I almost killed us and I’m not over it

First things first, we (myself, Caleb and Aidan) were in a road accident and apart from a sore arm and stiff neck(mine) we are fine… If the question is “why so dramatic Eleanor” then the answer is 1.genetics 2.you must be new here.

It’s been three days since I went flying over a traffic circle with the two people closest to my heart silently staring at me as I tried to regain control over the car and apparently messing up my left arm in the process… It’s been three days where instead of feeling relieved that we are okay,  I’m just a bit of a mess.

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The Locally Yours Market ECMeetup connection

With ECMeetup still pretty much in the air – I’m typing while snacking on goodie bag items – I thought I’d tell you guys about a special collab we did with Locally Yours Market this time around.

For those who don’t know Locally Yours Market, it’s a monthly market that is run in PE where all products have to be locally made or sourced, giving entrepreneurs a fighting chance against cheap imports…so what does that have to do with blogging?

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How Arendsvlei’s Melissa de Vries keeps her curls popping

Earlier this week I chatted to Melissa de Vries – yes the dance teacher on Arendsvlei on KykNet. We got all serious about how she deals with self-doubt and how she stays grounded while spending so much of her life on stage or infront of a camera.

But as most “curly girls” know, it’s super difficult to speak to a “member of the tribe” who seems to have winter proof hair without throwing in a…. Uhm so what’s your routine… And luckily for you I was forward enough to ask the question you all want to know an answer to.

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How TV personality Melissa de Vries deals with self-doubt

As I grow older I realise most people deal with self-doubt, even Melissa de Vries – top of her game, presenter, actress, dancer – type people. Melissa is currently acting in the acclaimed local drama Arendsvlei on kykNET, she’s a hip hop MC, judge and dancer for local and international competitions and has competed on a global level herself, but even this “boskop beauty” doubts herself from time to time.

I chatted to her about what keeps her going and what has motivated her to go from the streets of Blackheath in Cape Town to the international stage.

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5 Reasons to get to the Locally Yours Market

Those of you who follow me on social media know I love the Locally Yours Market. It’s a Port Elizabeth based market presented by local entrepreneurs featuring really great handmade items and delicious food – so me, right.

The next The Locally Yours Market is set to take place on Saturday, 1st June at the Tramways building, Nelson Mandela Bay and I thought I’d let you know why you simply need to be there.

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