August 2019 : Woman’s Month Guest Posts Submissions

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

Every August I invite individuals identifying as female, to share my digital space. If you would like to write a piece in the form of a blog or have me interview you via email (or in-person 😉) – all in celebrating the essence of being a woman – please join in. On condition that your contribution is authentic, 🌿any and all subjects🌿 are welcome. Besides giraffes, I’m rather fond of men, so no generalised male-bashing, please.

Careers, parenting, sexuality, gender, health, relationships, LGBTQ+, mental health, equality, beauty, food, hospitality, books, theatre, sex, religion, fashion, events, restaurants, grief, love, lust, favourite condiment in your kitchen, weddings, jewellery, animals, business, comedy, blogging, your neighbours, tourism …

Shameless self-promotion so, I will be linking your post on my site, back to your blog, and/or any other social media platforms you provide. Around 350 words and a picture relating to your piece, or a snappy of the Author. Anonymous posts will be considered.

If this appeals to you, please mail your contributions to 🌱 I love doing this annually and look forward to hearing from you.


I wish you enough


🌿 🥂


Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

This picture of a woman looking frightened, chewing her nails, used in the article regarding Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), published by The South African Depression and Anxiety Group on their Facebook page is completely misleading as to what GAD actually look like.

Continue reading “#StopTheStigma”

Look what my Mistress Anxiety made today … Choc Chip biscuits from scratch!

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

I’m no Master Baker or Master Chef but I am a Master at living with Generalised Anxiety Disorder.

I remember my first panic attack at six years of age, vividly. Yes, I’m on meds. Yes, I have a therapist… No, I don’t judge you because you once didn’t call your overbearing Mom till after you had a glass of wine. I too am an overbearing mom. #originalcast

I embraced a suggestion from my BFF, Wilhelm see Will’s Tasty Treats (over 15 years of sincere friendship and ample kicking of my ass) to help deal with the excessive anxiety I’ve been dealing with lately.

Continue reading “Look what my Mistress Anxiety made today … Choc Chip biscuits from scratch!”

Roasting Jacks

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,


There is a new Chicken in town, roasting at The Wedge Shopping Centre. Roasting Jacks opened late 2018 and their succulent offering is available both during lunch and at supper time. While you can pick up your Chick (or have it delivered via UberEats) and get on your bike, I would encourage you to sit down in the attractive dark wood, naked bulb Bistro.

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Parallel legoverse.

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

I love anything personalised. From my car number plate to my coffee mug and random T-shirts were thrown in. Let’s just say I was that kid at school that did not mind putting their name on every, single, pen, pencil, eraser …

There may be some deep psychological issues for that.

A year or so back, I was thrilled to receive a Lego custom made purple haired #minime from Mini-Me. My #minime gets around. 😊 That girl loves an outing!

Continue reading “Parallel legoverse.”

The Birthday Wish List

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

My Victoria reminded me that I must please make a birthday gift list. Yes, it is very self absorbed. I make no apologies. I love my birthday. So here are some things I’m crushing on at the moment.

🌿 Make a donation to the Theatre Benevolent Fund. I asked my friends to use the reference #BeKind and perhaps donate a token R46 as I’m turning 46. Don’t let this stop you making a bigger donation if you wish! 😊 Continue reading “The Birthday Wish List”

5 (more) things about me

1. I love watching Queer Eye🥂. I cry at the end of almost every episode. I’ve learned about the French tuck, the crisscross of walking in heels (with a touch of bend and snap 😊), and if you open your heart and mind… there are circles of love everywhere.
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If only the World was in an uproar.

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

You crave chaos. You’re happiest when the world is in an uproar. You thrive on madness. Even when your magic is at its best when it’s the catalyst to confusion. You still can’t admit this?
A.G. Howard

Continue reading “If only the World was in an uproar.”

How do I look?

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

Yesterday I gave Bianca from E4Elegance some room to play! Yes, the main goal is always #purplehairdontcare 💜

We decided to lift the colour a tad, (something, when done by a proper professional, does not leave your hair damaged and brittle, although I don’t do it often) so the colour would be more vibrant and not as dark as what I had it over the past six weeks.

Continue reading “How do I look?”