Anticipation over, well done Trystan on passing matric! One down, two to go!!

I am filled with pride after receiving the matric results. Trystan, my oldest passed matric and is now ready to start his life outside of school. I remember waiting for my matric results and the wait was long indeed but I have to say that it certainly felt more stressful waiting for my son’s results. […]

Little Lu’s Charity Support #1 Myer.org.za “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

Hello everyone, I have chosen a very relevant charity in my life as the first charity that I wish to drive.  How many of you know a child with autism?  A close friend of mine has a 6 year old son with Autism.  This child, Ethan has been in my life since the day that […]

Little Lu’s 1st Tip Love your smile – Little Lu’s tips for the perfect smile

I have had a few nick names which came about because of my smile, a colleague called me “Smiley” and another colleague called me “Little Miss Sunshine”. I have also been told that I am a positive force and that I have a contagious smile.  The truth is that although I have had my fair share […]

Smile through the pain because after even the harshest of storms comes the rainbow

          I am torn, my heart shattered at once again saying Goodbye, standing on the patio watching the dark thunder clouds as the lightning lights up the sky, as I look down I watch as a tear leaves my cheek and splatters on the reddish brick paving, sparkling on the ground.  […]

The Millennial generation and what I have learnt about them

  I am mom to three millennials and after years of not understanding their random behaviour, often clenching my jaw, shouting, screaming and going totally insane, I have learned some very valuable things.  I recall the expression “they are wired completely differently” while on a conference on marketing to children, years ago.  So, what exactly […]

A broken heart is a heart lucky enough to have felt pure love – Richly blessed with the burning pain of living 16000 kilometers away from my brother “Beans” <3

I was 5 years old when my little brother was due to join the family.  My mom was pregnant, and I could not wait for the baby.  I was incredibly excited, as was everyone else in the family.  My brother was a surprise.  In Afrikaans there is an expression “laat lamijie”, directly translated means late lamb, however it doesn’t […]

Observe your pain, do not own it. Find the blessing within the pain and own the blessing

Pain – everyone experiences pain, it is part of life.  I have experienced pain on several occasions. I sat on the hospital bed, beside my Granny years back watching her cry and I was overcome by absolute despair at her words to me: “Lisa I cannot live with the heartache of having lost my beloved Gary, no […]

Don’t let your age define you – Remove “too old” from your vocabulary

I had eagerly awaited meeting Florence, she is an angelic, elegant, absolutely captivating mom, granny and great granny. She will be turning a phenomenal 102 years old this October. Florence has an extraordinary presence, who touches the hearts of those lucky enough to meet her. She was described to me by a close friend who […]