Category: Just for Fun

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. 🙂

Episode VIII has a name… and I heart it!

It was announced today on that the upcoming film’s official title is Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

There’s just something about it, you guys. I love it.

Seeing Mark Hamill at the end of The Force Awakens was such a moment! And then in the first teaser trailer we were given a few more seconds of Luke Skywalker… ok, the same few seconds, just from his view this time, but still! (you can find me freaking out over this here 😀 )

And now the title seems to hint at the character playing quite a significant role in the next film – perhaps as The Last Jedi?… or perhaps as the one who trains Rey?… or maybe there’s already a small group of young Jedi he’s been training?… So many theories running around in my already exhausted minds (its been one of those days… my mind and body are feeling the effects of having no helper for almost four months). Why, oh why do we have to wait so long? 🙁

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled for release 15 December 2017.