Traditionally towns along the west coast of South Africa turn quiet in preparation for the influx of visitors during the summer holidays. Here in Gordon’s Bay however it is termed the secret season. The 3rd Annual Winter Wonderland is an initiative that turns our sleepy little winter town into a festival of lights. All the houses, … Continue reading Winter Wonderland Carnival Weekend
Tell us a moment or an incident that you treasure - not necessarily because it brought you happiness, but because it taught you something about yourself. I guess The Universe was trying to teach me some patience today, something which I don't have a lot of to start with, which would explain why you are … Continue reading Patience…Please….
Is there a painting or sculpture you’re drawn to? What does it say to you? Describe the experience. (Or, if art doesn’t speak to you, tell us why.) I am one of the fortunate few to have an artist in the family. Susan Kemp at Art Life works absolute magic with her hands and visiting … Continue reading The Artist’s Eyes
Ever since Jacques and I met, we have placed a lot of emphasis on the importance of communication in relationships. Between us we have witnessed, and were somewhat intimately involved in, 13 marriages; that, I’m sure you will agree, is a huge learning field to get your information from with regard to making a relationship … Continue reading 7 Deadly Sins of Relationships
You’re going on a cross-country trip. Airplane, train, bus, or car? (Or something else entirely — bike? Hot air balloon?) A friend shared this photo on Facebook and it immediately spoke to me: I have never had the opportunity to fly and it is most definitely on my bucket list. Those who know me would … Continue reading Cross-country journey
Fantastic Tips for Bloggers!
14 bloggers about their routines I also asked if they had any tips for other busy bloggers. I’m glad I did because collectively they give some great insight below.
- Write down any ideas you have and transfer them to your blog drafts as soon as possible. If you can, skip the writing down part and go direct to your blog drafts. Maybe use a smart phone so you are more likely to have a handy route to your blog!
- In your drafts add a semi-decent headline (not final, just enough to get the idea across) and some bullets. At the very least the point you want to make. If you don’t then you will forget what your post was about. Trust me on this, I speak from experience, ha.
- Work out the best time of day for you to write and schedule time in that slot. I find…
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Do you belong in this day and age? Do you feel comfortable being a citizen of the 21st-century? If you do, explain why — and if you don’t, when in human history would you rather be? Photo: http://fostercityblog.com/2013/03/then-and-now/ Sometimes I miss the world as it was when I was a child. I look at children today … Continue reading 21st Century Citizen
Today 18 years ago old President Nelson Mandela lifted the Word Cup trophy at Ellispark. It was a triumphant moment, not only in terms of rugby, but also as a symbol of how far we have come as a country in 5 short years. Today, South Africa and the world wait with bated breath for … Continue reading What happens when Madiba dies?
Where do your morals come from — your family? Your faith? Your philosophical worldview? How do you deal with those who don’t share them, or derive them from a different source? My morals are something that I will fight for; tooth and nail, I will fight to the grave to protect what I stand for. … Continue reading The Moral Playground