A couple of weeks ago Shane, Nina James and I decided to take a couple of days off to spend in the bush. We wanted to go somewhere that was private and a tad luxurious, we had never been to Madikwe before and I have been told by quite a few of my friends that it is such a nice reserve to visit, so I started my search there. Let’s just say there is not a shortage of awesome looking places to stay in, but we settled on Etali Safari Lodge, not only because it sounded amazing, but also because it welcomed kids, which quite a few places don’t.
Anna-Belle and I have some very exciting news. We are starting a brand new blog together called Jobest. We have been going around lately finding all the cool spots in Joburg to hang out in because we really love our city and we want you to love it too.
So if you check in every week, we’ll have new places for you to visit, some old, some new and some you didn’t even know existed.
Today will be the last day you say: “There’s nothing to do in Joburg”.
Hello everyone and happy Monday, today I’m starting a new #lucky_wins giveaway with the lovely ladies from Mungo & Jemima, which I’m so excited to share with you guys.
Last week I got to go on a bit of a shop via their brand new, very cool online store. Their newly designed site has been beautifully curated and so there are lots of super pretty pieces to choose from. I had a look around and then settled on this sweet Selfi Horizon Dress, because I really loved the confetti-like print on top and the light pink bottom half, it reminded me of a glass of ice cold pink lemonade.
And so just like that I went shopping on their online store, and now so can you guys….
All you have to do to enter and win is:
Last Thursday Anna-Belle and I got flown out to Cape Town with Montblanc for the international premier of The Power of Words, an initiative which involves world-renowned filmmakers and young storytellers to interpret the words of a visionary leader. In its inaugural year, the 2014 program honoured Nelson Mandela.
We got to watch 4 very awesome films, made by 4 very awesome groups of people. One of my favourites was one called the Truth Booth – Jim Ricks and Hank Willis Thomas were part of the team that made it. Using this Mandela quote as inspiration: “The truth is that we are not yet free; we have merely achieved the freedom to be free, the right not to be oppressed.” They set up a giant inflatable speech bubble in a few different places of the world and left it for people to enter at their own will and express their idea of what the truth is…
Today Nina James Durrant is 3 months old. I was scrolling through my Instagram feed yesterday while I was lying in bed next to her and I was amazed at how much she has changed and grown in such a short amount of time. You know everyone kept and keeps telling me to appreciate every moment with her because it all goes by so fast and before I know it she won’t be a baby anymore, I’m starting to believe they’re right. She changes so much it’s actually scary, sometimes I can see a difference in a day.
So what I have decided to do is document her every few months, write about what she looks like, her mannerisms and just how she changes and grows. I got this idea from a blogger I follow that runs a site called The Stork and The Beanstalk, she has 2 boys that she writes about and I really enjoy her stories and her awesome photos.
My friend Natasha from Raising Men challenged me to write a story about how my life has changed since having a baby and so today I’m writing about how CHANGE came a-knocking on the Durrants’ door a few months ago, not once but twice and how we not only let it in, but we made it our new best friend.