Tag Archives: University of Stellenbosch

‘SA’s most experienced Restaurant Reviewer : accolade from IconicZA magazine!


In my ‘career’ as a writer I have been called many things by not so nice persons in the restaurant industry. It has been a wonderful experience to have new descriptors added to the collection describing me: ‘indomitable’, meaning impossible to subdue or defeat, and  ‘most experienced restaurant reviewer’, both accolades by the new IconicZA digital magazine in an article in its October issue.

For readers who have not seen the article, and would like to learn more about me, warts and all, I am sharing the content of the article: Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 11 of Level 1, 11 October 2021


Monday 11 October 2021, Day 11 of Level of 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a quiet day, writing and admin-ing all day, with two Bakoven walks at the beginning and end of the day, to avoid the heat of the 27 C day; for no Loadshedding today; for meeting the lovely Ute Hermanus, who has a Good Hope FM slot on Tuesday evenings called ‘Cape Town After Dark’, coming to eat at Utopia with her friend Kaylin Willscott, an intern in the wine department of Spier, welcoming and chatting with them for far longer than planned, having such a good time; for a Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 56 of Level 3, 26 July 2020.


Sunday 26 July 2020, Day 56 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 5 and 4. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for the rain which fell overnight, making it a cooler 17C day today, oddly with a summer South- Easter, but very nippy, especially now as the sun has set; for two tea dates today, with Lynne Gordon at La Belle Bistro & Bakery, and then with Mahmud Fredericks at Maison J; for a walk through Camps Bay, and through Bakoven this afternoon; for another fabulous concert with Daniel Hope of Hope@Home on Tour with Salut Salon, performing from Potsdam; for doing my Accounting for June and most of July, proud of how frugal I have become; for ending the day with a lovely chat with Charlotte Zachariou in Knysna;  and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Book Review: ‘Sex, Lies & Stellenbosch’ tells a saucy saga of transformation; fact or fiction?!

I was sent a copy of Eva Mazza’s ‘Sex, Lies & Stellenbosch’ by Jacana Press, to review, my first Book Review. Whilst I waded through the sex, and sex, and sex, I wondered how I would write this review, this being a family-friendly Blog. But it was right at the end that the message of the book was clear: no matter how terrible the life experiences one goes through, there is always growth and an opportunity to transform, and lead a better life, echoing my two ‘SwitchBitch’ books which I published last year.  Continue reading →