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...
Spa treat at Kievits Kroon

Spa treat at Kievits Kroon

A mere 45 minutes from Sandton a little slice of heaven is located on the 16-hectare Kievits Kroon Country Estate. I was invited to experience Kievits Kroon's spa facilities with a friend, for two hours of spa treatments, a delicious lunch, and full use of the spa's...

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Nescafé launches their Dolce Gusto range in SA

Nescafé launches their Dolce Gusto range in SA

In September Nescafé launched its Dolce Gusto pod system in South Africa. The event paired the coffee variants with delicious mouthfuls of surprising flavours, presented in ways as innovative as their beautiful machines. The product line's pay-off line is "Coffee is...

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Where’d you go, Bernadette?

Where’d you go, Bernadette?

When I grow up, I want to be like Bernadette Fox – I already have the agoraphobic tendencies, but not the brilliant “do-my-own-thing-and-to-hell-with-the-rest” attitude. Also not the virtual assistant in India, but as it turned out, neither did Bernadette. Then again,...

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And the winner of #boozeforblogging is…

And the winner of #boozeforblogging is…

This was fun... probably not so much for Jade and Gerrit as for me 😉 I'd like to thank both of them for contributing, marketing, and generally being good sports. The final numbers are in!       That gives Jade a grand total of 70, and Gerrit 82. Jade's...

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SITC is a war zone: pick your side!

SITC is a war zone: pick your side!

On Wednesday I published two posts, both submitted by colleagues of mine. To make things a little interesting, I told them that I'd give whoever got the most hits on their posts by the end of the month, a bottle of Jack Daniel's Honey. As a result I've created little...

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Little green grasshopper

Little green grasshopper

In a previous post I mentioned that I want to get a grasshopper tattoo, and that I’ll explain why. A friend once thought it is to symbolise my wanderlust, which is a fair and reasonable assumption, but not the first reason I’d provide. I’ve written about my...

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Some of my favourite books

Some of my favourite books

I love books. More than that though, I love stories. My grandfather told us such amazing stories (which probably explains my current affection for audiobooks); my mom bought me loads of comics as a child (better reward than candy, etc.) as well as book/tape read along...

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