Page 1

mum’s m@ m@il il Life’s Life Little Toolbox Since 2003

Durban (February 2013) 35 000 Free Magazines

Moses Mabhida Stadium


Everyday Life

S.N. FABRICS cc • Demin fabrics to clear @ R14.50pm • Shirting and dress fabrics @ R8pm • Stockists of workwear, upholstery, curtaining, twill and various waterproof fabrics • Manufacturers of waterproof furniture covers, umbrella covers, assorted bags, gazebos, marquees and camping tents • Custom made items in store Prices excl vat - while stocks lasts

Preserve your precious memories from dust, humidity and mould by converting them to DVD. Professional conversion of V.H.S, Hi 8 & Mini DV formats. Cleaning & repair service also available.

Contact Louisa 031 - 261 2951 • 083 324 6149 e-mail: 20 Charles Grove, Glenwood

1117 Umgeni Road, Durban • Tel: 031 - 303 2590

DURBAN NORTH R3 150 000 AMAZING!!! This perfectly presented overly spacious home has it all. So immaculate you can eat off the floors. NOTHING TO BE DONE. 2 separate lounges. Magnificent entertainment area. Completely step free. BONUS separate self contained 1 bedroom house with own separate driveway access. HURRY - WON’T LAST. Phone Sandy Slater (NQF4) 082 557 8251 or 031 - 563 7070 (w)


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Where Will I Find...? 2 3,7,11,15,18,96 4 5 6 8 9 10 12 13 14 16 - 17 19 20 - 21 22 - 23 24 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 48 49 - 52 53 - 59 60 61 - 69 70 - 83 84 - 87 88 89 90 - 93 94 95

Moses Mabhida Stadium Everyday Life Where Will I Find...? La Lucia Mall Editor’s Life Readers’ Life Jam Clothing Laidback Life Charity Life Oakridge College Just For Kids Valentine’s Day The Sharks Business Life Delicious Life Home Life Healthy Life Beautiful Life Tiny Life Young Life Tweens & Teens’ Life Educated Life Party Life Relaxed Life Galleria Dad’s Life Busy Life Simple Life Busta

costume carnival 'Cos dressing up is FUN for all ages

ADULT & KIDS’ FANCY DRESS HIRE Costumes for school events available 4 on Broadway, Durban North 083 258 0635 • 081 470 4661

Absolute Au Pairs

“for one of a kind peace of mind”

Au Pairs Nannies Babysitters Tutors

We Offer:

• Scrapbooking Products • Weekly Classes & Special W/shops • Kiddies’ Craft Classes • Perler Beads & Craft Kits Janine Esterhuizen 083 286 5656

Décor and Catering for all Events

• Weddings • Anniversaries • Birthday Parties • Christenings • School Events • Family Gatherings

mum‛s Editor: mail team

Alice Leah • • 031 - 573 1731 (ext 5) Subeditor: Brenda Daniels • • 073 269 6118 Accounts: Ilse or Lynda • 031 - 573 1731 (ext 2 or 3) Enquiries: Daniella • 031 - 573 1731 (ext 1) Advertising Sales: Bev Delew • 031 - 573 1731 (ext 4) Designers: Shaun Dalziel & Christine Bernard Cover Photo: Model: Lula and Rocco Thomas Photographer: Hayley Walker • DISCLAIMER: Neither the Publisher, Printer or Editor can be held responsible for damages or consequences of any omissions or errors, as every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information in Mum’s Mail. We do not guarantee the performance or quality of service of any of the advertisers in this magazine. No part of Mum’s Mail magazine may be reproduced without the written consent of the Editor.

Printed By

031 - 714 4700

Let us assist you in locating the ABSOLUTE care provider for your family! Based in KZN, contact Jess 079 303 1779 or


on Davallen Valentine Special

• Free 6/8 foils with every cut & blow • Free treatment & massage with all men’s cuts (valid until end Feb 2013)

Schwarzkopf Accredited Salon 031 - 562 9534 / 8462 Shop 3, Davallen Centre, Davallen Avenue, La Lucia


031 - 563 2026


A package to suit your needs 1 Waterloo Avenue, Westville 083 772 5451 • 076 395 6185

Pretty pamper parties!

“4 KIDS ONLY” HAIR SALON Shop 4, Davallen Centre, La Lucia (opp La Lucia Primary) Closed Tuesdays Cheryl or Janet 031 562 8462/9534

La Lucia Mall


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Despite this being the Valentine’s issue, I’m not really “feeling the love” right now...After almost three blissful weeks of holiday we came back to work with a resounding thud – straight into the new year, with a radically shortened deadline to cope with. So we are really proud that we have managed to produce our fab mag in such a short space of time – we hope you’ll enjoy it and do give us your feedback, as we love hearing from you. I tried to convince my husband (whose memory is not the best), that it was his turn to arrange our Valentine’s treat this year. Sadly, he did not fall for it, and although he could not recall exactly what we did last year, he is adamant that he arranged it. I’ll not easily forget the disastrous Valentine’s dinner fiasco at a local restaurant two years ago, so this year I really do need to go all out to impress (and redeem myself...)

Samantha Baldwin Sales Associate - NQF4


RE/MAX Panache •

Our retail outlets are jam-packed with the most comprehensive range of contemporary & traditional beadwork items in KwaZulu-Natal as well as a large range of curios & handmade crafts suited to locals and foreign tourists. Ethnicks, Shop 36, Heritage Market, Hillcrest 082 820 2647 Ethnicks, Shop 5A, The Woolworths Centre 41/45 Mackeurtan Avenue, Durban North

I’m frazzled and fresh out of ideas, so please share what you are planning to do for Valentine’s Day? You can email or share your ideas on our Facebook and Twitter pages for all our fans and followers to see.

Kamel Potteries

Happy Valentine’s month!

Alice xxx

• Painting Café • Suppliers of pottery and mosaic inserts • Lessons in hot glass slumping, pottery and mosaic 34 Ashfield Avenue, Springfield Park (031) 579 1011

Photo: Jordan, Alice and Ethan on the beach in Mozambique

Each office independently owned and operated

Editor’s Life


Everyday Life Custom Engraved Granite Plaques

Save your precious memories forever!

Our Products Include: • Family Photos • 21st Plaques • Tombstones • Memorial Plaques • Corporate Logos • Professional Name Plaques Enter our competition! Visit NOW & stand a chance to WIN a custom engraved plaque valued at R1175!

Shales 082 851 2600 • •

• Unique Gifts • Collectables • Kids’ Clothing




To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Readers’ Life Star Letter

• We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to you for your support of the Summerhill House and JAB Golf Day in September 2012. We aim to break ground to build our first children’s home and community centre in 2013, and we have you to thank for this. Lisa, Summerhill House.

Thank you for the prize I received at the end of last year after entering one of the Mum’s Mail competitions. This was my first ever competition that I entered. I entered specifically for my mum and little did I know that the MyChef Christmas lunch I won was the last with my mum. Thanks again, it was • Since placing my advert with Mum’s Mail I enjoyable and will not be forgotten! Zanele have had such an increase in party bookings. Hadebe. It has been so worth our while advertising in your mag. It has also been so wonderful Ed’s note: I am so glad we could make your to work with such an organised and prolast Christmas with your mum special! Con- fessional team. Well done to you and your gratulations Zanele, you also win a Mum’s team. Robynne Mills, DRUMKiDZ. Mail notebook. • Just to let you know that Subscribe to Mum’s Mail we had a great time at Sierra Ranch. Vera Dutton, compeIf you are not on our distribution list and tition winner – a two-night want to receive our fabulous magazine ev- stay for a family of four at ery month, you can subscribe for only R120 Sierra Ranch. per year. Send your subscription request and your name and postal address to info@ Mum’s Mail Readers Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter by visiting Send in fun photos of yourself posing with Mum’s Mail. February Letters Apology to Wonderland Baby Centre • Annie’s Busy Beez will be holding a party to celebrate the school’s 10th anniversary. Thanks for pointing out the Afrikaans spellThe party takes place on 8 February at 37 ing error in the November issue advert we Romsey Grove. Contact Anne, 031 – 564 ran for you. The word should have been 6592 or 083 463 7849. “groei”. We apologise for this error. Editor.

• Thank you to Mum’s Mail for all the work School Acceptance you do for CHOC. You have created such awareness of childhood cancer that is price- Rodney Van der Merwe of Magic Moments less to our work. Agie Govender, CHOC. expressed concern over the future of this independent Northdene-based pre-school. • Thank you for the editorial in Mum’s Mail Numbers of children being enrolled in the magazine – it is much appreciated. Debbie, school have dropped. Rodney believes this iThemba. is because bigger schools, who have started their own Grade R, are telling parents that • Thank you SO if their children do not attend the specific much for the newsschool’s Grade R, the chances of their chilletter [sent out on dren getting into the school later are slim. behalf of the Robin Rodney confirmed with the Education DeHood foundation]! partment that schools cannot refuse chilI’ve had about 15 dren entry if they have not attended Grade calls and about 60 R there. e-mails already since your mail Send your letters to went out! You are a star! The editor Kim Griffiths. reserves the right to shorten letters.


Jam Clothing


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Laidback Life

Book Reviews

• Shadows on the Nile by Kate Furnivall. 27 year old Jessica Kenton’s life is torn apart when her younger brother, Timothy, vanishes. Vowing to find him, she follows his trail to exotic Egypt where she doesn’t expect the danger she is confronted with. There are powerful people who do not want her brother found and not everything is as it seems…a story of courage, betrayal, a young woman’s determined search for her brother and her discovery of an all-consuming love in the shifting deserts of Egypt. • Did You Miss Me? by Karen Rose. Prosecutor Daphne Montgomery pulled herself out of a damaged past to build a solid life for herself and her son. Her confidence is shattered again by the news that her son has been kidnapped. She believes it has everything to do with a recent high profile case of hers. With her son’s life in jeopardy she must unlock a secret from her past and confront a truth that will change everything and everyone closest to her. • Munch by Hein Scholtz. Munch is an eclectic collection of recipes for students, young professionals and first-time cooks. It makes use of easily accessible ingredients, a basically stocked kitchen and has simple yet delicious recipes to follow. Through the inclusion of social media – Twitter, Facebook and QR codes – this recipe book provides a unique opportunity for interaction between reader, recipe and author. A definite first! • Skylark by Megan Spooner. 16 year old Lark Ainsley has never seen the sky. Her world is a dome which encloses all that’s left of humanity; this dome’s barrier is sustained by the magical energy harvested from kids who reach adolescence. Soon it is her turn to be harvested and she learns that she’s different; her energy is in a constant state of renewal. She flees and fights her way through the terrible wilderness beyond the edge of the world which she knows. • Sorrowline (The Timesmith Chronicles) by Neil Bushnell. 12 year old Jack Morrow is used to life being complicated. His mother died five years ago and his father is now headed for prison. Then Jack discovers he’s a Yard Boy – someone with the ability to travel through Sorrowlines – the channels that connect every gravestone with the date of the person’s death – and he is quickly pulled into an adventure beyond anything he could have imagined… • Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson. This picture book offers an introduction of Nelson Mandela’s life to young readers. Clear verse and beautiful paintings follow the iconic leader from his childhood, his work as a young city lawyer, through to his political leadership against the brutality of apartheid, his long imprisonment and then the triumph of his election as president of his country. Source: Books & Books, 031 – 563 6288, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 copy of each reviewed book to give away to 1 lucky reader. Visit to enter.


Everyday Life

Mom & Daughter Competition

Send an email to for more info! Sponsored by:


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Charity Life • St Thomas’ Home was established in 1959 and cares for children of all races who have been placed in the Home by the South African Justice System. Many have been grossly neglected, abandoned, orphaned or abused. The Home’s aim is to return children to the community, either to their biological families, where possible, or to foster families or Community Homes. Contact 031 – 207 3223, 209 – 8871,

• Tape Aids for the Blind, an NPO, has recorded over 40,000 books and thousands of monthly magazines and educational materials. They deliver over 2000 audio books per day and are currently going digital to improve audio quality and reach more people online. To help, you can: donate headphones and CD/DVD players or record a book. Contact 031 – 309 4800,

• The Unlimited Child directly promotes Early Childhood Development (ECD) by providing educational toys and caregiver training to underprivileged crèches. A Section 21 NPO based in Hillcrest, The Unlimited Child aims to reach 1,25 million children throughout S.A. by 2016 but additional funding and replication of their model is required. Only then can thousands more children enter school with ready minds and the capacity to reach their full potential. Members of the public can donate goods, time or money, can • The Durban North Baby House looks sponsor a child or caregiver, or donate after abandoned/unwanted babies await- their profile pic on Facebook or Twitter. ing adoption. It is done on a voluntary Visit basis and the home relies on donations from the community to sustain the ba- • Hope House, a haven for little ones, is bies. Their wish list includes: Infacare 1 & situated in Pinetown. It is a non-profit 2, fresh veg, Purity stage 1, 2 & 3, Cerelac, Christian home caring for six abandoned newborn clothing, storage, car seat, travel babies from newborns to toddlers. The bag, toiletries. Contact Leanne Larrance, home started as part of the Pinetown 083 231 2197, durbannorthbabyhouse@ Presbyterian Church’s New Hope Ministry with the intention of giving mothers who cannot care for their babies other options • CANSA Relay for Life is an opportunity rather than to abort or abandon them. for communities to get involved in the Babies, who have been given up for adopfight against cancer. It’s a fun, overnight tion, are placed in Hope House’s care, team event comprising teams of 10 – 15 while waiting to be reunited with their people each participating in a relay, with forever families. Hope House also assists each team committing to keeping at least mothers who are temporarily unable to one member walking the track at all times care for their babies; babies are returned because cancer never sleeps. Each team to the mother’s care once she is stable submits a commitment/registration fee. again. Visit Teams are then encouraged to raise funds to support CANSA. There is entertainment Send your charity and a Survivors’ Lap of Honour during the info to evening. Upcoming events in March: Ballito, Reservoir Hills and Bark for Life. To The Editor reserves enter a team contact CANSA, 0800 22 66 the right to edit all submissions. 22, • For just R30 you can feed a child for a month. Feed the Babies Fund is an NPO that feeds 8000 children daily throughout KZN. Contact www.feedthebabiesfund., 031 – 201 4682. To celebrate 20 years of service Operation Jumpstart is giving 10 lucky charities R20 000. The charity with the highest number of nominations will receive R20 000. To nominate Feed the Babies contact Joanne Grey,


Oakridge College

Working Together To Give You The Edge Est. 1999

Grade 8 - 12

INFORMATION EVENING Inviting all Grade 6 & 7 Parents Date: Wednesday 13 March Time: 6pm Please RSVP to Glenda on

22 Mackeurtan Avenue, Durban North Ph: 031 563 2221 | Fax: 086 763 4325 13

To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Just for Kids

Folding Bench Sandpits & Kiddies’ Wooden Furniture

Just for Kids manufacture wooden folding bench sandpits and furniture for children. All their products come with free delivery anywhere in South Africa! Tired of messy sandpits? Think no further than Just for Kids’ folding bench sandpit. The sandpit has an attached lid which closes up the sandpit when not in use, preventing dogs and cats from making a mess in the sand. When the children play in the sandpit, the lid folds into two benches. Just for Kids’ sandpits are treated for weather and insects. Galvanised hinges are used and the company can varnish the sandpits to protect the timber for long term use. Weed guard is placed inside the sandpits which allows for permanent drainage and which assists in keeping the sand a healthy playing environment for your little one. Just for Kids also manufacture kiddies’ picnic tables, kiddies’ picnic tables with inbuilt sand tray, veggie garden boxes, cube tables with storage chairs, table and chair sets and toy-box benches. Contact: Sarah McAlister or Shaine McAlister, 072 227 0985, 083 777 6203,, Please visit to view all products and prices online. An order facility is available. Special: Folding bench sandpit – varnished sandpit, including delivery and sand, only R1350. Save R400! (NB! Sand only available in Durban). D EL F R A YO IV EE N SO Y UR ER U W D Y TH H O TO E O A RE R FR I IC N A

Special On Fold ing Bench Sandpit

Varnished Sandpit, incl. Delivery & Sand

ONLY R1350

Save R400 - Order Now! (Sand only available in Durban)

View our indoor and outdoor furniture and prices at Contact 072 227 0985 or 083 777 6203


Everyday Life

22 - 24 Feb 2013

The biggest Pet Expo will be returning for its 18th year at the Durban Exhibition Centre.

Friday: 2pm - 8pm • Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 6pm Tickets at the door or through Computicket 031 - 765 4286 •


Cnr. Centenary Boulevard/Aurora Drive, GATEWAY UMHLANGA Looking for a bite to eat? Then come & try something from our new exciting in-store fast food outlet


We’ve got everything from chicken pieces & strips, to burgers & wraps, not forgetting our enticing platters & more! Or try out something from our “Grab N’Go Fridge” for a healthy snack of: - Fruit / Muesli / Yoghurt - Fresh Greek / French / Pasta Salads - Cheese & Tom / Pastrami / Tuna / Chicken - Sandwiches & Wraps Ready to Go Meals (just heat & eat) - Chicken a la King - Curry & Rice - Assorted Meat Platter Yummy Puddings - Chocolate Mousse - Jelly & Custard

Such a Wide Vareity


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s in Nambiti Hills

Soul ll Sole

During February Nambiti Hills is offering an all-inclusive special rate of R1795 per person over weekends and R1495 per person midweek, per person per night sharing. The offer includes afternoon tea and dinner, brunch, two game drives, and Bath & Body Range Perfect Valentine’s Gift! drinks and snacks on game drives. A mini- A• Bath Oil • Body Oil • Bath Salts mum two-night stay applies for midweek. • Natural Body Lotion • Body Scrub • Organic Hand Wash Get intimate with Africa... Professional sizes also available Just 23km east of Ladysmith in the extraordinarily beautiful and geographically diverse KwaZulu-Natal, lies Nambiti Big 5 Game Reserve, home to elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino, as well as over 30 other animal species. It is also rich in bird life and indigenous flora. Often described as “heaven on earth”, the Nambiti Big 5 Game Reserve is also home to Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge. At Nambiti Hills Private Lodge, guests are taken on a holistic safari, covering all spheres of the eco-system, from the smallest insects and different grasses to the magnificence of Africa’s best known beasts, in as much detail as you desire. The 5 star private game lodge offers intimate and luxurious accommodation. There are eight luxury suites and one honeymoon suite, each suite with a private viewing deck and an interior featuring a contemporary eclectic mix of local African design.

Jude McDivett 078 280 7870

Quick and painless R160 031 - 563 1297 BBM: 225F16BC Chelsea Drive, Durban North

Contact Us for our

Valentine’s Specials!


Kelly 076 579 7277 • Kelly Epskamp Photopraphy

Your Valentine... In the Wild

Don’t let Valentine’s Day be a CATastrophe... book a romantic getaway at Emdoneni for the love of your life. Emdoneni is a haven of friendly warmth where Africa comes alive with the sounds of birdcall, prancing antelope and the splendour of the wild cats. Walk with the animals within our nature lover’s paradise, enjoying true South African hospitality and comfort. Be mesmerised by the Caracal, Serval, Cheetah and the African Wildcat at our unique Cat Rehabilitation Centre. Meet the tame cheetah, take in some stargazing, magnificent birding or a chartered game fishing trip. The opportunites are boundless.


Contact:, 031 – 333 6723, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has a 1-night stay for 2 people to give away to 1 lucky reader. Visit to enter.



035 - 562 7000/1 • 082 713 3686 •


Valentine’s Day


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Everyday Life Westville


The Advanced Laser Technology



R270 for a 30 Minute Treatment Includes:

• Spa RF Treatment for 20 Minutes with Meso Vitamin Complex • Willa Krause Skincare Products (Toner, Eye Cream and Collagen Serum)

Why Spa RF:

• Radio frequency that increases blood circulation • Stimulates and regenerates collagen • Soften wrinkles and lines • Rejuvenates the face • Aids lymphatic drainage

Musgrave Shopping Centre, Shop S110B - Lower Level Hillcrest Branch - Heritage Market, Shop No. 103

Also available - Laser Hair Removal Now stocking Willa Krause Skin Care 031 - 266 5361 • 113 Jan Hofmeyr Road, Westville

Please contact Helen 083 293 4321 or email

Durban Cosmetic Laser Centre LightSheer Duet Laser Hair Removal Provides Speed, Comfort & Flexibility.

• The latest in third generation laser hair removal. • Four times faster than other hair removal lasers. • More comfortable. • Free consultation and advice. The first laser hair removal clinic in KZN, since 1997.

461 Innes Road, Morningside 031 - 312 3934 • 083 554 1350 •


The Sharks


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Business Life DISC Your Business Michelle Ardé of KZN Cosmetology came to the Mum’s Mail offices recently to do a DISC presentation with the staff. DISC is a method used to profile people into four behavioural groups, namely Dominant, Influencing, Steady/Safe and Cautious. The personality profiles are then used to match people to particular job descriptions in a team. An even more practical application, in our case, was to teach the staff how to recognise these personality types in our customers and respond accordingly. Michelle used a short audiovisual presentation to introduce the subject before getting down to the juicy bits. After each member of staff had filled in a series of options on a form and come up with their personal DISC types, Michelle explained the characteristics that went with each. For example, dominant people want quick service, influencing people like excitement, steady people seek a personal connection, and cautious people look for logic and facts. We had fun identifying those characteristics in each other and seeing how each was suited to their job, e.g. designing, sales, managing or admin. Michelle then spent some time explaining how we could adapt DISC for use with our customers. This was so we could improve communication with them and solve their problems. Adapting DISC to customers involved really getting to know them, looking for body language and voice tone, and then mirroring those in our responses. Editor of Mum’s Mail, Alice, said: “I loved that Michelle could ‘spot’ what we were from a mile away! We are so predictable, but this info will help us ‘manage’ our clients better!” Michelle had a professional and personable approach and adapted her presentation specifically for Mum’s Mail. A very worthwhile exercise for your business. Contact: Michelle Ardé, KZN Cosmetology, 082 326 0083,

The platform for members to network, promote their business, get ideas and obtain referrals. Next meeting: Fri 22 February Only R85 for members and R110 for visitors.

SUSAN ABRO ATTORNEY (B.A. LLB) Senior Attorney Expert in Family Law Women & Children’s Rights Activist

031 - 312 6227 79 Churchill Road, Morningside

GARELLA ATTORNEYS Specialists in Family, Matrimonial & Divorce Law

The services that we offer include (but are not limited to:) • Divorce proceedings • Custody (parental rights and responsibilities) disputes • Access (contact)disputes • Parenting agreements • Child representation • Mediation • Rights of fathers of children born out of wedlock • Adoption proceedings (both locally and inter country) • Children’s court enquiries • Domestic violence proceedings •Maintenance claims proceedings • Ante-nuptial contracts We strive to exceed our clients’ needs, with specific focus on value, service and selection.

