Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Don't wake up an insightful look at the dynamics in a relationship

Kindle being read in queue - Don't wake up, Shauna Kelley
Don't wake up, by Shauna Kelley - on Kindle

Booktasters does not disappoint. You get the choose from quality books, get a free copy, in exchange for honest review on Amazon.

The final pages of Don't wake up, by Shauna Kelley, had me shaken. It took me a few days to process. Because I have experience of domestic violence and emotional abuse (in a previous life), this book touched so many nerves. My soap box tirades are evidence. The really smarts of this book is the exploration into a relationship, and how much is truth, and how much is perception. Who is the victim, and who is the abuser/manipulator. It is not as clear cut. Perception trumps the truth in the end? Go read this book. I truly recommend it!

Friday, 17 May 2019

L.O.L. Surprise Fashion Crush - unwrapping fashion fun

Girl with an unopened L.O.L. Surprise Fashion Crush
LOL Surprise Fashion Crush unwrapping from Prima Toys
                                                                                                                     Sponsored

Unwrapping is part of the allure of the new L.O.L. Surprise series. How exciting to open up a toy that you have no idea what it wil be? The unboxing craze is not subsiding, and unwrapping a toy in different layers with surprises in each increases the excitement exponentially. The new ranges of L.O.L. Surprise have even more fun and more fashion.

Miss Fine could not wait to open the new L.O.L. Surprise ranges that are now available. See her unwrapping the L.O.L. Surprise Lil Sisters as well.

The L.O.L. Surprise Fashion Crush features 3 layers of surprises for you and 3 surprises for your L.O.L. doll! To add to the fun, the surprises are in jelly that needs to be crushed. Now fans can update their L.O.L Surprise doll’s wardrobe with numerous outfit choices.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

L.O.L. Surprise Lil Sisters - new unwrapping fun

Girl with LOL Surprise Lil Sisters ball
L.O.L. Surprise Lil Sisters
                                                                                                                 Sponsored

Unwrapping and surprises! This is what makes the L.O.L. Surprise range such a huge favourite with girls. The L.O.L. dolls are super cute and collectable. They are great for birthday presents, festive gifts and winter fun right now. We are sure it is going to be one of the top toys for 2019 again!

Chiquita Patrizi, spokesperson for Prima Toys is pleased to be bringing a series of new ranges to South African toy shelves. “We are very excited to be bringing new and exciting L.O.L. dolls and accessories to fans. The new ranges are packed with unwrapping fun and fashion appeal! We know that fans, both old and new, are going to enjoy them,” she says. 

Miss Fine has been unwrapping four of the new ranges that are available. She did it blindly (not knowing what to expect), and the surprises really added to the charm of opening them.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Transformers BotBots - The challenge is on!


Front page of Transformers BotBots customised comic book
Customised Transformers BotBots comic #TransformersBotBots

Energon, Transformers' energy, has hit more objects, coming alive as Transformer Robots, called BotBots. It's not as easy to spot these tiny robots, as they are disguised as everyday items. They can be anything, from shoes, cupcakes and baseball bats. They come in Tribes, called the Sugar Shocks, the Jock Squad and the Toilet Troop, to name 3 of them. There are 8 tribes of 190 BotBots to collect in 2019.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Kings of Mulberry Street movie - Going places

Kings of Mulberry Street: Aaqil Hoosen (12) as Ticky Chetty, and Shaan Nathoo (9) as Baboo Harold Singh in the lead roles
Aaqil Hoosen as Ticky Chetty, and Shaan Nathoo as Baboo Harold Singh in the lead roles
Kings of Mulberry Street is a local South African produced movie situated in the imaginary Sugarhill District in Kwazulu-Natal in the 1980s. It's the story of two young Indian boys who have to find a way to overcome their differences and unite. They are up against the bullying and corrupt Raja, who is threatening their families, and their community.

I have been walking around with the characters and the plot since I saw the preview last week. I can't wait to take the family at the end of June, and to go and pen down all the great quotes that are not available yet!

The official trailer is here: Kings of Mulberry Street

"When you want to be a hero, you must act like a hero!"

"Why do you need me? Every hero has a partner."

"Lesson 1: Don't think, just jump!" 

