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My family has just spent a whirlwind three weeks visiting New York, Disney World in Orlando and Dubai. Travelling with kids is slightly more challenging than travelling alone (eek the traffic in New York is scary), but despite the exhaustion of being on the go 24/7, we had the most fantastic time! Here are some travel tips if you’re planning a similar trip: • Do your research beforehand so you have an idea of what you want to do and see, or ask your travel agent. If you can book and pay online for certain things, then do so as many places offer discounts for online bookings. • Make sure you book kids’ meals for the flights as they get activity kits/bags/soft toys etc depending on the airline. • Get going early! Our days consisted of getting up at the crack of dawn and heading out for breakfast on the run.• Your kids will tire after a long and busy day, so book a bus tour. The best value for money was our New York Pass, a hop on/hop off bus tour that was valid for 2 days and allowed free entry into almost 80 attractions. • We thought twice about spending $75 per person on a Broadway show, as once you convert back to the Rand it is a small fortune, but if you really want to do something, do it as you’ll regret it later if you don’t. • Do not book anything via the hotel’s concierge service! We were quoted almost $200 per person for our Broadway show which we booked direct for $75. • Take advantage of the “buy once and refill” offers. At our Disney hotel you could buy a cup for $15 then have free unlimited refills. • Always call 24 hours in advance to confirm the time of your transfer to the airport, even if your travel agent has pre-booked it. • You will not be able to avoid delays, so don’t let them upset you – we sat on the runway for 2 hours in Durban before taking off and then 3 hours in a queue in New York to get our passports stamped. • We often ate at self service type restaurants as a sit down meal in some cases quadrupled the price for the same meal.

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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

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Reader’s Life Funny Things Kids Say We had some wonderful responses to our 5 October newsletter in which we asked readers to send in the funny things their kids have said. Here are our favourites, said by Rory and Ben Steele and sent in by star contributor, their Dad, Warren Steele: • Rory (having a discussion about pirates): “Who makes breakfast for the pirates, Dad?”… “They do my boy.”… “How do they make breakfast with only one hand?” • Ben (watching a morning moon rise): “Look Dad, there’s the moon. The sun is the one with the spikes coming out, hey Dad?” Congratulations Warren – you win a Mum’s Mail Notebook. November Letters • Thank you, readers, for your recent generous donation of clothing to Kiddie Kan. The items were given to Gozololo Children’s Centre. Brenda Daniels. • In today’s times, we all know that success in business is not for the “faint hearted” so on behalf of the Three Peaks team we “salute” you on this achievement of the 8th year anniversary of Mum’s Mail. Debbie Jones. • Thank you for the wonderful Skip and Comfort hamper I won through your offices. The product is great and I can honestly say that these products will continue to be my product of choice for our household laundry. Michelle Scott. • We would like to thank Monkey Helpline so much for coming out to help the male monkey knocked down by a car outside our gate and left for dead. We called Monkey Helpline and Steve

was at our gate in under 15 minutes. Thank you Monkey Helpline for being on call and offering your professional services. Contact Monkey Helpline, Carol or Steve, 082 411 5444 or 082 659 4711. Roxy Moodie. • Thanks for organising such awesome competitions and functions and fun. I was so excited to win VIP tickets to the Chippendales. Heather. • Dear Slipper Supporters, thank you all for your contribution in making our Slipper Day a HUGE SUCCESS!!! Ana Claudio Sotero, Reach For A Dream Foundation. • Thank you for the Chippendale tickets I won. The show was brilliant, we laughed and clapped the whole way through. Another thing which was amazing is the owner/manager/dancer is my Dad’s old friend. My Dad died a few years ago and unfortunately I never got to spend time with him as my parents split before I was born. I have always felt like I am only half a person as I have no info on that side. Now from the show I am going to be put into contact with Dad’s family and start moving forward. I really can’t say thank you enough. Kelly-Ann Foord. • My kids attend Assegai Primary School in Wentworth and they do not receive your mag. My colleague gets this mag and I think it has fabulous articles, activities and events. Brenda-Lee Smith. Ed’s reply: You can subscribe to Mum’s Mail. It costs R100 per year and will be posted directly to you. E-mail Send your letters to The Editor reserves the right to shorten letters.


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Laidback Life

November Book & DVD Reviews FOR CHILDREN:

BOOKS: • One Little Mermaid is the simply told tale of how a little mermaid, Finn, loses her special necklace and how her two mermaid friends help her recover it. Young children will love it. Published by Ladybird Books, a Penguin Company. • First Skills with Ladybird – Counting and Letters Sticker Book are part of a set of books ideal for children aged two and upwards. The readers, activity books and flash cards are designed for parents to help young children develop basic skills in early maths, language and writing. Published by Ladybird Books, a Penguin Company. FOR ADULTS: MOVIES: • What age restrictions mean: S – Sex; L – Strong Language; V – Violence; P – Prejudice; N – Nudity; B – Blasphemy; M – Mature Accompaniment; PG – Parental Guidance. So for example a film with a 10M age restriction means that children under the age of 10 can attend as long as they have an adult with them. It does not mean that children under the age of 10 cannot see the film. The Film and Publication Board classify all films ( DVDs: • Hunger Games (16V) stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in this, the first of the Hunger Games trilogy. It features a future world, set in North America, in which the poor are forced to compete in an annual competition. The competition is a “game” which involves contestants fighting each other to the death so that only one emerges as winner. A NuMetro release. • Mirror Mirror (PG) is a retelling of the well-known fairytale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Lily Collins, who stars as Snow White, is made to look just like the original Disney character, but her character features a modern feminist tweak. Julia Roberts stars as the evil, and amusing, stepmother. A NuMetro release. BOOKS: • Zoo. James Patterson has done it again, providing us with a book that is not only easy to read but also makes you stop and think about the world around you. Zoo is the story of Jackson Oz, a young biologist, who senses a slow destruction in the world as he notices a change in the animals’ behaviour. All over the globe animals are attacking humans, with growing ferocity. It is up to Oz to figure out why and to help save humanity. This is a terrifying account of a world that desperately needs to change. Published by Random House Struik. • Paper Sons and Daughters is a memoir about growing up Chinese in South Africa written by Ufrieda Ho. The author, who was born in South Africa, explains how her family came to live in South Africa and how they fared under the Apartheid system. It is a balanced, touching and beautifully written account of an ordinary family getting by, told without judgement or over-politicising. Recommended reading. Published by Picador Africa, an imprint of Pan MacMillan. WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 copy of each book & DVD to give away. Visit to enter.


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Charity Life • Claudia van Rensburg is a Music student at Stellenbosch University. Claudia, who is partially sighted, experienced a huge change in her life when she applied for and received a guide dog, Geneva. Geneva helps Claudia around campus and has given her so much freedom, independence and confidence. To be part of making such a difference in someone else’s life consider supporting the South African Guide-Dogs’ Association for the Blind. Contact 039 – 973 0387, info@guidedog., • William Clark Gardens/Othandweni Child & Youth Care Centre is an organisation that caters for the needs of 72 children. These children are placed in care for various reasons: abuse, neglect, abandonment, orphaned by HIV/AIDS. You can help by: • Hosting children with a view to fostering. • Giving food parcels for children for the holidays. Contact Dolly Naidoo, 031 – 207 1366, williamclark@cwdd. • Mooiplaas/Child Welfare Vryheid will host a Toy Story Tea on 3 November to fundraise for eight Christmas parties – six in Durban, two in Vryheid. People can donate the following items to make the fundraiser possible: children’s clothing and school clothing, adults’ clothing, bed linen, household items, toys, educational games and glass bottles. Contact Bev Baxter, 082 920 5798, beverlybaxter@ • Mother’s Hope is a new project started by The Angels of Mercy Care Centre at Wentworth Hospital. The maternity ward is visited weekly and gift bags are given to new mothers. The bags contain items such as booties, beanies/ hats, blankets, rompers, toiletries, baby magazines etc. To donate new or used baby items contact 082 296 8400, • Cycle 4 Kids, an S.A. Home Loans initiative, will this year cycle through the Western Cape to raise funds for the Feed the Babies Fund “Adopt a Crèche” project. The 605km race runs 1 to 4 November. To find out how to support the race contact Dean Groenink, Feed the Babies Fund, 072 567 2553. • Just Us 4 Children Christmas Box Project 2012. Just Us 4 Children is collecting goods to make up 1800 Christmas boxes for needy children. Visit for items required for teen boxes, child boxes and where to drop off

the boxes. Contact Karen van den Bergh, 082 891 1722, karen@justus4children. • Donate Matric Dance Dresses to orphans at Makaphuthu Children’s Home in KwaNyuswa. Gcina Mhlophe is planning to host the first Matric Dance ever in that area on 8 December. Contact Athi,, 073 231 6003. • Sibusisiwe Education Trust is an NPO based in Clermont Township, next to New Germany. The Trust focuses on skills development in the area and runs a Literacy (ABET) project for adults, and a Computer Literacy project. If you are able to offer support to the organisation contact Thandeka,, 031 – 707 3846. • Record Stories on MP3 for the S.A. National Council for the Blind. Stories are two to five minutes long, aimed at four to ten year olds, can be read in any language, and can be recorded on your mobile phone, laptop or PC. To find out more contact Charli Wiggill, Eden College Durban, 031 – 205 3357. • Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust will “yarn bomb” the tree at the entrance to their premises to raise awareness for World AIDS Day on 1 December. This involves crafters (who derive an income from the goods they make) crocheting squares which will be sewn together and wrapped around the trunk of the tree. You can donate wool, crochet hooks or sponsor squares. Contact Paula Thomson, 031 – 765 5866,


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Festive Ideas Gadgets for Dad Okay Dad, so you’ve always wanted to make your own biltong. Well, here’s your chance with the Biltong King Biltong Maker by Mellerware. Tell your family about this neat gadget and hold thumbs that they’ll get it for you as a special gift! The Biltong King Biltong Maker allows you to enjoy great-tasting, home-made biltong and droewors. You’ll be able to simply prepare biltong according to your taste and preference, using your favourite recipes and choice cuts. Features include: lightweight and easy to assemble, hygienic and easy to clean with removable base plate, clear view front panel with air intake, four hanging rods with plastic caps and eight durable meat hooks, built-in circulating fan unit, energy efficient, multi-purpose (biltong, droewors, dried fruit and herbs). The Biltong Maker is available for purchase from

Kids’ books @ Kids’ prices • Children’s books direct to the public • Wholesale enquiries welcome • University textbooks also available Visit us at 26 Aliwal Street (Samora Machel Street), Durban 031 - 332 2702

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Dad’s Life Bike Talk – Motorcycling When faced with the numerous personalities of both riders and motorcycles, there may not be a single answer as to what attracts a rider to motorcycling. Despite the differences between motorcycles, there are some universal attributes that get under the skin of the motorcyclist and feed the desire to ride.


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Freedom is often cited as an attraction, but what does that mean? Compared to driving a car, riding a motorcycle offers freedom from the constraints of fourwheeled physics. When a car negotiates a turn, it leans to the outside of a corner whereas a motorcycle leans into a corner. Until you’ve experienced both you can’t understand the superior grace and simplicity of the latter. Cornering becomes a symphony of precise movements, working in harmony with the road instead of fighting it tooth and nail. On a motorcycle you experience a world of broader existence. Your body will feel the vibrations of the motor and absorb the buffeting of the wind. Your skin will feel the gently warming temperature as you crest a hill and drop to the valley floor below. You are no longer huddled behind a wheel disconnected from nature. “You’re completely in contact with it all. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming.” (Robert Pirsig).

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Business Life Prepare Your House Before Putting it on the Market

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• Kerb appeal: They say you can only make one “first impression” and people usually form their first impression within 30 seconds. The front of your house is a good place to spend a little extra time and money. Plant flowers, trim bushes, weed, pick up leaves, repaint your front door, and replace tarnished house numbers or a dented mailbox. • Clean: Your home must sparkle! • Fix: Got a dripping tap or a cracked tile? These will send the wrong message to potential buyers. Getting all problems fixed before you put your house on the market is a smart idea. • Eliminate clutter: This may be the hardest rule of all! We love our clutter but it doesn’t sell homes! Clutter makes homes seem smaller and disorganised. • Neutralise: Neutral colours sell. It’s a fact. Try to convey an image of quality and neutrality. Potential buyers walking through your home want to imagine themselves as the owners. If you use styles or colours they would never select, you’ve just turned them off. Stay high-quality, but neutral is safest. • De-personalise: Remove objects that your potential buyers won’t be able to identify with. For example, political and religious items may turn off whole groups of buyers, because they cannot “imagine” your home as their home. Buying a home is an emotional decision, and you want potential buyers to make an emotional connection with your home by being able to “see” themselves in it. • Define each area: Buyers need to know what each room is for, so that they can decide where they will place their own items. Sell the lifestyle and you’ll sell your house.

The platform for members to network, promote their business, get ideas and obtain referrals. Next meeting: Fri 30 November Only R75 for members and R100 for visitors.

Contact Bobby Pillay on 031 - 202 7277 or email

Brilliant year-end gift ideas!

• Promotional Items • Corporate Gifts • Corporate & Team Building • Golf Days & Fundraisers • Banners & Flags • Calendars & Diaries • Graphic Mats

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Business Life Businesswoman of the Month: Senta Duffield

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Senta Duffield, principal teacher and director of belly dance company “Maya Dance Company”, started belly dancing after a horrible break up with a boyfriend of four years. “I was left a complete wreck,” said Senta, “and needed to find something to build myself up again. I saw a belly dancer, Wendy, perform, and immediately knew that she had the passion I needed to bring back into my life. I started lessons with her immediately! That eventually led to taking over my whole life and to me teaching belly dance.” Senta’s business advice to new entrepreneurs is to: “Follow your bliss and remember why you started your business.” Of course, life wasn’t always like this for Senta. When she was growing up she wanted to be a social worker and has worked – wait for it – as a travel agent, a tour guide, a German teacher, English teacher, course administrator for an English language school, Kahuna massage therapist, Reiki master, SRI breathwork therapist at a natural fertility centre, and a massage and body work teacher at a beauty college. Now she’s a belly dance teacher, show organiser and director, dance teacher examiner, main administrator for BDASA, and magazine owner and editor. Phew! Despite her passion for her work, Senta’s biggest goal this year has been to have more balance between work and play and to learn to delegate. “I always get let down if I don’t do the job myself,” said Senta. “I’ve had to lower my expectations of what people can/should do.” Senta, who is married to Warren, has recently started making porcelain dolls in her spare time, and longs to have a baby.