BASED IN PMB AND DBN 033 - 342 8285 20

Business Life A “Healthy” Business Durban businesswoman Bronwyn Bath has owned and managed Creative I for seven years. But in 2011 Bronwyn decided to branch out and start Fit4Health, a women’s and children’s outdoor exercise programme. Bronwyn had achieved distinctions at the Exercise Training Academy through which she studied and her 2 x 2 Stroller Training programme was subsequently aired on SABC 3. But, like any other business, Bronwyn’s has not been without its challenges. Difficulties included the climate in Durban, receptiveness (or lack thereof) to a new concept, poor economy and low capital. But she persevered and gleaned some helpful business tips along the way. “I persevered and made use of contacts made in my graphic design business,” said Bronwyn, “relied on networking meetings, made sure I attended a marketing workshop and never gave up trying to offer the best service possible.” She also kept up exercise during her own pregnancy and relied heavily on her Christian faith. Fit4Health offers a lifecycle of training for ladies and their kids i.e. Ladies’ Boot camp, Fit Mums ‘n Babes Boot Camp, Stroller Training and CrazyFit Kids’ Boot Camp workouts. All of these, believes Bronwyn, improve participants’ self-confidence – the particular element that drives Bronwyn to continue – and excel. “I want to be in the forefront of all ladies in Durban and the country as the ‘go-to’ business for outdoor training that suits every lady at every stage of their lives.”

Gifts2Go is a packaging wonderland. We welcome all corporates, crafters, brides or the general public. We cater for all your packaging needs!

Sandi Robberts 082 776 7055 • 49 Willowvale Road (now Albert Dlomo Rd), Glenwood

Code 8: Driver - R500 (5 x 1 hour lessons) Non-Driver - R1000 (25 x 1/2 hour lessons) Code 10: R1000 (30 lessons) Code 14: R1500 (20 lessons) Terms and Conditions Apply

Sauri Nair 031 - 201 5559 • 083 350 9884

A language you will understand

Established in 1991, we have been feeding people for 21 years! We love catering for: Corporates Suite Hospitality Training Centres @ Your Office @ Your Home Hungry? Call us on 031 - 563 8546 or visit or

Bronwyn is married to Andrew (“a very supportive, patient husband I could not live without”) and has two children. She enjoys playing the piano, painting, running and dancing.

Matrimonial Law Division As part of its ongoing drive to deliver maximum value to its clients, Strauss Daly has expanded to include a family law department to provide expert advice and service on a range of family law issues. Trish Offermann Tel: 031 - 570 5600 | Fax: 031 - 570 5799

Contact: Bronwyn Bath, Fit4Health, 072 244 3669,


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Delicious Life Champagne Valley Meats Champagne Valley Meats is a direct-to-home delivery service in the Durban area for a butchery located in the Champagne Valley, Drakensberg. Champagne Valley Meats is passionate about the quality and taste of their meat. The beef (dry-aged), lamb and pork are from local farmers who provide hormone-free meat and their chicken is supplied by a farmer who uses as little hormone additive as possible. No preservatives or additives are used. The meat is trimmed and individually packed. Orders can be placed at any time by e-mail or SMS and are delivered to you. Delivery is usually within two days, depending on stock, otherwise within two weeks in the Durban area and monthly in Pietermaritzburg. Deliveries from the Berg are frequent, and any meat not sold within 24 hours is frozen to preserve flavour and quality (except vacuum-packed beef which is further wet-aged). Whilst prices are benchmarked on a local supermarket chain, the quality and flavour of their meat, believes Champagne Valley Meats, is far superior. The difference is definitely in the taste. Alice Leah, editor of Mum’s Mail, tried a selection of the meats and had this to say: “The first thing that struck me was the colour of the meat – it is a much darker red than the meat you buy from the butchery/shops. We tried the lamb chops, beef mince, chicken and wors and all the meat was delicious and had very little fat. The bonus is the door-to-door delivery and the freshness of the meat.” Contact: Fiona Westerdyk, 079 616 9385,

We are Halaal!

Beginner / Domestic Cooking Classes New times from 5 February. Minimum 4 participants to run a class. Tuesdays: 8.30am – 11.30am Book 4 lessons & receive a certificate of completion.



This programme is conducted in English & covers the importance of preparation, taste & smell. We discover and learn why flavours and textures go together. Beginners learn how to cook and prepare nutritious family meals.

We have moved!

Book now! Call (031) 266 8488 or e-mail,

11 Shirldor Park, 7 Cypress Drive, Glen Anil Karen Jooste 031 - 569 4455 • 082 466 8554


Delicious Life Healthy Lunchbox Snacks Kids need appetising yet nourishing snacks to keep their minds and bodies active during school. Dried fruit and nuts are delicious and nutritious containing everything that spells a good lunch. Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts have a variety of more than 120 conveniently packed products, which include fun mixes, snack packs and fruit and nut bars, ideal for a child’s lunchbox.

TAFTA MEALS ON WHEELS Has cooking become an effort? We prepare meals and deliver to your door Monday to Friday for older people What you have to do? Call TAFTA on 031 - 332 3721 This is a needs based service! Visit our website on:

The best tasting EGG FREE mayo, now in Bacon flavour as well! Visit our website for details! Find us at The Food Market at The Hellenic on 23 February! Visit for your closest stockist or call Martin 031 - 700 9193 or 082 809 9194

These products are now at more than 52 new boutique outlets throughout the country. For your nearest store visit 125 Old Main Road (Josiah Gumede Road), Pinetown 031 - 702 0155•


Suppliers of Baking Ingredients


fresh simple cooking imagine a world where meals just happen!

WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts Hampers valued at R500 each to give away to 4 lucky readers. Visit to enter.

• hands on cooking courses for domestic employees • improve the skills of your domestic worker • easy, fun and tasty • situated in your area february courses pheka one - durban north pheka two - durban north pheka two - hillcrest now offering private catering for more information contact danielle du toit mobile: 072 261 5192

Saturday 23rd February 8am - 1pm Hellenic Community Centre, 6 High Grove, Umgeni Park, Durban North

• Weddings • 21st • Gift Packs • Corporate Gifts and more! 083 381 8483 •


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Home Life

Summer Gardening Tips

After the holiday joy, it’s time to focus on garden maintenance and plan for the coming season. Here are some tips to get you started: • Plan what winter annuals you want and get ready to sow this seed in February. • Prune summer-flowering shrubs after they have finished flowering. • Lawns need extra care if they have grown during the holiday season. Do not mow your lawn too short, rather mow more regularly and don’t take more than a third of the leafblade off at a time. Look out for brown patches which may mean you have lawn caterpillar that needs to be controlled. • Water your garden early in the morning. A thorough soaking every three to four days and a thick layer of organic mulch will encourage deep root development and healthy plants in hot weather. • Good garden hygiene can help to curb fungal diseases (like mildew and rust) and keep red spider mite and fruit fly at bay. • Remove old flower stalks and the dead material around the base of spent perennials, pick up fallen fruit before it rots, and lightly prune overgrown shrubs and creepers to allow air to circulate and light to penetrate. • Make this year different and undertake to grow your own herbs and vegetables. It’s fun, rewarding and cost-effective. • Remember the birds and keep bird baths topped up with clean water regularly. • Add water-retaining granules and mulch to containers and hanging baskets to keep these hydrated.


031 - 561 2221/2 084 393 6639 079 523 8243 23 Chartwell Centre, Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks

The heat is on and the only time to garden is early in the morning or late in the afternoon – so relax in the shade with a glass of icy, home-made lemonade and enjoy your midsummer garden. Source: Tanya Visser, The Gardener Magazine,

Interior Decorators | Est. 1967

Beautiful roses and other great Valentine gift ideas in stock Remember to ask for your loyalty card!

We Deliver! Gift Vouchers Available

Large range of herbs and veg in stock! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! Call Cecilia 031 - 564 5859 20 Hinton Grove, Virginia Circle, Durban North



Home Life

EcoSteam is a fully mobile valet unit offering professional and new technology in the car valet industry. Their high-tech steam-and-dry method is a quick, efficient, water-friendly cleaning system (average of 4L per car) and offers many advantages in comparison to other regular car wash outlets and cleaning services. It is neater as steam evaporates and produces no run-off. Cleaner results are obtained due to highpressure dry steam applied to deep clean and sanitise all interior surfaces. Most importantly, EcoSteam uses only 100% biodegradable professional products that are not harmful to the environment. EcoSteam offers a unique, convenient and superior car valet service. There is no official wash bay nor costly set-up required, so there is no need to drive to a car wash outLavender let. It is therefore time saving. EcoSteam is fully insured for conducting business and Laundromat delivery of service on any site.

& Coffee Bar

Individual clients can pay for the services when collecting their keys. Monthly payment facilities can be arranged for contractual clients. And – don’t take EcoSteam’s word for it – book a demo! Seeing really is believing – a great opportunity for you to see the team in action and appreciate the method used to make your vehicle look as good as new. Cleaning options vary from a basic exterior steam clean and vacuum to a full valet as well as executive top-ups e.g. steam wax, leather seat treatment, roof lining, engine steam clean and clay glaze applications.

Pick up & drop off services available

10% discount on presentation of this advert 031 - 584 7186/4 • 082 491 3216 12 The Zenith, 20 Solstice Road, Umhlanga

HEAT-your-POOL SOLAR from R4499

Prices range from R60 to R250. Group bookings for three or more full valets at R250 per valet will qualify for a 10% discount.

HEAT-your-GEYSER SOLAR from R7499 HEATPUMPS from R8999 INDUCTION 30L from R3500

Contact: Pieter Mulder, Mobile Valet Specialist, 082 458 2780, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 valet valued at R250 to give away. Visit to enter.

Dominic - 082 800 3215 Glen - 082 800 6591 Fred - 071 602 1523 032 947 1802 • 032 586 0253


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Home Life

Learn to Decorate Your Home

Ursula Muller’s greatest passion is to help clients from all walks of life to create beautiful and comfortable homes. Whilst Ursula can do this for you, she also teaches homemakers to do it themselves. Her décor classes are for “The Novice, the Talented and the Inquisitive” and are run on Saturday mornings/afternoons in separate modules. The notes are easy and self-explanatory, making the questions/exercises manageable after each module. The classes are fun-filled and informative, and include a cuppa and a snack – all for only R120 per lesson. Come along and learn a new skill – improve your living status! If doing it yourself is not for you then Ursula can do it for you. No matter the size of your budget, Ursula is prepared to turn your present living areas into more pleasing and interestingly co-ordinated spaces, her main aim being to give her professional, personalised attention to detail on all jobs (however small or simple). Ursula can design and plan the layout of your furniture according to your lifestyle and needs and offers consultations for a small fee, which will be reimbursed against a confirmed order. Advice is offered on layouts, colours, paint, hanging of artwork etc. All work is personally and professionally supervised and all consultations, quotations, presentations and viewing of fabric are by way of appointment only, to allow for personalised service. Contact: Ursula Muller, Ashwood Interiors, 031 – 765 1339, 084 649 3533, WIN WIN WIN MUM’S Mail has 6 Décor Classes (modules of your choice) to give away to 3 lucky readers. Visit to enter.

“Arguably the

best local and

European brands under one roof”

Durban 37 Ashley Ave Glenashley 031 - 572 3344

Ballito MGA House 3 Wimble Close 032 - 946 3934 •


Home Life

• High Pressure Drain Jetting • Heat Pump & Solar Installations • Rain Water Harvesting Nigel Williamson 031 - 563 3520 • 083 259 0970 Member of: • IOPSA • PIRB • SESSA

WE CLEAN • Dust Mite Anti-Allergen • Pet Urine Treatment • Retail Products Available


Carbonised bubbles No sticky residue Stay cleaner longer! GREEN CERTIFIED!



• Berea 031 - 207 1606 • Bluff 031 - 467 5779 • Durban North: 031 - 564 2477 • North Coast: 032 - 946 0515 • Toti: 031 - 903 5779

Independently owned and operated •

0861 7665 4328 •

031 - 569 2772



Perfect gift for your kids!

• Cape Hardwood Timber Cylindrical Turned Poles • Best Quality & Service at Affordable Prices


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Home Life Inanda Veterinary Hospital In the tree-lined area of Waterfall, near Hillcrest, is the extremely well-equipped vet practice, Inanda Veterinary Hospital. Headed by Dr Anthony Zambelli, the practice treats dogs and cats, offering oncology, surgery (e.g. for heart problems), various scopes (e.g. endoscopy and colonoscopy), dental treatment, an all-important sterilising department and even a laboratory for testing blood samples. I spent a lovely morning with Dr Zambelli, a passionate and accomplished Specialist Veterinary Physician, who showed me around the premises which he converted two years ago from an existing crèche. Everything is computerised/digitalised, so for example I got to see a digital picture of a dog’s heart, a digital X-Ray machine and learnt how a scope, equipped with a camera, can manoeuvre inside an animal’s body and produce corresponding pictures on a computer screen. Dr Zambelli is particularly experienced in this area. Recently he was called on to retrieve a ball (and a scrubbing brush) from the stomach of an uShaka Marine World dolphin! But being hands-on is far more important to Dr Zambelli, despite the wonders of technology. I got to see this in practice when I attended a hydrotherapy session for Dickens, a Pembroke Corgi with hip dysplasia. Helped by a wetsuit-clad attendant, Dickens had a 15-minute session in a small outside pool. Dickens will have about 12 such sessions, three per week, before heading off to Onderstepoort in Pretoria to have an operation. Hydrotherapy is good for developing muscles before or after surgery, and can help with weight loss. The sessions, done in the supportive environment of water, can reduce recovery time by as much as half. Contact: Dr Zambelli, Inanda Veterinary Hospital, 031 – 762 1816, by Brenda Daniels for Mum’s Mail.


Jump for fitness and fun

• We manufacture, market and repair different trampolines of all sizes (pit and standing models - starting from R3000) • We supply trampolines all over South Africa • All our products carry a 2 year guarantee • Our products are recommended by well-known coaches, medical practitioners, physiotherapists and resorts countrywide



Trading hours: 9am - 4.30pm (Week Days) 083 235 5119 • 083 235 7074 • •


Home life

Domestic Chef Nannies in Training Nanny & Domestic Placements & Training First Aid Courses for Nannies & Parents; Baby & Toddler Care Courses

Your domestic worker trained in food and hygiene, by a professional chef, at your home.

Tracey van der Walt 079 695 4898

0861 077 777

Jenny has 23 years’ experience in dressing windows! Blinds, shutters and awnings made to order for any domestic or commercial properties. Free professional advice, quotations and supervised installations.

Call Jenny now! 083 260 5066

COLLECTOR’S WORLD WE BUY & SELL • Militaria • Coins • Stamps & Collectables Shop 3, Chartwell Centre, Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks

Colour Changing Candles by

These unique and exciting candles are impossible to resist once you have seen them. When lit, the candle starts to change through a rainbow of colours as if by magic. When extinguished the colour changing will stop UNTIL the candle is lit again.

Now open at the Heritage Market

INSTANT VEGGIE & HERB GARDENS • 6-box unit, 1.3 x 1.8m from R5250 • 8-box unit, 1.8m x 1.8m from R5695 • 16-box unit, 1.8m x 3.6m from R8995

Mum’s Mail readers get 5% off all HOGs (Home Organic Gardens) and Planters PLUS a free 1kg bag of Talborne Organics Fertilizer!

• Full Installation • Raised Beds • Built-in Irrigation • Cat, Bird & Monkey Proof 079 048 4232 • •


• Pre and Post Occupation Clean-Ups • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning • Flood Extraction Office 2, Eli Centre, 41 Ashley Avenue, Glenashley 031 - 572 5259 • 083 793 1924

Call us for a FREE quote

DISTURBED BY SOMEONE ELSE’S DRINKING? Al-Anon Family Groups have been providing hope for the families and friends of problem drinkers for over 50 years. 24 HOUR HELPLINE 0861 25 26 66 (AL-ANON)

I Care, the street children organisation are looking for DVD players, DVD movies, skateboards, gumboots (all sizes), a soccer table and snooker table, rugby, soccer, volley balls, roller blades, scooters or any other sporting equipment to keep the disadvantaged children occupied. Should you have any of the above to donate, please call Shirley or Bhekani on 031 - 572 6870 during working hours.


Beach Cottage with a stunning seaview in Port Edward. Sleeps 8 - 10 people. Close to main beach and shops. 10 mins from the Wild Coast Sun. SPECIAL - FROM R800 PER NIGHT (MAX 10 PEOPLE) 082 781 8611 or 073 583 0518 29

To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Healthy Life

Expert Healing Hands

Linda Liebenberg, a natural healing therapist, has the most appropriately named business: Healing Hands. The day I was due to visit Linda for a massage, I awoke tired and with a headache; when my massage was over I was calm and rejuvenated. Linda operates from her home-based spa in Kloof. She also travels to clients, bringing all the necessary equipment with her. Her little spa overlooks the majestic Krantzkloof valley and its open door invites the gentle breeze and bird chatter inside. First off Linda touched my back in various places and, magically (at least to me), found all my problem areas within seconds. This is testament to her many years of experience in the field. She then got the blood circulation going with the G5 (an electrically operated hand-held machine with a pleasantly smooth surface) before applying organic oils and beginning the massage. Different to a relaxation massage, this deep-tissue massage was firm, worked on knots and felt more like therapy than a guilty luxury. In fact, Linda recommends regular massages to help release tight muscles. She worked on the right side of my back, from hip to shoulder, followed by the left, and then the front and back of my neck. I felt very comfortable with Linda, listening to her explain things about my muscles I hadn’t considered before. Linda also does Tension Release (TRE), reflexology, lymph drainage, Reiki, sports massage, a corporate collection and couples massage/pamper packages. I highly recommend Linda’s therapeutic, expert treatment so make a booking today and give your body the healing it needs. Contact: Healing Hands, 082 454 3181,

• Balanced Nutrition • Weight Maintenance

Review by Brenda Daniels for Mum’s Mail.

• Business Opportunity • H24 Sports Nutrition

WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 X 60-Minute Deep Tissue Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage to give away. Visit to enter.

• Healthy Breakfast

Call Arno on 083 387 2510

Body Energy DR IMRAAN JHETAM MB. ChB (Natal), FCDerm (SA) Talk

Would you like to look and feel better all the time?


Then I would like to invite you to Access Bars, a fast and effective way of releasing all limitations that are keeping you stuck and from ENJOYING YOUR LIFE AND STOPPING YOU FROM EXPERIENCING NEW POSSIBILITIES! Wilma 082 576 8030


• Paediatric Dermatology • Cosmetic Dermatology • Mole Mapping • General Dermatology • Photodynamic Therapy • Skin Surgery • Botox & Fillers • Chemical Peels • Dermaroller• Phototherapy for Psoriasis, Vitiligo etc. Suite 3, First Floor, 45 Hopelands Road, Parklands Hospital, Durban 031 - 208 3370 • • Also consulting in Ballito 032 - 946 6931 • PMB 033 - 345 1439 MEDICAL AIDS ACCEPTED *Ts & Cs APPLY



Dr Ravena Naidoo

Audiologist & Speech Therapist P.R. No. 0327492



* Speech Therapy * Hearing Tests * Hearing Aids

7 Portland Drive, Umhlanga Rocks Tel & Fax: (031) 561 4906 Cell: 082 572 3718 e-mail:

Contracted in to Medical Aid and a Carecross Service Provider

St Augustine’s Hospital 031 - 201 0230 Meremed Medical Centre 031 - 468 5749 • 084 498 3244

Fun filled, friendly environment. Wheel chair friendly.

Occupational Therapist


Lisha Chetty

B (OccTher) UDW, MBA (UDW)




325 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, First Floor, Suite 106 031 - 566 2493 • 072 122 7276•

Audiology/Speech Therapist Hearing difficulties can be frustrating for children. Book an assessment today. We can help! Tel: 031 - 566 4477 • Fax: 031 - 566 4478 Suite 604, 6th Floor, Umhlanga Hospital Medical Centre

For assessment and treatment of children who have difficulties in the following areas: gross and fine motor skills, visual perception, developmental delay, low muscle tone 37 Westville Rd, Westville 031 - 262 1538 or 083 244 7268 Fax: 086 540 9389 P.R. no. 0171573

Dr Deseré Ferreira General Practitioner Afrikaans/English • Paediatrics • Gynaecology

Discovery Preferred Provider Umhlanga Hospital Med Centre 031 - 582 5300/2/3

Suhaila Latif

M.Soc.Sci. (Clinical Psychology) (Suma Cum Laude) (UKZN) Pr No: 0335916 CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST • ADD/ADHD • Behaviour Problems • Depression/Anxiety • Neuropsychological Assessment • Marital Therapy • Psychotherapy for Children, Adolescents & Adults Closely affiliated to a Remedial Therapist and Occupational Therapist

072 265 4466 4 Langford Road, LifeCentre, Westville


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Healthy Life Mind the Dietary Gaps 0800 11 9031

Children routinely choose unhealthy foods that may look good and taste delicious, but that are not packed with elements essential for optimum health. Their choices frequently do not contain enough vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, all of which are necessary for good health and development. The children’s nutrition programme from GNLD plays an important role in filling these dietary gaps. The programme consists of: a Protein Drink with delicious milkshake flavours containing all 22 amino acids; Vita Squares containing essential grain concentrates that repair and restore cells; and Vita Guard, which provides the necessary whole-food antioxidants to neutralise the negative effects of free radicals. For more info contact: Lesley or Dennis Banks, GNLD Distributors, 031 – 564 4200.

Durban North

• Reflexology • Rei-flexology • Reiki Master Bach Remedies and gift vouchers available

Lindsay 071 871 9669

Sarah Van Niekerk

Clinical Psychologist

M.A. Clin Psych (UKZN) PR. 0260347 Special Interests: Child & Adolescent Therapies, Play Therapy, Adult Psychotherapies • Autism • Asperger’s syndrome • ADD & ADHD • Conduct difficulties • Trauma & PTSD • Anxiety • Depression & mood difficulties • Family transitions • Adjustment issues & coping • Chronic stress • Relationship difficulties • Eating disorders

031 - 572 3856 or 083 987 0450

GNLD Products (Formerly Golden Products)


Nutrition & Vitamins: Changing your child’s destiny.

For prompt service phone Lesley & Dennis Banks (031) 564 4200 or 083 654 2840 Your Friendly GNLD Distributors

For more information call toll free:

031 - 266 1148 • 0800 12 10 82

DR ROGER POWELL - CHIROPRACTOR As a result of neck injuries, however slight, you may well be suffering from SINUS, HEADACHES, MIGRAINES, NECK & ARM PAIN, WEIGHT GAIN, LOW RESISTANCE, ANXIETY, LOSS OF VITALITY & LIBIDO, DEPRESSION, IRRITABILITY, RHEUMATISM AND INSOMNIA as well as many other symptoms or sicknesses related to NEUROLOGIC or VASCULAR DEFICITS The root of your problem will most likely be in your lower neck, in the area of C5/C6 and labelled SPONDYLOSIS or LOSS OF LORDOSIS

082 852 5999 • • Contracted into most medical aids


Healthy Life Dr Kat’s offers proven lifestyle solutions that will help you lose weight quickly and easily and ensure that you keep those unwanted kilos off.

What have you got to lose?

