My Pandemic

Guys, I have to admit to you today, I'm not handling this situation very well. I'm not doing well at all during this lockdown period. We in South Africa are at Level 4 of lockdown, which allows for a little bit more movement since last week. We still have a curfew, no visiting, no large … Continue reading My Pandemic

You have made me brave

How often do we find ourselves in situations that seems impossible to handle on our own. I know I have. I've entered a season in my life where the ground that I'm walking on is not always safe. I have stepped out of my comfort zone and it's scary. I've listened to the constant calling … Continue reading You have made me brave

Let’s rise up

WOW!!! Keith you are iron. If only we had more men like you. You are so right this is a Global disease. Women are being destroyed. Women has become the endangered species here. We need to RISE UP…We need men to RISE UP in support. It’s a huge statement indeed. ARE YOU WITH US?


A terrific singer named Andra Day provided an anthem for women, but also forward thinking men as well. It is called “I’ll rise up.” Here is the final chorus which says let’s all rise up.

“Rise like the day
I’ll rise up
In spite of the ache
I will rise a thousands times again
And we’ll rise up
Rise like the waves
We’ll rise up
In spite of the ache
We’ll rise up.”

There has been a building crescendo worldwide, but especially here in the US, to say women matter. Women are tired of being taken advantage of by sexual predators, violent and controlling partners and men in power telling them what they can do with their bodies. Women are tired of people ignoring or demeaning them when they complain or accuse a violator. Women are tired of kitchen table issues like equal pay and healthcare gettimg ignored. Women are…

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Roar Lioness…make your voice heard

I just looooove Friday mornings…And I know every one of you loooooves Fridays like I do…you just get that extra bit oomph inside; like extra wind beneath your wings kind of oomph. I love Fridays!! Especially if you know you’ve got a packed weekend and you’re winning all the way. While doing my morning ritual … Continue reading Roar Lioness…make your voice heard

Teenage blues

Teenage years come with a whole lot of drama. The importance is to KNOW your child and to understand him by not taking his behavior towards you too personal and not to overreact when he’s a bit offish. A lot of "out of the norm" behaviors can be placed on puberty hormones, but respect goes … Continue reading Teenage blues

Single and ready to mingle…or not

It’s a perfect morning along the West coast today. If you love winter like I do then you would love the way the dark clouds are gathering over the ocean and the waves are getting rowdier and rowdier as the wind are starting to pick up. Absolutely stunning day for duvet covers, watching your favorite series…and discovering new blogs to follow. All of this with some Beanies coffee and chocolate covered ring donuts. Perfect…except for that I’m sitting at my desk with BMJ in the corner of my screen, taking moments to look up and soak up the view from the office window with a cup of Beanies coffee…which could also be perfect because I get to write in peace.beanies coffee flavoured

For a while I’ve been contemplating on writing an article about being a single lady over the socially acceptable age. This was inspired by me watching the TV series Being Mary Jane…yah yah I know…it’s old, but I’ve never ever watched it before so yes I’ve been missing out. But also because I felt that I’ve been so insensitive; so inconsiderate towards all my single friends out there. I’ve been going on and on about how wonderful married life is and how awesome it is to share my life with someone that loves me back in a huge way; that I completely forgot that everyone has not come to that point yet. Some who might long for it and some who might be getting on just fine without it.

I wouldn’t really be able to give justice to such a topic and that’s the main reason why I’ve been stalling. I mean…I tried and could try some more. I started scribbling some lines but would then just delete and start over…a couple of times already. Then………on this beautiful morning I bump into (not literally) Simone Samuel’s blog post where she gave an accurate description of what it’s like to be single over 30 years of age in a world where it seems abnormal. Simone is gorgeous and a wonderful writer.

I promise you it’s a goooooood read. I enjoyed it and learned so much.

Please read it…



Simone Samuels

I don’t know if it’s being thirty or if it’s the #RoyalWedding, but this year, in particular, has brought out my inner Bitter Betty.

I think I’m bitter about (still) being single.

(Since this had the potential of being a sombre post, I’ve sprinkled gifs throughout for the sake of levity. 🙂 )

Lately, when I hear news of pregnancies and nuptials, on the outside, I’m often like this:

…while on the inside I’m really like:

Bitter or sour?  You tell me:

Honestly, I don’t really understand the caption of this last gif.  I just included it because it had my name in it. Go Simone!

By now, some of you must wonder why I so often write about my love life (or lack thereof).  I write about it often because it often bothers me, and this blog was always meant to be a space for me to write about…

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Happy Friday

Phew!!! That it's Friday...that just feels sooooo good right now. Man oh man what a week I had. I won't bother you with the exhausting details of my highly demanding "trying not to go insane" week. Sometimes I wonder how we even make it with everything going on. How do you unwind?? Mmmh...I'm thinking kicking … Continue reading Happy Friday

Sunshine Blogger Award

Oh wow Sarah what a pleasant surprise!! Thank you for nominating me for The Sunshine Blogger Award. Sarah's got a pretty neat blog going on at I've learned so much interesting things about her. She writes of her journey towards physical and emotional healing in a very inspiring and beautiful way...I'm hooked and literally … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award