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Disney’s The Lion King LIVE In Concert

Dec 10, 2019
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Monday evening I had the pleasure of attending a rehearsal of The Lion King LIVE In Concert at Time Square’s Sun Arena (Pretoria). The first of many LIVE events brought to South Africa by Disney Africa and FNB. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with FNB in bringing these world-class and unforgettable Disney live events to South African audiences over the next year,” says Christine Service, Senior Vice President and Country Manager, The Walt Disney Company Africa. “We are equally…

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Frozen 2 movie review and giveaway!

Dec 2, 2019
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It’s been 6 years since “Frozen” hit theaters in 2013, introducing us to sisters, Elsa and Anna and their friend; mountain man, Kristoff and the most loved snowman of all time, Olaf. It became the highest-grossing animated film of ALL TIME, worldwide! Won an Academy Award for best animated feature film of the year and the song that has been repeating in homes everywhere; “Let It Go,” won an Oscar for best original song. “Frozen” is a phenomenon but will…

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Mini-Break | Family “glamping” in Dinokeng Nature Reserve

Oct 8, 2019
Dinokeng Game Reserve Family Camping

For the longest time, the girls have asked to go camping. Somewhere warm where they can see wild animals, specifically a lion, and sleep under the stars! Doesn’t that sound amazing? This was a request both Mr.Perfect and I were eager to make happen but with a touch of luxury, of course. Family “glamping”, just 40 minutes outside of Pretoria in the Dinokeng Nature Reserve sounded perfect! Where did we stay? It took a bit of effort but, we finally…

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What to know before taking your kids to the movies

Aug 14, 2019
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Thinking about taking your kids to the movies? What age is the “right” age? Are going to the movies with little ones even a good idea at all? There’s no “right or wrong” answer… You know your child and parenting style best and should make a decision based on both. We are a movie loving family and I couldn’t wait to take the girls to their first cinema experience. We enjoy being entertained by wholesome storylines, cute characters and see…

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See Peppa Pig LIVE in South Africa

Aug 12, 2019
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They are here!!!! Well, almost… and we are counting down the “sleeps” for the return of Peppa Pig LIVE in South Africa! As the number one TV show for kids aged 2-5 years, and all the “Candi-girls”. We can’t wait to see what Peppa, George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig gets up to for Peppa Pig’s Big Day Out! “In this thrilling adventure – Polly Parrot and Mr Dinosaur have vanished – leaving Peppa, George, Mummy & Daddy Pig to…

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10 Reasons why we love The Grove mall in Pretoria

Jul 31, 2019
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It’s official, we are mall rats. To be honest we’ve always enjoyed the convenience (it’s a perk of city-life) and I actually met Mr. Perfect 17 years ago, on the job, as a sales assistant at a local fashion brand. Over the year malls have become bigger and more abundant, but does that mean better? Not necessarily. Most of the time, especially now that we are parents, going to a mall can be a nightmare. Not The Grove however… So…

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Places to visit with Kids in Pretoria

Jun 18, 2019
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We live in the beautiful city of Pretoria, South Africa. The capital! A city known for it’s warm people and purple Jacaranda streets. The only BIG city with a small town vibe. Perfect for families. We’ve spent most of our lives here and although traveling is our favourite thing to do, “Snor-city” will always be home. Today I’m listing our top places to visit with kids. Places we think you’d enjoy as a family too, especially during the school holidays.…

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Travel Diary | Breakers Resort in Umhlanga

Jun 11, 2019
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South Africa has some of the most beautiful and family friendly coastlines in the world. Kwazulu Natal is particularly popular due to it’s pleasant weather and warm water temperatures, year round. One of our favourite family vacation spots is Umhlanga and for the past two years, Breakers Resort has been our #1 choice. Situated on the very end of the Umhlanga promenade, right next to the beautiful Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve, Breakers Resort offers everything a family needs while on…

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Is the Chelino Travel Buddy the best travel stroller?

May 2, 2019
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About a month ago we were asked to review the Chelino Travel Buddy stroller. Being avid family travellers I was intrigued and excited to see if the Travel Buddy would be the best travel stroller we’ve used… We took it along to Umhlanga and this is what we thought. Key Features – Recommended use from 6 months – 18kg’s. – Lightweight, powder coated aluminium frame. – 5-Point safety harness to keep your little one safe and secure. – Trolley-style handle…

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10 tips for traveling with kids

Mar 12, 2019
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Travel has always been a big part (and priority) in our lives. We’ve visited over 15 different countries, 5 with our girls as well as countless local destinations. We’ve experienced the inflight meltdowns, travel delays and other chaotic moments that comes with seeing the world and today we share our 10 tips for traveling with kids. No matter the destination, gender or age… Our tips for traveling with kids are sure to help you enjoy your next family vacation more.…

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