What’s that old man doing in the park reading a book near my children?

This was a question raised by a concerned mom on a social media platform. To put it further into context, the woman who posted her concerns said: “Lone gentleman in the playground reading a book on a bench. Feel awful to think negatively but a bit odd don’t you think?”

It made me stop and think twice and I was of course intrigued to scroll down and read through the over 74 responses (and counting) made to the question posed about two hours before I wrote this up on my blog.

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Are Cape Town’s playgrounds safe?

After a child gets her leg trapped under a roundabout in Keurboom Park a playground located in Claremont in Cape Town, Mombabbles asks whether enough has been done to prevent the same thing from happening again and if the mother was right to lodge a claim against the City.

12 Child friendly places to visit in Cape Town

Weekdays are usually routine, pure and simple, but weekends are for when you can switch onto ‘cool parent mode’. Here are a list of 10 things that I do or places that I visit on the weekends that keep me sane and the kids entertained.