Hello darlings,

Thanks for tuning in again! ^-^

Sorry for not updating in ages, but as they say a picture is worth a thousand words, and here’s what I’ve been up to:



Going to Indaba was an incredible four-day adventure which consisted of meeting interesting people, creating brand awareness and networking, and of course, bonding with my wonderful work colleagues.

African Sensations Lodge and Spa (C) Roseanna McBain

During Indaba we stayed at African Sensations Lodge and Spa, which is a little European-styled gem in Morningside. If you need to stay somewhere close to Durban central, I can highly recommend them! I’ll link to my “what I packed for Indaba” post soon enough – as I’m amazed that I fitted everything I needed into a weekender bag! Can you believe I’ve finally joined the ranks of minimalistic packers?

Half Day Bus Tour (C) Roseanna McBain


Don't miss the bus (C) Roseanna McBain

In June, I went on a half-day bus tour with  the amazing Elana E. We rode in style on a Hylton Ross bus, and stops included Andiamo Restaurant in the Cape Malay Quarter, Lagoon Beach Hotel in Blouberg Strand, and the gorgeous wine estate of Allée Bleue in Franschhoek. To keep spirits high during our #dontmissthebus trip, there were some interactive bus games provided by Dynamic Corporate Activities. All in all it was an educational and fun trip, with lots of special moments in between.

Rosie and Darryn @ Once in Cape Town

If you’ll be heading to the Mother City anytime soon, a stay at Once in Cape Town is highly recommended! This backpackers offers kitted-out rooms, good value pricing, a full restaurant and bar, and very friendly and helpful staff. They also organise weekly events, such as movie nights at and braais!

vWeekend trips and beauty (C) Roseanna McBain

With some sunny days in between all the rain and cold Cape Town was throwing at us, afternoon trips to Kalk Bay, Tokai forest, and sunset drives were in order, to fully make use of the rare, warm spells.

My beautiful sister and Ava.

My beautiful sister Desiree gave birth to my equally gorgeous niece, Ava Sophia. Welcome to the world little one! ^_^

The Hollow Cast (C) Roseanna McBain

And I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get on stage again as Doris the maid, in “The Hollow”. It’s an Agatha Christie crowd-pleaser, and the cast and crew were wonderful! I ended up doing an acting workshop right after the show ended – which was quite insightful – and helped to combat those post-production blues!


As you can see, I’ve been a busy, busy girl!

I have a few more upcoming trips for July and August, so you’ll get another photoblog update soon!

Until next time,

Daughter of Dreams


Hello dear,

I hope you’re doing well. 🙂 I still haven’t given you my Indaba shenanigans story yet, but I do promise it’s coming!

Until then, bear in mind this month’s quote, which is remembering that you can choose to rise above the nonsense happening around you.


Rise above (C) Celestine Chua (Flickr)


Check back soon, I’ll have more posts on the way!
Ja ne,
Daughter of Dreams

Hello darling,

It’s been a while I know, but I’ve been oh-so-busy rushing around like a mad women, now that Indaba is almost upon us!! I’ll share more news once life settles down for a bit, but for now, read on for the quote of the month by Amy Carmichael:


love and give (C) Celestine Chua (Flickr)


So give a little love to those around you!

Until next time.
Ja ne,

Hello sweetie,

Welcome back! This month’s quote is about aiming high for yourself, because you can achieve more than you’ve ever dreamt of, if you only take the chance.


Shoot for the moon (C) Celestine Chua (Flickr)



Remember that life is about seeing the opportunities around you, so focus on what’s going right for you, and focus on where you’re going, instead of what’s holding you back.

Until next time.

Ja ne,
Daughter of Dreams

Hello there sweetie,

Welcome back! ^_^ This months inspiring quote is by Aesop.


Kindness is never wasted (C) Celestine Chua (Flickr)


So let’s all practice a little more kindness this month. Everyone deserves some! ^_^

Until next time,

Daughter of Dreams

Hello darlings,

I hope you’re all enjoying this month of amor. ^_^

February’s quote is by Peaceful Warrior.


No ordinary moments (C) Celestine Chua (Flickr)


Remember to enjoy all of the moments given to you in life!

Until next time,


Hello sweetie,

Thanks for tuning in! Today I’m trying something new, so without further ado, check out the following quote by Helen Keller. ^_^


Feel (C) Celestine Chua (Flickr)


So share your feelings and be unapologetically you!

Until next time,
Daughter of Dreams

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