Category Archives: social media

Facebook, Instagram, and Gmail accounts back up again, after a severe hacking attack!

My Social Media accounts were severely hacked while I was in the air flying to London on Tuesday evening 28 May. It has taken a week, and the extreme patience and cleverness of a dear friend, to unhack my Facebook and Messenger, Instagram, and Gmail accounts, everything now back up and running since yesterday. Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Sorbet Camps Bay; Sour Service Award goes to Facebook/Instagram!

The Sweet Service Award goes to Sorbet in Camps Bay, and its owner Debbie, for her service recovery. When I went for a Pedi, I did not notice until I got home that the staff member assigned to me had used the wrong colour on my toes, despite me asking for the nail polish Sorbet Ice is Nice colour to match that of my finger nails. Debbie offered for the nail colour to be redone the following day, an offer I accepted gratefully. This is the second Sweet Service Award for this Sorbet branch. Continue reading →

I will not stand for Blog bullying, remain true to Honesty in writing!


I have made a decision to stop supporting and attending WineMag events after having been called to a meeting with Christian Eedes, editor of WineMag, and his business partner Jax Lahoud. I was badly disrespected by fellow-writer Eedes, and I will not stand for bullying of any kind. Continue reading →

Denny launches new versatile Mushroom Burgers!

denny-burger-packLast week I attended the soft opening of Restaurant at Villa 47, and could not believe that I had been seated next to André Naudé, a director of Libstar, the holding company of Rialto (which in turn owns Villa 47), and a former Tiger Brands client of mine of 15 years ago. André had organized an invitation for me to attend the launch of their new Denny mushroom burgers at the Libstar head office yesterday.  Continue reading →

Cape Town CBD residents support restaurants in the city!

imageThe Cape Town city centre has become so popular that it is attracting an increasing number of non-Capetonians to live in the heart of the Mother City.

The age profile of the city residents is youngish, between 25 and 44 years old, and many have lived in the city centre for five to ten years already. The reason for  living in the city centre is that it is close to their Continue reading →

‘Brand-new look’ Woolworths TASTE magazine copies 2012 Washingtonian cover!

Tate magLast week New Media Publishing, publishers of TASTE magazine for client Woolworths for the past twelve years, announced in a media release published on bizcommunity.com that ‘Woolworths TASTE has a brand-new look!‘ Its look may not be as new as it would like Woolworths’ shoppers to believe! Continue reading →

Outcry over Film & Publications Board plans to control and censor Internet content, including Blogs, Facebook!

imageOn Carte Blanche last night the proposed pre-censorship role of the Film & Publications Board was discussed, a role which is contained in the Draft Online Regulation Policy, gazetted in March this year. It intends to ‘police‘ everything published on the Internet, including Blogs, websites, posts on Facebook, and more!

The Proposed policy calls on any person wishing to distribute any Continue reading →

A whale of a 19-year Guest House career comes to an end, a new Food career awaits!

imageIt was Futurist Faith Popcorn who predicted a trend of ‘Recareering’ back in the ‘Seventies, one having multiple careers in a lifetime, at a time when I myself was in my first career as a Futurist. I could not have foreseen that my career path from Futurist to Market Researcher, Marketing Lecturer, Research Consultant, Food PR Consultant, and then Guest House owner for the last 19 years would lead me to my new and seventh career, to that as a Continue reading →

Shopping at Woolworths is a pain!

imageI have (almost) weaned myself off Woolworths over the past year, preferring to buy my fruit and vegetables fresh from the markets that we are blessed with in Cape Town. Two interactions with the retailer on two consecutive days this past week are enough to send me back into Woolworths-abstinence again!

*.  V & A Waterfront Thursday 17/9:  Whilst I was in the Waterfront to fetch post, I went to the store to return two tomatoes (out of a packet Continue reading →