New Years Resolutions

Each year I try to be a good human and make New Years resolutions… some stick and others… well they just get plain revised to the more suitable older version of… well… me! Thank you all for all the laughs, inspiration and more laughs.  2017 has been a year of new friendships, new cookie flavours, new sights and new experiences, May 2018 bring that and … Continue reading New Years Resolutions

A Christmas Poem… of sorts

‘Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck… How to live in a world that’s politically correct? His workers no longer would answer to “Elves”, “Vertically Challenged” they were calling themselves. And labor conditions at the north pole Were alleged by the union to stifle the soul. Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety, Released to the wilds by the Humane Society. And equal … Continue reading A Christmas Poem… of sorts

Instagram and it’s hashtags

It took us a little while to figure out the whole hashtags business. Maybe we are just slow but hey, we’re all about being honest here. (Please note Amber will say I’m on the cray cray spectrum – look at me being all teenager there). I digress, do not believe a word she says regarding me or my (Audrey’s) sanity. What is a #hashtag and … Continue reading Instagram and it’s hashtags

Self Defence and the Cool Habit Gang

There are some things we take for granted, personal safety and protection is definitely one of them.  Doesn’t matter if you are male or female we both do it.  Admit it. But really, as travelers, we need to think beyond our own comfort zone and our own area and be mindful of dangers that we may not face at home. I first published this a … Continue reading Self Defence and the Cool Habit Gang

What’s up with Blog Engagement???

It’s been a while since I’ve been blogging.  Ok, I’ll go and date myself now and admit that I started out way back in (ahem) 2007.  Yes, people, that is a whole 10 years of blogging, with some gaps in between for random life changes that tend to happen when you tell God your plans. Amber comments: That’s how we met, via blogging all those … Continue reading What’s up with Blog Engagement???

USA: Lost in Translation… or rather mispronunciation

Have you ever spoken to a South African? Or perhaps someone from a different country and the way they pronounce the words is slightly different to the way you do? It can lead to some interesting misunderstandings… Disclaimer: Unfortunately some of the “misunderstandings” are not totally PG. The Pot Plant – USA A couple of years ago I wanted to buy a pot plant as … Continue reading USA: Lost in Translation… or rather mispronunciation

Skate on the Bay and Sunflowers

Day 1 in the life of a Wine Blogger series I arrived on a sunny Monday afternoon and was whisked off to a beautiful restaurant called Skates on the Bay. Sitting on top of the water (stilts not sitting sitting), the huge glass windows overlooking the bay, the fresh smell of the sea air… I fell in love with San Francisco right there and then. … Continue reading Skate on the Bay and Sunflowers

What we’ve learned​ about Instagram so far…

This article is a jointly written by myself (Audrey) and Amber from Napafoodandvine.com, we felt it was time to share some insights into the world of Instagram that we’ve gained over the short period we have been trying to navigate the minefield… Some are on point and others are just the odd quirks we’ve picked up along the way. First a little background Audrey: I … Continue reading What we’ve learned​ about Instagram so far…

A South African in America – the Questions & Answers

I have now lived in America going on 8 years and I have to say a few of the questions I’ve been asked have put England to shame… some of them have been outrageous to the point that … well I really couldn’t help having some fun.  I’ve also had a few instances where my english is grossly misinterpreted and caused a bit of embarrassing … Continue reading A South African in America – the Questions & Answers

A Day out at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

As part of my quest to see sanctuaries in Florida and around the world I managed to visit the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor, Florida. Now I must be upfront with you, I watched the news back in 2008 while in South Africa and they had a whole segment on this place and what they do for the primates no longer being able to … Continue reading A Day out at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary