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Editor’s Life Healthy Life/Beautiful Life Homemakers Expo Tiny Life Young Life/Party Life

Educated Life Relaxed Life Busy Life Chubby Life

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CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Pam 083 448 3520 Owner supervised

Smitic Dog Dipping & Yard Treatment We specialise in: • Yard treatments • Tick and flea treatments • Bathing of dogs • Grooming of dogs • De-worming of dogs Hayden 084 513 6694 Elton 084 444 4594

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Roving Reporter:

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Shaun Dalziel and Christine Bernard

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Model: Madri Van Zyl Photographer: Saysha Baker, DISCLAIMER: Neither the Publisher, Printer or Editor can be held responsible for damages or consequences of any omissions or errors, as every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information in Mum’s Mail. We do not guarantee the performance or quality of service of any of the advertisers in this magazine. No part of Mum’s Mail magazine may be reproduced without the written consent of the Editor.




• Specialising in Portraits: Children & Families • Weddings

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Sparkle Home & OFfice Care Services • Rent-a-Housekeeper: Tailored to your personal requirements. • Office Cleaning • Landlord Service: End of tenancy cleaning • Sparkle Laundry Service: Laundry is washed, dried & ironed. We offer a collect & deliver service at no extra cost We can make your home, laundry and offices sparkle. Kim 033 - 390 1679 • 084 251 3496


We offer Solar & Heatpump Pool Heating

WINTER SPECIALS! “Happy people are the fizz in the soda of life...” Anonymous

• 3.8kw Pool Heatpump R8550 installed • 4 Solar Pool Panels from R4499 installed • 4.5kw Geyser Heatpump R9499

Make sure you capture happy moments on film so they last forever! • Family photo sessions • Maternity • Newborn • Kiddies

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Editor‛s Life The excitement is mounting and the adrenalin pumping. It’s high tea time! The past 6 months have been a mad flurry of emailing and phoning to secure sponsorship of prizes and goodie bag samples for the 430 ladies who are chomping at the bit to get to the event. I hope you’re one of them?

Maths. Reading. Success.

Give your child the edge.

The theme/dress code of “African Queen” has everyone in a tizz. Ladies, relax! Think animal print...Think Winnie Madikezela Mandela...Think Beauty Ramaphelele... Anything goes, as long as it’s African and fabulous.

Gina Clowes 082 564 9537 Education You Can Count On

The ladies will all be spoilt with an amazing (bulging) goodie bag, a gift from Elizabeth Arden and a lucky draw prize! That’s right – every single guest leaves with a prize over and above her goodie bag and gift. And it really is a lucky draw – anything from a handbag, to a weekend away, a spa voucher, meal vouchers, jewellery, shopping vouchers, photoshoot vouchers. In addition to this indulgent treat, the ladies will also have a chance to win one of several awesome raffle packages for only R10 a ticket. Buy loads to increase your odds (I speak from experience)! And don’t even get me started on the free Amarula on arrival, free cappuccinos by the ever gorgeous Go Coffee man, shopping fit for an African Queen and food, glorious food compliments of the Eat Greek magicians.

• Weddings • 21st • Gift Packs • Corporate Gifts and more!

So if you did not get your hands on a ticket, send an email to me NOW with “Book me 083 381 8483 • a seat for high tea 2013” in the subject line and I will be sure to contact you when the G tickets go on sale (they sold out in 3 days R PIETERMARITZBURG A for this year’s event). D E S

I’m off to my fitting now with the fabulous Karen Monk Klijnstra – you wouldn’t expect anything less for an African queen!

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Is your child struggling with English, Afrikaans, Maths, Accountancy or High School Science?

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Our personalised tuition in Maths, Reading, Phonics, Spelling, Comprehension, Language & Science has paid off for hundreds of school children. Our proven methodology will boost your child‛s school results and self-confidence.

