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Half-Term Holiday Activities

But wait a minute! Haven’t the school holidays already happened? Well, yes. But time goes so quickly that we’re already at the end of the 2nd term! That means that our kids are home for the winter half-term that we all know can last for quite some time. Let’s face it, you’ve probably tried a whole list of activities to keep your kids busy and out of trouble and as time goes by, they tend to get bored of them. Never fear! We have composed a list of tried and true activities guaranteed to keep them occupied now, and every [...]

Staycation Ideas for this easter holiday (2 minute read)

Here are 4 ways to enjoy your time at home. Backyard Camping - Set up a tent in yours or a friends back garden, sleep under the stars with the kids, they will love the adventure. You don’t need to go far to spend quality time with your loved ones.   Classic Movie night - Popcorns, drinks and action! Set up a movie night using a projector on a blank wall outside or inside. It is an exciting way to have the entire family in one living space and bonding over a favourite classic.   Just Relax! - Wear your [...]

Locking up for the April Holidays (3 minute read)

Everyone deserves a relaxing holiday away from the stresses of our lives. The last thing you want to be worrying about while you’re away is your home; are your valuables safe, how will your pets be looked after, and will anyone uninvited get access to your property. Here is a security checklist to make sure that your home and valuables will be safe while you’re away with friends and loved ones. Choosing the Right House Sitter: Many people choose to employ a house sitter while they’re away to keep an eye on their home and look after their pets. This [...]

April Holiday Security Tips (4-minute read)

As much as we all look forward to the well-deserved April break, it is vital to remember to put your safety and the security of your family and home first. There are many hazards to keep in mind during this holiday season, so here are four areas of safety to keep in mind and what you can do to ensure an enjoyable trip for everyone. Secure your home: If you are going away this April, it is important to keep your home safe and secure. The tips below will help you to ensure you don’t come home from your trip [...]

Get to know your Neighbours this New Year (3 Minute Read)

As the festive season can be a hazardous time with spikes in crime, increased road accidents and probably some family drama, getting ready for the year ahead may seem like a breeze. With the hustle and bustle of December coming to a close it’s time to get back into your daily flow, but it’s also a great time to get to know your neighbours. Here are a few reasons why you should! 1. Long Lasting friendships Many friendships strike up over a wall or a friendly chat in the driveway and getting to know your closest neighbours could be the [...]

6 Tips to Decorate your Patio for the Festive Season (3 Minute Read)

Decorating your patio, balcony, or lapa for any season is a lot of fun and can get your guests in the mood for a fun evening when you entertain. While decorating seems to come naturally to some people, for others it requires a little more thought and planning for a beautifully created space. Read here for seven quick tips to making your patio festive this season and a joyful atmosphere this December. 1. Choose a theme and scheme: Before you being to throw the tinsel about, take some time and carefully choose the theme you’d like and the colour scheme [...]

Preparing for the December Crime Spike (3 minute read)

For many, December is a time for rest and recuperation with some much needed time off. However, there are those who see December as the busiest time of the year, home intruders. Nothing can ruin a great holiday like returning home to find your house has been broken into. This frightening thought is a reality for many South Africans, and many victims and burglars alike believe there is no justice after these crimes are committed. The best way to ensure your home and possessions are safe while you’re away this December is to make sure your home is burglar proof. [...]

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