QUICK TIP: Toothpaste as CD Cleaner.

QUICK TIP: Use Toothpaste as CD Cleaner. To restore a damaged CD, apply a dot of non-gel formula toothpaste to a cotton cloth and rub in a straight line from the center of the CD outward, covering any scratches. Rinse off the toothpaste with water. SOURCE: http://www.realsimple.com  P.S I tried this with one of my…

Capture your memories with the magic of a bygone era

At Kiki’s Vintage Studio in Parys. Kiki’s are running a mid week special  – Mon – Thurs, for the month of November you get 10 dress up vintage era sepia pics on a CD for R700! (The usual price is R780 for 8 photo’s) It is great fun playing dress up and is a really…

‘Tis nearly the season to be jolly…..

Christmas is breathing down our necks, the shops are already deck out with winter décor and the social media is a buzz with creative Christmas ideas. So we have decided to join in the madness and start working on our Christmas features. So we are calling on you, our fabulous followers and avid supporters, for…

It is not your right to pursue happiness….

Stop! Walk away from the materialistic pursuit of happiness. It is a consuming trap that makes you believe that your happiness is found in the future. The truth is that it is your right to be happy right now, this moment. The definition of pursuit is; the action of pursuing (chasing) someone or something. What…

What you should never keep in your handbag…

Women are notorious for keeping everything but that kitchen sink in their bags, but many are victims of handbag grabs. This is a possibility you should always consider before you step out of your home with a full handbag. Here is a short list of some of the things you should leave behind. Anyone have…

A Neat & Tidy KitchenTip

I like the idea of a compost heap, it takes away some of the guilt of throwing away left-over food, but I loathe having to have a bin of waste hanging out in my kitchen. I came across a neat and tidy way of cleaning up with out it piling up. Keep an ice cream…

Lamb & Asparagus – A match made in France :)

Well, we’ve had our 15 minutes of springtime, the grass is well and truly rizz and so is the asparagus! Last week I bought 3 packets of the most beautiful large green asparagus for R20 at Carreira Centre, although I wasn’t sure what I would do with it . On Friday I also bought a…

Scandinavian Red Cabbage Relish

This is a very tasty sidedish, and is a perfect accompaniment to roast pork. It is a traditional Danish dish that I made to celebrate Heritage day. YOU WILL NEED: 1 Tbs olive oil ½ red cabbage, thinly sliced 1 whole onion, top and tailed 200 ml red wine 100 gms castor sugar 1 cinnamon…

Real Easy Risotto

I love a good risotto. I use Jamie Oliver’s basic risotto recipe. It is so simple to make and once you have the basic recipe down you can mix it up a bit.  We have had friends around for dinner over the past two weeks; I have served Risotto twice and it tasted completely different each…

Elegant Economy from the 1800’s

Did you see that delightful series called Cranford? We were enchanted by it and I was prompted to find a copy of the book by Mrs Gaskell, written in the mid eighteen hundreds and re-read it. Do yourself a treat, and get hold of a copy; it is really delightful. I was even more charmed…