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My #Instaweek Roundup  – July Week 3

I skipped a couple, but here is my latest Instaweek Round-up. Since I’ve been ‘away’ for the past few weeks I’m going to pick the top 5 most like pictures from my Instagram account from the past two weeks.

No. 5: We are currently ‘on holiday’ in East London in the Eastern Cape (South Africa, not U.K.). This pic I took looking back along the Gonubie Beach Boardwalk one evening this week. It’s a lovely pic if I do say so myself. Quite dramatic. Continue reading “My #Instaweek Roundup  – July Week 3”

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6 Things To Do In Bloemfontein for Under R50

Bloemfontein, also known as ‘The City of Roses’, is one of South Africa’s three capital cities – the Judicial Capital. It is located right in the middle of the country and is rich in South African cultural history, from the Anglo Boer War to the birthplace of the ANC.

It’s fair to say that a trip to ‘Bloem’ is a must if you want to experience a real taste of South Africa and delve into its cultural heritage and diversity.  It is also the capital of the Free State, the home to the Toyota Cheetahs Rugby team, and the University of the Free State (UFS).

Located as it is in central South Africa, it has excellent transport links to all corners of the country. It is directly on the N1 route which is the national highway that links the very top of South Africa to the very bottom – Cape Town and is the perfect place to stop-over on your journey. The Bram Fischer airport offers a large selection of domestic and regional flights to most of the major airports in the country. To take advantage of the many flight deals available to get you to Bloem, whether for business or pleasure, you must check out the Cheapflights website.

I was asked to write a sponsored post for the Cheapflights website to be featured in their Cheap & Free blog category. This was perfect for me as I live close to Bloem and have visited it many times both for business, pleasure and of course … shopping! In this post I have listed the top 6 things to do in Bloem for under R50! Yes, R50! A fantastic list of activities, especially for families!

Please do check out the link for ideas on what to do, where to go, and a taste of what Bloemfontein has to offer. I wasn’t joking about the historical importance of the city – the museums, monuments and art galleries are endless.


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Day Out: Bloemfontein Botanical Gardens 

When you live in a small town you quickly exhaust all the attractions your little town has to offer. Whilst we spend a lot of time in Joburg, it’s really far to go for a few hours change of scenery.

So off to ‘Bloem’ we went. We’ve been a few times but usually just to the big malls for Christmas shopping, or for business reasons.

Having consulted Trip Advisor the Botanical Gardens were one of the top recommended attractions and they did not disappoint.  Continue reading “Day Out: Bloemfontein Botanical Gardens “

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Checklist For A Weekend Break

We are heading to the Vaal River this weekend with some friends. Although I have crossed the river a few hundred times between the Free State and Gauteng, I’ve never actually been to the river.

As with most self catering style weekend breaks, it involves a fair amount of planning, preparation and packing.

Before you start packing, these are my top tips: Continue reading “Checklist For A Weekend Break”

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A fun day out

Today we took a small road trip from the Free State to the North West Province to take my youngest to a dermatologist. 

We had such a lovely day together. I thought I would share a few photos rather than just blabbing on. 

Believe it or not – all that pale pink is actually Flamingos. 


The best lunch! Great food, wine for mommy and a huge play area for the girls, complete with a carer just to watch the kids to moments and daddy’s can relax and talk to each other! 


We stopped at a farm stall on the way back for a cold drink. How cute are these dressed up hay bales? Minions and a bride and groom! 

Great day out. Thanks my love xxx