Spring Flowers at Postberg

Winter still seems to be hanging around, but there are signs that Spring will soon be on its way… A beautiful event happens in South Africa at this time of year, and that is the incredible and colourful arrival of the spring flowers. I have always meant to go and see them in their full…

Apartment Searching Checklist

Searching for an apartment is a difficult task. There seems to be a hundred posts for apartments for rent and two hundred reasons why every single one of them is wrong for you. Since our family has moved so much, I’ve pick up on some things to look out for in an apartment when you…

Moving Out

This is the first in a line of student life related posts that I will be posting over the next few weeks, to share my experiences of my first few months of university, living by myself and the changes that come with student life. First up, we’re starting with that first step…moving out. Moving out…

Staying Sane In Uni After A Gap Year

Starting university is difficult enough if you’ve just made it through the end of high school. You might feel like you’ve only just finished writing exams and now you’re writing tests and essays and you’re back in the classroom already – holidays are over. Now, I don’t want to sound pretentious, but try doing that…

Breakfast At Schoon de Companje

Now, here’s a place I’ve been wanting to go to for a very long time. Schoon de Companje is on the same street as my work and I feel like every time I walk to work in the mornings there are tables full of people eating what looks like the most incredible breakfasts. If you’ve…

Synergy Live 2015

Festival season is still here, and I made it to another one this weekend! I’ve always wanted to go to Synergy and finally I was actually free over the weekend it’s held, and I had an insane time! The international line up was all electronic, which isn’t really my scene, but the local lineup was…

Location, Location, Location

I may have found the most beautiful wine tasting setting. And I live in Stellenbosch, where literally every wine farm seems more beautiful than the last.  There’s always something about wine farms that sets them apart from the others, and this one has the best wine tasting setting I’ve seen in a long time. Hidden away on…

Let’s Talk About Being An Introvert

I am an introvert. It’s easy to say, it’s easy to call other people when they don’t feel like going out all the time, or if they prefer to be by themselves, but do we really all understand what it means? Being introverted doesn’t mean that I only want to be by myself all the…

Revisiting The Birdcage

You might remember earlier this year when I visited The Birdcage in Stellenbosch for breakfast, and I wrote a little bit about it here. Well, I finally got around to revisiting it, and I think it’s looking better than ever. Summer is definitely almost here, and Stellenbosch is looking so beautiful at the moment, especially…

Building A Support System For Yourself

I have only realised in probably the last year or so, how important it is to surround yourself with people who can help you through difficult situations. Now, it is of course extremely difficult to find one person who can help you with everything, which is what I struggled with. I wanted to open up…

Anxiety And Doing What You Love

I haven’t really spoken about my anxiety on my blog before, because I wasn’t really sure exactly how to phrase it properly before. This is a post I have been wanting to write for a very long time, and recently I have decided that it needs to be done. Anxiety can be very difficult to…

20 Things On Being 20

So part of the reason that things have been a little bit quiet on here is that a few days ago it was my birthday. I was planning to write this post up in time for my birthday, but after Rocking the Daisies and the recovery that followed, that post didn’t quite make it to…

Last Thursdays | Stellenbosch

Last Thursdays in Stellenbosch have been around for a little while now, and I’ve never had the chance to spend to take part in it, until last week when I finally managed to make it! Last Thursdays are the Stellenbosch take on the First Thursdays program that takes place in a number of cities –…

The Parlotones | Tin Roof Stellenbosch

The Parlotones are arguably one of the most well known South African rock bands. If you live in SA, you know the name even if you haven’t listened to their music, and you’ve probably heard their songs on the radio at least once. They’ve been here a while, since 1998 actually (crazy) and they’re still…

The Food Lover’s Brunch

Food Lover’s Market. Not your obvious brunch spot really, but when your best friend suggests coffee somewhere, you say yes – despite your initial trepidation. Now, I’ve been to Food Lovers before, many times to shop and also to get their smoothies (made to order), because the Breakfast Smoothie is so good it hurts. I…