JUST LAUNCHED! SURGICAL LASER LIPOSUCTION • Cheaper than traditional liposuction • Minimal bruising • No downtime • Local anaesthetic





Like us on Facebook Dr Naseeba Kathrada, General Practitioner, Specialising in Weight Loss 031 - 266 5343 • 083 786 9411 • 86 Jan Hofmeyr Road, Westville

We Have Expanded! We now offer fully comprehensive audiological services at Parklands & Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital (wheelchair access) • Universal Neonatal Hearing Screening: 3 in 1000 babies are born with a permanent hearing loss, thus allowing us early detection & intervention of hearing loss as per international standards • Paediatric & adult hearing assessments • Balance assessments • Hearing aids • Parent guidance & rehabilitation for hearing impaired children & their families • School hearing screening • Eustachian tube function & middle ear tests • Services billed at medical aid rates, submitted on your behalf 031 - 208 1014 • • 6 Hopelands Court, Parklands Hospital, Overport

Heather Hope 083 209 0012


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Healthy Life Reproductive Health

Dr DM McLynn

Infertility medical terminology refers to a woman who is unable to fall pregnant within one year of unprotected intercourse with the intention of conceiving. It also describes women who are unable to carry a pregnancy to near term on account of recurrent early miscarriages. Approximately one third of the causes of infertility are associated with female medical conditions, one third with male medical conditions and one third as a result of causes in both partners or no cause can be found. Approximately two thirds of couples treated for infertility subsequently go on to have babies. Female causes of infertility include disease or genetic abnormalities of the female reproductive apparatus (e.g. blocked tubes, non ovulation). In the male similar causes may interfere with the production and storage of normal sperm.Investigation and treatment of infertility is an optional choice of the couple, depending upon their ethical, religious, cultural or personal views on the process of conception and pregnancy. Should a couple decide to proceed with investigation of their fertility status, they would both need to visit a gynaecology specialist and undergo appropriate examinations and investigations. This approach will save time, in the long run money, and allow for interventions at a younger age with improved success of treatments.

Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Consulting at Medigate Medical Centre 2 Adjacent to Umhlanga Rocks Hospital

031 - 566 0030 031 - 566 0029

Rehana Paruk

Occupational Therapist Pr No. 0416436 Paediatrics, we help children with: • Improving cognitive skills, visual perceptual skills, sensory and motor skills (gross and fine motor) • Concentration difficulties • Handwriting Skills • Developmental Delays We evaluate children for school performance and school readiness We strive to provide quality therapy in order to help kids to reach their full potential. At our practice, we also provide the following services: • Medico-legal Work • Work Assessments/Functional Capacity Evaluations

031 - 220 2002 • 086 239 1315 (f) • 082 369 6600 • 19 Hurst Grove, Clifton Place (next to Musgrave Centre), 1st Floor, Suite 101

Investigations and treatments of infertility in recent years have greatly improved, resulting in better and more successful therapies for the infertile couple. Regrettably incorrect public perceptions still persist and may prevent couples seeking help (e.g. the female is always the cause; Clinical Psychologist an infertile status is a punishment for past [B.A.(HONS) M.A.(CLIN PSYCH)] misdemeanours; the infertile status is Special Interests: not a real disease and therefore doesn’t • Postnatal depression justify funding in the same way as other • Infant mental health & assessment • Relationship & marital therapy • Attachment disorders diseases). • Anxiety & depression in adults • Mothering in adversity

Beverley Miles

Source: Dr D.M. McLynn, Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, 031 – 566 0030.

• Emotional & behavioural issues in children • Adult survivors of sexual abuse 20+ years’ experience


031 - 502 6924 • 084 442 2012

Suite 201, 68 on Kensington, 68 Kensington Drive, Durban North

Healthy Life Dr Jotireka Premraj

Homeopath & Yoga Teacher

Specialising in Safe & Effective Treatment of: • Diabetes • Hypertension • High cholesterol • Heart disease • Obesity • Stress & anxiety You CAN prevent & reverse these diseases! We also offer a clinically proven: • Lifestyle modification programme • Weight loss programme

Special Offer 1st Consultation R100! (Normal rate R320) Valid Feb only

079 210 1057 • • Sunningdale Medical Centre, 4 Village Way, Umhlanga

• CPR & First Aid Training for Workplaces, Parents, Schools & Child Minders • Level 1 First Aid for the Department of Labour For more info log onto or contact Sr Robyn Armstrong on 082 707 5515 or

Does your child cough or wheeze regularly or upon exertion? 083 659 5299 •

Jumpstart your metabolism SureSlim is a medically based program that corrects your metabolism leading to lasting change. You lose weight safely eating real food. Our scientific solution is based on a blood test and tailored to your body. Ballito The Circle Shopping Centre 082 375 1942 Durban Morningside 71 Florida Road 031 - 303 1985 Durban North 95 Marion Avenue 031 - 572 2817 No Pills. No Shakes. No Injections. Just You.


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Healthy Life

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged, blue veins that can look like tortuous cords that bulge above the skin’s surface. These types of veins are commonly found in the legs. Varicose veins are common and affect three in 10 people, typically between the ages of 30 and 70. They prevent blood clearing effectively from your legs resulting in tired, achy, restless and swollen legs. How serious is the condition? Varicose veins are a medical problem and not cosmetic and are often an indicator of underlying venous reflux or leaky valves. These patients will progress to develop an ulcer in the ankle area. If you have varicose veins and skin changes (eczema itch or discolouration around your ankle) you are at significant risk for developing an ulcer. Venous reflux causes irreversible damage to the soft tissues in your leg and can be prevented by early treatment by a specialist. How did I get varicose veins? Varicose veins tend to run in families. Pregnancy and standing a lot can worsen them. Previous injury to the leg or previous DVT can be a cause. Leg veins contain valves that ensure blood flows against gravity back to your heart when you walk. These valves sometimes fail to work and blood is not removed from your leg as usual. This causes an increase in pressure in the superficial veins and causes them to bulge out as varicose veins. Should I have treatment? Surgery is often required. Seek medical help (for varicose or spider veins) before treatment. Visit a vein specialist surgeon who can advise you on appropriate management options including the latest radio frequency ablation of varicose veins. This minimally invasive procedure gives excellent results with minimal downtime after the procedure.

IFBB SA Ladies’ Body Fitness World Team 2012

• Private gym • One-on-one training sessions available Special interest in: • Health assessment • Weight loss • Nutrition • Sports coaching • Pre & post natal fitness • Kids’ development • Online training & nutrition Limited space available 083 449 4591 bb pin 239EEBE1

Dr Johan Blignaut MBCHB FCS(SA)

• Varicose and Spider Vein Treatment • Sclerotherapy • Radio Frequency Ablation

Book your appointment today! 031 - 261 7111

Contact: Johan Blignaut, 031 - 261 7111,,

Personal training by

Jet’aime Ribbink


Healthy Life YOGA Energise the body and calm the mind at The Centre for Wellbeing, private yoga studio in a tranquil setting. Plenty of safe parking. Beginners and experienced are welcome. Class times: Mon, Wed & Fri 8:30am, Mon & Wed 5:30pm, Tues & Thurs 6pm & Sat 8am. Call Christine on 031 - 563 3773 or visit For Pregnancy Yoga & Children’s Yoga call Angela on 076 410 1410. 16 Canberra Ave, Durban North.

True Awakenings Master Life Coach

• Support your immune system with 100% of your daily vitamin & mineral RDA • Maximise your energy levels & power through your day • Increase your vitality & optimise your physical health & get active • Nourish your body with the right balance of nutrients & manage your weight • Personal assessments & guidance - assisting you in feeling your best

Tired of feeling stuck or depressed? Want to set some goals and actually achieve them in 2013? Come for a free info session and learn how to live the life of your dreams, today!

Leanne Knott 082 784 3221

Anneme Coetzee 082 887 1600

Bring in Balance Specialising in: • Anti-ageing • Pigmentation • Acne • Scars • Body contouring • Skin rejuvenation • Dark circles around eyes • Stretch marks Reka Singh 083 786 0487

084 561 6442

Sue Whyte

Lifestyle Consultant and Personal Trainer. Distinctions in Sports Science HFPA SA

Personal One-On-One Training Sessions!

Life Alignment An amazing complementary therapy which releases at the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels and is recommended for people of all ages. Address the root cause of issues and release blockages holding you in negative patterns. Cherise Dixon 071 197 5479

Dr Wil Ehlers MBChB (Pret) General Practitioner Practice Number: 1565540

BOTOX NOW AVAILABLE • Special Interest in Family Medicine & ADD/ADHD • Small Procedures (Warts, Moles & Stitches) • Blood Tests & Lung Functions • Insurance & Employment Medicals Healthline Medi-Centre 3 High Ridge Road, Fields Hill, Pinetown 031 - 701 8868

Jane van der Merwe

Occupational Therapist

Pr 066 000 0439436 MBA BA Occ Therapy (Edin) Certificate Medicine and Law (SA)

Therapy Service for Children Assessment & Therapy for all Paediatric Conditions

• Sensory Integration Therapy • Neurodevelopmental Therapy • School Performance Assessments & Programmes • Infant & Toddler Stimulation Programmes

031 - 563 3530 • 083 788 4007 Regent Medical Centre, 71 Mackeurtan Avenue, Durban North

HEALTHY FOODS Eating healthy made easy!



The Transformation Specialists


• 12 Week Transformations • Indoor Bootcamp • Personal and Group Training • Post Operation Recovery Training

• Convenient, frozen ‘heat & eat’ meals • Delicious & nutritiously balanced • Diabetic friendly • No preservatives • No added salt, sugar or fats • Tasty ‘comfort foods’ • Cereals & snacks • Weight loss range

Lindsay 082 770 1968 • Order online at 37

To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Healthy Life Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month • A Pain in the Back: Are you still struggling with back pain but have come to accept it as a part of everyday life? Don’t! Lower back pain is second only to colds and flu as reasons for missing work, and is also one of the most frequent reasons to visit a doctor. Some common causes/aggravators of back pain are: poor diet; being overweight; slumped shoulders; an unsupportive bra; your office chair; constipation; incorrect footwear; stress and anxiety; degeneration due to back trauma and overloading, poor core support, and old age. Alleviate back pain with strengthening and stretching exercises, e.g. Wall slides. Stand upright, back against a wall Our & and feet shoulder width apart. Slowly bend knees, sliding your Courses Workshops back down the wall, for five counts until your knees are bent at Change 45 degrees. Hold for five seconds. Slowly straighten your legs. Lives Ladies, are you looking for balance & Repeat five times and do three times per day. Source: Lisa Ra- more time for yourself & your family? Sign up for the February Wellbeing of leigh, Women Inspiring Workshop. “Where am I at and where do I want to go? Taking stock and making my

• Sip your way to health. • Green Tea: Helps reduce risk of osvision a reality.” 50% Discount if you book teoporosis, cancer, heart disease and cavities. • Mint Tea: Eases with your friend! cramps and helps ward off indigestion. • Hot Chocolate: Improves 6 - 9pm, 19 Feb at La Maison, Ennisdale Road Ezra: B. Ed. Comensa mood and may help protect against heart disease. • Low-So- 082 Chandré 385 2989 • Ashley B.Comm. LLB dium Tomato Juice: May protect against numerous cancers. 079 695 2595 •Vos: • Cranberry Juice: Helps prevent gum disease. • Orange Juice: May ward off cataracts, cancers and birth MA (Couns. Psych) UKZN defects and boost immunity. Source: Dan Kim Counselling Psychologist Nadeau, Health Reach Diabetes, Endocri- Traicos Practice no: 8646287 nology and Nutrition Centre, USA. As a counselling psychologist I enjoy facilitating the • Simple steps to good health: • Breakfast is the best way to start the day. • Walk, walk, walk – incorporate walking into your everyday life. • Sip some water. Hungry? Drink a glass of water first. Often, we confuse feelings of hunger for thirst or dehydration. Source: Joelene Brown, Dr Nazeer N. Mahomed Family Practitioner

Special Interests · General Practice · Paediatrics · Travel Clinic 031 – 582 5300/01/02/03 Ground floor, Netcare Umhlanga Medical Centre, 321 Umhlanga Rocks Drive Discovery Preferred Provider

actualisation and growth that happens when we are faced with the inevitable challenges life throws at us. Although I am interested in all adjustments and coping such as divorce, career change and trauma, I do have a special interest in women’s issues. We have unique difficulties that we face every day such as role problems, identity confusion, hormonal, and especially women’s health issues that can result in infertility. Appointments mornings only 072 367 3707 Medical Aid Rates

SAMANTHA PERUMAL SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST B. Communication Pathology (UDW) Pr. No. 0310662 For the assessment & management of children with language & learning delays related to auditory perception, reading, spelling & written language, speech delays, development delays & special needs. 084 462 6248

LEENA BACHU OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST B. Occupational Therapy (UDW) Pr. No. 6617700 For the assessment & management of children with learning related difficulties, including gross & fine motor co-ordination, visual perception, handwriting skills & ADD/ADHD. 083 680 7638

Now based at the recently established LEAP Learning Centre at Penzance Primary school - 10 Bartle Road, Umbilo


Healthy Life Mobile Personal Trainer & Sports Massage Therapist Alvina Wilkes of Durban runs two mobile businesses. She is a personal trainer and a sports massage therapist, offering both services at your convenience and in the comfort and privacy of your own home/venue. As far as personal fitness is concerned Alvina will revitalise your training programme. She will teach you to build strength and increase bone density using weight-bearing exercises with free weights. In addition, Alvina will help you develop a realistic eating plan that produces amazing results. She does this by working hand-in-hand with a nutritionist who does live blood analysis. All you need to get going is a gym mat and a positive attitude. Alvina Chiropractor will provide the rest! Speaking of “rest”, Dr Paul Palmer Alvina also brings professional massage (sports and general relaxation) to your • Colic (Babies) doorstep, saving you the hassle of travel- • Pregnancy Discomfort ling to and from a massage studio (rates • Tension Headaches vary according to distance and duration). • Sports Performance/Pain The sports massage is an intensive one which increases oxygen supply by releasing/loosening tense muscles. This aids blood circulation and toxin elimination. It alleviates muscle pain and supports recovery from sports injuries. The relaxation massage focuses on helping you recover from the stresses of daily life. Alice Leah, Editor of Mum’s Mail, said: “It’s so easy to neglect yourself as you’re simply too busy to make time to pamper yourself. But I was able to enjoy a guiltfree massage in the comfort of my own office! With Alvina’s firm and experienced hands, and without having to drive anywhere, the sports back massage was heavenly and so worth it.”

031 - 827 9698 083 564 0086 213 Musgrave Park, 18 Musgrave Road

Dr Paul Darby-Wade Dentist BChD (Stell.), MFGDP, Dip. in Implant Dentistry RCS (UK)

SPECIAL SERVICES: • Children • Bleaching • Nervous Patients • Implants • Cosmetic Treatment • Same Day Crowns 111 Kensington Drive/Adelaide Tambo Drive, Durban North Tel: 031 - 564 2491

Theresa Bosch

Contact: Alvina Wilkes, 072 141 1968,

Sports Massage Therapy

Prepare your body for optimal performance. Come and see me at Physical IQ Sports Medicine Centre in Musgrave.

WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has a 1 Hour Personal Training Session as well as a 1 Hour Sports Massage to give away to 1 lucky reader. Visit to enter.

073 583 0518, Musgrave & Berea


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Beautiful Life Imagine Beautiful Legs Free of Unsightly Veins... Unsightly veins are a problem that affects a range of age groups, skin types and lifestyles. Varicose veins are enlarged vessels that have widened as a result of weakness in the vein wall, which stretches and bulges. Spider veins are small superficial purple or red veins stretching like a web under the skin. Until now, treating varicose and spider veins was a lengthy and painful process with needles or other invasive treatments. Now, using the new combined technologies of the VascuLight system, unsightly leg veins of all types can be treated - simply, non-invasively and successfully.



Fraxel is the very latest in laser beauty therapy whereby only a “fraction” of your skin is treated at a time with thousands of tiny microscopic laser spots. It provides the benefits of skin resurfacing (collagen stimulation & skin tightening) without the discomfort & inconvenience of a lengthy healing period.


Rediscover the fresh, healthy skin of your youth through this safe, non-invasive procedure

After Neck & Décolleté

Varicose veins (deeper blue veins), need different treatment to spider veins (near the skin surface). For this reason, the VascuLight system is equipped with two different light technologies. The laser component of the VascuLight system is used to treat the varicose veins. The small spot of laser light travels through the skin and is absorbed by the blood within the vein. The resulting heat coagulates or clots the blood and destroys the function of the vein. This process does not affect any of the surrounding tissue. Over time, the vein will be absorbed by the body and will disappear from sight. Spider veins are smaller, superficial structures that are treated using light energy. The light energy is absorbed by the blood, changed to heat, and the vein is destroyed. This Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology is exclusive to the VascuLight system. With both technologies your doctor has the ability to use exactly what is needed for the best result. For more info contact the Durban Cosmetic Laser Centre. Contact: Debbie Joffe, Durban Cosmetic Laser Centre, 031 – 312 3934.



After Acne Scars

• Removes wrinkles around the eyes • Erases unwanted sun damage & age spots • Tightens & tones the texture of the skin • Smoothes acne scars • Treats ageing necks, chests & hands • No general anaesthesia • Convenience - the procedure takes about 30 min • Minimal risk of complications or adverse events • All skin types and can be used anywhere on the body


After Pigmentation


Restoring your skin tone and texture with minimal downtime and excellent results. Fraxel Laser Treatment is currently the biggest ‘buzz word’ in Hollywood.

After Skin Resurfacing


Durban Cosmetic Laser Centre Supervised by Dermatologists. First Laser Hair Removal Clinic in KZN, since 1997. 031 - 312 3934 • 083 554 1350 • 461 Innes Rd, Morningside, Durban

Beautiful Life

Stockists of: Anita Dongre, AND & Global Desi.

Valentine’s Promotion!

Full Body Swedish Massage, Dermalogica Classic Facial with Brow Shape and Express Pedicure

Only R700!

Shop 10, Ground Floor, Protea Hotel, 14 Palm Boulevard, Opp Gateway, Umhlanga 031 - 827 9059 • 083 781 9576

(Valid until end Feb 2013)

Facials • Massage • Sun FX Spray Tan • Sunbed Manicures • Pedicures • Waxing • Tinting Gel Nails • Acrylic Nails Office 10 • Kensington Boulevard 54 Kensington Drive • Durban North Phone: 031 - 563 0960 • Cell: 083 625 9946 E-mail: Website:


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Beautiful Life

Esse Organic Skincare

• Cocoa Exfoliator: Is made from 99.8% natural and 58% organic ingredients. With a delectable chocolate flavour, and fine particles, it refines and polishes the skin’s surface leaving it smooth and fresh. Fflavonoids help protect the skin from sun damage too. An added bonus: hands and feet friendly. Cost: R180 (50ml). Alice Leah (Editor of Mum’s Mail) said: “This product smells like it should be dispensed via a chocolate fountain! Simply heavenly and very nourishing and moisturising – unusual as most exfoliators I have tried have a drying effect.” • Esse Toner: Completes the cleansing process and revitalises, protects and improves skin texture. Rooibos extract provides potent antioxidant activity. Olive leaf extract combats the negative effects of pollution and reduces sun damage. Additional uses: spray over make-up to freshen and rehydrate throughout the day. Cost: R135. Alice said: “I’m a little lazy so toner never features high on my priority list, but I could feel the difference when I didn’t use it!” • Gel Cleanser: A foaming, tingling wash that deep cleanses without drying. Peppermint and spearmint oils refresh and improve microcirculation help eliminate toxins. The cleanser is pH balanced at 4.5 and uses mild biodegradable surfactants made from coconut oil and glucose. Additional uses: can be used on acne-affected skins and as a body wash. Cost R130 (100ml), R200 (200ml). Alice said: “This is my fave! A fresh minty fragrance makes me want to wash my face several times a day. Non-drying, yet my face still felt squeaky clean.” Contact: Jocelyn, Esse Organic Skincare, 033 – 212 3506,

Valentine’s Specials!

WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has a Cocoa Exfoliator, Toner, Gel Cleanser & Deep Moisturiser to give away to 1 lucky reader. Visit to enter.

Full Body Salt Glow Scrub & Body Massage Only R280 Book NOW & receive R100 OFF any Guinot or Gatineau Facial! (Valid Feb only)

031 - 572 3389 • 083 777 1405


Star Nails

..........Training Academy

Enrol for the Latest International Technology Courses in all Systems. NOW offering Workshops for only R300 Including Kit. Terms & Conditions Apply. Call 031 - 462 4869 084 555 2072

Beautiful Life Lose Weight FAST! 100% Natural

We train artists to make brides beautiful

• Nationwide Bridal, Makeup, Hair & Styling Courses • Personalised Workshops • Makeup Kits Available

Shiloh 031 - 312 5200 072 234 6190 • 072 543 2620 Facebook: The Vanity Box Training Centre and Makeup Studio

We have a variety of gifts available for babies, toddlers, moms, dads, grandparents, friends and school teachers!

• Appetite suppressant • Fat burner • 100% herbal • 1 capsule daily

Caroline Long 083 321 4669

Natural and Organic Beauty Salon • NEW luscious lashes eyelash extensions • NEW Ultra Bee products • Up to 50% sale on selected products • Free mini mani with any facial

Adore your body, with healthy nutritional care.

non surgical breast enlargement

Contact Viv on 083 440 3221

Nail & Beauty Spot Nails • Sunbed • Carribean Spraytan • Waxing • Facials

COSMETICS & HOUSEHOLD FACTORY SHOP Open: Mon - Fri: 9am - 4.30pm, Sat: 9am - 2pm, Sun: 9am - 1pm 3 Barnsley Road, Camps Drift Park, PMB 033 - 346 2248 •

YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO START 2013 WITH AN EXCITING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Our global skincare and nutritional company based in the USA is rolling out aggressively this year in SA & I’m on the look out for serious minded people who are looking to earn a hugely exciting income & to start their own business with our exclusive & patented products targeting the world of nutrition and anti-ageing! If you would like to attend our much awaited lift off event on 10th Feb, call soon as our tickets are selling fast. If you know what I know, you would hate to lose out!

Debbie C: 083 400 6119 T: 031 564 3987

Bookings by appointment only Isabelle Klusener 074 143 3463 Just Being Holistic Centre 63 Kensington Drive, (Adelaide Tambo Drive), Durban North


• Tattoo Removal • Skin Rejuvenation • Vein Removal • Stretch Marks

• Hair Removal • Scar Removal • Wrinkle Reduction • Acne

Diane Thorpe 083 779 4377 18 Northway, Durban North 30% OFF ALL TREATMENTS

Bringing wellness on wheels to your office or home, bringing balance to the body and mind.

083 257 4253

Fund Raising Number NGO 005-920

Crisis Line

Do you need time out? Want to have fun? How about feeling beautiful?

