Life in the Smal household.

It’s been a few weeks since I posted on here and truth be told, I am totally okay with that. I went out for drinks with some people after work on Friday (I KNOW.. living LARGE) and we got onto the topic of blogging. You will know that I have always been very true to my belief that this blog is a hobby, something to be enjoyed and not something I have ever wanted to be a slave to. It is not a business, although of course I do sponsored content here and there with brands that I truly believe in and love, I consider that both a perk and a privilege. The point I am trying to make is that I have never wanted to feel life a slave to my own blog. I never want to feel guilty for my lack of communication on here and I live true to that. I don’t post for the sake of being current and I don’t post when I don’t feel like I have something valuable to add. Thank you to all you loyal folk who continue to visit and pop in on the regular. We dig you!

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Beau Joubert: Food, wine & manual labour.


On Saturday we spent a beautiful day at Beau Joubert wine farm in Stellenbosch. We were invited to by the team at Beau Joubert to learn all about what goes into the wonderful process of wine making, from picking the grapes to sipping a delicious glass over an alfresco lunch. Jordan spent the day with his Nanna, so Nic and I got to spend the day together for the first time in a while. It was so lovely and I realised how important it is to have ‘us time’ a little more often.

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