A new year and back to school

The joy of squeezing out the last drop of toothpaste

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We humans enjoy the feeling of finishing stuff, completing things. Packing away or discarding something that is totally used up and done with - like a tired tube of toothpaste, or the year 2019.

But as good as it is to finish something, the added benefit is of course the promise of something brand new around the corner.

And who doesn’t love a fresh start. A new, blank page, an opportunity to prepare and be ready for all the new year brings. I’m not just referring to our good intentions at the beginning of each new year (like finally fitting into our old thin clothes, giving up drinking, smoking, swearing, Fb stalking and road rage or finding inner peace... or even just a piece of ourselves).

All parents know how crisp and clean a new school year starts. New books, covered neatly, new stationery. New school programmes and schedules, new hopes to keep everything together this year and finish all projects on time.

There is something magical about something new - a new day and a new year is refreshing and inspiring. But so is taking a new piece of soap out of its packaging. Or in my case, cracking open a new bottle of wine. We humans love unopened, yet to be explored stuff. A new love interest, but also gifts, chocolates or a brand new year.

A new school year is exciting and challenging for parents and children alike - and in 2020 you don’t have to face it alone -  Ferndale on Republic is launching a peanut butter and jam-packed Back to School campaign with lots of prizes and extras!

If you spend as little as R150 you will be entered into a competition where you can win up to R25 000 towards your school fees and school. There will be photo opportunities for shoppers to take their first day of school photos from 16 January to 2 February 2020.

So for some Back to School inspiration - hop, skip and jump over to Ferndale on Republic and make it fun for everyone!

For more info check out Ferndale on Republic’s Facebook page, email them on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 011 886 0663.

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