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Healthy Life/Beautiful Life Skin Worx – Nutrition for the Skin

Feel the Difference See the Difference

Adore your body with healthy nutritional Spring Your care and use Skin Worx Rich Skin Balm Metabolism and Skin Worx Tissue Oil. Skin Worx Body Care Rich Skin Balm is an extra rich cream Back Into Action that intensively moisturises very dry and With Our Training flaky skin by simply melting into the skin. Programmes! Naturally rich in fruit oils, olive, sunflower Venues: Howick, Hilton, and soya bean extracts, it achieves opti- Nottingham Road & PMB mal moisturisation and forms a protective 084 251 4572 layer on the skin. It can be used to treat burns and sunburn, flaking and chapped skin, dermatitis and eczema and acts as First Impressions Image Consultancy an excellent baby bum cream. Skin Worx Rich Skin Balm is hypoallergenic, nourishes and rehydrates, and protects the skin from future moisture loss. Skin Worx Tissue Oil is a soothing massage oil that glides onto the skin and doubles as a nourishing bath oil. Thirst-quenching ingredients for the skin include vitamin E and refined and pure Grape Seed extract – a PH-balanced, powerful antioxidant that helps reduce environmental damage to the skin. The Tissue Oil treats scarring and stretch marks and improves skin elasticity and softness. The nutrients in the balm and the tissue oil are from pure natural oils, are not tested on animals, are free of parabens and have no toxic petrochemicals. Skin Worx Cosmetics & Household Factory Shop, open in Pietermaritzburg, offers fine fragrance, cosmetics, hair care and household products - all at discounted prices. So you get double the value at half the price! Products are available to discerning shoppers from the greater Pietermaritzburg, Midlands and Hillcrest areas. Contact: Elaine Kooiman, 033 – 346 2248, 082 558 4873, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 2 Skin Balms & 2 Tissue Oils (1 x Durban and 1 x PMB winner) to give away. Visit to enter.

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Contains Xanthones which possess potent antioxidant properties that may help maintain intestinal health, strengthen the immune system, neutralize free radicals, help support cartilage and joint function and promote a healthy respiratory system. Assisting with conditions such as asthma, eczema, ADHD, Cancer, HIV, TB, Psoriasis, IBS, Cholesterol, Hypertension, Diabetes and more.

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• Original fine fragrances from R195 • Scott & Wells Salon haircare from R35 • Colour cosmetics from R10 • Organic ranges from R18 • Household cleaning products from R15

Adore your body, with healthy nutritional care. COSMETICS & HOUSEHOLD FACTORY SHOP Open: Mon - Fri: 9am - 4.30pm, Sat: 9am - 2pm, Last two Sundays. 3 Barnsley Road, Camps Drift Park, PMB 033 - 346 2248 •


Healthy Life/Beautiful Life How To Help • The Ruth Mailbag Group collects blankets, clothing, food and toys for all ages (from premature and newborn babies born to destitute moms at the state hospital, right up to senior citizens, and pets at the shelter). Send donated items to: The Ruth Mailbag Group, C/O Foto First, 180 Murchison Street, Ladysmith, 3370. Please remember to add your name and contact details so the group can let you know that your items have arrived. Contact: 073 635 0134,, http:// • Ivon and June Grindley-Ferris came to Pietermaritzburg in 2001 and have sheltered and nurtured nearly 3000 abused women and children in that time. They have had a safe house in Ashburton since January 2010 and operate a 24hour Crisis Centre. They opened a woodwork shop at 7 West Street in June 2011 and also operate a secondhand Shop at 4 West Street. For more information, contact the Pietermaritzburg Community Chest at za, 033 - 394 1031.

Braid Street Family Clinic

• God’s Warehouse helps mothers who can’t make ends meet, and families in which one or both parents have been retrenched. They operate on Christian principles and provide basic foods and toiletries with love, hope, faith, joy, humility, dignity and honour. Contact Debbie Schroeder, 083 230 6643,

Dr Aslaam Mahomed

This child friendly environment offers medical services for the whole family!

• The Child and Family Welfare Society of Pietermaritzburg is a child protection organisation whose mission is the optimum care and protection of all children in our community. As a non-profit they are reliant on community and public support. Contact Nadine Donnelly, 033 – 342 8971.


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Domestic Childminder & CPR Course Course includes: • Basic Childcare • First Aid, CPR and Choking • HIV and AIDS Awareness • Stimulation and Play • New Courses: • Basic Housekeeping • Home Based Care for the Elderly

CPR courses for Schools, Moms, Dads, Grannies and Babysitters. Booking Essential! Contact Gail Starr (033) 386 4451 • 083 445 1441 or

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Tiny Life Breast and Bottle? Recent draft regulations on foodstuffs for infants and young children aim to further encourage exclusive and prolonged breastfeeding amongst South African mothers. However, if promulgated in their current form, the draft regulations would not only limit the amount of information mothers will be able to access about infant nutrition and complementary foods, but could have the unintended consequence of increasing levels of malnutrition and potentially child morbidity and mortality, says the Infant Feeding Association (IFA). “The IFA fully supports initiatives that actively promote, increase and protect exclusive breastfeeding for at least the first six months of a baby’s life, followed by a diet of breastmilk and appropriate complementary foods for as long as possible thereafter...,” says Lisa Walker, IFA spokesperson. At present, approximately 8% of South African babies are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life with 31% fed a diet of both breastmilk and solid foods thereafter. However, says Walker, there are a number of reasons why it can be difficult for South African women to breastfeed exclusively and for a prolonged period of time as implied by the draft regulations.

