• Giving up on a dream

    I had written most of this post in November 2017, but only had the strength to complete it now. This post is long overdue, but I need to be honest with you my readers, but mostly I need to be honest with myself. Near the end of 2016 I set a goal to complete the 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon. As I have previously mentioned, my training plan was all over the place and I ate like crap, to be blunt. I participated in the race and only made it to the 18 km cutoff point, where I was taken off the route. Not finishing the race, I…

  • Coffee at Little Angels Review and Giveaway (along with some other goodies)

    I’ll be upfront. I doubt I would be able to do an unbiased review on Coffee at Little Angels by Nadine Rose Larter, the blogger behind the travel blog Passing the Open Windows. Cause I think she is an amazing person and I am fortunate enough to call her a friend. Granted, I had bought an ebook copy of Coffee at Little Angels and read it before I befriended Nadine, so I will nevertheless try to be unbiased. Port Elizabeth Blogger and Author of Coffee at Little Angels, Nadine Rose Larter Coffee at Little Angels review The story takes place in an unnamed small town. Seven childhood friends, who are…

  • Healthy braai alternatives I’ll be making this Braai Day

    It’s almost Heritage Day, or as it’s commonly known Braai Day. I’ve been eating really unhealthily over the past week so this Braai Day I’ll be making some healthy braai alternatives. This doesn’t mean my meal’s going to be bland. In terms of the actual cooking, a braai is actually really healthy. Provided that you use fresh cuts of meat, no oils or added fats are added in the cooking process. Healthy braai alternatives Toss the marinade and spice it up instead Braai meat is actually quite healthy, but marinades, especially store-bought, can contain bad fats (yes there’s such as good fats), sugar and other ingredients that are not good…

  • Move more, more or less

    I haven’t done a fitness update in while, mostly because there is not much to update. I’ve been going to gym on and off. This is dependent on my school and work schedule. There was a point where I went every morning to gym for a week. Then I fell ill and struggled to get back into my routine after 3 weeks. And basically, since then I’ve been going to the gym whenever the wind blows in the right direction. I also tried out the new Pound class at Virgin Active, and oh my word, it is so much fun. I went on Women’s day and unfortunately the only times…

  • A weekend away in McGregor

    Nestled in the Langeberg Valley is the quaint McGregor Village. Thanks to McGregor Country Getaways and the #ECMeetup I won a weekend away for 6 people. I ended up taking my family, my brother’s in-laws, and as McGregor is a 2-hour drive from Cape Town, I invited one of my best friends who resides in the Mother City. We ended up being 8 people going for the weekend, so my brother and his wife booked a place across the road from the cottage where the rest of us were staying. The road to McGregor The trip from Port Elizabeth to McGregor is roughly 6 hours. Which for me felt like…