Join me here where I write sketches on the Daily Prompt, make lists on life’s little essentials (who doesn’t like a list?) and share with you my days out and visits to restaurants all over the world.

Come dream with me…

Lepelsteeltjies (South African savoury snack)

Sweet and salt meets in one bite to give you a taste explosion that will unlock long-forgotten memories.

Be my Valentine

Valentines Day can be such a fun time to express your culinary fantasies. Here’s my perfect meal for a romantic evening.

My first visit to Paris

It has been nearly 12 years since my first visit to Paris, France. I had a bucket list since I can remember and one of the things I wanted to experience was to be at the top of the Eiffel tower by my 25th birthday.

Eating our way through Vienna

If there is one thing in life that I truly love, then it is the art of good food. The Hubby and I spent a day and a half in Vienna on a short little weekend break and consumed way more calories than what was needed to sustain life…

Planning a weekend city break to Vienna

I’ve always been a romantic at heart. Besides Paris, I’ve always imagined 18th Century Vienna as one of the most romantic cities on earth. To say that our visit was a slight disappointment is somewhat of an understatement…

It is time to make time

Sometimes it feels as if life is just racing by: the weekends are way too short and before you know it, the vicious blurry cycle starts all over again.

I’ve cheated!

I rarely buy ready made meals; I prefer making everything from scratch because that way I know exactly what goes into my body.

Translate that!

I’m currently on a bit of a ‘translation’ high. See if you can identify these directly-translated animal names.

Only in Africa

Let’s face it: South Africa still amazes me every time I go back there. Life there is just lived in exponentials.


I love writing in Afrikaans.  It is an incredibly expressive language and you can describe feelings and emotions not only with flair, but also with wit, and in such a way that you can make anything less insulting by putting a ‘tjie’ at the end of the word…

Black Monday

Tomorrow South Africans all over the world will be standing up against farm murders in South Africa.

Mexican Fiesta – Steak Asada

I’m very fortunate to have a hubby that loves good food just as much as I do. Every now and again I love going all out on dinner. I pull out all the stops for a show stopping gastronomic extravaganza.

Wow! A Year Already?!

Today a year ago we officially got married. To celebrate the fact that we probably both deserve a medal for putting up with each other, we decided to do so in style.

A touch of luxury

The hubby and I are always on the hunt for unique experiences.  We found one.  A truly remarkable experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life.

Am I a traitor?

I have posted a status a while back on Facebook when a so-called ‘friend’ lashed out at me by accusing me that I have ‘forgotten’ where I came from. Therefore, I would like to air my view.

A Spidery Story

I heard somewhere that you shouldn’t take a shower with you contact lenses in. And everyone knows that without my contact lenses I’m as blind as a bat!

Decadent to disgust

From decadent to disgusting.  One word that can describe so much! From stomach churning repulsion to tantalisingly teasing your tongue with pure delight.

When Dawn breaks

Apart from Cricket’s woeful song and Bullfrog clearing his throat in the distance, everything is quiet.  It is still dark. But not for long.

Unfurl your flag!

Many moons ago when I was in primary school we raised the flag every morning in the quad. I couldn’t wait to see the colourful panels, so carefully sewn together, to flutter about.


The Daily Prompt Word is ‘Grainy’. It has sent my thoughts into a whirlwind of textures and emotions.

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