Happy Heritage Day!

Here’s a link to a Storify I did on what people are saying about Heritage Day on social media. Have a fantastic one Looking for a great web host, try Hostking

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On my desk

Black Ops by Stephen Leather (Hodder UK) Spies, hit men, double agents – this book, part of the Spider Shepherd series, has it all. Spider Shepherd works for MI5 – her controller, Charlie Button, has gone rogue and Spider is told to betray her. Charlie uses government resources to exact…

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Doodle by lantern light

1000Drawings is an international empowerment project that culminates in a one-night-only, massive inner city art sale to raise funds for a deserving cause – The Night of a 1000Drawings. This year the Durban event – Night of 1000 Drawings – Doodle Session – will be hosted by IIE/Design School Southern…

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Cheers to Summer!

Think summer, think lazy days on the beach, lounging around the pool and definitely a refreshing drink on hand. For me, that means an opportunity to indulge in many of my favourite cocktails – nothing says summer better than a colourful drink decorated with fruit and straws!

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Celebrity Chef Showdown begins at Gateway

Gateway’s third annual Celebrity Chef Showdown kicked off with a bang on Wednesday 16th September at RJ’s Steakhouse. Well known television and stage personality, Jailoshini Naidoo (in character as Aunty Rumba) paired up against SA’s one and only Beauty Ramapelepele (played by the talented Ben Voss).

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Inner city reality

I live in Durban and will probably do so as long as I have young children to raise. But the city of “Jozi” holds a special place in my heart. It is undoubtedly my favourite city in South Africa. And as I paged through A City Refracted, I realised once again…

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On my desk

I am always receiving great reads from publishers. Here are a few that landed on my desk recently. Read on – one of them may interest you.

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Banff Mountain Film Fest heads back to Durban

Last year I was invited to the first Banff Film Festival held at Ster Kinekor in Gateway. Not knowing what to expect, I was glad for the popcorn and refreshments to keep me busy – just in case I got bored. Well, amazed, awed, and exhilarated – I walked out…

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We love a good POT fest

It’s almost time for the annual Diemersfontein Pinotage-on-Tap (POT) festival. So if you’re an eager Pinotage quaffer, diarise September 19 at the Litchi Orchard in Salt Rock – okay not quite Durban but close enough. The festival, recently named the “World’s Best Wine Event” by Drinks International Magazine in 2014,…

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#BUYABOOK for National Book Week

It’s National Book Week (NBW). Launched by the Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture Rejoice Mabudafhasi in Johannesburg last week, NBW runs from September 7-13. A 2007 study highlighted a sad reality in our country – that only 14% of South Africans read books and half the country doesn’t own even…

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