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Gardening with Ruby

This is our vegetable garden.I enjoy showing Ruby where our food comes from and she’s also eager to learn all the names of the herbs and vegetables.Seedling trays are a fun way for kids to take part and understand how seeds grow into plants.The process of nurturing plants teaches important life lessons very directly especially patience.You [...]

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April is Autumn

Just like that it’s Autumn and I can’t believe it’s April already. April is a good month though, the beginning of the year always feels fresh and exciting but I also experience a bit of pressure to do better than the year before,so much so that I forget to just enjoy whatever happens organically.I think [...]

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The Plant

My biggest hobby is gardening.I completely loose myself in it, sometimes 4 hours go by without me realising it,I guess you can say it’s my way of meditation.I don’t know why I’ve never shared it on my blog,I think it’s because I don’t really know where and how to start the discussion because the subject [...]

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Vietnam fabrics & earrings

I’m selling beautiful ethnic textiles,handwoven Hemp dyed in Indigo along with silver earrings which are all made in the Sapa Valley.In the Hmong society, the entire hemp process, from sowing the seeds through to weaving the cloth is clearly defined as women’s work,along with digging and planting other crops in the fields,collecting firewood, cooking,looking after the family, carrying heavy [...]

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Young and Beautiful

I went to Rocking the Daisies two weekends ago for a girls weekend and Joburg for work end of last week,so all I wanted to do was to spend time with Ruby and put aside everything else.Saturday mornings we usually go to the Oranjezicht market where I buy fresh fruit and vegetables and it’s a great place [...]

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Prince Albert

It’s no secret that I have a special place in my heart for Prince Albert.There’s something about the Karoo, I think it has more soul and character  than any other place in SA.It’s a little arty town, everyone’s got their own little crafty thing going on.If it’s not for Adam’s Figs, Gay’s diary,Karoo Looms then it’s [...]

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Vietnam Part 1

We travelled Vietnam for 10 days in June, it’s a hot month but it’s also out of season which means far less tourists than any other time. It’s a perfect time if you want to travel to the North, Sapa valley ect. The rice patties are green and the weather is perfect in the North, not [...]

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Morning,Noon & Night

  I started drawing and painting, just for fun. Ruby inspired me, I’m bad at it,I never went to art school, I wanted to be active and play outside as a child but I always felt left behind when it came to creativity.It’s never too late to have fun and play with colour. So don’t [...]

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Healthy Changes

We bought a juicer recently and it changed everything. I have much more energy and my skin looks great. I can’t stomach a big breakfast in the morning so now I either make a fresh juice or a smoothie for everyone. The juice is normally beetroot,apple,carrot,kale and celery but my favourite is to combine pineapple,apple,cucumber and [...]