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Update from Rainy Cape Town

May 31, 2018 | 1 Comment

This is our third winter in Cape Town, if you can believe it. But it’s the first one where it has actually rained. Like, PROPER rain – thank goodness. And yes, I know a bit of rain does not mean in any way that the drought is over, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy it as it falls.

So I’m schlomping around in my red wellington boots. Digging out my purple beanie. I’m waking to the sound of rain pattering on the roof, imagining it soaking into the dry soil, picturing seeds sprouting and green shoots pushing upward towards the light, as they break through the ground into the fresh Autumn air. Continue Reading…

Giveaways, Style

Win Kids’ Clothing (Converse/Nike/Jordan) worth R2500!

May 25, 2018 | 147 Comments

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and the winners were Shameera Laher and Delaine Ramsamy – congrats!

Written in collaboration with Rookie USA

Hello lovely people

I haven’t held a giveaway in YONKS (yonks, such an old-school word, but it seemed to fit here).

Anyway, so the great people at Rookie USA offered me a really cool kids’ apparel giveaway for my readers, plus some stuff for the Mountains, and I jumped at the chance!

We got sent our package last week and in it was some awesome stuff, including two pairs of Converse leggings for Rachel (black and silver), which are SO cool. She’s gone totally off wearing dresses and skirts, because she’s always doing cartwheels and jumping on the trampoline, so these leggings are great for active kids like her. I think she could also wear them under dresses or skirts like in the purple picture below, and it would keep her warm, cosy and stylish in winter. It came with a trendy black top with bow detailing, which she also loves. Continue Reading…

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Hop on the Better SA Volunteer Bus – SA Needs You

May 22, 2018 | 2 Comments

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I’ve written a little about Better SA before, but it was always only happening in Jozi, so I was hugely excited to be asked to attend the inaugural event last week in Cape Town, when MySchool and Better SA launched their Cape Town volunteer bus.

A quick recap on what Better SA is doing! Known as the ‘Uber of volunteering’, this initiative aims to help more people volunteer, by making it easy, fun and convenient to give of your time. Most of us have big hearts and a willingness to help those less fortunate than ourselves, but we can’t always commit to a regular time slot, and we often don’t know where to start. Better SA aims to change all of that with their innovative hop-on/hop-off mini-bus service and their organising of meaningful volunteer experiences. Continue Reading…