Monday, 6 May 2019

Things I know for sure being an older mom

Prisma filter of Mom and daughter selfie
School drop-off selfie

Mother's Day is coming up, and we are again reminded of the great mothers in our lives. There is no one that can replace your own mother and the sacrifices she has made for you. The beliefs she has for you, and that she is always there to have your back. Even when you are over 50 years yourself... (Yes, even more!) Thanks, Mom!

Celebrating the Older Mom - Karen from MomAgain@40 blog post
Celebrating the older Mom series at FunMammaSA

Judy at Fun Mamma (who is a mother of 7, and also had a little one when she was over 40) is doing a great series in celebrating the older mom. We also had to answer a series of questions: Celebrating the older mom Karen from MomAgain@40

This made me think about the things that I know for sure about being an older mom...

Friday, 3 May 2019

Winning at life by being a good professional - Great guide

Cover page of The Good Professional by Don Turner
Print screen of The Good Professional by Don Turner
I am so impressed with The Good Professional. I cannot recommend it enough! This is a great gift for any age, from high school and up. It is a gift you can give to yourself, and you will be coming back to this.

I got this book through Booktasters. I get a free copy of the book for an honest review on Goodreads and Amazon. I have read the most interesting books because of Booktasters. Check them out!

I love my work and when I reflect on it, I always feel so grateful that I enjoy the work that I do. But sometimes we need a bit of challenge to keep going, and searching for meaning in the mundane daily grind. This has given me oomph to carry on again.

This is my review on Goodreads:

Thursday, 2 May 2019

15 years anniversary - Can you believe it?

Anniversary selfie at Chicago's Piano Bar
Date night at Chicago's Piano Bar

We both can't believe it's been 15 years. It was just the other day we got married and started with our adventure together. We have been looking through our photos, and reliving all the good times. There's been more good times than the bad one's. We can definitely say we can weather the storms by now. 

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

AgeWell review - I am aging better than before!

AgeWell skin care range in box
AgeWell skincare range from Nimue

For the past two months I have been using AgeWell exclusively, and I am so happy with the results. The before and after picture is below, and there is a big difference.

AgeWell is the retail arm of Nimue Skin Technology which launched in Foschini stores last year. This skincare range does not target skin type, but rather the specific life stage you are in. Each range being specific to you in your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. AgeWell not only offers rejuvenation (treating existing and visible problems) but prejuvenation (using products before signs of ageing appear). 
AgeWell is a global first-to-market concept, and the products contain industry-leading ingredients that are free from SLES, parabens, alcohol and silicones. 

Thursday, 18 April 2019

It's a Friday

Karen Bitmoji: Is it Friday yet?
On a Thursday
It's basically Friday today. Although on the calendar it says Thursday. It's Easter weekend and we are looking forward to it. Even Miss Fine said she couldn't wait. She has been picked up at school early by her dad.

I am out of the office in a few hours, and the weekend is here.

Of course we would have loved to go away. Travel anywhere would have been nice.

In the meantime we will be living our best lives at home, chilling and coach-surfing. My to-do list is as short as possible, but here goes:

Plans for an Easter Weekend at home 


- Chill with the family.

- Do an Easter egg hunt. (Although Miss Fine is 10, she still hinted that she would love to do one. We bought some provisions at CNA last week)

- Braai with the family.

- Watch some series, and some movies lined up. We are into If I hadn't met you and Russian Doll at the moment.

- Attend Paasfest tomorrow.

- Fix Miss Fine's blazer for school. She has Choir lined up for next week.

- Read The Good Professional by Don Turner, before BookTasters fire me for taking so long to read the books. I have a really good feeling about this one.

- Help Miss Fine with preparations for a speech.

- Make some Easter craft with Miss Fine. She has a How To project for school and decided on an Easter thingy to make. I wish the second season of The Derry Girls would become available soon.

- I have to do two reviews on the blog. I am really impressed with the AgeWell skincare range. After a month I can see a remarkable difference. The Baby Born Soft Touch also needs a write-up. She is super cute and cuddly! (They are both #gifts)

- Do absolutely nothing!


What are your plans for the long weekend?

What are you watching?

