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#QOTD #65

This week I was introduced to Rupi Kaur’s 📚! I cannot fathom as to why I’ve only come across her now, nonetheless, I’m glad a friend mentioned her and shared her book!

Today’s quote is actually taken from one of her books : The sun and her flowers. Please go and check it out guys, you will not be disappointed especially if poetry is your thing.

🥛 and 🍯 is also a winner. I’ll put up a link to her website so you guys can check it out. Back to the quote 👇🏼

You do not just wake up and become the butterfly 🦋. Growth is a process!

How often do we forget this? In our selves and in others. We have a tendency of wanting change now. We forget that patience is a virtue and all good things take time, including change!

Lately I’ve been having an extremely hard time battling some of my emotional triggers and when I cave in and lose power, I beat myself up because I kinda know where I need to be and what I need to do but I still lose some of these battles.

I came across this and it was such a needed reminder that I felt obliged to share. Growth is a process. It’s an everyday, every encounter choice to do and be better and whilst we may backslide, the mere fact that we get up and try again is all part of this process.

Let’s never forget this, for us and for family, friends and loved ones too.

Growth is a process, we will soon be that 🦋, beautiful and free!

To check out Rupi Kaur’s books, please click Here

💕 and 💡 fam, from just an ordinary 🐛

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Can you believe this year is over?! It is beyond my comprehension as to how fast 2017 passed by.

December days are here indeed. Kicking off with World AIDS Day; get tested and know your status fam. Let’s be proactive!

December December… always a month to remember. The count down officially begins for my sister and the girls to visit South Africa, super stoked. Count down to my uncles wedding…it’s going to be blissful indeed.

Have you ever heard the phrase “’tis the silly season” lol, some of us tend to take the festivities waaaay out of line and Whilst there’s nothing wrong with kicking back and relaxing and enjoying the break after a years work… we tend to forget that this is a chapter that’s soon coming to an end.

With that said, I think that it’s important that we use some of this time as a means to reflect because reflection is an integral part of self development.

Look back at the year and see what has worked and what can be worked on.

Pat yourself on the back for the goals you’ve set out and achieved and work out a plan to achieve the ones you didn’t get around to. Look at your emotional triggers, and find ways to combat them. Re-evaluate your position and find out “where to from here” and no, we don’t necessarily need to this only during this time of year, but the symbolic meaning and symbolism of new year; one of new beginnings, seems like the perfect time to do so (:

Use this time wisely because time waits for no man!

And sure, once you’re done reflecting and know where you’re heading in the new year, sit back and relax. #family #friends #funinthesun

Make a date and get your friends and family to work on vision boards for next year. Make or buy your 2018 planner. 2018, we see you! 👀

It’s time to be legendary fam.

Now to get packing because an awesome weekend, with amazing people awaits!

Love and light always, from just an ordinary girl

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#QOTD #64

If there is one important lesson I’ve learnt from studying Physical Science in school, it is :

Energy cannot be created, it can only be transferred

This applies to even the energy within us.

I don’t think it’s a bad thing; being referred to as a “ball of energy”. When you walk into a room and it instantly lights up, when you treat each moment like you were meant to be there, It’s not. a bad. thing.

People who lack energy will automatically gravitate towards you because they want some of that spunk, that tenacity, which isn’t bad in its entirety. #lawofattraction.

But.

It can become draining; their negative energy being transferred to you and your positive energy to them.

This is why it is absolutely important to choose your circle wisely. Your circle should comprise people with mostly positive energy, so that it’s always transferred amongst you all. You circle will be thee group of people tHat you will spend most of your time with.

Having them there to constantly transfer doses of positive energy, especially when your spirits are dragging the floor, is really what life is all about. That very transaction. And then you, returning the favour and doing that for them.

Energy can’t be created, it can only be transferred and channeled. Spread yours wisely (:

Stay away from the fakers, the haters, the negative talkers, the small dreamers until you have enough positive energy to fill the world!

❤️ and 💡 🌈 always, from just an ordinary girl.

