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Fairies in the Forest – a tutu photoshoot

A few months back my daughter was asked to be part of a special forest photo shoot, along with 2 of her closest school friends, to promote a new range of tutu’s. It was a unique opportunity for her and I was happy to let her have the day off school to experience being a […]

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Restaurant Review: Lunch in the lush gardens of Van Loveren

On our last morning in the McGregor valley we visited Eeseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary and then decided to back track slightly and take a turn past Van Loveren Wine Farm for lunch. This destination had been on the itinerary for the Friday, but, as we both work and couldn’t get away in time, we had missed […]

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What I… Mariska Goussard from The Secret Board

This week I’m interviewing a fairly new blogger. Mariska Goussard who is the blogger behind The Secret Board. By day she is an optometrist but by night she is a passionate beauty blogger. Read on to find out more about Mariska… What I Know: I know that we need to be kinder to one another. I know that […]

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Beauty Buzz: A review of Loveit Spa at Nova Constantia

Last week I popped in to review the small spa located at Nova Constantia Boutique Hotel in Constantia called Loveit Spa. It was a wet and windy day and I was only too pleased to be retreating into this gorgeous cocoon of a treatment bed, complete with a princess canopy. Did someone say spoilt!? Loveit […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary near McGregor

One of our favourite discoveries during our weekend in McGregor was Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary located just outside the town. This is a forever home for about 30 donkeys whose lives might not have turned out so well were it not for this safe space. Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary provides a permanent refuge for abused, neglected and […]

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Tech Talk: Get real life definition with LG SUPER UHD TV

You know that feeling of losing yourself inside a movie at the cinema? Where the line between reality and fiction is blurred and you become the Black Widow in The Avengers or Marguerite creating an Indian curry in The 100 Foot Journey. Where you’re a member of the The Barden Belle’s singing acapella on stage […]

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The Benefits of Hand Washing – for Kids and Adults

Recently I’ve been on a bit of a drive to ensure that my kids are more health conscience. Something which I’ve noticed is lacking a bit in their daily lives is hand-washing… often they will sit down to eat supper straight from the garden or sports field with the most filthy looking fingers!! Don’t get […]

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Weekend Wanderings: A Misty Morning in McGregor

On our last morning in McGregor we woke up to an entirely different scene… Gone were the golden hues we enjoyed on our walk into town the previous morning, replaced by a mist so thick you could barely see more than 5m down the road. The air was so thick, cold and damp that you could almost […]

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What I… Cassan Ferguson from Miss Cass Lee

This Wednesday I’m interviewing Cassan, a drama teacher, who writes over at Miss Cass Lee. She started her blog as a place to encourage and empower other women which I love! As a new mom to her little boy she shares stories that especially speak to other moms… What I….  Know,  What I know is, is […]

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Top 10 things I love about my Thirties

I recently turned 35 and shared a list of 35 things I’ve done and 35 things I still want to do… but today’s post is slightly different. Today I’m celebrating all the things I love about reaching this milestone age. Half way through my thirties. Half way through my life! I’m sharing the Top 10 […]

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Weekend Wanderings: More to McGregor

Last week I shared about our first morning in McGregor and today’s post is about what we got up to on the Saturday afternoon… A visit to the country, especially in the Western Cape, isn’t really complete without a turn past a gorgeous farm or wine estate and so we did exactly that – well, […]

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How to Help: Unilever brightFuture

A few months back I heard about an amazing South African invention that fills an essential need for young children – not only does it give them a school bag, it also provides them with a safe lighting solution by which they can do their homework. As you know one of the biggest social challenges […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Meandering in McGregor

During the July school holidays we were lucky enough to have a few fabulous weekend’s away as a family. Over the past few weeks I’ve shared  about our stay in Stanford and today I’ll be telling you more about McGregor – the small town destination of our second weekend away. I had heard much about […]

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What I… Amelia from Suddenly a Mom

Amelia recently became a stepmom. Before that, she had been a writer, student, wife, divorcée, friend, daughter, employee, colleague and best friend. But, being a stepmom was such a massive leap in a direction that she hadn’t planned that she started a blog called Suddenly a Mom! This is an outlet for her creative writing, […]

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The Benefits of… Massage PLUS a review of Camelot Spa at The Table Bay Hotel

I’ve long been a fan of massage… zoning out for a sleepy hour of indulgence while my aches and pains are sorted out is one of my favourite ways to relax and I try to make it a regular occurrence – at least once every 3 months, but would be quite happy to up that […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Bonnievale

During the June/ July school holidays we were lucky enough to be invited to join a 2 other blogging families on a weekend away in McGregor. The first stop on our tour of this tiny little town was actually not in the town at all, but rather in neighbouring Bonnievale. Now, we’d visited Bonnievale a […]

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The Benefits of Touch…. for Babies & Children

As adults touch is so important to our health and well-being. When we feel sad or alone, a hug from a friend or loved one can make you feel instantly better. These same emotional benefits are especially relevant for babies and young children. Your baby feels better when held and comforted by your loving touch! […]

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WIN a Family Photo Shoot with Yolandi van der Merwe

Last month we headed out to the Winelands for a fun photo shoot as a family with Yolandi van der Merwe, a family photographer based in the Helderberg area that I discovered through the Mamahood Facebook group. Now the last time we had any sort of professional family photo shoot was about 5 years ago […]

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What I… Andrea Barras from Clever Bird Banter

Andrea from Clever Bird Banter is my featured blogger this week. She is a graphic designer, DIYer, wine-drinker and blogger (in no particular order). She lives in the Midlands with her husband and 2 little girls and blogs about ‘all sorts of stuff’! Read on to find out more about Andrea… What I… Know – […]

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WIN a R500 treatment at Langaro Wellness Centre in Camps Bay

You get facials and then you get FACIALS… which was exactly the case when I was treated to a Hydramemory Comfort Zone facial at Langaro Wellness Centre in Camps Bay recently. WOW! The name says it all… this facial is comfort for your face and body in every possible way. The Hydramemory Comfort Zone facial […]

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My 5 Favourite Finds for July 2015

July is my birthday month so I’ve been super spoilt with some special pressies that have shot to the top of my Favourite Finds list… So let’s get cracking! 1. West Side Story show at The Artscape Theatre I had planned on including a review to this stunning South African show but once I started […]

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Weekend Wanderings: A stay at Coopmanhuijs in Stellenbosch

Last week I celebrated my birthday and started the proceedings a few days earlier with a one night stay in Stellenbosch at the gorgeous Coopmanhujis Boutique Hotel in Church Street. We dropped the kids off with my sister and hit the highway for 24 hours of life sans kids… first stop was the Winelands Chocolate […]

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