It’s January 2018 and we’re off to a wonderfully slow start. Ryan didn’t take much leave last year which meant that he could spend a few weeks at home over Christmas and New Year. It’s been great having him around and ‘just being’ as a family. We spent a few glorious days away at Africamps in Robertson in early December and are joining my folks in Greyton next week but besides for that we’ve just been staycationing hard as a family – a few fun outings here and there, lots of swimming and general hibernation from the outside world.Continue Reading
We’ve been camping twice this year and the kids just love it, really LOVE it. There is something about the freedom and fresh air that makes them truly come alive. But as much as we have really enjoyed camping recently, it’s quite a mission to get organised to go – we need to borrow the tent and mattresses and then squeeze everything into my little car that is already bursting at the seams with three kids in three car seats. Needless to say that when I heard about Africamps and their gorgeous glamping sites, I wanted to find out more. The idea of camping without the admin plus the lure of a decent night’s sleep on a comfy bed while still enjoying the romance and atmosphere of camping definitely appealed to me.Continue Reading
Many of you who have been following this blog know that I am constantly on the lookout for dark skinned dolls for my kids because I am a firm believer that representation matters. I’m pleased to say that Mattel has embraced diversity and that they expanded their range this year to include a more diverse range of dolls with varying skin tones and body shapes.Continue Reading
If you’re looking for something fun (and educational) to do with the kids these school holidays then pop down to Canal Walk’s Space Station. It includes a gigantic inflatable Space Maze, where space travellers of all ages can explore a series of zones, including a slide through the black hole slide that will launch you into the galaxy and beyond, interactive constellation chamber, asteroids fields with swinging planets and UV beams, plus an inflatable pop-up planetarium for that extra starry experience.Continue Reading
Hello friends! This blog has been entered into the SA Blog Awards and would love for you to vote for me!
I may not the most consistent blogger out there, but every post I publish has been written with much thought and love. Earlier this year I struggled with knowing where to draw the line between what to keep personal and what to share in an attempt to be real and give voice to the valid emotions that are part and parcel with the adoption journey – but I think I’ve struck a balance now and really appreciate your love and support.Continue Reading