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I’m not going to lie to y’all – I need some cheesy happy Christmas songs to work to this week! This morning I was in a little bit of a funk because Craig and I are due to move countries in exactly seven days… and because of visa snags, we’re not sure if we’ll be...
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Despite the large-scale studies and the amount of research invested into nutrition, humans know a lot less about how the body responds to food than you may think. The media delights in publishing articles in which a study is simplified and suddenly, a single food source (recent victims being eggs, chocolate and potatoes) is deemed...
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  1. Swipe the camera on your lock screen for quick access. 2. Turn on your grid: This will help you to take your photo straight, and to compose it using the rule of thirds. (Go to: Settings > Camera > Grid.) 3. Set focus manually. Simply tap on the screen once where you would...
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I’ve always been a little nervous of cooking roast chicken (even though I cooked Christmas turkey every year, no sweat). I think it’s mainly because I never had to – Craig made it for me on one of our first dates and I just thought, “Ah. The chicken’s sorted then!”. But the other night I...
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It’s not rocket science, is it? We all know that the healthier we are, and the more healthy habits we have on the go during our work day, the better we’ll feel and the more we get done. And yet – we so often don’t implement them. That’s the magic of consistency – if you...
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All recipes on this blog are dishes I routinely make. They are therefore idiot-proof, simple and delicious. Most of the time they’re really healthy too.  We almost always had a pot of “mince” (as South Africans call it) on the stove growing up, and it was only when we moved to Canada that I realised...
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One thing to lose weight? Ha! You thought I’d say sleep, right? Or exercise? Nope – although those work too. It’s far simpler than that, but far harder to do… (ain’t that the way?) It’s not a magic trick, I promise. Here it is: When you eat, do NOTHING else. Focus on your food, and...
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As a high school teacher, I used to have to trot out the dreaded, “A VERB is an ACTION” line. After a while, I changed this to “A verb indicates DOING or BEING, an action or a state of existence” (because that is the only way we can explain auxiliary verbs, such as “I am“....
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  All recipes on this blog are dishes I routinely make. They are therefore idiot-proof, simple and delicious. Most of the time they’re really healthy too.  Bread recipes call kneading, yeast and… lots of effort to mind. This one, however, is cheating. It’s not really a recipe at all – more a few ingredients that...
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In South Africa we celebrate the first of September as the beginning of Spring – can you feel it yet? Although we’ve had some lovely days, Craig, Khaya and I are still very much enjoying fire-time and red wine (and that rhymes…) The page that actually did the best in August wasn’t a post at...
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