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...
Bees ensure that KOO butter beans are more monate

Bees ensure that KOO butter beans are more monate

I am not a fan of beans. In fact, the only kind I'll happily and willingly consume is green beans. When KOO recently gave me a tin of butter beans I had the grand idea of making butter bean mash and visited Nigella's site for an easy recipe. I could, however, not...

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Ginger & Fig – honest, delicious food

Ginger & Fig – honest, delicious food

I finally got around to visiting Ginger & Fig in Pretoria, which recently celebrated its first birthday. My brother, nephew and I visited them for brunch. While their menu seemed a little exotic for my nephew, he was thoroughly impressed with their homemade...

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The Perfect Cup – the perfect way to start a Saturday

The Perfect Cup – the perfect way to start a Saturday

The wonderful people at Zomato recently gave me a voucher to The Perfect Cup in Parkview. I love how they (the Zomato-ites) always introduce me to places I haven’t been to before. So on Saturday morning, I decided to treat myself and my neighbour, Pam, to breakfast at...

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Gimme coffee!

Gimme coffee!

Fridays are lazy days for me to blog, so maybe I'll stick to Infographic Friday. I'm avoiding caffeine today because in treating one of my three major health issues, I've triggered another. Fortunately I keep my  C8H10N4O2 consumption to a minimum to avoid triggering...

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Planning some comfort snacking this weekend?

Planning some comfort snacking this weekend?

Found this cool interactive infographic on how your favourite treats rank in terms of fat, carbs, and calories. It's not a guilt-trip, it's just a nifty goody I wanted to share (someone pass the chocolate cake and beer, thanks! :)). Fat or Fiction infographic by...

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Review Jo’burg restaurants and score with Zomato

Review Jo’burg restaurants and score with Zomato

If you enjoy discovering new restaurants and sharing your experience with others, you should check out Zomato - an online restaurant guide that was founded in Delhi in 2008, and now also includes Johannesburg in it's areas of service. Although listings are done by the...

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