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For all ages & abilities • Heated pools • Showers/change rooms • Enclosed parking • Gym equipment • Tuck shop • Safe, park-like surroundings ODETTE 082 466 8577

• 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 •

“Many mums have to return to work after just four months of maternity leave while others have health complications and are unable to breastfeed ...,” says Walker. Without access to information, says Walker, mothers may inadvertently include nutritionally inadequate products in their babies’ diets such as tea, rice milk, soya milk or whole milk, potentially exacerbating the problem of malnutrition in South Africa. “International case studies suggest that regulations must strike a balance between promoting exclusive and prolonged breastfeeding while allowing mums full access to scientific information on breastmilk substitutes via their healthcare providers if it is to achieve a reduction in malnutrition.” Source: Bespoke Strategic Communications.

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Young Life/Party Life Mr Funtubbles Fabulous Family Funfair Mr Funtubbles Fabulous Family Funfair in Liberty Midlands Mall, Pietermaritzburg, will ensure your kids have great fun with parents and friends in their fun-filled, all-weather, safe environment. All the big rides are suitable for adults to go with their kids, which means quality time together. Once they have managed to enjoy all the rides like the Rocking Tug, Family Swinger, Dodgem Cars and Jumping Star, they can wind down at one of the tables and enjoy a box of popcorn or refreshing Sno Kone, a firm favourite with the little ones. On Mondays to Thursdays all the rides are half price (excluding school and public holidays) which means double the fun! Stuck for a place to have your next birthday party? Mr Funtubbles will take all the stress away from you. Ask about their party package for only R80 per child and Mr Funtubbles will give them R200 value each! Simply arrive, sit back and enjoy watching the kids have a ball! And for the teachers out there, or parents involved in school fundraising, Mr Funtubbles has a great fundraising initiative they are waiting to share with you! Contact: Mr Funtubbles Fabulous Family Funfair, 033 - 342 3990,


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Young Life/Party Life Olympic Gold While Olympic fever still hangs in the air, go for gold with this Olympic Gold party! Set up plenty of fun challenges, test the kids’ skills, and let them win medals for their country. Let the games begin! Invitations: Cut out award ribbons and write party details in permanent marker on the front. Collect pictures of Olympic winners (e.g. Chad Le Clos and Cameron van de Burgh), glue onto folded cards and write party details inside.

Pony Magic

Horse & Pony Gifts & Apparel for Adults & Children

An exciting range of horsey products designed for horse crazy kids! The range includes T-shirts, riding shirts, caps, mousepads, pencil bags, homework bags & a variety of bags. Unique products can be made to order, eg. bedding.

Pony Magic stock now available at: • Allison’s Saddlery • The Haybarn• Equestrian World • Midlands Tack & Feed • Nuts About Toys & Books • Banbury Saddlery (Benoni)

Contact us for a unique Pony Magic Birthday Party! Corporate branding also available Nikki Austen 071 492 4565 • Tracy Tamsen 082 891 4808 or e-mail

Three Medal Cake: Bake three round cakes, decorate with three different, bright coloured icings. Attach ribbons on top to simulate Olympic medals. Prizes and Party Bags: Send the kids home with ribbons and trophies. Hand out Olympic winner posters and chocolate gold coin “medals”. Costumes: Ask the guests to come dressed in athletic outfits or even athletic outfits in different countries’ colours. Decorations: Buy small trophies to set on the table at each place setting. Use a large trophy as a centrepiece. Hang medals and prize ribbons from trees or the fence. Buy or make a collection of country flags and hang them outside. Make place mats from flags of different countries and assign a country to each contestant. Games: • Races - Devise a number of track events based on the Olympics, e.g. sprinting, relays, long jump, even high jump if you have a mattress to use outdoors. • Swimming - if you have a swimming pool you could set up some safe, fun games like paddling across the pool using a boogie board and a frying pan, collecting as many golf balls from the bottom of the swimming pool in a specified time, or Marco Polo. • Team games - Volleyball or mini cricket.

