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Restaurant Review: Lunch at La Petite Ferme

Sunday lunches used to be a thing. I’m not sure when the stopped being a thing? But in recent years it seems they have fallen by the wayside. A pity really, considering how lovely it is to enjoy a long, leisurely meal with your loved ones every week. Daily life is often too hurried for […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl

Back when the weather was chilly and the trees were bare we paid a visit to Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl for a lunch during our day out in the area. I somehow missed posting about this spot… and unfortunately I’ve now forgotten what I ate too so it can no longer be called a Restaurant […]

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WIN: A Disney hamper worth R1200

We’re well into the summer school holidays already which means parents everywhere are trying to juggle work, kids AND Christmas shopping. Crazy times! Thanks to a combination of late nights and forward planning I’ve very fortunately managed to put to bed most of my work and Christmas shopping already, for which I am very grateful as […]

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My 5 Favourite Finds for November 2016

My 5 Favourite Finds series is one of the most fun to put together. Each month I keep a little list on my desk of things that have been catching my eye or drawing me to them day after day. They might be items I’ve bought, read, stumbled across or been sent. The idea is […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Bukkenburg Pottery Studio in Swellendam

During our recent weekend in Swellendam we spent a morning at Bukkenburg Pottery Studio learning the potting ropes from master potter, David Schlapobersky, himself. It was such a special morning spent in his authentic and creative space. His studio filled to the ceiling with pots in various stages of development – from the raw clay […]

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Spa Review: Rain Forest Day Spa, Swellendam

Rain Africa are world-renowed for their glorious natural soap, body and bath products, so when I found myself spending the weekend in the very town where the concept was created I knew I had to pay a visit to their beautiful shop… Situated on the main street of Swellendam, the Rain Africa shop is a […]

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An Extended Family Photo Shoot

A few weeks ago I was thinking about how lovely it would be to do another family photo shoot… I definitely don’t want to look back on this season of my life with young kids and realise that I never had photos of them with me (due to the fact that I’m always behind the […]

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Weekend Wanderings: A picnic lunch at Hartenberg

Is there any better way to spend a summer’s day than with a picnic in a pretty place? Nope, there isn’t!! Now make that pretty place an award-winning wine farm and you’re set for an all round excellent day! We were very lucky indeed to spend one such day on a recent Saturday at the […]

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Life Lately – October 2016

I think it’s time for a more personal update… I was doing so well with my Life Lately posts and getting one out each month earlier this year. Fortunately I’ve only skipped September but I can’t go another month without one… So, where am I at? To be honest I’m probably the most settled and […]

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The Benefits of… Play (plus WIN with Fisher Price!)

When you think of your childhood, what do you remember most? For me it’s the times I spent making houses with my siblings in the garden, riding bikes to my neighbours, pretending to be teachers with my best friend, playing boardgames with my dad, building sandcastles on the beach…. Childhood was always about having the most amount of fun and that […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Alpaca Loom, Paarl

The next stop on our family friendly day trip to Paarl was a far more fluffy affair… A visit to The Alpaca Loom just past Fairview and Spice Route wine farms. With beautiful views over the cape towards Table Mountain, Alpaca Loom is home to over 300 Alpaca’s and we were lucky enough to get […]

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How to make Bunting {video}

One of the easiest and quickest ways to add a bit of colourful fun to a party or a kiddies bedroom is with a band of bunting. I’ve made a set for both of my kids bedrooms as well as various paper and material ones around particular party colour schemes and themes. In my latest […]

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The Flying Pan meal delivery service – a review

We’re renovating and that means we are currently renting a small little cottage around the corner from our “real” house and trying to make the best of it… It’s not ideal living in a strange space with a few personal possessions, 1 bag each of clothes, no toys, laundry strung up across the lounge and […]

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WIN: 4 Family Tickets to BODY WORLDS in Cape Town

More than 42 million people in over 100 cities across the globe have seen the trailblazing BODY WORLDS exhibition series and soon the incredible BODY WORLDS Vital exhibition will be in Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront from today, 9 August, until 23 October 2016. Presented by Discovery, BODY WORLDS Vital is a completely new […]

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