The Happy Blog

Sea, Sand, Sunshine and Vitamin D

Sea, Sand, Sunshine and Vitamin D

When we think of holiday time one word comes to mind: BEACH! Who doesn’t love spending their days wearing cozzies and flip flops, catching waves and rays? And now for the news you have been waiting to hear…spending time in the sun is still your best source of Vitamin...

Our Favourite Places to Eat

Our Favourite Places to Eat

JBay sure has a lot of stunning places to eat at, we are always amazed at the quality of the restaurants from the décor to the menu, let alone the service. We have not had to opportunity of trying every single restaurant the town has to offer, but currently these are...

Achieving Goals

Achieving Goals

Being a passionate trail runner, my fellow trail blazers must have thought I had tripped over one too many rocks when I shared I wanted to run the comrades in 2016. I wasn’t taking it too seriously, I had not even run a marathon before, but thought surely it can’t be...

The Power of Vitamin Sea

The Power of Vitamin Sea

When was the last time you truly allowed yourself to take time out and relax? With Summer at our southern hemisphere doorstep what better way to unwind than finally going on that long overdue break to the beach. Whether it is with family, friends or solo, travelling...

Setting up a rental holiday home

Setting up a rental holiday home

We had a goal of owning our own holiday home for many years, but it was always a luxury just out of our reach. That was until we realised our dream holiday home could be enjoyed by many other holiday makers who would help us cover the costs. So we took the plunge and...

J-Bay Surf Spots

J-Bay Surf Spots

I have surfed in many places and even though some of the international surf spots will forever remain well ingrained in my memories for the adventures, cultures and of course cooking surf, J-Bay remains my favourite place for easy access, consistent and safe waves...

Beach Buddies

Beach Buddies

I met my best buddy almost 40 years ago in Sub A at an East London Primary School. We gelled instantly as energetic and adventurous girls. We both loved sports, playing hockey side by side to matric. When we got to high school, weekends were all about hanging out on...

Sacrifices

Sacrifices

Shark attack survivor, Bethany Hamilton, once said ‘Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what girls are made of.’ Over the last couple of months, I have experienced all of these things, sometimes all at once! I have had...

The Tattoo Expedition

The Tattoo Expedition

Some 25 years ago, living the life of a full-time hippie student, I was part of a group who got caught up in the moment at the Grahamstown Festival standing in a queue to get a rebellious tattoo. At the time, we were more worried about the Tattoo Artist noticing we...

The Amateur Surf Photographer AKA Mom

The Amateur Surf Photographer AKA Mom

I bought a cannon multi photo/video camera when my kids were born to capture all the special moments such as first steps, first words, first time on a skateboard, first time on a wave. I was pretty good at this, even got the old-fashioned photo...