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Bounce Trampoline Park

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

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My Wanderlust

I am so excited I could almost burst. If you read my post from a few weeks ago you will know my husband and I are getting 3 days away to ourselves while my mom and step-dad come visit to look after the girls. Technically they are looking after the girls but I think we… Continue reading My Wanderlust

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The Day I Said “Yes!” 

Tuesday was not a good day. It felt like all I did was roll my eyes, tut and eventually yell at my kids. I have many reasons as to why, but in the spirit of positivity I won't dwell on them. I woke up yesterday and decided that I need to make it up to my girls.… Continue reading The Day I Said “Yes!” 

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School Holiday Plans

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

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Are these the last days of summer? 

It certainly feels like it in South Africa anyway. The days are getting shorter. The nights are getting cooler. I feel like I'm running out of time, time for what I don't know but I am not a fan of winter, maybe that's what is making me feel a little anxious.  The girls have one… Continue reading Are these the last days of summer? 

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Why I’m Glad We Left The UK

I loved living in the UK. I was 19 when I got there and for the next ten years I loved most of my time there. I made awesome friends, traveled, learnt some invaluable life lessons, met my future-husband, lots of good things happened. And then some not so good things. And then we left. Before anyone… Continue reading Why I’m Glad We Left The UK

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My Top 5 Bucket List Destinations for Travel in Africa 2017

Africa has so many amazing beautiful places to visit. When I thought about a bucket list for 2017 I wanted to make it realistic. Bucket lists, by definition, are basically wish lists. Instead of making this one an unrealistic one I decided to make it something that we could possibly achieve. So here are my top… Continue reading My Top 5 Bucket List Destinations for Travel in Africa 2017

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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… Continue reading Checklist For A Weekend Break

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Galentine’s Day 20 Years Ago

Today is Galentine's day. The day before Valentine's day when you are supposed to celebrate the day with all your Gal-Pals. Today there is a photo circulating on my facebook profile. It's a photo of my five friends and I, in our school uniforms, each holding a red rose. I remember that day like it… Continue reading Galentine’s Day 20 Years Ago

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January Disease

We are half way through January now, and if you haven't noticed there are basically two categories of humans on the planet: Those who suffer from January Disease; Those who don't and fall into category B below. A. What is January Disease you ask. Well , if you are not familiar with this particular ailment,… Continue reading January Disease