When your child lives over the sea.

“It is eerily terrifying that there is no sound when a heart breaks. Car accidents end with a bang, falling ends with a thud, even writing makes the scratching sound of pencil against paper. But the sound of a heartbreaking is completely silent. Almost as though no one, not even the universe itself could create a sound for such devastation. Almost as though silence is the only way the universe could pay its respect to the sound of a heart falling apart.”
― Nikita Gill

Next month it is a year since my Liam James moved to the UK. I feel as if I both mourn and celebrate him daily. I am excited about the things he does over the sea, yet the sadness of being without him clings to me. Continue reading “When your child lives over the sea.”

DYME : A beauty on-demand service platform.

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

Last Friday I was in a fabulous position to rush home to a Swedish Massage in the privacy of my own home. I had high expectations of feeling totally sleepy and being able to just get in bed after but SirNoid and I was invited to dinner (perks of load-shedding?) so I had to get dressed and go out after so I will just have to do this all again.

DYME is a downloadable app that partnered with independent mobile beauty and spa therapists, facilitating the gap between therapist and client. If you would like to check out all the details regarding how the tech part of it all works, you can do that HERE

When you download the app, you’ll get R150 off your first booking. All you need to do is quote the voucher code DYME150. Winner! Continue reading “DYME : A beauty on-demand service platform.”

Born a Crime got us Educated.

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

I started my love affair with audiobooks in January of this year. Out of necessity really.

I wanted to read but had other tasks to perform at the same time, so listening at home, in my car, on my phone in coffee shops…. it has become a thing. I’m finally using the earphones that came with my phone! #teenagerloading Continue reading “Born a Crime got us Educated.”

Comparison is the thief if joy.

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

Scrolling through social media tonight, I felt like an absolute failure. Clearly not living my best life in my curvy girl jeans.

It FEELS like everyone on my feed is out there living their best lives in their skinny bodies, fancy clothes, beautiful homes, perfect bloody everything with ample opportunities that just seem to keep rolling in, and then there is me.

Yes, for this moment… woe is indeed me. Silence. Hear me out. Continue reading “Comparison is the thief if joy.”

🎵 5 Things about this week.. and it is only Wednesday morning … 🎵

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

1.🎶 My husband’s former wife and I, have decided to branch into a business venture together. We only just kicked off, so follow our journey at JS Designs. I’m lit like that. 😋 Continue reading “🎵 5 Things about this week.. and it is only Wednesday morning … 🎵”

A blow-wave of sexual awakening.

Tease! starring TUMI MORAKE and VANESSA FROST and directed by JOSE DOMINGOS from 27th February 2019 to 21st March 2019.
First lady of comedy, TUMI MORAKE and the original ‘CaveWOman’, VANESSA FROST team up again in Naledi-nominated TEASE! at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square. TEASE! premiered at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown followed by a sold-out run at the Market Theatre in 2016.



Eva and Neo, best friends and partners in a suburban hair salon reach crossroads in their personal lives. Stumbling into an adult toy shop one night, they make some acquisitions and this inspires an idea…
With a healthy dose of self-deprecating humour and a whole lot of heart, versatile Tumi and Vanessa play many familiar characters including the elderly Muslim and Jewish women who return weekly to have their hair set…and sample new toys!
By arrangement with the Auto & General Theatre on the Square, the show will be presented by Bloom & Stone, a creative agency and production company that focuses on creating meaningful and accessible content. Vanessa says the meeting of minds in the process was synchronous and that extensive research went into the writing of the script. They found themselves exploring heartfelt and hard truths in order to present a potent message about female sexuality and desire. “It’s been about finding the comedy in each of these moments while exploring the moments that don’t require comedy,” she says. “It’s about answering the question we all quietly worry about – am I normal?”
Director Jose Domingos says Tease! is a journey of self-discovery, “The themes are universal which means that I think there’s a little bit for everyone if not a lot for everyone.”
Written by Jose Domingos, Vanessa Frost and Tumi Morake, TEASE! opens with a preview at Sandton’s Auto & General Theatre on the Square on 27th February and runs until the 21st March.
For a huge dose of thought-provoking fun, bookings can be made with Computicket (call 0861 915 800 or online www.computicket.com). Tickets can also be reserved by calling the theatre on 011 883-8606. Enquire about group discounts for corporate and team building events, women’s and special interest groups.


Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

A fun way to learn how the election process works. Duck is tired of working on the farm and campaigns for change. He is thrilled to succeed over the farmer and decides to stand for higher office. Every time he stands – he wins! First as mayor, then as president! Then he discovers that being president is hard work – not what he wanted! By Doreen Cronin, an award-winning author.  (5-10 years)


To make a booking or for more information call us on 011 484 1584 or send us an email to bookings@nctt.org.za or admin@nctt.org.za

I wish you enough,


African Hips Don’t Lie

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

Am absolutely thrilled to have collaborated with JS Designs in printing #wenchytude inspired T-shirts! 🙂 So much excitement my friends!! 🥂

#AfricanHipsDontLie is available from R180 (S to XXL standard price), and since I’ve got them hips, I’ve made sure that bigger sizes are available up to 6XL! 💜

Postage excluded in price.

I wish you enough,