How I Make Cleaning Easy

I hate cleaning the house. If I could spend all my time reading, cooking, and creating stuff that is what I would do. My sister on the other hand does not mind cleaning the house, she enjoys it. The one thing I struggle with is floors. Most houses in Zimbabwe have concrete floors and you have to put floor polish and shine them kneeling on the floor. I CAN”T! My knees just can not handle it. In my mother’s house I could get my sister to do it for me but when I got married...

When I found out I was going to have a baby boy, I got really scared. I was not sure I knew how to be a mother to a boy, boys seemed more complicated than girls. Boys play rough, are loud and like getting dirty! Now that I have Leo, these are now the least of concerns. I am now more aware of societal pressures and stigmas that boys have to deal with on daily basis. The best I can do is teach him lessons now that he can take as he grows. I will not be present daily to guide him...

caramelised onion and cabbage

Growing up we had cabbage two ways; in coleslaw salad or boiled to death. It is the later method that will make you hate cabbage for life. In Zimbabwe, cabbage is a cheap vegetable and it is usually the vegetable of choice for large gatherings and mission boarding schools, like the one I attended. It is roughly chopped and if you are lucky tomatoes and onion are thrown in. It is for this reason that after high school I had promised to never eat cooked cabbage again. After years...

Bucket Hat Sew Along

I have wanted to make a hat for myself all summer long but just could not find the time or the energy to do it. Then I found out Betz White was having a Reversible Bucket Hat Sew Along. I have always wanted to take part in a sew along but just have not made a commitment to do it until this week I bought the pattern from her Etsy shop and could instantly download the pattern. From the pattern pieces I was able to figure out what I needed to do without reading the instructions....

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On Monday, when I heard that Robin Williams had committed suicide. My first reaction was shock because he made most people laugh and I could not imagine him being sad and depressed. When you see people on television all the time, you feel like you know them when all you know are the characters they portray. One thing I have learnt is life is not as it often appears. I had an uncle who passed away a couple of years ago. He suffered from mental health issues, I do not know the technical...

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