Movie Review: Abominable

A magical Yeti must return to his family.
My son Liam James and I attended the preview of Abominable at Egrek Cinema in Parkhurst. If you have not visited this privately owned Cinema, do yourself a favour and book around sunset, the view from the Cinema Lounge is phenomenal.
From the studio that brought you How to Train Your Dragon, embark an epic 2,000-mile adventure from the streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes.
It was such a special movie and I cried at the end. It was the perfect movie to remind you that home is not a place, it is the people we love. I clutched Liam’s hand and he stroked my hair.
Suitable for all ages! 💜 Distinctive, emotive characters with the most amazing animation. Gorgeous, detailed scenes and a stunning film score. GO SEE IT! 😊

I wish you enough,


UIP Africa
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Review : Pictionary Air™

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

“Quick Sketches, Hillarious Guesses”

When I was a teenager back in 1985 when this ultimate party game hit, I was not a Pictionary fan. I cannot draw anything more exciting than a stick figure … and I just didn’t like looking silly.

These days I don’t mind poking fun at my not so gifted attributes so bring it on!

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UPsize your sleep

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

I’d given up on the 40 winks illusion around the time of my 10th birthday. Which technically means I’ve been sleep deprived for 36 years.

No wonder I’ve made the odd mistake. Like that first ex-husband. I clearly didn’t know what I was agreeing too. I was a beautiful bride, however.

It is estimated that 35% of Americans suffer from chronic insomnia. I wonder what the statistics for South Africa will be?

My gorgeous sister lives in Florida in the USA and besides the heat, she is not suffering from lack of sleep. She has air conditioning!

Back home in suburbia in South Africa, you may just get comfy, roughly throw your leg over your partner, let out a big sigh (the same one you make when you take your bra off at the end of the day) and bam the thought hits you… “Did I lock the back door?”

You will reason with yourself… but in the end, you will get up and go check. Yes, it is locked. Immediately you remind yourself that you have joined #ImStaying and you honestly should be more positive!

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Review: Moafrika Tours – Day Trip to Soweto

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

Soweto received its name from the first two letters of South Western Township, which is what the area was first named in 1956 with and now home to an estimated 3.5 million people. When visiting Johannesburg, you would be poorer for not visiting Soweto.

Soweto Welcome

Soweto holds an abundance of history, rich stories and what some may say is interesting foods and beer! The full-day in-depth tour shows you the sparkle, the distress and the joy of Soweto and its people, all of which you can experience with a day tour with MoAfrika Tours.

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Searching for the spirit of the great blogger.

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,


I did not start blogging for recognition 22 years ago, or to be regarded as influential. I did not start blogging for invitations to events, private parties or functions with famous people. I did not start blogging because I wanted “free stuff” (no such thing exists btw).

I love being a Social Media Diva experiencing exotic dishes and meeting fabulous people, attending world-class productions, informative and inspirational events or making a difference in highlighting causes and projects that I believe in. I enjoy collaborating with brands and friends, either enhancing my financial situation or sometimes I experience moments money cannot buy. Oh, there has been so many of those over the past six years! … but this has never been my motivating factor.


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