Eat Play Luv

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If You Need Me …

This is where I will be … One whole week in Botswana with my Rik. I am ridiculously excited … doesn’t it look like bliss? I’ll also be enjoying my 31st birthday there! Yeeeha! I’ll have some updates on my return. ♥ Tans Photographs Eat Play Luv © (please request permission before using)

Dubai Desert Safari

We Hit The Dunes Hard – Dubai Desert Safari

I said Dubai was a holiday of firsts and this day was a serious bunch of firsts. It was a great evening out, although pretty swelteringly hot and all outdoors! This one might just need to be more about the photographs because I think they tell a story in themselves. Actually come to think about […]

Team Ginja Ninja

Team Ginga Ninja Does Bierfest

As you all know I do LUV a dress up. If you don’t know this about me … shame on you, remember this information forever! On a side note I think the love for dress up comes from the Wam. We always had amazing costumes whenever there was a dress up party or event and […]

Dinner in Dubai

Rik Makes Us Dinner In Dubai

I have mentioned before that Rik makes sensational food, when we were in Dubai he treated us to some serious yummy delish! Being in Dubai during the holy month of Ramadan was an interesting experience … we didn’t really eat out and since we were staying at a friends house it was easy to cook […]


Simple Dins – Burger Without the Bun

I’ve recently started Hot Yoga, no this isn’t a new years resolution that will end in a week or two, but something I am loving to the max. It does however, deserve an entirely separate post, so hold tight and watch this space. One of the things I have noticed with this new regime of […]


I ♥ My Christmas Jumper

It may not seem like it, but Christmas is one of my most favourite times of the year. To be fair the last few years I have been slack with the Christmas vibes, hardly any presents were bought, no tree put up, very few Christmas parties and just a general slackness with my Christmassy spirit. […]

Friday Brunch filled with Yummy Delish

We Do Friday Brunch in Dubai

I know I posted this yesterday, but a silly sausage thought it would be fun to add some super spammy links in the background (naughty and well … lame). But to cut a long story short, yesterdays bit of beautiful writing was lost and instead of boring you with more I’ll just leave you with […]


After waking up and hearing of your passing the night before (5 December 2013) … these are my thoughts. “I’ll never forget waiting for your arrival on the grand parade on 11 February 1990. A father who changed a nation, thank you for your sacrifice, may your spirit live in the hearts of all South Africans and may we never forget. Rest in peace Tata” xxx


Burger From Eat Out The Box

There are days when you just don’t feel like cooking, especially when it has been a long day and you’re only cooking for one. So something I like to treat myself to occasionally (when it isn’t pizza) is something from Eat Out The Box. They are a relatively new take-away spot that operates in the […]

Dubai Fountains

We See The Dubai Fountain

I have mentioned before that I didn’t really do much planning for the Dubai trip. More of the lets go with the flow rather than an itinerary. I didn’t do much research about anything, but one thing I did know about was the Dubai Fountain. I’d heard that one of the must see’s were the […]

Tomato Tart

I Make My Version Of A Tomato Tart

There is one thing I always have in my freezer, something that comes is rather handy and possibly something you don’t always keep in yours. Ready Made Puff Pastry, this is key and I’m going to tell you why. Besides pastry being simply delicious and moreish it is great to use to make both starters […]

On Top Of The World

We Were On Top Of The World At the Burj Khalifa

When planning our trip to Dubai, Rik, Justin, Van and myself had a Whatsapp group where we’d chat, plan and get excited about the upcoming trip. Ok when I say plan I mean Vanessa and I would discuss details like visa requirements and so on and so forth whereas the boys would send joke pics […]

Amy Larter Debut Album Launch

Razzle Dazzle At The Amy Larter Debut Album Launch

Wowza kapowza! I have told you before about my incredibly talented friend, Amy Larter, and a few weeks ago I was privileged enough to attend her DEBUT Album Launch. It is exciting enough when you go to something as awesome as this, but even more so when she is one of your nearest and dearest. […]

Short & Sweet Season 3

Short & Sweet Season 3

Last year I told you all about why I Luv Short & Sweet and this year they are back for the 3rd season. Last night was just past the halfway mark so you only have until 24 September 2013 to get there otherwise you miss out and then you are This year they have […]

Off to Dubai We Go

Off to Dubai We Went

Hoooooooooooliday! Yes please! Rik and I organised a tip to Dubai to visit old school friends of Rik’s who live and work there. I thought I’d get that out the way before you were asking why Dubai. We had 11 days of bliss (but more of that later). I just wanted to let ya’ll know […]


I haven’t forgotten about my blog, life has just been crazy. Rik and I went to Dubai, things are good! So I have a lot to post … just need to find the time to get it done! Watch this space …

Was the Great Gatsby So Great

Was The Great Gatsby so Great?

I’ve just got in from watching the latest Baz Luhrmann “The Great Gatsby” and I’m really stumped at what to think. Having studied the film as my matric setwork more than 10 years ago, even though I drew the short straw by having the worst English teacher on the planet, whose teaching methods were nothing […]

Lemon Tart

I Make Lemon Tart

I have mentioned before that I like to bake. Something about it makes me feel very relaxed. So when I was going for Sunday lunch with the parentals I decided to bring the pudding. Also, Sunday was when my parentals were expecting to meet the Japanese ballet dancer who will be dancing with the Cape […]