Saving precious data

Lifestyle
When our house was broken into and we were robbed a few years back, I was most devastated at losing my laptop. While our insurance company could replace the actual hardware – in fact they could provide an upgraded one – it could not replace what I valued most in that laptop. It had every photograph and video I had taken of my children and family. Every photo I had taken for work. Our insurance company could not help me replace any of that. (more…)
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#CaughtMyEye

Lifestyle
  [caption id="attachment_217" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A view of the famous uMhlanga pier. Durban is one of the most beautiful cities in winter. It begs for us to spend time outdoors, lapping up the mild weather and bright sunshine.[/caption]   [contact-form][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form]
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#MyFabulousDBN kicks off

#MyFabulousDBN kicks off

Durban, Lifestyle
It was a perfect day for the kick off of the #MyFabulousDBN campaign, with an Instawalk from the Skate Park on the beachfront today. With inspiration everywhere, our local designer, S'bu Msimang, is going to be spoilt for choice when creating her designs for the campaign. (more…)
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A few load shedding tips

A few load shedding tips

Durban, Lifestyle
I never thought I’d say this but load shedding has been a good thing in our little home. For the first time in ages, we’ve had nothing to do but sit around with each other and really talk. Suddenly I’m learning so many new things about my kids, their friends ... and their enemies too! (more…)
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 Diet be damned

Durban, Lifestyle
[caption id="attachment_92" align="alignleft" width="300"] A rocky road cronut topped with cherries, chocolate, marxhmallows and nuts[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_93" align="aligncenter" width="300"] It's also filled with decadent custard![/caption] Take a look at what I sunk my teeth into this afternoon at Remo's in uMhlanga. A stop for a quick coffee with a good friend, lead Karen D introducing me to this delightfully decadent treat. Cronuts are the epitome of decadence and the best pick-me-up after a rather long week. As the name suggests, a cronut is the ultimate indulgence - a combination of donut and croissant. And at Remo's they're the best! Diet be damned, some days it's good to just throw caution to the wind and indulge.   [contact-form][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Website' type='url'/][contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form]  
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#MyFabulousDBN

Durban, Lifestyle
[caption id="attachment_83" align="alignleft" width="200"] Sibu Msimang #MyFabulousDBN[/caption] Walk the cities of Durban, Johannesburg and Cape town, and it isn’t difficult to recognise the unique and different fashion styles of each one. The #MyFabulous campaign, brought to the cities by Skip washing detergent, is a celebration of these different styles. A young designer from each of the cities has been roped in to create a range that most aptly represents their city. The designers are S’bu Msimang for Durban, Jenevieve Lyons (Cape Town) and  Rich Mnisi (Johannesburg). Phase One of the campaign kicks off in June. Msimang will start gathering inspiration via Instagram to create 10 complete looks that will be inspired by the unique styles of the three major cities of South Africa. And you have to help her. By using…
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Breathing a sigh of relief

Breathing a sigh of relief

Lifestyle
As I waded through what I had written in the past, I came across this piece I wrote four years ago to mark World Asthma Day. I remember sitting at my computer, tears streaming down my cheeks as I tried to see what was on the screen. It was the first time I had shared some of the trauma of watching my little daughter fighting for her life.  Once I was done, though, I switched of my computer, dried my eyes and got into bed with a huge sense of relief. Sometimes one doesn't need a therapist. Words are powerful. Sharing them can be an immensely therapeutic and empowering experience. So, today, I'm sharing that story with you.    (more…)
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#WeAreAfrica, believe it

#WeAreAfrica, believe it

Durban, Lifestyle
This weekend we rubbed shoulders with celebs, eThekwini officials, journos, designers and fashionistas at a lavish function hosted by the Department of Arts and Culture to celebrate Africa Month. The #WeAreAfrica Fashion Spectacular took place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban in honor of Africa Month. From concerts to conferences, Durban is embracing Africa Month and the #WeAreAfrica programme couldn't have come at a better time for our city. The strong fashion component in the #WeAreAfrica programme is in recognition of the powerful African fashion culture that has developed over the years. Through the platform of fashion #WeAreAfrica aims to promote peace, friendship and integration on the continent. The hope is that this programme will become a launch pad for many of the country’s greatest fashion success stories. Produced…
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Hello world!

Hello world!

Lifestyle
It's a new journey I'm embarking on - one that has me excited and nervous all at once. Every day I encounter new truths, challenges, and beauty around me. This space is where I will share bits of my encounters with you - through words, photos and maybe a bit of music too. Enjoy the ride with me. Share your thoughts. Get me thinking.
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