• WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LISTERIOSIS

    TweetSource of Listeriosis outbreak not confirmed 2018 will be the year I put our health and wellbeing on the top of my priority list. The holidays are over which means its back to work, school and our busy life and schedules. With this means a healthier eating plan and exercise. In keeping with the healthier lifestyle I thought I’d share an update on the recent Listeriosis outbreak. Listeria monocytogenes can cause an infection called Listeriosis when food contaminated with the microorganism is eaten. According to Food Safety Listeria is bacteria found in soil, water and vegetation. It can also occur in some animals, including poultry and cattle. Raw milks and foods…

  • School

    Back to School: First day of school prep

    TweetWhile we’re just a few days away of officially starting the school I thought I’d share some tips for those parents who are doing big school for the first time this year. I must admit the jump from Grade R / Crèche to big school was quite an emotional jump for Danny, and although he handled it well he still needed to be prepped beforehand. You can read previous posts HERE and HERE Here’s what we did to ensure the transition to big school was a happy one. TIP 1 Start the conversation days before the first day, however if you haven’t done this yet then start with the day…

  • Love Made Me

    New Year – New Adventures

    TweetWell hello there, it’s 2018 which means a new year with new challenges and new adventures, for us 2017 was BUSY. Working, juggling parenthood, studying and everything else took a chunk out of us. But this year it’s all about the chill. Towards the end of 2017 I finally qualified as a certified WOMBS Doula which I’m so proud of, but with that comes the question what next. Do I remain working for a company I love or do I explore other options? As much as my heart would love to do this full time my head doesn’t allow it just yet. This year also means the last year at…

  • Shimmy Beach Club: Salty air & sunkissed hair – The kids edition

    TweetShimmy beach club takes kid friendly exciting new heights One of the things I love about living in Cape Town is the abundance of kid friendly places, whether its arts & crafts, dining out, adventure activities, beach days or traditional kids play parks – we have it all. Many of these places I jot down on my list and during the year we work our way through it all, this year I’m adding Shimmy beach club to our list of kid friendly places. Situated in a spectacular location, with a breath-taking backdrop of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain and vast ocean views, Shimmy Beach Club is a destination with endless…

  • Out and about – Canal Walk’s Space Station: December 2017 – January 2018

    TweetCanal Walk’s Space Station is family fun for earthlings of all ages this festive season This festive season, Canal Walk Shopping Centre will be playing host to a visiting space station that is designed to welcome earthlings of all ages and provide them with discovery and delight.  On loan to Canal Walk by an inter-planetary council of earth conscious beings, the Super-Galactic Space Station will land in the Centre Court on 7th December 2017 and will depart on 14th January 2018. The space station includes a gigantic inflatable space maze where would-be space travellers are welcome to explore a series of zones.  Space explorers will proceed to the launch pad before embarking…

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