Now you see it. Now you don’t.

Things like this happen to other people. They don’t happen to me. And when other people share their experiences, I’m happy to lend an ear and shoulder to cry on. But, when it happens to me, it comes as a very unwelcome shock. I got pick-pocketed. Or maybe pick-handbagged? I don’t know the right expression […]

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Sometime at Segaia

The city smog was oppressive. The sounds of police sirens and house alarms deafening. It was time. I Googled. I made some calls. I packed the bags. And decamped to the bush. Dragging along 3 teenage boys, 1 tween-ager (is that a word? It should be) and the spouse. We ended up at Segaia Bush […]

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The Kids Day Spa

Pushing out a baby is not something one tends to forget, no matter how many years pass. So, why my daughter’s birthday took me by surprise I don’t know. Well I do, but it’s very unflattering to my time management techniques. I thought I had another week. After making up for lapse of scheduling, I […]

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Have a TAD

In the heart of Maboneng, through a tiny unassuming gate, into a sunny courtyard and behind a darkened glass door lies TAD – The Time Anchor Distillery. That’s where Shanna-Rae and Warrick mix alchemy and science to create some truly unique, small batch, artisan gins, vodkas, rums and whiskeys. As you walk in the door […]

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Consider It Done

Contemplating life without ice-cream was almost to much to bear. Then Consider It Done saved more than the day, quite possible my life and sanity too.

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The Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair

Nirox Foundation

Going to the Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair is like falling down the rabbit hole. There are items that challenge you like the Cheshire Cat – where you’re not quite sure if the artist is laughing at you or not. There are times you wonder if art is just a matter of perspective. There are times when there are no words

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Shaleine on Nola

Get a professional Dr Gobac facial in a beautiful home setting in Buccleuch at Shaleine on Nola.

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A bevy of zookeepers on the loose

I wanted to be a zookeeper and a lion tamer. I also wanted to be a fighter pilot, join a circus and marry a fireman, but things don’t always work out the way you planned at the tender age of 5. Of course, I ended up working in advertising so at least I got the […]

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Puppy loving

I wanted a pet ferret. I really really wanted a pet ferret. Because – seriously? How cute are they? I told my husband that ferrets make excellent pets and that everyone says so. He replied that ferret owners only say that to make you take their ferret. That’s okay. I’m over the ferret thing. Sort […]

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Great Japanese Inventions

Just when you think there’s a gadget for everything, along comes the Japan Trend Shop and blows that out of the water and into the next universe over. Like these deodorized pants for the ladies. Obviously no-one told the designers that women don’t fart, little rainbows sometimes just escape from our bottoms.   Then there […]

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