Dreamtopia is the sweetest imaginary world created by Barbie's youngest sister, Chelsea. And I think that it's one of those you might have missed if you aren't a hardcore Barbie fan though, I know we did and we've seen all the movies several times already. The worlds remind me so much of Fysh's imagination. He always says he isn't good at thinking up things but then we'll be driving or just doing nothing important and he starts with "imagine/what if...

We have been attending the Canal Walk summer holiday event for a good 12 years now I think. There are still photos on my moms fridge of us at one of the earlier ones where my brother was about Fysh's age and I've taken Fysh every year since his first xmas as well. We've played in the snow, we've had ice cream in a giant freezer next to a moose, we've played with sled dogs and we've slid down a massive slide and hurt our coccyx. So many...

We got to go to the Dino's Alive launch opening and it was SO MUCH FUN! It wasn't what I had expected but then at the same time I'm not really sure what it was that I actually expected so I wasn't let down if that makes sense. Fysh had loads of fun. I think his highlight was the VR headsets that when on apparently (I was Insta mom taking photos and videos so I didn't try) made you feel like you were on a rollercoaster going through the...

In 2013 I had a Britney moment. I wasn't on my meds, my hair was long and I happened to walk past the CANSA shaveathon thing happening at the V&A while we were wasting time before a birthday party. I put R50 on the table and told them to shave it all off. The guy hesitated, tried to convince me that I should get it sprayed and I said if he didn't do it I would do it myself. So they tied it up into a bunch of little...

Fysh and I got to go watch the preview of Coco recently and we loved it, I know he did as well cause we discussed it afterwards. A heads up for anyone going (because of course you are going to go) - this is a Disney movie...

Last week Hasbro sent us the Nerf Blaster Falconfire from the Nerf N-Strike Elite Accustrike Series. It's actually pretty cool compared to the others (well compared to our other one) as the new range has redesigned bullets that make them shoot further and more accurately which does make shooting down plastic bottles easier, although this means that mom isn't scoring all the points anymore haha. Now, I am not an advocate for guns but I grew up as a kid in the Namibian desert which means I could shoot from...

In celebration of Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok releasing today we've teamed up with Disney Africa to make this week's Fact Friday a little more  exciting ;) I have two hampers worth R400 a hamper containing some awesome Thor : Ragnarok related merchandise including a backpack and card wallet (do you think I could keep one?) I'll admit that I am that person who always mixes up DC and Marvel. Yes I know, I'm a horrible person that should be flogged (and I often get a good talking to from friends), but...

- GIVEAWAY CLOSED -   Hout Bay Saturday market has launched a new kids program that they've dubbed ‘Young Saturdays’ - which will keep the kids entertained while we relax and browse all the stalls trying not to buy all the amazing things. Each Saturday will see a face painter and clown, balloon animals and art (all free of charge!) and every Saturday will have a different theme and form of entertainment. This Saturday, the kids will be entertained by magician Jacques le Sueur. Other activities this September in case you can't...

So recently Fysh and I went for an evening of absolute FUN at Canal Walk. If you're a local I'm sure you already know that every December for the past 10+ years they host a ice adventure over December. Bringing some snow fun to our summer holiday season. If you're new...

I have read every single one of Dan Brown's books and absolutely loved them though as of yet I haven't read Inferno for some odd reason but I am definitely going to read it ASAP. In case you didn't know, Inferno has been made into a movie! Robert Langdon is BACK! and to celebrate the release of INFERNO, Penguin Random House SA and Sony Movies SA are giving us the chance to win a set of double tickets to the exclusive Inferno movie screening on Wednesday!!! [embed]https://youtu.be/RH2BD49sEZI[/embed] Here's the catch: I'm giving away a...

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I wanted to do this on the 13th cause I know that for some of you Friday the 13th is "unlucky" which I find a little dumb and society driven but anyway, as things would have it I had a pretty decent day and good things happened but I wasn't able to get to wifi to go through all the entries and pull the random winners (all winners are random, I only do a re-draw if they've already won one of the 28 days and are drawn again...

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! And to celebrate my birthday and my obsession with Harry Potter my equally obsessed friend Padfoot from Mischief Managed is gifting one of you some HP love :) Padfoot and I met on SM and immediately bonded over Potter, we've had many days since she moved to Cape Town where we just sit and watch Potter and talk kak, for her birthday I took us to watch Philosophers Stone at the Galileo :D it was the bomb! Now if you're a Potter fan you'll know that The Cursed Child is...

I LOVE my monthly book delivery I get to review and I jump with joy when authors send me their books because yeah I may be a little book obsessed haha. So to spread the love of books I'm putting together a box full o fbook love for one of you. It'll have a little lap blanket because the cold is nearly upon us and we can all do with a little warmth, some hotchocolate, a mug, a bookmark and 3 books from authors I adore. Genre's vary so...

ONLY TWO DAYS TILL MY BIRTHDAY!!! And yet as exciting as that is I have no plans because most are busy or live not in the mother city. Nothing new there, but that's why we're doing these giveaways. So you can celebrate with me!!! We started off the first giveaway with cupcakes but sadly only for the peeps in Jozi, today I'm going to spoil only the Cape Town peeps! With a dozen delicious cupcakes from Jorja who owns Whisk'd :) Here's what Jorja has to say for herself > My name...

I've known Von from for the love of nail art since grade school when she bullied me into being her friend, no lies hey, she walked up to me and said "YOU! We're going to be friends, come." and then walked off expecting me to follow her and obviously I did hahaha. Man I love Von, she's direct and down to earth and tells it like it is. She's also extremely talented in a lot of things. One of those things just so happens to be nail art! Now...

Mama started SA kids on the Go about 12 years ago when she moved to Cape Town and realised that she didn't know anyone here and that finding kids related things/services and just places to go with kids was really hard so SA Kids was born! The good part > we are giving away a 6 month full page listing on the site as well as a newsletter spot (goes out to 13k relative subscribers) to someone with their own business that could in any way be useful to...

Acornkids Bath Products are unique and designed for early learning FUN! They turn bath time into a magical experience, an extravaganza of colour fun and excitement. Our wide range of bathtime products add colour and enjoyment to your kid’s bath time, and encourage learning in a fun interactive way. An Acornkids bath is the perfect way to end the day for you and your child! And my kid LOVES them. He also loves the fact that granny's house is constantly stocked with their products haha. So to share the...

Today Glamore Cometics is giving you a few of their amazing products! Why? Well that's easy, cause they're AWESOME of course!!! I am so not great at beauty stuff so I'm just going to post images of what's in the giveaway and you can head on over to their website and see what's what :P Am thinking that this is another giveaway you aren't allowed to enter though because my make up bag was stolen and I totes need this so I can replenish my missing pieces. And also I'm...

SO many people ask me where I get my hair done and are gobsmacked when I say "in my bathroom" but it's true, I do it myself (though The Person does help occasionally as you've seen) and you know what? I save a good 1 to 2 thousand rand doing it myself because yes, that's what I've been quoted. Either they come up with some ridiculous number that has me break out in a nervous sweat cause that's my monthly car payment or they simply say they can't/won't do...