A tiny little update and … Merry Christmas!

I know it’s been so quiet around here.

I’m here but I’ve just been working way too much and too hard. I finished work yesterday which means I finally have mental space to think about the other parts of my life that also bring me joy, like this blog.

If you want to keep up with mostly daily updates, follow my personal, organising or reading accounts on Instagram.

I’m toying with an idea of writing for 5 – 10 minutes for every day in January just to get me out of the habit of not writing. It will take 3 days at this rate to create a blog post but that’s fine; there’s nothing wrong with the outcome happening slower.

On another note, did you hear Gretchen Rubin’s podcast on Wednesday? The 2022 challenge is on rest – perfectly, perfectly timed. And I may just kickstart it with a little writing which is restful for me.

I want to tell you so much – how the 2021 challenge went, how my 2021 word of the year went, what my 2022 word is, and so on, but there’s plenty of time for all that in the next couple of weeks.

For now, thank you for being you, thank you for reading and let me wish you a very, merry Christmas!

My life in Instagrams – May


Beautiful winter sunsets, my favourite colour in winter, and maths for fun


Deciding on a grey, rock painting and pretty notebooks


Winter = reading, sunsets, snuggling and lots of tea


I can’t get enough of beautiful winter light! Gifts from the kids and lots of tea!


handmade jewellery from a friend, my first Burger King burger (in South Africa), beautiful morning light and a 5-year-old that suddenly looks like a teenager 😮

My life in Instagrams – March

The fact that I’m posting my old Instagrams here every two weeks is a great motivator for me.

What could you do to make yourself accountable so that you can get something done you really want to… but just need a little push to do?

2015 March IG

The weather started cooling just a bit… tea, baking bread….

2015 March IG-001

Hairdresser time, books I bought for a library project and cute kids 🙂

2015 March IG-002

One year of doing Spanish the second time around, tea, traffic and my first movie with the kids!

2015 March IG-003

I love doors so I started a little project where I’m officially collecting photos of doors, potato pancakes and lift selfies 🙂

2015 March IG-004

Making house lists, autumn is here, cooking with Connor

2015 March IG-005

New favourite nail polish (Rimmel Jazz Funk), disturbed sleep and the start of our holiday (pancakes in Graskop)

My babies are 5

Today Connor and Kendra turn 5.


I can’t believe 5 years have passed.

On that last day of being pregnant, I had a coaching session with a client; Dion and I went to ante-natal classes, had supper and watched Survivor, and went to bed.

And then all the drama happened at exactly midnight and three hours later, I had babies!

At just 32 weeks.

I never want to relive those 10 months of sleep deprivation – so glad that’s behind me now.

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And then I blinked and the kids are 5.

Now we have real conversations, take photo walks, read, craft, bake and cook.

WOW. winter walk 3 3006

Happy birthday also to my friend, Laura, who shares a birthday with the babies. Laura does great work in Mozambique – go read her blog and say happy birthday to her 🙂

The babies are 4

Did anyone notice I didn’t post on Wed and Fri last week? 🙂

I had a really rough week and so I decided to do what I tell my clients – just do what I needed to do to get through and never mind about the rest.

I also had a cowboy/ cowgirl party to plan because my babies turned 4 yesterday and no, I can’t believe how quickly the time’s gone either.

Were any of you around in the good old days when one day I was pregnant and the next announced their birth so unexpectedly?

Good times!

Here are a few photos we took on Saturday just before we left for their party…



and at their party 🙂


Did you have a good weekend?

PS the last of the money posts will appear on Wednesday

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