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Days of the dinosaur exhibition

They ruled the world for 100 million years. Now you can see more than 45 scientifically correct dinosaurs come to life before your eyes! You don’t want to miss the Days of the dinosaur exhibit! This 3600m² exhibition has been designed with the specific aim of being respectful of scientific research without leaving aside the delightful, entertaining side of nature’s ... Read More »

Caramel Icing for cupcakes – something different

This richly flavored Caramel icing can be prepared easily in less than 10 minutes. Ingredients: 1 cup(s) (packed) dark brown sugar 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/3 cup milk 1 pinch salt 1 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, milk, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, ... Read More »

Home-made jewellery for the kids!

  The kids will love making these bread-clay beads and then showing off their jewellery! And you don’t even have to use the oven as these beads are air dried.     What you need: Crusts from 3 slices of white bread Bowl Craft glue Lemon juice Cold cream Paint Drinking straw Mini cutters 18-gauge wire Beading wire, waxed twine, or dental ... Read More »

Triple chocolate peanut butter cookies

These cookies are thick, perfectly tender, and extremely satisfying. They’re sure to satisfy any craving for something sweet. Hope you enjoy! Recipe courtesy of Chef In Training Ingredients 1/2cup semisweet chocolate chips 1¼ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup cocoa powder (I used special dark) ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted ... Read More »

Milo biscuits are oh so yummy!

By Heidi Janit I am always looking for different biscuit flavours and these milo biscuits sound delicious. Recipe courtsey of Kidspot Kitchen Ingredients: 125g butter 1 egg 1 cup self raising flour 2 tbs Milo Few drops of vanilla 1 cup coconut 3/4 cup caster sugar Optional: 1/4 cup chocolate chips Method: Cream butter and sugar Add egg, Milo, vanilla, ... Read More »

Alladin at the Nassau Theatre!

The Lilliput Children’s Theatre Company will be premiering their brand new show ALADDIN, at the Nassau Theatre (Groote Schuur High School) in Newlands from Monday 30th June until Saturday 12th July at 10:00am. (12 performances only) Call Elton on 083 364 8284 or email: elton@lilliputplayers.co.za for more details. Tickets R50,00 per person Bookings at Computicket Read More »

Butterfly World

Butterfly World is the largest free-flying park for butterflies in Southern Africa. An enclosed garden offers a spectacular array of colourful butterflies which flit around visitors. Other attractions include a reptile bay and spider room, for the more adventurous visitor! Venue: Route 44, Klapmuts (just off the N1 on the wine route between Paarl and Franschhoek) Time: 9am – 5pm ... Read More »

The Sound Of Music

The Sound Of Music has hit South African Shores. After a successful run in Cape Town, Joburgers can now get a chance to see it. This lavish production tells the story of the Von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains from Austria, with its unforgettable score that includes some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage ... Read More »

Chocolate chip hot cross buns

By Vicky Pollock I love Easter and the thought of eating hot cross buns. But have never been a fan of raisins in any type of cooked food. That is why a chocolate chip hot cross bun is just up my alley and my kiddies love them. Enjoy! Ingredients : 4 cups plain cake flour 1½ teaspoons mixed spice 2 ... Read More »

Frozen Fruitcicles – a delicious treat

By Bernadine Lewkowski       Ingredients Bananas Good quality chocolate for melting Hundreds and Thousands          Method Cut bananas in half Insert a lolly stick Freeze until ready to use ·        Melt chocolate according to directions on the pack ·        Dip the frozen banana into the chocolate and then roll in hundreds and thousands or nuts ·        Serve as soon as ... Read More »