Monday, 15 April 2019

New Fortnite Battle Royale figurines - Prima Toys

Fortnite Battle Royale figurines on table
FortniteIRL
Prima Toys has launched the first wave of 16 figurines to collect from Fortnite Battle Royale in South Africa. Fortnite is a world-wide game phenomenon with 200 million players. Even this mom has the latest version of Battle Royale on my phone, and has been spawned many many times. As long as it means I am leveling up, I am happy. We can see the attraction, because there is always another way to survive, find the loot and build the fortifications. And of course the fighting. That's epic! Many gamers have been catapulted to celebrity-status fame. Fortnite has firmly entered the realm of pop culture to become a household name.
Fortnite Battle Royale figurine called Raven
Raven - Fortnite

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Unlocking potential for Millennials - there's a financial app for that

Panel discussion at Randlords
#UnlockedMe #Nedbank
The Eldest is part of the Millennial generation. The generation that demands things to be uncomplicated and at their fingertips. The generation who expects more, and gets more! The Nedbank Unlocked.Me offering promises to help them in this quest. Unlocked.Me is is the result of an intensive process of consultation with young people across the country.

I wish we had this offering when she was a student. We discovered to our horror that she was paying more for her banking services than I was paying at that time. She had a student account, and you would have thought that she would pay less for transactions, but NOT. It was much much more! We were also caught in the catch-22 of getting a student loan: We had to get money to register, but they only made the money available after we supplied them with the registration papers.

Friday, 5 April 2019

Lazy evening dinner with Big Korn Bites

Big Korn Bites with plates and cheese
Big Korn Bites bags - recipe
Last night was one of those nights. The week is far too long, the energy is low, and the inspiration even less. Luckily we remembered about Miss Fine's camping trip where they had an easy dinner with packets of chips and chicken nuggets. She was in charge of the instructions last night.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Creative inspiration from Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert

Front cover of Big Magic in hand, by Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic - Book review
It's serendipity when you find a book that inspires you to the core. The writer of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, takes us on her own journey of creativity. She argues that the creative process should not be a slave driver, but a passionate pursuit to create something more. It's not about the end product, but the process and internal gain itself!

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Take a Walk in the Park Day - Dog Parks in Johannesburg

Girl walking with dog at dog park
Walk the dog on Take a Walk in the Park Day
Every day should be a Take a Walk in the Park Day, but this specific day is coming up on 30 March. I am not sure that this a thing in South Africa, but the global village makes it possible for us to celebrate as well. Especially if for a good cause.

On Sunday the Muddy Puppy Dog Walk will be at The Wedge Outdoor Park. We have been invited to bring our pavement special dog for the event. Muddy Puppy is partnering with Pedigree Dentastix and Rodeo treats. 

Monday, 25 March 2019

New Rage of Mattel's Polly Pocket


The 90's phenomenon Polly Pocket is making a big comeback with Mattel’s Fashion Polly Pocket which is now available in South Africa. The BFF's - Polly Pocket, Lila and Shani - are even cuter than we remember. The eldest has a whole collection of Polly Pockets that she still keeps and cherishes until today. The Polly Pocket line of dolls and accessories was named "Pocket" because of the fact that many of the original Polly Pocket dolls came in pocket-size cases. Mattel has also brought out a Big Polly range, with the same characters and adventure sets in bigger sizes.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

A donation to help young burn victims - perfect for Human Rights Day

Dr Ronelle Parkhurst, Dr Chris Westgarth-Taylor, Ms Elsa Taylor – CFO, Dr Solly Motuba – Head of Business Development and Mrs Ansie Welthagen
Metropolitan Health donation to help reduce burn-related mortality amongst children

Happy Human Rights Day! South Africa has a Bill of Rights that we can be proud off. The implementation of those rights are not what we have hoped for, but it makes me so happy when I hear about initiatives which took care of the rights of our children. Giving them the best medical care there is. The Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (CHBAH) Paediatric Burns Unit looks after young burn victims. Metropolitan Health has donated a cheque of R400 000 this week to help with sepsis related mortality, made possible by Surgeons for Little Lives.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

McDonald's Happy Meal Readers makes us HAPPY!

Happy Meal Reader book by Cressida Cowell with box

McDonald's commitment to families and reading, one book at a time!

McD's and us. We have a long history with McD's. It's always been a go-to spot when the energy is low, and we wanted something quick. It's also easy on the budget. The Happy Meal toys have been a big draw-card, for the children and for the mom. That's why we are so excited about the newest launch: There is now a choice between a Happy Meal Toy OR a BOOK! How awesome is that?

