A blonde behind the wheel kind of day

Yesterday kind of felt like and looked a little like this… In the space of four hours I almost blocked my bosses debit card because I forgot the pin so I gave the person using it the wrong code. I had asked her to come with me so they could run in and pay so I could park illegally – there’s literally no parking in Plumstead at lunch time. When I got the correct pin I decided to park properly and run into the shop to tell her I managed to lock my keys in the car. I called David […]

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Yes, I have put on weight… I’m pregnant

I really think that some people need to remember what they were told when they were younger… “If you have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all”. I also think some people need a gentle reminder that it is rude to tell people that they have put on weight or gotten fat. It’s never okay to tell someone this – no matter how close you are to them It’s just not okay. I’m also pretty sure the person who has put on weight is fully aware of the fact that they are a few kilograms heavier, you really […]

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Our pregnancy story

When David and I got married we kind of had a plan that when we turned 30 we would have a baby. In my head this meant that on 29th birthday I would go off the pill so that we had baby number 1 by the time I was 30. Well… on my 29th birthday we were so not ready to add a smaller version of ourselves to our family yet. David may have been, but I kind of think he’s always been ready for children. I’ve been the more hesitant one, especially when it come to natural birth. David […]

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A weekend away with friends

A couple of weeks ago we went to Franskraal with a couple of friends of ours and their daughter. It was a great weekend with lots of ice-cream, braai-ing, beach time and chatting. I love really love the Franskraal house – it’s a perfect place to escape from the busyness of life a weekend or for a mid-week break….hint hint David. I also love how it can be shared with our friends – it’s big enough for everyone to come with. Here a few of my highlights from the weekend away. xKx

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Cheesy cauliflower breadsticks

a little bit of crazy in the kitchen

While scrolling through Pinterest as one does one afternoon I stumbled on a link to a great cooking website called Jo Cooks. On her website I found a recipe for cheesy cauliflower bread. When I saw that it was similar to making a cauliflower pizza base I was a bit disheartened. We tried this before and we were not successful. After some thought I decided to give it a try. I also needed to make something to go with the ratatouille I was making. The recipe is pretty easy and the end result is quite yummy. Next time I’ll use […]

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Walking through the mist

A little bit of crazy blog

Sometimes when you’ve been walking a path with God for a while it gets hard to stay focused on the end goal. Sometimes during the walk you kind of “forget” what it is that God has called you to and you start to imagine your own version of the end goal. This often happens to me, especially when it comes to being a missionary. My ideal and where God wants me right now doesn’t match up right now, but I have learnt to stay focused on God and what being a missionary as Katherine looks like – it’s certainly not […]

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Ratatouille

a little bit of crazy in the kitchen

I’ve wanted to make this dish for quite a while now. When I saw it in this AMAZING recipe book called Harvest, that I took out from the library I was like, “yes – this will be made for supper tonight”. What you need 8 courgettes, (baby marrows) 3 medium onions, (I sued one – not a fan of too much onion) 10 tomatoes 2  large peppers 1  bouquet garni, (I had no idea what this was so I used about a handful of basil and thyme instead) 4 cloves garlic Olive oil What to do Peel and slice the […]

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Picnicking at Cape Point Vineyards

A little bit of crazy blog

David was given a voucher for a picnic at Cape Point Vineyards for his birthday. He obviously had to share it with me… there’s no way he could eat all that food by himself.  We decided to go one Sunday afternoon in February and it was just great. When you arrive you go up to the deli to pick up your picnic basked. A porter then carries a blanket and two cushions for you to the place you choose to have your picnic. There is lots of different spaces to sit, with ample shade provided by trees and umbrellas. There are also […]

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Nomu Flourless Chocolate Tart

Chocolate tart recipe

On Saturday night my girlfriends and I had a Galentines day dinner and I made a chocolate tart by NoMU. When I started making it I thought it was the other chocolate tart that I make – my two ingredient chocolate tart. I should have realized they were different recipes since this one had more than two ingredients. I only noticed when I was mixing in the eggs that it was different. Here’s the recipe for the one I made this weekend. You will need 60g unsalted butter 200g NoMU Hot Chocolate Chunks – I used 300g dark chocolate 5 large […]

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God is our Banner (Yahweh Nissi)

Names of God

I’m going though my book on the names of God at the moment. Each week I read one an then update our blackboard in the man cave with the name. This weeks one is God is almighty, (El Shaddai). When I wrote this one up I was reminded of my of my favourite name for God – Yahweh Nissi. I was also reminded of the blog post I wrote a few years ago about “God is my banner”, after reading it again I decided to repost it, with some editing. YAHWEH NISSI Back in the day when the Israelites were […]

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