Are you a victim of Child Abuse, Incest, or Traumatised by Crime? Have you been Sexually Abused? Are you a Domestic Violence Victim? Physically Abused? Emotionally Abused? Call us now on (031) 709 2679 or come to 7 Windsor Road, Pinetown or e-mail

Yes to any of these then join Belly Free’s 10 Week Beginners Course starting in Feb 2013. Book your place now - R475 For further information contact Gutlinn on 083 611 6464 or


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Beautiful Life The Secret Garden – Pure and Natural Ruth Hull, a qualified aromatherapist, has developed the most exquisite aromatherapy facial oil. It is made from a blend of rejuvenating, nourishing essential oils that Ruth has researched and chosen specifically for their regenerative and soothing qualities. The base is jojoba oil, a liquid wax that closely resembles the structure of your skin’s own sebum. This balances sebum production and can therefore be used on both oily and dry skins. The oil has also been tested on acne-prone, dehydrated and sensitive skins as well as normal/combination skins, with great results on all of them. Jojoba is also an emulsifier so it unclogs pores and helps lift deep-seated grime from the skin. In addition it is anti-inflammatory and so reduces redness, is an anti-oxidant, and is both antibacterial and antifungal. To the jojoba base Ruth has added seven other plant oils and six essential oils which work beautifully together to create a blend that stimulates cell regeneration (to try and stop those wrinkles!), soothes redness and inflammation, enhances suppleness and elasticity, and leaves a rich, velvety non-oil feel to the skin. The oil is lovingly made with only pure and natural ingredients – it contains no preservatives, colourants, parabens or petrochemical derivatives and can be used with/in place of your normal moisturiser. Alice Leah, Editor of Mum’s Mail tried the oil and had this to say: “I love the rich and luxurious feeling of this facial oil. It smells divine, makes my skin glow and appears to have refined my pores too. It is richer than a moisturiser so I prefer to use it at night only, like a serum/treatment. As it is next to my bed, it’s so easy to apply every evening.” Contact: Ruth Hull,,

INSTANTLY remove those BULGES!

NO repeat treatments in the same area required!

The # 1 alternative to traditional liposuction that’s safe and less painful. • instant fat removal • melt excess fat and suction it out • minimally invasive, using gentle ultra-sound technology • instant, smooth & predictable results in most areas of the body • improved skin retraction • fast patient recovery • performed in-clinic with no stay-over • procedure performed by a Vaser certified doctor.


Give us a call for a private and confidential consultation, complete privacy guaranteed. Visit our website, for more information.

Do you want to SEE the fat being removed?

083 786 9336 Weekdays 8am - 4pm Saturdays 9am - 12pm Unit 102, The Cube, 37 Zenith Drive, New Town Umhlanga


Beautiful Life MYscara I was recently told about the new, in-salon treatment MYscara, and, intrigued, decided to investigate. For a long time now I haven’t used mascara. No matter which one I use it always seems to smudge, leaving me with dark shadows by the end of the day. I have my lashes tinted instead. Not really knowing what to expect when it came to MYscara I made an appointment with Brigit Filmer Spa & Skin in Gillits.

Decadent Healing Hands Professional Therapeutic Massage Services

Valentine’s Special - Couple’s Massage R450 per couple

• Infant Massage • Hot Stone Therapy • Aromatherapy • Reflexology • Pregnancy Massage • Sports Treatments Suite 14, Docnor Medical Centre 39 Umhlanga Rocks Drive Sadé James: 076 546 9613

During my 45 minute appointment Wanda first cleaned the eye area and then used a primer to ensure no products remained on my eyelashes. She then set to work applying black MYscara liquid (already mixed and also available in blue-black) with a tiny applicator to each individual lash. As she did so, she gently separated the lashes with tweezers as the product is sticky until it dries. She taped my top lashes to my top eyelids (with the eyes closed) and worked on the bottom lashes first. She then removed the tape and did the top lashes. After this very easy process I was shown Wanda’s handiwork. And boy was I surprised – I didn’t know my lashes could look so good! Unlike tinting, MYscara curls the lashes and makes each one thicker (as mascara does), giving me a beautifully glamorous (and smudge-proof) look. Aftercare treatment involves being careful not to cover the eyes (e.g. sleeping on your face) and not using any oil-based products near the eyes. MYscara lasts for about three weeks and needs to be removed in salon with a gel cleanser. The treatment costs +- R200 and comes highly recommended. Move over mascara, take over MYscara! Contact: Brigit Filmer Spa & Skin, 031 – 767 1668, Review for Mum’s Mail by Brenda Daniels.

WIN WIN WIN!! Stand a chance to win these burnished silver heart studs valued at R129. Visit to enter! Tanya Tostee 083 387 7913

1 Day FREE Trial Lesson!

Moms & Daughters, come in for a FREE Buff & Nail Paint to discuss your new career opportunities!

Monthly Short Courses:

• Nail Technology (Gel & Acrylic) • Manicure & Pedicure • Make-up • Eyelash Extensions • Waxing & Threading • Massage Workshops



031 - 564 2933 • 39 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, Docnor Medical Centre, Durban North • BBM: 27E54FE4

Botox & Fillers by a Certified Injector 031 – 566 7000


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Beautiful Life

Summer is the Perfect Time to Lose Weight! Summer is the perfect opportunity to lose weight. The warm weather will encourage you to drink water which is a key to weight loss, and with blue skies and warmer weather you will be motivated to get outdoors to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Five tips for healthy eating when you are attending functions: • Order a salad, and ask for any dressings or sauces to be served separately, allowing you to put on only a small portion. • Choose what is healthy for you, keeping in mind your weight-loss goals. Don’t be tempted by friends encouraging you to eat more. Choose fish or chicken and choose grilled or baked and not fried. • Skip the bread rolls that are always provided on the table. • Try ordering a starter instead of a main course. • Alcohol is full of calories, so limit your intake. If you must, choose a red wine which has health benefits. If you do have a glass of wine, remember to drink extra water to keep hydration levels up. Losing weight requires commitment, vigilance and ongoing monitoring. The chances of success are greater if you join a programme like the one offered at The Firm – Slimming & Health Clinic. Follow The Firm’s healthy eating plan drawn up by a dietician, and attend your session on their custommade electronic muscle stimulation machines combined with infrared treatments to gain positive and lasting results. For more information visit

“When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out.“ Erma Bombeck

ONLY R99 Save R56

Rehydrating Bath

This rich emollient is designed to comfort extremely dry, cracked skin. The Sh’Zen Rehydrating Bath (125ml) is made from the finest imported waxes and is enriched with Shea Butter, known for its moisturising and anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains healing Calendula and nourishing Sweet Almond oils, which penetrate deeply into the skin to stimulate repair.

Call Claudette on 082 494 4271



Beautiful Life CACI Non-surgical Face Lift The CACI International Non-surgical Facial and Body Contouring System is an effective, more natural alternative to any other non-surgical cosmetic treatment available today. This is because it just as effective as other treatments, is non-invasive, painless, free of harmful side effects, causes no downtime, and is very affordable. The CACI (Computer Aided Cosmetic Instrument) does not use thermal energy like lasers to wound the skin, but relies on a customised waveform of microcurrent to exercise and tighten the muscles, while improving collagen levels. A Microcurrent Facial and Body Contouring session: • Diminishes or eliminates fine lines, creases and wrinkles. • Hydrates and revitalises skin, making it smoother and softer. • Improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. • Restores the “pink glow” of youthful skin. • Visibly firms and contours, lifting the overall droop. • Tightens sagging jowls, double chins and fatty cheeks. • Reduces dark circles or puffiness under eyes. This is an overall treatment for the face and neck and is deeply relaxing. Clients often feel so relaxed that some actually fall asleep during the treatment! Following a treatment, your facial muscles will feel firmer and your skin will be glowing. The CACI Non-surgical Face Lift treatment has been acclaimed by the international media as probably the most exciting beauty development of the last decade. It is now found in the world’s leading clinics, salons and health spas.

Blushing Image Just launched in SA NEW SEMI-PERMANENT MASCARA!

Latest craze - forget about applying mascara everyday. Specials running for the month of February so BOOK NOW! Professional Make-Up and Special Effects Artist Specialising in: • Brides & Bridal Party • Matric Dances • Make-Up Workshops

Gift Vouchers Available Stockists of Kyrolan Make-Up Shanna 079 490 6407 47 Addison Drive, La Lucia

Caci Non-Surgical Face Lift Discover an alternative to botox, fillers, chemical peels, skin resurfacing and surgical facelifts. Caci Courses: • 3 x caci - R600 • 6 x caci - R1200 • 12 x caci R2500 plus Indian Head Massage

Contact: Sharon Honman, Bodytique, 031 – 564 1221, 086 525 6937,

76 Kingston Road, Durban North 031 - 564 1221


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Beautiful Life

Super Psychedelic Purple Juice - The Marriage of Two Cabbages

Deborah Sutherland of Sprout It shares the following about cabbage: “There are amazing benefits of chlorophyll-enriched green veggie juices and smoothies. Now try the combo of cabbage juice and purple cabbage. It is loaded with calcium (the primary mineral for healthy bones and teeth), potassium (which keeps the body’s fluid levels from fluctuating to unhealthy levels), vitamin C (one cup of cabbage provides 51mg or 85% of 60mg daily requirement), vitamin A (supports the body’s immune system), plus it is rich in sulphur which is great for healthy cell walls (hair and nails). We need to include a variety of coloured fruits and vegetables in our diets as all are rich in enzymatic pigments which keep our antioxidant levels up, keeping those free radicals where they belong. The recipe is also good for weight loss. There are 22 calories per cup. Purple cabbage is more than 90% water. Foods with a high water content have low energy density levels which make them a good choice to include in a weight loss programme.” Super Psychedelic Purple Juice Recipe: Take half a purple cabbage and half a green cabbage. Put through your juicer and enjoy. Apple, pear and pineapple complement this juice beautifully. Cabbage juice is the one juice you must drink immediately after juicing. It is a sweet, very filling drink. Sip slowly. The juice is great if you need additional support for the stomach and digestive tract.

031 - 564 5486 082 765 7585

011 - 202 7940 • As featured on the Doctors’ daytime TV show



• Underarm and COMPLETE Bikini (Hollywood / Brazilian) R750 This price will never be repeated again


Pain Free, Permanent Laser Hair Removal 41 Kensington Drive (Adelaide Tambo) 031 - 563 4330 • 082 478 6319

Source: Deborah Sutherland, Sprout It, Visit us at

Ask about our pamper parties!

48 48

Tiny Life Baby Sense Day-by-Day App This amazing iPhone and Android Application, launched recently by Baby Sense, helps you manage your baby’s feed, sleep and play activities. Based on the bestselling baby care book, Baby Sense by Meg Faure, this useful baby App gives you an individualised programme for your iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android. Features include a daily suggested routine for baby, sleep times, feeding your baby, stimulation activities, baby’s vaccinations, weight tracker, shopping list, additional information and a gallery for photos.

“The gentle approach to baby swimming“

For the daily suggested routine feature, “Opening the door of water fun and swimming excellence to everyone“ simply follow the suggested daily routines or navigate to more detailed information on a specific scheduled event. The sleep • Baby Classes • Beginner Classes • Adult Classes times feature provides you with valuable • Stroke Technique • Stroke Correction information regarding the optimal time to GALA PREPARATIONS FOR 2013 put baby to bed, how to settle baby and GALA PREPARATIONS FOR 2013 more. The feeding information feature is 031 - 562 9722 generated according to your feeding pref- Office Hours 9.30am - 12pm Mon - Fri erences (breastfeeding, formula or solids) • Stimulates all and provides safe and medically recomthe senses and mended feeding practices. The App will promotes learning • Develops perceptual develop a weaning menu depending on motor skills your specific choice of age for introducing • Unique range of climbing and solids. The feeding section not only proclambering equipment vides you with times and recommended 2 Months • Original Clamber to Club action songs and quantities for meals, but also gives handy 3 Years exciting props tips on increasing breastmilk supply and • Gives parents great stimulation ideas how to know if your baby is full. Once Mother and Baby and Toddler for home Weekly Stimulation Classes your baby is eating solids, Baby Sense Babies: Hillcrest: 084 577 7630 Day-by-Day generates daily menus and Toddlers: Ballito: 076 222 2946 • Kloof: 083 259 2746 • Pietermaritzburg: 083 445 1441 recipes for healthy eating as well as a shopping list for these meals. In the stim- • ulation activities section a daily activity is Fun & interactive mother provided for your baby according to your and baby classes: With structured baby’s current level of development. The activities which will App also provides a tracker for your baby’s nurture & develop vaccinations, including the suggested age the progress & for each vaccination according to your individuality of your babe. country’s requirements. • Mother & baby classes (2 - 24 months)

The full version of this app is free for two • Infant massage classes (1 - 12 months) weeks after which all features but the • Saturday classes available weekly routine will be disabled. Situated in Westville Contact: Meg Faure,

Kelly 083 777 4578 •


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Tiny Life Cool Dude Shades There are very few material possessions that I protect with my life from my inquisitive two year old Cooper. On that list is (or should I say WAS) my iPad. Granted, Coop knew his way around it as well as, if not better than, me; that was until, in a flurry of fun and tomfoolery, he smacked the corner of the screen with a kid’s tennis racquet. I was busy in the kitchen preparing breakfast, making bottles for the twins – you know, normal morning duties. I burst into tears when I was presented with the shattered beauty. “Do you know how hard I work to afford to buy you nice things?” Shame, he was devastated and kept echoing, “Mommy I’m sorry.” Not as sorry as I am my boy... On the list of “no not yours, mine”, along with my new iPhone 5, are my colourful range of sunglasses. Anyone that knows me knows I am very seldom without my sunnies. This being said Coop was hell bent on matching his mom and would insist on wearing a pair of mine. If they were not fitted with prescribed lenses it may have been debatable. Last Christmas on Cooper’s list of “oh I would really love” was a pair of his own “cool dude” sunglasses. I had actually seen an advert for Babiators in Mum’s Mail so went online and finally decided on a black pair. Not only are they trendy, but they offer 100% protection from UVA and UVB rays, they are safe to go into your child’s mouth (alongside everything else that finds its way there) and Babiators are extremely durable and will be replaced if broken or lost! Check out to order your darling a pair. Source: Jane Linley-Thomas,


We buy & sell good quality, reasonably priced baby merchandise. Open Thursdays 9am – 4pm Hillcrest Contact Janet 074 1061714 or Sarah 084 7038734

Aupairs, childminders, nannies and night nurses available REDUCED RATES for SAMBA members

074 146 3949

Baby Products You can Trust

Tiny Life

Choosing baby products can be difficult, so using a brand you can trust is important. Purity (a 50 year old brand) recently merged with Elizabeth Anne’s (which has a 42 year history) to add toiletries for babies and toddlers to its baby food and pamper products range. Durban Mum, Nicola Coskey, tried some Elizabeth Anne’s products on her baby. She had this to say: • Elizabeth Anne’s Nappy Rash Cream: Contains zinc and castor oil. The soft cream is easy to administer and the combination forms a protective barrier to prevent nappy rash or burn. If baby already has a red or tender bottom the zinc will help heal the skin. It is important to apply to dry skin for effective results. The only negative is the tube. A plastic (not “metal”) version would help with getting all the cream from the bottom of the tube. • Elizabeth Anne’s Baby Aqueous Cream Bar: This soft baby wash bar contains aqueous cream and smells like a dream. It is not too foamy and leaves baby’s skin soft and fragrant without per- SA’s most successful pre- and postnatal exercise programme now in Durban! fumes or harmful ingredients. Use your hand to create a lather to rub over baby before or during the bathing process. I alternate between the bath lotion and the cream bar and find it a great combination. 086 072 3559 • • Elizabeth Anne’s Baby Organics Face and Body Cream: This product is a must for every new Mum. The organically produced cream contains ingredients such as soybean, avocado and sesame oil and rooibos extract which are known for their soothing and healing properties. I will Mums! Do you have spare second hand baby clothes keep on using this wonderful product as to donate to the Robin Hood Foundation? Our Love it is safe for body and face. As a bonus my the Babies campaign makes up bags for new mums from Aids affected areas who have very little for their hands are always velvety after use. new babies. We are looking for second hand clothing for babies of up to 24 months. We also need towelling and disposable nappies, toiletries, blankets and toys.

Review by Nicola Coskey for Mum’s Mail.

Please call Helen on 082 416 0660 or e-mail “To whom much is given, much is expected”

Smash the Cake Shoot! Guaranteed it’s gonna be messy, but loads of fun. Book now! Aileen 071 890 8282 • •


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Tiny Life

Useful/Emergency Numbers

• Aid for AIDS helpline: 086 010 0646 • AIDS Helpline: 080 001 2322 • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): 086 143 5722 • Computicket (Entertainment Bookings): 0861 915 8000 • Cell phone Emergency: 112 • Childline: 08000 55 555 • Combined Care Private Ambulance Service: 083 748 9181 • Durban North Police Station: 031 – 560 8000 • Durban North Umhlanga Crisis Team: Lindsay Garside, 074 026 5828 • Emergency: 082 911 (Netcare medical emergencies) • Emergency: 084 124 (ER24 medical emergencies) • Flight Information: 086 727 7888 • Gamblers Anonymous: 0800 006 008 • Greenwood Park Police Station: 031 – 571 6512/3/4 • Lifeline (24-hour crisis line): 0861 322 322 • National Sea Rescue: 031 – 332 9772 • Phoenix Police Station: 031 – 508 2300 • Police/Emergency: 10111 (state medical emergency) • Primates Africa: 084 432 9974 • Singles Socials: Lynda, 082 742 0270; Tony, 082 774 4727 • Snakes: 082 745 6375 • Suicide Prevention & Awareness: SADAG, 011 – 783 1474 • Ticketline (Ster Kinekor Bookings): 082 16789 • Umhlanga Hospital: 031 – 560 5500


We buy and sell quality new and pre-owned baby goods focusing on eco-friendly innovations. Mon - Fri: 9 - 5pm Sat: 9 - 2pm Sun: 9 - 1pm

Order online now while stocks last! Wendy Weir 031 - 701 9289 083 799 0301

71 Heritage Market, Old Main Road, Hillcrest 031 - 765 7645 •


Domestic and child minder placements and training courses WE UNDERSTAND YOUR CONCERN!

Kate Snell C: 071 968 1007 F: 086 671 3333

• We sell secondhand baby items • We offer a baby equipment cleaning service • We hire out baby equipment for visitors

TRAINING COURSES: Childminding, Stimulation, First Aid and CPR, Cooking and Baking, Home Management, Parent, Nursery School Assistant and Au Pair Courses Now launching a Low GI/Allergen Free domestic cooking course!

031 - 701 0243 • 082 455 6068 2 Paige Place, Bamboo Lane, Pinetown

PLACEMENTS: Childminders, Nannies, Careworkers, Au Pairs and Domestic Workers

Looking for quality fertility products?

We sell: • Pregnancy Tests • Ovulation Predictor Tests • Fertil Aid Fertility Supplements (Men and Women) • Fertili Tea • Fertile Focus Ovulation Microscopes • Basal Body Thermometers • Pre-Seed (Fertility Lubricant) • Softcups • …And Much More!


Seal Swim School • Learn to swim • Water safety • Swimming lessons • Stroke correction • Aqua aerobics for adults & kids • Max 3 pupils per session 10 years swimming coaching experience at private schools around the country. References Available Kris Ackerman 081 780 5360

We have the seal of approval!


Non-judgemental service which offers alternatives

031 - 201 5471 079 742 8861

Young Life

Petit Papoose Reborn Dolls

Nicole’s School of Dance

• Combination of hip hop, modern, aerobics, & beginners salsa • 6 years & up • Develops confidence • Kids’ parties Dance as though no one is watching!

Pauline Hammond developed an interest in Reborn Dolls when her daughter was given one seven years ago. She researched the dolls before trying out the process herself and has since started an exciting little business. Pauline is now a mini manufacturer of New Reborn Dolls (caucasian or biracial), and does complete refurbishments or repairs of Reborn Dolls. The prototype (vinyl limbs and head, separate eyes, body and hair, imported from either the U.K., USA or Germany) is “reborned” or brought to life. The process involves many layers of “skin texturing”, veining, oven baking, micro-hair rooting, body weighting, assembly, dressing and, finally, being snugly placed in a custom-made Anglese Papoose, ready for sale. “Every doll is an exciting challenge, a unique masterpiece,” says Pauline. “There is nothing quite as rewarding as watching a pile of pale limbs, heads and bodies come alive before one’s eyes.”Refurbishments, which generally arrive in a very sad state, are photographed, disassembled, unstuffed, washed and cleaned before being “reborned” all over again. “The beauty about a refurb,” explains Pauline, “is that either the same doll or a completely new doll can be produced. A change of hair colour, eye colour or even skin colour produces a totally different doll, to the absolute delight of the little girl or doll collector who owns it.” These dolls are not ordinary toys; they are collectors’ items. Every Petit Papoose Reborn Doll is a unique, individually numbered, once-off (including the refurbs) collectors’ item. Before


Contact: Pauline Hammond, 031 - 207 5058, 084 513 0130,

Nicole 083 271 7565 Morningside

Spoil the little person in your life 53

To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Young Life

Discovery SharkSmart Code of Conduct

The Discovery SharkSmart Schools of Excellence programme is aimed at ensuring that pupils, parents, teachers, coaches and officials involved in all aspects of school life, whether on the sports field, in the classroom or interacting socially with those around you, conduct themselves in a manner that ensures safety, wellbeing and mutual respect. Discovery SharkSmart commits to: • Prioritising good sportsmanship at all times and at all levels of school sport and to taking a clear stand against foul play. • Striving to learn and adopt the latest training and conditioning techniques, and to ensuring that these are carefully applied in a safe, structured and scientific manner. • Promoting good dietary practice in preference to the use of sports supplements, and to preparing for their activities by proper pre-season conditioning that is aligned with global best practice. • Treating every person with respect and compassion, and to denouncing all forms of bullying. • Showing respect for officials who are assigned to manage their activities. • Treating incidents of concussion in the safest possible manner and to proactively take steps to equip themselves to prevent injuries that might result in concussion. • Ensuring that our schools are free of banned substances, whether these are anabolic steroids, stimulants or recreational drugs. • Taking clear, decisive and proactive steps to address any transgression of this code by bringing it to the attention of the correct authority to handle appropriately.

Tel: 031 - 261 1030 Fax: 086 546 4305 email:

WOOD CREATIONS All CCA Treated Poles & Timber SPECIAL R4999 incl. VAT



Discovery SharkSmart - Play Safe, Play Fair.

Includes: • Platform & Roof • Step Ladder • Slide • Cargo Net • Double Swing Set • Installation • Many add-ons available

Source: Sharksmart.

55 Henwood Road, Pinetown 0861 11 55 37 Share-call • 031 - 705 4209

Terms & Conditions Apply


Young Life Safety that Sticks If you have you ever lost your child, even for a moment, you know that it is every parent’s worst nightmare. And it happens to 90% of all parents. Now there’s finally a safety idea parents can stick with: SafetyTat®, “The Tat That Brings Kids Back!”® . The inventor of these children’s safety tattoos, featuring a parent’s cell phone number to easily reconnect parent and child in the event they get separated, has just made a brilliant invention irresistibly convenient: Quick-Stick Write-on! Tattoos.

1000 Animals / Birds!

Close to Ballito


RATED THE BEST FARM OF ITS KIND Big or Small, Fun for All!


