We are always trying all sorts of stuff.

As a busy bunch of people, we are always out there exploring new places, products, and things to do with our kids. Below we share our thoughts on what to buy, what you shouldn’t, and how we relate to daily life hacks for affordable living. 

The VENT members tells it all.

An Experienced for the whole family

Glen Afric Country Lodge is situated only 20 minutes from Pretoria and 40 minutes from Johannesburg in Hartebeespoort. Considering that this hidden gem is in Gauteng you are swept off to the wild side on a Game Drive or on a walk with Elephants. On a Sunday at 14:00 Matrie, Three and Hannah will blow your whole families mind when you get to feed them for free if you have lunch at their stunning restaurant overlooking their beautiful game reserve. Glen Afric is a must for families with kids as a day outing or an overnight stay. Paradise on your door step.
Madelein Reviews

Hiking with kids

Taking the kids on their first hike to Hennops Hiking Trail was an absolute blast. Hennops Trails is located 30km from Pretoria and Fourways on Road R511 to Hartbeespoort Dam. A truly tranquil setting and its natural beauty includes the Hennops river flowing through a valley bordered by mountain ranges to the north and south. What I love about this trail is the breath-taking view after a short climb that kids from age 6 can easily do. This trail guarantees the excitement of adrenaline with a cable car crossing the river. A great way to encourage an active lifestyle with your family.
Madelein Reviews
Heavenly Healing Review

Past life regression

Your friends might describe you as an old soul or maybe you feel that you have lived before. Some people can  visit a place for the first time, yet instantly feel that familiar déjà vu. Others speak of meeting someone for the first time but feel as if they have known them all their lives. A sound, a smell, a dream, or a reaction to a situation can trigger memories of a past life experience.
Have you been here before? Well I went to find out and here is all about what I experienced with Natalie van Niekerk from Heavenly Healing. 

Its the 1880`s

After an incredibly peaceful hypnosis journey I found myself in the 1880`s, homeless admiring the people passing by, as my past life regressed I found myself living a happy life filled with so much love till I died peacefully in my sleep at the age of 94.

I did past life regression because I wanted to understand the life cycle and perhaps find some insight into my souls journey and perhaps the life lessons still to be learnt. | I highly recommend Past Life with Natalie for an insightful glimpse into another world. 

Tattoo Charm

Such amazing staff. Kind and honest. I would recommend Charmain to anyone who is going for the first time, or already has a body of art!

Octavias Day Spa

We recently had the wonderful privilege of spending some time at Octavia's Day Spa Emperors Palace. A friend and I would highly recommend this spa for couples and friends who want to spend some relaxing, revitalising time together. The destination offers a very warm, quintessentially roman empire reception, with exceptional service upon arrival. The setting is lush and attractive, and the packages are well structured. We did the Four Seasons package. The rates were very affordable and it gave us a great excuse to spend some quality time together in a very tranquil space - highly recommended for gifts as well.

Skin Care

The Essel skin journey

Earlier this year I joined forces with Essel on a skin journey. With a combination of salon and home care my skin have been transformed. 

The micro needling treatment with hyaluronic fillers have improved the tone of skin and the chemical peels have made for the ultimate transformation. 

What I love most about this product is their packaging, it is so beautiful it truly makes you feel like you are putting perfume on your face. 

I am totally obsessed with the Stem Cell Elixir.  Its like a magical serum that helps to regenerate and repair. it’s stunning and so magical!
The Essel range is availible in salons and dermatologist around South Africa and is very reasonably priced.  You can find a stockiest near you by the essel website link below. 

The Dream Team

Tracy and her green team, or dream team as I like to call them, are phenomenal at what they do. The dream team has sold 2 of my Properties, 1 of them 3 times on the 1st show house. Can you say Wow! They literally arrange everything for you and make the entire process stress free. Their after sale service is by far more impressive. If you looking to sell your house, look no further than Tracy Harris Properties. I know I won't.
Angie Reviews

Elandsbult Self-Catering Accommodation

As a dancing mom, I am required to drive my child across the country to participate in dance competitions in order to achieve his very big goals. Because of this I am constantly looking for cute, quaint accommodation. This weekend (28 August 2021) we were in the town of Bloemfontein situated in the Free State. Madelein, our kids and I stayed on a working sheep farm called Elandsbult. Oom Braam and his wife have an attractive self catering 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom granny flat. I loved how they paid attention to detail in their decor as well as the functionality of the area. Dish-washing liquid, sponge, coffee, tea and sugar were all provided. Oom Braam was kind enough to give us a gas heater as it was freezing cold. He was so accommodating and helped us whenever we needed assistance. The bathrooms are super clean and have really nice finishes. They supplied hand soap as well as soap for the shower. The on-suite bathroom has a lovely deep bath for a relaxing soak, whereas the 2nd bathroom has a spacious shower. Lounge, dining area, braai/fireplace area and kitchen are open plan making it very family friendly. The lounge is equipped with a flat TV, full DSTV and undoubtedly the most comfy couches. My only critique is that there is no oven. Lucky for us, Madelein is creative enough to cook a roast beef in an electronic frying pan😂 and the fireplace makes the whole unit smell like a bonfire. Overall, we had a pleasing stay and definitely a place I would visit again. I give them a 4 out of 5. Find them on air bnb.
Angie Reviews

Our amazing sponsors

Tracy Harris Properties

Tracy Harris has been in the property industry since 2003 She implements the same effective working ethics in all areas, and has made many friends, all of whom started off as our clients. She believes that buying or selling a home should be a wonderful experience.

It`s Madness Design Studio

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Heavenly Healing

Heavenly Healing is an esoteric shop situated in Northmead, Benoni. We offer a variety of spiritual healing modalities, such as reiki, psychic readings, mediumship, hypnotherapy, past life regressions and astrology readings.

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