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A Paddington 2 Tea at the Belmond Mount Nelson

December 11, 2017 | 2 Comments
Mount Nelson

I forgot how much I love a tea. Not so much the beverages (even though they are comforting and delicious), but more the scones, piled with dollops of jam and cream, the dainty little sandwiches and the miniature pies that ooze deliciousness. There’s something very civilised about sitting down for tea and piling in the treats. Especially now that the kids are a bit older and they aren’t breaking everything and knocking over cups. Continue Reading…

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Win a SodaStream worth R2000

December 8, 2017 | 160 Comments

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winner will be announced in the first week of January.***

I love all these nostalgic reinventions lately, and SodaStream is definitely part of that wave of brands who’ve transformed themselves to appeal to a generation who may be slightly wistful about days gone by (just me?). I remember the excitement of making up SodaStream drinks as a kid: the loud slurping of my siblings as they sipped on their concoction and the “fart noise” the gas made when your water was ready! And I must admit that I’ve been hankering after my own SodaStream since a friend told me how useful it was in terms of making sparkling water and delicious drinks for the kids. Continue Reading…

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I’m Planning an Average Christmas this Year

December 6, 2017 | 21 Comments

I’m feeling like a failure at the moment. There are so many balls in the air, demands and pressures that I’m just not keeping up. And the one area that I really feel I’m being distinctively average at lately is parenting: because I’m not doing enough to make this holiday time magical for my kids. Continue Reading…