Purpose and meaning in life and the work we do

You know that question we all seem to get asked when we are little. “So, what would you like to be when you grow up?” I wanted to be three things when I grow up. (As one does). I wanted to be a Princess. Because they seemed to have a lifestyle that I would love. Having tea in the palace gardens, with a lady-in-waiting, wearing a beautiful gown and glass

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Cabbage Bowls with the filling of your choice

Do you love eating vegetables? More specifically salad leaves, leafy greens? My take on leafy greens Don’t give me leafy greens just like that. I don’t enjoy eating them. Unless they are exquisite and fascinating when you take a forkful, the taste sends you to the Mediterranean or off to an idyllic trip. Yes, my food needs to speak to me, transport me, lift me to greater heights beyond imagination.

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Are we women harnessing the full power of who we are? (this relates to our cycle)

(My dear women readers, this one is for you. Men, perhaps a post you could recommend to the women in your life?) Have you ever had something amazing happen to you and you couldn’t wait to tell this to your best friend? I feel like this today – I’ve been longing to share this with you. Harnessing our full power as women We as women are complex creatures. We have

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Roast Chicken Wings and Fennel with Shiraz Salt

When it starts getting cold, the wonderful thing to look forward to in that season is oven-roasted meals. Nothing better than to keep us warm as well as give us the satisfaction of a delicious home-cooked dinner. I particularly enjoyed making roast chicken wings with fennel one autumn evening. Fennel grows well in South Africa’s climate and I bought it when it was in season. I love buying seasonal produce for

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Slow-travel: paving the way to mindfulness

The first time I heard the word “mindful”, it didn’t go down well with me. It actually irked me because here I was, being told off for being inconsiderate because I was 20 seconds late to my desk after my tea break. Granted, I should not have been late. In my defense, it was a lovely cup of Rooibos. “Please be mindful next time”. I loathed that word for a long time

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Travelling solo versus travelling with your partner

I’ve been a solo nomad for a long time, where I worked and lived overseas on my own, or travelled to a country on my own to explore. It’s certainly taught me amazing life lessons that I will cherish forever. The prospect of having a partner to travel with me, while enticing, has never been a goal to me. In fact, even though I sometimes hoped for it, I would rather

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Blog series: Foodie Fridays

When I left Mauritius island (born and bred there) to go work and live in the Middle-East, cooking was as foreign as Arabic was to me. Even though my parents lovingly prepared home cooked meals day after day, their culinary skills weren’t passed on to me.  Of course, they never ceased to try to instill in me enough curiosity to prepare a meal. But I unfortunately did not see the

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The Spanish mosquito {Slow travel diaries}

Mosquitoes. In my life up to now, I’ve spent more time with mosquitoes than with my siblings. Now, before you think I’ve gone absolute nuts and writing about a mosquito, let me set the context. Growing up on a tropical island, where humidity made my straight Chinese hair super wavy naturally, mosquitoes used to have nightly feasts over my body. They became tougher as the years went by, slowly being

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8 lovely things to do in Sitges

I previously shared on this blog about the beautiful beach town of Sitges in Spain. Despite the small town serenity it provides, Sitges has much to offer by way of things to do. The best way to get around in Sitges is to walk. Here are my recommendations of lovely things to do in Sitges: 1. Stroll along Passeig Maritim Brimming with restaurants on the one side and beautiful sandy beaches

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Time to unplug (even if the nature of your work is online)

As I sat in my bed, about to go to sleep, I felt my breathing becoming heavier and heavier. What was going on? Did I not have enough time to digest my food? No, it’s been a couple of hours since dinner. What was it then? And then it hit me. The dreaded panic has set in. I was in a frantic state – my heart was imploding under my

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