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On Bouncing Your Brains Out

Last Thursday we got to attend the launch of something exciting. Something really exciting. The likes of which we’ve only seen on TV, and never dreamed that we’d have in South Africa. What am I talking about? BOUNCEInc. Located next … Continue reading

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On The World’s Best Chocolate Cake. Mine

It always surprises people that I cannot bake. I can cook – really well, I like to think – but I can’t bake. I can’t be arsed to exact-measure and follow a recipe to the letter. My baking always flops. … Continue reading

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On Mix-Ups: Robin Hood vs Jesus

This Kid. Has been told the Easter Bunny will not be coming this year, unless he has a serious change of attitude. He might only be 7, but he’s already showing me exactly what kind of teenager he’s going to … Continue reading

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Never Say Never

Ten years ago Friday nights consisted of getting hammered with my friends while joking about how we would never be foolish enough to get married and have babies. Now I spend Friday nights liking photos of my friends’ kids on … Continue reading

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The Toffee’s First Easter

This is a post inspired by Woolworths. Last week I received a gorgeous delivery, to draw attention to Woolies’ Easter amazingness. When it comes to special holidays, Woolies always does them extremely well – never failing to put on a … Continue reading

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I Can’t Believe We Made This

Every now and again it hits me that I have a six year old. That he’s only six. I’m so busy treating him like a mini-adult and regiment every aspect of his life, that I often forget he’s only a … Continue reading

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On Being A Chicken-Shit Scaredy Cat

I don’t know when it happened. This whole me-being-a-scaredy-cat thing. It seems to have gradually snuck up on me. I’m not fearless and I really don’t like being scared. I can’t watch scary movies. It’s not fun. I don’t dig … Continue reading

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We Went To Gold Reef City Today

And this picture pretty much sums up my entire experience. It also re-affirmed for me that I am, by no stretch of the imagination, a thrill-seeker. My Kid and husband are, however. I had a bit of a sob once … Continue reading

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Teething. Man, It’s Hard Work

The Toffee is getting his bugs bunny teeth – his two front, top ones – and is having an extremely hard time of it. It was only after an entire day of misery and squawking that I finally discovered what … Continue reading

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So Proud Of This Guy

The training wheels came off. In the same day he learned how to ride his electric scooter and his bicycle*. It took him another day or so before he could take off by himself without a boost and get his … Continue reading

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