How to start a blog (and make money doing it) in 2017/18

In Technology On 2 July 2017 1 Comment

You’ve heard of blogging, vlogging (video blogging – you’ve probably watched more YouTube vloggers than you realise), and even flogging (blogs set up specifically to sell products and… Read More »


How much are you spending on electricity every month?

In Technology On 4 October 2015 0 Comments

So we haven’t had any load shedding in weeks and I think we are being lulled into a false sense of security. We are about to go into… Read More »

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KaleidaCam An IOS App That Creates Beauty

In Technology On 20 April 2015 0 Comments

The KaleidaCam App is such great fun just like the old Kaleidoscopes we used to have back in the day. It is presently free in the App store… Read More »

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SAPO Commemorates The 8th World Congress Of Nephrology

In Philately On 3 April 2015 0 Comments

The South African Post Office will issue a set of five stamps and a commemorative envelope on 3 April 2015 to commemorate the World Congress of Nephrology. The… Read More »

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Four Of The World’s Most Beautiful Gardens Right Here In SA’s Back Yard

In Gardening On 28 March 2015 0 Comments

The Gardener’s Garden is a collection of the world’s most outstanding and beautiful gardens, taken from every continent and South Africa has four homegrown Gardens listed. The Gardener’s… Read More »

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Have You Ever Considered Writing Short Stories?

In Technology On 20 March 2015 0 Comments

Have you ever considered writing short stories, you know, those interesting stories passed down in your family for generations. Stories of your own personal experiences or stories that… Read More »

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Carp Dying In Strandfontein

In Out & About On 13 March 2015 0 Comments

Whilst visiting Strandfontein Sewage Works we noticed that their were number of large dead carp in the settling ponds. We then went on to Facebook and saw that… Read More »

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Sacred Spaces

In Interesting Things On 12 March 2015 1 Comment

This is a blog that I wrote many years ago but which I think is still so relevant today so I decided to re-post it. There are many… Read More »

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Animal Poaching Awareness

In Philately On 3 March 2015 0 Comments

Raising awareness of the poaching plight. Animal poaching is an increasing global phenomenon. In Southern Africa, poaching has increased at an alarming rate. The situation has become so… Read More »

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March Lily, The Naked Lady

In Gardening On 14 February 2015 2 Comments

The March Lily, (also known as “Naked Ladies, due to their bare stems”) gets its name due to the fact that it normally flowers in the Western Cape… Read More »

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South African Aviation Corps Centenary 1915-2015

In Philately On 5 February 2015 0 Comments

To commemorate the centenary of the SAAC, the South African Post Office will issue a set of five stamps and a commemorative envelope. Designed by Lize-Marie Dreyer, the… Read More »

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Hout Bay The Beauty Of The Coast

In Out & About On 4 March 2014 0 Comments

Hout bay is a stunning little Fisherman’s village just about a 20 minute drive from the centre of the city with some of the best views on earth… Read More »

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World Design Capital 2014 Cape Town – A Well-deserved Achievement

In Interesting Things On 19 February 2014 0 Comments

Cape Town is more than just a city of breathtaking beauty and leisure tourism; it also brims with creative talent and is widely known as South Africa’s arts… Read More »


Breathtaking Colour Of The African Purple Swamphen

In Wildlife On 30 January 2014 0 Comments

The African Purple Swamphen, (previously known as the Purple Gallinule) Afrikaans name : Grootkoningriethaan, is a strange looking bird that reminds one of prehistoric times. It has feet… Read More »


SAPO Stamp Program For 2014

In Philately On 14 January 2014 0 Comments

Well we start the new Year off with a program of a lucky 13 issues for this year. This is the program at present but it is soon… Read More »

South African National Bird – The Blue Crane

In Wildlife On 24 December 2013 0 Comments

We are so lucky to be able to see these magnificent birds in the agricultural fields of the Western Cape, right now many of the birds have young… Read More »

Waders of the Western Cape

In Wildlife On 6 December 2013 0 Comments

Each year, in summer, the Western Cape is visited by many waders, sandpipers, curlews and godwits all visiting from the far northern colder climates. They can be seen… Read More »

Silkworms Still Around And Popular As Ever

In Interesting Things On 6 November 2013 16 Comments

Do you remember having silkworms when you were young? Fascinating watching these wriggly worms chomp their way through the mulberry leaves, growing faster than you can imagine and… Read More »

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Achievements of the South African Post Office – Still delivering whatever it takes

In Philately On 8 October 2013 0 Comments

The history of South African postal services can be traced back more than 500 years when the captain of a Portuguese ship, Petro D’Ataide, placed a letter in… Read More »

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The Spotted Eagle Owls Have Two Owlets

In Wildlife On 8 October 2013 0 Comments

The Spotted Eagle Owls have been breeding at Kirstenbosch for many years now and seem oblivious to the many visitors and tourists peering in at them. Some folk… Read More »