One of the pics I took at the Micro Photography Course practical at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on Sunday. I ordered a macro lense from www.sacamera.co.za yesterday, can’t wait to get it!! Loving the…

Still excited about my visit – an interesting cross section of Green Point Stadium – cool – off http://leewenzee.co.za Go onto their site if you need a clearer version! x

If you’re doing a clean out of your book collection – or better still the books that your children have outgrown, do consider dropping them off at the Bookery in Roeland Street, Cape…

Adobe Supports Students and Teachers!

Adobe Supports Students and Teachers! If you are a legit student or teacher and need access to the amazing software that Adobe offers, but most of us can’t afford, have a look…

Great Courses at Cape Town School of Photography

Great Courses at Cape Town School of Photography I am just back from the first half of my Macro Photography Course at Cape Town School of Photography,the second half is at Kirstenbosch…

Freshly Ground – Fire Is Low Video

Freshly Ground – Fire Is Low Video South African darlings Freshlyground have released the official video for Fire is Low, off their new album Radio Africa. The album can be bought off…

With only 34 days to the World Cup Kick Off, today Friday 7 May, the FIFA World Cup Trophy will start the final leg of its World Tour in Khayelitsha, visiting 38 cities…

Tree plantations along the N2 between Hluhluwe and Matubatuba.

This crocodile skull lives on the the bar counter at my friends Anton and Emma Robert’s Umkhumbi Lodge near Hluhluwe, where I hav ejust had the great pleasure of visiting. I will write…

Interesting South African Twitter Stats.

55 000 South African Internet users are now active twitter users. South Africans publish 1.5 million tweets per month. 4.5% of South African web sites reference twitter. Twitter.com is the 7th most…

Hangfrog – found this little guy hooked up on one of our aloes for drying, must be the work of a butcher bird, or rather Fiscal Shrike, who hang small lizards, frogs,…

So until now I’ve owned Rhino

In 2003 whilst travelling with a client in Northern KwaZulu Natal, staying at White Elephant Safari Lodge, and fly-fishing on Lake Jozini (isn’t life wonderful!!!) we made a decision to buy and house…

SA Music – Van Coke Kartel’s Maniac

<a href='http://’>SA Music – Van Coke Kartel’s Maniac Click on above link to watch the video for the fabulous cover of MANIAC from the Flashdance Soundtrack, by Van Coke Kartel off their…

Beauty to Behold at Red Bubble

Beauty to Behold at Red Bubble I’ve just been recommended to Red Bubble by a friend, and have signed up to the Red Bubble family. A wonderful places from which to publish…

A Surreal Movie offering in Fierce People

A Surreal Movie offering in Fierce People Watched Fierce People last night, a surreal and beautifully acted 2007 movie starring Donald Sutherland, Diane Lane, Anton Yelchin and Kristen Stewart. Somewhat whacky at…

This is the gable of our home in Wellington – Versailles. An 1812 Cape Dutch style big old rambling farm house where we live, love, write and create the Jorgensen’s Distillery products which include…

South Africa Celebrates Freedom for All

Today South Africa remembers the first non-racial Democratic Elections which took place on 27 April 1994 after decades of racial segregation and suppression. This was a historic turning point in South African…

This is one of the T-shirt designs on offer at www.beermonkey.co.za – I love a brand with a sense of humour and Beer Monkey have that with a great South African flavour.…

South African Musicians SHOUT Against Crime!

South African Musicians SHOUT Against Crime! Have you seen this? SA musicians Danny K and Kabelo Mabalane with local celebrities, recorded a remake of the 1980’s hit song ‘Shout’ by Tears for Fears…

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