Flower Fairy

22/11/2016 Main
Flower Fairy 
 

Hi guys and welcome back to my Home and Garden blog.   Read more

Creative uses for a Kenwood K - Mix

21/11/2016 Main
Creative uses for a Kenwood K - Mix
 

Hi all and welcome back to my home and garden blog.  I’ve recently redone my kitchen and one of the things I was really excited to buy a KitchenAid or a Kenwood K Mix.  Seeing as we’d already spent a lot of money on the redesign and decoration of our new kitchen, we couldn’t afford to buy a brand new mixer, or the famed KitchenAid.  Instead we had a look on my favourite second hand online classified ads website, www.forsale.co.za where I managed to scoop up the Kenwood K-Mix in Raspberry for an incredible price, and it came with some of the great attachments including the Spaghetti pasta cutter and the Flat Pasta Roller, although I have a feeling there’s still lots of attachments I would like to purchase! Read more

Living the Life

19/11/2016 Main
Living the Life

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Fairy Cottage

15/11/2016 Main
Fairy Cottage
 

Hi folks, so Viv here again. So sorry for the lack of updates lately, but I’ve been madly gardening in the beautiful spring time, getting ready for summer. My sister and her two girls have recently moved into my neighbourhood and we have discovered that my garden is a mystical wonderland inhabited by many fairies, so we have created a little village of fairy cottages for them all to live. Thankfully there was a good supply of second-hand fairy cottages available online, so it has been a fun and cheap exercise. Read more

Growing Lilies

04/11/2016 Main

Growing Lilies Read more

Homegrown Veggies

27/10/2016 Main
Homegrown Veggies 

Welcome back folks.  Today I wanted to share with you a big project I’m currently working on and the steps I need to complete before I achieve it.  The main goal is to build a veggie garden and while I’d love to say that’s the essence of the project I’m currently working on, the truth is that for the moment I’m just laboring: cutting, clearing, weeding and pulling.  The notion of planting and edging the garden seems a lifetime away at this stage.  I cannot believe how rapidly, in just a short period of time, things can grow here in the tropics.  I live up in the jungle next to the National Park so the variety of life here is wonderful.  I’m literally surrounded by a million different shades of green.  It feels like paradise, but along with it comes a lot of effort.  Read more

IPhone (Apple)

18/10/2016 Main

IPhone (Apple) Read more

Singing in the Shower

11/10/2016 Main
Singing in the Shower

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Art Collage

05/10/2016 Main

Art Collage Read more

Juicer and Juicing

30/05/2016 Main
Juicer and Juicing

Hey there folks. I’ve been feeling a bit run down of late which is why I have been a bit quiet here on the blog. I have been burning the candles at both ends and not maintaining the healthiest of diets if I am being honest. So I have vowed to make sure that I get a good seven to eight hours uninterrupted sleep a night from now on and take better care of myself. I’m going to also address my diet and get on a bit of a health kick. I’m going to do this by going on a juice diet for a week or so. That is right! I am going to officially be known as a juicer! I am going to use this blog post as an opportunity to delve a little deeper into the world of juicers for sale and the benefits that it offers. Is it for everyone? Is it even as healthy as everybody says? Let’s do a little research and find out. Read more

A new found love - espresso coffee

11/05/2016 Main

I know this is a bit of a move away from the norm but I have already spoken about my new interest in coffee and after having a play with my friends new bespoke coffee machine I thought I would discuss espresso coffee. Now this really does involve a scientific mind and an artist’s touch! I’m not saying I have quite mastered those two things but practice makes perfect! Anyway, what makes the perfect espresso and how do you achieve it? An espresso coffee is a strong, short shot of coffee with a well-balanced flavour. It is knowing how to create this balance that really does create the perfect espresso. Read more

Bespoke coffee machines

02/04/2016 Main

Hi there its Viv here again! Keeping very busy as usual! I always have time to write my blog posts though as it really is a great way to de-stress and organise all of my thoughts! It is really great reading all of your comments too, I have picked up a lot of great ideas and its lovely to know that people find my writing interesting. Read more

Cafes and Candy Floss!

17/03/2016 Main

Hi there. Welcome back to my Blog. Hope you are all well! Life is pretty hectic at the moment but I am having a really great time. I told you recently that I was helping my friend set up a new café. Well I have really immersed myself into the role – I don’t think my friend was expecting me to do so much but she has been really thankful for my help and loves all of my design ideas. I am actually thinking about taking this up as a regular thing. I have a lot of friends in the area who are always looking for interior designers to help with design ideas for their homes and businesses so I think I would be able to find a fair bit of work. Word of mouth is obviously really important so if my friend is happy with everything I do (which she definitely seems to be so far) then I know this will get passed onto other people. Anyway, let’s see what happens…don’t want to run before I can walk! Read more

70's style

10/03/2016 Main

Hi there its Viv again, another hectic few weeks have gone by but lots of exciting stuff I would like to talk about! Read more

My Friend’s Birthday Surprise

10/02/2016 Main

Hey its Viv and I’m back for another chat. I’ve been a bit busy over the last week or so, so it’s been a while since the last time I got a post up. You know how it goes, another week goes by in the blink of an eye and you’re wondering where it went. I’d been doing trips backwards and forwards to my mother’s house as she hasn’t been well. I’ve been getting her shopping, cooking her food, there’s been trips to the hospital and all this whilst trying to fit in a job and some me time. Well things have thankfully calmed down a bit now. She’s back on her feet and feeling much, much, better so I’m back to just looking after myself. Read more

3D Printing

16/12/2015 Main

3D Printing Read more

Art Deco Posters & Prints

07/12/2015 Main

Art Deco Posters & Prints Read more

 

Welcome

30/11/2015 Main

Hello everybody, this is Viv, welcome to my Arts blog. Happy to talk about any other hobbies, especially hobbies to do with collecting. I’ll be back in a short-while with the first subject of discussion so take care and I’ll see you very soon.