“Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you no matter what.” Maya Angelou
Jealousy, often termed the green eyed monster, befalls even the most humble person. Leering over the proverbial “fence” of Facebook, Instagram, and other social media posts peddling idylllic bliss, and seeing gorgeous pictures of faraway places and perfectly groomed happy smiling faces, we get trapped. Delicious gourmet meals, and amazing achievements we could only dream of having stare back at us through a green haze.
Since the 1970s, more and more marriages end in divorce, although it seems this trend is changing amongst younger generations, who also get married later. A separation is always an upheaval for the family – it’s considered the second most traumatic event after the death of a spouse, but there are ways of making it less traumatic for the children.
Damhuis is a Melkbosstrand institution. In operation under the current owners since 2009, it boasts what must be some of the best food in Western Cape and at very unfancy prices. The ambiance is olde world charm, wooden roof beams, warm lighting and the fireplace, of course. The menu is spectacular. Although famous for fish and seafood, chef Stéfan Meintjie is clearly no slouch when it comes to meat. And on this cold, cold day, most of our party opted for meat.
BEAUTY TIP 101 While it is certainly easier and faster to swipe some foundation on your inner arm to see if it matches your skin tone at the store, it will almost never be an accurate match. It is most likely that the colour of your arm does not match the colour of your face. …
I have always followed Siya and Rachel Kolisi’s story, as they have been such an inspirational couple to me. A lady who worked with me was at a bachelorette which Rachel organised and I was told she is the most down to earth, unpretentious and warm lady, no matter who you are. Just then, I decided that my feelings about this couple cannot be wrong.