Lockdown – Day 6

Other than spending an hour in a queue just to get IN to Checkers today (went shopping for everyone) and making pizza (boringly in the oven) today was uneventful so I decided to look through my draft posts for something entertaining and found this “50 Questions you have probably never answered before” list. Before we…

Lockdown – Day 4

I’m so excited that I found myself a workout buddy! Turns out that Emma from the farm attached to us used to do boxing as well and she dislikes yoga as much as I do! When she saw me with the 5kg ball she asked if she could join and well, yeah. NOW I HAVE…

Lockdown – Day 2

Early start to the day today, got up to have coffee only to find out that M had finished the last of the coffee beans when he was sorting out the internet at 4am (finally got fibre here but there’s more than one router cause so many people not all clustered in one building) so…

Savoia Farm

After almost 2 years at our little train station home in Lynedoch we have moved! This is definitely still weird for Fysh. Growing up I moved every 2 years, if not towns then houses at least. Fysh was in the same house for 8 years (that was super weird for me!) so this is only…

#savetimeforplaytime

We work, study, and homeschool all from home, which means we basically see each other all day every day. Yes, this can get annoying, which is why I’m grateful for extra-curricular activities and away-from-home hobbies, that’s for sure! Despite this, Fysh recently asked what I roughly make an hour, and if he could borrow x…

Fact Friday – Mushrooms

Last Sunday Fysh went mushroom hunting with his granny and a friend of ours and he had a ton of fun, keeps asking when we can go again. We decided to make the topic of the week mushrooms for school seeing as I had a Mushroom Dissection learning unit from Firefly Nature School in my…

A sky full of wishes

The last meteor shower I saw was the eta aquaria one when we went camping in the Karoo specifically to see it as a birthday gift. Tonight we can all watch another one. If you’re willing to stay up past midnight like us. I’m rather excited and while we won’t have the bright brilliance of…

Questions to ask your kid that aren’t “how was your day”

  Fysh loves being asked questions, maybe cause he loves talking so much?  Who knows. But ever since he was little, or at least since he started talking, he’s always wanted me to ask him questions and he often asks random ones back. His favourites are “did you have a good sleep?”, “so, how was…

squish it, squeeze it, mush it, smell it

M’s friends are having baby #2 and we were invited to the baby shower on Sunday. We were asked to bring a 20 x 20 crochet or knit square which might sound like a rather random request but turns out all the squares will be stitched together to make a comfort blanket for the new…

Fact Friday – Starfish

Yesterday we headed up to Simons Town to drop my pops off as their finally headed out and making their way up to their final destination – Mozambique. Fysh and I sat around on Adrenalyn while the boys did fuel runs, stocked up on groceries etc. Fysh is so comfortable on a yacht, there is…

Fact Friday – Snipers

Today I got to shoot a snipers rifle, a freaking 50 calibre sniper rifle, at Lourensford Wine Estate. I didn’t even realize this was something that needed to be on my bucket list but I am so glad it was something I got to do. I wasn’t going to, shoot the big gun that is,…

Fact Friday – Monopoly

I’ll always be the first to admit that Monopoly really isn’t my favorite game, man it’s so damn boring. I really like the Mzanzi one for a while cause I got to own Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch but that was until I remembered just how freaking long the game can carry on for and it…

Fact Friday – Pointillism

I hated Art history but in order to take my art subjects as Higher Grade I had to have it in High School. Nothing bored me more though. I am pretty sure I slept or bunked most of those classes and just learned what I needed to in order to pass. Because of this I…

Fact Friday – Stuntmen

Last night we took a bus into town to watch a bunch of stuntmen get set on fire to attempt setting a Guinness world record. Can you image being set on fire and walking ON FIRE for 30 seconds? It was just the best thing to see, like effing wow. They walked down in this…

Fact Friday – The Moon

“Mom, what would happen if we didn’t have the moon?” Don’t you love how kids become little dehydrated philosophers as soon as it’s bedtime? But it’s a pretty good question cause the only answer I could come up with on the spot was that it has an effect on the tides. Give me a small…

Fact Friday – Tears

2 years ago, only days after her 5th birthday the most splendiferous soul lost her stunning and feisty little blonde darling. That’s not quite right, lost leaves a space open for something to be found again and as much as I wish it could happen reanimation isn’t a reality. She was robbed of a life…

Fact Friday – Erasers

I go through erasers like you won’t believe it, not necessarily because I finish them but mainly cause I keep misplacing them. Also I love them. I have ones like little rubber ducks, I have chocolate scented ones and cupcake ones. Erasers are just awesome. We got a set of Crazy Erazi and the unicorn…

Fact Friday – Purple

A while we watched some weird B grade movie and in it there was a lady trying to calm a kid down by telling him interesting facts. One of them was that the seat she was sitting on wasn’t just any purple, it was imperial purple and I can’t remember all of it but what…

Fact Friday – Spiders

Fysh read me the cutest book that we got sent – Ella and Owen and the evil pumpkin pie fight – about two little dragon twins who are constantly getting into trouble, this time they stumbled upon a pumpkin king who’s body was stolen and they had to help him… Anyway, on their mission they…

Fact Friday – Ice Cream

On Monday when I got home from the Dr’s Fysh’s friends showed up and honestly I just didn’t have the energy for everyone so I set up the ice cream maker, lobbed in a can of coconut cream and a can of coconut cream then dug out the awesome Sundae Box from Don’t Disturb for…