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#DFH #62

Dear future husband,

Will you support me in all my cray cray endeavors? 


My friends and I made it to the finals of the East Coast Radio’s #meet&greetjohnlegend competition.  I’m just wondering if you would support the random, crazy things I sometimes I do. I hope you would.

Eagerly awaiting you.

Love and light and some cray cray delights, your future wife 

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Hirsch’s head chef competition 2017

It’s just before 4pm on Friday afternoon and I can get a call from my dad asking if I heard the good news. The only news I was waiting for, was the outcome of a competition that my baby brother was partaking in.

Many of you who know me and my baby bro, know that we are a love-hate relationship personified! 

But they also know that I’m THE biggest cheer leader for anybody, when it comes to celebrating accomplishments, especially those of brothers and sister.

Last week Friday, 27 October 2017, Hirsch’s hosted the first head chef of the year competition. 


The competition was meant to take place earlier in the year, at the East Coast Radio house and garden show however, due to technicalities, the competition was postponed. 

Top culinary schools selected their top students to battle it off for the title. 

My brother was selected from his college together with his colleague Havinsha and was up against some worthy opponents from other culinary schools in Durban.


A tough-to-please panel of judges were ready and waiting to critique their dishes. The judging panel comprised Allan Hirsch, Joani Mitchell and Desmond Davies. 

We’ve always encouraged my brother to be humble and to have fun in all he does, that’s ultimately what it’s about and time after time he takes our advice and makes us proud. 

Yes. He took the title of Hirsch’s head chef of the year for 2017. 


This is such a huge achievement for him and for our family, considering that prior to him becoming a chef, he lacked drive and passion. 

As his older sister I felt obliged to write this piece dedicated to him. To introduce him to the world because he’s slowly earning his place. This kid is darn good at what he does. 

To Fish, boytjie, all I can say is keep doing you. Stay true to who you are. Remain humble and give off your best at all times whilst having the time of your life. Each dish you put out is a true reflection of you. Remember: there will always be somebody more skilled than you, less talented than you but there will never be anybody that is just like you. 

Super proud of you. This industry isn’t ready for you Boy but you show them! 

Proud moment: Chef Fish spoiling his folks

Love and light from an extremely proud older sissy.

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#QOTD #63

Don’t be a hard rock when you really are a 💎. 

Yes, you got it, the legendary Lauryn Hill, in her Doo Wop track. 


I’m always drawn to this phrase or statement or lyric (whatever you wanna call it) lol.

It is so simple yet so profound. 

Often we complicate things way too much. We forget ourselves in situations and in most cases, those same situations need us to apply our truest selves. We just settle and forget our worth.

We feel that we need to conform, more dominant amongst the ladies. We think we need to look, think, act in a certain way to be noticed, or wear, breathe, eat and drink specifics in order to fit in. 

We become numb and cold to all the hate and negativity because that’s easier than just dealing.

… And then comes Lauryn with this powerful reminder. 

My take on those lyrics is that we don’t NEED to DO anything, but be who we are. It is enough. 

I say, wear that “pass-me-down” dress that your gran made so many moons ago for your Mum and so what if it’s paired with a pair of no names from pick n pay or Mr price? 

Be open to critism to better yourself and for no other reason. Learn to accept and respect who you are, in your truest form so that others will learn to respect and accept you as you are.


Own yourself because There is none like you in this world and never just settle. 

Kings and queens, don’t forget your worth! 

It really is okay to be the bow

Love and light always, from just an ordinary girl 

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#DFH #60

Dear future husband 

You need to be prepared to partake in random car pool karaoke sessions. Or “staged” concerts at our home, in our pjs and singing into a hair brush or broom or anything that resembles a mic. 

You need to be the lights, camera and action when we have our cleaning jam sessions. Yes, we will be that couple.

If you’re not gonna join, you must at the very least, be an involved audience. Clap, scream , cheer me on and act like my number 1 groupie. I need to feel the positive energy flowing into my bones.

If you can do this, we will be good to go.

Hands down I will be your number one cheerleader in whatever it is that you do. 

😃

Your crazy future wife