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mother-daughter<br />

passion project<br />

Storie Huis in Dan Pienaar<br />

from boerekos to<br />

vegan bobotie<br />

Mariza Ebersohn’s<br />

wellness journey<br />

Focus on<br />

Family<br />

health<br />

adhd activist<br />

Lizandra Wessels builds an epic dream<br />

april 20<strong>22</strong>

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April 20<strong>22</strong><br />

contents<br />


3 Attend the Preller Roof Market,<br />

hunt for Easter eggs, and listen to some good music<br />


4 This April is for cosy blankets, fresh flowers,<br />

chocolates and treats, and bedtime stories<br />

PEOPLE<br />

6 ADHD activist Lizandra Wessels’ dream<br />

to build a school for ADHD children is becoming a reality<br />

8 A passion project of note - Storiehuis in Dan Pienaar<br />

10 Mariza Ebersohn’s wellness journey<br />

leads her from boerekos to plant-based<br />

BEAUTY<br />

12 Shop the most tempting products<br />

on the beauty shelves this Easter<br />


16 Contrast burnt orange and shades of blue<br />

for a fiery autumn wardrobe<br />

decor<br />

18 Create brainy spaces for kids to do their homework at home<br />

Focus on<br />

21 Healthy brainy kids<br />

Spoil<br />

32 Win a luxurious Vanilla Caramel Candle<br />

from Glasshouse Fragrances<br />

cover<br />

Photographer: Pierce van Heerden<br />

Make-up: Kryolan



Hier is ‘n paar van vanjaar<br />

se hoogtepunte van 27 April tot 7 Mei<br />

27 April Early<br />

B (19:00), Lollos in<br />

samewerking met<br />

Radio Rosestad<br />

(12:00)<br />

28 April Snotkop in samewerking<br />

met OFM (19:00)<br />

29 April Mej Windmill <strong>Bloem</strong>skou<br />

en Mej Tiener <strong>Bloem</strong>skou met<br />

Refentse (19:00-21:00)<br />

30 April Nasionale Jack Russell<br />

skou (10:00 – Angusring), Rofstoei<br />

(19:00 Wimpy verhoog)<br />

1 Mei Rose Polo Lifestyle &<br />

entertainment village (12:00-20:00<br />

The Concept hoof arena – Polo<br />

wedstryd 13:00-14:30)<br />

2 Mei Veeplaas se Toyota SA Jong<br />

Afslaerskompetisie met Lizz Meiring<br />

11:00- 13:00 (Wimpy verhoog).<br />

Spesiale aanbiedings by vanjaar se skou:<br />

‘Early bird special’ voor 26 April @ 17:00<br />

Toegangskaartjies teen R10 afslag. Nie van<br />

toepassing op halfprys dae nie Pretpark<br />

kaartjies teen 50% afslag. Betaal slegs R600<br />

vir 60 tokens.<br />

Woensdag, 4 Mei<br />

Halfprys toegang vir studente<br />

(studentkaart) betaal slegs<br />

R30, Pretpark onbeperkte<br />

ritte tot 21:00 vir<br />

slegs R200<br />

Donderdag, 5 Mei<br />

Halfprys toegang<br />

• Volwassenes R45<br />

• Senior Burgers<br />

(ouer as 60 jaar),<br />

Studente en kinders 12<br />

- 18 jaar R30<br />

• Kinders 6 -11 jaar R20<br />

• Kinders onder 6 is gratis<br />

* Bepalings en voorwaardes.<br />

Dans extravaganza deur plaaslike<br />

dansskole met MC, Dillon Lerm<br />

(10:00-18:00)<br />

3 Mei Francois van Coke in<br />

samewerking met OFM (19:00)<br />

4 Mei (Halfprys vir studente),<br />

Spoegwolf in samewerking met<br />

OFM (19:00)<br />

5 Mei (Halfprys toegang), Sing<br />

Country met Juanita du Plessis,<br />

Franja du Plessis en Ruan Josh in<br />

samewerking met OFM (19:00)<br />

6 Mei FMX Flight Night met<br />

Le Rieche Bro vertonings in<br />

samewerking met Vrystaat Toersime<br />

& OFM (17:00 & 20:00 The Concept<br />

hoof arena), BMX demonstrasies<br />

en skaatsplank (voor Protea saal),<br />

FMX, Lollos, Sing Country met Juanita, Franja, Ruan<br />

<strong>Bloem</strong> Classic 20<strong>22</strong> (Liggaamsbou<br />

kompetisie) (17:00-<strong>22</strong>:00)<br />

7 Mei Ovaalbaan wedren met<br />

spesiale ‘side cars’ (15:00–19:00<br />

The Concept hoof arena), BMX<br />

demonstrasies en skaatsplank<br />

(voor Protea saal), DJ Line up met:<br />

Stino & Le Thwenny, LeGoody, DJ<br />

Finzo, Tobetsa, Tshegu, Djkatee & Dj<br />

Seanjohn (15:00-20:00)<br />

Nog<br />

hoogtepunte<br />

om na uit te sien:<br />

Ice Rink, Pretpark- 29 ritte,<br />

verskeidenheid uitstallers,<br />

perde, beeste,<br />

skape, hoenders, duiwe,<br />

plaaswerf<br />

TOEGANG:<br />

R90 Volwassenes<br />

R60 Senior Burgers<br />

(ouer as 60j),<br />

R60 Studente<br />

(studentekaart),<br />

R60 Kinders 12-18 jaar<br />

R40 Kinders 6-11 jaar<br />

GRATIS - Kinders<br />

onder 6 jaar<br />

Vir meer inligting<br />

en ander<br />

hoogtepunte besoek<br />


Out & About<br />

Are you looking for something to do this April?<br />

Choose between markets,<br />

arts and crafts, an Easter Egg Hunt and good music.<br />

Edunation Easter Egg Hunt<br />

Join in on the Easter fun at Edunation<br />

in Langenhovenpark on 9 April.<br />

The egg-citing Easter Egg Hunt will<br />

start at 10:00 and kids aged 4 to 10<br />

are welcome. Each child will receive a<br />

