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Smart Food • A girl and her party cakes… Family and food

May 22, 2018
Smart Food • A girl and her love of party cakes, family and food • Jill Nowers

Food tastes better when you eat it with your family. I kinda wondered, and procrastinated for those of you who know me, how, celebrating family ties in with food and it dawned on me that my love of food is intricately woven through memories of my two Grannies, Mom, family get together’s and a myriad of other life events… My two Grans were so different in personality from one another and yet both of them loved their families so.  Eating around a dinner table together was what meal times were all about. Walking into my grandparent’s house in Port Elizabeth…

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Just n Motion • Trail running at White Hills Guest Farm

May 17, 2018
Just n Motion • Trail running at White Hills Guest Farm

May is family month here at Hello Smart Blog, AND what a better way to celebrate this than to share one of my favourite family getaways with you.. White Hills Guest Farm Just 1hr10 mins from Bloemfontein lies a farm cottage painted by the scenic Korannaberg mountain range. Unspoilt farm lands and fantastic hiking and trail running routes. White Hills Guest Farm is situated between Modderpoort and Ladybrand and is a perfect weekend-away destination for you and the family to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. And if, like me, your favourite way to stay active on the weekend is trail running……

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8 Nippy Family Cars you can buy for less than R200,000 in South Africa

May 10, 2018
8 Nippy Family Cars you can buy for less than R200,000 in South Africa

In the market for a new family ride? Not too big. Light on fuel. 4 doors with a boot. Something nippy? Data published by financial services company Wesbank shows that the average spent on financing a NEW vehicle in South Africa is around R300,000. Its data also showed that the average amount financed for a USED car with the lender over the past 12 months was R203,284. Wesbank finances more than double the number of used cars when compared to new cars, and while the allure of a bargain in the second hand market for a more high spec model is logical,…

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Smart Food • The Did You Know of Jack and Jill Food Co.

April 29, 2018
Farm fresh eggs favourite things

I think I’m a trivia nerd. I love to learn about everything. What can I say? I’m curious • Adam Rodriguez I have always loved “useless” bits of trivia and fun facts. So, for this month’s Smart Food post I have decided to share some interesting did you know trivia about my shop, Jack and Jill Food Co. and the ingredients that we use… The Did You Know of Jack and Jill Food Co. Egg-sactly Farmer Theo’s crew of clucking Matilda’s ensure that we always have fresh farm eggs on hand. The eggs are collected fresh in the morning and delivered…

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Smartguy street style • The New York Yankees Cap

April 25, 2018
Smartguy street style • The New York Yankees Cap

Everybody says we hated the Yankees. We didn’t hate the Yankees. We just hated the way they beat us • Al Lopez Did you know the New York Yankees is the MOST successful sports team in ANY sporting discipline in the world? Ever? The Yankees have hands-down won more championships, more trophies and been awarded more MVP’s than any other team in sporting history. Winning 27 World Series titles, 40 American League pennants, and 51 postseason berths in the 112 seasons of their existence. The Yankees have maintained the largest payroll, attracted the most fans, and generated the best revenue in…

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Music by Magpie • Did you know 1988 was the coolest year in music?

April 23, 2018
Music by Magpie • Did you know 1988 was the coolest year in music? Smashing Pumpkins

Did you know that 1988 was 30 years ago… and did you know that 1988 was a REALLY big year for music? In February of 1988 The Beatles, the Beach Boys, The Drifters, Bob Dylan and The Supremes were all inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In March “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson from the Bad Album toped the Billboard Hot 100. It was the first time in History that a Solo Artist had four Number One singles from the same album. Later that year he broke his own record with a 5thNumber one from the…

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The OFS Smart Repair Paint Shop

April 20, 2018
The OFS Smart Repair Paint Shop

The OFS Smart Repair Paint Shop 49 Fritz Stockenstrom street, East End, Bloemfontein ofssmartrepair.co.za Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do • Edgar Degas Welcome to the OFS Smart Repair Paint Shop. Located in one of the city’s top industrial areas, our 5 star Paint Shop is Bloemfontein’s coolest repair hub. Covering more than 1800 m² of our 5200 m² workshop, the OFS Paint Shop is a trendy space of friendly, highly skilled staff and ultra modern top-of-the-line technology and equipment. Did you know:  As a local market leader delivering firsts for over 34 years,…

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Tiffany’s Tips • Did you know 1 0 1?

April 12, 2018
Tiffany's Tips • Did you know

It’s did you know month on Hello Smart Blog And this April we’re bringing you the cold (yes, can you believe it’s almost Winter?), hard facts on all that is skincare. The 1 0 1 – Tiffany’s Tips style. 1. Winter Boosters Surely everyone knows the benefits that Vitamin C offers, but did you know that applying Vitamin C to the skin is 20 times more effective than digesting it! Also did you know that your skin cannot make new Collagen without Vitamin C? Now before you go off rubbing oranges or spritzing juice on your face there is a much easier way:…

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The World Car of the Year winners 2018

April 9, 2018
The World Car of the Year winners 2018 - Volvo XC60

The winners of the World Car of the Year Awards 2018 have been announced at the New York Auto Show. The Volvo XC60 was announced as the overall winner from an initial entry list of 34 vehicles from all over the world – with the Range Rover Velar and Mazda CX‐5 named as runners-up. To be eligible for the overall World Car of the Year award, the candidates must have been available for sale on at least two continents from 1 January 2017 – 31 May 2018. This year, vehicles were selected and voted on by an international jury panel comprised of…

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Just n Motion • Trail running in the Drakensberg

April 5, 2018
Just n Motion • Trail running in the Drakensberg

When trail runners hear of an opportunity to run in the iconic Drakensberg mountain ranges over a 40km trail, it is a challenge very rarely turned down. So we decided to give the latest edition of the KZN trail running series, The Drakensberg Northern Trail, a bash and boy, were we met head on with some of the toughest trail conditions that these mountains could muster! The heavy rains a week prior to the event made underfoot conditions wet, slippery and muddy which made every stride a technical assault on your Salomons! Crossing through mountain streams, running along ridge lines…

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