One Still, Quiet Night – A Christmas Poem

One still, quiet night by the light of the moon, An angel appeared in Mary’s room. “Do not be afraid,” the angel began, “You are part of God’s special plan.” Mary could hardly believe her ears. She took a deep breath to calm her fears. “If it’s as you say, then let it be so, …

Holiday At Home – At the Zoo

  The Johannesburg Zoo was our fifth and final adventure destination. When I woke on Friday morning and looked out the window at grey skies and drizzle, I wondered if we would have to change our plans. Fortunately the sky had cleared by the time we were due to leave.   The Zoo is a …

Holiday At Home – A Real 'Tweet'

There are some things I miss about living in Fourways. The traffic on William Nicol is not one of those things. Nevertheless, for the fourth day of our holiday adventures, we set off north – our destination, the Montecasino Bird Gardens. Entrance is free for children younger than two, R33 for children between two and …

Holiday At Home – Beauty and the Beast

The third day of our Jozi holiday saw us venturing into the heart of the city. We popped in at POST for drinks. I ordered the homemade lemonade – which Emmy promptly claimed as her own. When I finally got to taste it, it was delicious. No wonder she wouldn’t release the glass. POST is …

Holiday At Home – Popcorn and Penguins

Jacques jetted off to Port Elizabeth for the day, so we had a rather lazy girls’ day yesterday. The rainy weather was perfect for our early morning movie date. For some reason, Greenstone is only showing Penguins of Madagascar in 3D. I can’t watch 3D and I know the girls won’t cope with those glasses …

Holiday At Home – Dino Disappointment

We left our holiday preparation really late this year so instead of frantically trying to find coastal accommodation, we decided to make the best of a quiet Johannesburg and see what the city had to offer in terms of holiday entertainment. The mobile billboard for the Dino Expo at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens made it …

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