Thursday, 14 March 2019

The Darkest side of Saturn - Tony Taylor - a review

I love reading science fiction. The more we read and dream of plausible futures, the more we are prepared for it! Or maybe not? That's debatable. :-)

I got a free copy from Tony Taylor through BookTasters, the author The Darkest Side of Saturn: Odyssey of a Reluctant Prophet of Doom. Booktasters is really a great way to read good books. I have to post reviews afterwards, but it's part of the allure of reading good literature. I try to be positive, but I give my honest opinions about a book. As you will see below...

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Counting my blessings on my birthday

Flatlay of Journal with Instax selfie photos
Journal with Instax memories

It's my birthday. I still do not feel comfortable with the over 50's, but I think, like most people, that we can't believe that we are the age we are. Most probably I will be kicking and screaming that I am not ready yet to go into the fire pit. (With my cremation. Relax, it's not going to be soon!)

"I still have much more living to do!" 

I think I know a bit more about life and living, but I have so much more to learn. The more I know, the more I know how much I do not know. There's 50 years left, at least, to learn and experience more!

Friday, 8 March 2019

Time for a fringe, again

Miss Fringe
The end of the first semester is in sight! It's been a roller-coaster year of activities. Grade 5 is not a pushover, but Miss Fine has a handle on it all! She is anxious and worries about her projects and tests, but she mostly gets good marks.

I love how we can discuss anything with Miss Fine. I love her insights. This year has been great with regards the carversations. Miss Fine and I have to get to school earlier because of road closures and traffic, but it is richly rewarding with regards questions about life, relationships and growing up.

Friday, 1 March 2019

We miss Alexa the most

Glass of wine and slice of pizza at Piza e Vino

This is the only photo I have this week of power surges and outages. We lost some stuff, but it was not the worst we expected.

We woke up Tuesday night at 2 am with bangs and cracks in the roof. Hubby and I were running in circles, before we realised the power was surging. My first thoughts were that we were being attacked, and that's why my pepper spray was the first thing I fished out of my bag. By that time we were in the dark, and every time the power came back on, it popped some more gadgets and lights. Our complex was getting too much juice from Johannesburg City Power.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Valentine's at Hard Rock Café at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre

Hard Rock Café Pretoria entrance
Entrance to Hard Rock Café at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre
February is the month of love. This sucker loves all the schmaltzy Valentine's hype. Menlyn Park Shopping Centre went all out with an unforgettable Valentine's Day experience for 100 lucky couples, with dinner and The Muses entertaining at Hard Rock Café on February 14th.

“This month is a very special time for Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, and we are thrilled to have offered such an amazing experience to our loyal customers. We always encourage families to spend time together and as part of this we wanted to be a special moment in celebrating their love for each other,” said. Olive Ndebele, General Manager at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre

Monday, 18 February 2019

Joburg has now The Kids Gym at Cedar Square

Girl sitting on kid's rowing machine at The Kids Gym with words on wal: The Kids Gym is my happy place
The Kids Gym
Who thought of a concept like this? The Kids Gym is now in Johannesburg as well, at Cedar Square in Fourways. It's a gym just for kids! My first reaction was to ask but why? Why would kids need their own gym? You have to go and see for yourself. The gym is fitted out with the latest high tech state-of-the art equipment for the young ones, while making sure that adult supervision is a constant while they are having fun. Miss Fine was immensely impressed, and I had to promise PROMISE to bring her again. The fee structure is very adaptable, and we can go for a once-off, or pay monthly and seasonal fees.

Inside the Kids Gym - on the treadmills
View from the parent's seating: The Kids Gym - on the treadmills

The Kids Gym is the answer for parents wanting to take their children to a non-competitive space that nurtures a love for physical activity, regardless of their ability. Replicating the model of a typical adults-only gym, The Kids Gym provides children from 18 months to 15 years with the opportunity to exercise and develop skills when it suits them in a fun, activity-oriented venue. The second branch (after Cape Town) of South Africa’s first dedicated children’s gym, seeks to encourage every child, no matter their physical or sporting ability, to be active and embrace exercise and fitness as a lifestyle option. Unlike the adult offering, The Kids Gym does not make use of weight training, instead focuses on the children learning to best utilize and control their own body weight through fun-filled, life-enhancing physical activities, all in a completely non-judgmental environment.
Girl doimg hand stands while trainer is looking on
On-hand trainers at The Kids Gym

