August Already!!

WOW what these last 2 months have thrown at us is crazy!

Besides Covid_19 , we experienced the nightmare of vandalism & looting!

I can tell your straight , I had all my Great Grannies ,Grannies and Moms British Birth Certificates ,marriage certificates to get that ancestral visa!

I was packed , birds , cat and dogs in-tow and outta here!

Well guess what, it is not that easy!

Firstly it Costs loads of cash and I have a Husband worried he might not see the sun for 8 months and no way is he having a barbeque!

So looks like you stuck with me until next time!


So let me tell you what I've been up to lately!

A trip to the beautiful CALDERWOOD HALL in Boston was amazing!

Unfortunately the next day the looting began so my brain was fried! But how I could go back...

The grounds are like something out of " Secret Garden or Alice in Wonderland" , the House is just beautiful with each room having a different theme!

BUT what makes this place so incredible is the Owner WADE and his Staff!

Attention too detail and everyday something special ready for us!

From family lawn games , GIN in the Garden (Hudson Gin of course) and milktart and brownies for Saturday afternoon tea!

Candlelit dinners , fire in the lounge and breakfast ready for our early bird kids in the mornings!

THANK YOU SO MUCH - You really treated us like kings & queens and



I have also decided that as a Wife , Mom and women that I too need time out for me and becoming the Brand Ambassador for Cordwalles Beauty Salon has been amazing!

Firstly I've learnt that you are never too old to start taking care of your skin and spoiling yourself!

I am in the process of a 4 month Skin care treatment with Samke and micro-needling to iron out those fine lines and help with my anti-ageing ( I will put up a small Blog /review on my micro-needling experience on the CafeCouch website and Mulling_it-over_with_mel Instagram page )

Remember that Cordwalles Beauty Spa is amazing for a Girls Spar Day / Kitchen tea or BabyShower Venue.

You can follow them and keep up-to-date on their monthly specials.



Let me also tell your about WORQ !

What is WORQ ?

It is a co-working and office space made up of members from a diverse range of companies and startups.

You can have a monthly rental space or even hourly! You might even have clients in town and instead of the local coffee shop , why not hire a professional board room!


Kelly Stegen another amazing Influencer and myself got to experience the WORQ environment and loved it. My hubby was also invited and because we both work from home here we got so much more done without any outside disturbances! It really is a great environment to work!


Here are the rates for co-working that you wanted:

Co-working:

Hourly desk: R57.50 per hour

Daily desk: R343.85 per day

There are monthly desk option available to and office spaces.

All include access to the facility, Wi-Fi and communal area’s, and not forgetting the Hall’s coffee bar that you are able to order from.

Meeting rooms start from R345 an hour.


WORQ also offer a Retail Rental Space for start up businesses or to sell your Products .

AND they are holding a Creativity with Dee kids Workshop! Click the link and BOOK!


For more information contact :-

Deron Howard Client Manager worq.co.za

T: 033 001 0420 M: 061 526 0441 E: admin@worq.co.za


I have so much more to write about like been asked to be a Brand Ambassador for the REBUILDSAFUND , but for now I will add the website and Instagram Link where you can take a peep , and if you would like to help in anyway , please message me !

Please also remember the amazing Tracey owner of Touchwood Interiors has offered to have her PARKLANE Shop as a drop off point for any donations.

PS.. Today is Tracey's BIRTHDAY!! Happy birthday Gorgeous!!

(Just check my Instagram page for any people or businesses we try too assist)




Watch out for an amazing COLLAB with Hall's Retail (Kim Smith) discussing Wallpaper and Lighting for all my DIY Home Improvements!


Check out these 2 amazing GIVEAWAYS with Local Women in Business (ENTER on Instagram Only)

GIVEAWAY ONE

GIVEAWAY TWO


So I am going to sign out for today!

Please follow me on Instagram , keep sending me your DM's and if you would like to find out more about Listing your Business with CafeCouch or Social Media Advertising please contact me!



Please remember that I am also Brand Ambassador for this amazing Local GIN (Hudson GIN) which I might tell you is amazing!!

Contact me regarding Gin Parties ( Over 10 min) awesome for Kitchen Tea's , if you own a restaurant or Venue that serves Alcohol and you would be interested in tasting / purchasing a case or 2 at a great price!

Have a Super week , keep up with my crazy , honest instagram posts !


Mel Martin


PS ... I am Busy Blogging watching Schitts Creek and smiling..not sure why ...but I just have this feeling in my tummy (butterflies).

Feeling that I am in such a great place with my Business , Clients and connection with amazing brands!