A book with life

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I like second hand books. Not because they are cheaper than the brand new ones, but because of their condition. It pains me to start reading a new book. I realised this as I was sitting in an Exclusive Books today.  I was waiting for Flip after work, for a sushi date. I levitated around… Read more »

Have Mice, Will Care

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It is 10:35 PM. Winter had ensconced itself outside, its frigid grip on Joburg tightening; inside I’m ensconced on the couch with three terrier companions. I can’t sleep, somewhere inside me is an endless source of energy. A message from my husband asks me to “come to bed”. He is only six metres down the… Read more »

You are my best friend

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He talks fast and a lot when he has been alone for a long time, like he needs to get the thoughts out of his mind as quickly as possible. It rushes out of him like a word avalanche. I have to ask him to keep quiet just so I can gather enough thoughts for… Read more »

Savvy Sisters Wine Club Experience

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Who wants to read about Lady Chatterley’s Lover over Tuc’s crackers and wine spritzers at a book club, when you can blend your own wine, experience a new restaurant and scrumptious food every last Tuesday of the month? If you choose the book club, say I. Not many I’s right? Last night I learnt about… Read more »

10 Things You Must Have in Your Home by Age 30

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Following yesterday’s post about actually now owning a dining table, I did a bit of research on what you should own by a certain age. As if summoned, Elle Decor recently wrote an article on their website about the 10 Things you must have in your home by the time you turn 30. I’m 26… Read more »

You know you’re a grown up when…

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You finally start buying big pieces of furniture for your house. We have been living in our house for almost three years now and never had a dining table. It’s not that we didn’t want one, but I have very specific taste in things and it took me this long to actually muster up the… Read more »