We find that a great way to ‘recharge’ is by giving back in some form. And a favourite charity that we’ve supported for years is the Santa Shoebox Project. It’s so easy to contribute something that makes a huge difference in a needy child’s life. It doesn’t cost the earth, it’s easy to make a pledge online and if you get your own children involved then it’s a teaching opportunity too.

We roped in our niece and spent a happy day shopping, wrapping and packing. Please consider selecting a child and making up a personal shoebox for Christmas. We know times are tough but every single box pledged gets them closer to their goal. Also if you don’t have time to shop and wrap shoeboxes then you can pledge a virtual box for only R400 online. Do it NOW and ‘share the joy of giving’.