• Bunny Holding • Fun Outing - Whole Family • Pony Rides • Free Range Animals - Touch & Feel • Playground • Birthday Parties • School Excursions • Group Accommodation • Pram & Wheelchair Friendly • Coffee Shop - Light Meals • Ballito/Umhlali Area • Own Picnics Welcome N2 North, exit 214 Umhlali/Salt Rock Rd, follow the signs

Tel. 032 - 947 2018/20 or Find us on Facebook: Flaganimal Farm PRESENT ADVERT FOR A FREE RIDE (Limit one advert per vehicle)

These revolutionary safety tattoos are applied without water, they can be used any time and unlike many tattoos, they won’t rub off. Customisable on-the-spot, a parent simply “writes-on” their cell phone number directly onto the tattoo in the space provided, creating an easy way to reunite a parent and child should they get separated. Quick-Stick Write-on! Tattoos come in kid-friendly designs for both boys and girls. And the best part about them – kids love to wear them.

Contact Nikki Moore on 083 384 4873 or or

The secret behind this innovative tattoo is Tateck®, SafetyTat’s proprietary tattoo material. One-of-a-kind, Tateck is a microthin elastomer that is applied like a sticker to the skin – simply peel and stick. It is instantly waterproof and stays in place for up to two weeks even on the most active of children. Tateck is medical-grade stretchable, flexible and breathable material that is opaque in colour making it highly visible and readable. SafetyTat temporary tattoos are perfect for any crowded venue where a parent and child may get separated. Contact: Bronwyn van Wyk, S.A. Representative, 072 725 1017, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 2 Safety Tat packs to give away to 2 lucky readers. Visit to enter.

“We Live What We Teach”

LONDON TRINITY ROCK & POP EXAMS AVAILABLE GRADE 1 - 8 Vocals • Guitar • Bass • Drums • Keyboard • Dance • Drama • Demo • Top 10 Idols • High School Musical Troy • Battle of the Bands • Stage Shows all over S.A.

082 444 0832 • •


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Young Life

Teen Suicide Prevention Week: 9 – 17 February

Types of clinical depression include: Major depression (a severe form that results in a change of mood that may last for weeks or months), Dysthymia (less severe but can last much longer – up to several years), Bipolar disorder (severe bouts of depression, alternating with extreme happiness called mania), Seasonal depression (also known as Seasonal Affected Disorder, only occurs at certain times of the year). Males and females experience depression differently. Men are more likely to be irritable, sleep deprived and show a loss of interest in daily activities. Women are more upfront about their feelings, feel sad, guilty and worthless. Teens who suffer from depression might sometimes show riskier behaviour with little or no concern about consequences – often turning to alcohol, drugs and promiscuity. Depression can be treated with the right medication and in some cases therapy. Self-diagnosis and medical treatment is never a good idea so seek advice and treatment from professionals. Whilst this is the case, not everybody has the luxury of paying for treatment, and there are helpful things people can do to deal with depression at home. • Talk about it. Depression is usually only fuelled when sufferers bottle their feelings. If you are feeling depressed, talk to someone you trust. • Try not to spend too much time on your own. This may allow depressing or suicidal thoughts to creep up on you. Surround yourself with people who care about you. • Dealing with the fear of being embarrassed is what may keep sufferers from disclosing their feelings to others. But organisations like the South African Depression & Anxiety Group (SADAG) help sufferers deal with depression while keeping all information disclosed private. Source: SADAG. Contact the Suicide Crisis Line, 0800 567 567, or SMS 31393.



Various Packages Available 082 560 7705

Young Life

Help! There’s an Alien in My House! So how does your once chatty, sweet child go from telling you everything about their life and always asking you for advice, to responding to your questions with a grunt followed by a slam of their bedroom door? It’s common for parents of teenagers to think that their child’s body has been invaded by an alien species when they become a teen. The teen years are a confusing time for parents, but also for teens. It’s a time for teens to discover who they are and how they relate to the world. This requires an increasing need for privacy to sort through the confusing feelings and thoughts. Parents may find it difficult to understand, but this need for privacy is not a rejection of you. Transitioning from childhood to adulthood requires your teen to learn how to use the right words to express themselves which they may find challenging. Help your child develop his communication skills from a young age by modelling good communication skills yourself. This includes the 2:1 Communication Principle, which requires you to use the same ratio as your ears to your mouth i.e. listen twice as much as you speak. Listening with empathy is critical to counteracting the “you don’t understand!” argument from your teen.

Tilanie 084 507 6332 | Anthony 084 250 2316

Perler Beads develop the following skills... • concentration • fine motor skills & pincer grip • planning perception skills • counting & maths skills • creativity & self-esteem Create • fridge magnets • bag tags • sun catchers • scrapbooking • card making • key rings

082 856 8140 • Shop online at

Teenagers usually have a great sense of humour and they often respond better to adults who can see the lighter side of life. Therefore a great way to connect with your teen is to focus on the good times as this helps to make sharing the difficult issues more comfortable. Contact: Janene Laas, Life Skills Trainer/Mentor, 083 385 9269, laasjanene@


2 sets of Super Scooters to 2 lucky readers! Visit to enter!

Super Scoopers

For children who want to enjoy a good scoop of ice cream! The Super Scooper features a kid friendly grip and a fun-to-lick shape. • Set of 4 ice cream scoops • Scoop and go - no bowl and no sitting still required • Smaller portion is perfect for kids, add some sprinkles for a special treat • Fun to lick, spill-proof shape • 100% BPA free and top-rack dishwasher safe

Available at selected stores or online purchases: • 011 - 656 8290


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Young Life Smoo Milkshakes: Guilt–free Pleasure Thick creamy milkshakes are delicious, especially on a steamy hot day. But they come at a price; you may feel guilty about having one in the first place and, if you’re a diabetic, you’ll be unable to enjoy this sweet treat at all. Smoo milkshakes offer a solution to both these dilemmas. The low G.I. powder, when added to ice-cold low-fat milk and frothed, will give you a delicious, healthy, thick milkshake that is guilt-free and suitable for diabetics. They are also Halaal, gluten-free, vegetarian and a source of calcium. Smoo milkshakes currently come in three flavours – chocolate, strawberry and vanilla – and are packaged in 150g boxes which give 15 servings. If you are not on a restricted diet and the diabetic aspect is not important to you, use full-cream milk and a scoop of ice cream for an even creamier taste. Smoo milkshakes can even be mixed cold and, when thick and frothy, popped into the microwave for a short time to allow you to enjoy a warm thick TENNIS milkshake. Perfect for a day when mum • Classes 1 hr wants a coffee and the children want Professional Coaching per week something warm and delicious to drink. Smoo milkshakes were developed in South Africa with the assistance of a registered food scientist who used top quality flavours and colourants plus Vitamin C and no harmful “E” additives. The flavours have been rigorously tested and rated as “Often Foods” by the G.I. Foundation. Smoo milkshakes are now available in various supermarkets. Contact: Lindsay Sommer, 082 257 1645, for details of outlets. WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 Smoo Hamper (containing a picnic bag, Smoo milkshake powders, a flask, frother & balloons). Visit to enter.

• Ages 4 - 12 years • All requirements supplied

Contact Mark on

083 778 3741

for a FREE lesson.

Durban North & Glenwood

• All ages & levels • Privates/small, adult/junior groups Contact Karin 083 396 4051 a/h 031 - 201 1655


DURBAN NORTH (HEATED SALT CHLORINATED POOL), CRAWFORD NORTH COAST & GLENASHLEY PREP • fun & interactive • learn to swim • beginner & intermediate • water safety • water confidence • mums and baby to adult Shirley Riley 079 496 1513 OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND


Wedding & Lifestyle Photography

Amy du Toit 072 649 2855

Young Life Busyballers Opens in Westville

add colour to your life

Busyballers, the ball skills programme Developing every aspect of life through sport! aimed at pre-school children, will be start- a child’s Sports programme for aged from 2 / ing an extramural class in February in West- children and older. ville. Classes will take place on Wednesday Private classes now available at Westville afternoons at the Westville Country Club. Country Club. Currently Busyballers is involved in the For further info contact: Lisa: 083 236 0059 Physical Education lessons at a number of pre-schools and also offers an afternoon extramural programme. Extramurals take place at the Morningside Sports Club on Monday and Tuesday afternoons and Silver Stirrup at Mount Edgecombe Country Club on Riding School Thursday afternoons. These private lessons are 30 minutes in length for children aged 21/2 - 3 years, 45 minutes for the 3 - 41/2 year olds, and one hour for children 41/2 - 6 years old. Whilst the extramural lessons do follow a similar format to that of the Physical Education Classes during school time, the after-school classClaire es take only eight children at a time, making for individualised attention. 083 679 1870

Kids’ peel & stick wall décor, eco friendly furniture, toys and much more!


The primary objective of Busyballers is to provide the necessary skills to ensure a lifetime of enjoyment whilst participating in sport. Coaches use positive and creative techniques in a warm, stress-free and caring environment where movement tasks and competitive challenges are carefully selected according to each child’s readiness and experience. Each lesson comprises warm up exercises, skill development, creative games and team games/matches. Children aged 21/2 – 41/2 are introduced to a variety of ball skills and equipment in a positive and creative way whilst children aged 41/2 - 6 are introduced to different team sports such as hockey, soccer, cricket and baseball. Here the children are taught the basic rules and skills required to play the game.Busyballers’ value statement focuses on “Developing every aspect of a child’s life through sport!”



• Tuition in Speech & Drama • International exams through Lamda College in London • Gr R to Adult • 100% pass in 2011 of which 70% received Distinctions • Tuition in Hillcrest & Durban North Area

Tel: 031 - 811 6081 082 659 5050

For more info contact: Lisa Madsen, 083 236 0059,

Win free entry for 2 adults, 2 kids, 2 pony rides and 2 feeds! Visit to enter.

(Prize valid for 3 months)


Simone Reid • 072 784 0642

• Ballet • Modern • Tap • Hip Hop • Adult Ballet Classes

• Ballet • Tap • Hip Hop • Modern • Adult Ballet Classes

FIRST CLASS FREE! 031 - 564 1498 • 082 457 2542 134 Park Road, Durban North

Est 2002

• Permanent & temporary au pairs • Lifting schemes • One on one tuition • Homework supervision • Holiday supervision • Excellent after service support • No registration fees • Candidates are screened & reference checked Hayley Eaton 083 270 5060 0861-MYCHILD (692 4453)

079 022 2531

To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Teens & Tweens’ Life

Sigma Academy Gives Away iPad

Sigma Academy, featured recently in Mum’s Mail Magazine, sponsored a prize of a brand new iPad 4. The winner was an elated Cirsten van den Heuvel. This is what she had to say: “I actually started crying when I was told I had won an iPad. I have been wanting to get one for a long time now and my birthday was coming up. It came just in time – a day after my birthday was when I received it! I couldn’t believe it and am still in shock about winning the latest iPad 4. I think I entered the competition at least five to 10 times if not every day, then every second day thereafter. I’m loving my iPad. It’s so simple and user friendly – I set up everything within 10 minutes. I love the fact that I can check and reply to my e-mails on the go. Thank you so much to SIMGA academy for sponsoring the prize and to Mum’s Mail for hosting the competition.” SIGMA Academy runs an Apprentice Mentorship Programme for school leavers wanting a gap year. The programme runs for seven months and consists of a number of short courses designed to teach young adults how to earn an income through practical training in Entrepreneurship, Property Investment, Event Management, Internet Business Management, and Investing. Contact: Cameron Belling,, 0871 510 518.

2 DAY COURSE FOR TEENS • Fashion • Guest Speakers • Hair & Make-Up • Table Etiquette • Etiquette Skills • Nail Care • Skincare • Healthy Lifestyle Contact Sabrina 083 292 5330 Facebook: Fashion Nanny Email:



Educated Life


Pre-Schools Small‘Feet’ ‘Feet’To ToBig Big‘Feats’ Feats Small

70 Years of Combined Service Excellence Over 70 Years of Combined Service Excellence Little Noddy Berea: 45 Sixth Avenue, Berea • 031 - 309 2064 Little Noddy Glenwood: 330 Che Guevara (formerly Moore Road), Glenwood • 031 - 201 1101 Co-Owners: Priscilla Pearson and Chris Pearson Berea Principal: Priscilla Pearson Glenwood Principal: Diane Sanders e-mail:

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE FOR 2013 Little Noddy Pre-Schools are independent private pre-schools. Our pupils feed into many primary, private and state schools (Glenwood, Berea, Penzance, Gordon Road Girls and DPHS). Our philosophy is to provide a stimulating but relaxed and secure atmosphere in which a child can develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. • Our child centered programme ensures your child’s educational needs are met: music, pre-literacy and pre-numeracy, pre-writing skills, development play and language development • Birth (3 months) - Grade R • Qualified and professionally trained teachers plus assistants • Pro-active, goal orientated, caring environment • Seven extra mural activities • Healthy and delicious menu breakfast, lunch & snacks provided • Safe drop off zone


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Educated Life Benefits of Performing Arts as an Extramural


Educating towards Excellence

According to KZN Principal of Rising Star, Gillian Brunings, performing arts benefits include: • Developing one’s ability to deal with emotions • Confidence-building • Integration of cultural values • Development of empathy, imagination and maturity • Encouragement of risk-taking.

Hamptons Primary School (sister school to ever so popular Junglecubs Nursery School) is a small, co-educational independent school that has opened doors in the Durban North area. We Offer: • A curriculum that caters for the holistic development of all its pupils and emphasises the importance of leading a happy, well-balanced life. • A safe, secure and tranquil environment for our students. • SMALL CLASSES (max 18 learners per class). • Air conditioned classrooms. • We offer a special selection of SPORT including swimming, ballet, karate, soccer and netball. • A warm and “homely” aftercare service that includes: a homemade preservative free lunch and help with homework available at Junglecubs Nursery School. A Hamptons child is a happy child. We work hard, we eat healthy, we exercise and most of all we always give our best! We remember these words: “I can!”

Rising Star’s performing arts programme is geared towards different age groups and helps children to: express themselves, speak in public, interact socially, and to think on their feet. Activities for 2013 include: • Musical Theatre classes headed up by Shelley McLean and Gillian Brunings • LAMDA Acting Class – an international examination class offering international benchmarking of you or your child’s performance • Dance fit programme for students aged 9 to 18 – run by Janine Bennewith • Performing arts classes for ages 4 to 18 • Adults (18+) improvisation classes • Two youth theatre productions • Talent Search (starting in February) • December holiday drama camp. “The new CAPS curriculum states that children who have an interest in performing arts should attend extra classes. Only when a child reaches Grade 10, and elects drama as a matric subject, can they expect more exposure to the genre, and even then you are prescribed to by a curriculum and don’t have the time to venture out of the ‘theatrical’ box to explore other ideas,” said Gillian. Rising Star Performing Arts Academy will be holding an information evening in early 2013 to speak to interested parents regarding the life benefits performing arts can offer. To be notified of this event please contact Gillian by e-mail.

2014 registration now open! Limited spaces available!

Contact: 031 - 563 2816 • 031 - 563 7597

NURSERY, PRE SCHOOL & AFTERCARE More than just a school, we are a family!

• Warm and homely child centered environment • Excellent educational programme • Specialist GR - R programme • Nutritious meals (no preservatives) • Transport (in certain areas) • Attractive hygienic facilities • Hours: 6:45am - 5:15pm • We work closely with an Occupational Therapist • Feeder Primary School: Hampton’s Primary (Private School)

Contact: Gill Brunings, Rising Star Performing Arts Academy, 083 326 3257,,


2014 registration now open for jungle cubs and hamptons primary (Limited space available)

145 UMHLANGA ROCKS DRIVE, DURBAN NORTH 031 - 563 7597 • 072 334 7227

Educated Life EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST • Career Guidance • Subject Choice • Study Skills • School Readiness • Behavioural or Emotional Difficulties

031 - 209 4567

Lynie’s Babycare Land!

Little Einsteins • 0 - 3years • 7.15am - 5.15pm • Small classes - under 20 children in day care • Safe homely environment • Astro turf play ground • Staff fully trained in childcare and first aid.

Prestondale, Umhlanga 074 135 9511

I have been in this field for 22 years and love every minute with the litte ones. I also have training in infant first aid. Your baby will be loved, as well as stimulated with a structured daily routine filled with loads of fun while learning through play. • Birth - 24 months • 8 babies in a safe environment • 7.15am to 5.30pm Lynie 031 - 572 5465 071 430 0957


BROADACRES PREPRIMARY Lays the best foundation upon which to build further education. A hands on learning programme develops the whole child, providing stimulation through music, drama, art, ballet, ball skills, gymnastics, fantasy play, construction, puzzles & books and playground activities. Broadacres caters for children from: 3 months - 6 years, full or half day Limited Space Available!

Jenny Gaul 031 - 564 7848 or 031 - 564 0371


Day Care Centre 7 Old Mill Way, Durban North Contact Vicki on 031 - 564 3776 or 076 501 4450 e-mail:

Limited Space available for 2013, enrol now!

Places Available (Baby Group)

• 0 - 3 years (ratio 1:4) • Safe, secure environment • Owner managed • Qualified staff • Balanced breakfast, lunch & dinner optional • Teacher/childminder per class of 12 • Structured daily routine • Extra mural activities

• 3 Months to 6 Years • Home Away From Home • Snack and Cooked Lunch Provided Where Baby Beez become Big Beez 031 - 564 6592 • 37 Romsey Grove, Durban North


12 months to 5 years Half day - 7.30am - 1pm | Full day - 7.30am - 5pm

• Fun & interactive daily programme • Safe & hygenic environment 082 560 1396 | 031 - 572 2268 | 36 Ambleside Road, La Lucia | 30 Sunshine Dr, Sunningdale Tel: 031 - 562 9026 a/h: 031 - 562 1443 Sunningdale Pre-Primary School Est. 1993 love


ug h

ter caring lea

ng rn i

• Hire for parties: R200 for venue & R12 per child & R12 per adult & jumping castle hire R300 • Normal entry fee: R15 per child (age 2 - 13) & R20 per adult • School groups: R8 per learner & R10 per teacher

• Open throughout school holidays • Hours 7am to 5.30pm • Air-conditioned classrooms • 6 small groups • Separate baby nursery • Separate toddler section • Grade RRR, RR & R • All teachers qualified • Meals included (compiled by a nutritionist) • Private security guard and CCTV • KZN Education Department curriculum • Full day or half day

031 - 337 7892 63

To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Educated Life Helping Children Deal with Change A new year…a new beginning…brings about change… As change is such an integral part of our lives, one of the most important skills you as a parent can help your child develop, is the ability to deal with change. There are everyday changes all children face, such as adjusting to a new school, routine or to new teachers and friends. Many children must face bigger changes as well, following a loss, a move, or a divorce in the family. All change brings some sadness and uncertainty, as well as anticipation and excitement. A whole mixed bag of emotions. Recently, Chandre Ezra and her family relocated, and she is very pleased to now be offering her services both in the Upper Highway and Durban North areas. Chandre shares some tips that she used Birth to Grade R to help her children deal with the relWe offer effective care and evant changes and ease the anxiety: development of children, by following a structured, well • A key aspect to dealing with change is to Hippo Corner planned and balanced curriculum talk about the difficulties with your chilPre-Primary • 7am - 5pm • Aftercare and holiday club • Half day or full day dren, prime them on what to expect and School • Stimulating educational always emphasise the positive aspects. Enrolments Now Open! programme • Nutritious lunch provided • Safe drop-off and • The most important factor is to mainpick-up zone • Lift club • Fully Asha 084 790 0282 trained CPR and first aid staff tain their general routine as much as pos031 - 561 2371 Shena 081 017 0984 Trudi-Lee 031 - 309 4255 sible and incorporate them in the process BBM 29E0FBA8 235 Cowey Road, Morningside (Chandre’s girls had great fun packing and 10 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks Drive unpacking and getting to decorate their new rooms). • Acknowledge their worries and fears. Offer lots of hugs, understanding, encouragement and support. Pre-school

By doing these little things, we empower our children to deal with change! All the best for 2013! Contact: Chandre Ezra, 082 385 2989,

• Extra Curricular Activities • Computer Lessons • Holiday Workshops • International Certification • Reinforces Current School Curriculum Topics • Fun & Educational • Corporate Training

Accredited ICT Training Solutions for All Ages Tracy 031 - 566 1110 or

“Life’s Journey begins here”


18 Months – Grade R · Qualified Teachers · After Care/Homework Club · Holiday Club – All Ages Tammi 079 502 3793 3 Old Mill Way, Durban North e-mail:

Chandre Ezra - Nuturing and Enhancing Children’s Potential

Life Coach, Educational and Parenting Consultant KZEZR-1637-PRA By popular demand, Chandre will be hosting valuable workshops on important and current issues that parents and children face in both Durban North and Upper Highway.


Facing Modern Day Challenges: 26 February, Durban North • 5 March, Upper Highway Nurturing A Love Of Reading: 26 March, Durban North • 16 April, Upper Highway Every Child Can Succeed - Different Learning Styles 7 May, Durban North • 28 May, Upper Highway Raising Girls With Healthy Self-Esteem And Body Image 4 June, Durban North • 18 June, Upper Highway

Booking essential and space is limited • 082 385 2989 •


Educated Life MONTESSORI @ UMHLANGA PRE - SCHOOL & AFTERCARE Tel: 031 - 572 5122 • Cell: 084 400 5229 e-mail:

“I have studied the child. I have taken what the child has given me & expressed it & that is what is called the Montessori Method” - Dr Maria Montessori

• Our child centred environment offers the world Montessori philosophy aimed at developing the whole child • Half day 7am - 12pm • Full day 7am - 5pm • 2 - 6 years • Registered with SA Montessori Association • Registered with NAPTOSA • Grade 0 programme - incorporating the national curriculum • Extra activities - Ballet, Speech & Drama, Yoga, Creative Kids, Catrobatkidz. • In-house Speech Therapist & Occupational Therapist


“Creative Learning” • School Readiness Program • Ages 21/2 to 6 years • Accelerated Learning • Aftercare • Holiday care

95 LIVINGSTONE ROAD - MORNINGSIDE (031) 312 9240 OR (082) 851 8536


Cottonfield Pre-Primary


We bring out the best in your child

• 2 to 5 years • Small classes • Qualified teachers • Our cognitively based programme is provided by an experienced educator who holds a Masters Degree in Inclusive Education • Extra mural activities • Open during school holidays 031 - 303 7829 • 084 446 6557 15 Oxford Road, Morningside

• 7am to 5pm • Ages 2 to 6 years • Hot Meals Provided • School Readiness • Profesionally Qualified Teachers • Close to Bus Routes Your child will develop the skills necessary to get along with other children as well as, the capacity for teamwork, sharing, empathy and a sense of belonging. Est. 2002

031 - 312 1234 • 56 Silver Avenue, Windermere


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Educated Life Extramural Choices Priscilla Pearson, principal of Little Noddy Pre-school, Berea, and co-owner of Little Noddy Pre-school, Glenwood, believes that parents should be wise when it comes to enrolling their children in extramural activities. Whilst Little Noddy offers, and endorses, a variety of extramurals for its children, children shouldn’t be overscheduled. They should have enough time to engage in activities that help them to meet their essential milestones. Milestones for Grade 00 and Grade 000 may include language development and colouring in skills. “It’s important that parents attend to the basics,” says Priscilla. “So for instance, if families live in apartments, children need to be taken to the park etc. to get outdoors. Families also need to spend quality time together.”

