Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Teacher's Christmas gifts

School breaks up on Friday and it will be Gemma's last day at Sterreliggieland before she goes to her new school next year.

We decided to spoil her teachers with little presents (with the help of Ouma) we made Mini Christmas cakes.

I've also attached the recipe just in case you want to make them yourself.

Fruit Cake (Ouma Vienie 1976):
500g Fruit cake mix
1 cup Brown suger
1 cup warm rooibos tea
1/4 tl salt
Mix altogether and let it stand overnight
2 cups self raising flourl
1 tl oil
1 beaten egg
cherry's, nuts, green figs

Mix everything together and place dough in a muffin tins that's been lined with wax paper.  Bake for +/- 1 hour at 175 C

Sprinkle lightly with brandy every 2 days


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Play Dough - Fun

Gemma and I decided to make some home made play dough and I found some wonderful recipes on Homemade Playdough Recipes they have the most wonderful recipes.  Go along and have a look.  This is what we made.

Definitely a fun day!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Glow worm

Last night my husband called me to come a look at a funny light at the bottom of our garden, I immediately got the camera and this is what we found!

A Glow worm isn't it cute!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

World of Dogs and Cats expo 2010

A visit to The World of Dogs & Cats expo  resulted in one happy little girl, her ouma won VIP tickets and decided to treat us.  What fun!!! 

Even Mommy enjoyed her self, here is a picture of me hold a pet RAT.  My budding photographer took the photo, not bad!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

School Concert

My Baby shoes had her 2nd concert last night! it was gorgeous, well done baby!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Gemma & Mark

Gemma reading her cousin Mark a story isn't it to cute!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Felt Elephant puppet

Baby shoes had fun with this craft

Felt Christmas decorations

A few "rough" pictures of the decorations we're making, they're also for sale if anyone is interested.  Perfect for little hands to decorate the Christmas tree.

Aquarium 28/08/2010

Granny & Grandpa took us to the Cape Town Aquarium in Cape Town, here are a few pictures.  Baby shoes had a great time just pity I couldn't get anymore pictures. 

Making cupcakes

We decided to make cupcakes for my Sister Sharryn, but forgot to take them with when we visited her - SILLY MOMMY!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cape Town Hikes | Cape Town Trail and Trekking Guide

Cape Town Hikes | Cape Town Trail and Trekking Guide

Easy Walks in Cape Town

Easy Walks in Cape Town

After walking through the Intaka Bird Sanctuary last weekend, I've made it my mission to find short easy walks around the western cape, here are a few

Sweetcorn Fritters

One of my favourite "comfort" foods - SWEETcorn Fritters

This recipe is my own so it can be adjusted.

1 Tin of Sweetcorn
1 egg
1 cup of flour
1 tsp of baking powder


Yummy they were delicious!

Felt cupcake

This isn't a wonderful picture but you get the idea, its my first attempt at a felt cupcake? so, what you think?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Intaka Island

Intaka Island
Century City's wildlife and wetland island.

Mountain Man, Baby shoes and I decided to take a walk around Intaka island yesterday and boy oh boy what fun we had!  I even managed to take a few photos.  I def recommend this a Sunday family outing, they even have ferry rides which take you along the canals of Century city. 

We where lucky enough to see lots of birds, redknobbed cots, sandpipers, Sacred Ibis, Egyptian Goose and Grey heron to name a few. 

Here are a few pictures. 

Definitely a fun Family day! One I hope to repeat soon, a paradise in the middle of a concrete jungle!