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September ....

Updated: Oct 31, 2023



Can you even believe we are mid September and besides dealing with Covid fatigue and headaches , I have had to have all 3 kids at home in Isolation! (LOVELY) and they writing tests again!

(Thanks Hudson Gin for keeping me sane some days! )

I want to say a swear word so badly but know it is not always good when I am trying to be the perfect soccer mom and getting more Brands to take me seriously! hahaha I can hear you all thinking , Mel Martin couldn't behave if she tried ! #KeepingItReal is my MOTTO ! No time for fake pics and nonsense..



**DM ME if you interested in ordering a case or 2 or hosting a GIN Tasting Party!


Well let me full you in on what has been happening in my life - I had the most incredible getaway at the beautiful Gwahumbe Game Lodge and Spa with 4 other #instamoms - Kelley Stegen / Shan Fourie / kgomotso_ndungane and Mrs JoJo Robinson (see video)

We stayed the night in their beautiful NEW Zebra Lodge (self-catering) and it sleeps 7.

Kitchen, lounge, fireplace, secluded courtyard, hot tub, 2 en-suite bedrooms, 3 singles in a loft with own bathroom.

Mid-week (Sunday-Thursday): R3500 per night (for the whole unit) Weekend: R4300 per night (for the whole unit)

Bookings: Call/WhatsApp 082 347 6536 or email info@gwahumbe.co.za


Don't forget to book the Spa and spoil yourself with a massage - you will not be disappointed and the view is gorgeous ( of the landscape people the landscape!!)


I have also been chosen as on of the #RajahCurryMasters which is super exciting because I will not lie , Rajah is the only spice my hubby likes in the kitchen when it comes to curry !

You can also be involved- 👀 Watch the Rajah Masterclasses and sign up to stand a chance to WIN!



Another exciting topic is TRAVEL #martinfamdamilytravel - Affordable Travel in South Africa and also supporting South African Tourism!

We are venturing in the school holidays to a Game Lodge in Mkuze ( Northern Zululand ) to review the beautiful Somkhanda Game Lodge!

This lodge is under New management who have exciting New Specials and a New Tented Lodge which opens the 1 October 2021 !

The Africa 4 Wild Tented Trails camp is opening on 1 October 2021 on Somkhanda Game Reserve. Experience Somkhanda on foot, relax around a cozy campfire before retreating to your comfy tent for just R4750 per person sharing.

Includes 2 nights, 3 days, fully catered. Contact bookings@somkhanda.co.za for more info.


We will be staying at the lodge which has 6 rooms , 4 are double rooms and their is a kids loft .

Swimming pool for those hot summer days and stunning outside boma for night time braai & bonfire with a Gin or 2! HUDSON GIN - just saying !

A new Instagram account will be coming soon!

You are welcome to contact me via email mel@cafecouch.co.za or my instagram for more info or if you are battling to contact them until their new Insta is up and running!


When it comes to my best buys - Eddies in Pietermaritzburg has amazing Zara Stock at amazing prices , Outrageous by Kelly is still stocked with gorgeous Bags , sandals and jewelry which you can pop into her showroom or buys online! POP IN ... there is so much gorgeousness.

With the Summer Sun here, Touchwood's new Hat stock is arriving soon but visit their 2 stores or check their online store!

Remember Summertime means hot Mani's and Pedi's so book yours with Cordwalles Beauty soon!

I Cannot wait to chose my next "out there" colours and have my eyelash extensions retouched!!

Cordwalles Beauty will also be hosting some fantastic Women Events .... BUT I will keep you posted on Facebook & Instagram!!


Keep watching my Instagram page for what's happening in the life of mulling_it_over_with_Mel and my ventures and reviews!

Some fun times with the crazy #instmoms and our shenanigan's are in the cards.


Thanking those who have supported REBUILDSA to help small businesses get back on track after the looting / covid and helping families with groceries!

We will soon be visiting a little burn victim for his birthday with all your donations and spoils and we will be helping a friend whose business suffered during looting.

Kelly Stegen , Pippa Campbell , Tracy (Touchwood) , myself and RESUILDSA have also been given a task to help Gladys and her Soup kitchen!!

Exciting times so keep watching , subscribe , contact me if you would like to advertise your Business /Product with Cafe Couch !


PS ........OCTOBER is my Birthday & Anniversary month so watch out for some discounts and events in the cards!


Mel ( just a wife , mom and blogger trying to #keepitreal #keepithonest #livelovelaugh



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