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The wind beneath my wings – Sailing with Klaus from Wildwind Adventures Mauritius

There has been many a day that whilst on my sunset walks, I would amble past the Hobie cats and other watersport equipment in front of the hotels on Mont Choisy beach convinced that it was unavailable for use to the locals and only for hotel guests. Turns out I was wrong. Wildwind adventures cater […]

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Creating something out of nothing by Antoinette

I would like to tell you about our East London Adult Autism Newspaper Project, as a mom, this is a very important project to me. In July 2016, we, the Autism SA staff met for a week of training and team building in Johannesburg and in that week we had the opportunity to meet Lungi […]

Do you want some cheese with that whine

Of remembering basics…

I have the great blessing of two alcoholic parents. Mom, Dad, for the purposes of this post I really hope you don’t mind me doing this. This morning, 18-9-18, I had an epiphany! Losing Johan is feeling a lot like those early days after my parents stopped drinking – now 39 years ago, when I […]

How To Widow; A guide to anew normal

Fake it till you make it… How to Widow – A guide to a new normal

So today is the one month anniversary of the death of my Beloved. I have been through more Urbanol today than in all the days preceding and I am not even scared to say it. I am a wreck. There are those in the know, however, who seems to feel that my “little situation” is […]

How To Widow; A guide to anew normal

Teens, messy kitchens and dirty mugs

These days I am in a current state of tug-of-war of not wanting my kids to ever leave home and wanting them to leave so my house can just be neat and clean for a short while. #gasp Yes I said it, sometimes I wish/dream of a clean, tidy house. Now I know I will […]

Living On A Rock

The fears that drive us – Karolien – There is life after kids

The fears that drive us. what fears defines your life? Your every day? What fears influences your thoughts and decisions.  We fear for our lives, our kids, our parents, our finances, our looks, our bodies, our health, our abilities, our image and so much more. What are we so afraid of? Why are we driven […]

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By Candles & Wine – by Karolien – There’s Life After Kids

Friday a week ago saw us gathered at the stunning Durbanville Hills Wine Farm with Debbie Jackson from Balance – Cape Town with some good friends, awesome ambience and wine by candle light. We were spoilt from the word go with some bubbly sparling wine and a beautifully set up corner just for our enjoyment […]

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Bio for Karolien – There’s life after kids

  Jane of all trades, mistress of none is probably the best way to describe me. I try absolutely everything at least once and can probably one day write a book about it. Successes and fails alike. Mother of two, wife of one. Self-taught techie, wannabe blogger, crazy creative, website owner and so much more […]

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Sentimental Old Cow…..by Karolien – There’s life after kids

Once again, it’s that time….time for a blog.  And the muse seems to still be on holiday. It’s been like this for the past few months now, I guess I ought to send a mail and demand she/he/it come back so that the writers-block can take a hike. 😉 Easier said than done though. Ideas are a […]

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26 days, 6 hours and 22 minutes….by Kay

26 days, 6 hours and 22 minutes…. You are probably thinking what’s this all about? But this is how much time we have left until Christmas, yes it’s that time of the year again. Dreading it or looking forward,that’s my question? Personally I dread it although one would think as a preschool teacher I would […]

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