Monthly Archives: October 2015

In Search of the King of Flat Whites: Mark Gold

Saturday mornings are the perfect time to check out some new spots in Durban. Especially this time of year when the sun is starting to rise earlier and the city seems to be anticipating summers arrival. Waking up early is not a strong point of mine, so when I get an invitation to early breakfast there generally has to be a good incentive…e.g. I don’t have any Nespresso capsules left or the milk is sour. Read the rest of this entry

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My Top 10 Distractions for a Procrastinator

I you know me well you will know that I’m a grand master level procrastinator. The definition of Procrastinate means to delay or put off something that should be done until the opportunity is lost. I tend however to procrastinate when it’s something I don’t like doing or something I know I can’t do well. I procrastinate because I can’t do it perfectly and then get overwhelmed the larger the problem becomes…I try and overcome this by planning my day to do at least one thing on my list of things to do, but you know how it is…meetings, customer complaints, fires that need putting out, last-minute trips to Johannesburg. These all conspire against my to-do list and the list grows longer and longer.

I have an audit it 4 weeks and my list now looks insurmountable. I realised that there are certain things that continuously distract me from said list and I’m writing them down so that I can recognise them and try to stop myself from doing them and focus on my to-do list! Read the rest of this entry

The Single Handy Girl Guide to DIY: Part Light Bulbs

Life is full of challenges, big ones, little ones, annoying pull-your-hair-out ones and general daily struggles.

One of the challenges to owning your own property are the little things that need to be done around the house. Cleaning the bathroom drain of that clumpy hair (you girls know what I mean!), changing light bulbs, rewiring plugs, tidying up electronic cords, putting up pictures, painting walls, hanging up curtains and blinds, installing cat flaps, fixing leaking taps and washing machine drains that overflow. The list is endless. All these little electrical, plumbing, handyman jobs that generally we as girls know nothing about. Like changing car tyres…hmmm. Read the rest of this entry

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