Monday, 27 January 2014

Go to Play Market - 8 February

I just love the Play Market at Giba Gorge.
Read more about what I loved and why here.

Find them on Facebook
Unfortunately we won't make this one as it's my daughter's 7th birthday party that day. I can't wait to share the details with you once it is all over!

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Support SPCA

MASSIVE MASSIVE Clearance Sale on books as well as various odds and ends from the different charity shops.
Visit Kloof & Highway SPCA over the next three weeks for HUGE BARGAINS Starting Sat 25th January to Sat 15th Feb from 8am to 12noon daily.
There are two marquees. One opposite the Attic Charity Shop and the other in the tea garden area. 80% of the marquees are stocked with books ALL going for an amazing R5 each. There are hundreds of high quality books of all types and the marquees will be restocked with more books daily. Keep checking their Facebook page for daily updates on the items going on sale here.
Please share this with all your friends and family. Thank you to everyone for your continued support in helping the SPCA to raise funds.
Contact 031 7641212/3
Or visit their website

Thursday, 16 January 2014

The Meeting Tree - February

The Meeting Tree starts again in February.  Experience a great day out in the country. Great views, awesome food, beautiful crafts, a relaxed vibe and live music. 
See you on Sunday the 2 February from 11am until 4pm
Visit their Facebook page for more details here.

HELLO 2014!

A {very} belated happy new year to you!
Sorry I have been so quiet over the last month and a bit. Personally, I didn't end 2013 on a high BUT I believe on a positive outlook and that 2014 will be a great year!
Wishing you all a great 2014 too!
I stumbled upon the 100 Happy Days challenge have embraced it. I encourage you to do the same. We live in a time where we are all so busy and tend to focus on the negative. I am 11 days in and can tell you already that I can easily find something in each day that makes me happy. I did not expect that to happen. It turns out my life is a pretty happy one if I don't focus on the unhappy. Take a look the website. I am documenting my #100happydays through my Instagram account. Find me @livinghillcrest. Who knows, I might even turn it into #200happydays. Visit the website for more details here.
Some of my #100happydays pictures to wet your appetite:

So far my year has gone a little like this:
We brought in the new year in the berg under the stars, on a blanket, next to a roaring fire. The husband and I were actually alone after everyone else bailed and went to bed early! The 4 other couples all failed to make it to midnight. This was very funny and immediatley made the husband and I feel like we were the most exciting of the bunch. It was great to get away and spend time with friends.
We spent some time working on our veggie garden. It is a masterpiece! I will have to share some pictures with you soon.
The husband and I went back to work.
Booked the daughters birthday party venue. It's a secret for now, but all will be revealed.
The daughter started Grade 1 yesterday. I could not possibly be more proud if I tried. She is such a beautiful girl with the most precious soul.
The daughter got her first set of stiches {a grand total of 3}, on her toe, after a accident on my parents farm. She now has a Frankenstein toe and could not wear one of her brand new school shoes on her first day back. Fail. But what a trooper, she marched in there and had a ball. A total of 5 plaster changes on the first day.
I don't know about you but payday felt like a looooong time ago. They don't call it 'the month's of January' for nothing. So we are having a quiet January. A quiet time for us generally means a quiet time for the blog.