I am Renate. A wife and mother born and bred in a small town in the Freestate and now living life to the full in one of South Africa’s most wonderful cities: Pretoria. My husband, Wikus and I have a daughter (Catha) and a son (Elian), a Great Dane called Majoor, an adopted Grey Hound called Gia and two goldfish. I love travelling as much as I love being at home in slippers. I’ve gotten used to drinking my coffee cold and appreciate a glass of really good wine.

For me, life is a journey and we are given so many opportunities to make the most of it. Here I share our way of life, exciting travel and dining experiences, fun outfit ideas, the basics of beauty, my dream rides and inspiring stories.


Welcome to my life. Join me in living life to the full and take the journey with me.

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