Category: homeschooling

A sky full of wishes

A sky full of wishes

The last meteor shower I saw was the eta aquaria one when we went camping in the Karoo specifically to see it as a birthday gift. Tonight we can all watch another one. If you’re willing to stay up past midnight like us. I’m rather […]

Questions to ask your kid that aren’t “how was your day”

Questions to ask your kid that aren’t “how was your day”

  Fysh loves being asked questions, maybe cause he loves talking so much?  Who knows. But ever since he was little, or at least since he started talking, he’s always wanted me to ask him questions and he often asks random ones back. His favourites […]

squish it, squeeze it, mush it, smell it

squish it, squeeze it, mush it, smell it

M’s friends are having baby #2 and we were invited to the baby shower on Sunday. We were asked to bring a 20 x 20 crochet or knit square which might sound like a rather random request but turns out all the squares will be […]

Fact Friday – Starfish

Fact Friday – Starfish

Yesterday we headed up to Simons Town to drop my pops off as their finally headed out and making their way up to their final destination – Mozambique. Fysh and I sat around on Adrenalyn while the boys did fuel runs, stocked up on groceries […]

Fact Friday – Snipers

Fact Friday – Snipers

Today I got to shoot a snipers rifle, a freaking 50 calibre sniper rifle, at Lourensford Wine Estate. I didn’t even realize this was something that needed to be on my bucket list but I am so glad it was something I got to do. […]

Fact Friday – Monopoly

Fact Friday – Monopoly

I’ll always be the first to admit that Monopoly really isn’t my favorite game, man it’s so damn boring. I really like the Mzanzi one for a while cause I got to own Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch but that was until I remembered just how […]

Fact Friday – Pointillism

Fact Friday – Pointillism

I hated Art history but in order to take my art subjects as Higher Grade I had to have it in High School. Nothing bored me more though. I am pretty sure I slept or bunked most of those classes and just learned what I […]

Fact Friday – Stuntmen

Fact Friday – Stuntmen

Last night we took a bus into town to watch a bunch of stuntmen get set on fire to attempt setting a Guinness world record. Can you image being set on fire and walking ON FIRE for 30 seconds? It was just the best thing […]

Fact Friday – The Moon

Fact Friday – The Moon

“Mom, what would happen if we didn’t have the moon?” Don’t you love how kids become little dehydrated philosophers as soon as it’s bedtime? But it’s a pretty good question cause the only answer I could come up with on the spot was that it […]

Fact Friday – Tears

Fact Friday – Tears

2 years ago, only days after her 5th birthday the most splendiferous soul lost her stunning and feisty little blonde darling. That’s not quite right, lost leaves a space open for something to be found again and as much as I wish it could happen […]

Fact Friday – Erasers

Fact Friday – Erasers

I go through erasers like you won’t believe it, not necessarily because I finish them but mainly cause I keep misplacing them. Also I love them. I have ones like little rubber ducks, I have chocolate scented ones and cupcake ones. Erasers are just awesome. […]

Fact Friday – Purple

Fact Friday – Purple

A while we watched some weird B grade movie and in it there was a lady trying to calm a kid down by telling him interesting facts. One of them was that the seat she was sitting on wasn’t just any purple, it was imperial […]

Fact Friday – Spiders

Fact Friday – Spiders

Fysh read me the cutest book that we got sent – Ella and Owen and the evil pumpkin pie fight – about two little dragon twins who are constantly getting into trouble, this time they stumbled upon a pumpkin king who’s body was stolen and […]

Fact Friday – Ice Cream

Fact Friday – Ice Cream

On Monday when I got home from the Dr’s Fysh’s friends showed up and honestly I just didn’t have the energy for everyone so I set up the ice cream maker, lobbed in a can of coconut cream and a can of coconut cream then […]

Fact Friday – Teddy Roosevelt

Fact Friday – Teddy Roosevelt

* winners from last week’s FF will be announced on our Facebook page tomorrow so remember to go have a look around lunch-is *  Fysh and I were watching an episode of Where on earth is Carmen Sandiego and one of the facts that popped […]

[WIN – closed] Fact Friday – Thor Ragnarok

[WIN – closed] Fact Friday – Thor Ragnarok

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 […]

Fact Friday – Chocolate

Fact Friday – Chocolate

You know what? Friday the 13th can take a back seat, Friday the 13th was FANTASTIC. But today? Friday the 20th? Well from now on I will stay home and switch off all appliances etc and hide from the world on any Friday the 20th. […]

Fact Friday – Pepper

Fact Friday – Pepper

I love ground black pepper, I even love it on popcorn. Ever notice though that pepper is rather expensive? I never really thought about it cause you know, my mom would buy those things and she buys in bulk so I usually just get refills […]

Fact Friday – Platypus

Fact Friday – Platypus

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 […]

bucket list item you didn’t know you want

bucket list item you didn’t know you want

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 […]