I have been thinking that a recipe is long overdue. Chicken, Avo & Rocket Tortilla Wraps are a regular feature on our dinner menu. The kids love it and best of all it is easy! You really can adapt it to your own personal taste but I find that this recipe is both tasty and healthy! [Read more…]
As I have mentioned before one of our favourite places for a weekend getaway is the remote area of Jacobsbaai, it is up the West Coast of South Africa, heading out of Cape Town, in the direction of Vredenberg. We have a beautiful family holiday home there, decorated in distinctly beach style decor, which allows the space to be both tranquil and luxurious! It truly is a beach-lovers paradise.
On a recent trip up to Jacobsbaai, we were fortunate enough to have suitable sea-faring weather! Well when I say we, I mean my eldest daughter, her Dad and Grandpa. We have discovered that our eldest has a passionate love of the sea – or should I say of extreme adventure sports, which include boating, crayfishing and boogie-boarding! Needless to say all a bit nerve-wracking for the mother involved – ME! The interesting thing is that I was pretty much the same as a child, it is only recently that I have decided that swimming with sharks actually does sound dangerous and somewhat life threatening.
The boat trip was rather successful and the fisher-folk managed to catch a few crayfish, crabs and a fish! I was rather happy with this outcome seeing as I love crayfish! So the fishing crew returned rather chuffed with themselves and we could all enjoy the bounty that they caught, as an appetiser before dinner – yum!
A few other places to stay up the West Coast include: Langebaan, the quaint fishing village of Paternoster – where you will find lots of lovely B&B’s and self catering accommodation and the beautiful Shelley Point Hotel & Spa.
Images: Collage 1,2 & 3 ©FAR Photography by Super Mom Blog
The first post in my new series “Life Insights – Real Women.Real Life.”
As parents we know the importance of capturing special memories and what is more special than the birth of your precious baby!
We all have birth stories to share; many with a great deal of drama attached others “a walk in the park”. Although I remember snippets of my births, which are hazy at best thanks to strong drugs, I have all the memories captured forever, in print. I could not imagine being without these photographs to look back on, especially as your littlies grow up into not such littlies!
I must admit the concept of a birth photographer was new to me but what a wonderful thing. We make such a big deal about other momentous occasions and hire the best professional photographers, so why not for a birth? It would certainly take the pressure off of the Dad- to- be, allowing him to truly witness the moment without unnecessary distractions.
So now you ask – where can we find such a person? Well I have recently had the privilege of meeting, through the awesome medium of digital technology, a wonderful photographer who specialises in birth photography!
Her name is Marysol and she is a second generation photographer, who has her father to thank for her love of photography. She is a Cuban-American, now married to a South African and calls Cape Town her home. She herself is a mother of two.
The journeys, by which I had children, by adoption and by birth, have profoundly shaped my life and my motherhood. I know how important it is to have images of these events because I’ve been on the other side of the camera too. – Marysol Blomerus
What is a birth photographer?
Marisol takes photojournalism style photos documenting the following:
- labour: the build-up to your baby’s arrival, the location, the emotions, the story complete with all the details.
- delivery: the first moments you and/or your partner see your baby
- new family: those first precious hours with your child, baby weighing, bonding time, perhaps meeting other siblings and family
- new-born: your only hours old infant, mindful of not over stimulating them.
I’m capturing your birth story, documenting the day you can never recreate. – Marysol Blomerus
Please visit Marysol’s website, Blomerus Photography, to find out more about this amazing woman, and see more of her wonderful birth photography.
Contact Marysol for more details – Email: [email protected] or Phone: 072 285 7438 [/note]
Images: Courtesy of Blomerus Photography
I am very excited to announce my first giveaway for 2012; I thought I would start the year of with a Valentine’s Day inspired giveaway. This amazing giveaway is sponsored by Elements on Kloof, my Beauty Spa of choice.
Elements on Kloof are based in Kloof Street, Cape Town, situated below Table Mountain – away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The spa is dedicated to touch therapy – they aim to provide an experience which focuses on wholeness of body and harmony of mind and soul. They offer a wide range of skin-care treatments, as well as touch-intensive treatments such as Hot Stone Massage, Aromasoul and Indian Head Massage.
Elements On Kloof and Super Mom Blog are giving away a luxurious pedicure to the value of R190.00, just in time for a bit of Valentines pampering. One of my lucky Cape Town readers stands the chance of winning this fab prize, all you need to do is follow the simple steps below and leave a comment below this post saying you have done so.
To enter this amazing giveaway you will need to “like” both Super Mom Blog and Elements on Kloof on Facebook and leave a comment on Super Mom Blog to say you have done so. For extra entries see below.
So just to make sure you know what to do:
- “Like” Super Mom’s Facebook page *(This step is mandatory)
- “Like” Elements’ on Kloof Facebook page *(This step is mandatory)
- Leave a comment stating that you have completed the above steps; along with your details in the comment section below this post (please include your email address)*(This step is mandatory)
For Extra Entries:
- Follow Super Mom Blog on Twitter *(Earns you one extra entry)
- Follow Elements on Kloof on Twitter *(Earns you one extra entry)
- Please leave one additional comment after each of your extra entries!
This giveaway will run from the 1st February 2012, until midnight on the 13th February 2012. The winner will then be selected and announced on my blog on the 14th February 2012. They will also be notified by email that they have won.
We could all use a bit of pampering – so do not waste any time enter now! Good luck and thank you for entering!
Conditions of entry: Anyone may enter this giveaway, but please note that Elements on Kloof is located in Cape Town, so the winner will need to make their way down to Cape Town to enjoy their prize or gift the prize to someone in Cape Town.
[note color=”F73985″]Contact Details: Elements on Kloof – Tel: 021-426 245 Email: [email protected][/note]
Images: Beauty- Trends on Pinterest
*This competition is now closed!
Recently while doing research for another Fashion post I came across these gorgeous, beaded dresses, by one of my favourite designers, Elie Saab. This beautiful range of couture gowns is reminiscent of the sherbet sweets of yester-year. Stunning pastel shades, sleek flowing lines, complimented beautifully by dreamy sheer fabrics, creating an overall look of romantic elegance.
Image Source: Fashion & Style Trends Pinterest
If you are in need of a bit of R & R this weekend and want to escape the heat why not treat yourself with a trip to the MOVIES. I love going to the movies, especially if you add the popcorn, Coke and Jelly tots!(Naughty treats – well baring the popcorn!) [Read more…]
Some of you may remember a while back that I won a range of Consol products, see my previous post: Consol Glass – “It’s good. It’s in glass.” Consol recently launched a new and exciting product, The Solar Jar, so you can imagine my delight when I was offered a Solar Jar to add to my collection. [Read more…]
I am a lover of coffee, perhaps a coffee-junkie or coffee-snob is the better term. You could say that coffee is my Happy Place! I will only drink ‘proper coffee’, no instant for me and the stronger the espresso, the better. I even went as far as buying my own Lavazza coffee machine, to satisfy this need! In the interests of purveying fine coffee, I thought I would share a few of the popular Cape Town Coffee Shops, according to of some of my readers. [Read more…]