Barbie through the ages

When I heard that Barbie was doing another movie, it got me thinking about my childhood memories of Barbie, and her influence on my own kids. My first Barbie was the 1989 Friendship Barbie. I have a clear image of her in my mind, and when I googled her the…

Dinovember and magical childhood memories

By now many of you will know about my insane obsession with creating fantastical magical childhood memories and traditions for my kids. From glittery Tooth Fairy foot prints, to snowy Santa footprints and even muddy Easter Bunny footprints (There are a lot of footprints involved in these traditions). One of…

Clicks Baby Club #BabyMeetUp

  When it comes to affordable, high quality baby items, Clicks is the absolute leader of the pack. With their already low prices, coupled with amazing specials and the Baby Club by Clicks program, they’re, in my mind, second to none. I had the absolute pleasure of attending the #BabyMeetUp a…

Keep Calm….

This post was penned quite sometime ago, June 17th to be exact. At the time I had just had a glorious, magnificent, tremendous argument with my “SO”, notice how I magnanimously left out the B in that acronym. When in the midst of any such argument there is often no…

Our surprise road-trip to Castleburn (Southern Drakensburg)

A few weeks ago..(this has now turned to months, I forgot to post it…ooops)  we took the kids on a surprise road trip to the Berg to celebrate both Kivesh’s and my birthday. The bookings were done quite some time ago, but the kids had no clue and thought we were just…

The hunt for “Age appropriate” gifts

With each new birthday or Christmas comes the inescapable hunt for “age appropriate ” gifts. Kivesh is going to be 7 soon, so the search is on for birthday gifts. Seven is kind of hitting the transmission phase, he’s still a baby but he’s figuring things out. He still believes in Santa,…

The smell of a childhood memory

I know right of the top that that sounds weird,  but I’m sure most of you know exactly what I mean. A few weeks ago we had a lovely long weekend. and on the last day, Praven decided (at 8am) that we should take a spontaneous drive down the South Coast. Not like…

So. Exhausted.

Its been a draining week, I’m actually yawning as I write this.  I couldn’t be more ready for this long weekend. It’s been the usual at work, classes, practicals, tests and admin, but I’m just bushed! Usually when Praven is off we have busy weekends. We take the kids out,…

Making childhood as magical as possible

I am one of those mums that takes imagination a little OTT. I absolutely love bamboozling the kids into believing that a tooth fairy really walked across their bed, or that Santa and the reindeers really did park in the front yard. and lets not forget those pesky dinosaurs that…

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