Travel Notes: Oporto, Portugal [2019]

I fell in love with Portugal the moment I set foot in Lisbon and traveled to the Algarve in 2016. The fado music, the smells of food, the humble smiles on the locals’ faces, the passionate conversation that seems like a heated argument but isn’t. The natural beauty that at time reminded me of Cape…

Heavy Metal Travel Notes: Hellfest, France [2019]

Hellfest, France. The Mecca of European Heavy Metal Festivals. Perhaps even bigger than Wacken Open Air. A line up to satisfy any elitist metalhead and make an open-minded one like me squeal with excitement. Each year when the festival announces it’s headliners, I longed to make the journey to Clisson, France. But we were always…

Travel Notes: Lisboa, Portugal [2019]

Lisboooaaaa… It’s always such a great pleasure going to Portugal. I get a chance to indulge in parts of my heritage and really connect with my roots. This was our 3rd visit to Lisbon, and the second time we spent a few days exploring the capital. We had friends with us this time around and…

Poetry: These Shoes Were Made for Walking

These shoes were made for walking… The hilly streets of Lisbon.The Palace Gardens of Sintra.The Tipsy stairs up to Delirium. The Hitchhiking road from Le Pallet to Hellfest.The stupidly happy Zombie mode walk back to Clisson station post watching my fav bands.The quiet road back to the hotel while holding hands singing drunken Irish songs….

Sweaty notes: MOVE by Natacha Oceane Workout Guide Review

Natacha Oceane is probably one of my favourite fitfluencers with her quirky accent, authentic attitude and of course, killer and unique workouts. If you follow her on Instagram, you would also be inspired and perhaps intimidated by her super woman training style. Don’t let this scare you though, Natacha has created training guides accessible yet…

Reflect: PBCS & Beyond the Pill Book Review

It’s been close to 6 months since coming off the hormonal contraceptive pill after being on it for over 15 years. And to be honest, it was the probably the best decision I could have made for my body. From being misdiagnosed with peri-menopause to being told that tracking my menstrual cycle is ludicrous and…

Fuel Notes: Flu Smoothie

Disclaimer: not sure whether this will actually help with Flu but drinking it anyway because it can’t be as bad a fizzy drink for breakfast. My body took a beating post race day last week. We ran the Cape town 12 and I pushed hard for an average pace of under 5min/km. I managed it…

Fuel Notes: Cape Town Healthy Foodie Spots

Over the last few months I’ve realized that us Capetonians are super spoiled for choice with healthy restauranta and take out options. If you venture on to my Instagram you’ll see that most weekends we eat out and to protect that waistline,Β  I like to make healthy eating choices most of time. Being in the…

Reflect: Off the Pill Update & Woman Code Book Review

As you may have read recently, I went off the Pill after 15 years of being on it. Looking back now, it was a brave but probably the best thing I could have done for my body right now, in this phase of my life. And no we are not planning to have kids. Ever….

Reflect: DNA Testing 1, 2, 3

Why DNA Testing? After suffering terrible symptoms before my monthly menstruation, countless doctor visits with no clear answers, I decided to educate myself about my body’s composition by going for Nutrigenomic DNA Testing. I was recommend to 3×4 Genetics in Cape Town by a friend and went in for a swab in the mouth to…