How I Met Your Father: The One where we found magic in New York

Kids, in 2018, your Spirit Mom Leo and I took that much anticipated Girls’Trip to New York and it was magical… No, literally. Everything we did, without actually intending for it to be that way, ended up with a magical twist. We started Magic Day (and Halloween) on 31 October with a visit to Fantasma […]

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How I Met Your Father: the one where I ran away to New York AGAIN!

Kids, by now you know that when the going gets tough, I get going … to New York. I’d done it in 2014 to find myself and in 2016 to grieve for your great-grandfather in peace. In 2018, I was doing it because a) your Spirit Mom Leonie was going to run the famous New […]

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How I Met Your Father: 5 of the best birthday gifts I’ve ever received

Kids, on the eve of my 32nd birthday, I was feeling particularly thankful for all of my many, many blessings and it made me feel a little bit nostalgic. I started thinking about the very best birthday gifts I’d received over the last few years and here are my top 5: The gift of a […]

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How I Met Your Father: being single and strong takes courage

Kids, in the autumn of 2017, I was having a very bad week of adulting. As in epic, end-of-the-world bad… not only did I get swindled out of  A LOT of money by Gumtree scammers (the buggers ran off with the mobile phone I was selling after sending me a very real looking bank deposit […]

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How I Met Your Father: Adulting sucks, don’t do it!

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Kids, adulting  sucks, don’t do it  – just don’t! It is a universal fact of life that just when you think you have the hang of the adult thing , Life will bitch slap you and prove that just like Jon Snow, you know nothing! See, in 2017, the month after my return from the […]

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How I Met Your Father: Cape Town’s Bridget Jones in New York

“Oh my Gawd! I thought the restroom was empty …Sorry!” Kids, this is what a gorgeous, blonde American yelled at me as I stood, pants around my ankles in the middle of trying to close the damn unisex loo door at Applebee’s in New York … I had, quite stupidly in my haste to relieve […]

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How I Met Your Father : The One where I can’t say goodbye to New York

“Say you’ll share with me one love,one lifetime /Say the word and I will follow you” Kids,as my solo trip to New York came to an end in early January 2017, I was no where near ready to say goodbye to the Big Apple. More importantly,  I wasn’t ready to take my leave of the […]

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How I Met Your Father: 5 things travelling solo to the US taught me

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself…” Cloud Atlas   Kids, in 2016, I was in a bit of a rut… seeing friends’ engagement, baby and new job announcements on social media gave me huge FOMO (fear of missing out). It made me nostalgic for a time when I was doing something epic – like travelling […]

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