Monthly Archives: September 2014

Random Kak 2: Living, loving, learning and laughing in South Africa

Somehow I missed the first Random Kak book by Trevor Romain.  I would explain the word kak as shit to foreign readers, but somehow foreign readers aren’t really going to be able to relate to this book which is a … Continue reading

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ThatSoQueer 2014 #trans Festival

UJ is holding its annual ThatSoQueer festival again. The first event for this season is a concert featuring Federico Freschi (baritone) and Christopher Duigan (piano) on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at 19:30 at the UJ Arts Centre at the Auckland … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah

So my friend, Mandi Friedman, the owner/manager of Indulgence Cafe in Northcliff, invited us to her Rosh Hashanah dinner.  She has been concerned at the recent onslaught of anti-semeticism which has arisen in recent months with the Israel/Gaza tensions. She … Continue reading

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Planes: Fire & Rescue

I’m the emergency services type, so I wanted to see Dusty Crophopper, the hero of the movie, go on to become a successful firefighting plane, saving lives and making me feel good.  Planes:  Fire & Rescue, a 2014 animated adventure … Continue reading

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Food “holiday” – white chocolate day 22 September

White chocolate.  There is no such thing as white chocolate from a purist’s point of view, although the presence of cocoa butter is sufficiently close to chocolate to allow products made with cocoa butter to be called “chocolate”.  It is … Continue reading

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Kitty Phetla is a South African Icon

On 21 September 2014 at 20h27 on SABC3, the acclaimed series 21 ICONS South Africa will feature the eighth icon of its second season: award-winning ballerina, choreographer and model Kitty Phetla. Adrian Steirn, photographer and filmmaker pays tribute to South … Continue reading

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1000 Feel Good Mornings with Expresso

I remember the morning when Expresso started.  There was quite a buzz in the country. Four years later, Expresso has built a strong following of people who enjoy its mix of celebrities, health, food, decor and great entertainment as they wake … Continue reading

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Gearing up for the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz

The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival has moved to the Sandton Convention Centre with its expected crowd of more than 30 000 patrons.  It takes place from 25 to 27 September 2014.  This world class international festival brings in … Continue reading

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A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man is a spy thriller based on the novel by John le Carré.  Directed by Anton Corbin it is a 2014 movie starring Philip Seymour Hoffman (Günther Bachman), Rachel McAdams (Annabel Richter) , Grigoriy Dobrygin (Issa Karpov), Willem … Continue reading

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What not to eat on a first date … The Link SABC1

When I was a young girl getting ready for my first date my mother sat me down and told me what foods never to order in public, especially on a date, never mind a first date.  They include anything messy … Continue reading

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