LIFE

Letter to my little man

Letter to my little man

To my darling Ethan It’s about an hour before we get up to go to the hospital. I am lying here unable to sleep. All I can think about is how our world is about to change. You are fast asleep and blissfully ignorant of what […]

Pregnancy… the things we don’t talk about

Pregnancy… the things we don’t talk about

The things we don’t talk about… To the casual observer, I look like a very happy mommy with my healthy and determined three year old boy… and a beautiful growing belly with baby number 2 on the way. I suppose in a way, they would […]

What is bird ringing?

What is bird ringing?

During bird ringing, an aluminium alloy or stainless-steel ring with a unique identification number is placed on a bird. This is not a new process, people have been marking birds for over 2000 years. One of the earliest written records was between 218 and 201BC, […]

Turbo – the Legend

Turbo – the Legend

From the moment he was born, I wanted him. He was born in a cozy “nest” his Mom had made behind my parent’s couch. On the morning of 11th April 2008, I woke at about 4am and went to check on the expectant mommy. She […]

Why I won’t give up our cuddle time right now…

Why I won’t give up our cuddle time right now…

The first thing my little monkey does when he gets home from school, is to ask for bubbly water or milkshake (warm milk with a quarter of a teaspoon of nesquik… quite far from a milkshake in my eyes but that’s what he calls it). […]

Game parks and Twonagers: A guide to surviving the wild.

Game parks and Twonagers: A guide to surviving the wild.

As we endeavour to spend more quality time as a family, we dared to spend the day at Addo Elephant National Park. While it took the customary hour to just get the twonager dressed and in the car, we were not anticipating a drama free […]

Finding Balance

Finding Balance

I haven’t posted in a while and there is a very good reason for that. At the start of 2017, I was heading into my final year of my PhD, running my own businesses (yes plural haha) and being mom to my special little monkey. […]