** I decided to write this because so many people commented on my Instagram stories that they were thinking of buying it this holiday. I know I said I'm going to stay brunette for a while, and I did. A whole few days ;) Decided that this whole short brunette thing just doesn't work for me so I headed out to the shops to get some a peroxide kit. mainly because the color just sits stronger and longer when you peroxide it. Thankfully the way I generally do my hair...

WrapStars is the new kid in the neighborhood and they introduced themselves by turning one of my Charlie and Beastie drawings into a vinyl cover for my MacBook! All the heart eyes!!! You know how just the thought of covering your books (or your kids books now) with contact paper makes you cringe and want to run away? Well because this looks like that and you need to be sort of precise I thought oi vey I'm totally going to mess this up. But I didn't! Wiped down the top and...

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...

Before I even start this I'm going to let you know that if you use CUPCAKE at checkout your get 10% off the next box you buy ;) cause you're going to want to  use it...

I am seriously late to this whole Wish bandwagon thing but mostly because I really hate waiting - I want next day delivery - and also because my card has issues with online purchases. But I had cash in a PayPal account I couldn't get the money out of so I thought eh, I'll give it a go and sat browsing late one evening because insomnia. A few bloggers have posted and I've seen some rather hilarious Facebook posts from people I know who ordered clothing or cushions etc and...

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...

Remember when I won a spot to join one of Janine Binneman's jewelry workshops? We had such a fantastic time and even Fysh loved it, mainly because Janine gave him a piece of wax to faff with and keep busy while I was learning all the things (or trying to anyway). Well I got a message saying "your rings are ready" and I was a little confused because I was only getting one, Janine being the magical mermaid she is went over and above and she had turned the...

When the Goodness Gang came out I told y'all how much we loved them and that hasn't changed. Fysh has collected almost each of the gang, just not the carrot - said he looked angry haha. I still love how they promote healthy eating and make it more fun because let's face it, not all kids think broccoli and sweet potato make good movie time snack like mine does. Tomorrow is the last day to collect stickers so we did groceries yesterday to fetch Adam Apple and Bongi Blueberry...

There is no doubting the fact that I love reading. It's always been my way to escape to somewhere that is just better than whatever is here. And it's a comfort. An adventure. A way to make new friends and see new worlds without even having to leave the sofa. Lately I've found Fysh reading to himself on occasion without prompting him to! The thing is that if you don't find your love for reading at a young age you're more likely to struggle as an adult which is why...

So in February for Valentine's Day we decided we aren't going to go all big or whatever seeing as our anniversary is so close to it anyway so instead all three of us stayed in and I ordered a games box from Don't Disturb. Instead of going out and paying for overpriced prices if you're lucky enough to get a seat cause you didn't book ahead we had fun playing games, munching on the chocolates and sipping our coffees :) I've been a little miff and down in the...

Things are so fast paced lately, it's one of the reasons Fysh and I are going camping soon, get away and reconnect. Find our roots again, breathe in some fresh air and meditate for a bit on where we want to go from here and what we'd like to accomplish. Bodhi Box is a monthly subscription box that is filled with mindfulness activities, goodies and treats that are sourced locally and as earth friendly as possible. What a great idea right? So your child will get a box just for...

Yesterday I got to add "carved my own ring" to the "something I've done list" and it was amazing, and frustrating and so much fun! It was something I never even thought of putting on my bucket list of things to do but now that I've done it I'm telling you that this is something you really do need to add to your own list! Janine Binneman Jewellery hosts ring making workshops where she shows you how to carve your own ring out of wax and explains the entire...

Have you heard of Big Blue yet? Maybe popped into their store and lusted over all the pretties? I have. Actually The Person introduced me to them when we took that train trip up to Pretoria and he bought me the most gorgeous skirt, I just love it. It's a stunning green with a pattern and it's heavy so it sits lovely and doesn't blow all over in the Cape Town summer winds. Well, they have an online store! So you don't have to wander into a mall and...

A while back The Playstation Adventure Park started following me on Instagram and I've been thinking about taking Fysh ever since, the thing is though that they are in Tokai and any true Capetonian will tell you that us to Tokai counts as a road trip hahaha. September being our best month all year I thought I'd treat him a little and take him. And as the universe is they were having a special day where the kids get two hours of play and mom get's a cup...

Last week I mentioned that the Bay Harbor Market in Hout Bay now has something called Kids Saturday's where you can browse the stalls while the kids are entertained by the activity of the day, the face painter and jojo the clown. So we took a road trip out to the republic of Hout Bay and had a look for ourselves at what the fuss is all about. Today was Pizza making! There were rollers and dough with all sorts of toppings set up for the kids so they...

We were invited by the V&A Waterfront to a mom and kid day and man oh man did we have a fantastic day! I'm actually not sure which of us had more fun to be honest, but I'm sure Fysh will argue that it was him (and my feet might agree as they are complaining about trying to keep up with him!) Our day started with lunch at Col'Caccio, I was a little worried because being a vegan eating at any restaurant can be tricky and usually I end...

Crazy lady (as Fysh calls her) won free entrance for her and a bunch of friends to The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers (an animal free circus) that's in Stellenbosch at the moment and The Person, Fysh and I got to tag along. Ever heard of those gypsy carnivals you hear about that would roll into town, set up on a field, all the staff sleep in tents and caravans and then they pack up one night and are gone? Well they did so great trying to recreate them! And yes, they actually...

If you're reading this you're most likely a parent, and if you're not a parent I'll bet dime to a dollar that you know someone who is a parent and really needs to know what Hi-Online has in stock now. What the biggest fear as the caretaker of a little person? You'd think it's keeping them fed or alive or how you're going to pay university fees when the times comes. The reality is that the biggest fear across any culture or ethnicity is your kid going missing. We've seen...