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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 »

Rev John Dube

S A Post Office Stamp Issue on Rev. John Dube

In Philately On 23 February 2012 2 Comments

A new stamp issue by the S.A. Post Office on the 22nd February 2012 celebrates the Reverend John Dube, with great design, as always, by Thea Clemons and… Read More »


New Bank Notes Featuring Nelson Mandela

In Interesting Things On 20 February 2012 3 Comments

New bank notes are to be issued later in the year, bearing Nelson Mandela’s face on the front of the note with the big 5 still being featured… Read More »

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New Foodie Forum – Yumsy

In Food On 21 December 2011 1 Comment

Want to know about all the latest foodie happenings, events, gadgets, books and more then go and join the new South African food forum at Yumsy. This is… Read More »

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Chief Albert Luthuli Stamps Issued By SA Post Office

In Philately On 12 December 2011 3 Comments

On the 10th December 2011 the SA Post Office issued a Folder and a sheet of stamps honouring the 50th anniversary of Chief Albert Luthuli, being the first… Read More »


West Coast National Park

In Out & About On 9 December 2011 0 Comments

West Coast National Park is known mainly for the spring flowers that carpet the entire area like a blanket. What is not so well publicised is the wild… Read More »

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UNISA students share the load at

In Interesting Things On 26 November 2011 4 Comments

Students at South Africa’s biggest and oldest distance learning university, UNISA, have taken to the internet to share the burden of part-time studying with a dedicated UNISA forum… Read More »

Pickled Fish

Cape Malay Pickled Fish

In Food On 26 November 2011 14 Comments

Pickled fish is the favourite South African food eaten at Easter time together with Hot Cross Buns.  The recipe was originally devised by Cape Malay fishermen in an… Read More »

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Strandfontein Sewage Works

In Out & About On 26 November 2011 0 Comments

One of the best kept birding secrets in the Western Cape is the Strandfontein sewage works and resting pans. Such a huge variety of sea and water birds,… Read More »

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SA Post Office Celebrates World Post Day

In Philately On 10 October 2011 1 Comment

World Post Day is celebrated around the world on the 9th October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital,… Read More »


Firing of the Noon Day Gun on Signal Hill

In Out & About On 6 October 2011 0 Comments

One of the highlights of Cape Town is the firing of the Noon Day Gun which is accurately fired at exactly 12 noon every day, from the Lion… Read More »

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Avocado magazine to close

In Food On 22 September 2011 10 Comments

I am sure that I am not the only one who is shocked and saddened by the news that Avusa is closing down Avocado magazine. Just yesterday I… Read More »

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Watch the South African version of Come Dine With Me

In Food On 22 September 2011 8 Comments

By now everyone must have watched the BBC food series Come Dine With Me, with those hilarious, jaded and sarcastic remarks by the British actor and narrator, Dave… Read More »

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SA Cape Floral Region Stamp Issue

In Interesting Things On 20 September 2011 0 Comments

The South African Post Office is releasing ten stamps, in one sheet, on the 23rd September 2011. The ten stamps have been designed by artist Tobie Beele, in… Read More »


Make sure you photograph all your memories

In Photography On 17 September 2011 2 Comments

Everyone has memories, moments that stand out in your life, people that were important and special in your life, the everyday things in your life and the technology… Read More »

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Get Ready For Digital TV

In Technology On 15 September 2011 0 Comments

South African television is due to change over from analogue to digital as from April next year. This will mean that all existing viewers with the old bunny… Read More »


Abattoir flies are a great source of protein

In Technology On 13 September 2011 3 Comments

Environmentalist, entrepreneur and visionary, Jason Drew has written a book called The Protein Crunch, revealing the shocking truth about how we, as humans, have abused the world we… Read More »

Moringo tree

Moringa tree brings health to the poor

In Interesting Things On 12 September 2011 44 Comments

The moringa tree is doing real good in South Africa, bringing sustainable business as well as uplifting the health and feeding of communities. The moringa tree, also known… Read More »


Trying for the perfect flower photo

In Photography On 11 September 2011 0 Comments

I find that flowers have the most diverse colours and shapes. I seem to keep taking photos of them and trying to get that perfect shot, somehow the… Read More »


Tomato Bredie, best of the best

In Food On 10 September 2011 0 Comments

Tomato Bredie is one of South Africa’s real gems, slowly cooked it is a richly flavoured meal and the whole house is filled with the most amazing smell…. Read More »