The first month of 2018 is done and dusted which brings us closer to the next “big day” of the year – Valentines Day.
Whether you’re single, newly wed or married for decades, Valentines Day is one that doesn’t go by forgotten – even if you don’t have a romantic bone in your body.
This year, my valentine and I will be celebrating 10 years of marriage so I thought it would be appropriate for me to turn up the heat with a lil’ romance on the blog!
Ooh la la….
I’m not sure how exactly this series will pan out but I’ve got a few ideas up my sleeve.
But to kick off I thought I’d share a bit about how Kurt and I met. Perhaps in a few years time, Alyssa and Aidan can visit my blog and read about how I met their father.
At the end of last year, I spotted a post on Hirsch’s Facebook Page, who were on the lookout for 2 Bloggers to review a Brabantia Pedal Bin. The post immediately caught my eye, because 1 – I’m a blogger (duh) and 2 – I was literally about to purchase a bin that very day!
But I never ever got around to that purchase and not too long after I sent my details through to Hirsch’s, the lucky Bloggers were announced.
So, you can only imagine my excitement to find out that I was selected as one of the winners! Not only was I in need of a bin, but the Brabantia Pedal Bins are without a doubt, the most iconic bins I’d ever come across – and it comes in a range of modern colours.
But of course – the pink one had me smitten.
Earlier this month, Kurt and I attended a gorgeous wedding celebration! The dress code on the invitation stated “Summer Chic”
I interpreted that as less formal than… well … formal. I was relieved, as we’d just returned from our Durban Holiday and certainly didn’t have time to put together a formal outfit.
At first, I thought I’d just wear a summery dress and a pair of heels but it was so hot that day. I wanted to opt for something a bit more comfortable …
With our domestic worker on a well-deserved break over the holidays, it honestly felt like the housework just never ended for me! Cleaning up after the kids, who just love cluttering up every single room in the house is no easy task!
Alyssa is also in the phase where she just loves to dress up. Not just dress up once a day – but a few times a day – depending on where she’s going to or even what she’s watching on TV! Aidan then also feels the need to do the same, because well, he copies everything big sis does. So their washing baskets fill up pretty quickly as they are quite messy, obviously.
I was ecstatic when LG approached me to try out their Top Loader Washing Machine with Smart Inverter, for so many reasons! Our old washing machine is just that. Old. It ‘s plain, minimal functionality and VERY loud. When it spins, you won’t be able to have a conversation nearby, you’ll have to move it to another room. So I was more than happy to take up their offer.
BUT – as you know, we are experiencing a drought in Cape Town, and I feel so guilty for doing a load of washing. But, we are doing our part as best we can and recycling the water from each load of washing. We have an outlet pipe that allows us to catch the grey water which we reuse for flushing.