Monthly Archives: September 2015

In Search of the King of Flat Whites: Cafe Jiran

This weekend to escape the noisy neighbours and kids as well as the obnoxious neighbour flying his drone over my apartment without permission, I dragged a friend along to Café Jiran to have a cup of coffee.

Café Jiran is one of the best places to get coffee in Durban. Wonderful views and service and it’s the perfect place to people watch as it’s next door to a hotel with lots of people from all different walks of life walking in and out. Read the rest of this entry

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My Top 10 80’s Movies

Argue if you want to, but the 80’s were the best years for the teen movie. John Hughes was a legend. Writing, directing, producing some of the most iconic 80’s Movies. It’s no wonder that there are so many of his on my Top 10 80’s Movies List Read the rest of this entry

My Bucket List

I don’t know if there’s a perfect bucket list. I have some things on mine and some I’ve already done but in order to not forget the dreams or lose track of the goals and accomplishments I thought I’d pen my list. Would be wonderful to use an old fountain pen and a perfect piece of paper for this list, but a keyboard and blog will have to do. Read the rest of this entry

My Journey with God Through Grief: Anger

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Tomorrow (22nd September) will be the 4th Anniversary of my dad’s death. I’m sitting here trying to avoid writing this one because some days it’s still too raw. I don’t want to revisit this place of anger. For too long it was the most overwhelming of all emotions. At first when in denial (which you can read more about here) you don’t want to acknowledge the anger. It’s like this silent scream inside building up with nowhere to go. It still creeps up on me every now and then as these stages are emotions and they don’t happen in a linear way. They come and go and bleed into each other. Read the rest of this entry

Stories of my Hard Rock Café Pin Collection

I was spring cleaning…yes it does happen…don’t change the subject!
While said spring cleaning I spotted a little yellow glint and being the magpie I am I naturally had to investigate. After scrummaging at the bottom of my treasure box I spotted my London Hard Rock Café pin! This led to some more rummaging and next minute I had pulled out all my pins…ok not all of them, I left behind my high school matric badge, school house badge, my Ratanga Junction staff badge and opening pin, Live concert badge, my Planet Hollywood badges and my various pins from cities I have visited…that’s maybe a post for another time. Read the rest of this entry

My Journey with God Through Grief: Denial

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“You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to.” Elisabeth Kübler-Ross & David Kessler

It seems so simple…

Denial; Anger; Bargaining; Depression; Acceptance. Five little words that are supposed to sum up the experience of grief. Read the rest of this entry

My Journey with God Through Grief: Intro

I’m a Christian. I have been for many years…around 30 to be more precise. Most of my journey as a Christian has been hopeful, trusting, questioning, solid, rooted in an unshakeable belief that no matter what, God will always provide, always do what’s best for me and no matter the crisis, circumstances or relationship, God will make it all work out for my good…

Naïve maybe. Or just confident in my God and childlike in my faith. Issues that others wrestled with around doctrine and values were simple for me. My relationship with God was and is based in Love and acceptance. My favourite verse is and always will be 1 Corinthians 13 vs 13

Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love

Christianity to me is simple…Love God, Love each other (fellow Christians), Love your neighbours, Love your enemies, Love yourself as God has loved you.

Religion however is complex and twisted and not always believable (that’s a story for another post), but Love!…I can believe in Love. A love that sacrificed for me. A love that redeems my dark places. Read the rest of this entry

Waiting for the new iPhone…

It’s true, I’m a technology junkie. I’m not that clued up, I don’t know all the gadgety speak and if you’re looking for a professional opinion you won’t find it here…I’m purely a girl who likes bright shiny new things and has an opinion. If you want all the specs and gadget speak go to GSM Arena.

I’m patiently waiting for the news tonight on the launch of the new Apple iPhone…rumoured to be called the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus…why? Well usually it wouldn’t interest me all that much as I have a phone (iPhone 5s) and a tablet (Galaxy Note 8) and I like both of them very much…but I have an upgrade due on the tablet and an announcement of a new iPhone just as I realise this amazing fact is quite exciting. So here are some of the things I’m waiting to find out tonight… Read the rest of this entry

Being an Extroverted Introvert…

A what??? I hear you asking in disbelief…yes, an extroverted Introvert. It may sound like an oxymoron or just plain moronic especially if you know anything at all about introverts, but let me explain a little…

Below are some common thoughts and explanations on what it feels like to be an introvert…but for an extroverted introvert, not all these are accurate and some need a little explanation so that you don’t start avoiding us completely. Read the rest of this entry

A Few Things I Love About Life!

A few years ago a friend of mine had a 35th birthday and asked us all to bring a list of the 35 things we love about life with to the birthday dinner and then had us all share ours with with her. I started off by thinking there were not 35 things I could think of and that this would be a short list, but it’s funny how many little things make life worth living. So besides my hope in Jesus which tops everything and is a given, these are my 35 Things I love about life! (in no particular order) Read the rest of this entry

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