Category: Just for Fun

Mini-Me and Mini-Zee

If you’re looking for a special – and exceptionally cute – gift, Mini-Me is exactly what you need! They’re personalised Lego gifts, and there are thousands of items to choose from, to perfectly miniaturise yourself or someone you love.


When I was given the chance to build my own Mini-Me, I may or may not have let out an even more high-pitched squeal of excitement than my little girl. We’re LEGO fans here, and having tiny LEGO versions of ourselves is super special.


You get to personalise everything – the hair, the face (so many expressions and lip colours to choose from, this took me the longest), torso, legs, accessories, even which stand you’d like them on. I loved that there are short legs too, which meant my mini me’s (Zee) Mini would clearly look smaller than my own. I had so much fun building them online, and I love how adorable they look in reality. 🙂


Something else I found really impressive is the time it took to arrive. It was processed, and a tracking number sent to me within 24 hours. Another 24 hours, and Zee was already playing with them. They got here assembled and on the stand, safe and sound in bubble wrap, inside a handy little container. I hadn’t selected any accessories, so the phone and cute pink hairbrush was an extra, very sweet surprise (thank you Mini-Me!).



Zee thought it would be fun to have me race off in a speedboat. You know, just regular weekday things for this mom.


This Darth Vader mask was added to the website yesterday, so naturally I had to include this amazing Mini-Me here for all my fellow Star Wars fans. I mean, how cute!?


In case you’re still wondering whether or not you should head over to to start building your own Mini-Me, here’s Zee telling us what she thinks of them. I hope you enjoy our new video. 🙂


One Messy Mama

Candle dipping in Magaliesburg

We didn’t travel far over the December/January holidays. If you caught some of my posts last month, you may remember we spent some of that time in Magaliesburg. It is the ideal spot for a quiet, restful break from the everyday hustle. Of course, there’s only so much quiet and rest a child can handle before needing an activity to make up for all the down time.

Fortunately daddy had spotted something in a “Things to do in Magaliesburg” brochure. It was something our little rascal enjoyed very much. And it was found in this very unassuming looking building, a short distance from where we were staying.

Candle dipping

Candle dipping, something we’d not tried before, turned out to be a fun activity for all of us. I’d say it’s most fun for the little ones, but there was a couple there, having even more fun than Zee. 😀

The lady there does a demonstration of how to dip and decorate a candle, then you’re good to go. There’s a wide selection of candles, from plain and simple, to intricate looking flowers, to cute animals and characters which the little ones would love. You can go wild with the colors and glitter, and all you pay for are the candles you choose (which start at only R10), making for very affordable family fun.

We now have candles at home in the shapes of a butterfly, Mickey Mouse, and an adorable little elephant. 🙂

Moms, next time you find yourselves in Magaliesburg, with little ones who’ve had enough of the guest lodge/resort, take a drive to the candle dipping factory and let them keep themselves busy for a while. And while they’re getting glitter all over themselves, you could grab a cooldrink and decide on which of the many bath salts also sold there, you’re going to take home with you.

Tale as old as time…

Disney released the final trailer for Beauty And the Beast, and it’s glorious! This one shows us more than the previous two, and my inner child was thrilled to see they’ve not strayed far from the storyline portrayed in the 1991 animated film.

We get a glimpse of Belle (Emma Watson) as a child, her love for books already evident. We also see Gaston (Luke Evans) at his egotistical best, staring adoringly at himself in a mirror. We’re introduced to Lumière (Ewan McGregor), Cogsworth (Ian McKellen), Mrs Potts (Emma Thompson), and Chip (Nathan Mack), who will no doubt be loved by our children, as they were by us.

And then there’s the iconic ballroom scene, with Beast (Dan Stevens), and Belle in that amazing yellow dress, and the incredible voices of Ariana Grande and John Legend singing the famous title track adding that final touch of magic.

If you havent watched it yet, here’s the trailer, guaranteed to make you smile.

Beauty And The Beast will be in cinemas in March. Just over a month to go. 🙂