bucket and start to search for Easter<br />

eggs hidden all over the Edunation<br />

Park. For more info, contact online@<br />

edunation.co.za.<br />

Brendan Peyper<br />

at The Buffalo<br />

Brendan Peyper will be performing<br />

at The Buffalo on <strong>22</strong> April. The show<br />

starts at 19:00 and tickets cost R120<br />

pp. Tickets are available at The Buffalo<br />

or on Quicket.<br />

Waterverfwerkswinkel<br />

Kom leer hoe om te verf! Tienette Koen<br />

bied ‘n waterverfwerkwinkel aan op<br />

2 April by Willcocksweg 85A, Waverley.<br />

Die werkswinkel begin om 09:00 en kos<br />

R440 per persoon (verfbenodighede,<br />

koek en koffie ingesluit). Bespreek ‘n plek<br />

by 079 140 5802.<br />

Prellerplein Dakmark<br />

Geniet die aand met ‘n aandmark by<br />

Prellerplein op 1 April. Die mark begin<br />

om 17:00. Jy kan uitsien na vermaak,<br />

lekker kos en baie uitstallers.<br />

Toegang is gratis.<br />

Creative Digital and<br />

Trending Workshop<br />

Learn how to take better photos<br />

and videos for social media and art<br />

portfolios, and how to do online<br />

marketing at the Kotzé Art Gallery in<br />

Dan Pienaar on 5 April from 17:30<br />

until 19:30. The workshop costs R300<br />

pp, which includes a lecture and<br />

physical demonstrations, so bring<br />

along a notebook and a pen (tea/<br />

coffee will be served).<br />

WhatsApp 083 400 2864 for more info.<br />

Compiled by: JUSTINE FORTUIN<br />

Breakfast Buffet<br />

WEDNESDAY R60 per person 08:00 – 12:00<br />

FRIDAY<br />


SUNDAY<br />

KIDS<br />

R60 per person<br />

R90 per person<br />

08:00 – 12:00<br />

08:00 – 12:00<br />

R100 per person 08:00 – 13:00<br />

R40 for kids aged 6-10 years<br />

R30 for kids younger than 5 years<br />


Book your space to<br />

avoid disappointment<br />

Tel 064 136 3552

Chocolates and treats and bedtime stories with the<br />

most famous Rabbit of them all!<br />

We love this handsome,<br />

hand-knitted, pure cotton<br />

Wedgewood Heirloom<br />

Rabbit with his soft<br />

velvet ears. He, and<br />

the other seven in<br />

the range, come<br />

with an interchangeable<br />

outfit, R765 • Because<br />

the grown-ups need<br />

chocolate and treats too<br />

... a giant jar filled with<br />

assorted honey nougat,<br />

R360, and a massive feast<br />

in the<br />

Easter Bon Bon Box<br />

with 60 Belgian chocolate<br />

coated honey nougat<br />

bon<br />

bons, R290. All from<br />

wedgewoodnougat.co.za<br />

Peter Rabbit. His mischievous adventures have been<br />

entertaining tots for 120 years ... and this beautiful birthday<br />

edition of the classic tale - re-originated to match Beatrix<br />

Potter’s first published work - is a real treat. We know<br />

the story ... Peter Rabbit loves the yummy vegetables he<br />

finds in Mr McGregor’s garden, the only problem is, Mr<br />

McGregor doesn’t want Peter to get his paws on his crops!<br />

It’s all high jinx and fun in the cabbage patch ... The Tale of<br />

Peter Rabbit is an essential part of childhood. R240 from<br />

Exclusive Books. Pop over to our Facebook page<br />

@getitbloem to see how you can win a copy.<br />

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Wish list<br />

April calls for cosy blankets to cuddle up in, flowers,<br />

chocolates and treats, and bedtime stories…<br />

Baby it’s cold(er) outside<br />

Yes alas, nighttime temperatures are falling, and with cooler<br />

weather comes the urge for something hot to cuddle up in, like<br />

an Aranda blanket. Made in South Africa by South Africans for<br />

South Africans, Aranda’s range of beautiful blankets includes the<br />

Young Basotho Designers Collection. Go to www.aranda.co.za<br />

and feast your eyes on their impressive designs.<br />

Flowers make most things better!<br />

Twenty-nine years and counting – that’s how long Waldorf<br />

Flowers has been around! Head to this <strong>Bloem</strong> institution at the<br />

Showgrounds in Curie Avenue – whether you need a beautiful<br />

wedding bouquet, or something simpler to say thank you to<br />

somebody you love. They also deliver. Find them on Instagram at<br />

waldorfflowers, on Facebook at Waldorf Flowers & Floral Accessories, or<br />

phone 051 448 6736.<br />

Plant-based<br />

Plant-based eating<br />

doesn’t have to take<br />

a bite out of your<br />

budget. Checkers<br />

brings you delicious<br />

plant-based options,<br />

like our Vegan Simple<br />

Truth Patties that are<br />

gluten-free and high in protein at equally palatable prices. You can<br />

shop the Simple Truth range at your nearest Checkers or Checkers<br />

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Dream<br />

weaver,<br />

change<br />

maker<br />

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Education activist Lizandra<br />

