my life & loves

The power of a smile with Dentyne

Smiling tends to happen without us giving it much thought. When you see a friend do something weird & silly, you smirk. When you manage to avoid Jobbing traffic, you grin. And when you are recognised for your outstanding performance at work, you beam!  Smiling is such a natural response to situations and it shares your happiness with others and… Read more →

Letibalm : nose and lip repair balm

Winter is one of those times, that dry skin is a problem. My lips during this time of year are always so dry. Then if you get sick and are constantly blowing your nose…the skin between your nose and lips becomes dry, red and inflamed.  This can be a horrible time of year for us all. This is the reason,… Read more →

Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose eau de parfum (50ml)

part of my love story 

Let me set the scene…It is Valentine’s Day 2008 or 2009 (I have lost track of the years as I have been with Garith for so long) and we decide as every other year has been a disaster when we go out for dinner that we would cook together at home. We started our meal planning, we just had to… Read more →

My cats Asterix (left) and Archimedes (right) enjoying their new Hill's Pet Nutrition Foodie Bin (pic taken with my iPhone)

Hill’s Foodie Bin – available this February

Share the love this February with your pet…in my case my cats. Spoil them with the ultimate storage solution –  a Hill’s Foodie Bin. Which will not only keep your cupboard neat and tidy but will also keep their food fresher for longer! And how can you resist the cute design. What I love about the Hill’s Foodie Bin First off the size and… Read more →

Coconut Oil courtesy of

beauty tip : uses of coconut oil

Coconut oil is a fantastic and natural way to condition your skin as well as your hair. It is made from the pressed white flesh of the coconut, and is rich in saturated fatty acids, making it not only great for your health but your skin and hair too. When my hair was looking dull and feeling dry and brittle a… Read more →

The South African Tag!

Hazel from Closet Freedom, contacted me and asked me to participate in The South African Tag…unfortunately it has taken me a while to actually post this. Only because I was so busy stuffing my face over the festive period…oh how I love that time of year. Hazel altered the British Tag so that it’s Proudly South African, as we all know local is… Read more →

L'il Delights Christmas Mince Pies

L’Il Delights – best baked goods

I have been fortunate enough to have met one of the best bakers ever – Lisa Drummond…she co-owns a small baking business called L’Il Delights and as their name states, they make all sorts of sweet homemade treats and delights to order. About L’Il Delights I met Lisa through her sister-in-law, Chantal who happens to be one of my close friends. Since… Read more →