Memorable 2017

making memories, family, kid friendly, memorable, cost effective, priorities, life, learn, love, what is importantHappy New Year! I thought I’d better get this post out before half of January is gone but, as it’s stands this post will probably go live on the 16th. Sorry about that! Since the last time we spoke, my temporary card writer position at Yuppiechef has taken on a permanent vibe in the form of me as a customer service agent. What can I say, they made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Praise the Lord!

What this means in reality is that I work the 2-10pm shift from Sunday to Thursday. It has been a period of adjustment and learning for me while we find our new home school rhythm, which has taken on more of an online focus. I was relieved to learn that the first 9 months of home education is basically just getting to know your kids. When you add this to the 11 weeks we road tripped around South Africa, it pretty much adds up to 2016, in a nutshell.

Memorable 2017

I’ve been trying to wrap my head around this blog and what it has become since those early days of sharing baking recipes. To be perfectly honest, I am so bored! I have so much more to say than just baking and food and, the nature of blogging allows a for a change of focus,So I’m going to grab that with both hands.

making memories, family, kid friendly, memorable, cost effective, priorities, life, learn, love, what is importantThe obligation to commit to a post every day/week/month is not one of my priorities right now. As it stands, I finish with home school at around 11am after which I get dressed, have lunch and then go to work. That is the pattern of my life at the moment. When I’m not at work, I’d like my focus to be tickle fights and cuddles, heart to heart chats and new experiences with my family. Screen time and blogging is pretty low on my list of my “things to do”. Heaven knows I spend too much time on my phone as it is.

If I had to pick a theme for 2017, I would like it to be, making memories. Between work, school and errands, there is never enough time or money left over to embark on anything too dramatic but making memories doesn’t have to cost money. Money definitely helps but there are ways around it.

Think back to your own childhood. Was your most memorable experience something expensive? Probably not.

Anyway, enough about me. Do you have a theme (or oh that dreaded word, resolution) for 2017?


  1. Melissa Javan

    January 16, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Wow 11 weeks of roadtripping sounds like A LOT of fun. Nice! All the best with the new position at work, you’re shining! Keep on shining!

    1. rumtumtiggs

      January 22, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment Melissa xx

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