Online and books editor by day, mum even while I sleep, individual all the time. I live in the beautiful city of Durban - the unpolished gem in South Africa. If I didn't have a family, I'd be that crazy cat lady your mum probably warned you not to feed! Blogging is where I share, vent, rant, laugh and generally be myself. Join the ride!

Spa indulgence

I was treated to a decadent spa morning at The Spa at the Oyster Box recently. From a sumptuous breakfast at the Health Bar to a display of the latest treatments on offer to a luxurious massage with the Spa’s own range of proudly South African products – it really…

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Lighting with a difference - check out the whacky chandelier we came across at the Wok Box in Durban North

Lighting with a difference – check out the whacky chandelier we came across at the Wok Box in Durban North

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Mamba Skate Park is a hidden gem in Shaka's Rock on the north coast. Watch this space for a more on this exciting place for kids to unwind, have fun and get in some exercise too

Mamba Skate Park is a hidden gem in Shaka’s Rock on the north coast. Watch this space for a more on this exciting place for kids to unwind, have fun and get in some exercise too

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Saving precious data

When our house was broken into and we were robbed a few years back, I was most devastated at losing my laptop. While our insurance company could replace the actual hardware – in fact they could provide an upgraded one – it could not replace what I valued most in…

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A view of the famous uMhlanga pier. Durban is one of the most beautiful cities in winter. It begs for us to spend time outdoors, lapping up the mild weather and bright sunshine.

A view of the famous uMhlanga pier. Durban is one of the most beautiful cities in winter. It begs for us to spend time outdoors, lapping up the mild weather and bright sunshine.

 

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Get your kids reading this winter holiday

As if his multitude of novels for adults are not enough, James Patterson has now ventured into the realm of literature for young readers. Three Middle School books landed on my desk at the same time. I took them home to eager young children who can’t get their paws on…

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Shades of Grey

EL James announced on social media on Monday that she will be releasing a new version of her novel Fifty Shades of Grey shortly. I’ve written about this Fifty Shades series previously. But I just had to share my thoughts on this latest venture of hers. ​The Fifty Shades trilogy has reached…

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The other side of Bollywood

When I received an invitation to interview Gené Gualdi, I ignored it. I’m not a Bollywood fan and bar a few names that appear in the news in relation to IPL cricket or mafia-related murder charges, I know very little about the personalities that belong to that world. Like Hollywood…

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Fantasy, sex and a good read

It was the cover of AR Torre’s, The Girl in 6E, that caught my eye. The bright red spine stood out in my pile of “read-when-you-have-time” books. Imagine my surprise when after just the first chapter I couldn’t put this book down. There is quite a bit of – sometimes…

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Food for the soul

International best-selling writer Barbara Kingsolver was in Durban at the beginning of the year to promote her latest novel, Flight Behaviour. I hosted her at Exclusive Books, in Westville

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