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A Murder Mystery Evening at Winchester Mansions

In Interesting Things On 9 October 2012 0 Comments

Since watching the movie Clue, with all the quirky characters and dark plots, I have been hooked on murder mysteries. I have probably read and watched all the… Read More »


What I’m going to plant in the garden this month

In Gardening On 8 October 2012 0 Comments

I feel like the spring bug has bitten me and I have all this renewed energy, just from the few rays of sun we have enjoyed in the… Read More »


Baby Big 5 Stamp Issue by SA Post Office

In Philately On 2 October 2012 0 Comments

For some reason, I seem to have missed the issuing of these really beautiful stamps, so to put matters right I am putting this up now, they were… Read More »


Century City Natural Goods Market

In Out & About On 1 October 2012 0 Comments

Century City has some real hidden assets, like the Central Park. On the last Sunday of every month, they hold a Natural Goods market in Central Park. The… Read More »

Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables

Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables in September

In Food On 18 September 2012 0 Comments

September is Spring in South Africa and the best way to save money is to buy fruit and vegetables that are in season. They are usually plentiful and… Read More »

Sea View

Spring Wild Flowers at the West Coast National Park

In Out & About On 19 August 2012 0 Comments

Tucked away in a corner of the West Coast National Park is an area called Postberg. Postberg is only opened in August and September of each year. It… Read More »

Milktart slice

Milk Tart

In Food On 19 August 2012 1 Comment

Milk Tart or Melktert is a delicious South African dessert adapted from our Dutch heritage. In the old days it was flavoured with naartjie peel to add flavour… Read More »

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Commercial and Medicinal Plants – SAPO new stamp release

In Philately On 3 May 2012 1 Comment

Commercial and Medicinal Plants Goodness from Mother Earth, a new stamp release by the South African Post Office for the 15th May 2012. It is a beautifully designed… Read More »


Ouma Hot Cross Bun Flavoured Rusks

In Food On 13 April 2012 6 Comments

Wow! The well known Ouma Rusk brand has just released a limited edition of Hot Cross Bun flavoured rusks. This means that when you sit back with your… Read More »

Canon 60Da astrophotography of Orion nebula

Take photos of the stars and other astronomical bodies with the new Canon 60Da

In Technology On 11 April 2012 0 Comments

Other than bird photography, it’s not often that photographers find themselves looking up to take a photo. Until now that is, thanks to Canon’s second foray into the… Read More »

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In Out & About On 4 April 2012 0 Comments

Franschhoek, one of the oldest towns in the Republic of South Africa, nestles in a valley, surrounded by the Franschhoek mountains in the Cape Winelands area just a… Read More »

Neighbourgoods market

Neighbour Goods Markets

In Food On 24 March 2012 0 Comments

The Neighbour Goods Market is held every Saturday from 9am to 2pm in The Old Biscuit Mill in Salt River. It features gourmet foods, artisan breads, fresh vegetables,… Read More »

George Pemba

SA Post Office Issues Artist George Pemba Stamps

In Philately On 23 March 2012 0 Comments

On 2nd April the SA Post Office will be issuing a set of stamps commemorating 100 years of the internationally recognised artist George Pemba. The SA Post office… Read More »

Kalk Bay changing booths

Kalk Bay

In Out & About On 21 March 2012 0 Comments

Kalk Bay is a quaint and picturesque village situated on the East coast just south of Cape Town. The village has fantastic views with Whales coming in close… Read More »


I Am An African

In Interesting Things On 19 March 2012 0 Comments

Thabo Mbeki’s speech to the nation on 8th May 1996 has to be one of the most stirring speeches ever made. It speaks of a people and a… Read More »

Cycle Tour 2012

Cape Argus – Pick n Pay Cycle Tour 2012

In Out & About On 8 March 2012 0 Comments

Cape Argus, Pick n Pay Cycle tour is an annual event over a gruelling 109 kilometres of the most beautiful scenery in the world. The event starts in… Read More »



In Food On 4 March 2012 0 Comments

Sosaties or kebabs as they would be more commonly known, are an age old South African favourite for braais or grills. Any meat could be used here but… Read More »

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

In Out & About On 3 March 2012 1 Comment

Kirstenbosch botanical garden is situated at the foot of Table mountain, in what has to be one of the most stunning views ever. It covers over 500 hectares… Read More »

Ibis flying

Intaka Island Bird Sanctuary

In Out & About On 26 February 2012 0 Comments

Intaka Island (Intaka meaning bird in isiXhosa), is one of those best kept secrets that one discovers by accident. It is located within Century City in Cape Town,… Read More »

Bobtail Dog Biscuits

Bobtail Iced Dog Biscuits

In Interesting Things On 26 February 2012 0 Comments

This week we were introduced to Bobtail Iced Biscuits. Some really cool looking biscuit treats for dogs that are made from dog friendly ingredients. The ingredients are: wheat… Read More »