Wessels makes one<br />

believe in the power of<br />

pursuing a dream. Here<br />

Lizandra, as the mother of<br />

an ADHD child and wife<br />

of an ADHD husband,<br />

recounts how she dreamt<br />

about establishing a<br />

school for ADHD children<br />

in <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein, and<br />

how her dream is finally<br />

becoming a reality…<br />

Although Lizandra’s adult life has revolved largely around education and<br />

teaching, her own experience of school was not a positive one. “I’ve always<br />

enjoyed learning, but I was never fond of the social interactions that<br />

accompanied the learning at school. This was mainly because I used to be<br />

introverted when I was younger, which developed into social anxiety.”<br />

Fortunately, this all changed when Lizandra started her career as an intern<br />

teacher for Foundation Phase learners. One thing led to another, and seven<br />

years later, she was given the opportunity to become a principal at an<br />

Edulife school. “As the school was still fairly new, my duties included those<br />

of a founding head, and I had the honour to establish the school in its initial<br />

phase and grow it to its full potential.”<br />

As an educator, Lizandra became increasingly aware of the ever-growing<br />

number of learners who experienced learning difficulties. “Most of these<br />

learners had great potential and could excel academically but they could<br />

simply not keep up with the pace expected of them and were discouraged<br />

by the way they were treated by their peers and teachers.” From this<br />

realisation grew the dream to establish a facility where children could learn in<br />

an environment where they were nurtured and understood.<br />

Apart from her role as an educator, Lizandra is also a wife and mother, which<br />

links strongly to her ADHD activism. “I adore my role as a wife and mother.<br />

My husband and son are the core of my existence, but they also keep me<br />

entertained and, on my toes, literally, because they both have ADHD. My<br />

four-year-old son, Joshua, is an astonishing human being. My husband,<br />

Frans, is a former musician and club owner who decided to retire from the<br />

entertainment industry to spend more time with his family and pursue his<br />

passion as an entrepreneur.”<br />

Following Joshua’s ADHD diagnosis and witnessing the struggles of<br />

children with ADHD in mainstream schools, Lizandra and Frans decided to<br />

do something tangible for their son, but also for other ADHD children by<br />

establishing a school for these children in <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein. Lizandra explains,<br />

“It has taken us months to find the perfect location for the school, but<br />

Frans’s continued faith and perseverance rewarded us with an address that<br />

Sage Academy now calls home.” Sage Academy’s first campus, called Keen<br />

Campus, will be located in Fichardt Park.<br />

Asked what words of encouragement she has for parents of ADHD children,<br />

her answer speaks of someone who has walked the path. “It’s not an easy task<br />

to raise a child with ADHD and sometimes you feel like giving up because<br />

you’re tired and overwhelmed. I understand the tears you cry at night when<br />

everyone else is sleeping, because you feel that you have failed your child.<br />

You search endlessly for answers as you watch your child slowly lose their<br />

sparkle because they’re forced to abandon their natural energy and creativity<br />

to fit into society’s little box. But, why should we limit our children in using<br />

the very qualities that will allow them to lead one day? Different is not bad; in<br />

fact, it’s incredibly good. I’d like to challenge you to start thinking differently<br />

about your child; start seeing strengths where others see weaknesses.”<br />

Lizandra believes that she was unknowingly being prepared for her journey<br />

by the strong desire God awoke in her to gain knowledge and wisdom.<br />

“I started working part time at the age of 14 despite my social anxiety<br />

because I was determined to grow as an individual and to enrich myself<br />

with life experience. This taught me to accept myself and to learn from every<br />

challenge. I believe that God also gave me a love for ADHD so that I could<br />

succeed on my journey as a parent to an ADHD child, wife to an ADHD<br />

husband, and founder of an ADHD school.”<br />

Details: www.sageacademy.co.za or email welcome@sageacademy.co.za.<br />


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GENIUS<br />


STONEY’S<br />

IS SO<br />

LOVED...<br />



or maybe even our tyre and<br />

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maybe it’s our service...<br />


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Wat het julle geïnspireer om Storie Huis te<br />

open?<br />

Storietyd is een van die spesiale dinge wat ek<br />

en my dogtertjie, Jenni, deel. Ons het nogal ‘n<br />

aptyt vir boeke en is altyd op die uitkyk vir nuwe,<br />

interessante boeke. Teen die tyd dat sy vyf jaar oud<br />

was, het ons reeds ‘n paar honderd prenteboeke in<br />

ons versameling gehad. Die boeke het van regoor die<br />

wêreld gekom, sommige was versamelstukke, sommige<br />

uit druk, sommige tweedehands. Ons wou graag die skat<br />

van stories met ander kinders deel sonder om ons boeke<br />

weg te gee. Die idee van ‘n storieklub het toe gegroei tot<br />

‘n huis met ‘n biblioteek wat toeganklik sal wees vir ander kinders sonder om ons privaat<br />

woonruimte bloot te stel. Ons het na die huis begin verwys as die storiehuis, en dit word<br />

toe ook sommer die huis se naam. Ons grap altyd dat ander mense ‘n vakansiehuis bou,<br />

maar ons het ‘n storiehuis gebou!<br />

Vertel ons van julle gesin.<br />

Storie Huis is ‘n mamma-dogter-projek. My dogtertjie is nou sewe jaar oud. Sy wil graag<br />

‘n skrywer en ruiter wees wanneer sy eendag groot is. Behalwe mamma-wees werk ek<br />

voltyds as kliniese patoloog. Storie Huis is ‘n kreatiewe uitlaatklep as afwisseling van<br />

my dag (en nag) werk. Pappa is ‘n chirurg en is gaaf genoeg om ons vroumense te laat<br />

begaan. Hy skud net soms sy kop wanneer ons weer ‘n nuwe idee kry, soos om die<br />

voordeur pienk te verf.<br />

Julle bied ‘n groot verskeidenheid aktiwiteite by Storie Huis aan.<br />

Ons storieklub, wat gemik is op kinders van drie tot agt jaar, is Maandae tot Vrydae van<br />