Apply now for 2014 32 Oxford Drive, Durban North • 082 802 7765/083 286 0318


Two of the extramurals offered at the Little Noddy Pre-schools are swimming and Speech & Drama. Swimming, of course, is important for children’s safety. For this activity, children enrolled in lessons via Little Noddy are collected in a bus and taken to reputable swimming schools. Lessons are for children aged two and up and parents can attend open days. Contact Little Noddy for more details. Speech & Drama is particularly helpful for developing language and self-confidence in young children. While it in no way replaces speech therapy it can help children who have a lisp or stutter. It helps all children to pronounce words correctly and express themselves in a controlled and confident manner. It may also be a helpful first step if speech therapy does become necessary. Contact Little Noddy for more details. Contact: Little Noddy, 031 – 309 2064, 031 – 309 7735,


Admission Age: 11/2 - 5 years LIMITED SPACE

031 - 566 1027 Crystal Rock Building, 16 Solstice Drive, Umhlanga Ridge, New Town Centre

Educated Life Play Learn Know Play Learn Know, A child is a work in progress is a new book by Dr Melodie de Jager and Liz Victor. The book is a guide to help Mom and Dad to shape their child’s body, heart and mind with care and thoughtfulness. It gives simple and playful solutions to developing complex skills preparing children for school and life (ages three to seven). This book is not a checklist or a time sheet to tick off or fill in arbitrarily; it is a road map to guide you along the journey of development. It has no age indicators because every child unfolds developmentally in his own time. Child development is not a race to “get there first”. It is a journey during which there are skills to be developed, knowledge to be discovered and thousands of experiences to be enjoyed along the way to school readiness. A child needs to experience life to become part of life. You can help your child to belong by exposing him to everyday life. You don’t need to know all the answers – teach him from an early age to find answers on his own. Dr Melodie de Jager is a qualified nursery school teacher who completed a master’s degree in science and maths programmes and her doctorate on the role of neurological integration in the learning process. Liz Victor is a qualified teacher with a further diploma in remedial education. She developed the Toptots Mother and Child Workshop programme, which is franchised. Contact: Liz Victor, 031 – 266 4910, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 3 copies of Play Learn Know valued at R220 each to give away. Visit to enter.

A Brighter Future When you start with Kip McGrath Education Centres.

We offer professional tutoring programs for primary through to high school students. We help build the foundations for academic success. English

Study Skills


Intelligence Development


School Readiness Programs

Monday - Friday 7.30am - 12:30pm, for children with special needs, primarily autistic/Asperger’s. Individual assessment and programme offered per child, to empower and enable them to develop at their own pace. We aim to deliver a happy, friendly and relaxed environment for them to grow in. Afternoon therapy/extra lessons also offered. Vanessa Nicholson 072 151 5167

CALL FOR A FREE ASSESSMENT TODAY: • Head Office 031 - 903 5352 • Durban North 031 - 564 7610 • Glenwood 031 - 201 9141 • Kloof 031 - 764 0459 • Pinetown 031 - 702 6833 • Umhlanga 031 - 566 1110

Enrolments for 2014 Now Open!

• Excellent nursery & toddler facilities • Structured daily routine • Qualified pre-school teachers • Babies from birth to grade R • Full pre-school programme • High on hygiene • Affordable fees • Extra mural activities

Aftercare & Holiday Care available

Playground for hire for children’s parties, including jumping castle.

Tel/Fax: 031 - 708 1524 or 083 274 4016 301 Underwood Road, Northdene


We are who we ‘AUT’ to be.

Special needs centre now open in Westville, safe and secure location!

Kids’ Labels Colourful, fun and they stay put! Order online: Great Service Short Leadtime

082 664 2034

To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Educated Life Coping with Separation Anxiety If your child fears the idea of going to school, cries, throws tantrums, seems sad or physically ill, he may be experiencing separation anxiety. Without the emotional support your child needs, he may be unprepared to make the transition from home to school. Separation anxiety is an unhealthy or debilitating attachment between parents and their child that leaves the child unable to cope without his parents being present. Many educators confirm that parents, too, can suffer from an inability to separate from their child. Good news is that these same parents can also provide the solution to separation anxiety. Careful and consistent planning in advance of your child’s very first day at school can positively influence a successful transition.

Fun & Interactive, Structured Activities Aged 2-5 Years Play School

• Qualified teacher / Swim instructor • Play School & Swim School under one roof • Free swimming lessons to all full time learners • Heated pool Tracey 076 812 1487 12 Highdale Road, Glen Anil


on Essenwood Est. 2001

• Ages 3 months to 4 yrs • A home away from home • Safe & secure environment • Structured learning facility • All meals and beverages provided Ring Time includes: • Craft Lessons • Baker Baker • Singing • Dancing • Story-telling • Numerical • ABCs • Shapes • Busy Ballers Optional extras: • Catrobats • Pottery

Enrolments for 2013 now open 031 – 201 0062 • 082 895 1197

You Want The Best For Your Child...Yes? Confident, Capable, Believing in Themselves, Enjoying Learning, Having Fun & Making Friends in a Safe & Secure Environment.

Speak To Us... We Want The Best For Your Little Ones Too & We’ve Been Doing Just That With Excellence For Years.

Pre-Primary, Language & Teaching Academy

Because children pick up on the emotional cues of parents, anxious parents can project these feelings onto their child. Instead, prepare your child for the first day with enthusiasm. Shop together for a juice bottle, lunchbox and snacks. Pack his schoolbag together. Begin talking about going to school in a positive way. Explain some of the exciting things your child will do and the children he will meet. Talk about the school and teacher by name. Explain that you will take him to school, walk into school together, what the structure of the school day will be and that you will be back to fetch him later. Help your child practise opening and closing his lunchbox, juice bottle and schoolbag. Teach him to apply sunscreen and brush his own hair. But always emphasise and reassure your child that the school staff is there to help with anything he needs. Don’t linger at the school when saying goodbye. Be a loving but decisive parent.

Principal: Nicky Rodseth • Cell: 072 444 7277 No 7 Little Nook, Sunningdale, Umhlanga •

English Lessons Weekdays - Highway Area

Qualified & experienced English teacher available for private lessons • Extra tuition • English for all ages & abilities “My son used to achieve between 60 - 65% for English in Grade 6. After extra lessons with Sandy, he not only achieved an A symbol for his end of year exams, but has continued to attain excellent results in High School. What’s more, he looked forward to his lessons without ever complaining! Sandy is highly recommended.”

Source: Nicky Rodseth, Principal, Montessori Life, Sunningdale, 072 444 7277.

Call Sandy 084 513 0226 for further information


Educated Life

Fun Ways to Read with Your Children

Learning Breakthrough Programme New in South Africa

Reading doesn’t always have to be limited to school. help2read, an NPO focussing on literacy in primary schools, highly advises that parents form the habit of reading with their children at home to make reading a pleasurable learning experience. To ensure that reading is fun, choose books that are of interest to your child. Make reading a priority by setting time aside, whether it’s during the evenings or weekends. The power of the parent-child bond will have a positive effect on your child’s self-esteem. Instil a love for reading and don’t limit your reading to just books.

Is your child still struggling to reach their full potential? WE CAN HELP WITH: • ADHD • Learning Difficulties • Co-ordination Difficulties

Durban North 071 871 9669

Tips to make reading more fun for your children: • Open a book on any page and ask your child to read that page. Make them guess how the book ends or how it begins and then read the entire book to see how the story really turns out. • Books are fabulous: encourage your children to create and write their own books with blank pieces of paper as this will help improve their sentence construction and creativity. • During breakfast, ask your child to read the text on the cereal box, perhaps even create words with the letters or construct stories or sentences using the images on the box. • Have your child help with cooking and actually read the recipe aloud to you as you cook.

Play & Learn • Warm, loving & nurturing environment • Excellent educational programme • Age Groups: 0 - Grade R • Hours: 7am - 5.30pm • Breakfast, lunch & snacks provided • High on hygiene • Large outdoor play area

Be a good role model to your kids and let them see you read. Share your excitement when you enjoy a good book as this will encourage them to do the same. Source: help2read, 011 - 026 2663,, Can you remember the books you read as a child? Send your feedback to

Extra Murals: • Ballet • Swimming • Soccer • Action Ball • Beaux Arts Denae 031 - 564 2712



To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Party Life Tony Miller Promotions One of the world’s oldest and cheapest forms of advertising is the Button Badge. Political Buttons, for instance, have been in use in the United States since 1789 when George Washington wore Buttons imprinted with a slogan. Button Badges as we know them today were patented in 1896 and in 1898 Button Badges were printed with a cartoon and offered as prizes with chewing gum and tobacco products. Since then trillions of Button Badges in various shapes and sizes have been made worldwide to advertise brands and products, promote causes and build awareness, raise funds and motivate students and staff. Durban-based Tony Miller Promotions, have been making Button Badges for more than 20 years. Your customised club, school or company Button Badge can be designed by one of their talented and creative graphic artists. The Button Badges can be manufactured in any one of the available sizes which are 25mm, 37mm, 56mm and 75mm. Urgent orders are no problem as Tony Miller Promotions offer a same-day express service. To increase your product awareness using the highest visibility at the lowest possible prices, contact Tony Miller Promotions today. Contact: Tony Miller, 031 – 205 2074,

Sales & Repairs

Established 1980

Credit Cards Accepted

Jumping Castle Hire • NOW AVAILABLE - Mobile Putt Putt! • Foam Pit Parties • Jumping Castles • Water Slides • Quad Bikes • Airborne Adventures • Balloons • Candy Floss Machines • Popcorn Machines • Bubble Machines Tel/Fax: 031 - 205 2074 • 082 906 5450 • a/h 083 225 3174 e-mail: • 56 Evans Road, Glenwood




Jackie 031 - 462 7487 084 732 1892

Book your next kiddies’ party at Rain Farm! No mess! No fuss! We have it all under control!

Only R100 per child includes: • An adventurous game drive • A kiddies’ meal • Venue including a jungle gym, sandpit, playroom, jumping castle & rock pool

032 - 815 1050/1

Venues - Westville and Durban North


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Party Life Quirky Queens

Quirky Queens will create your child’s ultimate party – one that is unique and will always be remembered by other kids and mums. They offer a variety of party themes, with a special twist on themes that have been done before in order to make the party truly your own. Quirky Queens works closely with you and your child ensuring your party is tailor made to your needs. Different price packages are available for various themes and the team will work within your budget. Clients also get to choose their own items or entertainment from Quirky Queens’ variety of exceptional, unique products and entertainers that add delight, fun and amusement to your child’s party. Themed kiddies’ parties, tailor-made packages and entertainment from A to Z so mums can just sit back and relax – this is what Quirky Queens is all about. Give them a call today – no client is too small or too big – the Quirky Queens team is equipped to host a spectacular event every time.

ea th Let t c em ak e!

If you need a dynamic team to plan and hold a function to remember, look no further than Quirky Queens. With many years of experience in marketing and event co-ordination, the Queens, Samantha and Tracy, provide excellent service with imagination, creativity and style. They pride themselves on making each event unique, ensuring that the chatter goes on long after the event.

Contact: Quirky Queens Events & Marketing, Sam 071 089 3061, Tracy 084 555 1195,, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 Quirky Queens Children’s Party (consisting of themed décor, tables & chairs + coverings & party packs for maximum 15 children) to give away to 1 lucky reader. Visit to enter.


We offer themed kiddies’ parties, tailor made packages, with entertainment, from A to Z, so mums just sit back and we take care of everything. You just give us your budget and we will do the rest! Sam 071 089 3061 • Tracy 084 555 1195

Party Life Party Décor on a Budget The Party Wizard takes the fuss out of décor for a party – whether it be children’s parties, adult parties, kitchen teas, baby showers or weddings. Planning the décor is all done via e-mail or telephone so there’s no travelling involved, making it easy and cost effective. If it’s your child’s next party you are planning, simply contact Clare Sykora of The Party Wizard with an idea of a theme. Clare will research the theme and propose some ideas that fit with your budget. Once your approval is received Clare will have the design made up using themed printables and post these to you. Where the budget allows, Clare can go to town adding all sorts of elements to make kiddies’ dream parties come to life – and in the process make Mum’s life a lot easier! Others may opt for the simple option of a few items to bring the theme across. Clare is not involved with setup in any way, which also helps to reduce costs. About four weeks’ notice for a party is usually required although Clare can accommodate urgent requests. T/A MYU ENTERPRISE

Contact: Clare Sykora, 016 - 423 2450, 071 896 9930,, groups/349674035081925/. WIN WIN WIN 1 Standard Themed Party Décor for up to 8 children in either a Hello Kitty or Smurfs design. Visit to enter.

Hassim 083 685 5577 73

To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Gift Wrapping Skills

Do your wrapped gifts look like you dragged the paper out of the recycling? Or does your once pristine gift wrap transform into an untidy mess of sticky tape and bunched up folds once you get your hands on it? Well then a Wrap for You course is for you! Ingrid Burton of Wrap for You recently visited the Mum’s Mail offices to teach staff members how to wrap gifts properly. By the end of the session we had turned out (almost) perfect creations – having used Ingrid’s very clear, simple instructions and tips. We learnt the basics which included what paper to use (thick enough not to be see-through and preferably neutral in colour), how to measure paper using offcuts of ribbon (prevents excessive wastage), the eyeball method (which ensures straight, neat lines) and how to mark the paper (by creasing strategically to cut straight lines). Other helpful tips included always working away from you, where to fold the paper so that the end result was perfectly neat, and using double-sided tape to create a “magic”, sticky-tape-free effect. We learnt how to wrap a basic square box and then how to create the beautiful Japanese pleating effect (either straight or diagonal) to give our gifts that professional look. Awkward gifts that don’t wrap easily with paper were given an extra cellophane treatment which hid a multitude of sins. An especially helpful lesson was how to tie bows on gifts – something best demonstrated rather than verbally explained. Ingrid sells paper, ribbons and embellishments at the I Heart Market or at her home office in Durban North. She also conducts basic and advanced wrapping courses. Contact: Ingrid Burton, Wrap for You, 082 801 4622,

• Cupcakes • Edible Picture Cakes • Birthday Cakes • Wedding Cakes • Novelty Cakes • Special Occasion Cakes • Sandwich, Pie & Sweet Platters

For more info contact Thersha on 031 - 825 8595 e-mail: or contact your local Bread Ahead • Gateway • Pavilion • Galleria • Bluff • Davenport Centre • Pinetown • Briardene • Cowey Rd • Chatsworth • Bluff Towers



Party Life



•S • Ba •M

Adi 031



Party Life HE




Professional Face Painting for Parties & Events

Our Birthday Party package includes:

Funtastic Fun For All

• Shows • Stories • Magic • Balloons • Face Painting • Magician • Edu-Shows • Fairy Show

Adi Paxton aka Cherry the Clown 031 - 201 2515 or 031 - 201 2613 or 083 725 0925

• A LIVE reptile show • Party packs containing sweets, fun activities & a reptile toy • Each child receives a photo of themselves holding a reptile

Dean 074 885 7651

Find us on Facebook!

• Glitter Hairspray • Hair Ties Beginner Lessons Now Available Cell: 084 455 1101

Machine Rental Popcorn

Candy Floss

083 966 7417

Shirley 083 683 5151

076 876 1709 • 074 644 4403

ie s



Over 25 years’ experience! Delight your child with Durban’s most popular clown! • Intelligent humour • Fun magic show • Juggling • Face painting • Balloon shapes • Games • Birthday parties • Schools & corporate functions! Tel: 031 - 464 4718 or 082 459 1797


Made for all kids from 3 years old to as old as the kid you are. Pedal Power, no motors, very safe for children.


We specialise in full themed parties, jumping castles, rodeo bulls, WOW balls, sumo suits, rides and lots more...


Kathija 083 786 3335

Pedal Go Kart parties, events & special occasions.


Rico.. t cl o wn

BALLOONS JUST 4 U • Helium Balloons • Balloon Wholesalers • Balloon Printing • Helium Gas • Balloon Decorating • Birthday Message Balloons • Also Batman, Spiderman, Pooh, Noddy, Soccer Ball Balloons ...etc.

WE DELIVER 031 - 572 3572


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Party Life Ben 10 Omniverse Ben 10 is back in a brand new season. He’s older, more independent and saving the world yet again! The first volume of season 1 is out now on DVD and is one of Cartoon Network’s finest releases to date, something awesome to add to your Ben 10 collection.

Children’ s Birthday Party Specialist All Ages 1 - 101

Free Magic Gift Set and Free Goodie Bags! Meet Snowy the Live Bunny!

Adrian the Magician

The new season in a nutshell: Ben 10 Omniverse is the latest instalment of the hit Cartoon Network franchise. With Gwen and Kevin off to college, Ben Tennyson looks forward to being a solo superhero with his brand new Omnitrix. Grandpa Max has other ideas. He assigns Ben a new plumber partner, Rook, who is highly skilled with his Proto-tool, but lacks any field experience – especially on Earth. Ben has absolutely no desire to be a tour guide, especially since a mysterious new villain has him in his sights! No worries, right? Ben’s defeated all kinds of evil, and is quick to remind everyone that he’s saved the universe at least a dozen times. But, even with 10 brand new aliens at his disposal, Ben may have finally met his match! This new villain, Khyber the Huntsman, sees Ben as the ultimate prey, and has a deadly ace up his sleeve - or rather, by his side. Khyber’s dog wears the Predatrix, and with it, is able to become any one of the galaxy’s 10 deadliest predators!

For enquiries/bookings call 071 837 1731 or visit or e-mail

Each one of these vicious beasts is the perfect counter to any one of Ben’s aliens!

• Table & Chairs • Kiddies’ Chair Covers/Tablecloths • Party Packs • Bubble Machines • Popcorn Maker • Candy Floss Maker • Various Venues Available

• Party Shop • Baking Supplies • Helium Balloons • Speciality Cakes • Costumes • Toys 40 Old Main Road, Hillcrest 031 - 765 6440


• Weekend special - Hire for 1 day keep for an extra day! • Midweek special - Hire for 1 day keep for 3 days extra!


Photography & Catering Equipment Available

Contact: Sithabile Mkhize, 011 – 463 0248 ext 106,

Prices from R350 – R1100

WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 5 copies of Ben 10 Omniverse to give away to 5 lucky readers. Visit to enter.

For our full range of castles visit or contact Alida on 082 306 6996 or


Party Life


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Party Life

Birthday Banner

Add a special touch to your child’s next birthday party/special event with a personalised banner, printed by Durban North based company, Sign-A-Rama. The banners are digitally printed onto a soft plastic (PVC) and come complete with eyelets. Thread rope through the eyelets and tie up the banner in a place where guests are sure to see it. Banners are 1.3m X 650mm. Clients can choose their own designs for the banner which can include: your child’s name, a photo of him/her and the theme of the party with accompanying pictures. Digital printing allows for huge scope, ensuring that the banner is completely personalised to the client’s preference. Banners cost R200 including VAT (excluding rope). Sign-A-Rama also does ordinary A4 photocopying at competitive prices and on a range of paper types (e.g. matt, gloss, bond, or special paper for wedding invitations etc.). Situated at 236 Rinaldo Road, Sign-A-Rama is a member of an international franchise company and services KZN (including Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Empangeni and Port Shepstone). The company specialises in a range of signage needs. Their product range includes: light boxes, laser cut letters, sandblasting, apparel, 3D fabricated letters, health and safety signs, scoreboards, name badges, chromadek signs, indoor and outdoor signage, silk screening, electronic boards, vehicle branding, neon and business cards.

Birthday Banner PVC Banner with Eyelets Only R200 incl 031 - 572 3013/4 •

• Great for kids’ parties • Exciting & creative! • Fun colours & a variety of pictures • Great birthday gift! • Family kits available for everyday home use • Produced & manufactured in South Africa • Non toxic Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Jackie Labuschagne 072 244 2147


• Hire for parties: R200 for venue & R12 per child & R12 per adult & jumping castle hire R300 • Normal entry fee: R15 per child (age 2 - 13) & R20 per adult • School groups: R8 per learner & R10 per teacher

Contact: Brandon Wiener, Sign-A-Rama, 031 – 572 3013,, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 Birthday Banner to give away to 1 lucky reader. Visit to enter.

031 - 337 7892 78

Party Life

Washi Tape Washi Tape is a printed Japanese Washi Paper Tape that is self-adhesive and comes in rolls like ordinary sticky tape. Washi Tape can be used for many different things from scrapbooking to gift wrapping and whatever else you can come up with; decorate a pen holder, close gift bags, create a unifying effect on grouped pot plants or ornaments, zhoosh up some fairy cakes, put it on stationery or turn pegs into statement items with a simple strip of Washi Tape. The tapes come in a huge variety of colours and patterns including yellow chevron, pink hearts, vintage roses, silver stars, red stars, birds and flowers, lace, polka dots and more. Others have printed words, such as “Made with Love” and “Love”. Many are partially transparent in places which allows the colour of the material underneath to show through.

Japanese paper tape on a roll like sticky tape that can be used for a variety of craft projects and scrapbooking. 079 940 0994


Exclusive venue for Children’s Parties, Private Functions, Team Building /Events Call us to discuss a package to suit you Shirley and Joelyn on 082 926 1035 •

To get more ideas visit Pinterest. Amanda Howard of Eye Candi sells Washi Tape through her online site, She also has a stand at the Wonder Market on the last Sunday of the month at Chris Saunders Park behind Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Also available on her site and at her market stall is Bakers Twine in a variety of lovely fresh colours.Orders can be collected from the market or from Amanda’s home in Glen Anil.

Contact: Amanda Howard, 079 940 0994,, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 4 Rolls of Washi Tape & 1 Bakers Twine to give away to 1 lucky reader. Visit to enter.

“Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell, the name will carry.” Bill Cosby


Marcelle Delew-Kappen: 083 716 3628

“Can YOU do it...?”

Sign up for a challenge not to drink for the month of February for your health and charity. Sign up and pay either: R100 for the whole month or R50 for a 10 day challenge. Non drinkers or people who still want to drink - donations welcome. AlcoFreeTeensTM - R5 Charlotte 033 - 347 0103 •


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Party Life • Kiddies’ Parties • Décor • Castles • Popcorn • Candy Floss • Heliums • Gazebos • Adult Chairs/Tables • Kiddies’ Entertainment & more Corporate Events: • Kiddies’ Corners • Promotions • Family Days Décor, Clown and Jumping Castle Combo from R1145! Belinda 083 627 7033 visit Join our Facebook page

Great Cakes For All Occasions Image Cakes - R280 Bar-One, Carrot, Cheese Cakes & lots more!

For orders call 031 - 566 1194 (bus. hrs) or e-mail us on Pizzaboyz Store - Shop 5 Ridgeton Towers, 6 Aurora Drive, Umhlanga Ridge

Assagay • Undercover Playshed • Beautiful Playground • 2 Party Sheds for Hire• Coffee Shop

A relaxing place for moms to meet and kids to play (no za) or (no za)

School Fund-Raising • Corporate Functions • Team Building • Private Hire

Creative fun activity for... • Birthday Parties • Schools • Rainy Days at Home • Card Making

Also Available: Home Kits & Gift Packs

Call Ingrid Lloyd 209 3550 / 083 383 7102

Delicious hand iced cookies - perfect for themed parties!


