Happy National Food Day 2012

In Food On 24 October 2012 0 Comments

Today National Food Day is being celebrated in America with the main purpose being to promote a better food system. They are calling on all food movement leaders,… Read More »


Annual Cape Dairy Experience

In Out & About On 22 October 2012 0 Comments

Because so many people really enjoyed this event and due to popular demand, this event will be on again on Friday the 2nd of November from 10:00 to… Read More »


SAPO portrays 360 years since the arrival of the Dutch at the Cape

In Philately On 22 October 2012 0 Comments

360 years since the arrival of the Dutch at the Cape: portraying Krotoa On 6 April 1652, Jan van Riebeeck, a commander in the Dutch East India Company… Read More »

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S A Post Office recognises the 11 Field Postal Unit

In Interesting Things On 22 October 2012 0 Comments

In recognition of the services rendered by 11 Field Postal Unit, the South African Post Office will issue a set of 10 stamps and two first-day covers on… Read More »


Birding big day

In Interesting Things On 19 October 2012 0 Comments

BirdLife South Africa will be having their annual recording of birds event. This is done to increase awareness of the birds in your area, a countrywide count of… Read More »


Yumsy launches as a social pinboard for food

In Food, Technology On 18 October 2012 2 Comments

For foodies who can’t get enough of paging through supermarket mags and scouring slow/organic food markets in your city for something scrumptious, Yumsy will tempt your taste buds… Read More »


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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »


The Other Side of the Fence: Part 2

In Interesting Things On 13 April 2012 3 Comments

Carol is a guest blogger on Everything, sharing her thoughts and dreams of returning to South Africa for a year after emigrating to New Zealand over 20 years… 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 »


On the other side of the fence: the diary of a South African expat in New Zealand coming back to SA for a year

In Interesting Things On 29 March 2012 7 Comments

Carol is a guest blogger on Everything, sharing her thoughts and dreams of returning to South Africa for a year after emigrating to New Zealand over 20 years… Read More »

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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 »