These Things No. 65

here are ten THINGS! one of my favourite voyeuristic things at the moment is seeing life through Jamie Beck’s eyes since she moved from NYC  to Provence. (do you guys remember her blog way back when it was hosted on Tumblr?). she visits old chateaus and shops at the local market and…

Goodies No. 30

how do you guys keep up with cool things to peruse (or even buy when you are flush) on the internet? i feel like much of my online time is dedicated to instagram / twitter, which aren’t highly shoppable. since i don’t go to the shops much anymore – and…

Just some random art I love

in the spirit of this being a compendium of radness, i’m sharing some random art i love today. i do realise that the art i like and tend to share is usually very colourful. i don’t know why that is. when i lived on my own my walls were so filled…

Mid Week Distraction No. 35

The Beatles photographed by Linda McCartney. so, i am now privileged to have a nanny help out with Axel two days a week, which means more regular blogging will resume – yay! and that also means that more regular mid week distractions will resume. i’m still trying to figure this work and baby thing…

Mid Week Distraction No. 34

aaaand we’re back! i’m actually surprised i don’t have more mid week distractions for you this week, truth is my latest obsession is Instagram Stories – i just love watching (and creating!) them more than anything else at  the moment… sadly my internet exploring has fallen by the wayside. and of course…

These Things No. 64

i should have titled this post “the waiting game” as our baby is overdue and i’m just, well, waiting. man! waiting is boring. limbo is boring. i know i should appreciate the quiet time and “catch up on my sleep” (???) and all that jazz – but it feels weird to not be working, not be doing anything – just waiting…

Goodies No. 27

damn, it’s been a helluva week. we had to have both our family dogs put down within a day of each other, and it wreaked havoc with my emotions. i was basically Ron Burgundy in this scene. every now and then Anton would walk in on me ugly crying at my…

Mug Life

above: ceramic coconut bowl by Cristaseya. if i am ever in a homeware store with Anton and i start wandering towards the coffee mugs i think he breaks into a cold sweat, screaming internally don’t buy any more mugs. but you see – i want all of the mugs. specifically…

Mid Week Distraction No. 32

actress Philomène Toulouse in Cannes, 1962. hey, how you guys doing? it is hot here, and as a pregnant women i do NOT appreciate it. i feel like there should be someone i can scold for the weather’s terrible behaviour. unfortunately it will only get warmer over the next few months, February and…

🎄 Mid Week Distraction No. 31 🎅

’twas the night before Christmas and all through the house no one was on the internet because they all had better things to do. but if you are on the internet and you need a distraction, including some Christmasey ones, this is for you. happy holidays / happy vacation /…

Goodies No. 26

we are on HOLIDAY! right now i’m sitting at the kitchen table in Anton’s family’s holiday house in Kei watching the sea with one eyeball, contemplating what book i’m going to read next. i already finished Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter in one day, a thriller slash murder mystery that i enjoyed…

Mid Week Distraction No. 30

image courtesy of the LIFE archives what do we have here, a mid week distraction that’s actually in the middle of the week? truth be told my days are kind of jumbled at the moment, as we race headlong towards the end of the year. i only have 6 more working…

Kids Things

i was conflicted about doing this post because the one thing i feel weird about is “designing” your kid’s life, or creating a remotely instagrammeable lifestyle for your kid. on the other hand i think some kids things are pretty sweet, and i find myself straying into kidswear departments pretty often…

Goodies No. 25

one of the saddest things about living in South Africa is that i can almost never partake in online shopping. all the stuff you see on the blog that i love so much? i can never buy it. it either takes 6 months to arrive, gets lost in our dismal…

Mid Week Distraction No. 27

okay, okay. this is not a mid week distraction. it is of course an end of week distraction. unless you work on weekends – in which case this IS a mid week distraction! look, just distract yo self okay? there’s a lot in here, perhaps the most distractions i have…