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Sinakekele Children is a ministry for abandoned babies and AIDS orphans. Meeting the needs of these babies is an ongoing challenge. You are invited to donate R100 and share a fun-filled morning with friends. No children to be dropped and left unattended. • Date: 1 Dec • Time: 10am - 12.30pm • Cost: R100 • Venue: @TAP (Durban North Baptist Church) • Bring your teddy bear - your bear can win a prize • Tea and cake on sale • Lucky draws • Goodie bags and lots more...

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GREEN WITH ENVY in support of The Sunflower Fund


Source: Inspired Women Networking, Contact: Senta Duffield, 082 829 3658,

Wednesday, 7th November from 5.30pm to 9pm Tickets for this charity evening are R120 and include snacks, two drinks, two raffle tickets to win an amazing hamper and Christmas Carols by members of the Kearsney College Choir. Each ticket holder receives a gift from Lindt. Father Christmas will also be in attendance. Shop under the stars, be the first to see the stall holder’s gorgeous wares and support a worthy cause at the same time. All money raised will be used by The Sunflower Fund to give hope to children with leukaemia. Please contact Steph Berry on 078 207 9041 or email to book.

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Delicious Life Sunquick and Sun Lolly Stafford Bros & Draeger, known for the Stafford range of superior foodstuffs, and distributor of many other famous brands, mostly imported, have recently acquired the distributorship in S.A. for two new products – Sunquick and Sun Lolly. Both bring the fresh, Nordic tang of Denmark to our shores.

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Sunquick and Sun Lolly will be available from leading retailers nationally – SunHealthy quick, R35.50 for the 840ml bottle, and Sun Lolly, R29.99 for a pack of 10. Ingredients: Visit

WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 hamper of Sunquick & Sun Lolly products valued at R250 (incl. delivery) to give away to 1 lucky reader. Visit to enter.

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Chocolate Muffins

• 1/2 cup Carob Powder/Cacao Powder • 1/2 cup Carob Chunks (cut into smaller chunks) • 2 tbsp Chickpea Flour • 13/4 cups Rolled Oats • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda • 1 tsp Baking Powder • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil (melted) • 1/2 cup Soya/Rice Milk • 1 cup mashed Banana • 2 tbsp Honey/Agave • Chopped Pecan Nuts/Dates (optional) Method: 1. Mix together the dry ingredients. 2. Blend in the remaining ingredients. 3. Pour into buttered muffin pans. 4. Bake at 180ºC for 25 minutes.

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Saturday 24th November 8am - 1pm Hellenic Community Centre, 6 High Grove, Umgeni Park, Durban North

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Suppliers of Baking Ingredients

Forest Fairies Sweet Company offers a range of traditional treats. Our confectionery is crafted by hand, using the finest natural ingredients to ensure that every bite is an indulgent pleasure. Exceptional attention to every detail in the traditional processes of producing Nougat, Toffee, Caramel & Brittle means Forest Fairies Sweet Company can offer sweets of an unsurpassed quality. Special treats, corporate gifts or just plain indulgent comfort - there’s a Forest Fairies traditional confection to suit every mood or occasion. Our ranges: • Almond Rocha • Brazil Nut Caramels • Nougat Bon Bons (Macadamia/ Almond) • Choc Coconut Nougat Sticks • Nougat • Nougat Pops (gourmet kids treat on stick) • Nougat Cremé in a jar (first in SA) • Caramel Pinwheels • Coconut Ice • Nougat Biscotti • Gourmet Peanut Brittle • Soft Toffee • Coconut Wheels


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Creative Christmas Cooking

Want a Fuss-Free Christmas? Offering everything you need for your Christmas Feast! The perfect solution to ensure you relax & enjoy the day!

Cooking Cooks does group cooking lessons from their beautiful premises in Westville. With the festive season approaching, a group class for Christmas cooking or year-end functions is the ideal way to get creative juices flowing, learn some new recipes, eat fabulous food, and have fun with friends/colleagues – all in one session! The recipes/dishes are fresh and simple and full of inspiring, decorative ideas.

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Debbie Solomon runs day classes for Christmas cooking on Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm. These sessions are ideal for groups of friends, hens’ parties, book clubs, birthday parties etc. A minimum of six people is required, though Debbie can group you with others if you can’t arrange this many people.

Ingredients: • 180 - 200g chorizo sausage, sliced • 5ml olive oil • 8 cooked baby potatoes, cut in half • 125g cherry tomatoes • 150g feta cheese, broken into large crumbs • 1 avocado, cut into large chunks • 250g baby spinach “Keeping more than leaves • salt and pepper to taste hope alive” Method: Pan fry chorizo slowly in olive oil. Add potatoes and stir-fry until golden brown. Add cherry tomatoes and stir-fry until tomato skins blister. Add feta cheese and avocado. Heat slightly. Lastly add spinach and stir through. Season with salt and pepper and serve immedieately. Serves 4.

Participants will learn to cook a three- or four-course Christmas meal, and will get to eat the dishes at the end of the session. Groups are invited to bring their own alcohol or soft drinks. Participants will not only have fun producing festive fare, they’ll also get their creative juices flowing and take the recipes home with them. So get those bookings rolling in and be inspired in time for Christmas! Year-end functions with Cooking Cooks is also a great way for companies/offices to arrange teambuilding sessions, end-ofyear parties, or customer entertaining. You can choose a theme or Debbie will create a menu for you. Get to see the boss making pastry, or your colleagues perfecting a pasta dish! Classes are held 10am to 1pm during the day or 6.30pm to 10pm in the evening. Simply choose a day that suits your business and make the booking.

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Fabulous Festive Fun in our Cooking Studio • Domestic/Beginner - Fresh, Fast & Simple • Passionate Cook - Inspiring, Fresh Ideas • Student Classes - “Show Me How” • Team Building/Year End Functions Culinary Mystery Challenges Interactive hands-on cooking classes are run in the mornings, afternoons and some evenings. These classes are entertaining, quick and easy and constantly changing, offering variety and great flavours using fresh seasonal ingredients.

Cooking Cooks

Contact: Debbie Solomon, 031 – 266 8488, 082 543 0543,

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Maison Caitlin

Delicious Life

Maison Caitlin is a patisserie/deli situated in the Sunningdale Centre. The shop offers a variety of delicious goodies including French croissants/Pain au chocolat; Danish pastries; Belgian profiteroles; long life creams for cooking, whipping and desserts; mini milk portions; jams and condiments. Other new lines to be introduced shortly are French baguettes and speciality sandwiches, as well as savoury items and freezer-to-oven products. The concept is to offer directly to the public a unique range of baked or frozen products that are not presently available from the major food retailers, and that are high quality but well-priced. At Maison Caitlin they strive to offer only quality products as well as the best natural ingredient products wherever possible. Apart from tasty goods that can be eaten immediately, Maison Caitlin also conveniently packs items in small quantities for home freezer storage. These are ideal for using at future events like family breakfasts, parties, decadent tea times, book clubs, social gatherings and for general baking and decorating. If you’re planning a special function or party you can order the quantity you need – simply place an order by phone, e-mail or on the website, specify the time you’d like to collect and Maison Caitlin will have your pastries ready. It’s as easy as: “You order, we bake, you collect!” If you are purchasing any of the frozen products the shop does recommend that you bring along a cooler bag and possibly ice packs – the frozen pastries can’t be refrozen once thawed. Bulk discounts are available to B&Bs and guesthouses. Maison Caitlin: Shop 6, Sunningdale Centre, 2 Village Way, Sunningdale. Hours: weekdays, 7am – 6pm, weekends, 8am – 6pm. Contact: 031 - 572 2017,,

Direct to the public, Stocking delicious high quality: • French Croissants • Danish Pastries • Belgian Profiteroles • Long Life Creams • Jams, etc FREEZER TO OVEN – FAST & CONVENIENT and FRESHLY BAKED DAILY You order, we bake, you collect Bulk Discounts to B&Bs and Guesthouses Shop 6, Sunningdale Centre, 2 Village Way, Sunningdale 031 - 572 2017 • •


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Welcome to the Finer Things in Life

Situated on the East Coast of KwaZuluNatal, within a stone’s throw of Umhlanga beach front, La Lucia Mall offers exclusive shopping for the shopping elite. With 45 exclusive stores when the mall first opened its doors in 1974, La Lucia Mall now boasts over 130 international and local stores; from health and beauty, to fashion, décor, food, lifestyle and servicerelated stores, including Pick n Pay, Foodlovers Market, Woolworths, Edgars and Dischem. Some of the international brands include Accessorize, Le Creuset, Crabtree & Evelyn, The Body Shop, Pandora and Stuttafords. Attracting six million shoppers annually La Lucia Mall provides an upmarket shopping destination for the local North Durban community and tourists. It offers the convenience of a mall coupled with an air of exclusivity that is in keeping with the rapid residential and commercial growth of the surrounding La Lucia/Umhlanga Ridge areas.


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The mall has undergone six refurbishments and extensions since opening and offers 1400 free parking bays, 780 undercover pay parking bays, spacious exhibition courts, chill-out zones, as well as sufficient parking and facilities for disabled shoppers and mothers of young children. Come to La Lucia Mall, where your shopping pleasure awaits.


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Lovely Christmas gift ideas in stock Get started early this year! We Deliver! Gift Vouchers Available

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New Plants for Summer

The summer season is known for flowering plants that add extra sparkle to a garden. This season there are a number of gorgeous new plants released by growers that are sure to be winners in our gardens.

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Home Life

Dreaming of a Green Christmas?

Forget Irving Berlin and his dreams of a white Christmas. Andy Cartwright Homeware’s new Korol Christmas Tree will have environmentally conscious consumers humming a greener tune this December when they put this festive, fully recycled designer tree up in their homes. Korol is a cutting edge modular design system that uses recycled, starshaped components or “building blocks” that, when connected at their points, can form limitless functional and decorative designs for the home. Starting with homeware like clocks, bowls and lamps, Andy Cartwright Homeware has now created the Korol Christmas Tree for people looking for a tree with a difference that is also easy on the planet. The tree comes in a compact, kit form which is easy to assemble and is portable, further lowering its carbon footprint. Even the packaging is used as part of the finished product. Designer and company namesake, Andy Cartwright, says, “Our tree offers a unique take on Christmas. Not only is it eco-friendly, it also offers families the chance to get together and assemble the tree piece by piece, just like a puzzle, except in 3D.” The tree comes in two sizes. The large one is 1250mm high and costs R680 while the smaller one stands 850mm high and retails at R490. Both trees are available through various online stockists such as Design Indaba, Yellow Box, Five Rooms and Visitors to the KZNSA Gallery in Durban will also be able to purchase one. For more information, visit WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 Korol Christmas Tree to give away to 1 lucky reader. Visit to enter.

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Aubergine Productions December and January are popular times of year for weddings, so now’s the time to get your wedding video organised. Liesel Muhl and Lori Turton, partners in the video production company, Aubergine Productions, do wedding and corporate videos and can therefore assist brides-to-be and companies, both large and small.

On the wedding side, Aubergine Productions will do more than just film your special day. They will film before, at, and after the marriage ceremony. They do video invitations, all filming and editing of the wedding day, as well as thank-you-for-coming-to-my-wedding videos. They also work in conjunction with wedding photographers like Kim Swan. On the corporate side Aubergine Productions films training videos, staff motivational videos, marketing videos and web videos. All work is shot in high definition so you can be assured of good quality keepsakes and promotional material. Aubergine Productions is based in Durban and will travel within the greater Durban area. Liesel and Lori are graduates of the Diploma course at D.U.T. in Video Technology. Contact: Lori or Liesel, Aubergine Productions, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 free wedding day shoot & edited DVD (this includes the bride getting ready, the ceremony, interviews with guests and the reception) to give away to 1 lucky reader. Visit to enter.


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Healthy Life Healthy Feet Are Happy Feet I really don’t pay my feet much attention and was delighted, therefore, to be given the chance to visit Joan Barnard of Healthy Feet for a foot treatment. While she soaked and treated my feet, Joan explained some of the important aspects of her work. Firstly, feet should not be neglected. Many of Joan’s clients visit her in regular four/six week cycles. Secondly, soaking feet for half an hour in hot water is essential before exfoliating, clipping etc. As a Foot Care Therapist Joan’s main focus is to attend to the health of the feet and prevent problems which would need referral to a podiatrist or even a doctor. And so she will attend to callouses (thickened skin), corns which grow on the top or underneath of feet or in between toes, and cut toenails correctly to prevent ingrown toenails. Contrary to what many of us have always been told, cutting your toenails straight across does NOT prevent ingrown Please toenails! It may even cause them. Nails contact should be cut round, in line with the shape me to view of the toe. the latest Another important tip, explained Joan, catalogue. is to dry toes thoroughly in between. This can prevent smelly feet and Athlete’s Foot. Joan is also very down to earth in her adJoelene 084 510 0633 vice and recommends ordinary, very af- fordable products for people to use at home. Very exciting news for Joan, who has treated thousands of feet in her 20+ years in the business, is that she will be operating out of the Just Being Holistic Centre in Durban North (in addition to her Durban North home practice) as from 1 November. To make a booking at her new practice contact: Joan Barnard, 031 – 563 8420 or 083 284 8771. Review by Brenda Daniels for Mum’s Mail.

