I was admonished recently by someone I admire deeply, for thinking I needed a date to dine out. ‘Go on your own, dammit,’ she told me. ‘Dress up, put on your lipstick and go and have fun.’ I knew she was right but I find … Continue reading Pablo House, Johannesburg
I was invited to lunch at the fabulous La Petite Maison, an intimate bistro in Melville, Johannesburg. It was a menu launch for food writers, bloggers and influencers, a launch to get La Petite Maison firmly on the foodie map. The restaurant is in my … Continue reading La Petite Maison, Melville
‘There’s an odd smell in the kitchen,’ my son said, before heading out for the day. ‘Can’t smell a thing,’ I replied. ‘Bye hon, have a good day.’ I went out in the garden, picked a few home grown delicious beetroot, stood over the sink … Continue reading Everyone has a story
I showed my dad a tote bag today that says “I fucking love Joburg‘ and he laughed and laughed like it was the funniest thing he’d ever seen. But I do love Joburg. Especially my hood. I just walked the streets, took in the beautiful … Continue reading I fucking love Joburg
It’s okay sweetie, everything’s gonna be fine I know it’s dark but you cannot sneak onto my bed Fine, I’ll put a flashlight on your pillow. Yes, next to your biscuit. Maybe we’ll find biscuits that glow in the dark. And yes, you may share … Continue reading How to talk to your dog about load shedding
I’m doing a renovation. It’s a small one that’s turned into a big one. Having builders is not so much fun. I’ve done it before and I’d forgotten about the dust, the dusty footprints, the doorbell that doesn’t stop, more dust, asthma from the dust, … Continue reading Dust, Water, Valium and Me.
I have to admit that Autumn drives me mad. I love every moment, every colour and every smell. I notice the sky and photograph the different blues – dark blue yesterday, ice blue today. I watch the birds flying in formation and think ‘how do … Continue reading I can’t help myself