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Sponsored, Toys

It’s Not a Toy Store – It’s a Toy Kingdom

June 28, 2018 | 3 Comments
Build a Bear at Toy Kingdom


Did you think after my last post that you had lost me?! Nope, I just needed a little break, which we just had in McGregor (what a special place). I’m back home now, but tomorrow we go on a proper ten-day holiday, so there may not be much going on here, just so you know. Or, I may get struck with fresh inspiration and just write and write. We’ll see.

So what have I been up to in the past few weeks? It’s been cold and rainy and windy here in Cape Town – a ‘proper’ Cape winter, with rain we desperately need. But this does mean that the kids go a little cross-eyed crazy cooped up in the house. With this in mind, Toy Kingdom asked us to come instore and experience all the fun interactive activities they have available during the school holidays, far away from any screens of any sort. They also wanted us to celebrate Dads as we did it, seeing that June is the month that we celebrate Fathers. This sounded like a great plan to me. Continue Reading…

Lifestyle, Toys

Being Reminded that Stars Twinkle

April 2, 2018 | 5 Comments

I had a brief moment of guilt this long weekend when I kept thinking: “I should be blogging. I should be blogging”. But it passed quickly enough, because I realised that by staying away from the screen, I was refilling the well, as I’ve written about before. I’ve been working really hard in my day job recently and once again, this is an example of how days and days of creating a whole lot of fresh content can really take it out of you. Creating is exhilarating but also exhausting! And I needed this time for my creative resources to refresh and refill, before I could squeeze anything new out once again. Continue Reading…

Giveaways, Toys

Win Disney Emoji Toys worth R1000

November 10, 2017 | 136 Comments
Win a Disney Emoji hamper



Hello, I’m back! Here we are having fun attempting to pull the various faces of the Disney emoji collectibles (I’m rather impressed with my Buzz grin actually;). And as promised, I’ve got a Disney Emoji giveaway worth ±R1000 to gift to one lucky Making Mountains reader. Think Christmas! Stocking fillers! General distraction over the holidays! Continue Reading…