I feel like I owe you guys a little update. With my tails between my legs I have to tell you that I have not set foot into the gym or into my running shoes for over 2 weeks. I am feeling the WORST for it! You know those people who say that you’ll FIND TIME to work out if it’s important to you? Whilst I generally agree with that ‘philosophy’, it has to allow for a little bit of slack somewhere in the picture. Sometimes no matter how important it is to you or how hard you try, life gets in the way and there is nothing you can possibly do about it. I really do care about my well-being and when I am on the point of vommiting from exhaustion, I tend to think that the ‘healthy’ choice is not to go to gym and exert myself.
Exactly a year ago today we welcomed our little boy into the world. It’s taken a lot of thought about whether or not I should make public something that is so deeply personal. Hence why it has taken me an entire year to post this. My birth story. I’ve had this written and stowed away for quite some time because I did not ever want to forget a single second of the beautiful day that forever change our lives. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to share something so personal on such a public platform. I have decided to share Jordan’s birth simply because I have LOVED reading other peoples birth stories and had always wondered which one mine would compare the most to. When I was pregnant, there was something so fascinating and so comforting about reading peoples stories about the day their children were born and discovering how different each persons experience really is. I found it petrifyingly assuring. This is by far the longest post I have ever written but as odd as it may sound, I want to remember every painful detail of my experience.
Every year when my birthday comes around I take a long hard look at my life. I can’t believe it’s been a year since I wrote this post. I love to asses my achievements, my failures, my relationships, how I’ve achieved or not achieved my goals in the year gone by. Each year has its ups and downs but this year I really feel like I need a good old pat on the back. That’s okay, right?
My favourite home wear, lifestyle and interior decor brand Zana approached me a little while ago with an amazing idea for a collaboration. I did a post about it here. I am always game for a creative challenge and I’ve been SO excited to share this one with you all because I am so proud of it. Most of you will know the almost iconic Zana ‘YAY’ banner which hangs very boldly in the entrance hall of my home. I was tasked with designing my very own banner print. Nic and I are both creatives by trade and passion so we had an absolute blast designing this one together. Over many cups of coffee and far too much chocolate, we crafted our design into something we thought you might like to display in a special spot in your home. Thanks for your help on this husband Nic, you are so talented and I love working on creative projects with you!
Last week Melissa and I attended the launch of Love Milo’s botanical range at the Nap store in Cape Quarter. We were treated to delicious Hidden valley wines, freshly made soup with sprinkles of crispy bacon (which inspired last nights dinner) and beautifully presented finger foods. I am still dreaming about the coconut fudge and biscuit infused brownies. It was an evening of true indulgence.