08:30 tot 16:30 oop. Ouers en kinders kan gedurende die tye self kom lees. Om 11:00<br />

en 15:00 is daar ‘n storietyd waartydens daar voorgelees word. Ons poog om stories uit<br />

ons klassieke versameling, van Suid-Afrikaanse skrywers en ‘n internasionale skrywer,<br />

te lees tydens die storietye. Ons bied ook programme aan soos filosofie vir kinders,<br />

die Little Leaders–program, wat gemik is op kinders van ses tot tien jaar, rekenaar- en<br />

koderingklasse, Sesotho en openbare redevoering. Al ons programme word in Afrikaans<br />

en Engels aangebied.<br />

Die klem by Storie Huis is op vyf fokuspunte – kreatiewe probleemoplossing, sosioemosionele<br />

ontwikkeling, kommunikasievaardighede, filosofie en etiese denke, en<br />

leierskapsontwikkeling. Al die programme ontwikkel hierdie vaardighede op ‘n prettige<br />

en interessante manier. Ons hoop dat die stories en ander aktiwiteite nie net ‘n liefde vir<br />

lees kweek nie maar ook saadjies plant wat eendag ontwikkel in selfversekerde, dapper,<br />

outentieke jongmense wat bedagsaam teenoor ander is, weet hoe om die wêreld<br />

konstruktief te bevraagteken, en leiers is met integriteit. Sjoe, ‘n mondvol idealisme,<br />

maar stories is ‘n invloedryke medium wat deur die eeue heen gebruik is om waardes en<br />

lewenslesse aan kinders oor te dra.<br />

Wat verpersoonlik Storie Huis?<br />

Storie Huis verpersoonlik ‘n oop hart vir mense se diversiteit, ‘n optimistiese leergierigheid<br />

en hoop vir ons kinders vir ‘n samelewing waar ons mekaar respekteer en bemagtig.<br />

Maak nie saak van watter vasteland die kinderboeke kom nie, almal het een ding in<br />

gemeen – in die stories is die beste van menswees en die wêreld waarin ons leef, daar is<br />

altyd ‘n silwer randjie, ‘n probleem opgelos, mooi midde in die lelik, en hoop.<br />

Vertel ons van die span by Storie Huis.<br />

Tella is ons gasvrou, sy ontvang ons gaste en sorg dat ouers gemaklik is met ‘n koppie<br />

koffie en die kinders by die regte klas uitkom. Bianka organiseer en bestuur die dagtot-dag<br />

behoeftes van die huis en behartig administrasie. Lize organiseer die storieklub<br />

se aktiwiteite en bied ook die openbare redevoering aan. Simone bied filosofiegroepe,<br />

rekenaar- en koderingsklasse, Little Leaders en soms storieklub aan. Sy is tans deeltyds<br />

besig met haar meestersgraad in karakteropvoeding by die Universiteit van Birmingham.<br />

Ninké is ‘n onderwysstudent en bied ons middag-storieklub aan. Ronel, bygestaan deur<br />

Rebecca, bied ons Sesotho-klasse aan.<br />

Vind Storie Huis by Genl Cronjéstraat 46, Dan Pienaar. E-pos info@1stchapter.co.za, of 082 600<br />

6546.<br />


‘n Hartsprojek soos min…<br />

Storie Huis<br />

Wanneer ‘n mamma en haar dogtertjie<br />

se passie vir boeke ‘n lewe van sy eie aanneem,<br />

weet jy jy’t ‘n wenresep beet.<br />

Hier gesels Get It met Madaleen Olivier, die<br />

meesterbrein agter Storie Huis…<br />

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Vintage,<br />

Modern,<br />

Bold,<br />

BARKLY<br />

<strong>Bloem</strong>fontein<br />

Shop 7, Woodland Hills Village<br />

087 149 1182 | www.incanda.co.za<br />

Mariza’s tangy lentil bobotie<br />

2 cups canned/freshly cooked brown lentils (drained); 1 small<br />

red onion diced ; 1/4 cup chopped red or yellow pepper;<br />

1 cup cooked or frozen butternut or any other soft pumpkin<br />

1/4 cup chopped dried apricots; 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar; 1<br />

heaped tbsp good quality or homemade apricot jam or chutney;<br />

2 cups vegetable stock; 1 1/4 tsp Ras el Hanout curry spice; 1/2<br />

tsp turmeric; 1/2 tsp mustard seeds; 1-2 garlic cloves or 1/2 tsp<br />

garlic flakes; 1 tbsp tomato puree; salt and pepper to taste; olive<br />

oil for frying<br />

“Egg” topping<br />

2 tbsp cornstarch; 1 tin coconut cream; 1/3 cup plant milk; 2-3<br />

bay leaves; 1/3 tsp turmeric powder; 1/4 tsp salt; 1/4 cup pine<br />

nuts; chili flakes (optional)<br />

BARKLY couch in bovine<br />

mystique black From R25 900<br />

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Slice the red onion and<br />

red pepper, and fry in the olive oil, add the garlic, curry spices<br />

and the mustard seeds. Fry until fragrant and then add the lentils<br />

and pumpkin, and cook until soft; halfway through add the<br />

apple cider vinegar, apricot jam, and tomato puree. Lastly, add<br />

the dried apricots and vegetable stock, let it simmer, and then<br />

scoop into an ovenproof dish. Mix the “egg” topping and pour<br />

onto the bobotie, sprinkle over the pine nuts, and top with bay<br />

leaves. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Serve with<br />

fluffy rice, sliced banana, chutney, and shredded coconut.<br />

Details: Mariza, info@lifeinthesouth.co, or DM her on Instagram at<br />

lifeinthesouth.co<br />

For catering and demos, go to Instagram bonapp_co or Facebook<br />

lifeinthesouth.co<br />


From boerekos to<br />

plant-based<br />

Mariza Ebersohn lived in France<br />

for six years with her rugby player<br />

husband, Robert, before returning to<br />

<strong>Bloem</strong>fontein last year.<br />

Here she chats about their French<br />

adventure and what prompted her to<br />

adopt a plant-based lifestyle.<br />

We’re a family of four. Our son is five and our daughter two.<br />

We have very different personalities, but it has kept things<br />

interesting over the past few years, especially with moving<br />

back to <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein. We’ve seen them flourish around family<br />

