Get Ready For OmmiBerg “Round the Rock” Festival & Win 2 Tickets

On Saturday 4 March, the iconic Paarl Winelands will be ready for you to get your harvest groove on!

This young wine festival will take visitors off the beaten track to sample the best of the Paarl Wine Route for the tenth year running.  Festival goers will literally be guided around the iconic Paarl Rock to cellars and farms on the outskirts of Paarl to sample young wines from the 2017 harvest and to celebrate the diversity of this historic wine region.

We had a taste of Ommiberg at the media launch last week and visited some of the participating wineries, some of whom were hit by blazing fires earlier this year. It was really sad to see the devastation and we even got to hear from the brave firefighters who tried their very best to save as many lives and land as possible. By attending the festival, we will literally be helping these farms to repair and revive what was lost. 

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Hayley’s Joys Has A New Look

Welcome to my new website!

I am so excited to share my new made-over space on the internet with you.

I’ve had help from the wonderful Andrea from Bird and Design in terms of branding & design and Nicola Tweed helped me with a new theme. I am madly in love with my new logo and theme, it’s just so me… Andrea just got me from the start and Nicola made the process completely seamless and stress-free.

Besides the need for change, I wanted Hayley’s Joys to be more inviting and easy for you to move and find your way around.

Since starting the blog, the minimalist theme and logo remained the same with not many changes. The content of my blog has however evolved as I have, and so the time was perfect for a fresh new look and feel. I really do hope you like it.

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So I Quit My Job


Today marks the first day of the last week of my career at a major Financial Services Company – six and a half years after starting with this organisation and over 10 years into a career path I once wanted more than anything else!

Why? Because I want to be Happy…

Let me get things straight – 90% of the time, I was really happy in the specialised job I performed and I can honestly say I gave it my all and learnt so much during this time. You know that elusive question that gets asked in almost every job interview? – “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” Well, 5 years ago, I would have said I saw myself as head of Department in my specialist field!

And today? I find myself looking in a different direction…

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**WIN** A Pampers Pants Hamper – Competition Closed



I’m having a lot of fun on the blog this month looking back at some old memories of planning for babies arrival and then also making some new memories like we did celebrating Alyssa’s 4th birthday. It’s hard to digest that Alyssa wearing Pampers diapers and Pants is but a distant memory. It really feels like it was just the other day!

It was also so overwhelming having 2 kids in diapers!

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