having so much fun nesting in this old home with its high ceilings, hardwood floors and magnificent mountain views. As with any old house, it came with a few quirky touches, extremely…

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Karoo Chronicles · February Highlights

I don’t know about you, but I still have that new year feeling. February officially kicked off the start of the work year for me, which unfortunately meant that my creative work took a bit of a backseat, so…

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Karoo Chronicles · January Highlights

The first month of a new year, and the first week of a detox or new fitness regime, is always a struggle for me. Try as I might, I always buckle in the first week, or month. And so,…

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Blogiversary and Smalltownversary Celebrations

I love celebrating anniversaries, of any kind (four years on, my André and I unashamedly still celebrate monthiversaries!), so it’s only fitting that I should celebrate my blogiversary (today! yay!) and our upcoming one-year smalltownversary (28 January) here on the blog.…

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Year of the Unicorn

Oh hello, 2017! I just know that you and I are going to be the BEST of friends…but first, let me bid a sweet farewell to 2016 – a magical, unforgettable year for a number of reasons: My little family…

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Life As A Small Town Girl

Six months ago my loves and I embarked on a grand adventure, which saw us moving cross country to a sleepy little town in the heart of the Karoo. Now that might not seem like an adventure to some,…

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10 Tips For Working From Home

I’ve been introducing myself to the Somerset East locals as a ‘stay-at-home cat mom’, which in reality isn’t that far off. I do stay at home with the cat kids – while I work. Last month I was lucky…

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Somerset Nest

I’m writing this post from our balcony, accompanied by a bowl of muesli, a beautiful view of the Boschberg Mountain, and the sound of birds chirping. Life is sweet. I spent most of the week in bed nursing my…

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My Top Ten Tips for a Magical Move

6 days and approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes until we say, “Goodbye Sandton”, and “Hello Somerset East”. Somerset. East. Are we excited? Yes! Are we ready? Not so much. So how does one ready oneself for a move…

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A Leap of Faith

How fitting that this is the first post on my blog, when the overarching theme for this time of year is new beginnings. First post, shiny new blog. This isn’t the only new thing in my life, but more…