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Dr DM McLynn

Practical Gifts for Christmas Get practical, healthy Christmas gifts for friends and family this year and know that your money has been well spent. Encourage a healthy lifestyle in those you love with the gifts you give and give them so much more than just a once-off gift. “Dress up” a bottle of Aloe Vera with a simply decorated pot plant. Give a tin of a Healthy Drink together with two funky drinking glasses and a card that says: “Enjoy a happy and healthy year ahead!”. Give a pack of Carotenoid Complex with a sweat band and peak cap. Even a homecare product is a great idea – pair a bottle of All Purpose Cleaner with a spray bottle and a pretty apron. But how to go about shopping for the gifts? Let’s face it, finding the time to search the shops, choosing just the right gift for the right person, and trying to ensure that what you’re buying is good quality can be difficult. Wouldn’t it be marvellous if someone could just bring a selection of top quality goods to you and you could select what would be suitable? Well, that’s precisely what direct selling does! In the comfort of your own home you can look at a selection of products and find just the gift you’re looking for, because high quality products make the most perfect Christmas gifts. So get practical this Christmas – buy healthy, useful gifts, and get the gifts brought to you instead of schlepping to the shops! Contact: Dennis & Lesley Banks, GNLD Distributors, 031 – 564 4200.

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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.

MA (Couns. Psych) UKZN Counselling Psychologist Practice no: 8646287

As a counselling psychologist I enjoy facilitating the 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


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Audiologist & Speech Therapist


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Skin Doctor Q & A

Question: I have excessive hair loss. I gave birth recently and during pregnancy my hair was thick and lovely. The hair now falls out in bunches clogging the shower drain. I am afraid that I will go bald. Help! Candace. Answer: The type of hair loss you describe is called Telogen Effluvium. I can assure you that you will not become bald with this condition. There are medical, hormonal and stress causes for this type of hair loss. What you describe is Post-partum Telogen Effluvium wherein about three months after giving birth, hair falls out excessively. This is due to the effect of the pregnancy hormones that prevented hair from falling out during pregnancy but once these hormones are gone, the hair that would have fallen out before, together with the normal hair fall, all happens at once in large scary bunches! This situation usually resolves spontaneously. If it is persistent or not related to pregnancy then a thorough assessment and blood work-up may be necessary to find a cause and appropriate treatment.

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

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What to Expect During an Eye Test

• Detailed history and lifestyle evaluation: A discussion will take place to provide the optometrist with information concerning your health and lifestyle background, and to discuss any symptoms experienced. • Focimetry: Measurement of your current spectacle power is taken if you wear spectacles to measure later if a change is required. • Autorefraction: The autorefractor reads how light passes through your eye in order to help determine your baseline prescription which would be further refined in the refraction part of the test. • Visual acuity testing: Measures the eye’s ability to see details at near and far distances. The test involves reading letters or looking at symbols of different sizes on an eye chart. • Refraction: Your optometrist shows you different choices of lenses to establish your current prescription. They will then compare this to the previous prescription details to ensure stability. • Binocular vision and pupil exam: The optometrist will assess your eye muscles to ensure the eyes are working together which is important for depth perception and ensuring the eyes are not straining. • Tonometry: This measures your eye pressure. It is a key indicator in diagnosing the eye condition glaucoma. • Retinal exam: The optometrist will assess the health of your internal eye and in particular the retina. This is done with an ophthalmoscope and retinal camera to ensure that there is no disease or deterioration. The retinal camera takes a photograph of your eye so you can see what the inside of your own eye looks like. The optometrist will explain your visual requirements. If any disease was detected you will be referred to an ophthalmologist. Contact: Tracy Watson, Rahm & Friderichs Optometrist, 032 – 525 4682. Dr Megan Medina MTech(Hom) DUT

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Healthy Life How Deep is Your Pain?


We are brought up in a world of quick fixes and pain relief medications. It’s simple – if your pain, stress, tension, headache or illness keeps returning, then you are treating the symptoms and not the real cause. Visiting various doctors and therapists for your ailment or problem can be very confusing as each has their own diagnosis, prognosis, terminology and treatment protocol depending on their area of expertise. Your neck and shoulder problems can be diagnosed as: muscle tension, stress, cervicogenic headache, subluxation, vertigo, dizziness, tendonitis, sprained ligaments, slipped disc, shoulder dysfunction, arthritis, muscle spasm, fibromyalgia, fibrositis etc.

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.

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Lisa King Clinical Psychologist

MSoc.Sci (Clinical Psychology), UKZN; MN (Research), UKZN HPCSA No: 0105678, PR No. 0371629

Your lower back problems can be diagnosed as: sciatica, back spasms, arthritis, herniated disc, facet joint syndrome, sacro-iliac syndrome, bursitis, piriformis syndrome and many others...

• Cognitive assessment • Peri/post natal distress and depression • Behavioural difficulties, ADHD, ADD assessment • Trauma counselling • Bereavement/grief therapy • Clinical hypnotherapy • VCT • Para suicide support • Psychotherapy: mood and anxiety disorders

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Sound familiar?! And then you have oth10 Newlands Avenue, Dawncliffe, Westville er made-up names and diagnoses like chronic fatigue syndrome, M.E., polymyChiropractor algia, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron Dr Paul Palmer disease, autism, ADHD, ADD and many cancers. • Colic (Babies) • Pregnancy Discomfort Many are classified as having an unknown cause. How then can we treat something • Tension Headaches effectively if we do not know what is caus- • Sports Performance/Pain ing it? From his 17 years of private practice experience integrating chiropractic, acu- 031 - 827 9698 puncture, hypnotherapy and matrix ener- 083 564 0086 getics, Dr Warren van Zyl has noticed that most physical pain and symptoms have 213 Musgrave Park, a strong mental and emotional compo- 18 Musgrave Road nent to them. Stress and posture play a huge role in our physical and mental wellbeing. When we identify the real cause of our problems, then we are able to treat the real source and not just the symptoms. Clinical Psychologist Chiropractic and acupuncture are two of [B.A.(HONS) M.A.(CLIN PSYCH)] the most effective treatments to treat posSpecial Interests: ture alignment and stress. • Infant mental health & assessment • Postnatal depression • Relationship & marital therapy • Attachment disorders Contact: • Anxiety & depression in adults • Mothering in adversity Dr Warren van Zyl, • Emotional & behavioural issues in children • Adult survivors of sexual abuse 031 – 573 1637, 20+ years’ experience

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031 - 502 6924 • 084 442 2012

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


Healthy Life Children’s Foot Health

Theresa Bosch

Sports Massage Therapy

Fitting footwear: • Children should have their feet measured every three months. • There should be a thumb’s width between the end of the shoe and the end of the longest toe. • The sole of the shoe should be relatively straight rather than curved. • The shoe should preferably have laces, Velcro or buckles and should hold the heel firmly in the back of the shoe and not allow the foot to slide forward. • The shoe should be flexible across the ball of the foot while the heel counter should be firm and stable. • Leather and canvas are a better material – they are more durable and breathe better than synthetic and plastic shoes. • Shoes should ideally have round toe boxes to give the toes more room. • No shoe should be “broken” or “worn in” – if they do they are either poorly designed or poorly fitting.

Prepare your body for optimal performance. Come and see me at Physical IQ Sports Medicine Centre in Musgrave. For a mind, body & soul experience, join Pilates etc. on Broadway, Durban North. Private & group mat classes, yoga and dance available. Group class times: Mon/Wed/Fri: 8am - 9am & 5pm - 6pm, Sat: 7am - 8am. Package deals available. 071 448 1753 • R600 for 8 sessions and bring a friend along for a free trial class

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

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Growth of your child’s foot:

Neil Viranna & Eddie Bodha

Children under approximately 18 months grow more than half a foot size every two months. Toddlers 18 – 24 months grow an average of half a foot size every three months. Children 24 – 36 months grow approximately half a foot size every four months and over three years old the foot grows at a rate of half a foot size every six months.



Special Interests: • Sports Injury Management • Neuro-Development Therapy • Chest Conditions and Acupuncture / Dry Needling • Spinal Conditions Consulting Rooms: Ground Floor, Netcare Umhlanga, Medical Centre, Umhlanga Hospital, 321 Umhlanga Rocks Drive 031 - 582 5088/5300 • 082 829 4943 •

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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 Assesments/Functional Capacity Evaluations

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Healthy Life SPECIALIST DERMATOLOGIST Dr Mohamed F. Sacoor

Ozone 3 in 1 Therapy The Firm at the Northway Centre in Durban North is the only branch of The Firm in KZN that offers Ozone 3 in 1 Therapy. It is a safe and effective three-way therapeutic treatment that offers ozone (oxygen), resonance (electrical impulses) and far infrared (a light – not to be confused with ultraviolet) to enhance the body’s healing powers through oxygenation and detoxification.

MbChB (Natal). F.C Dermatology (SA)

• General dermatology • Paediatric dermatology • Mole screening • Dermatology surgery Contracted to most Medical Aids (Conditions Apply)

The therapy is good for: detoxification; circulation; improving cellulite, stretch marks and eczema; tissue oxygenation and improved healing; improved immune system activity; pain relief (e.g. arthritis and sports injuries); anti-ageing and wellness; enhancing metabolism; and toning the skin and muscles. I went along to The Firm and was attended to by Jenny Campbell. The Ozone Therapy machine looks like a giant shell that opens on one side. I laid down one of my own towels on the moulded seat inside and sat on that. Jenny advised me to strip completely – a good idea as I did perspire a lot – and then I covered myself with another towel. Once I was ready, Jenny closed the pod so that only my head wasn’t inside the pod. This is because it’s not a good idea to breathe in ozone for a long time. Jenny pulled my second towel out and padded up the gap so that the ozone wouldn’t escape. She then programmed the machine for 35 minutes of “stress relief” (I did feel relaxed afterwards) and switched it on. My hands felt an electrical impulse through the handles I gripped, the infrared light came on at the end of the pod and the ozone poured into the pod. A series of treatments is required for the conditions described above. Contact: Jenny, 031 – 563 4195, Review by Brenda Daniels for Mum’s Mail.


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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

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Healthy Life Diabetes Awareness Month – Know Your Number

Dr Nazeer N. Mahomed Dr Wil Ehlers MBChB (Pret) General Practitioner Family Practitioner Practice Number: 1565540

Diabetes mellitus is a condition that occurs when the body can’t use glucose (a type of sugar) normally. Glucose comes from the foods we eat and is the major source of energy needed to fuel the body’s functions. After you eat a meal, your body breaks down the foods you eat into glucose and other nutrients, which are then absorbed into the bloodstream from the gastrointestinal tract. The glucose level in the blood rises after a meal and triggers the pancreas to make the hormone insulin and release it into the bloodstream. Insulin is important as it allows glucose to leave the blood and enter the body’s cells. In people with diabetes, the pancreas doesn’t make enough insulin (type 1 diabetes) or the body can’t respond normally to the insulin that is made (type 2 diabetes). Diabetes is one of the leading killers in South Africa.

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Key risk factors of diabetes include: Western diet, genetics and being overweight. The five most common symptoms are: thirst, increased hunger, frequent urination, blurry vision and fatigue. Common conditions associated with diabetes affect the feet, eyes, teeth, gums and skin. As a diabetic, foot care is of the utmost importance. Poor circulation in the feet and legs is one of the biggest problems facing diabetics, and is characterised by leg pain, leg cramps and numbness. If this is not attended to, it could lead to severe gangrene and amputation. Use a circulation specific foot cream daily. Get your glucose tested and know your number. Contact: Recharge Your Feet Herbal Foot Cream for Diabetic Feet, Philippa Feher,, www.

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Don’t Let Your Weight Weigh You Down

Obesity is an excess of total body fat, where a person weighs more than 20% above their normal weight. Being obese increases the risks of high blood pressure and cholesterol, artery disease, strokes and Type 2 Diabetes. Factors that affect obesity are age, physical activity, environmental and lifestyle behaviours, illness, medications, and genetics. While the reasons may vary, the simple fact is that there is no reason to assume you are doomed to being overweight or obese. The truth is you can lose weight, and keep it off, despite the challenges you face. Lack of commitment to a healthy eating plan and failure to monitor and review weightloss goals are reasons many people fail at their weight-loss efforts. The chances of success increase if you join a programme offering regular sessions with constant monitoring and motivation, like the programme offered at The Firm – Slimming & Health Clinic, where electronic muscle stimulation machines and infrared treatments are combined with a healthy eating plan to give clients positive and lasting results. One 30-minute session provides a full, targeted, muscle workout. Other benefits include improved circulation and an increase in lymph drainage. Find a programme that works with your lifestyle for you – join The Firm Slimming & Health Clinic today! Call a branch of The Firm NOW to book your FREE trial! For more information visit:

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Wow Bag – The Only Accessory You Need this Season The patented design Wow Bag was born out of a need for a functional place to store the items that we carry while at the same time leaving our hands free. Most dresses, skinny jeans, jeggings and micro shorts do not allow for storage of phones, cash and cards, which is where the functional nature of the Wow Bag comes into play. Whether you are at a club and need both hands to get down and party, or watching a rugby game at the stadium, wanting to carry and navigate your drinks safely, or whether you are at a function and need a really glam way to carry your essential items, like bank cards, a cell phone or cash, the Wow Bag is the answer. It is an essential wardrobe must-have, worn on the wrist, for those who are driven by the principles of functionality, practicality and simple stunning style.

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This uber-glam accessory made in the couture style of renowned Durban-based designer, Karen Monk-Klijnstra, is not only a futuristic reinvention of the bag, but the only accessory you will need this season. Lucilla Booyzen of The S.A. Fashion week calls it an “item that is long overdue in the fashion industry.” The Wow Bag is well priced at between R200 and R550 per item depending on the finish and customisation. It is available online for sale either through an online order via the Facebook site or at exclusive boutiques countrywide.

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Beautiful Life A Winning Gifting Strategy from Skin Worx


There is just over a month to school holidays and less than two months to Christmas day. Before they know it parents will be rushing frantically from shop to shop looking for gifts for teachers. And retailers will start gearing up for the inevitable lastminute buying frenzy that epitomises the festive season.

