Introducing Jenny Lookatwhatimade

Introducing Jenny

I am very excited to tell you that my friend Jenny has agreed to help me with the day-to-day running of the blog. Some of you might already be familiar with her via social media. If you aren’t yet, you soon will be :)

Chocolate is good for you

6 Reasons Why Chocolate Is Good For You

To celebrate Chocolate Week, I am going to share 6 reasons why chocolate is good for you (in moderation, of course!). And because I am such a huge fan of chocolate, I am also going to share six of my favourite chocolate recipes.

Oupa Klein

Rest in Peace Oupa Collin

Oupa Collin Uys 20 January 1926 – 19 February 2013 There is no easy way to start a post about death, so I will start at the beginning. My grandmother’s first husband, Evelyn Hough, passed away from emphysema when my mother was knee-high to a grasshopper.  Her second husband, Fritz Goetze, passed away when I […]

A Lesson in Parenting

A Lesson in Parenting

Today I got a lesson in parenting. And despite my best efforts to avoid the most common cognitive distortions, I am gutted!

Boys Unlimited

A Struggling Mother of More

I wish all struggling mothers would admit that they don’t have everything under control. It is so empowering knowing that you are not alone. Kids are an amazing blessing, but 98% of the time they are HARD work!

Elmien Uys Art (15)

My Mother-in-law’s Art

As the title suggests, I did not paint these.  My Mother-in-law, Elmien Uys, has found her inner artist and churns these paintings out like nobody’s business.  Every time we go home (to South Africa, that is) we bring a few back.

Alexander Uys


Six weeks after giving  birth to the newest member of our family I am finally sitting down and FORCING myself to write a post.  Do not for one moment think that I have been sitting on my ass – well, I’ve been doing quite a lot of that whilst feeding, but that doesn’t count. It feels like there […]

Frugal Christmas Gifts

Frugal Christmas Gifts

Put together some frugal Christmas gifts that are both pretty and cheap. These little goody-bags will cost you less than a fiver.

20 week scan

A Tale of Three Todgers

So this, dear reader(s), is what I have been busy with for the last 20 weeks.  The third awesome project in my trilogy of boys :) I have been spending all my energy on “growing” this newest edition to our little testosterone-filled family.  This is why I have been lounging on the couch in the evenings […]