Saturday, 24 December 2011

Almost here

Little people and food

I love how the wonderful Christopher Bofolli has created representations of real life situations using food and tiny people. The collection is called 'Disparity'. If you are keen to see more if it, take a look here, there's loads more to feast your eyes on.

Monday, 19 December 2011


Expansion by Paige Bradley.
Love it.
Here's  the link to her website so you can go love more of her work.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Hello again

 Hello. Yes, it's been a while, I do apologize. I worked last week and then I went to my friend Amy's farm for a couple of days. It was just lovely to get away for a bit. But now I'm back, and will hopefully finally be the devoted blogger that I have promised to be several times.

Yesterday I had lunch with two super special friends at La Monaco, a coffee/ decor shop in Lynwood. Like a real nana I forgot to take my camera, so I "borrowed" these pictures from here. It's definitely worth a visit, the food was delish and you might even find some pretties for your home.

Monday, 5 December 2011

One more week

I thought now that varsity is over I would have more time to blog, but I got a  temp job that has been keeping me rather busy the last few days. The good news is that it's only for another week. So, adios until then!:D

Wednesday, 30 November 2011


The Satorialist took this beautiful portrait in Morocco recently. Love love love portraits, especially this one. Well done, mister, well done.
(Image from The Satorialist)

Monday, 28 November 2011

Black Tuesday take two

It's Black Tuesday again tomorrow, so all you South Africans better be sporting your mourning attire!

Hello holidays, hello

 I wrote my last exam on Saturday, so second year is officially done and dusted. It's a weird feeling though. I'm not used to not having anything urgent to do so I'm not quite sure what to do with myself first. I did start the holiday off, however, with lunch at Isabella's. It's one of my favourite restaurants because it's all pink and girly and the food is really divine. Just looking at the gnocchi I had is making my tummy rumble. So yes, expect more blogging from me because I am freeeeee!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

I'm not usually very fond of hackers, but this one...

Someone hacked the ANC's Wikipedia page and classified certain unflattering information (a sneak peak into our future, perhaps?).  I jumped at the chance to take a picture because I knew it would be removed within minutes. Also, the National Press Club has decided that Tuesday will be another Black Tuesday. The ANC must be fuming right now.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

A very Black Tuesday indeed

So, the ANC passed the Bill. I was so upset that I was on the verge of tears, no jokes. It will now go to the National Council of Provinces before ol'JZ has to sign it. If nothing is done about the public interest clause by then, the opposition parties are going to take the battle to the Constitutional Court. It's difficult not to be discouraged, especially when you're confronted with what feels like a wall of ignorance and short-sightedness. It baffles me how the same people who fought so hard for freedom in this country are the ones who are throwing it away. But, it is not the end of this battle, only the beginning. I've decided that I want to get more involved in campaigning against the Bill, not only because it affects my aspirations to be a journalist but because I don't think I could sit idly by while the country I love becomes more and more like a draconian state. I encourage you all to do the same.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Black Tuesday

It may seem strange that in amongst posts about fashion, food and music there is this black blob. On Tuesday, Parliament is voting on the controversial Protection of Information Bill. If the bill is passed, it means South Africa faces a future of apartheid-style censorship. South Africans are going to be wearing all black on Tuesday as a form of protest against the bill. So, I'm asking all of you who read my little blog to pass the message on. Even if you don't live in South Africa. I don't want to live in a country where corruption is hidden and whistle blowers are gagged. I'm sure you don't either.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Hoy quiero ir a España

Toledo- James P Blair

Toledo- Tino Soriano

Toledo- James P Blair

Santa Maria la Blanca Church, Toledo- James P Blair

Windmills in La Mancha, Toledo- James P Blair (These are the windmills Cervantes's Don Quixote  thought were giants).

I don't particularly agree with bull fighting so its more likely that I would be one of those protesters than a spectator. I do, however, like this picture.

Christopher Pillitz/ Getty Images

Dallas Stribley/ Lonely Planet Images

Holger Leue-

Metropolis Building, Madris- James North

Rodellar- Keith Ladzinski

L'Oceanografic, the largest aquarium in Europe- Laua Dos Santos

Plaza de Mayor, Salamanca- Michaela Klusman

Costa Brava- Michael Cadiuex

I'm tired of studying. My brain says it's enough for one year and is threatening to go on holiday early. I should be preparing for my Spanish oral right now but instead I'm scouring National Geographic for pictures of Spain. That's how I procrastinate, don't judge me. Doesn't anyone want to sponsor a trip to Spain? Por favor? Te amaré para siempre.  

Monday, 14 November 2011

Moustaches Make a Difference

So, we are almost halfway through the agonizing month that is Movember. All around me, guys are sporting furry little creatures under their noses. Worst thing is, I can't really complain because it's supposedly for a good  cause. My homeslice Kevin and I have a little bet going on. If he grows his movember right until the end then I have to cook him dinner (specifically chicken- the kid's obsessed). If he doesn't, then he has to treat me to Harrie's Pancakes. Why do I think he won't stick it out? Well, there are two reasons: 1) His furry creature grows out as a ginger and 2) his girlfriend despises the new addition to his face. Nothing like a little pressure from the girlfriend. Game on, K-Dog!

TBWA, a Singapore-based designed agency came up with this campaign- Moustaches Make a  Differece. Clever, yes?