and friends, which has made us so happy to see!<br />

We moved to France in 2013 one day after getting<br />

married, ready for new adventures… not really knowing<br />

that this would be one of the biggest lessons of our lives.<br />

We moved four times, had two kids in a foreign country,<br />

no family, and no house to call our own. But, it’s<br />

been the biggest gift to experience it all, learn a new<br />

language, and make friends from all over the world.<br />

I initially became plant-based by cutting out<br />

dairy. After struggling with an ulcer, I instantly felt<br />

a huge difference. After visiting my sister in Geneva and<br />

eating a 100 percent plant-based diet, I knew I had to make<br />

the full switch.<br />

I come from a proper boerekos background and when<br />

we moved abroad, I was making these recipes but missed<br />

them once I started to eat plant-based. Bobotie and melktert<br />

were one of the first recipes I tried to make plant-based and<br />

they taste almost like the real thing.<br />

When we go to a braai, I’ll bring braai mushrooms or corn<br />

on the cob. I’ve learnt that I have to cater for myself and not<br />

expect others to cater for a life they’re not familiar with.<br />

Robert has been supportive of me going plant-based.<br />

He eats 80 percent plant-based with meat on the side, while<br />

our son eats to live and our daughter lives to eat.<br />

I started my Instagram page called lifeinthesouth.co<br />

because I needed a creative outlet. One can learn to speak<br />

French, exercise, shop and drink coffee for only so long before<br />

you need more. After realising that I love to cook, I thought this must<br />

be it! I then started to test recipes, bake, take photos, and my love for<br />

cook and baking grew.<br />

I host demos for women. With a drink in hand, they enjoy time with<br />

their friends while learning something new. I also bake vegan cakes<br />

and goodies, and I can be booked to cater for events and provide<br />

consultation for plant-based menus.<br />

In future, I’d love to have my own studio where I can shoot<br />

recipes and do content creation for brands. I’m also starting an online<br />

shop where I’ll sell products from my favourite brands. And, there’s<br />

definitely a recipe book in my future!<br />


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Scrumptious<br />

Beauty<br />

They may not be edible,<br />

but with mango and citrus,<br />

honey and vanilla and caramel,<br />

they’re the most tempting products<br />

on the beauty shelves this Easter.<br />

Pineapple. Coconut.<br />

Frankincense.<br />

Caramel. Vanilla.<br />

The scent of<br />

all Glasshouse<br />

fragrances are all<br />

heavenly ... but<br />

this A Tahaa Affair<br />

is particularly<br />

delectable. This<br />

Easter, we’re forgoing<br />

chocolate for<br />

this Glasshouse<br />

Fragrance Diffuser,<br />

which will fragrance<br />

our bedroom<br />

beautifully. R999<br />

from Woolworths.<br />

We’re also coveting<br />

these Glasshouse<br />

Fragrance French<br />

Milled Body Bars<br />

... rich in almond oil,<br />

luxurious, and loaded<br />

with antioxidants<br />

that leave the skin<br />

silky soft and sweetly<br />

scented. R299, from<br />

Woolworths. And if<br />

you’re loving these<br />

as much as we are,<br />

flip right now to<br />

the Spoil page,<br />

where you’ll<br />

find out how<br />

you could win<br />

a Reimagined<br />

Triple Scented<br />

A Tahaa Affair<br />

candle.<br />


A fabulous, citrus offering ... this one to wear.<br />

This Berdoues Collection Grands Crus<br />

Scorza di Sicilia with Scorza bark is a sweet,<br />

citrusy, unisex fragrance that conjures up the<br />

scorching lands of Italy. You’ll find it for<br />

around R1675 from Foschini and<br />

Truworths stores or online at<br />

orleanscosmetics.co.za<br />

The initial zesty wave of citrus<br />

quickly reveals a delightful<br />

honey-like floral base ... the<br />

fullness of the honey tones<br />

combines with a bouquet<br />

of orange and rose blossom.<br />

Underneath is a rich woody<br />

and sophisticated breeze<br />

of Sandalwood and Tonka<br />

Bean. Honestly ... can<br />

you get more delicious?<br />

This Rêve De Miel<br />

Delectable Fragrant<br />

Water feels like<br />

cashmere on your skin.<br />

R750. This new NUXE<br />

Rêve De Miel Gentle<br />

Shampoo Bar is a solid<br />

shampoo - sulphate-free<br />

and silicone-free - which<br />

forms a rich creamy foam<br />

with a captivating scent of<br />

honey from Provence and<br />

precious oil of Camelina.<br />

It’s kind to your hair and<br />

the planet, and lasts up<br />

to 12 weeks. R245 from<br />

orleanscosmetics.co.za<br />

This month we’re loving<br />

Litchi & Titch ... an<br />

all-natural brand focusing<br />

on African fruit, seed, plant<br />

and flower oils to create<br />

potent skin-boosting<br />

formulations. The range<br />

includes body and skincare<br />

products, home fragrances,<br />

and essential oil blends.<br />

The skin ranges each<br />

concentrate on a different<br />

skin need, rather than a<br />

type, and the products<br />

focus on hydration, healing<br />

and ridding the skin of free<br />

radical stress. No testing<br />

on animals, no nasties,<br />

and all products bar those<br />

with beeswax are vegan<br />

friendly. We’re also suckers<br />

for good packaging ...<br />

and this one ticks all the<br />

right boxes. You’ll find<br />

Litchi & Titch online on<br />

litchiandtitchnaturals.com,<br />

as well as Faithful-to-Nature,<br />

Superbalist, Plain Tiger<br />

and Takealot.<br />

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Della’s wigs helping you<br />

