• 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…

  • A Winter Wonderland

    “Well, I know now. I know a little more how much a simple thing like a snowfall can mean to a person” ― Sylvia Plath That familiar feeling came back instantly. I felt like a child on Christmas Eve again, except this time it was actually snowing instead of being boiling hot. I’m sitting on the airplane flying back home to Cape Town, suffering horridly from jet lag and blowing my nose loudly every five minutes, a consequence of having too much fun, but for the first time in a long time, I have run out of words. I honestly don’t know where to begin my story or where to…

  • My Canada Essentials

    Some of you might be aware that I am shortly heading off to Alberta, Canada for two weeks where the mountains are bigger, the snow is thicker, the temperatures are colder and the scenery is more beautiful…or so I’ve heard. I guess this would be the appropriate time to announce that I have never actually seen real snow before, nothing that counts anyway! As you can imagine my excitement levels are through the roof and I literally cannot get on that airplane soon enough, but before I rush off anywhere armed only with flip flops, shorts and a hoody, I thought that it would be better to get geared up…