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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

A book of biographies of one hundred inspirational women beautifully illustrated bye sixty different artists from around the world, three of the illustrations by two South African artists. The writers and artists are all women.  The work is meant to … Continue reading

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon’s first novel, Everything Everything, is about a “bubble girl” – a young woman, Maddie, who is basically allergic to everything.  She lives in her own little sterile world and, miraculously, finds love with a neighbour, Ollie.  Is this … Continue reading

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Patron Saint of Coffee house owners and keepers

Today’s fascinating, but utterly useless, food fact – 16 April is the Feast of Saint Drogo, patron of coffee house owners and keepers. Actually, Saint Drogo’s lifestoy offers no clue how he got to be the patron saint of coffee … Continue reading

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Taste the Little Karoo, by Beate Joubert

Sometimes a recipe book just speaks to me of someone specific – Taste the Little Karoo is evocative of a friend of mine who owns a holiday home in the Little Karoo and who is a fantastic cook.  The book … Continue reading

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Frozen Fish Fingers

Today’s fascinating, and utterly useless, food fact: On 14 April 1927 Clarence Bridseye of Massachusetts received a U.K. patent for frozen fish fingers.  This make the tradition of these “delicacies” ninety years old.  They only really became popular in the … Continue reading

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Hot dogs – Moon food

Today’s fascinating, but utterly useless, food fact – 13 April 2013 – John Galardi died (born March 4, 1938).  Founder of Wienerschnitzel (originally Der Wienerschnitzel) hot dog fast food chain. I told you it was useless.  Now here’s the fascinating … Continue reading

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American Honey (2016)

The fourth European Film Festival  will kick off at Cinema Nouveau on the  5th to the 14th May 2017. The first move selected for media to see before the festival was American Honey. Title:  American Honey Year:  2016 Country of … Continue reading

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