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For all your beauty needs. Waxing, threading, tinting, massage, facials, eyelashes, nails, pedicures, manicures. • Full manicure with gel polish R80 • Eyebrow & lip wax/thread R30 with free neck & shoulder massage 52 Henwood Road, Windermere 076 725 8988

“Last-minute shopping and buying under pressure blows the budget, is time consuming and frustrating, all of which could be avoided with a little planning,” says Elaine Kooiman of Skin Worx, a Pietermaritzburg-based cosmetics and household retailer of quality branded products at val- SPECIALISING IN MOBILE WIN WIN BEAUTY TO: ue-for-money prices. “Everyone is feeling WIN!! the pinch, so the idea is to wise-up and • HOMES • BUSINESSES • CONFERENCES optimise your time, spend and travel costs Stand a chance to win these with a shopping strategy that will help you Book Clubs, Kitchen Teas, Baby Burnished Silver Tanzanite Earrings valued @ R129. buy intelligently and stick to your budget,” Showers, Pamper Parties - R140 Visit Manicures • Pedicures she says. to enter! • Facials • Massages Tanya Tostee Travel fee will apply 083 387 7913 Kooiman’s winning shopping strategy is Michelle - 083 785 6044 simple: • Make a list of every person for whom you Come into Skin Worx for your Christmas shopping! intend to buy a gift. We have a variety of gifts available for babies, toddlers, moms, dads, grandparents, friends and school teachers! • Next to every name write what type of gift you would like to buy and the amount you have budgeted for that person. • Then make a list of the shops that will Adore your provide these items at a value-for-money body, with price. healthy • You may even want to first give the shops nutritional a call to make sure they have the gift in care. stock and the price. Skin Worx has sourced a selection of highly desirable luxury items that are retailing at a fraction of the cost anywhere else. Locally produced but in line with international gifting trends, there is something special for everyone. A courier service is available. Contact: Elaine Kooiman, 033 – 346 2248, 082 558 4873,

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Beautiful Life JAM’s Fashion Footprint Standing firmly by their logo “Famous for Less” since opening their doors, JAM Clothing has successfully managed to build a solid reputation due to their commitment to delivering high quality fashion at the best value. With their clothing offering all that the JAM brand stands for – fun, stylish and versatile – customers are guaranteed to walk out of the stores with satisfied smiles and with the season’s latest clothing trends. With their ever-expanding number of stores nationwide, JAM allows people from around the country the unique opportunity to purchase well-known international (Miss Selfridges, Marks and Spencer and Calvin Klein) and local clothing brands at a substantial saving. This is made possible through the positive relationships built with international and local manufacturers who invite JAM to purchase chain-store overruns and cancellations directly from them at low prices. Putting the needs of their shoppers first, JAM can then sell this top-quality clothing in their stores at rockbottom prices, ensuring their shoppers won’t have to spend a fortune on such affordable and stylish garments.


031 209 7571 (t/f) 082 520 1412

• ‘Shopping & The CIty’ Group Consultations R550 per person, for 5 to 5.5 hours shopping • Individual & Group Consultations (Colour, Style, Wardrobe & Shopping) • Make Overs • Guest Speaker • Corporate Workshops

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Looking for Managers and Sales Consultants Honey Fashion Accessories are looking for new entrepreneurs. You can become a Honey Sales Consultant and market our beautiful collection of fashion accessories including handbags and watches. You will earn between 15% - 20% discount on everything you sell. The startup cost for your own business is only R159. Furthermore, we offer you as a Honey Team Leader (Area Manager) an opportunity whereby you can recruit your own team of Sales Consultants and earn up to 23% discount per month on your total team’s sales. For more info contact: Trish Ollive on 031 - 563 1673 or 083 780 2057

The JAM story has been an exciting one, and with14 years, three provinces and 45 stores under their belt, they have achieved some memorable milestones. From hosting a concert in honour of famed footballer Doc Khumalo, to getting involved with a number of charity initiatives, forming a partnership with the much-loved Tumi Masemola and sponsoring the annual JZ chess championships, JAM has experienced many highs – except in their pricing! With clothing for men, women and children of all ages, JAM offers fashionable merchandise to suit any occasion, be it sophisticated Colour Coding and office wear, a smart Make up Workshop evening party outfit Why just look good if you or for casual wear can look fabulous! around the house – · Wear colours that flatter & enhance JAM has it all under your look · Co-ordinate your make-up, hair colour & wardrobe · Determine one roof. your unique undertone & establish Contact: JAM, 031 – 303 9670.

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Miglio – A Girl’s Best Friend

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend – but only if they haven’t yet discovered Miglio Jewellery! Miglio, designed and manufactured in Cape Town and now also selling in the U.K., Australia and Canada, is unique jewellery made from topquality materials and a variety of Swarovski crystals. You can never get bored with your Miglio jewellery as there are so many ways to wear one necklace by simply changing your enhancer. The Mozaic range, launched in 2012, is made up of colours such as peridot, black diamond, smoky quartz, blue denim, Montana, carnelian, turquoise, light azure, teal, Bermuda blue, aquamarine, vintage red, amethyst, tanzanite, pink and emerald semi-precious stones and Swarovski crystals. The Brocade collection has also just been launched. Miglio offers a large range of burnished silver necklaces (45cm to 90cm in length) priced from R149, as well as leather necklaces in assorted colours (40cm in length) from R99. Enhancers, which can be easily attached to either a burnished silver or leather necklace, are available in all shapes, colours and sizes to suit your personality – prices range from R129. The new versatile sliders are fast becoming a big trend. Earrings – studs, French wires or hoops – are available for pierced ears in all colours of the rainbow from R99. Miglio also sells a small range of clip-on earrings. Bracelets, cuff bracelets, bangles and extenders in different designs are on offer from R129 and a large array of rings, launched with the Mozaic range and made in four sizes, is also available. Miglio gift vouchers can be purchased, making a wonderful gift for someone special.

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Beautiful Life YOUR AGE... IS YOUR BUSINESS! HOW YOU AGE... IS MY BUSINESS! Jewellery • Handbags • Gifts • Clothes

Fabulous new stock just in! Ladies, spoil yourselves first, then spoil hubby with tasty biltong and freshly ground coffee from Café Werner, now open at Durban North

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Natural and Organic Beauty Salon Opening 1st December

Minx Professional Nail Coating R185

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Tiny Life Importance of Toilet Training

Quality New & Pre-Owned Baby Goods

The day Mum packs away the nappies and puts underpants or panties on her pre-schooler is a milestone in the lives of both mother and child. When she picks up her baby it is suddenly a vastly diminished little body that she holds against her. The child’s balance is also much better and his movement much freer without the cumbersome nappy. Toilet training is part of the social code that has to be learnt. The course it will take depends on the mother and the pre-schooler concerned. Some children acquire this skill more rapidly than others do. It is important that the mother remain calm and relaxed, even if the child doesn’t manage immediately.

Quality baby goods including the imported Baby Jogger Range, Amber Teething Beads, Sheepskin Baby Rugs and Cherub Tree All-In-One Reusable Nappies. We also buy and sell pre-owned baby goods such as cots, car seats & prams. Mon - Fri: 9 - 5pm, Sat: 9 - 2pm & Sun: 9 - 1pm

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During this time the pre-schooler needs lots of acceptance and praise. Initially it’s a matter of trial and error to achieve something in the potty. Children should never be forced to stay there until they have produced something. When they do manage to produce something in the potty they are usually extremely proud of it. They expect the parents to rave about it and may even pick up the potty and show it around. Pre-schoolers don’t find their excrement repulsive. They see it as part of themselves. If Mum screws up her nose at the smell, the pre-schooler will feel rejection. Some pre-schoolers can’t bear to see their first effort flushed down the toilet. In such cases leave the potty with its contents in the bathroom or toilet for a while. Ensuring the smooth running of the process of potty training is important because it forms a major part of the pre-schooler’s realisation that he is acquiring control of his own body. With praise and encouragement he will be proud of his body and its achievement.


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Gentle Touch Clinic

Sister Arlette Blaylock P.R. No. 8812543 Now at the Hillcrest Day Clinic (opp Post Office), Nqutu Road, on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

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Call for appointment on 082 932 1150 “The gentle approach to baby swimming“

• Stimulates all the senses and promotes learning • Develops perceptual motor skills • Unique range of climbing and clambering equipment 2 Months • Original Clamber to Club action songs and 3 Years exciting props • Gives parents great stimulation ideas Mother and Baby and Toddler for home Weekly Stimulation Classes Babies: Hillcrest: 084 577 7630 Toddlers: Ballito: 076 222 2946 • Kloof: 083 259 2746 • Pietermaritzburg: 083 445 1441 •

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Non-judgemental service which offers alternatives

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CHILD-FRIENDLY OUTINGS Mum’s Mail Readers – what/where are the places you most like to take your young children on day outings? Please send your contributions to with “Child-friendly Outings” in the subject line (include venue contact details if possible) and we will publish them in our Dec/Jan holiday issue.

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Hevea, the Danish eco-baby lifestyle brand, is fast becoming a “star” on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame as the natural brand of choice for eco-conscious Hollywood parents. Dishy doting dad Orlando Bloom and model wife Miranda Kerr chose Hevea for baby Flynn. Jessica Alba chose Hevea as baby daughter Haven’s first must-have accessory. Songstress Alicia Keys and rapper husband Swizz Beatz were snapped courtside at a Knicks ballgame with baby Egypt dressed head to toe in designer labels, including his Hevea pacifier. Why is Hevea such a hit with the hip Hollywood in-crowd that wants only the best for their darling offspring?

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Nursery Design Trends: Artwork, Eco-Friendly Decorating & Ceilings Cool artwork ideas for nurseries: People are using big canvas art and vintage posters to fill walls. Wall art will always look the same for babies, but now the ABCs and 123s are being done in vintage tones. People also like stretched canvasses that have the pattern of the fabric used in the nursery.

Eco-friendly: Eco-friendly decorating is huge right now. But you must do your research. Just because something has that stamp on it doesn’t mean it’s actually eco-friendly. Everything is trying to be green because it’s trendy and parents need to think accordingly. Is it something you can get made or done locally? It’s the bigger picture of being environmentally friendly as well as raising your child in an environment that is healthy that is important. A good example of eco-friendly fabric is 100% cotton percale which is cool and natural. Paint should be non-toxic. Don’t forget the ceiling: The one thing that Wendy Weir of Oki Doki always focuses on is the ceiling. Your baby stares at it for the first five to six months of his life. So unscrew the light bulb on the ceiling and introduce lamps so that the lighting is not so harsh. Also, consider painting the ceiling a colour like a blue, green or yellow to complement the room, so it has a more soothing look to it. The ceiling is often the most ignored. Sometimes it’s good for parents to lie on the floor and say: “What is my baby going to see and what can I do to make that special?” Contact: Wendy Weir, Oki Doki Baby and Kids, 031 – 701 9289, 083 799 0301,

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Rebounding Gives Energy Boost

Besides the many health and fitness benefits of trampolining/rebounding, people who rebound find they are able to work longer, sleep better, and feel less tense and nervous. One of the immediate effects after a rebounding session is that you feel alive and energised – and this feeling can last for hours after you’ve bounced. Health and fitness centres throughout the U.S.A., the U.K., the E.U. and Australia have begun including rebounding classes in their programmes, with large corporations also taking advantage of its accessibility. Absenteeism is reduced and levels of energy and morale are increased. A bonus for people with busy schedules is the time efficiency. Two minutes of jumping on a rebounder or trampoline is equivalent to six minutes of running, 10 minutes of swimming and 22 minutes of walking. A five-minute bounce is therefore equivalent to doing a quick jog around the block and 20 minutes offers similar benefits to a health and fitness session of over an hour. The mild G-Force created by rebounding is so effective that a system called “buddy bouncing” is even being used for people who are weak, frail and/or recuperating from illness or surgery. A participant sits on the rebounder while an able adult stands on the mat, legs astride, and bounces them gently. It has been found that you’ll benefit even if you sit in a separate chair with your feet on the mat, which someone else bounces for you. Rebounding offers so many benefits – but the one you’ll feel immediately is the energy boost after every session, whether for three or 20 minutes. Every household should have a trampoline or rebounder for fitness and health! Contact: Hannes Pieterse, S.A. Trampoline, 083 235 7074, 012 – 548 6809,


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Beesting and the children had a lot to think about. They never knew that a forest had so many lessons to teach. “Children and Beesting,” the tree said in a gentle voice, “come closer and wrap your arms around my trunk.” Beesting and the children moved closer. “Good,” the tree continued, “now turn your head and put your right ear, which is your Lenni listening ear, close to my trunk so that you can listen very carefully to what I have to say.”

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Beesting was puzzled. At first he couldn’t hear a thing. Everyone held their breath so that they could listen very carefully. Everything was quiet – even the birds stopped their tweeting and the wind quietened down. It was then that Beesting and the children heard it – doef, doef, swoosh, doef, swoosh doef – the heartbeat of the tree. How cool is that Andrew thought to himself – a tree with a heartbeat. Do all trees have a heart or is it only this tree he wondered? “Now children,” the tree continued, “let go of my trunk and put your right hand on your heart.” Beesting looked bewildered. He had no clue where his heart was. He tried putting his paw on his head, then on his back. He even scratched behind his left ear. Mary had to help him this time. “No Beesting,” she said, “your heart is sort of in the middle of your chest.” “Now that you have all put your hand on your heart, can you listen to what your heart is trying to tell you?” asked the tree.


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BMX Champ

“Ok riders…riders ready…watch the gate…” This is what six year old Christopher Robin pupil, Kai Henning, listens for at the start of every BMX race. As the start lights flash from red to green, the gate drops, releasing the riders to battle each other over jumps, fly through the air and pedal for all they’re worth to win. Don’t let their size and age fool you – they are tough and ultra competitive. BMX is a true family sport that creates friendships from an early age. The kids race against each other on the track then play with each other between race heats, creating lasting friendships throughout their racing careers. It is one of the only sports in which the whole family can take part – there is a class for Mum, Dad, brother and sister. Riders as young as four years race BMX.

