This is what you do when you’re offered a trip away (#LGExperience)

March 18, 2014

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Dear Max

A few weeks ago LG offered me the chance to take part in an experience (the #LGExperience), any experience, that I would document with an LG smartphone. It took me about three seconds (okay, maybe just two) to say yes – I have a G2 phone which I reviewed highly, and here was a chance to choose and experience something cool.

LG liked the idea of a mom-and-kid getaway, so I invited Aviva and Levi, and Jeanette and Jonathan with us. Let me say here that it’s pretty remarkable that as moms we get on well as friends, and that the three of you boys are a great trio. It’s something I value so much, and it’s one of the best things to come out of school.

And so our organising began, via our Whatsapp group for something that suited our diaries, interests and budget and after much Googling, emailing establishments and replies of “sorry, we’re fully booked”, we opted for a night at Maropeng Hotel at the Cradle of Humankind, followed by a day at the museum and the Wonder Caves.

And oh what a time we had.

There was driving

We had a cool drive in Aviva’s new car where we played “I Spy”, snacked (there was no shortage with these two Jewish moms), played and set “rules” for the time away – no fighting, no competitiveness, and no shouting.

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“Are we there yet?” (PS: You’re wearing your Purim crown)

There was beautiful scenery

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There was play

Disclaimer: While it looks like you only played on the iPad, I promise there was running around, hide and seek, boardgames and swimming too.

PS: The three of you shared two iPads amazingly well, and there were less fights over them than one would expect (only three).

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Campfire (kinda) songs

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Love them hotel slippers

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There was bonding

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There was eating and drinking

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“Cheers Mommeeee”. “Cheers Max”

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There were selfies

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There were my friends creating LG branding 

Disclaimer: This was unscripted and unasked-for.

Bless my friends!

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Um, not sure what this is?

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There was an amazing night’s sleep

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New Woolies Minnie Mouse pyjamas for the occasion

There was running

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There was learning and adventure

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The Maropeng guide’s name was Maropeng. True story

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“According to my map, we are here”

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A snake on the path (apparently it was of the safe variety)

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In Nelson Mandela’s handprints

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There was shopping

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And then there was us

More significant than anything our weekend offered, were the people who shared it with us…

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Thanks Max and our new friends for a very special time and fuelling new memories that we will hopefully repeat, or else speak about them over wine one day.

Thanks to LG for the experience, for connecting us this way, and for the tool with which to share our getaway.

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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1 Comment

  • shane

    its always nice to read your stories and see your great photos and read of your weekly events. Its nice LG have sponsored you and lets hope more companies come to your blog
    take care you and max
    shane

    April 24, 2014 at 11:50 am Reply
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