Category Archive: Personal

March 28, 2013   /   by natalie   /  

Natalie’s Favourited Tweets To Brighten Even The Darkest Day!

Natalie’s Favourited Tweets To Brighten Even The Darkest Day!

You know how some days you wake up and realize that your boyfriend really did break up with you over email and your boy cat really does hate you and your neck is still sore from that time you looked at your bum in the mirror too vigorously and you dropped Vodacom’s loan iPhone (which […]

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March 27, 2013   /   by natalie   /  

Virgin Active Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Road Trip Snacks

Virgin Active Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Road Trip Snacks

I love a good road trip. But I’ll be honest, it’s the snacks I love most. Pretty much as soon as we hit the highway, I’m in the cooler bag, claiming starvation. It doesn’t mater if I’ve just had a full meal. If there’s food in the car, I will eat it. Like, I can’t […]

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A Little Personal

I feel like I haven’t really been getting into personal stuff on this blog at all recently. It’s weird, when I started Tails Of A Mermaid, it was a place to talk about my life. Now I sometimes feel like I need to keep my life off this blog at all costs. I found this […]

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February 28, 2013   /   by natalie   /  

famke Jewellery Design

famke Jewellery Design

My friend Famke is an incredibly talented jewellery designer. All her pieces are hand crafted in her studio in Cape Town. I want to own her entire range. And wear it all at the same time. This video was made to give a glimpse into her new range and I think it is hauntingly beautiful. […]

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February 19, 2013   /   by natalie   /  

Sunday Surf Crew

Sunday Surf Crew

As I type this, my arms feel like they are about to fall off my body and roll under my desk for a little nap. This morning I had trouble using them to tie my hair up (so if you see me today, don’t look at my hair). Why the arm drama? Because on Sunday […]

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February 14, 2013   /   by natalie   /  

Remember Not To Forget Your Valentine

Remember Not To Forget Your Valentine

I just got this very sweet, clever, well-timed Valentine’s drop delivered to my office. Dimentia is a cause very close to my heart. If anyone in your family is affected by dimentia, visit the Dimentia SA website at www.remembermenot.com. Thanks for the funny little Valentine’s treat. Now I’m off to watch The Notebook and cry […]

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January 30, 2013   /   by natalie   /  

Up The Creek: My First One

Up The Creek: My First One

I’ve been to many local festivals over the years. I’ve done Oppikoppi, Rocking The Daisies and RAMfest several times. I’ve done Splashy Fen, Synergy, Flamjangled Tea Party and even Afrika Burn. One festival that has slipped though my calendar’s fingers up until now has been Up The Creek. But this weekend, that is all going […]

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January 28, 2013   /   by natalie   /  

#scootergangsaturday

#scootergangsaturday

On Saturday morning, if you were awake early enough, you might have seen a gang of six scooters tearing through the streets of Cape Town. That gang was myself, Nash, Misha, Serg, Simon, Alain and Rudi. You might think scooter gangs can’t be hard core. We’ll then you haven’t seen ours. It was bright and early […]

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January 25, 2013   /   by natalie   /  

“Taylor Swift And” Meme

“Taylor Swift And” Meme

I love Taylor Swift enough to be able to laugh at/with her. She’s not perfect. Only her music is.

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Entertain Me!

I absolutely love going to the movies. The cinema. The bioscope. I love the act of buying the ticket and the taste of the salty sweet combination of popcorn and Astros that for me, is synonymous with going to the movies. The cold air of the inside of the cinema and my eyes adjusting to […]

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