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…

30/03/2017 ChandreBo 1Comment

I got the opportunity to catch up with an old high school friend, and former dance classmate this week. Although the social call was a few years overdue, I drove to Pretoria to meet with Amore Meyer for more than just a cup of tea on a week-day afternoon. Amore is one of the top 100 semi-finalists for Mrs South Africa 2017. We haven’t been in close contact for a few years, but you get to know someone quite well when you’ve spent an hour long class focusing only on pirouettes. From school days she has been one of those women…

02/03/2017 ChandreBo

I don’t know snow. Before going on my first ski trip the most snow I had ever seen was on a strangely cold Sunday in the middle of winter when I was 7 years old. My parents scrambled to build a snowman with all the snow we could find in the garden. I think the snowman reached my 7 year old knee. This was followed by a snowball fight and before midday everything had melted. Colorado Cold: All bundled up on the mountain My husband is an avid skier, and even though he only started skiing in…

08/02/2017 ChandreBo

America. In all honesty America is not the country that I would have chosen to travel to of my own accord. But when the people you love are there that’s where you go! And we had an amazing time there anyway. Before starting my in depth series on our American adventure I thought I’d start with a few things you should think about if you are considering a trip to the US of A.        1.Budget, budget, budget Look at that money. It is expensive. This was by far one of the most expensive trips we’ve done. And…

02/12/2016 ChandreBo

I met Stella Douglas while doing a corporate job just over a year ago. She is one of those people you cant help but being drawn to because they always radiate joy. During the warm-ups and compulsory long waits that come with any performance job, we got to know each other quite well. Which is how I came to know of Stella’s yoga studio – Pure.Peace.Yoga. A few weeks ago I attended an early pre-work yoga class and chatted to Stella about her studio.  Pure.Peace.Yoga About Stella Stella has had an incredible journey – both as a yogi and…