There are two races of men in the world, but only these two – the “race” of the decent man, and the “race” of the indecent man. Both are found everywhere; they penetrate into all groups of society. No group consists entirely of decent or indecent people. In this sense, no group is of ‘pure…Continue Reading “Wise words: Race”
As I grow older and ever more *ahem* responsible, I often find myself pondering the long lost magic of wildness and wilderness, and the curious way in which I seem to seek them out at every hint of an opportunity. Now, the wildness of which I speak is not so much tearing down the highway…Continue Reading “Of wildness and wilderness”
So, the other evening Morne and I decided to try our hand (hands?!) at making stew. Now, I knew from the start that it would be a bit of a mission, because Morne and I have wildly different cooking methods. Although neither of us follow recipes to the tee, he is just those few steps…Continue Reading “In a bit of a stew”
Today I just want to tell you something about my cousin, Tanee. She’s been au-pairing in the Netherlands since January, but hasn’t allowed the physical distance (or loads of fun she’s having) to deter her from reaching out to her family and friends over here. Every few weeks I’d open my postbox to a delightful…Continue Reading “Postcards and a pretty elephant”
So, it turns out I was a bit snappy happy this past weekend while camping in Algeria… so here are a few more pics.
Algeria in Cape Nature’s Cederberg Wilderness area that is… It was my first time and, well, I think I fell in love just a tiny bit. Even though the evenings were somewhat chilly, the days were beautifully bright and springy, allowing us to explore the almost Mars-like rock formations, the wow-I-feel-so-small-and-young ‘Stadsaal grot’ and a…Continue Reading “Snaps: Camping in Algeria”
Guess who’s been spotted elsewhere in the vast and fascinating blogosphere… Why, it’s me! And my cousin Nikola! And we’re on This Red Lipstick, an ever-entertaining blog run by the lovely miss Jerusha. You, see, she recently did a post about her favourite photo and then asked her readers to send in favourites of their own….Continue Reading “Branching out on the blogosphere”
How cool is this promo video for grand opening of Westfield Stratford City shopping center in London? Love the dancing. Love the outfits. Love the utter exuberance. Puts me in a very happy state of mind all in all 🙂 Hope it does you too! Found on Gawker.
At first I thought this ad was some kind of vintage jokey, but following the breadcrumb trail of links from Pinterest revealed that it is in fact the real deal. According to Celebrity culture and the American Dream (I think it’s a book): “While ads in the 1920s warned women that they would be lonely…Continue Reading “The good old days”
On my way to work this morning I walked through the Company Gardens and found myself breathing in the scents of spring and seeing it explode in slow motion all around: goslings sheltering under their mother’s wing, gregariously bright blooms of pink and orange, daffodils as yellow as lemon meringue and tiiiiiiiiiinyyyyy cherry-blossom like flowers…Continue Reading “Dance, dance! Spring is in the air”