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...

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...