Now I teach full time and I've been looking forward to spending the holidays doing all those fun things with Becca. This will be our last holiday before we move to Pretoria, so between all the packing, I plan on taking her to as many of these places as possible.
- The Clay cafe: I took Becca in April last year which was way too long ago. She made an eggcup and a plate with her hand print on it. I'll definitely be going there as soon as it's holidays so we can make a plate and an egg cup for Laria and so that Becca can make a couple of new things. Their holiday special is two items, a snack and juice for R85. It takes two weeks for the painted goods to be fired and be ready for collection so we will do clay cafe first so that the goods will be ready before the move.
- Ice skating: I've never taken Becca ice-skating before as she seemed so little and quite clumsy. Lately she's been asking for rollerskates so I think it might be a good time to take her to the little rink at The ice station at Grand West casino. It costs R15 for the mini rink and if she sees like she's managing I'll take her on the big rink which for a holiday morning is R35. There is a ice rink in Pretoria but I don't think they have a mini rink.
- The theater: Every school holiday the Lilliput children's theatre at the Baxter theatre puts on a morning show. Last year I took Becca to watch Goldilocks and the three bears. They have 6 shows that they perform, a different one in each holiday Tickets are available at computicket. The Artscape theatre also puts on a children's production every holiday and this holiday it is The Tale of Peter Rabbit. R50 a ticket.
- The aquarium: I usually have a year card for the aquarium but have not renewed it as we'll be moving. My favourite thing is to have breakfast at the aquarium restaurant, the Shoreline Cafe. They have french toast fingers that you can dip into a tub of syrup, so much sticky fun, then we explore the fish.
- Dunes: After Clay Cafe we'd always head to Hout Bay beach for a walk (the last time we did this a women asked to walk with us as a strange man was following her -bit scary- so I'll give the walk a miss if I'm alone with the girls ) and then we go to Dunes restaurant for lunch. They have an amazing play area for kids, it's outside in the sand. I've enjoyed many lovely lunches there, of calamari and salad, with the kids and then while the kids play I enjoy the sun and a cider.
- The world of Birds: I had a year card for the world of birds too which makes it much cheaper in the long run, especially for toddlers that get tired before exploring the whole place. We take a snack along and the kids seem to always fall asleep on the way home. It's quite an exhausting day out.
- The planetarium: I love going to watch the kids shows, it's something so different for them and they get to explore the museum exhibits too. I've never taken Becca to the planetarium and as far as I know there isn't one in Pretoria so we should take the oppurtunity while we're still here
- The beach: Whenever there's a not too hot day with no wind it's the perfect day to go to the beach. We have a lot of wind in Cape Town which spoils beach days. I like Fish Hoek beach for swimming but often just go to Muizenberg as it's closest. After the beach we get ice-cream. It's mandatory.