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Three's A'loud

A parenting blog


About sisters and hugs and buckets of blood

My sister is coming back! After living and working in Botswana with her husband for the past 10 billion years (rounded off to about 30 months) they are returning to our most beautiful South Africa. They have been travelling quite a bit over the last few years and although I am sure it enriched them and helped them grow as a couple I really just want them to come back now and have a boring predictable life staying in one place. Hopefully really close to us. Obviously I am sister of the year…

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This year

And just like that 2017 is gone. And what a year it has been.

2017 was a year of love and laughter. It was also the year that hurricane Irma and Donald Trump were let loose on the world. In 2017 we went completely overboard with fidget spinners and our eyebrows and we didn’t nearly give enough attention to global warming and people who still wear socks with their flip-flops after all these years…

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Bullet journalling: Getting started

A couple of weeks ago I introduced you to my new favourite way to procrastinate… I mean plan my life…

Bullet journaling is a trend particularly in the US and Europe and it is taking South Africa by storm one journal at a time. A small example is simply finding the perfect journal. When I got into this almost 6 months ago there was pretty much one supplier of my favourite brand of journal in South Africa. Now these guys are constantly out of stock and a whole line-up of new suppliers has entered the market. I predict that by next year this time you will find everything you need in your favourite stationary supplier without having to do (often costly imported) online shopping…

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Get out!

South Africa is a strange country. We have the clearest rivers, the most beautiful fauna and flora and the bluest skies (apparently scientists have proven that the South African sky is the 2nd bluest sky in the world). Yet a really large percentage of our rainbow nation doesn’t get to see a lot of it. Heart-breakingly, the high walls and electric fencing of our suburbs are a very real part of our lives…

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Introduction to bullet journaling

It is no secret that I like to keep busy. When I am not running our guesthouse I enjoy doing hotel management training. I love being involved in a few different charity projects and then there is also the small matter of getting three kids at the right place at the right time with the right backpack/sports equipment/bribe money. Oh and I also write a little blog…you might have seen it…

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Out in the big bad world

I have been sharing quite a bit on social media about my current quest to live a little healthier. I have been running (except when I’m not) and cutting down on sugar (except when I eat chocolates while hiding from my kids) and just generally trying to be more conscious of what I put in my body (except when I drink wine)…

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