Monthly Archives: September 2013

Henry Cole in World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides (South Africa)

There are few things as exciting as taking to the open road on a motorcycle. Travel Channel, DStv Channel 179 recognises that and brings the world a series of five one hour shows featuring Henry Coles riding through South Africa … Continue reading

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Sexpo 2013 at Nasrec

The Sexual Revolution began in the 1960s when the Pill separated sex from procreation, leading to an increased acceptance of sex outside of traditional heterosexual monogamous relationships, especially marriage.  By the time that South Africa became a democratic country in … Continue reading

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Taste of Joburg, a foodie paradise

So I finally make it to the festival most of my friends have been raving about for six years! Yes, Taste of Joburg, part of MTN’s Go Big Festival at Montecasino. I now see what the fuss is about. Taste … Continue reading

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Behind the candelabra, a movie about the King of Bling

Title:  Behind the Candelabra Director: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Michael Douglas (Liberace), Matt Damon (Scott Thorson), Dan Aykroyd (Seymour Heller) and Debbie Reynolds (Frances Liberace)                                 … Continue reading

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The Testament of Mary

There are surely few of my regular readers who are unaware of the fact that I label myself a practicing Christian, albeit Christianity of a liberal rather than a fundamentalist nature where my liberal stance finds its place in the … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, Mixael de Kock

Dearest Mixael You were not an old friend of mine – in fact our friendship was at that nascent stage between acquaintanceship and friendship.  We were just learning to know one another’s innermost thoughts, histories and just starting to create … Continue reading

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The Good Food and Wine Show 2013

The Good Food and Wine Show is not new to Johannesburg, yet I have never been before. What changed to make me attend? Well, the publicist for the Good Food and Wine Show started sending me promotional material and then … Continue reading

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Braai Day and a semi-cute story about my niece …

So my niece was in primary school, I can’t remember the year or even her grade. I can barely remember which niece it was. Heritage Day (24 September) was approaching. The little darlings were obviously being prepared for this important … Continue reading

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World Rhino Day and I stand helplessly by and watch

22 September 2013 marks the 4th World Rhino Day. I wish I could do more for the plight of the rhinos that a silly blog post about a silly World Rhino Day, but like most of the rest of the … Continue reading

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Government to ban alcohol ads?

More government interference in South Africa! This time it is a bill which has been passed and is now in the period for public comment. We are rapidly becoming a nanny state and I, for one, don’t particularly like it. … Continue reading

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