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Kai started racing BMX at the beginning of 2012. He quickly progressed from a six year old Novice to a six year old Expert securing the S.A. 4 plate in only his fifth ever BMX race event. “I love racing BMX and one day I’m going to be a champion. BMX keeps me fit and healthy and I just love jumping through the air,” said Kai.

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Kai will be racing for the Gravity-Life FOX BMX team in 2013. His goal is to do well at the BMX World Championships being held in New Zealand next year and to win the SA 1 plate in the seven year old Expert class. The next time you are at Giba or Queensburgh BMX track to watch a BMX race, come say “hi” to Kai and he will help you get involved in BMX.

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ST THOMAS HOME FOR CHILDREN HOST FAMILIES St Thomas’ Home is an NPO and was established in 1959 and is open to all children in need irrespective of race. We strive to meet the basic needs of the children in our home which include shelter; a warm bed; nutritious food (3 - 6 meals a day); clean and seasonal clothes; access to appropriate education and medical care.

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Young Life Gold on Many Levels Few children experience a school holiday like David Zondi, 16, from Focus on iThemba and his peers at Kearsney College experienced recently. There were many firsts for David: from getting his South African passport, to boarding an aeroplane, landing on U.S. soil, and the highlight – earning a gold medal at the World Choir Games. David’s story was a bit different from that of his peers. A few years ago he was vulnerable, like many other South African children, because he lost his parents at a young age. However, in 2006 David’s life changed dramatically when he was embraced by the Focus on iThemba programme and a loving family in the Joshua House Foster Care Home. In 2010 David’s blessings continued when he earned a bursary through the Kearsney Foundation to attend Kearsney College. He was overjoyed for being recognised for his extraordinary sporting abilities. Besides his athletic skill, his natural singing voice was quickly noticed and he became part of the renowned Kearsney College Choir. • Gorgeous things & fun • Classes 1 hr

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With the increasing shift in consumer mindsets to being more environmentally friendly, the latest essential on offer to consumers in S.A. to assist in reducing the carbon footprint from our roads, is TrashCollector™, an environmentally friendly and attractive disposable trash bag that is a simple and convenient solution to keeping the inside of a vehicle clean, and in turn helping to keep the environment litter free too. No mode of transport in South Africa can afford to be without one! It is literally “Recycling on the Go™”! Trash-Collector™ is easily attachable to the back of any car seat or cubbyhole, and can be just as easily removed ensuring trash can be disposed of responsibly. It is also moisture resistant. Trash-Collector™ is available in a wide range of different, exciting and funky designs and for the corporate market, designs and printing can be tailor made to convey personalised messaging and identities. TrashCollector™ is also a fun “edutaining” way to teach children not to litter, look after the environment and keep them occupied on the long road. These products are made entirely from paper sourced from trees grown specifically for paper manufacturing. This paper is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Once printed and die cut, the bags are then meticulously assembled by women in the community from the Elsies River area in Cape Town, creating job opportunities and sustainability.

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Young Life Toys that Teach: Give Your Kids a Head Start International research has shown that toys are tools that help children’s personal growth and teach them about the world in which they live. According to industry experts, play: • Helps youngsters develop their physical, language and social skills. • Improves their problem-solving capabilities. • Enhances their memory and attention spans. “When we choose our toys,” says senior marketing manager of The Crazy Store, Kevin Light, “we hope that they will spark the imaginations of the kids lucky enough to play with them. We look for quality at reasonable prices so that parents have options when it comes to birthday and Christmas presents. A baking set, for example, teaches them about shapes, volume and mass. A cash register can be a fun way of learning about budgeting their pocket money and practising addition and subtraction. You never know – musical instruments or a little sewing machine could reveal hidden creative talents!”

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Prepare for Success in Life with a Gap Year Many young school leavers are unsure as to which tertiary qualification to study towards, and often take a gap year because of this. The Sigma Academy has a perfect solution to this option through a value added four to eight month programme, with the academic component offered at Varsity College. The programme effectively combines formal learning with personal development opportunities. The end result – a young adult who has gained academic knowledge, who has experienced personal development and who is ready to take life to the next level through tertiary education.

The programme is built on six core areas, which are health, business, community, life skills, self-actualisation and relationships. The Academy’s programme is unique as it engages young people in all eight critical areas of human development. These are: • Physical – fitness, health, survival and outdoor activity skills. • Mental – outside interests, hobbies, resourcefulness, creative ability. • Leadership – assuming a constructive DO YOU WANT TO BE place in society by helping and guiding others. FAMOUS FOR FREE? • Relationships – expression of values though loyalty, friendliness, and consider- Calling all schools! Do you have an ation of others. event you want to share with us? • Emotional Fitness – values including Information on your school? Or sense of responsibility and personal idenperhaps a star pupil you want us tity. to know about? Send your stories • Self Reflection – developing core values and photos to and expressing them through personal reand it may get published on our lationships. website blog for free! • Community – career development and responsibility to local, national and international community. • Environmental – careful care of possessions from money to nature and conservation etc. Contact: Cameron Belling,, 087 151 0518. WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 iPad to give away. To enter visit


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Educated Life Extramurals: Scouts Scouting is more relevant now than ever. In an age when parents are wary about letting their children out on their own and young people are staying inside spending hours in front of the TV, on computer games or online, scouting offers a real alternative. KZN has a strong and vibrant scouting community, with scout groups in most parts of the province. These groups offer some amazing activities throughout the year, where adventure is a way of life. Scouting caters for a wide age range: Cubs (girls and boys seven to 10 years), Scouts (girls and boys 11 to 18 years) and Rovers (young men and women 18 to 35 years).


Educating towards Excellence 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!”

The aim of scouting is to add to the de2013 registration now open! Limited spaces available! velopment of boys, girls and young adults in achieving their full potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and members of their local, national and international communities by developing their leadership skills and character, and making Contact: 031 - 563 2816 • 031 - 563 7597 them fit in body, mind and spirit. One of the basic ways of developing children is the progressive Scout badge system. This includes Advancement badges, Scout craft and Interest badges. Advancement badges provide the core training (e.g. first aid, hiking, camping, compass and mapping, knotting, pioneering, cooking, NURSERY, PRE SCHOOL & AFTERCARE More than just a school, we are a family! outdoor safety and conservation). Scout craft and Interest badges cover a range • Warm and homely child centered of activities, e.g. sport, hobbies and, useenvironment ful skills. • Excellent educational programme Developing leadership qualities is achieved • Specialist GR - R programme by organising Cubs and Scouts into small • Nutritious meals (no preservatives) groups called Sixes and Patrols. Community service is always part of Scouting and • Transport (in certain areas) • Attractive hygienic facilities can include volun• Hours: 6:45am - 5:15pm teering to help old Vanessa • We work closely with an Nicholson people or helping 072 151 5167 Occupational Therapist to clean the coun• Feeder Primary School: tryside by picking Hampton’s Primary (Private School) up litter. For every locked mind there is a key to find

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ENROLMENTS NOW OPEN 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


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Educated Life Annie’s Busy Beez Light up Christmas Annie’s Busy Beez Baby Care Pre-School and Play Centre will be doing the “big switch on” of their Christmas lights on 1 December. Members of the public will be able to drive through the property to view the lights from a week before Christmas. Visitors are also encouraged to drop a toy in the box provided at 37 Romsey Grove, Ellis Park, Durban North. These toys will be added to the East Coast Radio Toy Story collection. Annie’s Busy Beez started nine years ago with a humble six lights strung up on the outside of their pre-school/home. They now have over 100. Annie Moodie (Queen Bee) simply wanted something beautiful at Christmas time for the children to see and be excited about. People began to show an interest as the number of lights grew, stopping Annie to ask when the “big switch on” was going to happen. “All the lights get put up by my dedicated husband who starts putting them up from October because he only has Saturday afternoons and Sundays to put them up,” said Annie. “We go through over 2000 cable ties and each year I add more lights – much to my husband’s dismay and my joy!”

SUNFIELD HOME SCHOOL FOR THE INTELLECTUALLY IMPAIRED LEARNER Sunfield Home School provides an enriched educational programme for intellectually impaired children within a loving, disciplined, safe, secure, stable and happy school and home-from-home hostel environment, so that each child may realise his or her optimum potential. New admissions are done throughout the year. Please contact the school on 032 - 533 3632 or visit


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Cottonfield Pre-Primary We bring out the best in your child

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• 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

Sunningdale Pre-Primary School

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Est. 1993

• 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

• Fun & interactive daily programme • Safe & hygenic environment 082 560 1396 | 031 - 572 2268 | 36 Ambleside Road, La Lucia |

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


Baby Centre • Well trained staff • Daily baby massage • ‘Kindermusik’ included • Nutritious balanced meals • Good child to caregiver ratio • Reports on activity progress

Nursery School • Qualified teachers • “SAOU” curriculum • ‘Kindermusik’ included • Computer literacy included • On-site swimming lessons • Reports given each term

Extra Murals: • Ballet • Swimming • Soccer • Action Ball • Beaux Arts

Monday - Friday: 7am - 5.30pm Half day or full day English and Afrikaans Lichelle 076 054 3665

Denae 031 - 564 2712 Apply now for 2013


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Educated Life My Child’s Self-Esteem Without a healthy self-esteem, children can really be at a disadvantage. It is extremely intricate – our world today is far more complicated, competitive, complex and uncertain than the one in which we grew up. To cope, children need to be taught skills and given knowledge that will enable them to think critically and creatively, and, more than ever, to be self-reliant and confident. The biggest attribute you as a parent can give your child, is to help them build a solid and healthy self-esteem. Self-esteem is about how we think about ourselves and others and this is based on our relationship with our parents. A confident child feels comfortable in their own skin because their parents accept them just the way they are without undue criticism or judgement and they allow them to learn and explore from a supportive and unconditional position. It is critical to their development. Sometimes however, completely unintentionally, we could be jeopardising the development of our children’s self-esteem. Often we parent from love, instead of from responsibility. A typical example of this is doing everything for our children and not letting them learn. It is written: “The mind of a child is a mystical place - where character grows like a tree, and children become better or worse, by the actions of you and me.”

• 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

• Career Guidance • Subject Choice • Study Skills • School Readiness • Behavioural or Emotional Difficulties

031 - 209 4567


“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:

• Pre-school for children between the ages of 18 months & 5 years • Safe, secure and tranquil environment for children • 24 Hour security • Delightful, well equipped outdoor play area and air conditioned classrooms • Half day and full day with meals and snacks provided • Extra mural activities

Chandre Ezra has many practical ideas, tips and solutions to share. Let her assist you and your child in developing their confidence – a priceless commodity in the 21st century. Contact: Chandre Ezra, 082 385 2989,



031 - 561 6570 / 072 954 3528 e-mail:

6 Blenheim Court, Umhlanga Ridge, Durban

Chandre Ezra - Nuturing and Enhancing Children’s Potential BPrimEd/Comensa Practioner

• Effective • Informative • Inspiring • Empowering Parental and educational consultant, life coach, mentor and remediator. “I can help!” As parents, we want our children to be problem free, happy and successful, thus achieving their full potential. This happens with dedicated input from parents and those involved in our children’s upbringing.

KZEZR-1637-PRA • 082 385 2989 •




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

Grade R to Grade 12 031 - 467 8901

• Affordable fees • Spacious, air-conditioned classrooms • Large outdoor play area • Healthy snacks & meals included • Open school holidays • Loving, qualified teachers • 7 extra mural activities 031 - 303 7978 39 Steel Rd, Windermere

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

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. Study Skills


Intelligence Development


School Readiness Programs


Enrolments Open!

Cabana Beach Lifestyle Resort • Comprehensive learning programme • Structured daily routine • Learning through play • Fully equipped large playground • Holiday club (except December) • Wholesome cooked lunch • Age groups: 2 - 5 years • Hours: 7am - 5pm Extra-mural activities available!

• Head Office 031 - 903 5352 • Durban North 031 - 564 7610 • Glenwood 031 - 201 9141 • Kloof 031 - 764 0459 • Umhlanga 031 - 566 1110

Enrolments for 2013 Now Open!

Admissions for 2013 now open!

Hippo Corner Pre-Primary School

A Brighter Future English

Birth to Grade R We offer effective care and development of children, by following a structured, well planned and balanced curriculum • 7am - 5pm • Aftercare and holiday club • Half day or full day • Stimulating educational programme • Nutritious lunch provided • Safe drop-off and pick-up zone • Lift club • Fully trained CPR and first aid staff Trudi-Lee 031 - 309 4255 235 Cowey Road, Morningside

Asha 084 790 0282 • 031 - 561 2371 10 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks Drive

• 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

BROADACRES PREPRIMARY Lays the best foundation upon which to build further education. We are developing 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

Jenny Gaul 031 - 564 7848 or 031 - 564 0371

15 Months - 3 Years Old

Nestled in a quiet, peaceful cul-de-sac in Durban North, Little Munchkins is a newly established 1000sqm flat garden property that offers parents a safe and nurturing Christian environment that their precious “Little Munchkins” will love and thrive in.

• Personalised love and attention • Open, spacious & clean environment • Maximum 12 children • Structured tactile & intellectual stimulation • Music & free play • Fully air-conditioned • ALSO AVAILABLE FOR PARTY HIRE For a free viewing contact Jacqui Minietti on 083 296 3084 or 031 - 811 8995 or


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Educated Life Time Timer The Time Timer is a battery-driven clock. You set it and watch the red section get smaller and smaller. It shows you, even if you are too young to tell time, how much time is left. It’s ideal for the classroom, for therapists and for home use. Setting Time Timers: Use your finger to gently move the disc counter-clockwise to set the required time, in red, on the Time Timer face. Then, as time elapses, the red portion gets smaller and smaller (moving clockwise) until no red is visible indicating that the set time period has ended. Use Time Timers to: • Time tests and exams. • Measure study periods and lunch breaks. • Show time left to play, get ready or clean up. • Time counselling sessions and exercises. • Build self-esteem by allowing self-monitoring. • Oversee speech, hearing and vision therapies. • Prompt RD PRE-SCHOO memory for medications, appointments, XFO L O etc. • Manage time in the work place. • Solve the morning kitchen/breakfast cri- WORKING TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE • 2 to 5 Years • Half/Full Day sis (it works wonders set on the fridge to get • Healthy Meals/Snacks everyone ready in time to leave for school • Small Groups/Aircon • High on Hygiene in the morning)! In a teaching situation, no other tool communicates the concept of elapsed time as well as the Time Timer. Used as an interactive teaching tool, this classroomtested teaching aid reinforces the sense of elapsed time with a graphic depiction of the time remaining. Other teaching aids emphasise only what time looks like as a static number or a position on a clock face. Contact: Maati van Heerden,, 022 – 492 2979,

• Qualified, Devoted Staff • Structured Daily Routine • Extra Mural Classes • Open During School Holidays 031 - 303 7829 • 084 446 6557 15 Oxford Road, Morningside

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.

