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Health Kick

So, yes, it's true. I am on a new health kick. Not fad diet pills or shakes but rather a healthy health kick. My family are always there behind me, aren't they just awesome? My daughter loves healthy food, so that makes it a little easier. My husband just goes with the flow - food is food. Last year I did this 30 Day Challenge, it was great in a way but didn't last as long as I would have liked...

The “I am Bored” Jar

If your kids are home for the school holidays, even with planned "fun time" and outings you are bound to hear the words "Mom, I'm bored" at some point. The "I am Bored" Jar is the perfect solution! All you need is a glass jar, some paper and awesome boredom busting ideas. Make some of the ideas fun and some of them not-so-fun, like chores. These activities should last about 30 minutes. Here are...

Egg-Free, Wheat-Free, Soya-Free Cake

This is a great basic recipe for those with wheat, egg or soya allergies. This recipe can be used for a simple cake or cupcakes. Ingredients 2 cups of mixed gluten-free flours or ready made gluten-free flour (such as glutagon) 1 cup sugar 4 tsp gluten-free baking powder 1 tsp vanilla essence or extract ½ cup oil 1 ½ cups water Directions Sieve all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix....

August Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Jenny Nieuwenhuys (Nominated by her Daughter Lynn) for winning our August Giveaway! Lynn said: I would like to nominate my mom, Jenny. She turned 66 on the 28th August, has just had a huge operation at the beginning of the month, yet she still manages to be the pillar of strength that holds my family together. She is my best friend and I cannot imagine life without her. She...

5 Minute Banana Bread in a Mug

Do you have a lonely banana going a bit brown in the bowl? Use it to make yourself a fantastic, quick treat cooked conveniently in a mug in the microwave! As always, with most "cakes in mugs", you are better off using a larger mug, combining the ingredients in another bowl or jug and pouring it into the mug. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons flour (cake or gluten-free depending on your requirements) 1...

A Healthy Home

Living a healthy lifestyle is more than just eating healthy foods and exercise, it is important that the environment in which you live is healthy, both physically and emotionally. Here are some ideas on how to maintain a healthy home environment: Kick your shoes off when you get home, by doing this you will eliminate extra sand, grass and mud entering the house. Get rid of the dust! Give your...

Places to Stay – Hermanus

Recently, my family and I escaped into the blissfulness that is called the Overberg and stayed for the weekend in Hermanus. I love winter escapes. The holiday towns are much quieter and you get to explore things differently and find hidden places. Everything is so green and peaceful...yes, I wish we didn't have to leave but we did. Though a little 'for sale' sign nearby was rather tempting, we...

Birthday Party Venues (Cape Town)

Looking for a place to host your child's next birthday party? Below is a list of Birthday Party Venues in Cape Town. Feel free to share YOUR favourite place in the comments below, if we do not have it listed. If you are a company or venue, please contact us and tell us more about your venue. Two Oceans Aquarium (Waterfront) A tour of the Aquarium is included. Click here to find out more. Clay...