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Family Holidays: A Taste of the Transkei & Wild Coast

As someone who loves travel, the thrill of visiting somewhere new never gets old. Couple that with the anticipation of fulfilling a lifelong travel dream and the excitement knows no bounds! As a child I spent 4 years living in East London so there was something comfortingly familiar about driving through my old neighbourhood and down […]

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The Ethics of Animal Encounters

As a family travel blogger I’ve been invited to enjoy quite a few unique experiences through my blog over the past few years. Initially I have gone along to enjoy whatever is on offer, always excited to embrace the new opportunities that have come my way, but also happy to be able to educate my kids […]

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Family Holidays: The Wonderful Wild Coast

A visit to the Wild Coast of South Africa has been a dream of mine for years. Ever since I lived in East London as a kid I’d been hearing about it – Chintsa, Morgan’s Bay, Kei Mouth, Coffee Bay, Hole in the Wall, Port St Johns, Umngazi. The names sounded exciting and very adventurous. […]

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Restaurant Review: Ginja Restaurant, V&A Waterfront

A few weekends ago I gave my husband a “pink ticket” to head out to the winelands to enjoy a day (and night) of wine tasting drinking with one of his best mates. This friend has been going through some ups and downs recently and I felt it was important for them to get some “guy […]

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Family Holidays: A Wild Coast safari at Inkwenkwezi

Our trip to the Wild Coast began with a verrrrry long drive from Cape Town to East London, followed by a few nights in my childhood home town…. But the real “wild” side of the holiday only really started the moment we drove through the gates of Inwenkwezi Private Game Reserve! We parked our car and […]

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How to Help: A visit to Litha Primary, Gugulethu with MySchool Card

Last week I found myself enjoying story time in a crowded, stuffy classroom of Grade 2 kids in Gugulethu… Not my usual Tuesday, but one very well spent! I had been invited by MySchool Card to join a group of media on a visit to celebrate the successful collaborate between Woolworths, MySchool & Shine Literacy over the past […]

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Family Holidays: A visit to my childhood hometown, East London

I grew up in East London and since I left, aged 12, I’ve managed to return only twice. Recently I decided I needed to change that and that it was time to introduce my kids to this special part of the world… One of my happy places! As with all good road trips we woke […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Asara Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

A glorious summer’s day on a wine farm outside Stellenbosch, wine tasting in a cellar, gin tasting in the biggest gin bar in Africa, lunching by a lake on a Salmon platter of perfection all the while surrounded by vineyards and mountains of blue… Our visit to Asara was a very pleasant way to spend […]

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Inspiring Interiors: Moroccan Warehouse

During the planning stages of our home renovation I fell in love with all things Morocco. The affair started with the desire to install patterned tiles on the floor of my bathroom and when I finally discovered the best spot to find these sorts of tiles, I fell hard for them… and everything else in […]

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Restaurant Review: Dalliance Restaurant, V&A Waterfront

Date nights don’t feature as often as they should in our house. Scheduling in Date Nights when you have kids (who also have a social life) is pretty tricky. OK it’s slightly easier than the baby stage when you physically have to be there to feed your child. But it doesn’t seem to get easier. […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Camps Bay Beach

The beauty of my home town does not go unnoticed… but it does often get taken forgranted so when I arrived early for a media lunch on the Camps Bay strip recently I decided to be a tourist in my home town (for half an hour!) The day was a brilliant blue – the overarching […]

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Restaurant Review: La Parada Del Mar, Camps Bay

Last week I popped in to enjoy lunch at the newest La Parada restaurant in Camps Bay. It was a glorious day made better by the fact that I had a few minutes to spare soaking up the sunshine while strolling alongside the beach and snapping a few photos like a tourist! And then I strolled across […]

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Weekend Wanderings: A tour of the top antiques shops in Cape Town

Recently I was invited to discover more about the Antiques scene in Cape Town and I discovered a beautiful new world of art, antiques and design that previously I’d never known existed. Prior to this day exploring the antique scene in Cape Town, I was completely ignorant of the fact that the antiques world is […]

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All Aboard: My first cruise onboard the MSC Sinfonia

I can’t say that going on a cruise was ever on my Bucket List. It somehow didn’t seem to feature, probably a combination of the fact that my husband isn’t a big fan of the sea and I was of the generation who watched Leo sink to the bottom of the ocean when Kate definitely could […]

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