Monthly Archives: September 2016

Sweatshop Challenge to raise awareness about human slavery

Media Release Sweatshop Challenge to raise awareness about human slavery Did you know that there are more slaves in the world today than at any other time in history?  This is a statement according to the United Nations.  On the … Continue reading

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A United Kingdom (Movie)

Today, 30 September 2016, Botswana celebrates fifty years of independence from Britain A United Kingdom is an epic film based on the true story of the sweeping interracial love that shook the British establishment between the first president of Botswana, … Continue reading

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Celebrate Christmas without the fuss

My late ex-mother-in-law wasn’t a great cook.  She didn’t enjoy it.  While I was married I discovered the great custom of having Christmas lunch at a restaurant or hotel.  Easier, quicker, with no dishes to do while one is full … Continue reading

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Tea with Moosa Manjra

Venue:  Craft, Parkhurst.  (R29 for organic African blend tea).  Trendy, expensive.  Not wheelchair friendly. Great service. “And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.”  So says Deuteronomy 10:19, scriptures sacred to Judaism … Continue reading

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Your Bucket List

150 Must-Do Experiences in Southern Africa This exhilarating book published by Map Studio gives a list of 150 things to do om Southern Africa.  As might be expected from Map Studio, they are grouped first by country. but then into … Continue reading

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Planning a wedding in South Africa

This is one of the best wedding planner books I have encountered.  It gives great advice. It is available free online or in printed form (not free). Rev Stephen van Basten is a good friend of mine, and I have … Continue reading

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Sounds of the African Bush

There are few people who know me reasonably well who are unaware of my love affair with the African bush.  I head off to the Kruger National Park, or some other bushveld reserve whenever I can afford it, which is … Continue reading

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The Fancy Dancer

The classic novel by Patricia Nell Warren. So the other day I was browsing my own bookshelves for a novel (I don’t have many novels because I haven’t, up until fairly recently, read many of them).  I found The Fancy … Continue reading

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Danger is Everywhere

Title:  Danger is Everywhere Subtitle:A Handbook for Avoiding Danger Author:  David O’Doherty Illustrations:  Chris Judge Publisher:  Puffin Books (Penguin Random House South Africa) Year:  2014 Genre:  Humour Format:  Soft cover ISBN: 978-0-141-35415-6 A clever but very wacky book of humour.  … Continue reading

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The perfect gift for a baby shower

Those of us who don’t have children sometimes get baby shower presents (and baby presents) hideously wrong. This book on teaching baby colours is, however, a very good gift to tuck into the parcel, perhaps with some baby toiletries and … Continue reading

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