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Steam train day trips

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By Heidi Janit Train Rides are fun, exciting and educational. We are blessed in South Africa to be able to take in gorgeous views and scenery whilst sitting on a train! Whether you are based in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban, there is a ride on a steam train for everyone! Gauteng: Reefsteamers departs from Park Station in Johannesburg to ... Read More »

Disney on Ice – fun for the whole family

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  Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their friends from Disney’s Mulan, The Lion King and Pinocchio, and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Toy Story, take to the ice for a grand celebration in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. Produced by Feld Entertainment, this fanfare production features more than 60 unforgettable Disney stars that span the decades, ... Read More »

Frozen this Winter

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By Yolandi Du Toit It is one of  the “awesomest movies in the history of forever”, according to my 8 year old, Meagan and as a big girl (who has always been lost in Disney princess fairy tales) I have to agree. It seems that the cold never bothered anyone anyway and requests for Frozen themed parties have gone through ... Read More »

Family Lunch Picnic for Winter days

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By Heidi Janit Winter is upon us, that means outdoor activities are limited.  But that does not mean that your kids don’t have to have fun! How about an indoor picnic? Change things up by serving lunch or dinner outside of the kitchen. First, grab your basket (you don’t need a real picnic basket — a laundry basket will do) and ... Read More »

Peppermint crisp icing


By Vicky Pollock Peppermint Crisp icing is minty, refreshing, chocolatey and did we mention delicious? You need: 125g white margarine or butter 220g Icing sugar 2 teaspoons mint flavouring Leaf green colouring (either liquid or powder) 1 x big bar of Peppermint crisp 1 tablespoon milk (if necessary) Place the margarine or butter in mixer and cream. Slowly add the ... Read More »

Father’s Day poems – a special homemade gift!

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By Heidi Janit A good idea is to let your child paint or draw a picture for their dad and you can attach one of these poems to it and have it laminated! For younger children, use a photograph of them to go with the poem.   Read More »

Jammy Chocolate Muffins

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Delicious muffin recipe for the whole family to indulge on! Recipe source: www.cadbury.co.za Ingredients: 175 g self raising flour 20 g Bournville Cocoa 1 tbsp baking powder 75 g Cadbury Dairy Milk , chopped 75 g caster sugar 2 medium eggs 142 ml carton natural yogurt 75 g unsalted butter , melted and cooled 3 tbsp strawberry jam or raspberry ... Read More »

Play dough, play dough, play dough

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By Heidi Janit  White, boring play dough? Forget it. Think chocolate, lemon and coconut!      Zesty lemon scented play dough recipe: Recipe source: www.learning4kids.net This Zesty Lemon Scented Play Dough has a refreshing and zesty  lemon  scent which adds to the wonderful sensory experience of playing with play dough. This recipe was developed from a basic paly dough recipe with ... Read More »

2 ingredient Coca Cola cupcakes – good for Father’s Day!

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  Craving cupcakes but don’t have any eggs or oil in the house? Don’t worry you can still make cupcakes with just 2 simple ingredients. Two ingredients. Seems to good to be true doesn’t it? Well it’s not. All you need is a can of soda and a boxed cake mix. These cupcakes are incredibly moist and delicious. AND you ... Read More »

Father’s Day creative activity gift ideas

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An easy and delightful creative activity that even young children can take part in. Something for Dad to cherish! “Dad Rocks” paperweight Article Source: www.tipjunkie.com What you need: 1/4 cup salt 1/2 cup flour 1/4 cup water bowl cookie sheet 1/2 cup pea gravel What you do: Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Mix flour, salt and water together in ... Read More »