VENUES AT: Westville: 083 655 0339 Durban North: 076 444 5570


• Birthdays, Corporates and Tactical Training • Indoor and Outdoor at your House or Office

076 444 5570


031 - 569 3470 • 083 940 5614


Party Life FANTASTIC RANGE OF: Castles & Slides Popcorn Machines Bubble Machines Fog Machines Tables and Chairs

We can arrange... • themed parties • teas • jumping castles or you can hire the venue & DIY

Weekend Special - Friday to Monday GET 3 DAYS, ONLY PAY FOR 1 DAY! T & Cs apply

Flanders Drive, Mt Edgecombe Stables

Pixie Helpline

Contact Charmaine on 083 378 8899 or e-mail

083 251 9754

Buzy Beez Partyz

We offer you affordable tailor made packages that will make your little one’s birthday a fun-filled & memorable day.

• Drum Parties • School Programme • Holiday Programmes • Educational DRUM-Along CDs and Djembe Drums

We offer: • Themed décor • Kiddies and adults’ tables & chairs with covers • Themed cupcakes • Birthday cakes • Themed party buckets • Jumping castles • Pony cycles • Themed cups & plates • Kiddies’ snacks & juice • Photoboards • Bubble machines • Candy floss machine • Popcorn machine • Chocolate fountain We take the hassle out of party planning, enabling you to enjoy the day with your loved ones.

Give us a buzz on 073 933 6615 or 078 410 8555 or 071 813 1273


Dynamic Parties - Durban Theme party co-ordinatoRs since 2001 Clown Show R400; Décor Only R400; Jumping Castle R350; Disco R600; Décor & Clown & 20 Kids’ Setup R1100; 20 Kids Complete Theme Party R2700; Gazebo Package R650; 100 Guest Adult Party R1000; Bridal/Baby Showers R1200; 20 Kids with 100 Adults Package R1700 For More Info Contact: Shirlee Naidoo 083 596 3501 (Whatsapp Also) BBM: 283A0EC0; Office: 031 - 400 4245



Durban (including Upper Highway) and North Coast 073 186 4397 •

Fun & Laughter with


• Face Painting • Games • Magical Circus Shows • Balloons • Fairies • Stilt Walking • Pirates • Clowns and lots more... Kids’ Party Entertainment with Tom & Sparkles

031 - 811 4145 • •


Decadent Desserts

• Picture, 3D & Novelty Cakes • Wide Range of Desserts & Delicious Cakes Available


Vaneshree 031 - 708 4228 •


Planning big or small parties for big or small people? We supply and organise the whole shindig • • Jolene 071 332 8424 • Leanne 082 784 3221 •


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Party Life GOLDEN HOURS FAMILY MARKET Uitsig Rd, Dbn North (Near Hyper)


Specialising in kids’ theme parties & adult décor hire: tables, chairs (plus covers), cutlery, crockery, clowns, jumping castles, water slides, popcorn machine, trampoline, bubble machine etc. Call Pam 083 779 3951 or 031 - 400 3951/2 WE DELIVER

AFFORDABLE JUMPING CASTLES • Barney Castle • Ball Castle • Barbie Castle • Slide Castle • Shaded Castle • Bubble Machine • Generator • Kiddies’ Tables & Chairs • Chocolate Fountain

Celebrate love with us on 17 February. Wear RED for a prize!

Face Painting

• Balloon Artistry • Nail Painting • Fake Wounds • Glitter Tattoos • Skin care and hygiene is top priority • Paints safe to use • EU-compliant products • Waterbased/easy to remove • Qualatex balloons (biodegradable) for balloon shaping • Parties also available during school hours

MARKET EVERY SUNDAY: 10AM TO 3:30PM Venue Hire: R400 for 3 hours (for up to 30 adults & 30 kids!) for parties & corporate end of year functions

074 804 9289

Lyn 083 262 3693

Design ‘n Party

• Kiddies’ themed events • Jumping castles • Water slides • Face painting • Photography • Party packs • Catering and much more... Contact Megan on 072 938 2009 •

Tel. 031 - 262 5640 or 083 777 8878

Hunny Beez Themed Parties with Prizes & Entertainment, We Tailor Packages for You!

• Pirates • Pooh & Friends • Strawberry Shortcake • Fairy Party • Princess Party • Tea Party • Mermaidia • Superheroes • Formula 1 • Tailored Themes

Ashika Bishun 082 774 5282 • 078 459 8003

Fear Factor and Survivor Parties, Pamper and Beading Parties, Puppet Shows, Balloon Sculpts, Face Painting, Clowns, Barbie, Fairy, Princess, Mermaid, Combat Man, Pirate, Power Rangers, Spiderman...

Magic moments made easy!


Jumping Castles & Party Packs

• Hiring of Jumping Castles and 8m Slip ‘n Slide • Themed Party Boxes, Organza Bags, Buckets and Gift Bags for all Occasions.

Jolandie 079 058 4031 or 074 187 7172

Sugar Plum Parties specialises in creating one-of-a-kind fun-filled parties for girls and and boys. We stock the latest themes and can supply everything from décor to party packs, entertainment, party accessories and cakes.

Call Nikki 082 498 4234



Party Life The Icing On Top... CHILDREN’S PARTIES

genai scholtz 083 944 3477 •

Cakes & Cupcakes for all Occasions or just because...

The Candy Man

Claire Palm 082 785 2714

View us on


est. 2005

... where birthdays are created ... NEW

• Games, Activities, Prizes & Party Packs • Fairy/Clown/Princess to Entertain • Themed Décor

We now offer itemised décor hire

Candy Floss

• Pre-packed for School Fundraising • Machine Rental • Birthday Parties • Marke t Days • Free Deli ver y



“let me wave my wand” for your magical memories

082 574 3230

Contact Sonja Cell: 082 920 8102 For prices & info e-mail


083 966 7417

Kiddies’ Birthday Parties & Functions

Complete & themed parties organised (various menus) & quad bikes. Pony rides now available! Come feed the animals! 081 270 5045 • 031 - 464 5045 36 Ridley Park Rd, Malvern

JUMPING CASTLES • Princess • Barbie • Bratz • Spiderman • Barney • Winnie the Pooh • Fairy • Bob the Builder • Strawberry Shortcake • Slide Castle • 3-in-1 Jumping Castle • Splash Slide • New Hannah Montana PARTY FURNITURE • Kiddies’ Tables & Chairs • Chair Covers & Table Cloths NOW OFFERING KIDS’ THEMED SET UP PARTIES. WE DELIVER!

031 - 702 5527 or 083 777 8847

BIG OCCASIONS FOR LITTLE PEOPLE “Extra special themed parties for boys and girls of all ages” Wendy: 031 - 818 2016 083 656 2599



Struckmeyer Photography Landi 073 777 1012 Events, Sports, Kids, etc.

To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Relaxed Life

Luxury on Your Doorstep

Calling all exhausted businesswomen, tired mums and frazzled multitaskers! The Royal Palm Three Cities Hotel opposite Gateway Theatre of Shopping has launched a luxurious new wing aimed at women. I was treated to a night at the hotel in one of the specially designed rooms recently, and revelled in all it had to offer. First of all, parking was a breeze (free underground parking located in the street behind Palm Boulevard). After checking in, I was shown to my room which was located in a special wing reserved for ladies only. The apartment was SO luxurious. It was designed as one long room with partial divisions between toilet, bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and lounge. The kitchen contained a microwave, coffee machine (easy to use), fridge and sink – giving guests the freedom to prepare their own food – unusual in a 4 star hotel. I leapt at the chance of a bubble bath and poured the whole jar of bubbles provided into the bath, lit the vanilla-scented candles and soaked away a month’s stresses in volumes of foam. I was intrigued by the many bathroom extras – items not found even in many 5 star hotels – a hair straightener and a good selection of toiletries. After relaxing with a couple of ladies’ magazines, I ordered room service from the specially designed ladies’ menu; delicious and filling, the dishes were obviously low fat. After a restful night I enjoyed a variety-filled continental breakfast buffet in the restaurant downstairs, and then finished off my special time away with a back massage in the Spa Royale. For a ladies’ night of luxury right on your doorstep, give the Royal Palm a call, 031 – 310 6900,

& Mom & Daughter Competition Dec/Jan Winners After Before


nkin & Catherine Je ers yd Cameron Sn Before


dley & Ashnee Moo oodley Ginoleen M Before



layathum & Natasha Va Valayathum Isabella Leah

Enter our monthly Mom & Daughter Competition to win a free makeover and photoshoot. Proceeds benefit The Sunflower Fund. Send an e-mail to for more information. Sponsored by:

Review by Brenda Daniels for Mum’s Mail.



Just Imagine... Mosaics

Relaxed Life

Get your own or your children’s creative juices flowing and organise a Mosaic Party for that special occasion at a venue of your choice. Just Imagine Mosaics conducts parties for adults and children or for groups, such as kitchen teas, craft clubs, groups of friends or school and pre-school groups. They will either come to your venue, with supplies, or will host your party at their Just Imagine studio in Kloof, Durban. Just Imagine will supply trays of mosaic in pre-cut form for the guests, glue, brushes and grout and various blanks to work on – for example, a cross, a mirror or a blank board. Inclusive of all materials, parties cost R110 per person. The party lasts for two to three hours depending on numbers, age and aptitude and participants will go home with a completed, creative and personal piece of art work. Apart from travelling to venues, and conducting parties at their active, beautiful studio in the lovely area of Kloof, Just Imagine Mosaics also do commissions on request and are affiliated to the Mosaic Association of South Africa. They have a gallery and periodically participate in exhibitions. Contact: Sheila Nichol, Just Imagine Mosaics,, 083 782 7810, Bushlands Game Lodge Family Holiday Packages

Self-Catering and Activities Family Package Special R4200 4 Adults & 2 Kids: Self Catering Unit Fully Kitted just bring the Family x 3 Nights Croc & Snake Park Entrance for 6 + Free Guided Nature Trail for 6 * PACKAGE CAN BE CHANGED TO 2 ADULTS AND 4 KIDS Luxury Family Package with Activities R4200 2 Adults & 2 Kids (under 12): Dinner, Bed and Breakfast x 3 Nights’ Accommodation Croc & Snake Park Entrance for 4 + Free Guided Nature Trail for 4 Self-Catering 6 Sleeper: R1350 • Lodge R750 (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) per person sharing Book Now for School Holidays: Special Jan - March 2013 Cell: 084 591 2537 or Tel: 032 - 943 3179 or E:


Workshops & Parties at your Venue or my Studio in Kloof. For Mums & Kids especially. Contact Sheila of Just Imagine Mosaics for details 083 782 7810 031 - 764 6454

“Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories.” John Wilmot


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Relaxed Life

The Necessary Accessory

NEO was conceptualised and created under the great African sun by two manga-loving mamas who were tired of constantly searching for quirky, functional but most of all affordable accessories for school lunches, lazy beach days, picnics in the park, corporate meetings etc. Divinely inspired by many and much, they pooled their talents and designed their own range called NEO (naughty ergonomic origins).The range encompasses super cool, stylish and functional neoprene lunch totes, beach bags, wine coolers, ipad and laptop sleeves, pencil cases, in other words, any item deemed to be a necessary can’t-live-without accessory. The Yumpak Lunch Totes are “oh so yummy”. You can take them to work, gym, school, daycare or picnic in the park, the choice is yours. It will keep your “foodie” delights well insulated in cool, creative style. No more grubby messes. The totes are machine washable and stain resistant and are available in a variety of funky prints. Let your vino travel in style, too, in the Vinokula wine tote (available in a single or double). And with Vinokula you can say no to paper or plastic as a NEO wine tote offers the Rolls Royce treatment – no more banged up bottles, just a smooth ride. Apart from personal use NEO accessories also make great corporate gifts. NEO can customise a lunch tote or wine cooler with your company or school name or logo and can brand the plain-coloured totes for you. Just send them the artwork. Contact: Debbie, 083 555 5550, Lara, 082 665 6614,

Wreck It Ralph Now Showing

Movie 43 Starts 8 February

National Call Centre 0861 2463 00 (9am - 9pm) Or Book Online All Bookings Are Done By Credit Card ONLY

WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 lunch tote & double wine cooler valued at R350 to give away. Visit to enter.

2A35983A 29446dc1


Relaxed Life Clever Tips for Weight Loss Durban mom, Laura-May Louw, successfully lost weight recently and has maintained her new shape. She shares with us her interesting weight-loss tips: • Drink lots of water. To work out how much you should drink daily, use this formula: take your weight and round it up to the next ten (e.g. 62kg rounded up to 70kg); divide by 2 (= 3.5 glasses); + 2 glasses (= 5.5 glasses); add 1 litre (4 glasses) for living at the coast and a further 1 litre for every hour of exercise. Water keeps the system flushed and prevents water retention. • Cut the evening carb. Make your last carb at lunch and simply remove the carb from your evening meal. This takes away the bloated feeling and will leave you feeling just as full without it. Ensure you have three meals plus two to three healthy snacks. A good idea is to have a veg snack with cottage cheese in the afternoon. Regular eating keeps your metabolism active which helps to burn calories. • Exercise in the weight-loss zone. LauraMay’s number one trick here is to go for low intensity exercise with duration (this burns fat). The ideal is to start with 40 minutes exercise (e.g. level 1 on the gym cycle) plus 20 minutes circuit (without sprints in between) three times a week.

Have you not had enough of this crime? If so, why not then use your cell phone to help fight it and keep your hands clean? Your eyes and cell are your only involvement. See how many other residents in your area are already taking part. JOIN THEM! Let’s fight this crime together!

• Watch the scale – or don’t! Don’t become obsessive about weighing yourself. Also, the best is to go for a Body Fat Percentage scale that measures muscle mass, body fat content and visceral fat (the fat surrounding vital organs). These are available at nutritionist offices and some gyms. • Change your mindset. Eating/exercise should become a way of life, not a temporary thing to be endured. Source: Laura-May Louw, 082 443 4533,


Visit to find out how! To advertise: 031 - 573 1731


Win a Peugeot 107 with Galleria

Shoppers visiting Galleria Mall, South Coast, need to spend R150 to enter the “Win a Peugeot 107� competition. The competition takes place 1 to 28 February with entries closing promptly at 7pm on 28 February. In addition, each time a shopper enters, they will receive a FREE 2L Coke (while stocks last per day). Multiple entries are allowed and ten finalists will be randomly drawn on Friday 1 March. These finalists will be contacted telephonically and must be present for the live draw on Saturday 2 March at 10am. Should any of the finalists not be able to attend the draw, they may nominate a representative. Each of the ten finalists will have a key, of which only one will open the car door. Each of the other nine finalists will receive a consolation prize. To enter, shop at any Galleria retailer to the value of R150 or more during the promotion period, complete the entry form and place your entry together with your till slip or combined slips in one of the designated entry boxes. This competition is open to S.A. Citizens. For the main prize, the Peugeot 107, ONLY persons over 18 with a valid driver’s licence will be considered. For full terms and conditions, please visit Contact: Elizabeth Longbottom, Marketing Manager, 031 - 904 2233,


Dad’s Life

iPhone Headphones Make the Ideal Gift Bowers & Wilkins offer a range of top-end headphones that would make the ideal gift for any music lover or Apple-aficionado. As you’d expect from B&W, all its headphones produce high-performance sound that is the result of countless hours of testing and tuning with some of the best, most experienced engineers and listeners in the business. The headphones are designed, engineered and tuned by the same engineers responsible for other award-winning B&W products, such as the Zeppelin Air and the high-end 800 Series Diamond speakers found in Abbey Road Studios. The C5 In-ear Headphones: B&W C5 inear, noise-isolating headphones offer pristine sound quality while you are out and about. The innovative Secure Loop design keeps C5 comfortably in place, and aids fit and performance. It is an ingenious innovation where a cushioned loop fixes quickly and comfortably in the inner ridge of the user’s ear. The proprietary Micro Porous Filter enables C5 to produce a wonderfully open, natural performance, perfect for longer listening sessions. Other key advances include the advantage of limiting noise bleed, and together with the noise-isolating properties of the sealed fit, this allows users to lose themselves in flawless audio. C5 has been designed specifically to work with Apple devices, and comes supplied with a “Made for iPod, iPhone, iPad” remote and microphone. Audio playback will work with most devices that have a standard headphone output.


Your #1 Real Estate Company! Call us for outstanding results!

Charmaine Lingard CEA, NQF level 4 and CDPE

082 324 8099 031 - 564 9202

Miglio Man Just Launched!

The C5 headphones retail for R1690. They are distributed locally by The HFX Group. Visit for a retailer closest to you.

Tanya Tostee 083 387 7913 89

To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Busy Life FEBRUARY AWARENESS DAYS • Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month • Reproductive Health Month • Sunsmart Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign Nov – Feb • 2: World Wetlands Day • 4: World Cancer Day • 4 - 8: International Networking Week • 10: Chinese New Year • 9 – 17: Teen Suicide Prevention Week • 10 – 16: STI/Condom Week • 10 – 16: Pregnancy Awareness Week • 14: Valentine’s Day • 15: Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Day • 15: International Childhood Cancer Day. ARTS & CULTURE • ACTIVITIES @ LA LUCIA LIBRARY: • Story telling, Thurs, 3pm. • Children’s Book Club, 3rd Thurs, 3pm. • Adults’ Book Club, 2nd Tues, 9am – 12pm. • Learn Chess, Sat, 9am – 11am. • Accounting Tuition, Tues, 4pm – 5pm. • Decorate Cakes, 1st Tues, 9am – 12pm. Contact Andy Dowley, 031 – 572 2986. • ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE ACTIVITIES: Le Petite Soiree (Mon, 6pm), Library, Toddlers’ French Playground (Fri, 3pm – 4.30pm), Fat Croissant Café, French Cine Club, French classes. Contact 031 – 312 9582, afdbn@global., • ART CLASSES FOR MOMS: Wed, 9am – 12pm, Westville. Contact Fransie Pretorius,, 031 – 266 6422. • FRENCH CLASSES FOR ADULTS: Feb, evenings, 5.30pm – 7.30pm, Crawford College. Cost: R1800 for 10 weeks + books R450. Contact Denise, 031 – 312 9582, afdbn@ • JUST IMAGINE MOSAICS: Kloof. Contact Sheila Nichol, 083 782 7810,, • KAMEL POTTERIES: Clay & craft café, 34 Ashfield Ave, Springfield Park. Contact 031 – 579 1011. • MEAGAN’S ART & CRAFT CLASSES: Tues, Wed & Thurs, Warner Beach, Amanzimtoti. Different times & age groups. Contact, 081 295 6898. • MODERN ABSTRACT TEXTURED ART LESSONS: Off Ridge Rd. No painting experience required. Contact Naadira, 073 223 6565. • RISING STAR PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY: • 2013 Durban Youth Talent Search: 16 Feb Hillcrest, 17 Feb Springfield, 23 Feb Umhlanga. • Classes: various venues, days & times. • Auditions: mid-year production, Feb. Contact Gill Brunings, 083 326 3257,, • SOUTH AFRICAN WRITERS’ CIRCLE: 16 Feb, 11am, Westville Library. Cost: R15 & plate of eats. Contact Brigitta, 071 681 8378. BUSINESS NETWORKING • BBN BUSINESS NETWORK: Monthly business networking meetings. • Ballito, Caroline, 082 466 5028. • Highway, Sue, 082 772 1482. • Umhlanga, Brenda, 083 780 1953. Visit • BUSINESS NETWORKING INTERNATIONAL: Visit www. for chapters, meetings in your area. • INSPIRING WOMEN NETWORK: 22 Feb, 7.45am – 10am, Rolling Hills Country Club, Prestondale. Contact Roxanne, • KINGDOM BUSINESS NETWORKING BREAKFAST: • 12 Feb, 8am, Westville. • 14 Feb, 8am, Hillcrest. • 19 Feb, 8.30am, Durban North. • 20 Feb, 8.30am, Durban

South. Contact Belinda, • KZN WOMEN IN BUSINESS: 7 Feb, Hilton Hotel. Bookings: • MELA BUSINESS NETWORKING: Contact Mela Arnold, 082 307 8159, • UPMARKET NETWORKING ON A CATAMARAN: Last Fri monthly, 2pm – 4pm, Spirit of Elan – Wilson’s Wharf. Contact Carol,, CHARITY • 1-STOP-CHARITY-SHOP: St Thomas’ Home for Children, 5 Williamson Place, Sydenham. Mon, Wed & Fri, 1pm – 4.30pm. Tues, Thurs & Sat, 9am - 12.30pm. Contact 031 - 207 3223. • HEADWAY NATAL CHARITY SHOP: Mon – Fri, 9am – 1pm, Westville. Donations of various household items needed. Headway can collect. Contact 031 – 266 2713. • HIGHWAY HOSPICE CHARITY SHOPS: • Hillcrest (Elangeni Centre, Inanda Rd), 031 – 765 7083. • Pinetown (8 Ivy Rd), 031 – 701 4726. • Sherwood (59 Locksley Drive), 031 – 208 6110. • HILLCREST AIDS CENTRE TEA MORNING: 23 Feb, 9am – 12pm, 26 Old Main Rd, Hillcrest. Theme of the month: The Joy of Paper Clay. Contact 031 – 765 5866. • JUST US 4 CHILDREN BOOK SALE: Last Sat monthly, 9am – 2pm, outside Broadway Pharmacy, Durban North. To donate books contact Carol, 074 113 6838, carol@ COOKING • COOKING CLASSES: Westville. Contact Cooking Cooks, 031 – 266 8488, • EXPERT BAKING COURSE (8 LESSONS): • 5, 6, 12 & 13 Feb. 6pm – 9pm. Musgrave. Contact 031 - 209 4555, • PHEKA FRESH SIMPLE COOKING: Hands-on cooking course for domestic workers. Durban North & Hillcrest. Contact Danielle du Toit, 072 2615192, danielle@pheka., COURSES/CLASSES/WORKSHOPS • CONVERSATIONAL ZULU: 5 Feb – 26 Mar, Tues 6pm – 8pm, KZN Business Training Centre, Westville. Contact, 031 – 267 1229. • DANCE CLASSES FOR PHYSICALLY DISABLED: Ballroom & Latin-American, Durban. Contact Janelle, 084 474 0531, • ECOKIDS: Sprouting & micro-greening workshops for school outings (ages 3-6 years), Lucky Bean, Assagay. Contact Donnae, • EDICT COMPUTER TRAINING: ICDL Course, basic concepts of I.T. & more. Contact 031 – 564 8859, training@, • FLORISTRY COURSES: • 1, 15, 22 Feb, 9am – 12pm, Flowers for Fun Demo. • 11 – 13 & 25 – 27 Feb, 9am – 3pm, Floristry Beginners Course. • 4 – 6 Feb, 9am – 3pm, Floristry Advanced Course. • 18 – 19 Feb, 9am – 3pm, Bridal Course. • 8 & 21 Feb, 9am – 3pm, Wedding Draping. Greg Baptie School of Floristry, Springfield Park. Contact 031 – 577 7700. • GETTING YOUR KIDS THROUGH CHURCH: 18 Feb, 6.30pm – 9.30pm, Sweetwaters Full Gospel Church, Winkelspruit. Contact Focus on the Family, 031 – 716 3300, • GIFT OF THE GAB – ADULT ACTING & PERSONAL DE-


