June book review recap
In June, I worked my way through a few audiobooks supplied by various publishers through NetGalley. So here's what I read and what I thought. I reread John le Carré's classic novels about the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage. It's been acclaimed as...
Dirty Dozen Book Reviews
I've collected short reviews of the last twelve audiobooks I listened to through Netgalley and decided it's time to share them. I hope you enjoy and grab a copy of those that pique your attention. "Fatal First Edition" by Jenn McKinlay is the latest addition to the...
Step into my Slippers on 31 May 2024
Slipper Day, Reach For A Dream's biggest fundraiser, returns on 31 May 2024, promising a day filled with warmth, generosity, and fun - all in support of children with life-threatening illnesses. This year, Reach For A Dream and their partners bring you the chance to...
Ten Things About Champagne
There are ten essential insights into the world of Champagne to prepare you for the upcoming Johannesburg Cap Classique, Champagne & Bubbles Festival, slated for May 17th and 18th at the Inanda Polo Club in Sandton. Protected Origins: Only wines crafted within the...
The Swedish Lady

The Swedish Lady

Made with nightshade gin and Swedish cider, this is my Svedese Bella Donna cocktail and very delicious! Cheers! https://www.instagram.com/p/B-XNmnrJUpK/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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The Blue Minky

The Blue Minky

Sticking with the blueberry theme, I made a new cocktail inspired by one of Grant's mom's dogs. She's Jasper's sister and cute as a button. You can only tickle her underside - even just reaching for her back or head has her running off. Apparently, years ago Minky...

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The baking starts

The baking starts

Everyone probably baked at least one thing during the lockdown. If you had flour and eggs you baked. Or you added them to your list for your next essential grocery outing. I'd made sure to get the ingredients for these blueberry muffins. Grant loves blueberry muffins,...

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Gin gimlet

Gin gimlet

I'm in a very fortunate position during this lockdown. I have wide-open spaces and can take a walk down to the river without breaking the rules, and more importantly, as far as some people are concerned, I have a pretty substantial stockpile of gin, particularly...

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Stucken sample – Cedarberg 1

Stucken sample – Cedarberg 1

Just before lockdown - literally the last day of "freedom" I picked up the pack of samples from Stucken Yarn I'd ordered. Inside there are mini skeins of nine different yarns available from Stucken Yarn. This yarn is merino (occasionally mixed with other natural...

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It’s started

It’s started

Lockdown started in South Africa at midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020. I decided we should start the day/lockdown deliciously and whipped out a bagel and bacon breakfast. Also coffee, of course, and some few fruit to make sure we don't get scurvy while avoiding the...

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