Family Fun – Polkadraai Strawberry Farm

We had the most amazing adventure last week. After working very, very hard this term we decided to surprise my daughter with a visit to Polkadraai Strawberry Farm. We got the grandparents to meet us on the way. It was such an wonderful trip. The drive was great; passing the mountains, beaches and farmland. I […]

Family Fun – “Glow-in-the-dark” Cave Golf

We have mentioned before that we absolutely love going to the Scratch Patch (where you can “scratch” for gems). There is a Scratch Patch at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, but the one we went to this time was the one in Simons Town, Cape Town. They have a fun cave golf section now […]

Family Photo Blocks: Beautiful Memories and an Ideal Gift!

Recycabilia do the most gorgeous family blocks with a quote block in the centre. These are ideal gifts ( think Father’s day – you can thank me later 😉 ). The reason I just adore these blocks is because they bring back the memories into our homes, they make us smile and give us strength […]

Our visit to the Cape Town International Kite Festival

Recently, we attended the Cape Town International Kite Festival. This is the 23rd one of its kind and all entrance fee proceeds go towards Cape Mental Health, so it’s a great initiative. I have a secret to admit… I actually have never been to the Kite Festival before. I am glad we went this year […]

At the Market

We recently helped organise and participated in a local market. It was lots of fun and it gave us the opportunity to get creative and spend time together. Thank you to Andie for the awesome shot above of the Market. This is one of the cards which my daughter designed. We are donating a portion […]

Spring Flowers Giveaway!

After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.  – Christian Dior Giveaway time…again! It’s Spring time and so we are sharing the joy of Spring by giving away flowers delivered to your door. Feeling unappreciated or down? Don’t worry, we got you covered! What do you have to do? Find […]

What imperfect Gemstones and a Child’s eyes taught me

It was recently School Holidays again and most holidays we try to make at least one trip to the Scratch Patch. We did the same when I was a child and I remember bursting with exciting when we reached the road leading to the gem paradise. I remember how amazed I was with each stone […]

Pausing: Taking back your Power

Today, I have been deeply impressed to “pause”. Now, in previous articles, I have spoken about being still, meditating and taking a moment for yourself. These may all seem like the same thing, however, “pausing” is different. Ok, let me explain it like this. We all know South African taxi drivers, or at least we […]

We’re a Family…

Here at the Family Treasures Head Quarters we are infinitely aware of those whose families are incomplete, those who have difficult family relationships and those who don’t have family at all. We want you to know that you are as important as any other family member that comes to this site. We all part of a […]

Denise’s New Favourite Things 2014

So, once again it is that time of year. My birthday has arrived and it is time to share my new favourite things. To enter you can comment below and like our pages. Enter using the Rafflecopter box below: (Opens 5pm on the 26 May 2014 – Closes Midnight on the 16 June 2014) a […]

Win with FarFaria: Children’s Books for iPad / Android

FarFaria is a new Children’s book app that is available for iPad or Android devices and while there are quite a few apps with children’s books that are available, FarFaria definitely stands out from the crowd. FarFaria is more than just books, it is an adventure! There is a whole little world inside this app and children […]

Family Activities in South Africa

Here is a quick idea list of activities you can plan to do with your family in South Africa: Catch a train to Simon’s Town or Kalk Bay. There are so many different things to do once you climb off including visiting the little shops & restaurants, going to the beach, seeing the penguins, visiting museums and more! […]

Slow down a little! Enjoy eating.

So, I have been having this feeling that I need to…EAT A MILLION CHOCOLATES AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT IS BAD FOR ME…and then it goes away. The problem is that since I am on this health kick, there is nothing to binge on in the house and by binge I mean “a period of excessive or […]