Category: Review I Giveaway

WIN! A Person My Colour – Love, Adoption And Parenting While White, by Martina Dahlmanns

I devoured ‘A Person My Colour – Love, Adoption and Parenting While White’ in two sittings – I urgently wanted to hear what Martina Dahlmans had to say because it resonated with me so deeply. I did so with wet cheeks and a nodding head of agreement as I recognised much of myself and our family’s adoption experience in the pages.Continue Reading

WIN An Outdoor Space Makeover Worth R5000!

Two weeks ago I revealed our outdoor space makeover and we’re still enjoying the novelty of the new patio, especially since Cape Town has been experiencing some real summer days and balmy evenings. (If you skipped that post, you can see the makeover here.) Now that we’ve spent some time making the place look pretty, we’ve been inspired to keep going and have done a spot of gardening too – we’ve planted a new baby pincushion protea bush and we’ve hung up a bird feeder to attract some bird life to the garden.Continue Reading

Our Outdoor Space Reno Reveal

We live in a lovely sunny townhouse in the southern suburbs of Cape Town. We bought our first home when we still had just one kid and back then we smugly thought to ourselves, ‘Yes, this is a lovely starter home for our little family’. Six years and another two kids later, we felt that an upgrade to our highly used outside area was in need. Although our family sometimes feels over-sized for our space, we are so grateful to have a place to call our own (well, let’s be honest it still belongs to the bank) and to have been able to turn our house into a home in some small ways since we moved in.Continue Reading

Making Holiday Memories + #BeAKidAgain To WIN A Holiday To Zanzibar

These school holidays have made me reminisce about my own childhood holidays where mornings ran into afternoons and living without an agenda was the order of the day. School holidays were the best! While kids live for holidays, as a parent I’m now privvy to the flip side of holidays and find myself taking a looong deep breath on break up day. Three weeks! Let’s do this!Continue Reading

New Features on Netflix + WIN a 6 Month Subscription

We’re a Netflix family – we signed up soon after a stormy night messed up the aerial connection to our Multichoice dish and required us to book a service guy to come out to see what was what. Let’s just say that the aerial remains unserviced and we’re very happy with our fuss-free Netflix subscription. After a one month trial we managed to persuade the family to share a family contract with us (it wasn’t too hard!) that can host up to four users plus a kids profile. We’ve found Netflix to be not only a cheaper option for us but also we are now firm believers that TV on demand is the way to go.Continue Reading