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A Boeber Jol

Today was the 15th day of Ramadaan, the halfway mark. And like the old people say, “Ek is op die berg!”. Yasso! Meaning, that I’ve fasted the first 15 days non-stop. Sometimes I don’t get to do this because of lady reasons. So anyway, we’re at the top of the mountain and now to make our way down. 15 more days to go. It’s a Cape Malay tradition to make Boeber (A rich and creamy drink with overtones of cardamom and cinnamon) on the 15th day to celebrate the  ...

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Lazy blog

As a child, teenager and even all through campus it took minimum effort for me to stay thin. In fact I hardly thought about it and thanked God for my high metabolism. And now a few years and a whole lot of kilograms later, I find it difficult to commit to any form of exercise. I start off with  ...

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A Weekend of Sickness

“Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurgh! Make the snot go away”, I said to the lovely lady behind the pharmacy counter on Friday afternoon. She gave me two boxes of drugs: one to clear the snot, the other to clear the flu/cold that had started a party in my body. So I took some that night and again  ...

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Changing it up

So because I am the actual worst blogger in the world. I’m changing the way I blog. Clearly I am not capable of blogging every single day either because I don’t have the time or the energy. Yes, energy is needed to take the unruly thoughts in my mind and spew them into coherent  ...

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Ramadaan Day 4 and 5

Sehri Day 4 I had boring oats for breakfast yesterday. Well, not boring boring, it was cranberry and passion fruit flavour. And I had a date and water as well. Whoo hoo! Kill me now. Iftaar For Iftaar we broke our fast with a date, water and some of the fruit salad that was leftover from the  ...

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Ramadaan Day 3

Sehri: Yesterday morning Xeyne made egg rolls for breakfast with mushroom filling and we had wholewheat bread with that. I caved and had half a cup of tea but I honestly think that’s why I felt so much better yesterday. I’m also taking Viral Guard in the mornings because there are a  ...

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Ramadaan Day 1 & 2

So here we are on Day 3 of Ramadaan already and I’ve fallen behind on my idea to blog everyday. So here’s a catch up of the last two days. This is our third Ramadaan as a married couple and we’ve got our own routine down by now. Day 1Sehri:I started the day with Woolies Low GI  ...

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