Should I take a jacket? And how many dresses? Packing fills me with an intense anxiety I can only compare to studying for exams: you KNOW you should be prepared. You KNOW there’s areas you can trim down on, and others you should focus on; but it’s impossible to know what’s important until you’re there, in the moment, and then IT’S TOO GODDAMN LATE. Dresses or pants? Jerseys or swimming costumes? I packed for mild weather and English rains and was instead greeted by a heatwave so miserably hot I felt my will to live wither in the hot pink glow of my face.



In the muggy heat of the grimy Thames, with heat and pollen caught between the city buildings, I became my least photogenic.

So naturally I turned the camera away from me and any selfies, and instead indulged in using a new camera with a wonderful new lens on the city and people around me. It’s impossible not to have fun in London though, and with my trip to the metropolis sandwiched between a lovely visit to charming Colchester and the Guinness-laden Dublin, I loved every minute.

The UK was overflowing with deliciously ripe red cherries; this sweet thing was ripening on my aunt's tree in Colchester

The UK was overflowing with deliciously ripe red cherries; this sweet thing was ripening on my aunt’s tree in Colchester

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Drakensberg wedding | Photo diary

I hope ya’ll are a fan of photodiaries because with a new camera around my neck and some trips coming up you can expect a LOT of them.

This latest one is from an absolutely beautiful weekend away in the Drakensberg, on the border of Lesotho, with the wonderful El Boyfriendo. We stayed in Champagne Castle – a very well priced hotel with an unbelievable view. It has access to a lot of hikes (that we didn’t go on), tennis courts, an aviary, and a stunning chapel for one of the most touching and personal weddings I’ve been to.


Misty Mountains past the trees…

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Falling off the Banting Bandwagon

My second column is up over at Women24 about banting and why it didn’t work out for me. It’s not the first time I’ve written about banting, but I do think it’s the funniest!

Read here >> Falling off the banting bandwagon


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Photo-diary of a market (and some self-indulgent doggie snaps)

There’s nothing like a good market. As an enthusiastic food fan, I really enjoy a great eateries market – though my chronic indecision when faced with so much deliciousness drives my loved ones a little crazy. I popped into the charming and quiet 1 Fox weekly market with friends, my camera and an empty stomach this past weekend and got some lovely snaps of the place.

What can I say, I'm a sucker for puns.

What can I say, I’m a sucker for puns.

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So the great news is that I’m basically like, super famous.

I’ve published my first column on Women24 and am basking in the knowledge that tens of people have probably, I guess, maybe, hopefully read it, or at least skimmed it while eating lunch and thinking about other things.

(So if you see someone is sunglasses trying to avoid the paparazzi in Woolworths it’s probably me.)

Read all about being the fattest bridesmaid here.

Me in cartoon form

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Post Holiday Pinks

You know you had a good holiday when you take off your cardi and peeling skin puffs into the air like a snowy cloud, wafting gently to the ground. Yessir, I spent some time in the hot Namibian sun last week, diving into a hippo and croc infested pool.

Of course, when I saw ‘dive’ I mean ‘ease gently’ and when I say ‘hippo and croc infested pool’ I mean ‘an area of the Okovango carefully fenced off from anything dangerous’.

The world's only hippo and croc diving pool at Ngepi, on the Okovango in Namibia

The world’s only hippo and croc diving pool at Ngepi, on the Okovango in Namibia

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On cookies and swimming costumes

There’s nothing I love more than baking. Except, maybe, eating what I’ve baked. There’s also nothing I love less than looking sadly at my swimming costume; worrying more about covering up than showing off. So with a family holiday near the Okavango around the corner, and a fresh batch of chocolate fudge cookies out the oven, I was indeed stuck between a rock and a hard place.

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Originally posted on Runny Babbit:
As a knitter you might think my hobby is knitting. It’s an easy mistake to make but let me assure you that YOU ARE WRONG. Sweet, sweet yarn is my true addiction; much to my boyfriend’s…

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Actual cannibal, Shia le Boef

Thanks to my knitting guru for introducing me to this wonderful musical piece of weirdness. Catchy too!

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It’s almost the holidays!

As the holidays draw nearer, I feel less like this:


And more like this:

Dancing potato!


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