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...
Nothing ODD about making friends

Nothing ODD about making friends

The last time I stayed in Jo’burg I ventured to Greenside one Saturday morning in a quest to find a strange little place I’ve heard a lot about: ODD Café. With items like "Avocado Milkshake" and "Red Velvet Burger" on the menu, it’s not difficult to figure out the...

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Depression does not have an on/off switch

Depression does not have an on/off switch

I found this through the wonderful invention that is Twitter and thought it was a very accurate way to explain depression. If you don't have to fight demons every day - even with the help of medication and therapy - you will still not understand the struggle that some...

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A song for so many people

A song for so many people

I've been chatting with an awesome lady on Twitter for a while now, and she posts a song on her blog every Sunday. I guess I'm doing the copycat thing with Music Mondays, but generally I don't have time to write a proper blog post on the first day of the work week -...

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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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Good wine and beautiful glassware, I’ll toast to that

Good wine and beautiful glassware, I’ll toast to that

Riedel glassware is all about bringing out the best in your beverages. The shape of their products ensures you can fully enjoy the aroma and flavour of your wine. The company has researched grape varietals and stress that using the right wine tool is a must to...

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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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What your Twitter Bio really means

What your Twitter Bio really means

I still haven't met @PopcornCandi (despite being in the same venue at least twice this year!), and I've just started following her blog. I LOVE Twitter, and this post made me snort coffee all over my laptop. After reading this I looked at my bio again, and yes, it is...

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How to have coffee with an influencer (or me)

How to have coffee with an influencer (or me)

Although I've been following (and chatting with) Debby Edelstein on Twitter for a while, I still haven't met her in person. She shares some great tips on building a strong network and the law of meeting karma. Thanks for allowing me to share this, Debby! Related...

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