Birthday Party Politics. I'm not talking about adults, or teenagers, they can sort themselves out and live with the consequences. I'm talking about children. Little kids' birthday parties. When planning a party there are a number of things you have to take into consideration: Date - is your child's birthday in the middle of the… Continue reading Birthday Party Politics
For the last two days my eldest daughter is obviously having a growth spurt - she is two months away from turning 6 and leads a very busy little life with school, swimming, dancing, football, tennis, fighting her sister ... Very. Busy. The last few days she has literally been eating every half an hour.… Continue reading She Said What?
We had quite the weekend here in our house: A black eye, plate smashing, broken furniture. Seriously, you can't make this stuff up. This is a list of the injuries and breakages suffered (mostly) at the hands of my children mostly. 1. The least serious of all, but maybe most expensive on the list: the bathroom cupboard… Continue reading A Catalogue Of Weekend Injuries
In an effort to cheer myself up from what has been a pretty rough few days of motherhood, and in advance of tonight's favourite day of each term "Parents evening", whilst still being true to my sarcastic wine loving self, I thought I would share a few of my favourite memes, jokes and pinterest worthy… Continue reading Cheer Up, Buttercup!
My husband and I went away last week with our friends, on what can only be described as a fast paced epic adventure. My husband and his friend are avid 'bikers'. Think more 'respectful adventurers' rather than 'leathers and goatees'! They both ride BMW GS1200 Adventure bikes. They have all the safety kit and have… Continue reading 3 Countries in 3 Days: Day 1
Last Sunday we took the kids to Bounce at Menlyn Main Central Square in Pretoria. It is a trampoline park, and to say the girls had a ball is an understatement. An extract from their website describes it as follows: BOUNCE Menlyn Maine is a massive indoor trampoline park in Pretoria that provides an adrenaline rush for… Continue reading Bounce Trampoline Park
This morning I took the girls to our local cinema to watch the latest Smurf movie. The latest offering by Sony Pictures. The story is about how Smurfette (voiced by Demi Lovato) isn't a real smurf. She's made from clay by the evil wizard 'Gargamel' who created her to help him find the smurfs. She… Continue reading Smurfs: The Lost Village
It is week two of the Easter School Holidays. We are starting to get a bit bored, and my purse is a bit empty so I've pulled together a few links to activities to do with the kids to keep them busy which won't cost too much either. Nickelodeon have a great pack of… Continue reading Keeping Them Busy This Easter
I got this text from my daughter's teacher a couple of weeks ago! Needless to say I was at once mortified and proud! I've been sitting on this for about two weeks, half ashamed, but definitely amused! Thank goodness she is also a mom and has a sense of humour, she has also now taught… Continue reading My secret is out!
The first term of the South African school year is nearly over. It feels like just the other day they went back after a seven week holiday. Fortunately this holiday is only two and a half weeks long so we should just about get through it with my sanity still intact. School holidays are great,… Continue reading School Holiday Plans