Tag Archives: south africa

Turning a gothic horror into art

I  have a gothic horror of a warehouse looming over my backyard that is slowly (very slowly) being fixed up.  It’s a beautifully designed building that only needs a lick of paint to transform it into something quite lovely.  While … Continue reading

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Eskom let me cook

If you live in South Africa, it’s always an exciting experience to fire up the oven to get some cooking done.  It’s living on the edge, taking your life in your hands, because you run the risk of having the … Continue reading

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Just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there

Behind those clouds are mountains, lots of mountains, mountains that change their mood every five minutes. See what I mean? After a small glitch I’ve arrived in the lovely town of Riviersonderend.  The air is fresh, the night skies simply … 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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Brandan Reynolds – South Africa’s best cartoonist

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

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Only in Africa – the Juju pamphlet

With unemployment at about 25-40% it’s no wonder that people in South Africa do a lot of innovative things to scratch a living.  If you need a pair of emergency sunglasses or coat hangers, you only have to buy one … Continue reading

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Giggletree Design

Welcome to my new Giggletree Design blog, home for the things I make and sell in my Etsy and DaWanda shops.  It’s been slow going until now, but I’ve been distracted by my dayjob and the necessity of earning a … Continue reading

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