“Exercise and physical activity has the power to transform lives. As a national gymnastics coach and father of a daughter with a physical disability, I‘ve seen the transformation both emotionally and physically for children that exercise regularly,” says Glenn Joselowitz, co-owner of The Kids Gym and father to eight-year-old Emily, who serves as inspiration behind the idea.
There are different areas for different age groups, and Miss Fine had to test out the smaller kids area as well. 
Girl in round container at The Kids Gym
The Kids Gym - cedar Square

Next time you will find me at The Ninja Bean Café which focuses on health-orientated drinks and organic and low-gi snacks. I can see many a weekend breakfast while Miss Fine gets rid of all her pent-up energies. Best of all, they are open 7 days a week.

Check out The Kids Gym for different classes as well as pricing options. Also, check out the party options!
Tel: 0106016444 email jhb@thekidsgym.co.za.


The Kids Gym  poster
The Kids Gym - "Where Kids unmask their inner awesome"


Disclaimer: We were invited to the opening of The Kids Gym at Cedar Square last Tuesday. Thanks so much! 

Friday, 15 February 2019

We had the most epic date night, but now we have #parentguilt

We had an epic date night last night. We were invited to Menlyn to Hard Rock Café for a show featuring The Muses. Who can say no to that? It's Hard Rock Café, which we love, and it's THÉ Muses. It was perfect for Valentine's Day.

Instagram photos @karentoittoit at Menlyn SA Valentines Day
Last night: Instagram @karentoittoit - #MenlynSA #ValentinesDay (print screen)
We don't get to do date nights that much. It's the budget, and it's Miss Fine... Surely we should grab the opportunity when it presents itself?

Friday, 8 February 2019

Parenting before work - I high-fived myself

Mom and daughter selfie
School drop-off selfie
Yesterday. It was one of those mornings. So many things had to happen, and it had to happen before 6:30 am. We had to be in the car by 6:05 am. Traffic is hectic again! It's February. Hubby did his share and made sure breakfast was ready at 5:55. He even ran after the car with my morning coffee. We were out of the gate at 6:07. Not bad! Thank you so much, Hubby! You are a star!

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Aunty Merle The Musical - Top Notch

Aunty Merle the Musical programme - "Hier kom 'n ding" (Here comes a thing!)
Aunty Merle (Marc Lottering character)
Joburg finally gets a chance to meet up with Aunty Merle from Belgravia Road, one of the oldest characters created by Marc Lottering.  She's all the hype and the SKINDER (gossip) worthy! Who does not know an aunt like her who knows everybody's business, and helps fixing where she can?

Aunty Merle the Musical is lots of laughs, some crying, family dynamics mixed with rich cultural diversities. Social commentary and politics are lightly interwoven, and we walk out of the Mandela Theatre with a beat in our step and a lighter look at our social political landscape. Four Fleur Du Cap Theatre nominations are well deserved.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

When life loses it's meaning

Shweshwe heart and pen
suicide
A friend of mine had to try and save her daughter this week who only wants to die. Suicide, again, seemed like the best option. They have been struggling for over two years with depression, but we finally thought she had the Beast under control...

It rocked the mom! And her family! And her friends! We can't understand that a girl so beautiful and smart and who supposedly have "everything", don't seem to want to live. Life is so precious!

Depression is a big, ugly DISEASE!

Friday, 25 January 2019

Miss Fine's Grade 5 Year

Mom and daughter selfie in car
School drop-off selfie: Miss Fine
This year has started much more relaxed with regards Miss Fine and being in Grade 5 this year. Last year we were anxious about Grade 4, which was a culture shock, but she aced it by doing very well in her first exams. So much so that she is getting an academic achievement award next week. We are so proud.

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The ABBA Show is in town and it's ABBAsolutely fABBAulous

The ABBA Show banner
The ABBA Show - CC Emperor's

Relive the ABBA Concert experience

That's exactly what we did! The ABBA Show is a real treat. It's on at Emperor's Palace until 10 February.  Who does not know the music of ABBA? We all grew up with it. Even Gen Xrs know their music. Hubby and I had a great date night on Friday. I made sure I had all the ABBA on our sound systems before we did the drive to the South, and it was more than worth it.