accept yourself<br />

“When you buy a wig, it’s not the wig that transforms your life; it’s you who is<br />

transformed. Feeling beautiful has a lot to do with looking beautiful.”<br />

This is according to Adél le Roux and her<br />

daughter Chané le Roux, who will be<br />

launching Della’s Wigs in the Free State soon.<br />

Della’s Wigs is a salon dedicated to women,<br />

men, and children with hair loss. They fit and<br />

style wigs with care and have a sophisticated<br />

understanding of your needs. “We ensure your<br />

experience at Della’s Wigs will be comfortable,<br />

informative, and inspiring. You will never<br />

feel out of place when you buy a wig<br />

at Della’s Wigs.” They explain that<br />

regardless of the reason for your<br />

hair loss, their wigs will make you<br />

feel confident and ready to take<br />

on the world.<br />

Adél, who has been wearing<br />

wigs for the past 15<br />

years due to hair loss,<br />

explained that this is a<br />

cause that is close to<br />

her heart. “I want to<br />

help women choose<br />

wigs that are right<br />

for them in order to<br />

boost confidence and<br />

to help them accept<br />

themselves. Our brand<br />

wants to give women<br />

a safe space where<br />

they can feel beautiful<br />

and respected.”<br />

She says that some wigs cost more than<br />

others. It often depends on the length, density,<br />

cap design, manufacturing, and the material<br />

of the wig. However, at Della’s wigs there<br />

is something for everyone. There are also<br />

affordable wigs that look good. They will assist<br />

to help you find a wig that is right for you<br />

and your budget. “We promise a customised,<br />

positive experience throughout your journey<br />

with Della’s.”<br />

Adél says that their customers enjoy the<br />

freedom of choosing a style that fits their<br />

mood and lifestyle, but there is also something<br />

for those who prefer a more consistent look.<br />

Della’s has various collections available in their<br />

online catalogue.<br />

Della’s ensures that their professional wigs are<br />

manufactured to the highest standard and<br />

offers exquisite style. “Many Jon Renau wigs,<br />

for example, feature the legendary Jon Renau<br />

SmartLace front, including Kaylee, Quinn,<br />

Maya, Skylar, and Willow. However, we can<br />

assist you with the brand and style that is right<br />

for you.”<br />

Della’s wigs want to walk the entire journey<br />

with their clients; therefore, consultants will<br />

ensure that you receive care instructions for<br />

your wig before taking it home.<br />

Details: Adél le Roux on 084 887 7040, or Chané le<br />

Roux 082 776 5541, dellaswigs.co.za

TEN<br />

Versatile,<br />

1Reduce the appearance of<br />

stretchmarks and scars There’s<br />

a good reason pregnant women<br />

massage tissue oil into their<br />

bellies every day… it’s been proven to<br />

help reduce the appearance of stretch<br />

marks and scars. Whether you’re<br />

pregnant, losing weight, or if you have<br />

a scar you’d like to fade, apply tissue oil<br />

daily to keep the skin hydrated, supple<br />

and to minimise marks and scars.<br />

clever uses for tissue oil<br />

effective and affordable, tissue oil should be<br />

a staple in every beauty regime. From moisturising<br />

skin to treating the scalp and healing scars, tissue oil<br />

can be used for just about anything. And it’s not just<br />

useful to solve skincare problems – it’s a handy item<br />

that can be used every day to maintain the health of<br />

the skin. So while it certainly is our go-to for when we<br />

want to moisturise dry, dehydrated skin, there’s much<br />

more to this multi-tasker.<br />

2Nourish nails and cuticles<br />

Apply tissue oil to your nails and<br />

cuticles, and massage in gently.<br />

It will improve the strength of<br />

brittle nails and will nourish and soften<br />

your cuticles.<br />

3Use as a massage oil Whether<br />

you’re trying to soothe an<br />

aching or stiff muscle, or treat<br />

your partner to a relaxing<br />

massage, tissue oil makes a great<br />

massage oil!<br />

4Nourish your eyelashes<br />

Apply tissue oil to dry or short<br />

eyelashes to help promote<br />

growth and strength. Simply<br />

massage a few drops into your lash<br />

line before bed.<br />

5Mix it with your body lotion Add a few drops of tissue oil to your body<br />

lotion for extra moisturising power and an added glow. And for extra dry<br />

areas like elbows, knees and heels, massage a few drops of tissue oil into the<br />

skin twice a day after applying your body lotion. Dry and flaky skin will be<br />

