CARAMELISED FIG SKILLET PIZZA-STYLE PANCAKES + farewell to this blog + a journey from an anonymous food blog to cookbook, part 1

It is with a very sentimental and somewhat heavy heart that I announce the impending closure of this particular blog chapter. Unless you’ve shared the good, bad and everything in between via a blog before, you probably cannot understand the attachment I have to a place that has given me the ability to connect, express […]

THE LONG ROAD TO MY FIRST HALF MARATHON (and why I started running in the first place), PART 2

Tomorrow I am due to run my first half marathon. I cannot say I am set, as it implies “prepared”… which is something I feel far from. But I thought I should post this now and hopefully, sometime 18 hours or less from now, I will have good news to report. THE POWER OF VISUALISATION […]

I QUIT SUGAR 8-WEEK PROGRAM (weeks 1 & 2 in review)

Hi all! Firstly, I apologise for neglecting to respond in good time to the lovely comments on my previous IQS post. Traveling, working and general “mama life” have prevented me from being here as much as I’d like at all. As those of you who have read my previous IQS-related posts will know, I own a […]

CUPCAKE FOR CHARITY, PART 4 (AKA … and now for some good news!)

We are all bombarded with “bad news” everyday and I cannot allow the chance to share some of “the good” to slip by when it catches my attention. The following story is proof that WE CAN make a difference. We don’t all have to quit our day jobs to volunteer. We don’t all have to become overnight […]

DIY PREPARATION FOR THE BIRTH EXPERIENCE (yoga, Hypnobabies and more!)

In 2010, after what seemed like forever, I was pregnant, happy… you might even say “glowing” (although during the first few weeks that glow may have had a decidedly greenish tinge at times). I was more than prepared to delve further into the world of pregnancy-related research. Already well and truly hooked on BabyCenter, I […]

PREGNANCY-RELATED INFORMATION (AKA what to read when you’re expecting)

There are two pregnancy-related books I have owned since 2008. They were ordered around the exact period that we started actively TTC* in the mistaken belief, it turns out, that we’d be needing them “soon”. One was a pregnancy journal that I found online (The Belly Book) and the other was Your Pregnancy Bible, with […]

CUPCAKE FOR CHARITY (AKA an exercise in gratitude & giving)

No mother-to-be wants to receive the news that, after multiple trips to the ER, 12 ultrasounds, 3 major hemorrhaging episodes, 2 monitored stays in the hospital and a month of modified bed rest, the reason for all the pregnancy complications is in fact a formerly undiagnosed “… large blood clot inside the uterine wall” (otherwise know […]