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...

Summer in SA is HOT! And with the spring flowers coming and going earlier than usual this year it's a good indication that we're going to have a lot of tweets and posts about how we're dying of the heat. And I don't know about you but I don't do very well with the summer heat. In fact ,you want to know something really funny? Despite being a South African raised in Namibia I actually have a sun allergy. Yup, not kidding. I found out when I was living in...

We (read Fysh) had the time of our lives at Bugz Play Park yesterday. It's sort of like a Ratanga minus the lengthy walk between each attraction and minus the creepy abandoned city vibes. Aimed at kids from about 2 to 12 and big bonus is they're open Monday to Sunday 9 to 5 (price list is here) not only school holidays! It was everything from water attractions, horses, play kitchens, divine food, party areas and a fun indoor spot for the toddles. Oh and clean bathrooms. Ah that makes my...

A while back this lovely lady I know decided to write a book on how to survive the first 1000 days of owning your own business based on her own experience and success.  I really love that she decided to share her knowledge and how she writes about succeeding as a boss woman while being a mom at the same time. Bloody inspirational and it's made me reassess how I run things and decide to give this business of mine another shot. Because yeah, I was ready to take...

Boojah! I can tick it eating epic Dunkin donuts off my bucket list!  I'm dead fussy when it comes to donuts. It needs to be a pretty damn good don't and I can't say I've had too many of those which really makes me think twice about buying them . Usually you buy them in store and they look so good but eish the icing sucks or they end up being stale which is just sad.  Jozi has Krispy Kreme and I've felt a little sad that they decided not...

We all know where I stand as a parent with these pay R150 and get whatever it is they're trying to get you to collect. Mainly because I simply can't afford to spend R150 every time we shop and because freelancing doesn't lend you one big payday every month we don't do a monthly shop either. And also because what are we supposed to do with the 50 lenticular cards or the adorable yet useless mini marshmallow bag. I've been shopping at food lovers since I knew it as...

We had the most epic press drop full of farm goodness. There was cake flour and brown flour and really epic cookies and of course PASTA! I know that we shouldn't eat pasta. Or at least in moderation but we are a pasta household as it's cost effective and filling and you can make SO many different dishes out of it. The Nature's Farm pasta (and other goods) are available at pnp and with their gorgeous packaging you really can't miss them, they do stand out (in a good way)....

Earlier this year we had to have our beautiful border collie put down. Joonbug was a rescue we got shortly after moving into our home, it's a big house and I wanted the safety of a dog. Well it turned out she definitely wasn't much of a watch dog (she was actually a scaredy cat and the first storm we had her nearly gave me a heart attack when she tried to climb through the burglar bars to get into my room and thus became an inside dog)...

Most of you know I've been having phone issues for a while now where it switches off as it wants and doesn't support most apps (because the ios doesn't upgrade higher than 7).  It got progressively worse till a point last week where it  decided it doesn't recognise an original cable anymore which means no charging unless you pull it out and plug it back in half a dozen times and then the same while it's charging (oddly enough it charged fine in the car). So Friday  my...

Every year in January since Typo opened up by us I mission and buy one of their cute A6 diaries when they go on the 50% sale. This year they didn't have that sale and so I waited a little longer but they never had it and at some point I sort of forgot about it and decided to try the whole phone calendar thing instead. Seems I am a very complicated and hypocritical person (not that we didn't know this before) and even though I'm all for saving...

Or for the fun of it anyway ;)  I haven't been bowling since, shit I don't know. Maybe since I was about Fysh's age and running around Kolmanskop sneaking into the bowling alley. And then it was once or twice before we got caught (bowling alley echoes).  We were supposed to go to Ratanga Junction, The Person had never been and we always mean to but those prices put us off. They're having a "fees have fallen" special to celebrate 17 years of being open (fuck that makes me feel...

I don't know if you know this (I didn't but thanks to Padfoot I do now) but Numetro does this thing they call "girls night out" were tickets are R65 (snacks not included) and you get to see a fantastic chick flick (that is usually a pre-screaning) where no men are allowed! And they do a whole set up with free pizza, magazines, port, and stalls with things like a make up touch up stand, honey jewellery etc. then to make it better before the movie starts they do...

My mama turned the big FIVE OH on Saturday and we celebrated it with a surprise party at the pottery studio in Melkbosstrand that her friend owns :) It's really a gem of a spot. We used to drive all the way to houtbay to paint pottery which was great and all that but it meant that you had to drive all the way there again 2 weeks later to go and fetch your stuff. Not so fun. Melkbosstrand is 14km from me so it's a much better option. Mel...

We got an invite from Nickelodeon Africa to go and see the screening of the new Ninja Turtles movie and I know how much Fysh loves the turtles (we even have the lego) so I of course said yes - thanks guys! We almost forgot about it but thankfully something in my brain clicked into the right place and I had us hustling out the house and arriving literally as the movie had started so sadly I missed previews (I love previews!) We laughed, the entire cinema did so clearly...

** Not a sponsored post. Just sharing a great find. I mentioned the other day that Fysh has wanted a monopoly set for quite a while and was pretty distraught after the little incident where he "won" a set and then it was realised they gave it to the wrong people and took it back. Today I finally found him a set! Went to Checkers for the basics and accidentally went in the wrong side (the damn toy side) which I tend to avoid completely (out of site out of mind) but...

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So as a local earning local monies we don't go up the mountain really often because let's face it, most of the fun things like that are aimed at the tourists and the dollars and euros that they bring with them and hiking up there in my severely unfit state would probably require me being airlifted out of the gorge. BUT! The great thing is that Table Mountain has brought back #KidzSeason! Which means that until 30 September when one adult buys a ticket two kids get to ride...

Random Struik (aka Penguin books) sent me a copy of Haafner Linssen's "Hooked on Mandalas" and man oh man I am hooked (see what I did there, haha).    It arrived yesterday morning and the first thing I did was send The Person photos of some of the ones I thought he'd like then headed to thimbles to stock up on some Vinnis Colours 100% cotton so I can turn the Mandala he chose into a blanket for really close old time friends of his who are helping a soul into the...

I don't post "beauty posts" often but I needed to tell you about this so bare with me. I've been hearing about shampoo bars for ages now and I keep meaning to get myself one from Lush but it's such a mission to get there and I don't like to buy stuff unless I know what it smells like which means buying online isn't really an option. So when I somehow ended up at Canal Walk and we happened across the Lush store there and I braved the sense overload and decided that...