RIDING LESSONS BY QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS • From beginners to advanced • Pony camps • From 5 years and up Biddi 079 967 5018 • Laurie 082 786 7147

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• Boys & Girls • Age 3 & up • Fun filled programmes Contact Sherri on 083 547 5981


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• Plain & various themed tables • Chairs for little ones • Stools for 8 years & older • Chair & stool covers • Personalised banners • Customised piñatas & centre-pieces on request

Themed Décor for Girls & Boys, Jumping Castles & More.

We specialise in kiddies’ parties • Tables & chairs • Table cloths & chair covers • Centre pieces to suit theme • Organza bows & theme pictures if available • Picture boards • Jumping castle • Variety of theme cakes • Balloons • Helium ballons • Cupcakes with theme picture or without • Cupcake stands • Theme cups, plates & serviettes • Party packs

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Visit our showroom

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Educated Life Learn Self-Defence Mandy Tyrer, a woman and a mother, is a trained self-defence coach who gives easy and effective educational workshops in self-protection. These courses are suitable for the non-martial artist – for regular grans, moms and children. Ladies’ groups, church groups, gardening clubs, youth clubs, retirement villages, community networks, corporate teambuilds and educators would all benefit.

Are you or your child not coping? • Psycho Educational Assessments • Art/Play Therapy • Adolescent Therapy/ Assessments • Adult Individual Therapy • Couple Counselling • Family Counselling • Trauma Counselling

Talks are 30 minutes to one hour in length, and are interactive and empowering. Workshops last for two to three hours (minimum of 10 ladies required) and focus on awareness, psychology, avoidance techniques and physical techniques. “I am determined to dispel the THE AUDIBLOX ‘fear of empowerment’ that one pictures PROGRAMME with regards to self-defence,” said Mandy. HELPS TO: Her courses are light-hearted, fun, and in- • Increase intelligence spiring. “My intention is not to give women • Sharpen attention & concentration a false sense of security. Learning defen• Develop accurate sive moves takes time but awareness can perception make ALL the difference to our daily lives • Improve long & immediately – awareness of your surroundshort term memory ings, how your body can protect you, and • Promote logical thought • Improve reading where to hit your attacker.” Psychology is • Build self-esteem of vital importance, says Mandy, long be& self-confidence fore you walk into an attack. She discusses Anne body language and explains all physical 033 - 386 3040 attacks (arm grips, chokes, bear hugs and ground attacks). “By looking confident the risk of attack is reduced. Feeling the fear is normal but showing the fear increases the risk of attack. Learn to be assertive and confident!”

Claire Hartshorne Psychologist Practice No. 0059978

Cell: 084 240 9610 Tel: 033 - 345 2041



Have you recently moved, or are you going to move and you do not know what to do with all the items you have gathered over the years? Have your children outgrown their toys or clothes? I will gladly come and collect it from your home and give it a new home. Items needed: clothing, toys, kitchen items & linen. Please phone me and I will be there in a flash. Joanne 074 861 8977

Mandy is based in Pietermaritzburg and will travel anywhere to empower others. She is a member of the Chamber and Business Fighting Crime, and has been a passionate promoter of personal safety/ basic self-defence for 10 years. “Awareness... Avoidance... and Action as a last resort.”

5 Ways To Change Your Child’s Life (and your own)

With our revolutionary programme in 6-10 weeks, you can: 1. Improve reading and comprehension 2. Improve marks 3. Increase self-confidence 4. Change their life with one-on-one tuition by Qualified Teachers 5. Guarantee results We Serve: • Hilton • Pietermaritzburg • Participating schools

To ensure a quick response, phone Devon White today

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Relaxed Life Out of My Paintbox – Colour In Competition Colour! Colour! And more colour. The most colour you will have seen in one place. “Out of my Paintbox”, the theme for the 37th Sunday Tribune Garden & Leisure Show, has created so much excitement amongst the exhibitors, that they cannot wait for you to see it all come together! The displays and creative ideas that are coming together are way beyond what was imagined and the anticipation is building. The show will take place at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg from 21 to 24 September. Acknowledged as the largest horticultural event of its kind – modelled on the Chelsea concept – in the southern hemisphere, the show includes up to 50 designer gardens, the quality (of most) ranking with the best in the world. The colour once again will be spectacular! Mums get your child to fill in a colour-in-by-number flyer and WIN BIG with the Garden Show. The competition is open to children under the age of eight years. Winners will be announced at the garden show and the judges’ decision is final. Prizes cannot be exchanged for money or vouchers. Entries close on 14 September. How to enter: Download the flyer from Fill in the numbers and details. Submit your entry using one of the following three options: 1) Post it to P.O. Box 35457, Northway, 4016. 2) Scan it in colour and send it to 3) Hand it in at the entrance of the garden show. Contact: Carmen Nanni, The Royal Agricultural Grounds, 033 - 345 6274,, WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 x Smartstone Garden Feature & 2 x Kings Toys’ Gift Vouchers, to give away. Visit to enter.


