The Royal Wedding: A long wait on The Long Walk

Royal Wedding Nail art

One cannot live in England and not have some form of engagement with the Royal Family.  I’ve lived in England for an entire decade now and twice I had the privilege of experiencing a rather spectacular historical event.

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The Ultimate Potato Salad

My Ultimate potato salad

There are a few staples that you will always find at a South African braai: pap, sous, greek salad, garlic bread and potato salad.  This is my ultimate potato salad recipe.  Even my German friend loves this and we all know that Germans know a thing or two about a great potato salad!

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Sweet potato bake

Creamy Sweet Potato bake

Summer is upon us!  And with great weather, comes spending a lot of time outdoors.  If you are like me, you love a good summer time braai (Afrikaans for BBQ) with lots of salads and quick side dishes.  My sister-in-law’s sweet potato bake hits just the right spot!

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Fluffy basmati rice

Rice

Whilst growing up my mother only cooked brown rice.  By the age of ten I was an expert in cooking brown rice.  Then I move to the UK, met my hubby and a new chapter in my life started: Basmati rice…

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Chicken Pasta bake with Cream of Tomato Soup

Chicken pasta bake with Cream of Tomato Soup

This used to be my most favourite Tuna and Spinach tagliatelle dish of all time.  Then I became allergic to fish and moved to the UK where spinach tagliatelle are hard to come by so I had to adapt…

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Nail fail: Now 3 years later…

MoYou Polishes

I’m a Numbers girl.  I loved accounting so much that I got a degree in it.  Then the teaching bug bit and I became a Maths teacher.  It is only natural that, as a Maths teacher and nail art enthusiast, I combine the two for an art explosion that is literally at the tip of my fingers.

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Unconventional Spaghetti Carbonara

Unconventional Spaghetti Carbonara

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.

Sophia Loren


 

I feel the same way.  I can (and often do!) eat spaghetti for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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A Quiet Place Movie Nail Art

Quiet Place Nail Art

Recently I desperately needed some retail therapy.  So, naturally, I turned to nail art and went on a MoYou London stamping plate spree.  I decided to get the entire Hipster, Lingo and Literature collections during one of their awesome sales.

The packet was huge!  It was so heavy and I couldn’t stop looking at it for weeks; dreaming up future designs.  One plate on the other hand had me puzzled.  I had no idea how I would use it.

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Creamy honey-mustard chicken bake with tarragon

Creamy honey-mustard chicken bake with tarragon

AA Milne said:

“What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.”

Hence this delicious all-in-one chicken oven-dish is over-flowing with potato-y goodness!

Word of warning: Not for the dieters amongst us!

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Top breakfast eateries in Amsterdam

Fig, brie and honey waffle

Whenever I travel, I want to taste the local cuisine.  Our four-day stay in Amsterdam was no different.  Here is a list of the restaurants we visited for breakfast.

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Zaanse schans

I’ve tried to find a translation as to what Zaanse Schans actually mean.  And all I got was this: Seasonal Rail.  Hmmm…  The Dutch version sounds much sexier than the English version!

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10 tips on must-haves when you go to see the tulips in Keukenhof this Spring

Pink and yellow tulip

I know I am banging on about the pretty flowers in Keukenhof the past few days, but it is totally worth it – I promise!

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Quote of the day: Tuesday 22 May

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Quote of the day: Monday 14 May

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Quote for the day: Sunday 20 May

 

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Quote of the day: Saturday 19 May

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Quote of the day: Friday 18 May

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Quote of the day: Thursday 17 May

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Quote of the day: Wednesday 16 May

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Quote of the day: Tuesday 15 May

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