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Indoor Entertainment in Umhlanga!

On a recent trip to South Africa to visit family, we were fortunate enough to enjoy almost a week in Umhlanga on Durban’s North Coast.  Whilst we were blessed with beautiful weather for the most part, one of the days was extremely windy and definitely not a ‘beach day’, so we were forced to think of something else to keep our ‘just three year
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Family Dining Venue in Jo’burg

I almost neglected to tell you about the wonderfully child-friendly restaurant we visited in Johannesburg recently, en-route back to Harare.  Among other things, Papachino’s Pizza Place in Morningside offered a range of mouth-wateringly delicious pizzas, and two fabulous play areas for young children which were…and here comes the best bit…supervised!  Yes, there are several uniformed ladies in attendance to assist in looking after your children
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Child-Friendly Cape Town

On my recent return from the ‘Mother City’ of South Africa, as it’s fondly known, I felt inspired to share with you some fun activities (apart from the beaches!) to keep energetic young children entertained when the sun’s not shining in Cape Town.  It is adviseable to telephone the listed venues in advance of your planned visit to ensure they are still operational, however! Of
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Found : One Child Carrier Backpack

Since my little girl was just over a year, I have been in search of a replacement for my Baby Bjorn front carrier (which was brilliant, I might add!)  Ideally, I was looking for a backpack-style child carrier…to fulfil my rather romanticized dream of trekking through the Andes with my toddler in tow…hmmm…!  So you can imagine my sheer delight when a lady arrived
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The Joy of Portable DVD Players!

I can’t believe it was a month ago that I added my last post! In that time, I have learnt the sheer joy of a peaceful car ride…all thanks to a portable DVD player Kiera was given by her grandparents!!!  Ok, so you might think her a ‘spoilt brat’ having a ‘toy’ like that at such a tender age, but if you ever had
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Air Travel with Toddlers

Although I still find it hard to contemplate doing a long-haul flight with my 16-month old, I am pleased to report that my journey to Howick (near Pietermaritzburg) wasn’t quite as traumatic as I imagined it might be (and no, I didn’t drug her;-)  We departed from Harare on the lunch time flight to Jo’burg, and then connected a few hours later on a
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