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Water Saving Tips for Parents

January 21, 2018 | 2 Comments

I know it may seem that we talk of nothing else here in the Western Cape, but that truth is that it’s hard to think about anything else, in the wake of the impending disaster that will be Day Zero. There have been many excellent pieces providing wider solutions + ideas, including this one and this one – and everywhere you look there will be opinion pieces on why it’s happening and who is to blame. This is not a blog post about that.

This is a blog post on little habits we are changing PARTICULARLY RELATED TO RAISING KIDS that can save us water. After all, this is a parenting blog (of sorts) so it makes sense to focus on this aspect of things. I’ve learned so much reading other people’s water saving tips online, so I figure that the more we talk about what we’re doing ourselves (without fear mongering too much), the more chances we have of improving our situation. Here are some water saving tips for parents that I’ve gathered from my own home, and from readers: Continue Reading…

South Africa, Travel

Wanderings in Oudtshoorn & Prince Albert

January 6, 2018 | 5 Comments

I’m back! I didn’t even tell you I was going but I’m sure you would have guessed. How was your break? Some of you may not have returned yet, and some of you may be back at your desks on Monday – but wherever you are, I hope 2018 brings you more laughter, adventure, friendship, solitude, peace, excitement or whatever you are seeking. Write down what you want from this year, even if you’re not a writer – it’s incredible how verbalising it can actually make it happen. Continue Reading…

South Africa, Travel

Holiday Activities at The V&A Waterfront

September 26, 2017 | No Comments
Watershed at the V&A Waterfront

*Written in collaboration with V&A Waterfront*

School holidays are coming up Cape Town! I have a bit of mom guilt about the holidays actually, as other mothers always seem to plan these educational outings and nature walks and theatre visits and I’m all like:  “You’re coming with me to Pick ‘n Pay to buy toilet paper and milk – that’s your outing for the day!” or “Ooh I’m going to yoga, whooooo wants to go to to V-Club?!”. Continue Reading…