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LOLLIPOP DAYCARE & PRE-SCHOOL Admission Age: 11/2 - 5 years. LIMITED SPACE 031 - 566 1027 • Crystal Rock Building, 16 Solstice Drive, Umhlanga Ridge, New Town Centre


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

Little St

Montessori Pre-School


Shining At Every Level

11 Ribston Place, Dawncliffe, Westville Enrolment for 2013 now open! We offer: • Practical life, numeracy, literacy, sensorial, cultural, and art in our curriculum • Individual attention guaranteed • Age group between 2 years and 6 years

Apply now for 2013 32 Oxford Drive, Durban North • 082 802 7765/083 286 0318

Khoshika Doolabh (Directress - ETDP - SETA ACCREDITED)

083 666 6806 • 031 - 266 2206


Maths & English

Through the long-term, strategic development of work skills and academic ability, a solid foundation in MATHS and ENGLISH leads to the ability to tackle advanced work independently and with confidence. 0800 002 775

For children of all ages and abilities

Education you can count on.


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Party Life The Coolest Place to Be Looking for something exciting, fun and new to try? Then look no further than the renovated and revamped Durban Ice Rink! Under new ownership and management for some time now, the Durban Ice Rink is the ideal space for all age groups to enjoy a day out, offering a fun-filled range of recreational skating activities for you, your family and friends. The venue is open seven days a week. Whether you’re coming down for a weekend skating session, the Friday night disco or for a birthday party with a twist, you’ll be guaranteed of leaving in high spirits as you’ll experience something completely different. The Durban Ice Rink offers a host of teambuilding exercises, birthday parties, group parties, school events, ice shows, ice hockey and ice-skating lessons all under one roof, creating an enjoyable laugh-a-minute experience for all. When it’s time to rest and catch your breath, pop on over to the Ice Café to dine or take away – the choice is yours. Whether you’re looking for something hot or cold, a burger or just a snack, the Ice Café is the top spot for that hunger attack. So whether you’re a pro, just starting out, or looking for some fun on ice, give the Durban Ice Rink a try - you won’t be disappointed! Contact:031 – 332 4597,,


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Party Life

Party Haven at Lucky Bean

Lucky Bean is an amazing children’s playground complete with an indoor play barn and lovely play garden. They have three fantasy sheds where the children can play and enjoy the dress-up section. The coffee shop is well known for its cappuccinos and delicious home-made cakes. There is a full breakfast and lunch menu for the adults and a special food section dedicated to your children. The Lucky Bean playground is safe and secure and is equipped with an electronic gate to ensure the littlies can’t get out, so you can relax. The indoor play barn has a fantastic selection of swings, soft play equipment and three ball pools. There is also a tiny baby/toddler lounge which is fenced off from the rest of the indoor play barn and has comfortable couches for new mums. The shop is sure to delight with well-priced goods, mostly made by mothers. Lucky Bean offers school outing packages, two lovely party sheds and weekly kids’ workshops. The entrance fee for day visitors is R20 for the first child and R15 each for the rest of the children from one family. Adults are free. Contact: 082 216 3892,, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has a Fantastic Party Hire Package at Lucky Bean valued at R1200 to give away to 1 lucky reader. Visit to enter.

082 216 3892 (no za) • Undercover Rainproof Playbarn • Day Visitors • Parties • School Outing Packages



Bring your JNR GI to our exciting BOOT CAMP KIDS’ venue for an experience of a lifetime


KIDS’ PARTIES PAINTBALL SCHOOL OUTINGS HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES Professional Adult Supervision Experience Outstanding Service Excellence


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Party Life

• Cupcakes • Edible Picture Cakes • Birthday Cakes • Wedding Cakes • Novelty Cakes • Special Occasion Cakes

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


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Party Life Let’s Meet For a Big Day Out! Galleria Shopping Centre is proud to present the “Big Day Out” voucher. The “Big Day Out” is one of Galleria’s latest offerings and is a voucher which can be purchased at the Galleria Information Desk and used at the various restaurants and entertainment venues at the shopping centre. The vouchers, which cost R150, entitle shoppers to: two entertainment vouchers, two meal and drink vouchers, two coffee vouchers and one free parking.

Don’t forget to visit the Galleria website or Facebook page for more great offers,


Should you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact Galleria Mall! Contact: Thirusha Gounden, 031 – 904 2233, or Swastika Juggernath, 031 - 904 2233,

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 • FAIRIES • RACING • SPIDERMAN • DORA • ETC



The “Big Day Out” voucher offers shoppers great value for money and can be purchased daily at the Information Desk (Monday to Saturday, 9am to 7.30pm; Sundays and public holidays, 9am to 5pm). These • HANNAH MONTANA • BARNEY • POOH • CARS vouchers will be on sale until the end of Dynamic Parties - Durban Theme November.

Party Life 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


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Party Life Kiddies’ Parties & Corporate Events

• Kiddies’ Entertainment • Clowns • Jumping Castles • Tables & Chairs • Décor • Cakes • Face Painting • Balloon Sculpting • Games • Stilt Walkers • Dancers & more!

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

Belinda 083 627 7033 visit Join our Facebook page

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

We specialise in full themed parties, jumping castles, rodeo bulls, WOW balls, sumo suits, rides and lots more... 031 - 500 7520 • 076 876 1709

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 - 837 0327 • 083 940 5614


Party Life FANTASTIC RANGE OF: Castles & Slides Chocolate Fountains 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

Birthday Pamper Parties!

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

• Nail Art • Manis • Pedis • Mini Facials • Make–Up Only R100pp Travel fee will apply Michelle 083 785 6044


Durban (including Upper Highway) and North Coast 083 631 6064 •

Fun & Laughter with



• Face Painting • Games • Magical Circus Shows • Balloons • Fairies • Stilt Walking • Pirates • Clowns and lots more...

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 •

Kids’ Party Entertainment with Tom & Sparkles

031 - 811 4145 • •

Fantazia Parties

We create magical, fantastical parties for your child according to your budget at your venue or we’ll source one!

• 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

From the cake to the clown, the jumping castle and the décor WE DO IT ALL!

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Jackie Labuschagne 072 244 2147

Contact Shelly 071 850 3027


To advertise: 031 - 573 1731

Party Life Parties at the KZN Science Centre The KZN Science Centre offers a fantastic, secure and enjoyable environment for parties. The party package includes use of the Science Centre Lab as well as party setup by the Science Centre team. Guests at the party are allowed full access to the exciting exhibition floor with over 100 interactive exhibits. BSc graduate Education Officers are on standby to explain the science behind these exhibits thus taking “edutainment” to a higher level! There is also the famous Murray & Roberts construction site where little Einsteins, or anyone for that matter, can play and build to their hearts’ content! Parents are welcome to book one of the ever-popular Scientastic Science Shows. Watch how elephant toothpaste is made, see a rocket being launched or discover how money is set alight without burning! Editor of Mum’s Mail, Alice Leah, had this to say about her son’s 9th birthday party at the Science Centre: “In a word, hassle free! I loved that we had our own dedicated and private party room which had been set up in our party theme colours and came complete with tables and chairs, a kettle/urn and cups. All I had to add were the eats and drinks! There is even a ‘main’ table upfront for the cutting of the cake. Most of the moms grabbed the chance to nip out and do some shopping, knowing that their kids were perfectly safe inside the Science Centre. Best of all, we hardly saw the kids as there is so much to do they were on the go for two hours. Highly recommended party venue and thank goodness it was indoors as that particular day was torrentially rainy.”


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

New Foam Pit Castle

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


Prices from R350 – R1100

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


Contact: 031 – 566 8040 or visit to make your booking. Review by Alice Leah for Mum’s Mail.

* Birthday parties * Baby showers * Christenings * Any special occasion

Hassim 083 685 5577 80

Party Life

Party Princess Party Princess was started with a love for children’s happy faces and a passion for party planning. There is no greater joy than seeing a child’s face light up on their birthday and the twinkle in their eye when they see their party. We forget that children see things differently to how we do and a party is normally the highlight of their year. This is obvious by the countdown of “five sleeps to my party”! Party Princess specialises in children’s parties and themed events in the Durban and Pietermaritzburg/Midlands areas, stretching to Ballito on the North Coast and Amanzimtoti on the South Coast. They supply the set-up or hire of kiddies’ chairs and tables, tableware, themed accessories, cakes, party packs, photoboards, entertainment such as face painters, games, magicians or even a clown. Party Princess not only aims to make your party stress free, but also affordable. They allow you to choose what you want to pay for with no added pressure. Any theme – they do it, boys and girls alike. Party Princess strives to make your child’s day unique with attention to detail and a dash of sparkle. Not only can they do children’s parties from ages one to 12 years, they are now venturing into themed events for any party at any age. Soon they’ll be launching their new range of themed party treats for a “classier” party. Look out for “Candy Couture” with candy bars and dessert tables to whet your appetite. Let Party Princess wave her wand and create memories to last a lifetime...

Destiny Party Shoots

Get great pics for life-long memories! R500 for 45 mins. You receive a disc with 50 photos. Delene on 084 455 1101

FACE PAINTING Professional Face Painting for Parties & Events

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


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


Contact: Princess Genai, 083 944 3477,, FANTASTICAL DEAL @ A MAGICAL PRICE OF R1999

• Children’s chairs, tables, covers, tiebacks in appropriate theme for 15 children • Theme table décor with 2 x balloon trees & a name centrepiece • Draped gazebo • Themed photoboard • Themed slab cake • 12 cupcakes and stand • 15 filled themed party packs • Face painter (1 hr) • Set-up, delivery & collection • Ts & Cs apply genai scholtz 083 944 3477 •

Jackie 031 - 462 7487 084 732 1892

“let me wave my wand” for your magical memories


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Party Life C

’ Seema Makardoij • 083 453 9991 • 031 - 262 7571

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We Specialise in Boys & Girls Themed Parties Offering: Party Packs, Jumping Castles, Gazebos & Face Painting.

NOW IN SOUTH AFRICA! Available from 1 to 9 holes Suitable for: • Birthday Parties • Picnics • Family Get Togethers & Fun Days • Fêtes • Fairs • Fundraising • Corporate, Family & Fun Days • Festivals • Churches • Schools • Resorts • Hotels

Check out our Facebook Page: Shezinonto

Nonto 031 - 266 5978 • 072 051 0950

Buzy Beez Partyz

We offer you affordable tailor made packages that will make your little one’s birthday a fun-filled & memorable day. We offer: • Themed décor • Kiddies’ table & chairs with covers • Themed cupcakes • Birthday cakes • Themed party buckets • Jumping castles • Pony cycles • Themed cups & plates • Kiddies’ snacks & juice • Photoboards • Balloon arch with theme colour balloons • Bubble machines

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

Decadent Desserts

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

Rental enquiries Tony Miller Promotions 031 - 205 2074

Vaneshree 031 - 708 4228 •




Catering for Kiddies’ Parties • Birthday Cakes • Cupcakes • Novelty Cakes

Established 1980


The Icing On Top... Cakes & Cupcakes for all Occasions or just because...


Our Birthday Party package includes:

*Mummy Christmas Show*

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

Order your Christmas Cakes now!

Claire Palm 082 785 2714 Shaun Palm 083 520 7926

Dean 074 885 7651

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Gum Gum

The Funamagical Clown

Candy Floss

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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


083 388 8940

Rico.. fun

Multitalented entertainer • Magic show • Balloon art • Puppets • Fun and educational

083 966 7417


• Party Shop Place • Baking Supplies your • Helium Balloons Christmas • Speciality Cakes orders • Costumes • Toys now • Christmas Stock Now Available 40 Old Main Road, Hillcrest 031 - 765 6440


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

Funtastic Fun For All

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

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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


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Party Life Face Painting

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

• 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


AFFORDABLE JUMPING CASTLES • Barney Castle • Ball Castle • Barbie Castle • Slide Castle • Shaded Castle • Bubble Machine • Generator • Kiddies’ Tables & Chairs • Chocolate Fountain Tel. 031 - 262 5640 or 083 777 8878

Décor Includes: Kids’ chairs + covers, tables, + cloths, birthday banner, flags, photo board & delivery to designated areas (accessories also available at additional prices).

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

Magic moments made easy!

CRD Jumping Castles & Party Packs

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

Candy Floss

Developing every aspect of a child’s life through sport!

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

Sports programme for children aged from 21/2 and older.

We offer: • Private coaching • School coaching • Birthday parties • Holiday clinics • Events

Lisa: 083 236 0059

Beautifully HAND-CRAFTED 3D Themed & Novelty Cakes For All Occasions!

The Candy Man 083 966 7417

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Frances 072 452 4527


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

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


Balloonful Events Balloon Décor, Tables, Chairs and Theme Setup. 6m x 3m Gazebo Available!

