June book review recap
In June, I worked my way through a few audiobooks supplied by various publishers through NetGalley. So here's what I read and what I thought. I reread John le Carré's classic novels about the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage. It's been acclaimed as...
Dirty Dozen Book Reviews
I've collected short reviews of the last twelve audiobooks I listened to through Netgalley and decided it's time to share them. I hope you enjoy and grab a copy of those that pique your attention. "Fatal First Edition" by Jenn McKinlay is the latest addition to the...
Step into my Slippers on 31 May 2024
Slipper Day, Reach For A Dream's biggest fundraiser, returns on 31 May 2024, promising a day filled with warmth, generosity, and fun - all in support of children with life-threatening illnesses. This year, Reach For A Dream and their partners bring you the chance to...
Ten Things About Champagne
There are ten essential insights into the world of Champagne to prepare you for the upcoming Johannesburg Cap Classique, Champagne & Bubbles Festival, slated for May 17th and 18th at the Inanda Polo Club in Sandton. Protected Origins: Only wines crafted within the...
Why you should embark on your pleasure journey

Why you should embark on your pleasure journey

As women, we often consider things like a spa day or a shopping spree pleasurable. But when we really think about it, these are superficial events that we draw enjoyment from but aren't genuinely pleasurable. Browsing the aisles at DisChem is not a pleasure journey,...

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New Year’s resolutions and your mental health

New Year’s resolutions and your mental health

This is based on a press release I received from Pharma Dynamics about mental health and mental wellbeing. According to Abdurahman Kenny, Mental Health Portfolio Manager for Pharma Dynamics, setting unrealistic New Year’s resolutions may not be so good for your mental...

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PNA inspires mindfulness

PNA inspires mindfulness

PNA's 2021 stationery ideas will spark creativity and productivity. If left in a PNA unsupervised and with an unlimited budget both my mom and I would have a field day. So when they sent me their product catalogue I picked a few items I felt would be good to help all...

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CANSA raises awareness with the Rooibos bra

CANSA raises awareness with the Rooibos bra

A Rooibos bra is exactly what you think it is - a bra made almost entirely from used Rooibos teabags. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Did you know that breast cancer affects 1 in 27 women in South Africa? The Rooibos bra, crafted by Storm in A-G Cup, will be...

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Taking control of my life: NADplus Complex

Taking control of my life: NADplus Complex

Largavita Bioscience recently invited me to the media launch of their NADplus+ Complex, where I received a month’s supply to try at home. I made the decision to pay more attention to my health this year – specifically my physical health (I spent a fair amount of time...

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Taking control of my life: NutriBullet

Taking control of my life: NutriBullet

NutriBullet sent me the 600 series MagicBullet to try out. I’m thrilled because it should help me get closer to my goal weight. View this post on Instagram Everyone at the office is so jealous! This weekend I start playing with my food, thanks to @nutribullet_sa...

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Taking control of my health: DNAlysis

Taking control of my health: DNAlysis

DNAlysis is one of South Africa's premier genetic testing laboratories. You may remember the test I did in 2017. The result of that test helped my psychiatrist to prescribe the best meds for me, and take me off the ones I don't metabolise. It has also helped me to...

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mygeneRx unlocks better medical treatment

mygeneRx unlocks better medical treatment

mygeneRx is available from DNAlysis. I took this test as a trade exchange. Everyone will, at some time in their life, take some sort of pain medication. Some of us will have to take medication for chronic conditions: anticoagulants after heart ops, statins for...

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Viva Gym: Fitness for everyone

Viva Gym: Fitness for everyone

Last year I was given a month's access to the new Viva Gym in Rosebank. Now, if anyone knows me at all, they know that I'm not really into the whole exercise thing. But I thought I should give it a go and see if it's something I could maybe grow to like. Between the...

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