Pokémon Go – the good and the bad

My blood ran cold as I watched, almost in slow motion, as my son ran around a mall parking lot trying to catch a Bulbasaur – unaware of the car behind him. We’ve grown accustomed to emergency room visits with him, but this in my mind’s eye was going to…

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Delicate beauty

Between my partner and I, we have managed to murder every indoor plant we’ve owned. Sigh… it’s our cross to bear. But somehow, every year the three orchids we have reward us with an explosive display of colour and beauty. How such delicate plants manage to survive where the hardiest…

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Enjoy your city in unusual ways

Has anyone else noticed the rising number of events occurring at secret locations around the city of late? I’ve come across two unusual and interesting events coming up in March and April that piqued my interest. They’re completely different concepts but their ultimate aim is uplift, inspire and celebrate the…

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KZN artists splash out at the BAT Centre

Hands up those of you that still believe graffiti is the same as vandalism. If you did put up your hand, I really wish you had been around on Saturday to watch and hear some of KZN’s top urban artists as they shared their passion with anyone willing to to…

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Here’s to a GoodSundae

There is always heaps to do in our city, but sometimes a particular event catches my eye, so I share it with you. In my last posts I offered you ideas on getting out and about in Durban on a Saturday. Here’s a suggestion for the last Sunday of this…

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Slow Saturday anyone?

8 Morrison Street, Rivertown, is one of Durban’s most exciting urban regeneration spaces, and I’ve been keeping a keen eye on the goings on at the space. I’ve been particularly interested in the Slow Saturdays concept. It’s all about showcasing local talent – musically, gastronomically, artistically and through entrepreneurship. Entrance to…

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Dance your way to health

So all you children of the 80s – do you remember the raves you frequented in dingy warehouses and other hidden venues? Bet you didn’t believe that a rave could be associated with clean living and wholesome family time. Durban is set to embark on a new experience – The Morning…

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Keep your kids safe on the internet

Yesterday was Safer Internet Day – a global initiative aimed at promoting safer and more responsible use of online technology. As a mum with kids who have cellphones, tablets, computers and gaming consoles, the issue of online appropriateness is something I am acutely aware of.

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Don’t miss the Big Big Designer sale this month

I’m a great believer in buying local and boosting the local economy. I pride myself on buying only South African designer wear – there are so many talented artists in our country producing clothing of exceptional quality. So, I’m very excited about the upcoming Big Big Designer sale – it is not…

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New-look Barbies … about time

This week, Mattel announced that Barbie has been given a makeover – the doll will now be available in three new body types – tall, petite and curvy. So, the 56-year-old stereotypical, disproportionately long-legged, blonde and blue-eyed “bombshell” is getting more real. The new dolls will now feature four body…

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