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Retro QWERTY: Typewriter love

“Much as I like owning a Rolls-Royce, I could do without it. What I could not do without is a typewriter, a supply of yellow second sheets and the time to put them to good use.” – John O’Hara I share these same sentiments, although I prefer a car which is less – um – … Continue reading

I found my wedding venue! & special friends’ birthday celebrations

For friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold. – Oliver Wendell Holmes Before the title of this post slightly freaks out the boyfriend, friends and ma; no I am not engaged and no plans to wed just yet but wow did we spend last Saturday on such a beautiful rose farm and … Continue reading

Struggling to convey

The strongest have their moments of fatigue. – Friedrich Nietzsche I have lived with the exhausting physical side-effects of eczema as well as the debilitating emotional impact of this disease for many years. (I do not have many photos of my eczema – as you can imagine I was camera shy during the worst times…) … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Detoxification

Toxins – Better out than in! – Swee Boon Chai Contrary to what you may have thought on reading the title of this post, I love Valentine’s Day and all those other “Hallmark created holidays”. Maybe there are some people who do need to be reminded to spoil their loved ones and remind them that they … Continue reading

Time to dance!

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. – George Smith Patton A few months ago I wrote a post about a very depressing email I received but yesterday I am proud to announce an email of an entirely different nature arrived in my inbox! Dear Tamzin Nel, Congratulations! We are very pleased to … Continue reading

A healthy indulgence? Nope, but I can try

A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap. – Mitch Hedberg Today has been a rainy and cold day in Jhb and as such I have been craving anything and everything that is sweet and satisfying. If only I could quickly teleport the +-700km to Ramsgate (Geography has never been my strong point) … Continue reading

The miracle grain and a 2013 mindset change

Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food. – Hippocrates I started the year with all my usual new year’s resolutions in mind: exercise more, eat healthier food more often (read: cut out all the chocolate I eat and coke I drink in between my usually very healthy meals), drink more water, sleep more, see … Continue reading

Respect

Respect: if you want to get it, you have to give it. I had two posts planned for today, both with entirely different tones as to the one I am about to write. I need to write this post not only to convey my respect and admiration for one of South Africa’s greatest athletes but … Continue reading

The food of champions

Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world. – T’ien Yiheng I am so behind on my blog posts, my last one was published on the 31st of October and time has just flown; the past few weeks have been pretty crazy with work, exams, Christmas parties and on top of everything an unplanned … Continue reading

A cycle trilogy

A trilogy is a set of three works of art that are connected, and that can be seen either as a single work or as three individual works. – Definition We have mostly been training and cycling at Northern Farm and we love it here! We started in the midst of winter, exploring the beautiful dry lands. Emerging from … Continue reading

It’s all technical

Fears are educated into us and can, if we wish, be educated out. – Karl Augustus Menninger This past Saturday we cycled in the Nissan Trailseeker #4 Van Gaalen. It was tough but we did well in our first Half Marathon (40km cycle)!  The Preparation The week before we did a 40km cycle in three hours … Continue reading

Believe

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. – Thomas Merton On Saturday 22 September Wes and I took part in the Bainbridge Believe Project Race held at Northern Farm where we do most of our cycling training. We were so excited as we know this track and were keen to … Continue reading

An empty achievement

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank I really enjoyed the first Run Jozi 10km event so when it was announced that entries for the next one were open I immediately entered. At 8:30 am I was meant to meet a few friends … Continue reading

The start of a journey

For those wounded by civilisation, yoga is the most healing salve. – T. Guillemets Whenever anyone starts a diet or a new exercise plan it is always on a Monday or the beginning of the month – yesterday satisfied both criteria. I started going to Yoga classes last year once a week after work at … Continue reading

Date night!

A true man does not need to romance a different girl every night, a true man romances the same girl for the rest of her life. – Ana Alas I have always loved this quotation and Wes – he loves the romance and the good old date night! (I must post on our “first” date … Continue reading

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