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How to Have a Relaxing Holiday: My Top Tips

July 10, 2018 | 6 Comments

I’m back and feeling very relaxed. At least I was, until I saw the bills piled up in my inbox, and all the work emails started flooding in. But you know, I’m privileged to have work, so I’m counting all my lucky blessings, drinking down my (slightly gross) healthy smoothie and getting stuck into everything again.

While I tackle my inbox I’ve been thinking about how I finally cracked the whole “relaxing holiday” mission. Because often you go away, and you end up returning more frazzled than when you left. So here are some things that worked for me this holiday, while they’re still fresh in my mind.  Continue Reading…

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

June 28, 2018 | 3 Comments
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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…