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I have a Sukkah!

We are coming up to the final leg of the Jewish Holidays. Sukkot is also known as Harvest Festival.  Beginning five days after Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), and one of the most sombre of all the holidays, Sukkot is the opposite. It is the festival of rejoicing.  Sukkot is named after the booths or huts (sukkot in Hebrew) in […]

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What is your Heritage?

Today’s post is unedited as I decided at the last second to write something about this Nation called South Africa. I apologise in advance for any mistakes made. The 24th of September is National Heritage Day in South Africa, it is also referred to as National Braai Day. For those reading this blog who do […]

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Are you Fearless?

In part 3 of this Road to Financial Freedom series, we will look at facing your money fears and changing them to positive statements. The truth is that we do need money to survive but we don’t need it to live. We spend our money on fixing things that are broken but we don’t fix […]

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Babke – Cinnamon Bread

2 1/2 cups warm water 2 packets of instant yeast 2/3 cups of sugar 3/4 cup of oil 1 Tbsp salt 6 eggs 10 cups of cake flour FILLING 1  cup sugar 1/4 cup of cinnamon 1/4 cup oil METHOD In a large bowl mix the warm water, eggs, oil, sugar, salt, and yeast. Slowly add […]

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I don’t have a menu plan for the next week!

This week’s meal planning blog is actually not really about meal planning at all. We have come out of the first set of Jewish holidays, Rosh Hashanah, the New Year, and are moving into the next, which is Yom Kippur. This is a day of repentance, 25 hours to be precise.   At this time we […]

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Bathroom break

This week we are cleaning our bathrooms. How often do you clean the outside of your toilet? How often do you wash your shower curtain? The bathroom is an important room in the house and often goes by the name throne room or reading room, I have also heard it referred to as the thinking […]

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Did you remember?

Welcome to week 2 of our financial freedom series. Once you have identified your money memories, it is time to acknowledge and understand their impact on how you handle your money. Some of the other memories you need to unpack to understand your money habits are also from your childhood What’s the best gift you […]

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Sleeping on the job!

In the past I have covered cleaning the Entrance hall and dining room, the lounge and the kitchen. This week I am looking at the bedrooms. I have a large house with enough bedrooms for everyone, yet my two youngest, LB and AT, insist on sharing! So now we also have a playroom and a […]

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Are you on the road?

Your road to Financial Freedom: Part 1 Financial Freedom:  what does this mean to you? Financial freedom means different things to different people, from not having to worry about the cost of anything, to just being able to cover the bills, even if there is nothing left over. We each have our own understanding of […]

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How much is enough?

With the Jewish Holidays coming up in a week and December around the corner, I thought,  “How do you judge how much food to make”?  The old joke about a Jewish hostesses dilemma is this – if there are no left overs, then we didn’t make enough food and if there is too much left […]

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