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Month: August 2017

Be Safe with #CarseatFullstop: How to choose a car seat

I’m super passionate about the safety of our son when we’re driving around. Too many stories of how unbuckled children lose their lives unnecessarily only because parents don’t believe it important enough to buckle in their children before they get onto the road. When I was given the opportunity to be part of this years #CarseatFullstop, I jumped at it. If you’re in the market for a car seat upgrade or about to become a parent, here are some tips on how to choose the right car seat for your child.    Purchasing a car seat is the single most...

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Training on hold… I’m sick – Comrades 2018

It’s been kinda hectic This past week was one in which I felt less enthusiastic to go for a run. I put it down to the half-marathon that I had run the previous Sunday, that and the mileage I had clocked the past few weeks. By this time I knew better than to push when my body didn’t want to so I kind of let it slide and didn’t venture out onto the road at all last week. Work had also been pretty manic so I couldn’t go for a short, quick run in the afternoon. Besides, hubby had...

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Undetectable HIV viral load is Untransmittable

There is increasing evidence confirming that living with HIV and undergoing regular treatment has a, “no chance”, of virus transmission.    How can you be HIV+ yet be Undetectable? This occurs when an HIV+ person is on an Antiretroviral drug (ARVs) and their viral load(the amount of HIV in their body) is low. The viral load is so low it becomes undetectable. An undetectable viral load does not mean a person is cured of HIV. It does mean that the virus has stopped replicating.  A person with an undetectable viral load has no risk of passing on HIV during sex....

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Luxury cruise brand, Cunard, has welcomed its first booking by a same-sex couple following a recent Supreme Court ruling enabling same-sex marriages in Bermuda, where Cunard’s fleet of ships is registered. The ruling means that Cunard, which has offered weddings on its ships for the past five years and has married over 250 couples, is one of the first British cruise lines to be able to conduct same-sex wedding ceremonies at sea. Simon Palethorpe, Senior Vice President, Cunard said: “This is very welcome news for us and I am delighted that we have become one of the first British...

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Inspirational Women 2017 – Taryn van Schalkwyk – nee Simpson (IP Lawyer)

When I met Taryn, she was still very much a Simpson and dating her now husband Jason. From the day I met her I found her charismatic and driven. A woman sure of herself and determined to leave her mark in the world. I’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to see her evolve both in her career and family life. Initially more my hubby’s mate, today I find it’s her and I going off for a cuppa coffee somewhere so our sons can have some fun outdoors.    This is her story… My journey has been a privileged...

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