How to get the most out of SA public holidays

As someone with a flexible work schedule, you would think I wouldn’t care about SA public holidays. “Aren’t your holidays when you make them Eleanor?”
NO! and I haven’t had a real break since mid 2016 so don’t test me. I want to be googling return flights to Cape Town with the intention of hopping onto a plane and not just helping my technophobe aunt book a flight. But for that to happen I need some careful planning.

I also need money, but first things first, how can I organise my life and my husbands in a way that we are actually off at the same time and that he, as a government employee who actually gets SA public holidays off, can make the most of his leave days…For that I have collaborated with Travelstart to share some not so secret secrets.

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Tricks to getting glammed up – out of your handbag

I’m not sure why I thought of doing a glammed up post today. I sure am not looking super glam , but the thing is, if I had to I could. No I am not just being full of myself, this is a time tested “template” which I figured I’d share because, I’m a sharer like that.

First the back story. I live “out of town” by “out of town” I mean a good drive in and out to the office every day. So when I was a lifestyle reporter (and even now as a blogger) going home to get dressed up for a function would mean too much time and hassle (also petrol is expensive) , because of this I learnt to get glammed up in places like, mall bathrooms, the back seat of the car and even an abandoned office. What used to be a clumsy hope and prayer situation has been fine tuned and these are my tips.

Why would you need these tips? Because you never know when you need to be glammed up in a pinch, that’s why

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Easiest DIY toy ever

When last did I do a DIY Toy here? When last did I do a DIY anything? those of you new to the blog, I used to focus mostly on crafts and DIYs , hacks and tips and although the hacks and tips are here every week I have not DIYed in a while – actually no, I have, I just have not taken any pictures of said DIYs in a while…so last night Aidan and I sat down at my crafting desk (yes i have one of those) and came up with these face pebbles.

This diy toy is  sooo simple and can be used in a variety of ways, we play tic-tac-toe,  memory and we also do simple addition and subtraction games (yes , my kid thinks maths is a game. yes, I should get a maternity test)

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Banting and diabetic “safe” cocktails

I’m putting safe in quotations because I am no expert on how safe alcohol would be in banting and diabetic diets. My own dietician was like, let’s cut out alcohol and revisit it. I figured I’d do some research (on reputable sites) so when she was ready to revisit I would be super ready to cater this visit.

So it felt like perfect timing when InterContinental hotels & resorts sent me a stunning (I might have to redo my lounge for it to fit in) cocktail set. I was eager to try it out, but with my diabetic situation and financial situation (adulting in 2017 is expensive, joh) I knew I needed to keep both the sugar and the cost down.  I managed to do both with these recipes

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