One of the positives that we can take from the recent events that have rocked our world is how quickly people adapt and change – I suppose it’s how we’ve managed to survive for so long, despite how silly we are as a species sometimes! Instead of visiting shopping centres, more and more of us […]Continue reading
Author Archives: Kirsty Machen
Well not really, in fact not at all – we’re still in the land of fish ‘n chips – but we are back with a few items for sale. We still have a few larger pieces of furniture in our store rooms, so I got Thandie and Kabelo on the case, and I’ve been super […]Continue reading
It’s time to say goodbye to our rather lovely home in Jozi. When we first bought it, it was a mess of styles, with crazy paving (indoors!), mixed with ’90’s beige tiles, and original parquet flooring, but over the years we’ve lovingly renovated the house to bring some congruity to the space, which now flows […]Continue reading
So Much of News!
So, we have some big (and actually a wee bit sad) news to share – Justin and I have decided to move to the UK. We’ve been considering it for some time now, but Covid obviously speeded the decision making process up rather drastically! The plan was to wrap things up with Mint much later […]Continue reading
That’s the sound I made when I saw the notification that the SA government had opened up e-commerce for trading! We’ll finally be able to send off all your parcels that you’ve been so patiently waiting for! We’re hoping to be able to send orders out from this coming Monday, but the logistics are a […]Continue reading
Cutting Things Fine
Those of you who know me personally will nod in agreement when I say that I’m far more interested in dressing my home than I am in dressing up, but on the odd occasion that I do decide to splash out and buy a new skirt or blouse, there’s really only one place I go […]Continue reading
Good morning folks! I hope you are all doing well, and have managed to stay (mostly) sane over the past few weeks! It’s been – and I suppose, still is – quite an experience…. I’ve had a few enquiries regarding the delivery of orders. Unfortunately, while the courier companies have started operating again, they can’t […]Continue reading
Them Gremlins be at it Again!
It seems that we have a gremlin infestation again! Unbeknownst to us, the checkout process on our website hasn’t been working properly for the past few days. It seems that the issue has to do with the Payfast tool that we use to calculate our shipping costs. For a quick temporary fix, we’ve removed the […]Continue reading
A Belated Thank You!
In normal life most of us are just trying to keep our heads above water – I’m not sure how we’ve managed to do it, but adult life in the year 2020 seems to involve a 25 hour work day – I think I might be quoting an old Bar One TV ad there! But […]Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Me!
Tomorrow is my birthday, and while I no longer celebrate by dancing the night away (this bod is getting too old for that!), I do normally mark the day by enjoying a margarita or two with good friends. This year, of course, will be quite different, with the extent of the festivities likely being a […]Continue reading