• Our Week in Ireland

    “There are no safe paths in this part of the world. Remember you are over the Edge of the Wild now, and in for all sorts of fun wherever you go.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Ever heard of the Green Mamba? No, not the venomous snake. The venomous South African Passport. Unfortunately walking down the ‘travel for a living’ route was quite frankly a poor life choice on my part seeing as though being on a South African Passport limits destinations where one can travel freely without the hassle of extensive paperwork, expensive visa fees & dealing with balding old men behind the counter treating you as a first-hand criminal.…

  • The Best Flower Show on Earth

    We’ve been going to the West Coast National Park since I was wee high. We used to drive to my favourite picnic site, Preekstoel, passing wildlife of all shapes and sizes as my chubby little fingers would point out the window aided by an occasional ‘cry’ to make sure that the attention wouldn’t stray too far from me, whilst my brother sat quietly next to me either involved in a strawberry milkshake that would later find it’s way onto the floor of the car or he would be encapsulated in his dream world with his plastic toy soldiers and tanks. My gran and grandpa would almost always be with us,…

  • Goals & All That Jazz

    “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway I recently sent out a tweet asking my audience for some blog posts ideas and I wanted to hear from them what they wanted to hear from me. Upon scrolling through the rather interesting replies, there were several tweets that asked me to write a post on ‘my goals & hopes for the future’, which got me thinking…what are they? I mean, most of us have short & long-term goals that originated directly out of the ‘Goal Handbook’, with some of the most popular including ‘to be…