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 March will be spent finding the perfect balance between the must-do’s and the want-to-do’s.

We had to postpone our monthly road trip by a week, due to busy work schedules, but this weekend, come rain or shine, exploring we will go! Road trips make me so happy (*insert dreamy sigh here*), especially here in the Eastern Cape, with its breathtakingly beautiful, untouched landscapes. I love that feeling of being on the wide open road, just me, my love, and my camera, surrounded by nothing but nature. And snacks. ALL the snacks.

More than anything, February brought with it a realisation that I want to further simplify and declutter my life – which is something we’ve already done a lot of since moving to the Karoo in terms of our immediate lifestyle choices, but I want to fully immerse myself into the ‘slow living’ lifestyle by stripping down all aspects of my life to the needful basics. I managed to get my hands on a copy of Erin Loechner’s Chasing Slow, which, by the looks of it, will put me well on my path to chasing, and maintaining slow living. I’ll report back with a book review and progress report at some point over the next few months.


The month of feels was filled with a number of delightful things, such as our day trip to Valley of Desolation, which is, hands down, one of the most magnificent places we’ve ever explored. I literally gasped the first time I laid eyes of those magnificent cliffs, set against a dramatic backdrop of vast Karoo plains. Valley of Desolation HAS to be top of your list if you’re ever lucky enough to visit the Eastern Cape.


Have you tried my triple berry age-fighting smoothie? It’s delicious! It’s amazing what a handful of ingredients can do for your health and general wellbeing. My smoothie-a-day habit ensures that I get my daily intake of fruit, and it gets my creative juices (pun intended) flowing – it’s so much fun playing around with different ingredients until you get the perfect combo, and this month’s recipe is just that, the perfect combo of supercharged, super tasty ingredients. Yum!

My February #notesfromaunicorn postcards are travelling to friends in Johannesburg and Qatar, and family in the UK as we speak! I love knowing that a little piece of me gets to travel all over the country, and the world, to eventually end up in the hands of someone that has made an impact in my life in some way. Let me know if you would like to receive some snail mail magic next month:


I’m itching to try one of these DIY home décor projects that I featured last week – and I might very well have a reason to, come mid-March, but that’s a story for next month… 😉


I had so much fun with this month’s Messy Box layouts. When I first laid eyes on this ‘wanderlust’ kit from A Beautiful Mess I just knew that it would go perfectly with our Valley of Desolation photos. Let me know what you think!

I hope your February was amazing!

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  • Reply
    Hanli aka Biggest fan
    March 9, 2017 at 15:22

    Ok, so, it has been forever since I could indulge myself in visiting your blog, never mind reading your posts. And I must must must congratulate you on how beautifully everything is put together! You have done a brilliant job of creating the perfect creative sharing space for you – so profesh! You’re an inspiration to me. That’s all. <3

    • Reply
      March 10, 2017 at 00:25

      You are, by far, the loveliest creature I ever had the pleasure of welcoming into my life! Thank you for the lovely words, and lady, YOU’RE the inspiration xoxo

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