Today I had the honour of speaking to a “seasoned’’ sports mom. All the men in her life (husband included) play sport while she freezes her butt off on the sideline. How does one make this just a little bit more bearable?

I had to ask her.

Is it possible, and if so how do you survive winter on the side of a sports field?

Fear not moms, supportive girlfriends, fiancé’s, wives and even husbands and dads.

I am here to help you! It’s not very complicated and I do like to help.

How can I, a mere newbie to the “supportive” scene help?

Solution: This is what you need …

  • One flask and a box of chai tea – Woolies have a rooibos chai and we all know how good rooibos is for you. Make the tea to your preference.
  • Put your tea in the flask mixed in with a shot of whisky or old brown sherry. Choose one but really if you want to choose both, who am I to judge?
  • “Wala!” Take your flask and proceed to warm the cockles of your heart.

Some variations for filling up your flask:

Leaving your name on the side of the field is not encouraged here. It might be a good idea to perhaps try this out at your next braai or camp out first.

MODERATION is the key to being invited and not banned from the next sports function. And who knows, you may even make some new friends.

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If you have any tips you’d care to share on how to survive winter on the side of the sports field, please share them with the rest of us! Sharing is caring.


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  2. Yes! Great advice – to invest in yourself and a mug!

    1. heheh thanks and I may have a friend making these 🙂

  3. Had a good chuckle. Love your style of writing.. We can’t try it out because we don’t drink but i have a few friends that would enjoy this approach. #lekkerlinky

    1. hehehe thank you 🙂

  4. 🤣🤣🤣👍🏼 thanks for the tips! I’m always freezing my butt off! Sports or no sports! Time to get myself one of those flasks!


    1. hehehe maybe you could brand some of those flasks 🙂

  5. Ooh I need to give some of these tips to my friend as school rugby season will start soon. Even in her sober state she is a force to reckon with on the side lines #lekkerlinky

    1. Lol. Sharing is caring.

  6. Amarula Coffee is my favourite!

    1. I would never say no to an Amarula coffee 🙂

  7. This would have come in very handy 3 years ago when my son decided to play rugby!

    1. I hope he explores more out door sports for you 🙂

  8. Haha … I like your style! Definitely going to have to keep this in mind in the years to come! 😂

    1. hehehe why thank you 🙂

  9. Ha ha ha! Definitely going to give it a try!

    1. Don’t let me down now 🙂

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