Behind The Scenes November 2023 – Plus Giveaway

November 2023 buzzed with activity as I navigated my kids final exams, concluding my online SEO course, and managing the whirlwind of activities marking the school year’s end. Juggling studies, last-minute assignments, and the excitement of forthcoming holidays made it an exhilarating yet challenging month.

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November 2023

Finished My SEO Course

I finished my university of cape town course on Search Engine Optimisation online through GetSmarter. It was a challenging yet intensely rewarding experience. I got my provisional marks back recently and I’m super proud to say I got 94% overall. Juggling kids exams, school holidays, being sick, managing a household and work was tough but I am so glad I went ahead and did it. It has been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I’m pleased to say I’ve already started working with my first client and it is super exciting!


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The Exam Struggle Is Real

I’m not sure what it was about this year, but it has felt like this fourth term has been harder and more stressful than any other year to date. The term was packed with assessments and activities, with my daughter going on her first school camp and my son having a minor surgical procedure.

I have not had a moment to catch my breathe from day my kids started their third terms until now and I am so grateful that my kids are now done and dusted with everything for the year. Prizegiving was yesterday and we will be receiving their reports today.

I haven’t even thought about stationery or text books for next year, but I will get to that as soon as I can rest a bit and rejuvenate!


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Festive Season Plans

Tomorrow I’m throwing an early birthday party for my son, his 10th birthday is on the 20th of December. I’m going to be baking up a storm this afternoon! On Sunday we are going to visit my parents for about a week at their farm in Swellendam. When we get back home we are planning to have a quiet holiday at home until school starts, and I will have plenty of time to prepare for the new school year then.

Coupon Codes And Competitions

I’ve got a few competitions running on my blog, you can check them out here. I’ve also got some discount codes from companies that you can access here. You can also access both these pages from my website’s main menu.

December 2023 Top Fan Hamper

Win December 2023 #KaboutijeTopFan Hamper

The December 2023 hamper for the #KaboutjieTopFan competition includes the following items:

  • Hada Labo eye & mouth corrector cream
  • Happy Event firming cream
  • The Papery journal
  • Robertson Winery Chapel Sweet Red Wine
  • Foam bath
  • Nestle Smarties slab of chocolate

Steps To Follow To Enter This Giveaway

Make sure to follow both steps below to enter this giveaway. The more you engage the better your chances of being chosen as my #KaboutjieTopFan for this month.

  1. Enter Your Details Into The Form Below
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  • Comment on at least one other blog post - the more blog posts you comment on the better your chances of winning!

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The winner will be announced on our competitions page - this competition is open from:

08 December to 31 December 2o23

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  1. Doria Cucciolillo

    Awesome gift, holding thumbs! Ps: love your blog!

  2. Look forward to reading your blog.

  3. awesome blog! I look forward to following you and listening to your content
    awesome prize hampers!!

  4. I have a very sweet tooth, and I love writing almost every thing down, unwinding and relaxing with some glass of wine after a long long day would be great… loving this giveaway for mom

  5. Would love to win this awesome prize!

  6. Enjoy your blog so much and midnight mommy club is my favourite

  7. What an interesting and informative blog!

  8. Suzanne Marietjie Potgieter

    Congrats on finishing your SEO course! I’ve been looking at doing some courses next year, do you know if GetSmarter does marketing courses and do you recommend them?

    • Yes they definitely do marketing courses too, I looked at them and they look good. I might do some in the future. Yes I was happy with GetSmarter.

  9. Congratulations on completing the UCT online course with flying colours

  10. Congratulations on completing your SEO course you should be so proud. I took the time to check out the Coupon codes and joined there was an immediate cash back looking forward to loads of savings. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

    • Thanks Natasha, completing that course really was awesome and I’m really looking forward to implementing everything I’ve learned! Enjoy the savings 🙂

  11. I loved your interactive live always a pleasure to join in and get great trips from you.

  12. Lynne you are truly an inspirational person

  13. Lois Carol Wessels

    Love your blog – always inspirational and interesting – thank you

  14. Awesome gift… Nice gift for December

  15. I also hate the last term of the year, it is too busy and stressful. I’m so grateful my kids are finished the year, it was very chaotic. Now comes the scramble to get ready for Christmas and school next year.

    • Yep I’m with you Riana, I have not even started thinking about Christmas or back to school yet, I better get started asap or I will be in trouble!

  16. This would be nice to have . I would really love to win this hamper.

  17. This would be nice to have . I would really love to win this hamper.

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