084 402 3321

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 8879

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


Kiddies’ Birthday Parties & Functions

Open during the school holidays with water slides! 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

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The Domino Foundation

The Domino Foundation: VOTE for Your Favourite Young Artist Competition

Win a Trip for Two to Umkhumbi Lodge The Prize: Win two nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast for two people at Umkhumbi Lodge worth R3960! Umkhumbi Lodge is in the heart of Zululand and is a superb base from which to explore nearby cultural and historical landmarks, as well as fantastic animal encounters including Africa’s Big 5. Umkhumbi offers luxury accommodation in comfortable air-conditioned lodges in unspoilt natural bush. Each lodge has two rooms, each of which has an en-suite bathroom. An interleading door makes these units perfect for families, as kids can easily sleep close by while you still enjoy your privacy. Each bathroom has a bath and shower and rooms are fitted with a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, private veranda and aircon. Spend your evenings swapping stories around a fireplace in the secure and cosy lapa area where you can enjoy your meals and drinks with other guests and guides. Go to www.thewetlandpark. for more information on this magnificent getaway. Vote to Win: The Grade R learners of Zuzukuhle School (one of the beneficiaries of The Domino Foundation), have created beautiful artwork reflecting the theme “Anything you can Dream of”. Mum’s Mail readers are invited to vote by sms for their favourite artwork to qualify for the exciting chance to win the Umkhumbi Lodge getaway prize. The competition runs from 1 to 30 November, so vote now to win this fabulous prize. SMS “Domino” and your selection of your favourite artwork e.g. ART1, or ART2 or ART3 and your NAME to 41911 (SMS costs R1.50). The winner will be contacted 1 December! All proceeds go toward The Domino Foundation. The young artist whose painting is voted most favourite will be fully kitted for school next year. Competition Partners: • The Domino Foundation is a non-profit organisation that assists and empowers the most needy in communities to pave the way for a brighter tomorrow. The Domino effect is achieved through focused interventions which include: The Domino Babies’ Home, The Domino Feeding Programme, The Domino Early Childhood Development Programme and the Domino Learning for Life Programme. These programmes equip individuals physically, emotionally, socially, cognitively and spiritually to enable purpose-filled lives. More information on the Domino Foundation can be found at • Angel Projects works in conjunction with various non-profit organisations and manages fun team-building events for businesses to give them practical outworking in underprivileged communities. These team-building activities count toward company CSI/ B-BBEE scorecard points. More information on opportunities to impact the underprivileged can be found at www.




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THE INCHANGA CHOO CHOO STEAM TRAIN 8:30 & 12:30 Sunday 25 November 8.30 & 12.30 Sunday 9 & 16 and Monday 17 & 23 December Father Christmas Choo Choo Plus Christmas Carols 5pm Sunday 16 December 8.30am & 12.30pm Sunday 30 December 8.30am & 12.30pm Sunday 6 January From Kloof Station (Stokers’ Arms) to Inchanga Station Craft Market & Tea Garden • Adults R150 • Pensioners R130 • Children R120 (All return trips)

At Inchanga Station: Craft Market, Food To Suit Most Tastes & Picnic Area

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White Mountain Festival

Every so often it becomes imperative to take time out from reality. To step away from the nine to five, the deadlines, the petrol fumes and the stress, and to spend some time actually breathing in fresh mountain air. This is why I look forward to the White Mountain Festival every year, because for just a few days you actually know what it’s like to feel relaxed. Surrounded by good music, beautiful scenery and your best friends, life just doesn’t get any better. This year was no different, and Pedro and Mandy certainly outdid themselves. There is just something about festival life that is so different to the life we have become used to. Here, everyone is your friend, there are no hidden agendas and each person seems to have the same mindset – peace, love and total acceptance. White Mountain Festival has something for everyone, from the very young to the very old. You’ll have a blast coming with a group of friends or your family. The festival is sadly over and the only things I have left are the memories which I’ve thankfully captured through hundreds of photos. I’ve been going to White Mountain since 2008 and every year the same routine happens: July rolls around, the mid-year slump hits, and I start to reminisce through my photos. Stumbling across the previous year’s festival pictures I am suddenly reminded of what is to come. A few phone calls and e-mails later and plans are suddenly underway. The next White Mountain approaches. So join me next year… you’ll be hooked. Contact: Mandy Carlo, 082 447 7258. Review by Christine Bernard for Mum’s Mail.

Irish to the Core

’ Let’s make photography more simple and user friendly with Stephen Railton School of Photography. The course is designed for everyone of all ages. It’s a 5 week course (1 night a week for 5 weeks). If you require more info and would like to book for this course please contact me. Phone: 079 265 8321 Email: Website:

SA’s very own Irish minstrel, Dave Monks presents an evening of mirth, merriment and above all, sing-a-long Irish music.He has a proven repertoire of rousing Irish favourites and between songs, Dave delivers a touch of the blarney in his collection of Irish tales and jokes. Dave was born and raised in Dublin, which gives more than a touch of authenticity to this Irish music and humour.The folky feel of the music is accentuated by Dave’s mastery of the fiddle, banjo and harmonica as well as the guitar. • SHOW DATES: 9 - 11 November • VENUE: Stirling Theatre, Durban North, Italian Club, 82 Fairway • TIMES: 8pm (Fri & Sat) & 3pm (Sun) • COST: R80 per ticket • BYO picnics & snacks, Cash bar, Regret no credit card facility.

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A minimum of 2 night stay on dinner, bed and breakfast basis INCLUDES: • 1 x 3 hour game drive to the Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve • 2 x educational tours to Cat Project and all interactions with tame cats PLUS 20% OFF CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES such as Animal Tracking, Kids’ Night & Day Game Drives, Picnics, Stargazing, Bug Scouting & more!

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Busy Life NOVEMBER AWARENESS DAYS • Red Ribbon Month • Quality Month • Movember – Prostate Cancer Month (CANSA) • 3: National Children’s Day • 5: Guy Fawkes • 5 - 9: SADC Malaria Week • 9: World Quality Day • 9: SADC Malaria Day • 13: Diwali • 14: World Diabetes Day • 16: World Remembrance Day • 25: International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women • 24: Thanksgiving • 25 Nov – 16 Dec: Activism on No Violence Against Women & Children • 27: Big Birding Day.

ARTS & CULTURE • 11 X 11 INANIMATE OBJECTS EXHIBITION: 5 – 17 Nov, Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 2pm, artSPACE, Durban. To support “Thursdays in Black” in protest against violence against women. Contact 031 – 312 0793. • 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,, • ART CLASSES FOR MOMS: Wed, 9am – 12pm, Westville. Contact Fransie Pretorius, fransiep@, 031 – 266 6422. • EXHIBITION - DURBAN CITY FOR ALL SEASONS SEASON II: 28 Nov – 24 Dec, Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Florida Rd. Contact 031 – 303 8133. • KAMEL POTTERIES: Clay & Craft Café, 34 Ashfield Ave, Springfield Park. Contact 031 – 579 1011. • KIDS’ ACTIVITIES @ LA LUCIA LIBRARY: • Story telling & crafts, Thurs, 3pm. • Book Club, 1st & 3rd Thurs, 3pm. • Holiday activities. • Moms/Dads & Tots, any time. Contact Andy Dowley, 031 – 572 2986. • MODERN ABSTRACT TEXTURED ART LESSONS: Off Ridge Rd. No painting experience required. Contact Naadira, 073 223 6565. • S.A. WRITERS’ CIRCLE MONTHLY MEETING: 17 Nov, 11am, Westville Library. Contact Brigitta, 071 681 8378. • SMART ARTS N CRAFTS: Until 29 Nov. Mon, Tues, Wed or Thurs, 12.30pm – 1.30pm or 1.45pm – 2.45pm, Chelsea Prep, Northway. Cost: R600 p/ term. Contact Vanessa, 083  250 2711,


10am, Rolling Hills Country Club, Prestondale. Contact Roxanne, • KINGDOM BUSINESS NETWORKING: • 6 Nov, 8am, Westville. • 8 Nov, 8am, Hillcrest. • 13 Nov, 8.30am, Durban North. • 14 Nov, 8.30am, Durban South. Contact Belinda, info@connectmagazine. • KZN WOMEN IN BUSINESS: 1 Nov, 8am – 10.30am, Polo Club Room, The Hilton Hotel, Durban. Cost: R160 members, R180 non-members. Bookings: • LASTING IMPRESSIONS BUSINESS NETWORKING: 3rd Fri of the month, 8am – 10am, 35 Caefron Ave, Westville. Cost: R120. Contact 083 661 6682, • MAP4LIFE NETWORKING BREAKFAST: 13 Nov, 7.30am – 9.30am, Nino’s Westwood. Cost: R150. Contact Lisa, 083 654 7615. • UPMARKET NETWORKING @ SEA: Contact Carol, 084  758 5913,,

CHARITY • GREAT GATSBY DINNER FOR REACH FOR A DREAM: 20 Nov, 5.45pm, Gateway Hotel. Cost: R500 p.p. Contact 031 – 310 3333. • GREEN WITH ENVY CHRISTMAS MARKET (FOR THE SUNFLOWER FUND): 7 Nov, 5.30pm – 9pm, Green With Envy Nursery, Morningside. Tickets: R120. Contact Stephanie, 078 207 9041. • HIGHWAY HOSPICE FUNDRAISING DANCE: 23 Nov, 7pm, St John’s Hall. Contact Lynn, 031 – 208 6110. • HIGHWAY HOSPICE FUN WALK: 3 Nov, Lahee Park Sports Club. 5km walk & aerobics marathon. Contact Lynn, 083 735 3350. • KZN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA WITH JOSEPH CLARKE (FOR SMILE): 10 Nov, 6.30pm, Durban City Hall. Dress: formal with a touch of red. Tickets: R185. Bookings: • LADIES’ NIGHT - UNTIE 50 SHADES OF RED (FOR REACH FOR A DREAM): 29 Nov, 6.30pm, Gateway Hotel. Cost: R300 p.p. Contact 031 – 566 2220, • REACH FOR A DREAM LADIES’ GOLF DAY: 19 Nov, Umhlali Country Club, Ballito. Donations of prizes & goodie bag & raffle items needed. Contact Ana, 031 – 566 2220. • ST MARY’S LADIES’ FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST: 23 Nov. Contact Tenley, • TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC (SINAKEKELE FUNDRAISER): 1 Dec, 10am – 12.30pm, Durban North Baptist Church. Tickets: R100. Contact Belinda, 083  381 3731. • VRYHEID CHILD WELFARE CHRISTMAS CRAFT MARKET: 3 Nov, 10am – 3pm, Pinetown. Contact Bev, 082 920 5798. • WINE TASTING EVENING (FOR BIGSHOES FOUNDATION): 8 Nov, 6.30pm, La Cave, La Lucia Mall. Cost: R150 p.p. Contact Belma, 082 787 8322. • WORLD DIABETES FUN DAY: 17 Nov, 10am – 2pm, Paradise Valley, Pinetown. Entrance fee: R6 – R10. Contact Eldice, Sugarbabe Foundation, 072 695 3416.

• B2B LUNCHEON WITH THE MERCURY: 21 Nov, 12pm – 2pm, Chamber House, Durban. Cost R150 p.p., non-members R200 p.p. Contact Sharmala, 031 – 335 1017. • 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 for chapters, meetings in your area. • HIPS, HATS & HIGH HEELS – BWA YEAR-END BREAKFAST: 21 Nov, 7.30am, Coastlands Umhlanga. COOKING Cost: R250 p.p. Contact Catherine Smith, 031 – 563 8496, • FUN INTERACTIVE HANDS-ON COOKING CLASSES: • INSPIRING WOMEN NETWORK: 30 Nov, 7.45am –


Busy Life Day classes, student classes, beginner & domestic classes, evening classes & office team building, Christmas classes. Westville. Contact Cooking Cooks, 031 – 266 8488, • GECKO COOKING SCHOOL COURSES: • 8 Nov, 6pm – 9pm, Bread Making. • 13 Nov, 6pm – 9pm, Vegetarian Cooking. • 21 Nov, 6pm – 9pm, Spanish Style Cooking. Musgrave. Contact 031 - 209 4555, • LITTLE CHEF’S COOKING PROGRAMME: 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov, 3pm – 5pm, The Coffee Nut Café, Waterfall. Cost: R800 for 4 weeks. Contact Simone, 082 891 4050.