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• National Heart Awareness Month • National Oral Health Month • Albinism Awareness Month • National Month of Deaf People • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month • Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month • Eye Care Awareness Month (24 Sep - 21 Oct) • Tourism Month • 1: Spring Day • 5: Secretaries’ Day • 1 – 7: National Arbor Week • 3 – 7: Kidney Awareness Week • 3 – 9: Pharmacy Week • 3 – 9: Back Week • 7: Casual Day • 9: International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day • 10: World Suicide Prevention Day • 10 – 15: National Clean-up Week • 12: World Oral Health Day • 12 – 16: Stroke Week • 14: National ADHD Day • 14: National Recycling Day • 15: International Coastal Clean-up Day • 16: International Day for Preservation of the Ozone Layer • 21: World Alzheimer’s Day • 24: Heritage Day • 24 – 30: World Retina Week • 25 – 26: Yom Kippur (Judaism) • 28: World Rabies Day • 29: World Retina Day • 29: World Heart Day.


• THE KILN PHOTOGRAPHY & ART GALLERY: Sat, 7am – 11am, Karkloof Farmers’ Market. Contact Doug Morton, 082 611 6991. • WRITE YOUR OWN STORY: Part-time, online courses throughout S.A. with Random House Struik. Creative Writing, 10 weeks; Nonfiction, 16 weeks. Contact, 021 – 447 7565, www.GetSmarter.


• BUSINESS NETWORK PIETERMARITZBURG: 2nd last Thurs monthly, 3.30pm – 6pm, PMB. Contact Carmen Teal, 071 512 7530,, www.corporatenetwork • COME FOR COFFEE NETWORKING SESSION: 13 Sep. Contact, • KINGDOM BUSINESS NETWORKING: 25 Sep, 8am, The Coffeeberry, Cascades Mall. Contact Belinda, • PASTEL BUSINESS ONLINE: 13 Sep. Save costs for your SMME & do own bookkeeping & let your accountant access your info online. Contact, www.


• ASSIST: Offers counselling, emergency care safe house, “Baby Safes”. The organisation needs: baby & children’s clothes & equipment. Contact René Morcom, 033 – 347 5544. • ESTHER HOUSE: Safe place for abused women & children. Contact June if you would like to assist, • GOD’S WAREHOUSE (WHEATFIELD MISSION OUTREACH): Assists families who have no food. For food drop-off points contact Debbie Schroeder, 083 230 6643, godswarehouse@telkomsa. net. • MSUNDUZI HOSPICE CHARITY SHOP: 200 Zwartkop Rd, Prestbury. Mon – Fri 8am – 3.45pm, Sat 8am – 1pm. Donations welcomed. Contact 033 – 344 1560. • SECRETARIES’ DAY LUNCHEON: 5 Sep, 12.45pm, Msunduzi Hospice Conference Centre, 200 Zwartkop Rd, Prestbury. Tickets: R160 p.p. Contact Sonya, 033 – 344 1560,


• BASIC COMPUTER LITERACY: Mon – Thurs, 2pm – 4pm, Hayfields. Cost: R200 (pensioners less 10%). Contact Lynette Muchna, 076 658 1989, • EMOTION IN MOTION: Stress-release sessions, conference workshops, ice breakers, body-mind awareness. One-on-one or group sessions, incl. movement. Contact Charlotte Blignaut, • GAP ACADEMY: Year/half year course for school leavers to assess career choices & learn life skills. Register now for 2013. Contact Brenda Horner, 033 – 394 0014, 082 372 1737, info@, • HOITY TOITY CUPCAKES: Celebrate spring with a cupcake bouquet. Cupcake classes. Contact Yola, 079 517 2220, • INTERIOR DECORATING CERTIFICATE COURSES: • Starts 28 Aug for 10 lessons, Tues 5.30pm – 7.30pm. Décor School, Clarendon. Contact Brenda Horner, 033 – 394 0014, 082 372 1737,