Monday, 21 January 2019

JIMF 2019 kicked off with a Viennese New Year Concert



Programme of JIMF 2019 with Linder Auditorium in background
Johannesburg International Mozart Festival 2019 programme
The Johannesburg International Mozart Festival kicked off this past weekend with Viennese New Year at the Linder Auditorium. The programme runs until 3 February, and seeing the booked-out shows already, it is better to book earlier this year. 

The Viennese New Year Concert has become a fixture on the Joburg Cultural Calendar in recent years. It is a feel-good programme celebrating the arrival of the New Year, and setting us up for a season of brilliant concerts.

In keeping with the theme of Ein Musikalischer Spass, this programme covers all manner of Jo(c)key subject matter, and explores what happens when composers have Fun(iculi) with their music.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Cheertone Mini Arcade Games Review - CT-882X

Cheertone Mini Arcade Games CT-882X Console
CT-882 - CC Cheertone 
We love playing with the Cheertone Mini Arcade Games Console. For older kids adults the retro Arcade Games brings back many happy memories. Kids still love playing the games. The games require skills and mastering levels. The Mini Aracade CT-882X is a great gift idea. We were sent the Cheertone Kids Camera Smart Watch CT-W8A and a Mini Arcade Game from Cheertone to review.

The features that we love about the Cheertone Mini Arcade Games CT-882X.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Cheertone Kids Smart Camera Watch Review - CT-W8A

Cheertone Kids Smart Watch CT-W8A - a pink and blue watch
CT-W8A - CC Cheertone
We are pleasantly surprised with the Cheertone Kids Smart Camera Watch. It's got so many features. Considering the price of  USD15 it is a super awesome watch for kids! It is a great gift idea. We were sent the watch and a Mini Arcade Game from Cheertone to review. The package arrived here safely and on time from China. It was no issue putting in the order on the website as well.

Cheertone Kids Smart Camera Watch with box and manual
CT-W8A

The features that we love about the CT-W8A.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Jasmine party for a 10-year old

Group photo of girls at Jasmine party
Aladdin party for girls
Miss Fine turned ten at the end of last year. She had a good year. She plans her own party for a whole year long. Every year. It's very elaborate, and we don't have the funds for it. Especially this year... Luckily she suggested to have her party at home because she did not want to invite too many friends. Usually all her friends are also on holiday, but this year we were lucky. Three friends were just the right number. The Jasmine party was a hit with the girls!

Monday, 7 January 2019

BEE MORE - Inspirational Bumblebee

Bumblebee
Bumblebee - CC Transformers South Africa
Bumblebee, the movie: It's 1987, 20 years before the events of the first Transformer movie. Charlie, an 18-year old not so ordinary girl, discovers a yellow beetle in the local junkyard of a small California beach town. Her dad, who has taught her how to work on cars, has died, and together with a scared and broken Bumblebee they are able to help each other. The antagonists are Sector 9 (a government Agency led by Agent Burns) as well as the Decepticons from Cybertron. See the Trailer

Bumblebee
Bumblebee - CC Transformers South Africa
Bumblebee released here on 21 December, and it's still on the circuit. The whole family loved this movie. Most kids can identify with Charlie. She is a worthy female role model for our girls. We, Hubby and I,  also downloaded the Bumblebee soundtrack and has been listening to all the eighties music. We love the eighties time period of the movie.


The movie has been graded for fans from 10 years and older. They are very strict now with the age restrictions. Luckily Miss Fine just made the mark. 

The character of Bumblebee inspires fans to be more when they need motivation and courage. Educational Psychologist, Melanie Hartgill, has put together a list for parents, teachers and caregivers on how to help kids embrace kindness, fearlessness and confidence. To be the BEST they can BE!


Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Where will our Bubblegummers take us? - Review and WIN

Pair of pink girl Bubblegummers shoes on red box
Bubblegummers shoes
                                                                                                                     #Sponsored

2019 starts off with a Bang! With shoes! What better way than with brand new shoes that's awesome to look at, but that's also super comfortable? Miss Fine had the absolute pleasure to unbox Bubblegummers shoes, and she has been wearing them non-stop. Check out her unboxing video below. There is also one pair of Bubblegummers shoes to win for one lucky reader...

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Resilience - perfect word for 2019

Word for 2019 Resilience
Word of the Year

I love to have a word for a year. It helps to focus and energise. I need a strong word for this year, because 2018 in review left us a bit despondent. But check us this year!

I have the perfect word for this year: RESILIENCE