Sunday, 30 December 2018
|Last Secret Chamber|
Friday, 28 December 2018
Tuesday, 18 December 2018
Mon asked her a few questions, and I wrote it down as is. Thank you for the honest answers. We learn more from you, than you from us.
Monday, 17 December 2018
THE BOY WHO CRIED NINJABy Alex LatimerAdapted and directed by JENINE COLLOCOTTwith TARYN BENNETT, JAMES CAIRNS and TONI MORKELDesigned by ALISTAIR FINDLAYOriginal Score by SUE GREALYPuppets by ANDY JONES
|The Boy who cried Ninja - Alexa Latimer|
The boy who cried Ninja is a story with a subtle lesson about honesty.
In the show, Tim witnesses some strange happenings around his house, but no one believes his explanations. In fact, no matter what Tim says, his parents just punish him with chores. To save himself, he hatches a clever plan to expose the truth. Will it work, or will Tim have to spend the rest of his life raking the yard?
|The boy who cried Ninja - Contagious Theatre: Throwing balls into theatre|
The show is bubbling with humour from start to finish, and keeps children and parents laughing out loud. Taryn Bennett is superb in the role of Tim. We love how she makes Tim come alive with all the mannerisms of a lively boy.
Bookings can be made through Computicket or can be made by calling the theatre on 011 883-8606.The boy who cried ninja, by Alex Latimer - still on until 22 December. We had such a great time this afternoon 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻— Karen du Toit (@karentoittoit) December 15, 2018
Well done @ContagiousStory #theboywhocriedninja#contagioustheatre#theatreonthesquaresandton#alexlatimer#thingstodowithchildren pic.twitter.com/mKOOAi0gLl
It's only the last few days, and this show is so special! Please take the kids.
Disclaimer: We got tickets to attend the show on Saturday
Friday, 14 December 2018
|Nestlé NESPRAY Fortigrow|
The statistics in South Africa are alarming: One in four children under the age of three in Gauteng‚ Free State, North West, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape suffer from malnutrition and, among many other disadvantages, will not be physically or mentally equipped to benefit from school. Nestlé has stepped in to address this serious need in our society:
“To nourish growing minds, we focus on providing our future leaders with brain support, immune support and growth builders,” said Adedoja Ekeruche, Business Executive Officer - Dairy at NESTLÉ. “To do this, we work with the farmers and nutritional scientists to not only standardise the milk that goes into the NESPRAY full milk powder, but the milk powder itself, so every sip of every glass has the same nutritional value. A large part of that lies in supporting our farmers deliver to world-class standards and practices.”
The Nestlé approach is multi-dimensional; from the farmer to the community, for the best quality product.
Thursday, 13 December 2018
|Disney Princess fun|
Hasbro, Disney and ToysRUs have partnered together for a once-in-a-lifetime prize:
Purchase any participating stickered Disney Princess or Disney Frozen product from Toys R Us stores nationwide, between 1 December 2018 and 31 January 2019, and stand a chance to win a family trip of a lifetime that includes a seven night Caribbean cruise on board the “Disney Fantasy” Cruise Ship, disembarking from Florida USA. The offer includes exciting meet and greets with the Disney Princesses, Disney on-aboard entertainment (West End quality shows), ocean view accommodation and so much more Disney adventure.
Monday, 10 December 2018
|Elf at Fourways Mall|
|Video Chat with Santa - Fourways Mall|
|Miss Fine Skype call to Santa at the North Pole|
See the Santa Live call on my Instagram Stories: Santa Fourways
Fourways Mall has a number of festive activities. Bring the kids.
|Breakfast at M&B at Fourways|
|Miss Fine with a Christmas Cracker|
Thursday, 6 December 2018
We are not so lucky to be able to go away this December. The budget is non-existent. Fortunately there is a lot going on in Gauteng. We still like to do things that are festive and family orientated. If it is "free" even more so!
Menlyn Park in Pretoria has launched their Greatest Christmas at Menlyn campaign on Saturday with a Carols in the Sky show. It was fantastic! I wish I knew how grand it would be, so I could have told you before the time. *Sorry*
See my Instastory for some of the magic. Conductors Tim Roberts and Unathi Malunga were fantastic together with the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra. Then there was Zanzi Afrirca and Brandon October as soloists. The Ndlovu Youth Choir was the cherry on top. Excellent! Excellent! Next year make sure you attend as well.