• JUST BOUTIQUE: • 1 Sep: Spring into Spring with Delicious Detox Cooking Dem. • 8 Sep: Kids’ Interactive Expo (cupcake making, drumming, sandart & more). Athlone. Contact Lara Edmonds,, 033 – 342 4984, 084 587 0880, • SEWING & SOFT FURNISHING CLASSES: Wed 2.30pm – 5pm, Décor School, Clarendon. Contact Brenda Horner, 033 – 394 0014, 082 372 1737, • SIMPLY BREATHE – LEARNING THE ART OF MEDITATION: Thurs, 5.30pm – 6.30pm, Yellowwood Café, Howick. Cost: R30. Contact Hayley, 072 971 8450,


• ADHD TALK FOR PARENTS, EDUCATORS & MEDICAL PROS: 8 Sep, 9am – 11am, Egerton School Hall, Ladysmith. Contact, 031 – 777 1853. • BOOKS2YOU BOOK FAIRS: 7 Sep, 10am – 2pm, Weenen Primary, Midlands. Contact Kathy, 031 – 705 7744. • DRUMKIDZ: Parties, school & holiday programmes, educational, teambuilding. Contact Bhavna, 081 587 2599, • KWAZULU-NATAL MUSEUM: Mon – Fri 8.15am – 4.30pm, Sat 9am – 4pm, Sun 10am – 3pm, Jabu Ndlovu St, PMB. Contact 033 – 345 1404.


• ROCKAFELLA’S FOOD & WINE FARE: 7 Sep, Golden Horse Casino. Contact 033 – 342 9522/21, • WHITE MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL: 21 – 24 Sep, White Mountain Lodge, Drakensberg. Bookings through Computicket, 0861 915 8000.


• MINIATURE LIVE STEAM TRAINS: 1st Sun (2 Sep), 10am – 4pm, 78 Rudling Rd, Bisley, PMB. Contact Andries Keyser, PMB Model Engineering Society, 082 557 2119. • MONGOOSE/SPUR 2012 SCHOOL MOUNTAIN BIKE SERIES: 29 Sep, Mountain Splendour Eco-Resort, Drakensberg. Contact, 036 – 468 1172. • SAUNTER UP & DOWN SANI PASS FOR SPRING: 16 Sep. Contact, • SUNDAY TRIBUNE GARDEN SHOW: 21 – 24 Sep, Royal Show Grounds, PMB. Visit • T20 SPORTS FESTIVAL: 28 – 29 Sep, Lynwood Club. Cricket, bowls, Mini Cricket tournament. Contact Diane,, Anne, 072 729 5811. • YOGA RETREAT WEEKEND: 21 – 23 Sep, Satori Farm Lodge, Dargle. Cost: R1200. Contact Khara-Jade, 078 458 9021,


• 3RD ANNUAL MIDLANDS BEE MARKET: 29 Sep, 9am – 4pm, Lynwood Club, PMB (next to Linpark High School). Contact Diane,, Anne, 072 729 5811. • CITY HALL CRAFT MARKET: Sat, 9am – 2pm, opposite City Hall. Contact 033 – 396 2807. • INCHANGA CRAFT MARKET: Last Sun of the month, 9am – 3pm, Inchanga Station & Railway Museum. Contact 076 564 6357, • KARKLOOF MARKET: Sat, 7am – 11am, 2.6km outside Howick on Karkloof Rd (access on D507). Contact Andrea, 082 820 8986. • PMB FARMERS’ MARKET: Sat, 6am, Alexandra Park. Contact 082 886 0687. • SHONGWENI FARMERS’ & CRAFT MARKET: Sat, 6.30am – 10.30am, cnr Alverstone & Kassier Rd, Assagay. Contact 083 777 1674. Visit • SPRING FEST: 1 Sep, 9am, Hayfields Lutheran Church, Bester Rd. Traditional German cakes, deli meats, arts & crafts, white elephant. Contact church office, 033 – 396 5169.


• OPEN DAY IN THE COUNTRY: 17 - 22 Sep, 8.30am – 4.30pm, Inyoni Guest House, D175 off Umbumbulu Rd. Contact Mandi, 031 – 781 1035, 072 266 9188, Send your October Diary Dates to & with “Pietermaritzburg Diary” in the subject line before 10 September. Entries will be published space permitting & at the Editor’s discretion. Please confirm all details of events with contact person. e. & o.e.


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Mum's Mail PMB/Midlands September 2012  

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

Mum's Mail PMB/Midlands September 2012  

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