10 Things I have learnt this week

1. Walking downhill is not easier than walking uphill, in fact it is much harder.

2. When I’m stressed I grind my teeth resulting in toothache. I might even need a biteplate.

3. Lamb ribs from Beluga is awesome.

4. English toffee and chocolate frozen yoghurt are great together.

5. Even 80 year olds can write exams.

6. There are some books I can read over and over and over.

7. Mcsteamy is way hotter than Mcdreamy.

8. Two birthday cakes are better than one.

9. Buying me a birthday gift is not easy – good luck and thanks to those who attempt to get this right every year.

10.  Johnny Depp is one weird actor – love him.


All the way to wineland Stellenbosch

Whenever I go to Stellenbosch I am reminded that I live in a beautiful country and I try to appreciate it at every oppurtunity possible. So what if I didn’t get to hire the beetle for my birthday the scenic road more than made up for it. I was worried that it would rain but the weather was brilliant which made having lunch in the highest tree at Moyo even better. The only downfall was climbing all those stairs to get back to our table.

adventures, travel

30 inspirational travel quotes

Some inspiration that can keep us all going until we can travel again. The reason for 30 quotes , well because after turning 30 it is now my new number.

  1. Travel is glamorous only in retrospect – Paul Theroux
  2. You become a better writer by writing. You become a better travel writer by writing about travel – Tim Cahill
  3. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page – St. Augustine
  4. There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign – Robert Louis Stevenson
  5. No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow – Lin Yutang
  6. All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it – Samuel Johnson
  7. Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going – Paul Theroux
  8. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step – Lao Tzu
  10. A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles – Tim Cahill
  11. Not all those who wander are lost – J. R. R. Tolkien
  12. Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey – Pat Conroy
  13. To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries – Aldous Huxley
  14. When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.– Clifton Fadiman
  15. A wise traveler never despises his own country – Carlo Goldon
  16. I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train – Oscar Wilde
  17. Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  18. I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move – Robert Louis Stevenson
  19. Let me be a free man – free to travel, free to stop, free to work – Chief Joseph
  20. Know how to travel from your town to a nearby town without a car, either by bus or by rail. Marilyn vos Savant
  21. Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs -Susan Sontag
  22. You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself – Ella Maillart
  23. Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection – Lawrence Durrell
  24. Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  25. You can’t expect the entire world to come to New York to see you. You have to travel to them – Theodore Bikel
  26. To travel is to take a journey into yourself – Danny Kaye
  27. Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo – Al Gore
  28. When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money.  Then take half the clothes and twice the money – Susan Heller
  29. We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own – Maria Mitchell
  30. We must travel in the direction of our fear – John Berryman
adventures, Life, travel

10 Things I am proud I achieved before turning 30

Soon I will officially be 30 – there’s no turning back now. Below is a list of my greatest hits and things I am proud to have achieved. To the next 30!!

1. Passing my driver’s test and getting my licence.

2. Learning how to surf.

3. I can speak Italian, well almost.

4. Kloofing down a gorge and jumping off a 12m cliff into a rock pool.

5. I can make my own sushi.

6. I finally know how to swim.

7. I can ride a motorbike.

8. I have travelled to Europe.

9. I discovered my true calling.

10. And finally  have the courage to pursue it.

Books, comedy, Humorous, movies

When funny isn’t funny anymore

Ok I get it ha ha ha it was funny the first few times. In fact it was even funnier when I said it. But is it just me or is becoming less funny by the nanosecond? I’m sure you’re getting tired of it as well. The Twilight jokes, the Justin Bieber jokes, the Harry Potter jokes.

Everyone including their smelly drunk uncle and his three-legged dog has got a Twilight joke or snarky comment. It’s so funny that it’s not funny. When it was only the elite few that was sniggering about it well then it was still ok. But now everyone is doing it and which is such a turn off for me. The minute something becomes too popular I run in the opposite direction. So now I will have to start gushing about Edward ‘s pale sparkly skin. Those are the rules. My rules but they still count.

For now I’ll laugh because well it really still is kinda funny. Laugh with me now.



All the single ladies, now put your hands up!

I’m not talking about the anxious still heart-broken single girl who just came out of a relationship and is already looking for her next boyfriend because the thought of being on her own is too scary. She still has her journey of self-discovery to make and still has to learn how to deal with silence and being on her own.

I am talking about the single girl who is happy being on her own. The single girl who is not out there looking for love because she knows it will find her when she is not looking because she is having too much fun. This single girl is confident. She does not apologise for who she is. She is accomplished. She only does things she loves doing. She waits on no one and she does not need to check with anyone if she wants to do something or go somewhere. She stays in PJ’s whole day if she wants to – without make up! She can party all night if she wants to or she can spend the whole night watching a series.

The trick to retain these awesome single girl superpowers when you’re in a relationship is to actively still be yourself and do what you love.