Posted in Baby OL, Children, Ordinarylife, Parenting

Beyond me!

There comes a point when, you as parent, realise that you do not know everything that goes on in your kid’s life. They learn stuff that you know nothing about and do things either at school or even at home that you are not privy to.

I was not ready for this!  Yes, another thing I was not ready for.  I felt an actual pang in my heart as I realised that this is just the beginning.

This morning before we left home I told Little OL to go and say good bye to the nanny. She did eagerly, running back and shouting. Then she called me to come and say good bye too.  It was only then that I realised that they were actually talking Xhosa.  Oh my word – she has barely learnt to speak English, how am I ever going to keep up??

I am pretty pleased though, Xhosa is something we want her to learn and something we actively encourage whenever she gets the opportunity.  I know that she can say hello, how are you and sing happy birthday, but the good bye and see you on Monday conversation was more than I realise she knew how to say.  I am going to need extra lessons very soon.

Posted in Crafts, Ordinarylife, Washi Tape

Washi Tape – Tea light candles

Here is another REALLY easy thing to do with Washi Tape.

Required: Washi Tape, Sissors (or craft knife), Tea light candles, Pillar candle

Step 1 -( the hardest part)  Chose your washi tape

Step 2 – wrap around around the metal part of the tea light.  If wrapping around a pillar candle, make sure you put the washi tape quite low down so it does not catch alight.

Step 3 – cut.

Yip as easy as that.

Tea light Candles


Tea lights and a pillar candle

I tried wrapping washi tape around a normal pillar candle too and it looks great.  I love the idea that you can remove the tape and add different ones to match your tea light candles and table decor.

2 warnings – always put your candles on a heat resistant surface and make sure your pillar candle does not burn down to near  the washi tape.

Inspired by this post:

I am selling the tape at R25 / roll, excluding postage.