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Lifeblood poetry by Phomolo Flex Sekamotho

Most days slip by with little highs and little lows and then come the moments which we live for, moments of pure beauty.  I opened up my e-mail this afternoon and read an e-mail from a poet named Phomolo Flex Sekamotho, he sent me links to his artist profile and his digital compilation of poetry.  He asked if I would ... Read More »

Arum Symphony Coffee Shop and Restaurant

  There is one place in Boksburg where the adjectives charming and tasteful fit like Cinderella’s slipper.  That place is Arum Symphony in Plantation.  The surrounding area is a contrasting blend of rejuvination and decay standing in juxtoposition.  Arum Symphony is a converted old house.  A house born in a time when buildings reflected quality and pride in workmanship.  There ... Read More »

‘Five Quarters of the Orange’, soars like a kite on a taut string

This afternoon I watched my son fly a kite, pure joy soared observing a flutter of colour held aloft by a taut string.  Last night I stayed up late to finish reading “Five Quarters Of the Orange” by Joanne Harris.  Reading this book was a lot like watching that kite dancing in the blue.  Thoughts, metaphors and beauty soar above ... 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 »

Signs of concussion

I really should know not to leap out of bed, I sometimes have low blood pressure and have fainted before.  Last time I keeled over backwards and cut my head open on the tiled floor resulting in 24 hours in hospital for observation.  Yesterday morning I did it again, I jumped out of bed too fast at 6 am, passed ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Art and messages in Pretoria Botanical Garden

The art in Pretoria Botanical Garden prompts thought.  The giant sculptured metal insects whisper questions,  feelers gently probing perceptions.  Greatness is not housed in size, value is not found in possessions.  The scales of natural balance so precarious.  What is my weight in life’s equations?  All around lives are spinning in their own orbits, I oblivious to the motives and ... 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 »

Simple steps to make a Duvet Cover

This is a real ‘Duvet Covers for Dummies’ set of instructions. When it comes to most instructions, the line from ‘Bugs Life’, “He talked fancy to me, I got confused” applies to me.  I need very clear, simple instructions.  I Have wanted to make a duvet cover for Acacia’s bed for months, I looked at a book, googled, looked at ... Read More »