Keep your kids safe on the internet

Keep your kids safe on the internet

Lifestyle
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. (more…)
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New-look Barbies … about time

New-look Barbies … about time

Lifestyle
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 types. Purchasers will also be able to choose from 7 skin tones, 22 eye colours and 24 hairstyles. According to Evelyn Mazzocco, senior vice president and global general manager of the Barbie brand, Mattel believes “we have a responsibility to girls and parents to reflect a broader view of beauty”. Way to go Mattel – it’s taken you over half a century to acknowledge that women come in an array of colours, shapes and sizes. The introduction of a black…
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Colour me happy

Books, Lifestyle
I've been getting a number of adult colouring in books to review - except they've been in Afrikaans so I ignored them at first. Then I came across this book at my local supermarket and the idea just seemed so cool. A bit of research and I found that the concept was born out of wanting to create a space for stressed out adults to just relax and tap into their often-neglected creative sides. Anything goes when you're colouring. It's all about you. Here's my first attempt and I have to say it was the most cathartic 45 minutes of me-time I've spent in a while. Give it a try and let me know what you think. [contact-form][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Website' type='url'/][contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form] Looking…
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Romance the stove with the Giggling Gourmet

Romance the stove with the Giggling Gourmet

Durban, Lifestyle
She’s best known as the Giggling Gourmet and after meeting her at Zimbali last week I immediately understood why. A quick wit coupled with boundless enthusiasm and sassiness is what makes Jenny Morris one of SA’s most loved culinary celebs. Expansive personality aside, Jenny has the distinction of being the first South African chef to host her own show on the international Food Network channel. (more…)
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Are you addicted to your device?

Are you addicted to your device?

Lifestyle
Well, who would have thought. According to smart device repair specialists, iFix, two thirds of South Africans admit they’re addicted to their cellphones. I’m not sure which is more fascinating – that iFix actually did a study on this phenomenon or that there such a thing called cellphone addiction. (more…)
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Meet new faces on the culinary circuit

Meet new faces on the culinary circuit

Durban, Lifestyle
I know I’ve been going on about the Durban Good Food & Wine Show that’s starting this week, but I’m just so excited about so many of the events that will be happening, I can’t help myself. Durban foodies are definitely in for a treat this weekend. From featuring some of the world’s most renowned culinary personalities to a few new faces on the culinary circuit, the show promises to be exciting, fresh and fun. (more…)
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Bake up a storm at the Good Food & Wine Show

Bake up a storm at the Good Food & Wine Show

Durban, Lifestyle
[caption id="attachment_940" align="alignleft" width="200"] Asha Maharaj[/caption] With live demonstrations from some of the country’s top bakers and food personalities, the Baking Theatre is bound to be one of the most popular attractions at this year’s Durban Good Food & Wine Show. And with Diwali just around the corner Sheila Somers, Yudhika Sujanani and Asha Maharaj will be demonstrating the art of making scrumptious Indian sweetmeats and other baked treats. Sherwyn Weiach will be baking with Albany, and others chefs on the show include Cape Town’s Peter Ayub and Expresso chef Zola Nene. From classes on how to make the perfect macaron or lemon meringue cupcake to specialists explaining explain why things go wrong and how flops can be rectified, you’ll be sure to learn tons. (more…)
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Slow Food comes to Durban Food and Wine Show

Slow Food comes to Durban Food and Wine Show

Durban, Lifestyle
Slow food is a global movement, founded in the late 1980s, and involving millions of people in more than 150 countries globally – South Africa included. And for the first time, Slow Food will be represented at the Durban Good Food & Wine Show that starts this Friday. Slow Food has gained momentum in South Africa, with a growing number of people working to make people more aware of the food they eat and where it comes from. The focus is on on small producers and their products and promoting heritage foods that are under threat. (more…)
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