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What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

August 20, 2018 | 9 Comments

My eight-year-old had to do a little speech today to her class about what she wants to be when she grows up. And it felt like one of those seminal moments in childhood, the kind she’ll talk about when she’s older and filling out those random questionnaires they sometimes make you do in those “getting to know you” quizzes. I feel like she’ll chuckle about it one day, or think about it quite deeply, and wonder if her career, vocation and life have stayed true to her childhood dreams and desires. Continue Reading…

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Win a R20 000 Bursary with Littleworld

February 9, 2018 | No Comments
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Do you ever look at your kid and wonder who they’re going to end up being one day? Will they become a writer, an astronaut, a rock star, an entrepreneur, a pro surfer or an engineer? Will they don a super hero cape at night and defeat the bad guys? Maybe they’ll open a gourmet ice cream shop and make their living bringing people happiness? It’s so wonderful how open the world is to them right now, and also how exciting the future is – who knows what new careers will spring up before they reach adulthood? Continue Reading…

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Why We Love Smartick (& Maths!)

June 26, 2017 | 5 Comments

Written in collaboration with Smartick

Me and Maths have a temperamental past. I’m actually quite decent at my times tables and can work with basic calculations quite well (I sometimes don’t even use a calculator guys, I use my head!). But give me the more complicated stuff and I’m not nearly as confident – I scraped through first year Maths at university. I also still have those dreams of suddenly being back in the school hall about to write my Matric Maths exam and not having studied! Continue Reading…