Future Park JHB from 24th of February 2018

Future Park Johannesburg

I am beyond excited to take my boys to Future Park Jhb, it opens on the 24th of February and is here until the 8th of April at Silverstar Casinos

I marked these dates on my calendar  last year when I came across instagram pic after awesome instagram pic from the blog mommies in Cape Town that I follow.

It looks beyond awesome.

The exhibition’s fun, interactive activities will captivate the imagination and introduce young ones to the marvels of technology, using scanners and sensors to make each child’s colourful drawings come to life in this unique digital universe.


teamLab was formed in 2001 by a group of Tokyo University postgraduates. This “ultra-technologists” group consists of a wide range of specialists who blur the boundaries between art, science, technology and creativity. teamLab’s activities include the opening sequence of the Taiga drama Hana Moyu, the Milan Expo 2015 Japan Pavilion, and exhibitions throughout the world including New York’s Pace Gallery, London’s Saatchi Gallery, Paris’ Maison & Objet, Silicon Valley’s PACE Art + Technology, Istanbul’s Borusan Contemporary, Singapore’s ArtScience Museum and Seoul’s teamLab World. About 470 000 people visited the Odaiba teamLab exhibition in Tokyo.

Some Activities are listed below:

  • Sketch Aquarium

Children are invited to colour in a drawing of a sea creature of their choice. Once completed, the piece of paper is scanned and the image projected onto a giant virtual aquarium. Kids will be able to see their creation come to life and swim with the other sea creatures!

When I saw this I knew that this was right up my youngest’s alley – the little artist.

  • A Table Where Little People LiveFutire Park - Table for Little People

In this installation, little people run around an interactive tabletop screen around which children sit or stand. They’re encouraged to interact with the little people by placing objects on the table. As each object is introduced, the movements of the little people change – they interact with the objects by jumping, climbing and sliding onto them.

  • Connecting! Block Town

Here cars and trains run along digitally projected roads and railroad tracks that are connected by physical wooden blocks. As children place different blocks on the table, more cars and trains appear to form a townscape!

  • Light-ball Orchestra

Light-ball Orchestra

Rolling a light ball changes its colour and sound. Combined, the light balls form an orchestra. The overhead ball communicates with the other balls – touch it and the surrounding balls are affected, changing the colour of the entire space!

If you follow me on social media you will have met my little boy with special needs.Now when I saw the photos of Future Parks in Cape town I was filled with excitement ultimately for this little man of mine who absolutely loves anything to do with light and music.In Fact all the toys or items we utilize in his therapies are with light or music. So I know for sure we will be spending a lot of our time in the Light Ball Orchestra Area.

For more information on this wonderful outing for both you and your children head on to their website to read up about it and see dates and pricing.

Holiday Fun – Tin Can Telephone


We into our thrid week of the Winter Holidays and its been Holiday Fun all around.Hubby came up with this idea when he saw me rinsing the tomato and onion tin cans heading for the recycling bin.

We’ve had such giggles playing with these. My youngest even gave us code names, I’ve been given MamaBear and Jules our Nanny has the code name NannyBear lol 😂.

Wikipedia describes this fun tin can phone in a very Wikipedia way……(I love the drawing)

Tin can telephone

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A 19th century tin can, or lovers’ telephone

A tin can telephone is a type of acoustic (non-electrical) speech-transmitting device made up of two tin cans, paper cups or similarly shaped items attached to either end of a taut string or wire.

It is a form of mechanical telephony, where sound is converted into and then conveyed by vibrations along a liquid or solid medium, and then reconverted back to sound.


This easy and fun activity is simple and cheap.All you needs is:

  • Two empty tin cans (washed and cleaned.Make sure there are no serrated edges)
  • String (twine or wool will suffice)
  • A nail
  • Hammer

Hammer a hole into the tin, pull the string through and knot it,measure out the string to your desired length and snip.Pull the other end of the string through the other tin and knot it.


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start playing!

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#superanimals – Are Back

Our 1st trip to @picknpay to get us some #superanimals , yup I’m that sort of mom , the one who gets the whole family involved , starts a WhatsApp swop group , goes to store swop days . Why? My youngest is a collector from little , if there were/are toys or things that come in groups we had to get the “vallection” (that’s how he pronounced the word collection when he was smaller) why I indulge in this whim……
•they rather educational
•they get to practice putting the cards in numerical sequence time & time again(that’s maths)
•they learn to read & spell the animal names (that’s language)
•swopping makes for good camaraderie , making new friends , learning the art of being civil (that’s social skills)

#superanimals #picknpaysuperanimals #superanimalcards #momblogger #mommyblogger #picknpay

Personalised Slogan Straw Hat DIY

I am not a hat person. I don’t think I have the head shape for them.In fact the last time I dared to be daring and wore a fedora type hat on an all girls weekend at the coast, I had someone remark I looked like a creepy old man. 😂

In saying that I know I’ve also got to be realistic ,it’s been damn hot and being out in the sun all day is just asking for a sun burnt scalp that will then start to peel …..eeeeekkkk!

I say it in almost all my posts I love anything personalised.

I first came across these gorgeous slogan hats via Pinterest . If I track it back it was the Eugenia Kim label that came up with the infamous “Do Not Disturb” slogan hat.


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Eugenia Kim Website


What you need to personalise your hat:

I bought a hat at my local Chinese Mall for a cheap R 30.00 (that’s like $2 US).I got a few meters of black stringed sequins at my local haberdashery and used my trusty hot glue gun to do the rest.

I like it – plain and simple -everyone thats seen my personalised slogan hat this holiday wants one.


