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It is not illegal not to have an e-tag

With Jacob Zuma signing the e-toll bill last week, many are now under the impression that it is now law to get an e-tag for the Gauteng roads affected by the tolls. Added to this comment from both SANRAL and government has recently been along the lines that citizens will buy into the toll road project because South Africans are ... Read More »

Profoundly moving songs

This morning I was singing “Weeping” by Bright Blue while working in the kitchen, I then found it on our SA compilation CD and played it. As I listened, tears pricked my eyes. The protest song ‘Weeping’ was written by Dan Heymann during the mid ’80’s while South Africa was still under apartheid government. The song includes haunting strains of ... Read More »

Faceblocks from PrintWild

Disclaimer, This is my Dad and brother’s work but they really are the best! You can check out my post about my Dad on http://sula1968.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/my-cool-dad-from-paul-changuion-photographer-to-printwild-sas-finest-canvas-acrylic-printer/ Read More »

The decline and stagnation of talk radio 702?

UPDATE – We no longer listen to 702, I’m allergic to Eusebius and can’t risk hearing his voice if I forget to change stations.  My life is happier with more music This is a guest post written by my husband.  I agree with most of the points which he makes although I would be a bit kinder to Jenny of ... Read More »

When a life equals a handbag, we must worry

“I read the news today, oh boy”  What shattered my spirit was not the story about a woman who drove over a smash and grabber, it is very likely that under the same circumstances I would have acted as she did.   but the comments below the article broke my heart.  To quote a few : “Hi hope he dies…SLOWLY and ... Read More »

Katlehong vs my comfort zone

Last week I attended a writers workshop in Katlehong. Before departing suburbia I felt a little fearful. A week later I remain unable to pinpoint the root of my sense of apprehension. On hearing of my planned outing a few people advised along the lines of “Don’t go into the township alone”. Not going was not an option as I ... Read More »

Sexual activitity in age 15 and under, is it ok?

This week I attended a very stimulating workshop.  An exercise which explored values formed a part of our discussions.  I found the demographics of the group interesting.  22 Women took part, of these 50% were under the age of 30, 40% were between 30 and 50, 10% were 50+ years old.  1 was white and the rest were black.  50% ... Read More »

Order Cakes for those with egg allergy in Johannesburg

I am the mother of a 5 year old boy who has a host of food allergies.  The worst of these are egg and nut allergies.  I have found that many don’t know where to turn when you want a cake for a special occasion.  Fortunately for Fjord I have always loved baking and after years of trying different recipes ... Read More »

The Pen is mightier than the keyboard

I am only happy with the writing of about 1 in 10 of my blog posts.  This could be discouraging but remaining committed to the blog keeps me writing which is the most important factor.  I have learned 2 important lessons. The posts first written in ink are better than those typed directly onto the computer, even if the difference ... Read More »

Society or Solitude?

The daily prompt today is “After spending time with a group of people, do you feel energized and ready for anything or do you want to hide in the corner with a good book?” As a child I was painfully shy.  Until the age of about 35 I was painfully shy.  I am not entirely sure why.  I don’t have ... Read More »