16/10/2017 ChandreBo 4Comment

October is breast cancer awareness month. I know this because I’ve seen it sprawled all over my social media in the last few days. So I figured that this month was a good time to talk about boobs. I see a lot about cupcakes and high teas during October, but I hardly ever see links about  breast exams. Or how to do your own breast exam. I’m sure that by now we all know that breast cancer is a thing. But do you know how often you should be doing your own breast exams? When and how to do it? What to…

11/09/2017 ChandreBo 2Comment

Meeting people that inspire you to take risks and go for your dreams can change the course of your life. That is why I’m excited to publish another post about a strong woman who is both smart and talented. Once a Pretoria musician and student performing in her home town and in Johannesburg, Ebeneze relocated to Cape Town two and half years ago where she carries on as a singer/songwriter. We recently got together to chat about what inspired her to make music. And how she manages her life as a muso and  a veterinarian in Somerset West. What got you…

30/08/2017 ChandreBo

Let’s be honest, when you have wanderlust in your veins, your pockets are usually empty. Flights, accommodation, car rental, meals and activities all cost money. I’ve had friends ask me how we are able to afford to travel as much as we do. There are two things that make our travel possible. Firstly, travel is a big priority in our little household. We are always planning and saving for the next big adventure. Even if that means not going out as much, or not buying those designer jeans I’ve been drooling over for the past year. Thank you instagram ads. Secondly,…

13/07/2017 ChandreBo

George Ranch Historical Park was the last stop on our Houston adventure. After all our artistic, educational and cultural pursuits of Houston we wanted to do something with a big more cowboy flair. Studying trip adviser brought us to George Ranch. Situated about 50 km outside of Houston. We were ready for cowboy fun and a taste of life on a ranch in Texas.   The Ranch George Ranch is a type of living, functioning museum of four generations of the same family. The first generation came down from Arkansas in 1824, and were of the first settlers to set up…

05/07/2017 ChandreBo

After making my locket this weekend, I was reminded once again of the first few weeks of marriage. After your wedding you get asked two questions: 1. How is married life? This is usually followed with 2. What are you going to do with your wedding dress? Almost every single time.   Nearly two and a half years later, and somehow I still don’t know what to do with my dress. I was emotionally ready to part with my dress until we moved. My dress had slipped off its hanger inside its dress bag and because of the slip I had to…

20/06/2017 ChandreBo

When I thought of Houston I didn’t exactly think of a roaring arts district filled with with theatres and performing arts centres. I also didn’t picture museums, art galleries and horse drawn carts. I was waiting for New York for the cultural part of our adventure. Once again, Houston bowled me over. A few street away from all the theatres hosting a range of ballets, musicals and theatre productions is the Houstom Museum District. Tree lined roads of cultural exchange, ancient sculptures, modern art and a look back at history and our planet. Our Awesome Houston CityPASSes included access to the…

31/05/2017 ChandreBo

“Houston, we have a problem” and NASA are basically synonymous. My husband was both excited an envious after my brother checked into The Johnson Space Center during a trip to Houston with friends. My husband wanted to work for NASA when he was a child. There is still a part of him that would love to send his CV to Elon Musk to see if he couldn’t get involved with Space X. When we booked our flights to Houston going to the Johnson Space Center became a top priority. Getting Tickets: NASA here we come! Important to know, is that the…

15/05/2017 ChandreBo

Coffee is taken very seriously in our house. We have a counter and two cupboards in our kitchen dedicated to caffeine. My husband readily admits to being a coffee snob, although he’ll drink pretty much anything to avoid that caffeine withdrawal headache after 10 in the morning. We have instant coffee on hand for these dire situations, but most of the time there are two or three different packets in our cupboard to throw into the machine. As we were sorting out the said coffee corner in the kitchen Mauritz decided that he wanted a tin for the coffee we were…

26/04/2017 ChandreBo

When we moved into our new place one of the things I was most excited about was our garden. I’ve always potted around with plants, and after a decade of living in student apartments, and then an apartment with my husband I was dying to get my green fingers into the dirt and to start gardening. The garden of the house we moved into desperately needed….everything. It oscillated between being either entirely over-grown or completely dead. We were going to have to do a complete overhaul. It was also the first time that either of us would be living in a…

19/04/2017 ChandreBo 2Comment

When we left Colorado, at 6 in the morning, I was flying with my skiing thermals under my jeans and my sheepskin snow boots. I was still cold. When we got off the plane in Houston I thought I was going to melt. It was a mildly warm, sunshine day when we landed a few days before Christmas in the heart of the American winter. A day that could easily pass for summer in many parts of the world. I was out of the ski-boots and into a skirt sans thermals before you could say “hee-haw”. Houston really took me…