Easy Cupcakes – My Secret Cheat

This always reminds me of that part in Sarah Jessica Parker’s movie “I don’t know how she does it” – the bake sale where she buys s store made pie and attempts to make it look “homemade” lol Link from the movie .Well this is my SJP scene, I  make/use this method at almost every party and I tell you they winners.


 This was once of those finds that comes by chance.It was the boys cowboy birthday party and I was attempting the mommy-juggling-act-of-note , baking , sewing up hobby horses(the kids party favours) the decor you name it, it was on my list.In the weee hours before the party my perfect cupcakes were over baked (nice way to say burnt) and rock hard.


Instead of panicking I got up early went to my closest PnP and bought these queen cakes (they come 10 in a container) and then it was just a matter of icing them.



I have to admit, it’s been the easiest thing – a cake and candy sale (sorted✔️) , a Valentines class party  (sorted✔️) , The list goes on and on and like I said previously everyone loves them.

The added bonus is the fact that my kitchen doesn’t look like a bakers explosion and  I’m not up baking and icing whilst everyone is in bed.

So the next time your child tells you at the last minute they need Cupcakes for school or you’ve had a baking disaster head over to your closest Pick n Pay.Nobody will think any less of you.

All you will then need is butter,icing sugar, food colouring and a few sprinkles.




Happy mom!!!


Travel Keepsake – free printables

We just days from bidding farewell to my little cousin (well not so little anymore). Shes off on a wonderful adventure to work in the States for the next few months.perfect for family who is immigrating or for those who travel often and need a little reminder of home.


I wanted to get something that she’d look at everyday and think of home, think of us really.Hope its take pride of place at her front entrance or at her bedside table.

I made these on word and had them printed.

They are to be printed for a frame 10cmx 15cm (4″ x 6″)so be sure to change your printer page size to 4″x6″ before you print it, I’ve also added the full black one for those lucky enough to own a minc foil machine or want to have it foiled…Im thinking in gold

Click below for the Free Printable




#SunflowerDay2016 – Fun DIY using the Tope

Sunflower Day 2016Fun DIY using the Tope

We’ve bought and celebrated the SunflowerFund Bandana Day for as long as I can remember.Its such a worthy cause and brings so much awareness.

This year they’ve changed it up a bit and instead of bandanas they launched the tope.

I spent a few hours trying my hand at jewellery making I  up-cycled my tope and turned it into a piece of jewellery.Let me know what you think 😃.It was super easy and fun.

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The 2nd one was also pretty easy.

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Thats it – and it was so much fun to make and I get to use the topes in a different way.I loved this DIY.

You can get your tope in an assortment of colours at most Pick n Pay stores for R20.00.

Remember to wear yours on the 16th of September

For further details on this worthy cause click here: Sunflower Fund

Spaghetti Boere(wors)-Nyse


Perfect timing for our wonderful Heritage Month of September.

Most countries I know have some form of “sausage”The Portuguese  and Spanish have chouriço (Portuguese) or  Chorizo (Spanish), the Brits have their Pork Sausage and the South Africans have  Boerewors.

The most traditional ways of eating Boerewors is at a barbeque (Braai).

From time to time its nice to have the taste of Boerewors without the Braai (barbeque) especially during the week when you don’t have the time to wait for hot coals or gas, that’s when I make my Spaghetti Boere(wors)-Nyse.


My favourite boerewors at the moment is the Woolworths Grabouw its just the perfect mix of flavours for this easy dish.

This is an ideal meal for the South Africans living overseas if you can get hold of some boerewors and you wanting a taste of back home without the efforts of a weekend “braai” or “barbecue”.

I call it my easy mid-week meal because it simply is!

Click on Recipe Below:

Recipe Spaghetti Boere(wors)-Nyse

I CAN WRITE MY NAME – Puzzle Tutorial

summer deals!

I taught my little boy to write his name in an Hour and a half.
I wanted a fun way for him and his friends to begin identifying the letters they  actually write and scoured my favourite site, Pinterest for ideas.

I came across Happy Hooligans.ca and this awesome post , Jackie is amazing …….so creative….wow!

I decided we would do a Name Puzzle .They each got a long stripe of cardboard and I had the kids paint on the cardboard using Q-tips (Fine Motor Skills added in).



We let the paint dry


I used Gummed Paper for the names.I patiently traced and cut out the night before.


Once the kids had glued their names onto the cardboard I cut different shapes between each letter.

They had so much fun once it was done and in our home the Name Puzzle is used every afternoon.

Thank you so much Jackie @ Happy Hooligans.ca for being my “Puzzle” inspiration.

30 Minute BK-2-School DIY : Personalised Chair Bag


You’ve seen it time and time again. #iheartpersonaliseditems

When we were getting ready for our 1st day back last night I noticed that the chair bag had a little hole.I’ve always got some felt pieces lying around so I got onto my computer printed out the name in really big letters and in 30 minutes I was done.He was the talk of the classroom with his cute new personalised chair bag.

What you need:

  • Small Piece of Felt (The size of A4 will be perfect
  • MS Word – Go to Insert
    1. Word Art
    2. Pick the very 1st one on the list
    3. Type your 1st letter
    4. Change colour (I made mine a solid black), font (I used a simple print font) and size (350)
    5. Do all the letters of the name
    6. Print page out
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Cold Glue / Fabric Glue

To Do:

  • Roughly cut out each letter


  • Pin the papered letter onto the felt


  • Using a good scissors cut through the paper and felt
  • When all the letters are cut out strategically lay them out on your chair bag


  • Using the glue on the back part of the letter glue them down where you want
  • Allow to dry – I just let it dry over night and this morning it was set and ready to take to school


Nice and easy just the way I like it!!