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...

Today I let a friend choose what FF should be about because we're stumped this week. It's school holidays and even though Fysh doesn't technically get a holiday all the other kids do so he's been spending a lot of time with the neighbors etc which is great seeing as socializing and he's having fun etc. But it means the only "schooling" we've done is the oobleck and a fun little game my dad used to make us do - when you're out on the road you have...

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...

Thanks to YouTube the unicorn is always coming up with weird things he wants to try. Not that I'm complaining, it's how you learn but sometimes I just want to curse YouTube haha. This week it was Oobleck. Oobleck, named for a gooey substance that fell from the sky in a Dr. Seuss story is a thick solution of cornstarch in water. The first time I heard about it though was in a series I was watching where the professor did it outside in the university courtyard and they were...

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...

We have never really done the pocket money thing. Usually Fysh will get a gift or an outing as a reward which has worked well. He's very money aware in the sense that he knows that money doesn't go far and that you have to work hard for it. He will often say no thank you to offers of things because he doesn't want to waste the money. This isn't to say he doesn't ask for things now and then but he's always understood when I say I...

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...

It's summer which means those crappy little flying creepy crawlies are coming out, or I should rather say coming IN. And of course with the drought it's even worse as they're trying to find any food source and water available to them. Spiders I can deal with, they at least eat the mosquitoes that come with living near a vlei. But roaches? I just can't deal. They make me feel dirty and itchy and I constantly feel like they're crawling on me the moment I see one even...

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...