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About moirads

Clergy person, theatre and music lover, avid reader, foodie. Basically, I write about what I do, where I go and things I love (or hate).

God bless us, everyone!

Last night I had my first Christmas 2017 gig.  It was the official opening of the delightful A Seussified Christmas Carol at the National Children’s Theatre in Parktown. One of the most famous of all Christmas reads is the Charles … Continue reading

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Orient – restaurant review

Orient is a large, stylish, elegant eatery at 4 The High Street, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.  It has just been (November 2017) revamped in terms of décor and it is tres chic with bright, clean lines and a contemporary feel. Asia … Continue reading

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Laughing Matters

I am an Alan Committie fan.  He has a quick wit and great take on so many of life’s ordinary things, with a very marked absence of the general political humour (well, Zuma is funny) which characterises so much South … Continue reading

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Symphony Seasons for JPO

I know that it is a cliché to say “I don’t know where the time went”, but this is the reality of this time for me.  We are already halfway through the four week symphony season of the Johannesburg Philharmonic … Continue reading

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Field Guide to Succulents – review

Title: Field Guide to Succulents in Southern Africa Authors: Gideon F. Smith, Neil R. Crouch, Estrela Figueiredo Publisher: Struik Nature Year: May 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 464 Recommended Selling Price: R350 ISBN 978 1775843672 Those of us who were born … Continue reading

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Zuill Bailey on cello for JMS

The October recital for the Johannesburg Musical Society featured Zuill Bailey on cello, together with Bryan Wallick on piano.  It was a dark and stormy night but the auditorium was respectably full, with people really not wanting to miss the … Continue reading

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Bourbon tasting

One of the highlights of the Whisky and Spirits Live festival at Sandton Convention Centre on 8-10 November 2017 is the opportunity to taste a variety of bourbons – a chance not to be missed. What is bourbon, and how … Continue reading

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