Daily Dish – a new way of cooking!

While I like stirring up some exciting new dishes every now and then, I am not a big fan of everyday cooking. But last week was an exciting one in the kitchen! Thanks to a contest hosted by another Joburg blogger – 2Summers, I won a week’s free trial of this new service in SA…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Zigzag

The zig-zag hiking trail in the Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa. A friend very aptly named it ‘The Hobbit’ trail! A tree zigzagging its way in font of the Moorcroft Manor, Underberg – where we had a delightful weekend away, last year. One of our first road trips in South Africa! You can read more on…

67 Minutes on Mandela Day

This post is a little late as Mandela Day was last week. Nevertheless, I think the subject is important especially today, when humanity stands by either complicitly or unconsciously or helplessly, as it always does. In Gaza, where we try to justify the killing of innocent kids playing on the beach or shelling of hospitals;…

My article on Expat Arrivals

A few weeks ago, Expat Arrivals (an Expat website that provides a host of local information for expats moving/living abroad), asked me if I could write a local article on South Africa. I decided to focus on entertainment and some off- beat things to do in Joburg. Please read the entire article here. Hope you…

Book Review: White Dog Fell From the Sky

On a recent visit to the Monte Casino, I was generally browsing in Skoobs (a really nice bookshop), when I happened to chance upon this book. The title ‘White Dog Fell From the Sky‘ intrigued me and I decided I had to read this book. Ya they got me from the word Dog! Set in…

The nightmare begins again – Visa woes

I cannot believe that its time to do it again already. Time to make several trips to several government offices, stand in never moving queues for hours at an end and stare at government officials who give you ‘I can kill you NOW’ looks. Definitely an experience I am not looking forward to. It was…