A LIFESTYLE BLOG. MUSINGS ABOUT TRAVEL, INTERIORS, RECIPES AND LIFE IN GENERAL.

A LIFESTYLE BLOG. MUSINGS ABOUT TRAVEL, INTERIORS, RECIPES AND LIFE IN GENERAL.

Babylonstoren working farm

Enjoying the gardens at Babylonstoren

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  At the foot of Simonsberg in the Franschhoek wine valley in South Africa, lies Babylonstoren, one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms. As a working farm visitors and tourists can experience and relish in the wealth…
recipe for oats cookies

Recipe for Oat Cookies

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These kind of cookies have so many names - crunchies, flapjacks, oat cookies, to name but a few. But whatever they're called they are usually very easy to make, delicious, hearty and filling. Especially if you pack flavour into…
random organinsing

Some random organizing ideas

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Usually when I am organizing, I try to keep to one room or a section of a room. But, over the past few weeks I’ve done some random organizing, unrelated to specific rooms or items, only because there was an urgent need to…
recipe for an apple cake

Recipe for an apple cake

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  Apples are one of the most delicious and versatile fruits. Full of vitamin C they are a wonderful fruit to sink your teeth in and a great way to quench your thirst. But, also very tasty to use in cooking…
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How to boost your creativity?

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"The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”Sylvia Plath Much has been written and said about creativity. To be creative is not only about being an artist or performer. It is about finding new and innovative ways to…
style your shelf

How to style a shelf

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It doesn’t matter how big or small your space is, there is always room for a shelf somewhere. Shelves are wonderful space savers and also makes your living space feel more individual, especially because you can style it with…
Unite de Habitation

Housing Block the ‘Unité d’habitation’

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Visiting the housing block, the Unité d'habitation in Marseille, made me think back on my first studio apartment I lived in. I had just started working and in those days Hillbrow in Johannesburg, had many apartment or housing…
Speculaas

Dutch Speculaas filled with marzipan

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  I remember as a young girl the delicious smells of baking wafting through our house. My mom baking. Just so enticing. Even a stranger - probably a sales person - once came to the door and walked straight to the…
clever use of extra space

Clever use of smaller spaces

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  The first apartment I moved into some many years ago was a studio apartment in Johannesburg. Not a big space, but perfect for one person. Luckily I didn't have that many possessions so it didn't really feel cluttered.…