Busy Life VELOPMENT PROGRAMME: Level 1, 2 & 3 Courses (5 weeks each). Mon, Wed or Thurs, 7pm – 9pm, Westville. Contact, 086 647 6428. • GIFT WRAPPING COURSES: Monthly, 12pm – 4.30pm, Durban North. Cost: R450 p.p. Contact Ingrid, • HEART OF SUCCESS SEMINAR: 18 Feb, 7am – 9am, Sweetwaters Full Gospel Church, Winkelspruit. Contact Focus on the Family, 031 – 716 3300, reception@fotf. • IMPROVE YOUR SOCIAL SKILLS: Tailor-made courses. Cost: R1200 p/course. Contact Margie Marnewick, 031 – 205 6555, 083 775 1517. • INFANT MASSAGE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING: Qualify to teach Infant Massage Classes to parents. Contact Margo, 011 – 787 0681, 011 – 886 2661, margokilborn@ • INTERNATIONAL EXPERT HOSTS LITERACY WORKSHOP FOR LOCAL TEACHERS: 1 Feb, 1.30pm, Crawford Preparatory School, La Lucia. Contact Asanda Jafta,, 021 – 659 2540. • K9 COMMUNICATIONS: 5-star kennels, dog behaviour correction, adult dog training & puppy school. Various days & times. Contact Pam, 083 628 8804, • KZN BUSINESS TRAINING CENTRE: 1 – 27 Feb, various business-related courses. Westville. Contact 031 – 267 1229. • LADY J SEWING LESSONS: Wed afternoons, Kids Can Sew Classes (6 years+). Bernina on Musgrave. Contact 083 262 5936. • LOVING KINDNESS: • 2 Feb, 9.30am – 12.30pm, Queensburgh. Contact 031 – 464 0984. • 10 Feb, 3pm – 6pm, Yellowwood. Contact 031 – 764 6193. • MAP4LIFE BUSINESS COURSES: • 13 Feb, MAPCAFE, 7.30am – 9am, Westwood. • 16 Feb, Leadership Network, 8am – 9.30am, Westwood. • 21 Feb, Business Leadership, 9am – 4.30pm, Westville. • 20 Feb, Personal Leadership, 9am – 4.30pm, Westville. • 23 Feb, Jump-Start Programme, 9am – 1pm, Westville. • 23 Feb, Money 101, 10am – 2pm, Westville. Contact Lisa, lisa@ • MOMS’ I.T. LESSONS: Tue, Wed, Thurs, 9am – 12pm or 2pm – 5pm, Umhlanga Ridge. Contact 031 – 566 1110, • PARENT WORKSHOP – FACING MODERN-DAY CHALLENGES: 26 Feb Durban North, 5 Mar Upper Highway. Contact Chandre, 082 385 2989, • PUPPY & DOG TRAINING: Socialisation & Obedience Courses Junior/Adult Etiquette Course, Playgroup. Durban North & Glenwood. Contact GoodPet Trading, 084 467 6050, • SOCIAL MEDIA COURSES: • 8 Feb, 9am – 4pm, Goal Setting. • 25 Feb, 9am – 4pm, Branding. • 26 Feb, 9am – 4pm, Marketing. Hillcrest. Contact Charlotte Kemp, 082 491 9252, • SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING COURSE: 7 Feb, 8am – 4pm, Calissa Lodge, Westville. Contact Mel Gard, mel@ • TEA WITH CLAIRE: Tea & Talks with psychologist, Claire Newton, St James on Venice, Morningside. Contact 082 491 1136, • TENSION & TRAUMA RELEASE (TRE): Naturally reduce anxiety, stress, tension, pain, headaches, insomnia. Contact Brigitte 084 548 5277, Hazel 031 – 562 0994. • THE GUARDIAN ONLINE SAFETY WORKSHOP: For

parents. 11 Feb, 6.30pm – 8pm, Durban North. Contact • THE NAIL GURU MONTHLY SHORT COURSES: • 25 Feb – 1 Mar, Nail Technology. • 5 Feb, Eyelash Extensions. • 5 Feb, Threading. • 11 – 12 Feb, Massage Techniques. • 13 Feb, Calabash. • 14 Feb, African Rungu. • 15 Feb, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi. Durban North. Contact 031 – 564 2933, • WEEKLY MEDITATION CLASSES: Gillitts, Morningside, Umhlanga, Queensburgh, Amanzimtoti, Westville, Ballito. Contact 031 – 764 – 6193, meditateinhillcrest@ • WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE: For 6 weeks starting 23 Jan, 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Umhlanga Rocks. Cost: R350. Contact Tracy, 082 852 4890, • WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE: Wed, 5.30pm – 7pm, Berea Rd. Contact 084 510 0063, • WELLBEING OF WOMEN INSPIRING WORKSHOP: 19 Feb, 6pm – 9pm, Ennisdale Rd. Contact Chandré, 082 385 2989,, Ashley Vos, 079 695 2595, • WRITING COURSES: Writers Write (how to write a book); Short Cuts (how to write a short story); Secrets of a Memoirist (how to write a memoir); A Novel Romance (how to write a romance); Improve Your Corporate Communications (business writing programme). Contact Writers Write, EATING OUT • CAFE SAINT GERMAIN: Now open all day, Alliance Française, Morningside. Contact 031 – 312 9582. • RAIN FARM GAME & LODGE ROAST: Sun, 12pm. Cost: R75 per head. Contact 032 - 815 1050/1. • TABLE FOR 8 DINNERS (FOR SINGLE PEOPLE): • 1 Feb, 7pm, Glenashley. • 15 Feb, 7pm, Hillcrest (Seniors). Contact Tony 082 774 4727, • VALENTINE’S ROMANTIC PICNICS: 14 Feb, 6.30pm, Venue of your choice. Cost: R700 – R1500. Contact EDUCATION • COMPUTER EXTRAMURAL LESSONS: Wed 3.30pm, Sat 8am & 9.30am, Umhlanga Ridge. Contact 031 – 566 1110, • DRUMKIDZ WEEKLY LESSONS: Various days & times, Durban North, Musgrave, Cowies Hill, Kloof, Waterfall, Assagay. For children aged 3 – 7. Contact Robynne, 073 186 4397,, • E-LEARNER COURSE (Gr 8-12): Sat, 11am – 1pm, Umhlanga Ridge. Contact 031 – 566 1110, • FRENCH CLASSES FOR KIDS: Starting 16 Apr • Fri 1.30pm – 2.30pm, Eden College. • Wed, 3.30pm – 4.30pm, Alliance Française. For ages 4 – 5 & 7 – 9 years. Contact 031 – 312 9582, • GET READY FOR SCHOOL PROGRAMME: Tues 1.30pm, Thurs 3pm, Sat 11am, Umhlanga Ridge. For Grade R learners. Contact Kip McGrath, 031 – 566 1110. • MEDITATION FOR KIDS CLASSES: 24 Feb & 17 Mar, 9.30am – 11am, Gillitts. Contact 031 – 764 – 6193, • WHOLE BRAIN LEARNING: For children with learning difficulties. Contact Brigitte 084 548 5277, Tony 073 199 0482.


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Busy Life ENTERTAINMENT • BUCKLED: 22 – 24 Feb, Fri & Sat 8pm, Sat & Sun 3pm, Opera, The Playhouse Company. Contact 031 – 369 9405. • CALLUM’S WILL: 29 Jan – 10 Feb, Tues – Sun, 7.30pm, Seabrooke’s Theatre, DHS. Cost: R80. Contact 083 250 2690. • INDOCHINA SUPPER THEATRE: 5 Feb, Dinner & talks (5.30pm, 6.45pm, 7.45pm), Visitors’ Centre, Durban Botanic Gardens. Contact 071 869 3693, 031 – 201 5111. • ITALIAN CLUB ENTERTAINMENT: Sun lunches & more. Italian Club, Durban North. Contact italianclubdurban@ • KZN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA SUMMER 2013 WORLD SYMPHONY SERIES: 7, 14, 21 & 28 Feb, 7.30pm, Durban City Hall. Contact Computicket, 0861 915 8000. • MOUNTAIN VIEW ENTERTAINMENT: • Sun Roast, sport on big screen & music. • 9 Feb, Midmar Mile After party. • 1st & last Sun, 12pm – 6pm, Music/Dance. Contact • OLD MUTUAL MUSIC AT THE LAKE – VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT: 14 Feb, 6.30pm, Durban Botanic Gardens. Tickets: • OTHELLO: 18 Feb – 15 Mar, 9am & 12pm, Drama, The Playhouse Company. Contact 031 – 369 9405. • SUNDOWNERS - BLUES ROCK BAND: 1 Feb, 5.30pm – 6.30pm, Main Foyer, The Playhouse Company. Contact 031 – 369 9405. • SURF’S UP: 29 Jan – 3 Mar, The Barnyard Theatre, Gateway. Tickets: R140 p.p. Wed - Sat, R105 p.p. Tues night, R95 p.p. Sun matinee. Contact: The Barnyard Theatre, 031 – 566 3045, gateway, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 2 tickets to give away. Visit www. to enter. • TEST DRIVE THE ARTS – ISCATHAMIYA MUSIC: Tues starting 12 Feb, 12.30pm – 2pm, Port Cohere, The Playhouse Company. Contact 031 – 369 9405. • TWITCH: 7 – 24 Feb, Tues – Sat 2pm, Sun 6pm, Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Cost: R130 adults, R100 pensioners/students. Special Valentine’s performance, 14 Feb. Contact Computicket, 0861 915 8000. • VALENTINE’S AT THE BARNYARD: 14 Feb, Barnayard, R260 p.p. (show, 2-course meal, tea/coffee, glass of wine). Contact 031 – 566 3045, LEISURE/ACTION • 2X2 STROLLER TRAINING FOR NEW MOMS: Mon, Wed, Fri, 9.30am – 10.30am, Mitchell Park. Cost: R500/ month. Contact Bronwyn, 072 244 3669, bronwyn@ • 8-WEEK BEGINNERS BELLY DANCE CLASSES (ADULTS): Evenings, Feb/Mar, Sunningdale & Glenwood. Cost: R500. Contact • BEGINNERS BELLY DANCE CLASSES (CHILDREN): Afternoons, Feb, Sunningdale & Glenwood. Cost: R120 p/ month. Contact • BODY STRETCH CLASSES: Mon & Wed, 5.30pm – 6.15pm, Lasting Impressions Studio, Westville. For ladies & gents. Booking essential. Contact 031 – 267 0435. • COMBAT COACHING CLASSES: Mixed Martial Arts, Combat Athletics, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boot Camp, Ladies’ MMA, Tai Chi, Pilates. Various days & times. Combat Coaching, Amanzimtoti. Contact 031 – 903 7616, info@

• DURBAN ICE RINK: Leisure & figure skating, ice hockey, parties, events & conferencing. Contact 031 – 332 4597, 073 128 3210. • GIBA GORGE: Various cycling events. Contact 031 – 769 1527,, • HOT YOGA STUDIO: Weekdays 8am & 5.30pm, Sat 8am, cnr St Thomas & Musgrave Rds. Contact Prathiksha, 071 571 9472. • INCHANGA CHOO CHOO STEAM TRAIN: 24 Feb, 8.30am & 12.30pm. Kloof to Inchanga Station Craft Market (return). Contact 087 808 7715, 082 353 6003, www. • INFLATABLE MOBILE THEME PARK: Last Sun monthly, Munies, Rydalvale. Cost: R40 p.p. Contact 031 – 569 5559, • LUNGILE HEALTH ACTIVITIES: • Sat 8am, North Beach park run. • Thurs, Trail runs. • 8-week Transformation Programme. • Pilates & yoga classes. Contact Lungile Health, Durban North, 031 564 – 1001. • MINI STEAM TRAIN RIDES: 2nd Sun of the month, from 10am, Virginia Circle, 082 577 2067. • MOMMY GET BACK INTO SHAPE FITNESS CLASSES: Tue & Thurs, 9am – 10am, @ Tap, Durban North. Contact Latascha, 073 162 3710, • NATAL SHARKS’ BOARD: Tues - Thurs 9am & 2pm, 1st Sun monthly 2pm. Contact 031 - 566 0435. Early morning Boat tours, 082 403 9206. WIN WIN WIN 5 X family tickets to a Sharks’ Board Show. Visit www.mumsmail. com to enter. • PILATES IN MOTION MOBILE CLASSES: 1-on-1 or small groups, Musgrave, Morningside, Glenwood, Durban North, La Lucia, Umhlanga. You choose a time. Contact Laura-May, 082 443 4533,, • PONIES 4 PARTIES: Your choice of venue. Contact 083 460 7643, • ROMANTIC PICNIC HORSE RIDE: 3pm daily for 3 – 4 hours, Feb, Durban South. Includes picnic, ride, flowers, photos, gift. Contact Amelia/Terrence, 081 477 9348, 084 467 0752, • SALSA LESSONS – BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS: • Tues, 6.30pm & 7.45pm, Vicky Cristina’s Café, Umhlanga. • Thurs, 6.30pm & 7.45pm, Yossi’s, Glenwood. Contact Ari, 071 822 7283, • SUGAR RATS CYCLING ACADEMY: Thurs, 3.15pm (2-5 years), 3.45pm (6 years+). Holla Trails, North Coast. Contact Gill, 079 528 4665. • YOGA: Mon – Sat, various times. Classes: Hatha/Flow Yoga, TLC for Not so Fit, Pregnancy Yoga, Children’s Yoga. Centre for Wellbeing, Durban North. Contact Christine, 031 - 563 3773, • YOGA: Mon, 6.15pm, Morningside Sports Club. Meditation & breathing. Contact Aniel, 078 300 7213. MARKETS • CHRIST CHURCH VALENTINE’S CRAFT MARKET: 1st Sat monthly (next market: 2 Feb), 9am – 1pm, Christ Church, Pinetown. Contact Liesl, 082 922 4535, liesl@ • DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES’ FLEA MARKET: 23 Feb, 10am – 2pm, 805 Main Rd, Northdene. Contact Trudi, 076 903 2112. • ESSENWOOD CRAFT MARKET: Sat, 9am – 2pm, Essenwood Park. • FRESH FAIR MARKET: Thur, 9am – 2pm, Jimmy Bellows Sports Club, Westville. Contact 071 – 361 1488. • GOLDEN HOURS FAMILY MARKET: Sun, 10am –


Busy Life 3.30pm, near Durban North Hyper. Contact Lyn, lyn. • HIRSCH’S MORNING MARKET: Wed, 8am – 12pm, Hirsch’s, Umhlanga, 031 – 570 4000. • I HEART MARKET: 1st Sat of the month, 9am – 2pm, Moses Mabhida Stadium. Contact thejoyteam@gmail. com. • KLOOF COUNTRY MARKET: 1st & 3rd Sat of the month, 9.30am – 1.30pm, Robyndale Centre, 10 Msenga Rd, Kloof. Next markets: 2 & 16 Feb. Contact Linda, info@ • PINETOWN ROOFTOP FLEA MARKET: Sun, 9am – 3.30pm, Pine Walk Centre. Contact Lee-Ann, 071 681 3570. • SHONGWENI FARMERS’ & CRAFT MARKET: Sat, 6am – 10.30am, weekly market. Cnr Alverstone & Kassier Rd, Assagay. Contact 083 777 1674. Visit • ST OLAV CHURCH MARKET: 1st Sat monthly, 9.30am – 12.30pm, St Olav Church, Berea. Contact, 031 – 201 1828. • THE FOOD MARKET: Last Sat monthly, 8am – 1pm. Hellenic Community Centre, Durban North. Visit www. • THE STABLES LIFESTYLE MARKET: Every Wed & Fri 6pm - 10pm, Sun 10am - 5pm, Jacko Jackson Drive. Contact Marc, 084 353 5866. • UMHLANGA FARMERS’ MARKET: Wed, 9am – 1pm, Autumn Drive, Prestondale. Contact Martin, 084 840 2646. • WONDER MARKET: 1st Sun monthly, 9am – 2pm, Chris Saunders Park, Umhlanga. Contact 079 747 7661. MEETINGS • HERBALIFE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: Tues 7pm, Sat 10am, Food Lovers Market Centre, Berea Rd. Contact Thembi, 072 921 0966. • KIDS’ ACTIVITIES @ CHRIST CHURCH UMHLANGA: • KidsZone & Kids For Christ, Fri, 4.30pm – 6.30pm, term time. • Sunday School, Sun, 9am & 5pm. Contact Nicky Morris, • KIDS’ ACTIVITIES @ GRACE FAMILY CHURCH UMHLANGA: • Thurs 3pm, Toddle Tots, for mums & kids age 0 – Grade R. Contact Bev, 082 561 9001. • Sun, Jump Start & Step Up. Contact Karen, kidschurch@grace. • NEW MUMS SUPPORT GROUP: Fri, 9.30am, Glen Anil. Contact SADAG, 0800 21 22 23. • PENSIONSERS’ TUESDAY AT RAHM & FRIDERICHS: Free full eye test for pensioners, Salt Rock. Contact 032 – 525 4682. • TOASTMASTERS MEETINGS: Various clubs, dates & venues. Visit NATURE/OUTDOORS

4021, • GUIDED WALKS - UMHLANGA LAGOON NATURE RESERVE: Daily, 9am, 11am, 3pm, Breakers Resort. 90 minutes, with trained guides. Cost: R30 adults, R15 children under 13. Contact Breakers, 031 – 561 2271. • INTRODUCTION TO GARDEN DESIGN: 23 – 24 Feb, School of Garden Design. Contact 031 – 765 3434, 082 449 9237, • KEEP HILLCREST BEAUTIFUL ASSOCIATION TRAIL WALK: 1st Sun monthly, 11am, Station Master’s Arms, Hillcrest. Cost: R10. Contact Dawn, 031 – 765 1431. • PERMACULTURE FOOD GARDEN WORKSHOPS: 2 Feb, 2 Mar & 6 Apr, 8.30am – 2pm, The Birches Pre-Primary, Sarnia. Contat Doorkie, 079 420 2214, doorkieliv@ • PERMACULTURE GARDEN TOUR: 19 Feb, 9.30am, Durban Botanic Gardens. Contact 031 – 322 4021, SPECIAL EVENTS • ASHWOOD INTERIORS SHOWROOM: Mon, Wed, Fri, 10am – 1pm, Hillcrest. By appointment only. Contact Ursula, 084 649 3533. • BEV O’CONNOR OPEN DAY: Clearance sale of summer clothes, 28 Feb & 1 Mar, 8.30am – 6pm, 17 Chelsea Drive, Durban North. Contact • BRIDAL FAIR: 9 – 10 Feb, La Lucia Mall. R80 000 prizes to be won. Visit • MIND SPA PURIFICATION RETREAT: 16 & 17 Feb, 10am – 4.30pm, Gillitts. Contact 031 – 764 6193, • SIMPLEA CANDLES: Shop 34 Heritage Market. Contact 082 810 5929. • THERMOSCAN BREAST CANCER SCREENING: Fri, 9am – 1pm, Hillcrest Emergency Medical Centre. Contact Marcelle, 082 375 3805, marcelle@thermoscansa. • VALENTINE’S DAY PHOTO SHOOT: 9 Feb, 8.30am – 5pm, Hillcrest. Cost: R500 per couple, including CD. Contact Aileen, 071 890 8282. • WODAC PET EXPO: 22 – 24 Feb, Durban Exhibition Centre. Fri 2pm – 8pm, Sat & Sun 9am – 6pm. Contact WODAC,, TRAVEL • MSC CRUISES: Various cruises on MSC Sinfonia & MSC Opera during Feb & Mar. Visit VENUES • LUCKY BEAN LAUNCHES NEW MENU: 1 – 3 Feb, 9am – 4pm. Children’s indoor & outdoor playgarden, coffee shop & child-centred shop. Contact Donnae, 082 216 3892,

Send your March Diary Dates to with “Durban Diary” in the subject line before 10 February. Entries will be published space permitting & at the Editor’s discretion. Please confirm all details of events with contact person. e. & o.e

• 12-SESSION GARDEN DESIGN COURSE: 5 Feb, School of Garden Design. Contact 031 – 765 3434, 082 449 9237, • BEACHWOOD MANGROVES NATURE RESERVE: 3rd Sat monthly, 8am – 1pm, Umgeni River mouth. Walks, picnic & braai. Contact Heidi, 083 321 0620. • CROW OPEN DAY TOUR: Last Sun monthly, 11am, CROW (Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife), Yellowwood Park. Cost: R25. Contact 031 – 462 1127. • GUIDED GARDEN TOUR: 10 Feb, 9.15am, Visitors’ Complex, Durban Botanic Gardens. Contact 031 – 322


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731




Adult courses for beginners to advanced. Scholars from Grade R to Grade 12.

1 /2 hr Aromatherapy Back Massage OR 1 /2 hr Reflexology R70 each GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE

Mogi’s Beauty & Health 189 Bartle Rd, Umbilo, Dbn 031 - 205 7763 / 205 1163 083 230 5732

Valerie 031 - 360 7013

PAM’S SWIM SCHOOL DURBAN NORTH • Learn to Swim from Babies to Adults • Stroke Correction • Distance Training • Coaching All Ages

Pam 031 - 564 4344


• Situated in La Mercy • 2 1/2 - 6 Years • Qualified Montessori Directress • Small Groups Aircon Environment • Spacious Outdoor Area • Complete Grade R Programme • Computer Lessons, Speech ‘n Drama & Wak-co-Balls • Islamic Studies (optional) • Kiddy Chef

Qualified music teacher offers piano, violin, recorder, guitar, flute, piccolo, vocal and theory lessons. Students entered for international examinations through Trinity Guildhall and Royal Schools London. Junior and Senior ensembles won first places in music eisteddfods during 2012.

Moonira Joosab 032 - 941 5788 083 786 5439

Call Jenny 031 - 564 0371 between 5pm and 6pm







For: • more body awareness, strength & energy • centimetre loss • natural appetite control • more beauty & leanness • better co-ordination, balance & posture. Contact: The Callanetics Teachers’ Association of SA for studio locations, classes, DVDs, teachers’ training, workshops & membership Tel: 011 795 3311 (Gauteng) 021 554 2124 (Cape) Interested people to train as instructors for the Durban area urgently needed.

• Tuition in Speech & Drama • International exams through Lamda College in London • Gr R to Adult • 100% pass in 2011 of which 70% received Distinctions • Tuition in Hillcrest & Durban North Area

Tel: 031 - 811 6081 082 659 5050


For all your tree felling requirements • Free quotations and advice • Insured • All jobs completed to customer’s satisfaction • 26 years’ experience

Justin 082 936 3093

Meet the Mum’s Mail Team!

WISE EYE Reading Academy • Improves eye tracking for better reading, comprehension and spelling • Six week course • Aged nine years upwards Call Liz on 082 879 7578 for Highway for FREE assessment





To advertise: 031 - 573 1731






• UMHLANGA/GATEWAY 031 - 566 7002 • BALLITO 032 - 946 2922 • HILLCREST 031 - 765 5854 • SPRINGFIELD 031 - 263 2346 • PIETERMARITZBURG 033 - 342 5902 Bring in this advert to qualify for a 10% discount on any of our products listed above. Offer valid until 28 February 2013.

Mum’s Mail • 031 - 573 1731 • •

Mum’s Mail Durban February 2013  

Established in 2003, Mum's Mail has become one of the most indispensable resources for parents, grandparents, teachers, business owners and...