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Vanish for blood stains – amazing, it actually really works!

I recently accepted to publish a sponsored press release via My Scoop for Vanish Power O2 Powder on how to remove blood stains.   This subject was of particular interest to me, not that I have a secret life in the mafia but my 6-year-old son suffers terrible nose bleeds, often at night and it ruins his bed linen.  All of ... Read More »

Simple Stain Removal Tips

The majority of blood stains are only noticed once they’ve already dried into your fabrics. If you have ever had blood stains on your clothes then you will know just how hard it is to remove them. People often make the assumption that these stains can ruin your clothes but they’re easily removed with Vanish Power O2 Powder. We recommend ... Read More »

Remember our mortality

On Friday I went to a funeral.  Barbara died suddenly and unexpectedly.  There was sadness, some anger and so many untidy loose ends.   The scythed shadow has fallen over all my thoughts since, but it is so hard to articulate the fractured thoughts, feelings and impressions.   This poem tries to bind some thoughts.  Mortality must not be forgotten, today and ... Read More »

How to make Pillow Slips with a contrast band

This week presented a problem, old age got the better of our duvet cover and it suddenly perished to such an extent that the next trip through the washing machine would have killed it.  The problem was that we have been on holiday this month and eaten out a whole lot, the budget is about as shot as the old ... Read More »

Beaver Creek Coffee Estate

Many excursions are driven by a whim or obscure purpose.  Our 1st visit to Beaver Creek Coffee Estate took place because Cliff had somehow detectived that they served Mozart Cake made by Chateau Gateaux.  We had hankered after this since it was served in a deli in Swellendam.  On that occasion We drove 197km to Port Edward from Umdloti just ... Read More »

Delighted with Imperfect service from Yuppie Chef

How very strange to be left with a smiley feeling when service has fallen a little short of the mark.  How odd to look forward to your next online shopping experience with a company when there has been a glitch.  Yuppie Chef have got customer service totally nailed, they seem to really care, they go the extra mile and that ... Read More »

The Waffle House – Ramsgate

I remember The Waffle House when it was still The Teahouse of the Blue Lagoon.  In my school days it was already an institution.  My son Fjord can only eat home-made waffles made with Orgran ‘No Egg’ as his is allergic to eggs.  It is not fair to go a-wafflin’ when he cannot partake.   We were prepared to block our ... Read More »

Paradise Holiday Resort – Natal South Coast

Until the year 2000 I lived in Pinetown and Durban.  In all those years I saw very little of the Natal South Coast.  Durbanites consider any trip more than 30km to warrant a packed lunch.  The South Coast was viewed as ‘That place where the uncouth Vaalies (Transvaalers) over-run during holiday season.’  The irony that I now visit as a ... Read More »