soft and smooth before you know it.<br />

6<br />

Treat your lips Dry, chapped<br />

lips? Apply tissue oil to soothe,<br />

nourish and hydrate them. Plus,<br />

it’ll add a subtle lip gloss effect.<br />

7Use it after shaving Does your<br />

skin ever feel tight or dry after<br />

shaving? Apply tissue oil as an<br />

after-shave product to soothe,<br />

nourish and soften freshly-shaved<br />

skin. It can be applied anywhere<br />

on the body, and is also useful as a<br />

shaving oil to help your razor glide<br />

more smoothly and to avoid nicks<br />

and cuts.<br />

8Use it as a bath oil If<br />

you love the feeling<br />

that bath products<br />

leave on your skin,<br />

apply a few drops of tissue<br />

oil to your bath water.<br />

Not only will it make the<br />

bath water feel silky, but it<br />

will also act as an all-over<br />

body moisturiser.<br />

9Nourish your scalp Use tissue oil as a deep treatment to treat a<br />

dry, itchy scalp and dry or damaged hair. Massage tissue oil into<br />

your hair and scalp and wrap in a towel for five minutes before<br />

washing it out. It will help to relieve itching and discomfort,<br />

prevent flaking and soften hair.<br />

10<br />

Mix your own hydrating face mist Add some tissue oil to<br />

a bottle of water and spritz onto your skin whenever you<br />

are in need of a hydration boost. Remember to shake the<br />

bottle before you spray<br />

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We use Bramley’s<br />

luxurious scented tissue<br />

oils, which are enriched<br />

with Bio-Pharm oil (their<br />

unique ceramide blend<br />

that maintains a healthy<br />

appearance of the skin,<br />

assists in the treatment<br />

of scars and stretch<br />

marks, hydrates and<br />

keeps skin smooth and<br />

supple) as well as vitamin<br />

E, which is known for its<br />

healing, soothing and<br />

antioxidant properties.<br />

Besides coming in a<br />

range of really desirable<br />

scents - think cocoa and<br />

macadamia, vanilla and<br />

coconut - they’re also<br />

really affordable - R26.99<br />

- and easily available at<br />

Pep Stores.<br />

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Shoes on sale –<br />

starting from R400<br />

Compiled by: PIERCE VAN HEERDEN, Source: STYLE HUB 065 630 1554<br />

The perfect contrast<br />

for your wardrobe<br />

Shades of blue or navy and burnt orange make<br />

a wonderful combination that’s ideal for your<br />

wardrobe choices this season. As autumn draws<br />

closer, burnt orange and tones of blue are common<br />

colours found in all things fall related; so start<br />

Lasagrada<br />

Dress –<br />

R1200<br />

planning your new wardrobe. Orange and<br />

blue are complementary colours and The<br />

Style Hub has everything you need to<br />

make this look work.<br />

Burnt orange and blue<br />

floral top – R2800<br />

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The Style Hub<br />

offers great<br />

choices, and<br />

brings you<br />

the latest in<br />

fashion items.<br />

Sheddel<br />

skirt and top –<br />

R<strong>22</strong>00<br />

Shoes on sale –<br />

starting from R400

Shelf it if it’s in the way!<br />

This bright yellow bookcase, the Book Bookcase, is ideal for schoolbooks, stationery<br />

and all the paraphernalia, which accompany homework chores. Just looking at it<br />

will make all the school blues disappear!<br />

Only available online at www.makro.co.za from R1500.<br />

Keep it sleek and<br />

stylish with this<br />

desk<br />

Create an uncluttered<br />

workspace for the kids to<br />

do their homework with the<br />

Finn Desk. Available from<br />

R5250 at clmhome.co.za/<br />

collections/kids-desks<br />


Brainy spaces<br />

Homework can be a stressful affair for parents too, leaving them as<br />

frustrated as their kids as they scramble to make room and find stationery supplies.<br />

But, while homework is a fact of life, the daily chaos doesn’t have to be.<br />

Want to make your family’s after-school routine a little less stressful? A dedicated<br />

homework space is a must! Homework stations, consisting of a desk and chair, keep<br />

stationery supplies on hand and distractions to a minimum – providing kids with a<br />

quiet place to study. Here are some suggestions on how to create a homework space:<br />

Compiled by: BLAINE JONES<br />

Invest in something<br />

classic, which dad<br />

could also use<br />

This stylish industrial study desk<br />

with two drawers provides<br />

out of sight storage for office<br />

supplies. The Sahara study desk<br />

is available at Incanda Furniture<br />

from R5200.<br />

Space a problem?<br />

Buy a rolling homework caddy.<br />

Prefer to keep things simple? There’s nothing<br />

wrong with a good, old-fashioned homework<br />

session around the kitchen table. A portable<br />

homework caddy is perfect for keeping<br />

everything kids need within arm’s reach. When<br />

it’s time for dinner, simply roll it away. Buy a<br />

similar rolling caddy at Makro from R630.<br />

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Text and Photo: BLAINE JONES<br />

Meet the coach behind<br />

CrossFit Hymn<br />

At the youthful age of 24, Zander Mugglestone’s passion for his<br />

profession shows through his humble beginnings. He invites us to his<br />

beautiful new building to show us all the brand-new equipment and<br />

impressive exercise machines.<br />

Zander was born and raised in the small town of Prieska. He completed his school<br />

career at Grey College and a four-year BSc degree at UFS followed. Little did he know<br />

that life had different plans for him. Still, he was dreaming, and if you can dream you<br />

can fly. After lockdown 2020 he opened a garage gym, and his story began.<br />

He fell in love with CrossFit and went to Pretoria where he started his career as a CrossFit<br />

Trainer at one of the best CrossFit boxes. With many good trainers and coaches, he<br />

completed several training courses as well as his Level 1 CrossFit Coaching Course.<br />

He describes CrossFit as a strength and conditioning programme, designed to help<br />

people gain broad and general fitness. “The CrossFit programme concentrates on<br />

constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity to achieve overall<br />

physical fitness, so people are prepared for any physical challenge. Therefore, CrossFit<br />

is so much more than a gym to him. Regardless of your disability, age, mobility, or even<br />

your budget, you are invited to become part of this community.” To make a big impact in<br />

the community and to help improve fitness and health in <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein is the desire of<br />

Zander’s heart.<br />

Back in <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein he decided to go with the choice that probably scared<br />

him the most because that is what dreams are made of, and after a lot of<br />

planning and building, CrossFit Hymn opened its doors in March 20<strong>22</strong>.<br />

