Change

Berlin Made shed parts of myself stripping me of masks peeling of the layers of angst Defusing the unrelenting solicitude of home Berlin Compelled me to be present In the beauty of my body, my safety Basking in the glory of true freedom Breathing in the refuge with no need for validation

A Capetonian Moving to Berlin

It’s been four whole months since the last time I posted on this blog. A small indication of how Berlin already changed me. To be honest, posting my thoughts and creating content has just not been a priority to me, especially during the chaos of changing jobs, moving to the other side of the world….

Before the City Wakes

Before the city wakes upFall in love with silenceThe solitudeAnd the safety surrounding me Before the city wakes upObserving quietlyUnconditional loveStrolls with four paws Before the city wakes upOrange uniformsScrubbing offChaos from the night before

Sweaty Notes: SWEAT at Home with the SWEAT app

Hands up if you had major fitness goals at the start of 2020 and it got completely derailed by the pandemic. Personally, I want to run a marathon, deadlift 100kg and do more than 10 pull ups. But those goals will remain a dream for now until the world comes down and our health isn’t…

Sweaty Notes: HIIT by Natacha Oceane Quick Guide Review

I used this guide during my 2 months of hectic life changes while moving countries during the coronavirus pandemic. It was the ideal opportunity to have a program with no structure and just random workouts to do when I had a gap for a sweat session. Quick Facts About the Guide A guide with 45…

Fuel Notes: Vegetarian Nachos

In celebration of cutting down on animal products, mainly meat, and offficially attempting Vegetarianism, here’s a quick recipe for Vegetarian Nachos! Replace the cheese with a vegan cheese alternative for a fully vegan option. 1 Red Onion 1 Garlic Clove 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 tsp Each Cumin, Coriander & Cayenne Pepper Half a Can…

Travel Notes: Seychelles 2020

This trip was booked in October 2019. Before the world hit panic mode due to Covid 2019. This trip was taken within days of travel restrictions being announced. Before airlines were cancelling flights and refunding. Before cancellation policies went through the window and the tourism industry (and the world economy for that matter) took the…

Sweaty Notes: Nike Run Club 7 Day Challenge

I am a list person, a goal chaser and the type that always complete a task come hell or high water. Having been a fan of the Nike apps for years now, I use the Nike Run Club app to track my runs, join challenges which keep me running throughout the colder months and earn…

Sweaty Notes: FIERCE 6 Week Challenge

The annual Sweat app challenge started off with a bang on Monday, 13 January 2020 and like last year, I decided to pursue FIERCE by Chontel Duncan as my workout program of choice. I loved her program last year and the fact that the challenge was half the duration (6 instead of 12 weeks) made…

Superlatte: Purple Poet Smoothie Bowl

Superlatte, a brand synonymous with delicious and functional coffee alternatives. This Proudly South African product has been on the forefront of the flavoured latte trend since 2016. As their range expanded, I’ve fallen in love with most of their flavours, making it a regular order when out and about for brunch or as an ingredient…