B GIRLS U R BEAUTIFUL!!

The holiday season in sunny South Africa presents women with something of a challenge. Not only is it a time of indulgence, but it is also that time of year when the beaches beckon us to their glimmering shores, begging the question, Are we bikini-ready? Port Elizabeth psychologist, Ilze Biggs, emphasises that body image can […]

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Purple Sunshine Sullied Hands & Lip Smackers

I guess you could say I was a strange mix as a child. Bookish and something of a nerd (no shame!) when left to my own devices, but quite the tomboy when the situation demanded. A single child, the closest I had to siblings were three boy cousins close enough in age. There was Michael, […]

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Whatever you want, Mum said.

Growing up, my mom’s style of parenting was a rather interesting one. Unorthodox you might say. I had a library card with endless scope, the library being very close to my primary school, and I simply selected and read whatever I wanted. Whatever I wanted, that was the general order of the day when it […]

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Why We Should All Love Picture Books: A Second Chapter

Okay, okay… so admittedly, this post is a day early for Wednesday Appreciation, but bahumbuggery to that!  Hope you enjoy, dearest reader o’ mine:) xoxo   The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr   When I was around six years old, I had a pet kangaroo named Raspberry. Well, to be fair, she was more […]

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This Prisoner’s Final Meal

It’s no secret I’m my grandpappy’s child. We’re cut from the same cloth him and I. Dreamy and contemplative, often lost to our thoughts. And with a mom working the occasional evening shift, I was often fobbed off on her folks. Without fail, it was my Papa who tucked me into bed at night and […]

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