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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Thriller Concert Spectacular at Grand West in Cape Town

Tweet Michael Jackson may be “gone too soon” but his timeless music lives on forever in Thriller Live, a multi-media concert-styled celebration of the music and life of the legendary “king of pop” and the famous Jackson 5. Presented by Showtime Management and 94.5 Kfm, direct from London’s West End, Thriller Live brings the distinctive […]

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Mundo Vida in Umdloti – a review

Tweet I spent part of the recent long weekend on the Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu Natal and had lunch on Saturday at a new eatery, Mundo Vida in Umdloti.  The theme of the restaurant is ‘world food’ and the menu ranges from a Vietnamese starter platter to steamed langoustines.  Game dishes and good old classics […]

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Weekly Sports Wrap, South African sports news – 31 August

Tweet Shaky Boks prevail in nine-try thriller The Springboks fought back from a four-point deficit at half time to defeat Australia 44-31 in a tense Vodacom Tri-Nations encounter at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday night. The Boks were pushed all the way by the Wallabies in an entertaining match which yielded nine tries – five of […]

Monday, 30 August 2010

De Hoop – three hours up the coast, friend to whales …

De Hoop is filled with such rich biodiversity and rare species of fynbos that it is part of a World Heritage Site. All around you are proteas, ericas, restios and heather – in full bloom. The exuberance of colour in the dying sunlight – for we only reached the gate at the …

Monday, 30 August 2010

The Summer of Love at Barnyard Theatre in Menlyn

Tweet September 1st is Secretaries’ Day and the Barnyard Theatre in Menlyn, Pretoria Accommodation, has a treat in store; tickets for their production of The Summer of Love for a bargain price of R135 per person.  The performance is at 1pm so an ideal time to take a half day (it is Secretaries’ Day after […]

Monday, 30 August 2010

Discover a world of tastes and flavours at the Good Food & Wine Show Gauteng

Tweet Diarise 23-26 September now for the Spring Good Food & Wine Show at the Coca-Cola Dome in Randburg and discover a world of tastes and flavours. Experience new products and see the latest global food and lifestyle trends. Cook with the top celebrity chefs in the world at the hands-on workshops, and watch them […]

Monday, 30 August 2010

Breakfast at Cafeen in Harfield Village, Cape Town

Tweet I often drive past this little place on Third Avenue in Harfield Village but I haven’t yet had the chance to go in and experience it. There are always lots of cars parked outside and on a Saturday morning it looks filled to bursting with people, which is always a good sign. Last Sunday […]

Friday, 27 August 2010

Events in September

Tweet September brings with it the start of spring and although we haven’t had much rain this winter I am looking forward to the beauty that spring brings with her. Flowers, blossoms and a host of fun activities and events are taking place all around the country. Don’t just sit on the couch this month, […]

Friday, 27 August 2010

Win a copy of Berried Treasures, South Africa’s first cookbook devoted to berries (closed)

Tweet Win a copy of Berried Treasures, South Africa’s first cookbook devoted to berries! This is South Africa’s first berry cookbook dedicated to food and berry-lovers everywhere! Filled with a generous reflection of Hillcrest Berry Orchards’ irresistible recipes, complete with pearls of wisdom about growing, harvesting and enjoying youngberries, raspberries, tayberries, blueberries, gooseberries, black and […]

Thursday, 26 August 2010

The Gravity Adventure Festival – a weekend of adventure

Tweet This past weekend I left work and headed straight to a friends house to pick her up and off we headed to Betty’s Bay for a weekend of adventure. Arriving in the dark we eventually found the turn off to the driveway and in we went to our supposedly ‘haunted house’. Although we never […]

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Good Hope Nursery – at which we do a succulent walk, almost have tea and find rare plants

Tweet This is a gorgeous part of Cape Town. In fact, it hardly feels like Cape Town at all and in a sense it isn’t, if you consider that it’s right on the peninsular and as far from the City Bowl as you can get and still be somewhere close to a suburb. Not that […]

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Absolute 80’s Spring Day at Broadacres Barnyard Theatre

Tweet September 1st traditionally marks the beginning of spring (whether the weather plays along is another story entirely) but the Broadacres Barnyard Theatre is definitely playing along with their Absolute 80’s Spring Day R80 Special, including a free welcome drink!  That’s practically giving it away! What could be better than an evening of 80’s music?  […]

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Knead Muizenberg

Tweet I had read about a gorgeous place for breakfast and coffee in Muizenberg so we set aside an hour or two on Saturday morning only to find it only opened at 10am and with it being 9.10am we were forced to abandon that place and opted instead for Knead.  What a bonus that was!  […]

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Struisbaai or Blue Lagoon?

Tweet I have a very fond memory of swimming in a lagoon ten years ago. Not only found because I was ten years younger but also because the surrounding were so exquisite. Basically it was like being in The Blue Lagoon. Ten years later I may have changed, but the Blue Lagoon hasn’t. It’s real […]

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Barge Cruise on the River at Mofam Farm

Tweet During my stay at the Old Mac Daddy we were treated to a river barge cruise at nearby Mofam Farm, which is both accommodation and a ski school. The photographs speak for themselves as the water was crystal clear and reflected the surroundings with mirror-like quality. On board with us were the resident hounds […]