It’s the last week of June.. can you believe it? 6 months of 2019 gone just like that.
Sometimes we feel like there isn’t enough hours in a day to complete everything that needs to be done. Heck, sometimes one just wishes they can take a breather. to avoid being overwhelmed.
Good thing this week is jam-packed with events where you can take the breaks you need to avoid your stress levels going through the roof.
The Big Fat Normal Quiz – 25 June, 19:30PM | The Staffy
Put on your Smarty Pants, or underpants, whichever tickles your fancy 😉 and join in at the all popular quiz night at The Staffy! Entrance is R20 and there is a cool prize to be won should you emerge victorious!
The Island – Directed by Jerry Mofokeng- 27, 28 June @ 19:30PM | UFS Scaena Theatre
How about going to watch a play put on by the drama department at the University of the Free State?
“A celebration of Language and Unity, dialogue in Sesotho, English and Afrikaans as poetic as they can be.
A celebration of Identity, South Africans to the core and children of the blanket under the skin.
A celebration of professional relationship, UFS Drama Department, Free State Arts Festival, and Jerry Mofokeng wa Makhetha working as one team.
A celebration of Mangaung, Unity in Diversity.”
Be Human Family Market – 29 June @ 09:00 | Middelwater Farm
The Be Human Family Market takes place every Saturday. It’s a little ways out of Bloem but rumour on the grapevine is that it’s a nice activity to do with the family. There’s great food and even a morning run for those with an extra hop in their steps. Just remember to take some cash with, as there is an entrance fee of R10 and the food stalls there only accept cash.
P.S There’s even craft beer, gin on tap or your preferred local brew 😉
Mommy and Me Cupcake Decor Workshop – 29 June @ 11:00 | Koekela Cafe
PSA to all moms!
Now this is the first I’ve seen in Bloem. What a cool activity for the weekend
Come join in for a morning of special memories, fun, creativity and more!
The morning is a time for you and your daughter/son to learn together, laugh together and take home your beautiful creations
They’re going to show you how to work and decorate cupcakes with fondant, and everything you need will be supplied, so bring along your apron and smile and come enjoy this fun event.
For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Think we missed a super cool event? Let us know 😉
Ciao for now xxx
Got a bit of the Monday blues? You know, one of the ways to combat that is to just relaaaaaaaaaax. Play a good tune. I’d recommend Old Town Road. There’s just something about the tune of that particular song that just lifts my spirits. Or maybe its the soothing twang of country singers.
Though, should you need a little break from the office we have some events down below that might interest you! This week isn’t as busy as last week was but there’s a rather interesting event that would definitely appeal to the ladies.
She Means Business – Wednesday, 12 June, @ 8AM
Stories are powerful. They have the potential to inspire us, make us laugh, make us thoughtful and also allow us to connect with someone.
The She Means Business Series is a platform for female entrepreneurs to support, celebrate and encourage one another. Join our storytellers as they share their #MyStartUP stories on their entrepreneurial journey.
* Are you looking for purposeful conversation among like-minded women?
* Do you believe in the power of collaboration?
* Are you looking to build meaningful connections?
* Would you like to gain insight from our storytellers and guest speaker?
* Are you passionate about your growth and empowerment?
* Are you looking for invaluable support, advice and inspiration?
Definitely check out their Facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/events/290564535220296/
Be Human Family Market | Saturday, 15 June @ 9AM
The Be Human Family Market takes place every Saturday on Middelwater Farm.
The market opens from 09h00 until 16h00 and they have a wide variety of food stalls in their food court, dishing up anything from gourmet waffles, Wagyu burgers, liver kebabs to traditional sosaties, chicken wings and meatball and halloumi skewers. Their bar area serves craft beer, gin on tap or your preferred local brew.
From loads of kiddies activities and game drives to the farm deli, the Be Human Family Market caterers for everyone and there is so much to do for a great Saturday out.
For a detailed look at all of their activities go visit
https://www.be-human.co.za/activities/ or to read up on the farm deli, go to https://www.be-human.co.za/be-human-family-market-farm-deli/
Sidenote: The food stalls don’t have card facilities available, and they don’t have an ATM on site either. So don’t forget to pack some cash money if you want to buy some food to snack on 😉
So those are the events that caught our eye for this week, one is a business seminar, and the other is a fun activity you can do with family and friends.
That’s all for now
Ciao xx 😉
As promised, here’s our “Flavour of the Month”: Neighbourhood Market à la Jack & Jill Food Co.
Masha and I attended the market last month. We both deem it worthy of your time; especially to those of you who love live music, food and socialising (I mean… who doesn’t?).
The market is located in the colourful Reizis Square under hundreds of dainty fairy lights. It was quite the enchanting experience – we arrived before sunset and stayed long enough to experience the illumination of the fairly lights as the sky turned dark. The sunset also beautifully complimented the two palm trees from which the “Neighbourhood Market” sign hangs. #pictureperfect
Apart from the aesthetically pleasing setting, I thoroughly enjoyed Simple Stories’ stellar live performance. There was a wide range of tasty treats and drinks to choose from: gourmet food, sweets and STELLAR CRAFT BEER.
I bought a few prawn rissoles, lemon meringue and a blonde beer and parked off on the grass. Masha ended off her market experience at Wiltshire and White Horse Company (a pub in the square that serves really great gin).
The market was vibrant and of high standard in terms of its food, drink and music. It was quite the drive to the venue, but so worth it. I want to describe it as a Cape Town vibe… Is that acceptable?
My advice: get there on time so that you can claim a table or spot on the grass and settle in. You want to take a jolly group of mates too! It is the perfect place to hang out with friends and indulge in pure goodness.
The market takes place monthly from 17h00-20h00.
Please find below a table of events taking place this month. Please share with us any events we should be adding to the table.
Until next month!
A Traveller’s Friend