I think it’s safe to say that we’ve officially entered that crazy time of year!  I blink and another week is over in a flash, and I think that it’s only going to get worse.  I really love this time of year, with gearing up towards Summer holidays (for us here in the southern hemisphere) and all the festivities around Christmas time.  But I have to stop and remind myself (or often my hubby has to remind me) to take a breath and relax, and to not get too caught up in the craziness.  Here’s a little catch-up on little bits and pieces that I’ve been loving lately.

This week I was fortunate enough to be featured on IOL Lifestyle.  I always enjoy answering interview questions, since it forces me to stop and think about where I’ve come from and where things are going.  I often find the questions much harder to answer than they should be!  If you’d like to find out a little more about me and this little blog, you can read the full interview here.

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A couple of weeks ago I entered a great little competition through Flat White Magazine, and we won a week’s worth of meals from Daily Dish.  Every Monday, Daily Dish can deliver everything you need to make four healthy and delicious meals (including recipe cards and ingredients) – which really takes so much time and hassle out of meal planning and grocery shopping.  We enjoyed our four meals last week, which consisted of pork medallions in sweet sherry sauce, spaghetti puttanesca, chicken and chilli jam stir fry, and lentil casserole.  All of the meals were quick and easy to prepare, and really tasty.  You can also choose from classic, low carb or vegetarian meal options.  I can really recommend Daily Dish for those weeks when you need a break from the norm, and it also makes a great gift option for friends and family who are going through a busy period.  The service is currently available in Cape Town and Joburg/Pretoria, and you can find more details on their website.

Finally, this week I was given my first treats from Lush!  I’ll always associate Lush with London, since I can remember the distinctive Lush store smell from walking past the store in my gap year.  I’m not really sure why I haven’t tried any of their products before (to be honest, I sometimes find the smell of the store a bit too intoxicating).  I was given a slab of the Baked Alaska soap, which smells wonderfully citrusy, and leaves me squeaky clean!  I also received an Each Peach massage bar, which I’m planning on trying in the next couple of days.  I can’t wait to have a good pamper session.

Yay for my first spoils from Lush!

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