This was all done in faith and not by sight. “He will walk in faith every<br />

day. He will grow and become a better version of the coach he<br />

aspires to.” He thanked his clients who believe in him and helped<br />

him to achieve his dreams.<br />

Zander wants to add value to a community with his skill and<br />

passion. He wants to add value to every person who is willing<br />

to give him the opportunity to help them to be the best<br />

version of themselves. Behind this young CrossFit Box owner<br />

is passion, kindness, love and understanding. He believes<br />

that you can add value to the community with your talents,<br />

ambitions, and passions. You can change the world.<br />

Faith, Fitness, Family and Friends<br />

“You can be the change, and CrossFit Hymn will be a safe<br />

place for every person to grow and see how strong your<br />

body can be. If you feel you are tired, you are only at 30%<br />

of your capacity”. Zander will encourage and help you<br />

to complete every WOD (Workout of the Day). For him<br />

every person, scaled, beginner or RX athlete is welcome<br />

at CrossFit Hymn. “This will be the beginning of loving<br />

yourself. Every day will be a new adventure and challenge.<br />

Covid made us realize tomorrow is not a given, live today and little-bylittle<br />

day-by-day what is meant for you will find its way.” Zander starts<br />

his day at 05:00 with his first class and closes it off at 20:00 with his last<br />

class.<br />

Details: For an exclusive space and classes contact Coach Zander<br />

Mugglestone at 072 308 9152.




The April edition of <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein Get It delves<br />

deeper into the various options available to<br />

parents and caregivers when it comes to the<br />

general development and wellbeing of our<br />

children – who to turn to when our kids are<br />

in need of extra assistance when it comes<br />

to their optimal brain development, school<br />

performance, health and daily activities.<br />

Optimal body<br />

health as well<br />

as cognitive<br />

development are<br />

vitally important from<br />

birth to 18 years of age. The medical and<br />

scientific world are constantly evolving and<br />

<strong>Bloem</strong>fontein has not been left behind with<br />

its excellent professionals and the diverse<br />

services it offers to meet the changing needs<br />

of children and young people.<br />

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Cardiology Neurosurgery Oncology Orthopaedic surgery<br />

Gynaecology and obstetrics Internal medicine Renal dialysis unit<br />

General, endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery Paediatrics<br />

24 hour emergency unit


ways to beat<br />

the homework blues<br />

Homework struggles can lead<br />

to frustration or lower selfconfidence<br />

in kids and teens,<br />

so it is understandable to<br />

want to try to help. The<br />

Soccer Mom Blog shares four<br />

steps that are effective in<br />

achieving homework success.<br />

Allow your child to express frustration<br />

It is normal for your child or teen to feel overwhelmed or angry when they are struggling.<br />

Encourage them to talk through what they are feeling and shift their emotions in a more<br />

positive direction (determination versus frustration.)<br />

Get active<br />

Have your child take a break to clear their mind and blow off some steam. Physical activity can<br />

get your child’s mind off their homework troubles, start their blood pumping, and let them<br />

come back to their homework refreshed.<br />

Set a time limit<br />

Kids need time to be kids and, after a certain point, forcing them to sit in a chair can be<br />

detrimental, especially when they are young. This takes some of the pressure off them, as<br />

they knows that they can try their best, but that they won’t be punished for not being able to<br />

finish their homework quickly if it is difficult.<br />

Enlist outside help<br />

There is no shame in admitting that a particular assignment or subject is over your child’s<br />

head. If personally trying to help your child with their homework is not being productive and<br />

is leading to unnecessary conflict, it might be a good idea to hire a tutor.


How to tell if your child needs a hearing test<br />

Some babies are born with hearing problems, while others are born with normal hearing and begin to have<br />

hearing problems as they grow older. It is important for parents to know what to expect as your baby grows,<br />

because hearing problems can delay the development of voice, speech, and language skills. If there are any<br />

signs of hearing loss, it is important to not delay scheduling a hearing test with an audiologist.<br />

Failing To React To Loud Background Noise<br />

Right from being born, a baby (without hearing loss) can react to<br />

a background noise, such as a dog barking, a door slamming, or<br />

something being dropped on the floor.<br />

Not Responding To Their Name<br />

As babies and toddlers grow, they will get used to hearing their<br />

name and will respond when called. If your child is experiencing<br />

hearing loss, then they may fail to respond when you call their<br />

name.<br />

Need Sounds To Be Loud<br />

Some children like to have loud music and they watch television<br />

loudly. However, if they struggle to hear when the television is at<br />

a lower volume, for example, then it can be a sign that they are<br />

experiencing hearing loss.<br />

Little Or No Speech<br />

As children grow and develop, parents look forward to hearing<br />

their first words and the sounds that their children will make. If<br />

they display little or no speech, contact an audiologist.<br />

Deon Ceronio Hearing Centre, 21 Brill St, Westdene,<br />

<strong>Bloem</strong>fontein, 051 447 4070, http://www.deonceronio.co.za/<br />

Monday – Friday 08:00 till 17:00, Saturday & Sunday - Closed<br />

Sources: NIDCD; The hearing doctors<br />

(thehearingdoctors.com/4-signs-your-child-needs-a-hearing-test/)<br />

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She saw the struggles that<br />

children faced every day, but<br />

she was unsure as to why<br />

some children struggled more<br />

than others do.<br />

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thoughts, feelings, and information, says<br />

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“Understanding communication begins<br />

during pregnancy and continues through<br />

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According to www.kumon.co.uk, a<br />

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listening to their parents.<br />

“They will then mimic the words and actions<br />

of their parents. The more you communicate<br />

with your child, the quicker they will develop<br />

these skills.”<br />

Writer Mahak Arora offers the following advice if your child is unable to<br />

communicate effectively:<br />

• Build an open line of communication so that your child can easily approach you and<br />

express himself.<br />

• Let your child have time to process what he/she wishes to say, and allow him/her to finish.<br />

• Avoid over-correction and being overcritical while teaching your child to speak well.<br />

• When communicating with your child, ensure you take turns and make proper eye contact.<br />

Source: https://parenting.firstcry.com<br />

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Tips from healtychildren.org<br />

1. Draw up your own family media use plan.<br />

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5. Know the value of face-to-face communication.<br />

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