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Product reviews

Canon Power Shot A810 camera review

For my birthday in July Cliff gave me a Canon Powershot A810 digital camera.  We have a Samsung NX10 which is excellent but a bit big to carry around.  I wanted a point and shoot camera which could be kept in my handbag for spontaneous photography of friends and family and for blog posts. Overall I love the camera and ... Read More »

My new Sony Xperia Go phone – review

The time came for me to upgrade from my Nokia C3.  I really really wanted a phone with buttons, I’m old-fashioned that way.  I ended up getting a touch screen only phone, the Sony Xperia Go.  Oddly enough writing text messages on the phone is the feature that I like the most.  I absolutely love the function where you just ... Read More »

Janome Sewing Machine JFS1821S – Review

When Mum was sewing my matric dance dress in 1986 she bought an Elna sewing machine for the job.  It had a great innings but eventually gave up the ghost.  We sent it in for a quote to have it repaired and the cost of repair would have been more than the cost of other brands new machines.  I got ... Read More »

Our solution to Fjord’s insomnia

Our son Fjord is 5 years old, over a period of about 4 months he developed terrible insomnia.  His bed time is between 7.30pm and 8pm but he would lie in bed for up to 2 hours every night unable to fall asleep.  He has a fixed bed time routine, we eat around 5.30pm, he baths at about 6.30pm then ... Read More »

Imperial Cookie Press – Review

For a while I have wanted a cookie press, particularly since making Viennese Biscuits  by pushing the dough through an icing nozzle thus creating what looked like a gemors (mess) but tasted divine.  As with anything costing over R100 we shopped around.  Cliff found a new baking shop in Boksburg called ‘The Cake Tin’  and bought me one as a ... Read More »

Salter Frother Review

Our weekend treat is real coffee in the morning. We were given a DeLonghi Coffee Machine as a wedding gift almost 8 years ago and it’s still going strong but sometimes it’s just a bit quicker and easier to make plunge pot coffee. I had been looking longingly at a few frothers in the shops and was delighted when Cliff ... Read More »

Cupcakes and Christmas baking with Salton and an Olympic Chef

I always like to do something different and love to learn anything new.  On the Salton facebook page I came across an invitation to a Christmas themed workshop run by Salton and SA Culinary Club.  One of my main hobbies is baking and there is always something new to learn.  It was a real treat to have a real pro ... Read More »

Prestigio MultiPad 5080 Tablet a family hit

After I was given my  Prestigo e reader for my birthday, I loved it so much that the Presigio brand is now a hit in our family.  My daughter Dominique who is in her 1st year teaching bought the Prestigio 8″ Tablet, she was so thrilled with it that family members clubbed in to buy one for my 70 year ... Read More »