Seat Safety – a blog for for the parents

Hello dear readers!

As you know, my blog includes anything that is of interest to me. So being involved in South African Motorsport and having a passion for 4 wheels I was recently informed by the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists on something rather disturbing – something I had to share with you, especially if you are parents!

Wheel Well, a NPO doing amazing work in road safety shared the following with us. All parents want to protect their children as best they can. When it comes to child car safety, the correct child car seat can seem rather expensive and some parents may be tempted to choose a cheaper alternative. This had led to thousands of unsuspecting parents across the globe purchasing inexpensive “portable” car seat harnesses online.

These “cheaper” options offer parents a false sense of security and do not
help to prevent injury or death. Wheel Well are anxious to inform parents of the hazards of using this kind of device instead of a proper child car seat which conforms to EU regulations.

Authorities in the United Kingdom have conducted crash tests on cheaply made and untested “portable” car seat harnesses and the results are sobering. These cheap imported seats were shown to disintegrate at a low-speed collision of under 60kph,
propelling a crash test dummy into the front of the vehicle.

To put this in perspective, a normal child car seat is tested to survive impacts at speeds in excess of 100kph. With the huge forces involved in a car crash, parents must ensure they purchase car seats that adhere to current and tested regulations and standards.

In South Africa, we adhere to European standards and the car seat must feature an orange European Economic Commission stamp of approval sticker. Parents need to be aware that any defects and shortcomings of a car seat will become apparent during a crash … and that will be far too late!

Prevent a lifetime of regret and make sure you buy the correct and legal seat for your child. If you cannot afford a correctly certified car seat new, rather be in contact with Wheel Well on peggie@wheelwell.co.za

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2757724/Crash-test-revealshorror-moment-deadly-child-car-seat-disintegrates-impact-just-30mphthrowing-dummy-vehicle-safety-watchdogs-warn-thousands-soldonline-world.html

Please consider donating your old car seats to Wheel Well and if you have a car seat but are unsure if it meets the requirements, contact Peggie and get peace of mind. Do feel free to share this with other parents out there – spread safety!

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Until next time, in the spirit of children and road safety, drive as if every child on the street were your own…

Nadia xo xo

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Add hope 🙏🏼

Magic Johnson once said “All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them”. From his mouth to the ears of the incredible souls at KFC
KFC’s Add Hope – now in its seventh year – has found a powerful way to unite staff and customers in the fight against hunger. Add Hope partners with over 110 beneficiary organisations to feed over 110 000 children every day across the country, helping them learn, grow and thrive.


With World Hunger Month having kicked off in October, Add Hope continues to shine a spotlight on hunger issues in South Africa and the beneficiaries it supports.

In the second leg of their World Hunger Month roadshow, Add Hope visited Home of Hope in Tableview, Cape Town with local media and KFC team members from surrounding stores. We began the day with an introduction from resident social worker, Bianca Breytenbach on the home and the kind of children they support.


Home of Hope specialises in supporting children who have been affected by Fetal Alchohol Syndrome (FAS), a condition developed by a mother consuming alcohol during pregnancy which results in various disorders.

Home of Hope houses children ranging from new-borns to 18 year olds, who are fed three nutritious meals and two snacks daily at their Table View home. Guests were then entertained by beautiful singing and dancing from the children and were then shown a tour of the grounds where they were able to see where the children live, sleep, learn and play.

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As a patron of KFC this is just one example of physically seeing where your R2 donation goes to. The Add Hope initiative provides us all with opportunity to be able to make a real difference in the lives of children across South Africa.

What a heartwarming feeling knowing you’ve given hope and so much more to someone less fortunate that yourself  – Kudos to KFC & Add Hope.

To find out more, visit Add Hope #AddHope and visit Home of Hope if you’d like to assist further.
Until next time remember that together we can save lives & Add Hope.

Nadia xo xo


Credits – Plato Communications

Tamryn Sher 

Call It Spring X Good Morning Angels

Good Morning Angels is a project that is run on Jacaranda FM’s Complimentary Breakfast show weekly and with Good Morning Angels, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Friends and family of those in need can get in touch with  to request help on their behalf, whatever the need may be.

The request is received and the journey to help begins.

For this occasion, Good Morning Angels came on board to help those in need with finding the perfect outfit for their matric ball and Call It Spring became the sponsor for shoes and accessories, giving each student a R2000 vouchers to spend. An angel to deliver blessings to those in need.

On Sunday 20 September, 12 boys and girls, selected by Good Morning Angels were invited to go shopping with Miss South Africa, Liesl Laurie  and to share in her good fortune. Call It Spring Sandton City provided snacks and refreshments for the students and their families to enjoy while Liesl assisted them in finding the perfect accessories for their magical night.

