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The Blue Velvet Cake

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I don’t consider myself a great baker. I am good, but I do have that odd cake that will not quite come our right. Then there is the mess… and the calories…. so although I am good, I do not do it everyday. I also don’t buy cake that .

7 Activities to keep the kids busy when it is raining

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I have fallen in love with the rain again. Like madly and deeply in love. We have had so much rain in Cape Town this year and it is just beautiful. For a few years it wasn’t raining and we all loved the fact that we had shorter and drier .

It’s my Birthday!

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It’s my birthday today. “What day is this? No wonder it is very cold in a special way. A day different from all the others. Why? Because God chose this day to bring you to this world. You bring a smile not only in our hearts, but .

Birthday Ideas for the Busy Woman

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My birthday is coming up in a few days! Yay! And I am not sure how I want to celebrate it. I am actually never sure how to celebrate my birthdays. Just having one day a year to celebrate you feels too short, don’t you think? This year, I .

Happy places 

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   I honestly believe that every one should have a happy place. Ideally we should be happy wherever we are, but we know that is not always possible, so we need to have that one place where we can get our happy on.  When I was .

Challenge Accepted! Ciabatta recipe

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If you know me, you know I love challenges. Especially cooking challenges. Real challenges, your everyday pap and stew dish might not inspire me to do anything! So on Friday I went to Melissa’s with a very dear friend of mine. The meals .

Do children have freedom of choice?

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When I was growing up, I don’t think children had much choice. I was always bombarded with statements like ‘when we were younger…’ Or ‘if it was in my day….’ That made me feel like back in the day, when .

How to be a smart shopper

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I have always been a ‘Planner’. When I was younger, I would look at food pamphlets and add a random number and see how much I would need to spend on food when I was older. There was no maths to it, but even at a young age I knew prices go up. .

The thing about diapers

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When I was pregnant, I was not sure which brand of diapers I would/should use. I decided to get one pack of Huggies and one pack of pampers. Those were the only two brands I knew and trusted, not because of anything really, but that is what .