Halfway to #100happydays

Some of you might remember the little project from my birthday?! To refresh your memory, go check it out #100happydays. The good news? It has reached the halfway mark… whoop, whoop! For someone who has attempted to start a diary probably a hundred times, this is an absolute achievement. I always had the best intentions of laying my brilliant thoughts onto paper, but in all honesty I got distracted and bored before it even commenced. Truth be told people, it’s a damn right miracle that this blog is still alive! I figured out that I like to babble about what is floating in my head and let’s face it, in the digital age typing is just a breeze compared to putting pen to paper. Plus, there was always the whoops-I-made-a-typo-so-I-fixed-it-with-tipp-ex mess.
With this project, things were even more simple. See something that makes you happy, snap a photo and hashtag it! I figured I like to take pictures, so why not try? My promise to you is not to fall in the 71% below… why don’t you take the challenge too?


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Desireé’s Delectable Melktert

Directly translated: Milktart. What could it be? A tart made from milk? Well, the best I could describe it would be something between cheese cake and a custard slice. Even that does not suffice! You would only understand once you’ve tried the real thing. For my Saffa friends out there, I am sure you all have very fond childhood memories of this dessert!

The recipe below is one that I haven’t made myself, yet. It’s one that I have most definitely had the opportunity to nosh. Yes, it was delectable and more! I also pilfered it from none other than… you guessed it! Desireé! Therefore I am in her debt and forever grateful for sharing her knowledge. She assured me that from all the melktert recipes she has tried and tested over the years, this one is the easiest and tastiest.

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R.I.P… Run in Peace!?

Off the bat, I would like to state that it took me a long time to come to this decision and actually execute it. I have never seen a cemetery like this. Perfectly manicured and in absolute honor to its residents. This is where I come to run most mornings. Early, just before twilight to revel in the eery quietness.

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¡Ándale! ¡Arriba!

In the words of Speedy Gonzales: Go on! Up! Although it was more like: Go down! Since we did a fair amount of diving. Basically it boils down to bladdy amazing! What? Where? Mexico, people… Google it and scribble onto your bucket list. You will not be sorry! In my case the opportunity was presented in a neat little package right at my doorstep. It was a no-brainer… Hell yes, I’m coming with!
We flew into Cancun and were going to meet up with friends who were already there and had organized the first night’s accommodation and some diving. As for the rest of the trip, we were going to wing it – my kind of holiday! As we prepared for landing we could spot Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) in the distance. A small island off the coast of Cancun that we definitely planned to fit into the wing it catagory.

cozumel... diving in paradise!

cozumel… diving in paradise!

Now let me warn you right from the start, if you plan to go on this trip… It will be hot. It will be humid. Make peace with it. What you can declare warfare on, is the bugs. There are loads of them, so rather just slather yourself with bug lotion or spray. Re-apply frequently. Especially the kind that contains deet. Some people will tell you how terrible this stuff is and that you might possible grow a third nipple. In my opinion growing a third nipple vs being eaten alive by mosquitoes? I will choose deet with a song in my heart and a hop in my step – the stuff works like a dream. Moving on…

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