Monthly Archives: July 2013

Don’t trust your bank – even if you call them

I called my bank for some assistance with their new website, I was trying to move some money from one account into another.  The lady who answered the phone asked me if I had my bank card.  I was puzzled, … Continue reading

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Eish – spring she is springing

The jasmine are popping, people, that can only mean one thing.  One really cold snap and then …. then haaaayfever!

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Zimbabwean elections

To all those brave people in Zimbabwe who are going to vote this week, here’s a reminder of the “good old days”

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Fabric flowers – plucking a stick for my own back

I used to make flowers out of felt, which was a lot of work with all the hand sewing.  Unfortunately felt doesn’t wear very well, it droops, attracts dust and gets those little pilled balls like old jerseys. So just … Continue reading

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Brandan Reynolds – South Africa’s best cartoonist

Move over Zapiro, Brandan Reynolds is South Africa’s best cartoonist.

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And then there are these bags

This is a bag, oh yes, it’s made out of polymer clay by Kathleen Dustin.

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Yoruba beaded crowns – sublime beadwork

Like the colour purple in Europe, beads were restricted to royalty in Africa.  Male bead artists with talent were sought out across the kingdom and brought into the palaces to work their magic.  Starched cotton was stretched over a basketry … Continue reading

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