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How To Survive Winter On The Side Of A Sports Field

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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  • Melissa Javan
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 9:39 am

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

    • Chanene
      Posted April 17, 2018 at 11:11 am

      heheh thanks and I may have a friend making these 🙂

  • Sade
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 7:55 am

    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

  • Marishka
    Posted April 12, 2018 at 7:22 pm

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


    • Chanene
      Posted April 16, 2018 at 10:26 am

      hehehe maybe you could brand some of those flasks 🙂

  • Noleen Miller
    Posted April 9, 2018 at 7:50 am

    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

  • Carly Crawford
    Posted April 7, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Amarula Coffee is my favourite!

    • Chanene
      Posted April 9, 2018 at 7:36 am

      I would never say no to an Amarula coffee 🙂

  • ChevsLife
    Posted September 21, 2017 at 6:33 pm

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

    • Chanene
      Posted September 27, 2017 at 8:54 am

      I hope he explores more out door sports for you 🙂

  • MomOfTwoLittleGirls
    Posted July 5, 2017 at 2:55 pm

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

  • Robyn
    Posted June 19, 2017 at 2:31 pm

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

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