Learning To Keep Learning

It can be difficult to remember that our brains need just as much exercise as our bodies, if not more. It is much easier to watch a series than to read a book, and much easier to procrastinate than to research. Especially when you don’t have any obligation to study things, like if you are…

Living With Wanderlust

Part of the reason that I have been finding it difficult to keep up with regular posts at the moment is because this blog is a constant reminder of everything I have achieved, and everything that I did while I was travelling. In case you hadn’t already guessed, by the name of this whole blog,…

Small Spaces, Big Hearts

A gorgeous new little place has popped up in Stellenbosch recently. Now this is a sentence that most people living in Stellenbosch hear every other week, as there is always a new wine bar/coffee shop/pop up vintage clothing market appearing and it’s always interesting to find out what theme or famous chef makes it different…

365 Days Ago

         365 days ago I packed up a suitcase. I filled it with presents for friends and family I hadn’t seen in years, and the barest minimum amount of clothes to leave space for all the things I was planning to buy. 365 days ago I got in a car. That car contained…

The Blue Crane & The Butterfly

 Sometimes you find a place that when you walk inside, you feel like you belong there. There will be something about the atmosphere, and the decor, and the people that just makes you feel at home. It also probably won’t hurt if the coffee has been voted best in Stellenbosch, and the food is absolutely…

5 Things Lately #6

This was a quiet week on the blogging front – I spoke about the Blaauklippen Market here – and not much else! I have quite a few posts ready to be published in the next few days – because I was up to quite a lot this week. So lets take a little look back…

Blaauklippen Family Market

On Sunday I took a little trip back to the Blaauklippen Market with my parents. This weekend there was a small antiques fair there as well, which turned out to be very small – and not anything too amazing. I didn’t mind too much, because even a short trip to the Blaauwklippen Market is a…

5 Things Lately #5

I was hoping to post this on Sunday, but then Eskom had the lovely idea of cutting our electricity for several hours. The I decided to post it yesterday, but it turned out that I had a double shift at work instead just a morning shift as I had thought – so today I’ve finally…

Brainwavz S1 Earphones

*These earphones were gifted to me by Brainwavz to review, but all views and opinions are my own When I’m writing a blog post, or writing in general, I have two moods – I either want lots of noise or absolutely no distractions whatsoever. Sometimes I’ll have the TV on in the background, and possibly…

Let’s Talk About Decisions

You might have seen in yesterday’s #5 Things Lately post that I have a lot of decisions to make about university, and I think that one of the most important decisions we have to make in life is what we do after high school. Decisions are not my strong point, so I thought that they…

5 Things Lately #4

I’ve decided to make this a little weekend post, to keep you updated on a few things I’ve been up to, some links to make you smile and a few other random bits of info. Enjoy! Throwback to cute European street art. 1. Blog To Drool Over I have the longest reading list of blogs…

M Pâtisserie | Stellenbosch

 Stellenbosch is a tiny little student town, and hidden away in every street is another bakery, restaurant or bar that has something a little different to discover. I’m always looking for somewhere new to go to, and recently there has been one place in particular that I have been wanting to visit – a tiny…

5 Tips For Curly Hair

I’ve always struggled with my hair, because it’s extremely curly and crazy and difficult to deal with. But over the years I have picked up a few little useful tips for somewhat dealing with it and I thought that I should share these little nuggets of wisdom with you, and so for you fellow curls…

Tea Time For Your Bath

I’m sure by now you’ve seen this product somewhere on the internet, but I really wanted to add my own little opinion here, because I kind of love this! The Body Shop recently brought out a new range, the Fuji Green Tea range, and amongst the products included in the range is a Bath Tea….

Let’s Talk About Inspiration

This was going to be a Tips for Tuesdays post, but I found that I had a little more problems that solutions with this topic, so instead here’s a little Chatty Mondays post. Sometimes you’re full of inspiration. So much inspiration that it feels like your head is so full of ideas that you feel…