Design & Dine

Ever on the look out for something new to try, when Mandy suggested a girls painting night, I didn’t ask any questions. I just said yes! Design & Dine were hosting an evening at Pure Sky Lounge at the Hilton Jumeirah Beach. For AED300 you could paint yourself a “legend”, have unlimited drinks and some…

Movies under the stars

As I have said a hundred times before, one of my favourite things about being an expat is meeting people from all different backgrounds. Dubai is a great place for that. It’s a literal melting pot of every single nationality there is I think. This week was the Omani’s turn to shine! And shine he…

DIY Dining!

This was an absolutely random find, but possibly one of my favorites ever! A restaurant that lets you play with your food! I know this isn’t a new concept but it is indeed a great one that I need more fun with. As you all know, I like exploring and I will basically try any…

Edi’s Bratwurst Sausage Restaurant and B&B, KZN

The second of Albert’s friend’s recommendations was a German sausage place that when we googled it appeared it had shut down. We were disappointed but we had some really good foods in the Midlands Meander area, so weren’t too perturbed. As we were driving towards the final accommodation of our adventure, we saw a sign…

Corona Chronicles – Week 3 Round-up

I can’t believe another week has gone by so quickly. I didn’t think it would really. I imagined it would drag by and be hugely painful. I’m lucky I guess that isn’t the case. I think my medication helps that but also because this week I decided to be more productive.

Corona Chronicles – Day 5

Thankfully after a good nights sleep, I woke up feeling slightly more human. Not back to normal but at least less miserable. I also finally listened to the doctor and upped my medication. I have had a horrible couple of days and do not want to repeat that.

Corona Chronicles – Day 3

This morning started with a great breakfast. I had leftover sausages from the night before so reheated them and made a kind of omelette thing. I say “omelette thing” because I can’t make good omelette. That and rice. Super simple but I never quite get it right. I don’t know why. I have given up…

Corona Chronicles – Day 2

I had a better nights sleep last night, so woke feeling much more positive. Thankfully. I cannot cope with the lows for very long. The very exciting thing of the day though was to wake with words in my head! I haven’t had this for a long time (which is why I haven’t finished writing…


For years now, Albert and I have wanted to go to Clarens. This year when we were having a look at the route we would need to take down to the Sani Pass, we noted that Clarens wasn’t too far and we made a plan to stop there for breakfast!

My First Wreath Making Attempt

Hands up if you didn’t know that I was addicted to the Hallmark Channel! No one? Oh good! So it won’t come as much of a surprise then that when given the chance to go wreath making, I absolutely jumped at it!