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Life Lately – January 2017

Hi lovely people of the internet. How are you all doing? I hope you all had a great, restful break and enjoyed some quality time with friends and family. To be honest that was my main aim for the past month and that’s exactly what I did! TICK! I’m so pleased with myself that I […]

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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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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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Weekend Wanderings: Nederburg Wine Estate, Paarl

Our last stop on a day trip to Paarl was an iconic South African wine farm, Nederburg. It seems ridiculous to say that this was my first visit but it was… and afterwards, I wondered why! Wine tasting with kids in tow doesn’t usually work but at Nederburg this wasn’t to be the case… because […]

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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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Weekend Wanderings: Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm

During the winter school holidays we headed out for a day of kid-friendly fun in Paarl and had the best time… I love having fun with my kids and taking them to places none of us have experienced before. Watching them see the world through new eyes and enjoying it along with them is one […]

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48 Hours in Cape Town with kids… recommendations by my kids!

Recently I was asked to share my recommendations for how to spend 48 hours in Cape Town…but as it was the school holidays I didn’t get around to meeting the deadline BECAUSE we were too busy spending time enjoying the city we call home! Yes, as soon as the school holidays hit we were off… […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Exploring Hout Bay & Noordhoek with CheapflightsExplorers

On a wild, wet, windy, wintery day last week I set off with fellow travel writer, Di Brown, on a #CheapflightsExplorers campaign and our aim was to dig a little deeper beneath the surface of our home town… the one and only, Cape Town! On the morning we discovered that Hout Bay was to be our surprise […]

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Restaurant Reviews: Sugarbosch Bistro at Webersburg Wine Estate

We love heading out to the Winelands for the day to explore a new wine farm and recently we were invited for lunch at Webersburg‘s Sugarbosch Bistro which was a wonderful excuse for a drive out on the N2… Nestled beneath the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, Webersburg is a family […]

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Weekend Wanderings: The Top of Table Mountain for Kidz Season

Winter in Cape Town is a surprising season… yes there is rain and cold BUT there is also an abundance of sunshine thrown in for good measure, for which, as a sunshine lover, I’m ever so grateful! On one such sunny Saturday, a few week’s back, I was invited to enjoy Cape Town’s most iconic […]

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Where to have Winter School Holiday fun with Kids in Cape Town

The Winter School Holidays are almost here! Over the past few years I’ve published a list of ideas for places to go and things to do with kids during the wet, wintery weather and because I don’t want to disappoint you I have given the list a bit of an update for this year! So, whether you’re lucky […]

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WIN: 4 x Tickets to Disney On Ice (JHB & CT!)

The other day we were driving through the centre of town, when all hell broke loose in the back seat of my car… The reason? My daughter had spotted a Disney on Ice billboard featuring Frozen and couldn’t contain her excitement!! She wanted to go there RIGHT NOW! Unfortunately for her she has to wait […]

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WIN: 4 tickets to Snow World at GrandWest

Last week I took my kids along for an evening of unexpected family fun… I love surprises (well, giving them!) and kept the outing a secret for days. The whole way to the venue they kept guessing what we would be getting up to and only when we walked through the doors did they finally […]

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