COURSES/CLASSES/WORKSHOPS • BODY STRETCH CLASSES: Mon & Wed, 8.10am, Lasting Impressions Studio, Westville. For ladies & mums with babies. Contact 031 – 267 0435. • EXPECTANT PARENTS’ SEMINAR: 3 Nov, 10am – 2.30pm, Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital. Contact SAMBA, Jolene, 083 457 1400, jolene.simionato@ • FLOWERS FOR FUN: 7, 10, 12, 17, 21 & 24 Nov, 9am – 12pm, Greg Baptie School of Floristry, Springfield Park. Cost: R250. Contact Dell, 031 – 577 7700. • GIFT OF THE GAB – ADULT ACTING & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME: Level 1, 2 & 3 Courses (5 weeks each). Mon, Thurs & Wed, 7pm – 9pm, Westville Round Table Hall. Contact, 086 647 6428. • GIFT WRAPPING COURSES: Monthly, 4 ½ hours, Durban North. Cost: R450 p.p. Contact Ingrid, 082 801 4622, • GOODPET DOG & PUPPY TRAINING: Socialising & Obedience Courses, Open Obedience Courses. Glenwood & Durban North. Contact Mari Borain, 084 467 6050, • IMPROVE YOUR SOCIAL SKILLS: Tailor-made courses. Cost: R1200 p/course. Contact Margie Marnewick, 031 – 205 6555, 083 775 1517. • 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 Nov – 3 Dec, various business-related courses. • 12 Nov, 9am – 4pm, Service Excellence Course. Westville. Contact 031 – 267 1229. • LADY J SEWING LESSONS: Wed afternoons, Kids Can Sew Classes (6 years+). Bernina on Musgrave. Contact 083 262 5936. • LEARN THE ART OF AN AMAZING BACK MASSAGE: 6 & 13 Nov, 6pm – 9pm, Lasting Impressions, Westville. Contact 031 – 267 0435. • MAP4LIFE BUSINESS PROGRAMMES: • 17 Nov, 10am – 2pm, Money 101. • 22 Nov, 9am – 4.30pm, Business Leadership. • 23 Nov, 9am – 4.30pm, Personal Leadership. • 24 Nov, 10am – 2pm, Jump-Start. Westville Conference Centre. Contact Lisa, 083 654 7615. • MODERN BUDDHISM – PUBLIC TALK: 29 Nov, 7pm, Durban Country Club. Contact 031 – 516 2990, • MOMS’ I.T. LESSONS: Thurs, 9am – 12pm, Umhlanga Ridge. Cost: R150 p/hour. Contact 031 – 566 1110,

• MOSAIC CLASSES: Tues 9am – 12pm, Wed 6pm – 9pm, 1st & 3rd Sat 10am – 1pm, Kloof. Contact 031 – 764 6454, 083 782 7810. • PERSONAL EXCELLENCE – BEYOND POSITIVE THINKING: Workshops for self-discovery & self-mastery. Contact Tony, 073  199 0482, Brigitte, 031 – 764 7240. • PRACTICAL SALES MANAGEMENT: 20 & 21 Nov, Hilltop Manor, Umhlanga. Contact Perception Business Skills, 0861 444 888, info@richardmulvey. com. • SALSA HALLOWEEN-THEMED PARTY: La Bella. Contact Red Salsa, Ari, 071  822 7283, www.redsalsa. • SOCIAL MEDIA COURSES: 20 & 21 Nov, Fawncastle Estate, Hillcrest. Contact admin@nichetraining. • TENSION & TRAUMA RELEASE (TRE): Reduce anxiety, pain, headaches. Contact Brigitte (Highway), 084  548 5277, Hazel (Durban North), 031 – 562 0994. • THE MARRIAGE COURSE: Mon, until 26 Nov, 6.30pm – 9.30pm, St Elizabeth’s Church Hall, Westville. Contact 031 – 266 4325. • THE NAIL GURU MONTHLY SHORT COURSES (NOV): Nail Technology, Nail Educators, Gel Conversion, Nail Exam, Manicure & Pedicure Workshop, Eyelash Extensions. Contact 079 889 8514, • VICTOR FRANKL’S HOW TO FIND MEANING & PURPOSE IN SUFFERING: 15 Nov, 9am – 3.30pm, Le Domaine, Hillcrest. Contact Barbara Johnson, 031 – 716 8226, • WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE: 8 Nov (for 6 weeks), 9am – 10am, Umhlanga Rocks. Cost: R175. Contact Tracy, 082  852 4890, tracy.mills@telkomsa. net. • WORKSHOPS AT LUCKY BEAN: EcoKidz, Drumkidz, Story Club, Glide to Ride Workshops. Contact Donnae, 082 216 3892,

EATING OUT • LADIES’ LUNCHEON – TIME TO CELEBRATE!: 1 Nov, The Sugar Club, Beverly Hills Hotel. Cost: R295p.p. Contact 031 – 561 2211. • OYSTER BOX EVENTS: • 5 Nov, 7pm, Ocean Terrace – Big Bang Buffet. • 22 Nov, 7pm, Grill Room – Thanksgiving Dinner. • Fri in Nov, 7pm – 10pm, Lighthouse Bar – Movember Whisky Evenings. Contact 031 – 514 5018, restaurants@oysterbox. • RAIN FARM GAME & LODGE: Restaurant 7 days a week, Umhlali. Sunday roast (from 12pm), R75. Contact 032 - 815 1050. • WINEMAKERS’ DINNER: 7 Nov, The Sugar Club, Beverly Hills Hotel. Cost: R360 p.p. Contact 031 – 561 2211.

EDUCATION • BOOKS2YOU BOOK FAIRS: • 5 – 6 Nov, Van Riebeeck Park Primary. • 6 – 7 Nov, John Wesley School. • 8 – 9 Nov, Cygnet Prep. • 19 – 20 Nov, Atholton Primary. Contact Kathy, 031 – 705 7744. • DRUMKIDZ WEEKLY LESSONS: • Wed, 3pm – 3.30pm, Heather Belle’s Café, Durban North. • Thurs, 3pm – 3.30pm, Happi Days, Salt Rock. For children 3 – 7. Contact Robynne, 083 631 6064.


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Busy Life • E-LEARNER COURSE: Sat, 11am – 1pm, Umhlanga Ridge. For Gr 8 – 12. Contact Computers 4 Kids, 031 – 566 1110. • GET READY FOR SCHOOL PROGRAMME: For Gr R learners, Tues (1.30pm – 2.50pm), Thurs (3pm – 4.20pm). Umhlanga Ridge. Contact 031 – 566 1110, • LEARNING/READING DIFFICULTIES: Whole brain learning for children with difficulties at school. Contact Brigitte 084 548 5277, Tony 073 199 0482. • MONTESSORI CENTRE SOUTH AFRICA – INFO SESSION ON COURSE OPTIONS FOR 2013: 14 Nov, 5pm – 6.30pm,Ocean View Montessori School, Durban North. Contact 082  900 3192 susanne@, 083 286 0318 • PERMACULTURE GREEN TV DOCUMENTARY: 7, 14, 21 & 28 Nov, 3pm – 5pm, Durban Botanic Gardens. Cost: R25 p.p. Contact dbginfo@durban., 031 – 322 4021. • STUDY SKILLS PROGRAMME: Wed (3pm – 4.20pm) & Sat (12pm – 3pm). Umhlanga Ridge. Contact Kip McGrath, 031 – 566 1110,

ENTERTAINMENT • CHRISTMAS PARTIES: Mountain View Entertainment Centre. Contact • DRIEFONTEIN TRADITIONAL YEAR-END PARTY: 22 & 29 Nov, Driefontein Garden Centre, Salt Rock. Contact 032 – 525 7748. • FLAMENCO JAZZ EVENING: 21 – 25 Nov, 7pm (3pm Sun), Jazz Centre UKZN. Bookings: Thulile, 031 – 260 3385. • GOING SOUTH WITH SCOTT & SHACKLETON (TALK): 7 Nov, 6pm, Pearl Room, Oyster Box Hotel. Cost: R120 p.p. Contact 031 – 514 5000. • ITALIAN CLUB ENTERTAINMENT: Sun lunches & more. Italian Club, Durban North. Contact • MURPHY (MUSIC UNLIMITED): Fri, 5pm, Jack Rabbit’s, Glenwood. Contact Neal, 031 – 202 2831, 073 447 4774. • PUMPKIN PARTY: 2 Nov, 6pm – 8.30pm, Christ Church Umhlanga. Dress: Fancy dress. Cost: R35 per child. Contact Nicky, 031 – 572 6542/3, nicky@ • SHANNON HOPE WITH BLUE & BORDEAUX: 9 Nov, 8pm, Seabrooke’s Theatre, Musgrave. Cost: R60. Contact Colin, 082 894 7541. • THE SEVEN WONDERS (OF THE MUSIC WORLD): Until 6 Jan, Barnyard Theatre, Gateway. Tickets: R145 p.p. Wed - Sat, R110 p.p. Tues night, R90 p.p. Sun matinee. Various lunch time shows also available. Contact 031 – 566 3045,, gateway.


– 9am, Umhlanga Rocks. Contact Latascha, 073 162 3710, • BEACH HORSE RIDES: Daily except Thurs, 3pm – 6pm, Between Bluff & Amanzimtoti. All ages. Contact 084 467 0752,, • COMBAT COACHING CLASSES: Mixed Martial Arts, Pilates, Ladies’ Cross Fit Classes, Tai Chi, Ground Fighting, Self-defence. Combat Coaching. Amanzimtoti. Contact 031 – 903 7616, • 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,, www. • HORSE RIDING ORIENTEERING COURSE: 1 – 30 Nov, 3pm – 6pm, Between Bluff & Amanzimtoti. All ages. Contact 084 467 0752, horsebeachrides@, • KPMG BUSINESS RELAY: 10 Nov, Mr Price, King’s Park. Entry at or call 031 – 327 6000. • MINI STEAM TRAIN RIDES: 2nd Sun of the month, from 10am, Virginia Circle, 082 577 2067. • MOM & ME FITNESS CLASSES: Tues & Thurs, 9am – 10am, Karibu Nursery, Salt Rock. Contact • 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 to enter. • PILATES IN MOTION: Mon, Tues, Thurs, 4.15pm & 5.15pm. Pensioners, Thurs 9am. Musgrave/Berea. Contact Laura-May, 082 443 4533, • PREGGI BELLIES PRE- & POST-NATAL FITNESS CLASSES: Tues & Thurs 5.30pm – 6.30pm, Sat 8.30am – 9.30am, Muscle & Fitness Express, Umhlanga. Contact, 0860 723 559. • SALSA LESSONS FOR TOTAL BEGINNERS: Wed, 7.30pm, Cuba Lounge, Moses Mabhida Stadium. Cost: R50. Contact Stephanie, 074 112 2818, www. • STROLLER TRAINING FOR NEW MOMS: Mon, Wed, Fri, 10am – 11am, Mitchell Park. Contact Bronwyn, 072 244 3669, • TRAIL RUNNING: • 10 Nov, Skye. • 24 Nov, Talbot. Contact Buzz Bolton, • 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.


• LAUREN GINN ACCESSORIES ANNUAL OPEN DAY: 1 Nov, 10am – 4pm, Tap Coffee Shop, Durban • ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES FAIR: 3 Nov, 8.30am North Baptist Church. Contact Lauren, 072 583 – 3pm, Westville Village Market. Contact Sandy, 2602, 082 705 4882. • CHRIST CHURCH CRAFT MARKET: 1st Sat monthly LEISURE/ACTION (next market: 3 Nov), 9am – 12pm, Christ Church, Pinetown. Contact Liesl, 082 922 4535, liesl@krull. • BABY & ME STROLLER FITNESS: Wed & Fri, 8am


Busy Life • DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES’ FLEA MARKET: 24 Nov, 10am – 2pm, 805 Main Rd, Northdene. Contact Trudi, 076 903 2112. • ESSENWOOD CRAFT MARKET: Sat, 9am – 2pm, Essenwood Park. • HIRSCH’S MORNING MARKET: Wed, 8am – 12pm, Hirsch’s, Umhlanga, 031 – 570 4000. • i HEART MARKET: 1st Sat of the month (next market: 3 Nov), 9am – 2pm, Moses Mabhida Stadium. Contact • KLOOF COUNTRY MARKET: 1st & 3rd Sat of the month, 9.30am – 1.30pm, Robyndale Centre, 10 Msenga Rd, Kloof. Next markets: 3 & 17 Nov (Christmas market). Contact Linda, 082 454 3181, • 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. 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: 24 Nov, 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.

083 321 0620. • COLOUR YOUR GARDEN FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON (TALK): 8 Nov, 9.30am, Driefontein Garden Centre, Salt Rock. Contact 032 – 525 7748. • CROW OPEN DAY TOUR: Last Sun monthly (next tour: 25 Nov), 11am, CROW (Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife), Yellowwood Park. Cost: R25. Contact 031 – 462 1127. • FILLER PLANTS – HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS & GROUND COVERS (TALK): 1 Nov, 9.30am, Robyndale Nursery, Kloof. Contact 031 – 764 6329. • 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. • KEEP HILLCREST BEAUTIFUL ASSOCIATION TRAIL WALK: 1st Sun monthly (4 Nov), 11am, Station Master’s Arms, Hillcrest. Cost: R10. Contact Dawn, 031 – 765 1431. • PERMACULTURE INTRO COURSE ISIZULU (ADULTS): 10 Nov, 8.30am – 3pm, Durban Botanic Gardens. Cost: R150. Contact, 031 – 322 4021. • SPROUT IT & MICROGREENING WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS: Various dates & venues. Contact Deborah, 083 775 1735.


• CHRISTMAS MARKET AT CROWHURST: 3 & 4 Nov, 10am – 4pm, 74 Everton Rd, Kloof. Contact Shirley, 084 506 4925. • CHRISTMAS MARKET: 24 Nov, 2.30pm – 6pm, Maris Stella Girls’ School. Contact Cindy, 031 702 4451. • MIND BODY SOUL FAIR: 25 Nov, 10am – 4pm, Westville Civic Centre. Contact Shalini, 072 428 MEETINGS 3431. • NEAT FREAK OPEN DAY: 2 Nov, Cowies Hill. Con• DIABETES INFO EVENING: 6 Nov, 6pm – 8pm, tact Isabelle, Netcare Parklands Hospital. Bookings: Diaksha, 031 – 242 4099. TRAVEL • KIDS’ ACTIVITIES @ CHRIST CHURCH UMHLANGA: • KidZone & Kids For Christ, Fri, 4.30pm – 6.30pm. • MSC STARLIGHT CRUISES: 1, 20, 24, 26, 30 Nov, • Sunday School, Sun, 9am & 5pm. Contact Nicky various destinations. Visit Morris, Send your December 2012/January 2013 • KIDS’ ACTIVITIES @ GRACE FAMILY CHURCH UMDiary Dates to with HLANGA: • Thurs 3pm, Toddle Tots, for mums & “Durban Diary” in the subject line before kids age 0 – Grade R. Contact Bev, 082 561 9001. 10 November. Entries will be published space • Sun, Jump Start & Step Up. Contact Karen, kid- permitting & at the Editor’s discretion. Please confirm all details of events with contact person. e. & o.e. • MISS MONEY PENNY MID-MONTH MENTORING: 21 Nov, 8.15am – 10am, 71 Jan Hofmeyr Rd Westville. Cost: R50. Topic: Champagne & Dessert. Contact • NEAT FREAK SHINDIG: Social gatherings, no cost to you, minimum of 10 people, 1 hour, organising tips & products. Contact 082 673 9740, info@,

NATURE/OUTDOORS • ANIMAL FARMYARD: Daily, 9am – 4.30pm, Assagay. Contact Jenny, jenny@animalfarmyard. • BEACHWOOD MANGROVES NATURE RESERVE: 3rd Sat monthly (17 Nov), 8am – 1pm, Umgeni River mouth. Walks, picnic & braai. Contact Heidi,

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