My Favourite Vegan Swaps

vegan alternatives for cooking. I would like to start of, as with many of my posts, to tell you than I am not a vegan. But as a Ovo-lacto-Pescetarian ( damn that is a mouthful) I use a lot of vegan products and I do eat a lot of vegan meals. Whenever I go into…

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Putting Pain in Perspective

This will be a short post. But I just have something I thought I would share. We all experience hardships in our lives, we all have tough days, especially this year. The thing that makes it a bit more difficult is the fact that we feel guilty about having a bad experience, when other people…

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Bookworms UNITE! Nik Shares her list of recommended great reads!

I love reading fiction. I have read 27 books since hard lockdown started.  Over the last year or so, I have come to enjoy my new favourite genre of thrillers, they are referred to as ´´Domestic Thrillers´´. These are the type of books where a new family moves into the suburbs. They all seem normal,…

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Woman Fitness and weight training : keeping in check with Laraleigh and Nik!

Today I want to talk a bit about fitness, more specifically, weight training. It is something that is still perceived as male dominated. Times are a´changing and we need to open up the conversation. The main goal of this interview for me is to focus on a lot of female-specific questions.The reason for this is…

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99 problems and my Depression hasn’t won, my story on coping and living with “The big Sad”

Today I woke up feeling like sh!t so I thought let me write about it now, so that when you feel like shit and you read this, it may help you through a dark day. I have depression and anxiety, I was diagnosed a while ago, five years ago I think, I don´t really remember. …

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Veganism; the Im’poo’sible Standard.

Today I want to talk a little about veganism, what I have learned from it, what it means to me, and how it has affected my life. First off, I am not a vegan, I have mentioned this before, but I would like to mention it again. Strictly speaking, I am an Ovo-Lacto-pescetarian. I eat…

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Getting spiritual and visiting temples in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

While working on the cruise ship, I had the privilege to get off for a few hours and go on a tour through this coastal town, and to two incredible temples.  I would like to share a little history of Sri Lanka with you. I learned all this on the tour. These guides are incredible.…

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The adventures of a black Cat: A place to call home

Hey everyone, I would like to share the story of how this kitten stumbled into our life. Honestly I would have never thought that I would have a cat in my home but having always loved and appreciated their company my search would come to a halt one night while I was at work. So…

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Two easy tips on reducing waste in your kitchen

Some side notes about vegetable “scraps“ I am not a big fan of wasting food. I have a compost hole in the back yard where are my food scraps go. But there are also some great things you can do with scraps. Today I want to share two tips with you. First, instead of throwing…

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Laidback and lending a hand at Dogtown ZA

So today I want to talk about a matter that´s very close to my heart; dogs. I´ve had pets since I was a child, cat, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, fish, even snakes.  I can’t imagine my life without an animal companion.  As much of an animal lover as I am, dogs will always have…

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