First ever The Greatest Christmas Carols In The Sky @MenlynSA #MenlynSky#CarolsInTheSky#ChristmasAtMenlyn pic.twitter.com/BXeWMBH95e- Karen from the Roof (@karentoittoit) December 1, 2018
Ed Sheeran Shape of You in Zulu The Ndlovu Youth Choir #ChristmasatMenlyn #MenlynSky #CarolsintheSky: https://t.co/naguuYdXtO via— iloveza (@ilovezacom) December 2, 2018
Fortunately Menlyn has a whole programme running until 23 December.
Santa VisitsMeet up with Santa at Mini Cavendish Court from 9am - 7pm.
We got our photo. Santa is friendly and he doesn't mind posing for hundreds of photos every day. He wanted to know what Miss Fine wants for Christmas. She doesn't want to tell us, but we have a good idea.
Zip Zap Circus
|Zip Zap Circus - CC Menlyn|
Every day at 3 pm and 7 pm at Cavendish Court.
We missed the launch tonight *crying*, but this is definitely on our list for December.
The Zip Zap Circus is a social circus that was founded in Cape Town in 1992, with the aim to inspire young people and help build a new culture of peaceful coexistence in South Africa.
Working with a diverse community of children from all backgrounds, Zip Zap helps kids to ‘dare to dream’ and learn to make those dreams a reality.
Menlyn is raising funds for the Topsy Foundation, which empower rural communities infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. You are welcome to give a donation at Menlyn or online.
See you at Menlyn?
What more is happening in Pretoria this holiday?
Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Disney Africa have been celebrating Mickey the True Original for about 3 months now. The campaign joins the global festivities honouring 9 decades of Mickey Mouse, his heritage, personality and status as a pop-culture icon. On 18 November 2018 it marked 90 years since Mickey's first appearance in Steamboat Willie .
Mickey has been popping up everywhere, with loads of branded products, engaging content and events that embrace Mickey’s impact on the past, present and future. We spotted this Disney Mickey tree at Menlyn Mall in Pretoria on Saturday evening.
|Disney Mickey Christmas Tree for charity at Christmas at Menlyn Mall|
“Binding generations together more than any other animated character, Mickey Mouse is the “True Original” who reminds people of all ages of the benefits of laughter, optimism and hope,” says Christine Service, Senior Vice President and Country Manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa. “With his universal appeal and ability to emotionally connect with generations all over the world, no other character quite occupies a similar space in the hearts and minds of a global fan base and we are thrilled to be sharing these local festivities.”To continue with the celebrations, Disney Africa has made available one Disney Mickey Festive Hamper for one lucky reader of this blog.
Disney Mickey Festive Giveaway
|Disney Mickey Mouse plush toy|
|Mickey Mouse Funko POP!|
One lucky reader will win a Mickey Mouse Funko POP! figurine and a Mickey Mouse 43cm plush toy. The value is R750. (Would love this myself as well! *cue green with envy*)
To be eligible to win:
- Please comment below and tell me where you have seen the Disney Mickey campaign in South Africa?
- For an extra entry, share this on social media. Tell me in a separate comment where you have shared.
Shareable link: https://ctt.ac/ZcX8G
- This competition will run for a week, until Tuesday 11 December 2018 at 12 pm. The lucky winner will be drawn via Random.org.
- This competition is only open to South African residents.
- If you have won on this blog in the previous 3 months, you will not be eligible for this competition.
Congratulations to Susann Deysel. You are the lucky winner of the Mickey Mouse Funo Pop! and Mickey Mouse plush toy. Please send me your contact details?
Thanks to Disney Africa and Entourage Media for gifting this to one lucky reader.
Monday, 3 December 2018
|"Garden of Lights" - pose with the Garden Princess|
Santa Claus, Mrs Claus, Olaf, the Magical Fairy, the Gingerbread Man... There's too many of our favourite characters, but they are all there. It's all magical!
|Santas Village at the Garden of Lights|
|Magical carriage at The Garden of Lights at Emperor's Palace|
|The Garden of Lights|
|The parentals were there|
We got our Christmas photo as well.
Family Christmas photo at The Garden of Lights last night @emperors_palace #ChristmasPhoto #FamilyPhoto#FatherChristmas #MrsKlaus #SantaKlaus#GardenOfLights#emperorspalace #FestiveSpirit#ChristmasSpirit https://t.co/9TRcLeUVcP pic.twitter.com/smeM6Ygm01— Karen du Toit (@karentoittoit) November 29, 2018
You won't be disappointed in visiting this year. This is the 11th Annual Garden of Lights at Emperors Palace, and there are a few surprises. (Hint: It gets better each year)
The Garden of Lights is on from 30 November until 9 January 2019, from 19H00-22H00 daily.
It should be on your bucket list for the holidays.
Disclaimer: We got tickets to attend the opening night.