Countless people have been helped through Good Morning Angels in various ways and Call It Spring is honoured to have been a part of changing these young people’s lives.
If you know someone in need contact Good Morning Angels:

http://www.jacarandafm.com/contact-us/good-morning-angels/

About CALL IT SPRING

The ultimate destination for shoes, handbags and accessories, CALL IT SPRING is your go-to for coveted trends with accessible price-tags. It’s about discovery, freedom and making your fashion a show-and-tell for who you are. Playful, unique and never predictable, the brand is home to those who want to stand out while still fitting in. You call it love, we CALL IT SPRING

Until next time lets wish Miss SA Liesl all the very best as she leaves for China today to compete in the Miss World pageant and in her words lets remember, what we do for us dies with us, but what we do for others, lives forever!

Nadia xo xo

Credits​ The House Of Busby

 

 

Preppy at the Patisserie

Unsponsored post, a craving from the past!

I’ve yet to taste a better Rainbow Cake anywhere in the world than at the deliciously decadent Belles Patisserie! It’s a sunny but chilly day in Cape Town today & the craving for a slice jolted my memory…
Looking back at my invitation to attend the launch of the Clearwater branch had left my mouth watering & I RSVPd quicker than you could say Oreo Cupcake!

The award winning Belles looked incredible – trademark chandeliers & classy decor, viennoiseries, cakes & sweet treats to satisfy everyone & even a skinny menu for the health conscious.
Now if you had to ask me what time is champagne time…we couldn’t be friends 😉 so I decided Id do a champagne breakfast whilst waiting for my fellow bloggers & I was thrilled to have been served a glass of one of my favorites – Krone.

Decadently Divine

Decadently Divine

A bubbly & warm welcome was received by all the guests to celebrate the opening of the Clearwater branch. The waiters were full of smiles & even stopped to pose for pics whilst carrying trays of creamy cappuccinos & following these by delicious winter soups to keep the chill away.
We were treated to trays of snacks from artisan breads to prawn skewers & of course no meal is complete without dessert!
Chocolate & raspberries treats had me in my element!!!

The sweet got even sweeter when Mr South Africa, Armand du Plessis graced us with his presence! Such a incredibly friendly & humble human, making a difference with his support for Deskbags – have a look at his website & see if you can help too!

Armand & I

Armand & I

OOTD

OOTD

Until next time…they say summer bodies are made in winter, so I suggest a balanced diet – have a cupcake in each hand 😉

Nadia xo xo

OOTD : Pinafore dress – Edgars Fashion

Shirt – Mango

Booties – Lucky Brand

Bag – Nine West

Easy like Sunday morning…

The first of my restaurant reviews all for a great cause!!!

For every written review Stop Hunger Now SA and Eat Out donate a meal to someone less fortunate than you or I.

When I initially began my blog, Craft in Parkhurst was at the top of my list of restaurants to visit, before heading to the Mother City!
I finally tried it out & it was worth the wait 🙂 Very dear friends were out here for two weeks from the Gold Coast (Australia) & on the eve of their departure, we met for a breakfast at Craft.

Craft Restaurant, Parkhurst

Craft Restaurant, Parkhurst

Parkhurst is an incredibly trendy, alive & colourful suburb in Johannesburg – the perfect spot for a restaurant such a Craft.
No bookings are allowed so when I got there I was impressed at how quickly we were accommodated by the manager.
Our table of 7 consisted of 6 adults & 5 year young Zoe. Zoe despite her age, is quite a discerning eater – much like her parents – ordered quickly & was very satisfied with her kids breakfast. There were times when I had to stop myself from taking a sip of that delicious marshmallow milkshake she ordered! Milkshakes have no age limit 🙂

Before ordering we tried out the light medium roast coffees & they are certainly recommended if you enjoy coffee.

Coffee!

Coffee!

The comprehensive menu left us all spoilt for choice. There were various orders of omelettes, the Craft Breakfast, Breakfast Lasagne & healthy alternatives which my mates certainly enjoyed. I tried the Salmon Rosti & thoroughly enjoyed it! The portion was sufficient & it tasted as good as it looked!
My friend Katia tried the coconut flapjacks & raved on about how good they were.
I sampled my partner Sean’s choice which was the Scotch eggs & yum – definitely my next try!
Banting breakfasts, Eggs Florentine, French toast, Shakshouka, to name but a few, are all on this colourful menu list!

Breakfast!

Breakfast!!!

Without the sour, one can’t appreciate the sweet which brings me to negatives…parking in Parkhurst requires a great degree of patience!
The prices are a bit on the steep side.
Unfortunately due to the popularity of this hot spot, service was very slow & we waiting close to an hour for our breakfasts.
And lastly…I didn’t try the CandyFloss Milkshake or a slice of Oreo Cheesecake 😦

Candyfloss milkshake

Yummy Candyfloss milkshake

Decadent looking Oreo Cheesecake

Decadent looking Oreo Cheesecake

Until my next post, I agree with Robert Heinlein when he says, “one should not even attend the end of the world, without a good breakfast”!

Nadia xo xo

Picture credits – Craft