Category Archives: General

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Walking the local neighbourhood on a Monday morning is one of the many times my middle class suburban life is put into perspective. I’m not walking long distances to work, I’m not searching smelly dustbins with rotting food, and I’m not pulling a hugely heavy trolley (often for many kilometers) loaded with bags of tin, […]

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Lead me not into temptation ….

Lead me not into temptation …  oh Hell who am I kidding… Follow me –  I know a shortcut! No more words necessary here – the pics say it all!                             Sometimes they have packets of  brownie off-cuts at reduced prices.  And there […]

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Whatever you are, be a good one

The recent ‘#FeesMustFall’ campaign got me thinking yet again about the role of University education, entrepreneurial career paths, the importance of artisanal skills and trades, and practical preparation for the world of work.  I have a post-graduate degree myself and taught at tertiary level for nearly 23 years before leaving to grow my guesthouse business.  […]

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Uber: a welcome addition to Joburg’s transport options

Johannesburg is notorious for being a city which is badly serviced by effective public transport.  While Rea Vaya is a cheap and extremely viable option for the inner city and certain main routes, because of Johannesburg’s huge sprawl, there is no door-to-door public transport for suburban areas. This is where Uber entered the public transport […]

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The ABC of Craighall Park

  26 reasons to love the area ….  A great sense of neighbourhood with a Residents’ Association which is held up as a leading example of community social activism. B is for Fournos which means Bakery in Greek – one of the best in Jozi.   Its Greek fare vies with the French style breads and […]

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