The importance of date night.

There are millions of people around the world and each person has their own quarks. Similarly each couple experience their relationship differently. Even though there are some characteristics that all relationships share, our experiences are all different. Take me and my brother for instance. We’re both married but we experience our relationships in manners that are worlds apart. My husband and I prefer to do almost everything together. We can’t stand being apart. When he had to sleep over at my brothers house to write his exams in Seoul, I missed him so much that I did the kind of things that anxious people do to keep themselves calm. Like cleaning the house and going shopping, washing all the carpets etc. Whereas my brother and his wife believe that spending time apart can be therapeutic. And there is no right or wrong way. We are both happy with the way we do things within our relationships.

This brings me to date night. As previously mentioned each person’s likes and dislikes are different. For example, to me date night means going out for dinner or a movie, it has to be at night, otherwise its just ‘going out’ whereas others might turn of their cellphones and other social media devices and just spend a quiet night watching DVD’s The one isn’t any better than the other. The more important thing is spending time together, away from normal adult stuff.

Date night is important because living in a household together with your partner or spouse can be stressful, you have to cook, clean, look after the children and pay the bills. Although you may do these things with your partner it often happens that you live past each other. Therefore date night is an important habit to form. It gives you the chance to catch up with your partner about what’s going on in their lives, and to share your feelings.

Date night is the time to rekindle your love whether you do date night once a week or once a month it is an important part of being a couple.

Therefore it is important to put time aside for just the 2 of you, similarly celebrating special events like birthdays and wedding anniversaries are also important, whether you make it a big affair or just a simple token of appreciation like breakfast in bed.

Don’t forget how special you are to each other and take every opportunity you can to show your spouse how much you love and care for them.


Work wear for English Teachers (Korea)

Mint Dress






Black & white


Flat shoes are always the best option when you’re standing on your feet the whole day.


5 Easy side dishes for your barbecue

Since we’re coming to the end of all things associated with warmer weather we should take the chance to have at least one final barbecue before winter officially arrive. Therefore I have compiled some of my favourite side dishes.

Polenta Pie



For the sauce

  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 ts garlic
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 4 Mushrooms
  • 1 Packet of bacon (around 6 pieces)
  • Cup of shredded cheese ( only add cheese at the end)

Fry the Bacon then in a separate pan fry all the ingredients in some butter as you would usually do starting with the onion, garlic and green pepper, when properly sauteed  then add the mushrooms and cook until soft.

For the Polenta

  • 1 1/2 Cup Polenta (Mieliepap)
  • 2 Cups of boiling water
  • 1/2  Cup Pouring Cream

Put the dry polenta in a bowl and add boiling water. Mix until it looks smooth. Microwave for 1 minute and mix and add some water if the mixture looks too dry. Repeat 2 more times. Mix the cream with the Polenta mix.

Then mix all the ingredients together. Pour it into a baking dish and cover with cheese. Bake until the cheese is brown and crispy. Let the mixture cool to make it set. If you don’t care whether it sets or not you can eat it as soon as it comes out of the oven 😛

Pull apart Bread

Easy and delicious, the more cheese you add the better it ends up. You could also do this with ham and cheese or even spinach and feta. Recipe here



  • 1 crusty loaf, preferably sourdough or Vienna
  • ¾ cup shredded Mozzarella cheese (or other melting cheese)
Garlic Butter
  • 100g/3.5oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped

Rice pasta Salad

This recipe is really easy to make if you don’t have to much time and because of the amount of food it makes its a perfect dish to feed more than 1 family. Recipe here 


1 1/2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
2 cans marinated artichoke hearts (6 ounce cans)
1 tomato, seeded and chopped
1 cucumber, seeded and chopped
1 red onion, chopped

1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 can black olives, drained (2 ounce can)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper

Alternatively you can use the orzo pasta, tomatoes, onions, chopped ham, chopped cheddar cheese squares, olive and mayo. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Twice baked potatoes

This dish is deliciously different, it takes a bit of time but its well worth the wait. Full recipe here.


  • 4 baking potatoes (about 2 pounds)
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¾ cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • Paprika

Veggie Skewers/Kebabs

One of the healthiest sides for a barbecue is the Veggie Kebab. You can add any kind of vegetables on the skewer. You can marinade the veggies or leave as is and then just add salts and spices while you barbecue them. This is a great option whether you’re vegetarian or just want to add some vegetables to your meal.




Wedding ideas – deep purple and mauve


After choosing your dress the next important step will be to choose the wedding bouquet.



When people arrive at your reception hall they should be in awe. It is important to create an entrance that reflects the rest of the reception. Whether your reception is held inside or outside these ideas can add that extra little something you’re looking for.


The importance of lighting can never be underestimated. Purple flowers aren’t always in season and spraying everything mauve might prove too expensive. Therefore when all else fails always remember that lights can create any kind of atmosphere from dramatic to romantic.

Table arrangements

Mauve is such an easy colour to work with, by adding some green to the arrangements, it will really make the colour pop.

Bridal Party

Insert your theme colour in all aspects of the wedding


Other wedding favours


I hope you enjoy planning your purple wedding as much as I enjoyed putting this together.




Histrionic Style

Our personality styles are expressed through our dress. In psychology we can refer to a number of personality disorder whereof Histrionic is one.

Histrionic is also referred to as the Drama Queen. Although all people on earth posses a degree of the traits associated with Histrionic personality disorder, the severity and amount of traits might earn you a diagnoses of histrionic personality disorder. This blog post however isn’t about the diagnoses of this personality disorder but rather the type of fashion style that will go along with these personality traits.

Histrionic traits include; being the centre of attention, provocative behaviour ( often in inappropriate situations), loves excitement, wears conversation starter. All aspects of her dress and make-up will be attention seeking.

Here are some examples of what a histrionic would wear.

A Floral Crown

Ombre coloured hair


Lots of accessories


Bright colours


Figure hugging outfits

High heels

We all know a histrionic friend. She might have coloured hair or always dress for attention. Or you might be histrionic yourself. We all want a little attention from time to time… Don’t you?