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The AVBOB poetry competition-schmichion

So after months of targeted marketing and urging from my followers and friends I had finally succumbed to the thing that is AVBOB’s supposed poetry competition. Here is my review. In English. Because apparently that lasts a bit longer than writing in Afrikaans!...

Gert & Joey book review

So I had the opportunity to read Gert & Joey: nuwe lig op ‘n raaisel van dertig jaar this past month. By opportunity, of course, I mean I had planned on buying the paperback at the end of the month, but could not for pete’s sake wait that long and ended up buying the...

The Jolly Roger Pirate sunset cruise – experience review

The Jolly Roger Pirate sunset cruise In today’s review I’ll cover the Jolly Roger pirate boat in Cape Town. More specifically, I’ll have a chat about the sunset cruise and my experience on the thing. Okay, so let me be perfectly honest. I fucking loathe going to the...

Sam and Gordon: protagonist vs antagonist in Consequence

For those who know, or don't know, my first novel, Consequence, is now available in eBook and Paperback through Amazon. Of course, it's been a novel several years in the making, and some supporters had purchased the original release in 2016 (if this is you, drop me a...

Afpoot gal at Comic Con Africa 2018

So what do you do when you hate Gauteng and hate August and September months in Gauteng even more? Well, you go to Comic Con of course. Given, my attitude towards the place is probably a bit harsh, but having lived there most of my life, I can attest to the havoc the...

Matroosberg in the Snow: a 4×4 delight

As a South African who has rarely traveled anywhere, the mere thought of snow makes me giddy, so it’s no surprise that my Matroosberg in the Snow experience was something I absolutely adored. And yet, for other hopefuls out there hoping to dash around on a white and...

Wish upon a dying star: read this before you buy from Wish

For those of us in the know, Wish is a very nifty little app which sells goods worldwide at a fraction of the cost. In fact, many goods sold by the plethora of third parties are free and only require the user to pay for shipping (as well as the import duties relevant...

30 Essential Books to gift this 2016 festive season

Decembers, to me, are synonymous with rest, recovery, and immersing yourself in the depths of a good book or two. The South African festive summers simply lend themselves to hammocks, lilos and dragging old mattresses under rustling leaves of our favourite trees. And...

Tussen Die Sterre 2016 – zoid, van coke and adam sonder coke

So i had the privilege of an impromptu tagalong to my first Afrikaans music fest yesterday with my friend Nicola, whose bf just so happened to feel under the weather (yass guy!) – allowing me to take his place and see Karen Zoid and Francois van Coke live for the...

Why grammar nazis are the worst!

I’ve been on many (too many) forums where people try to draw a correlation between spelling or grammar abilities and intellect. Because, of course, if you cannot spell you are apparently a ‘lesser’, ‘dumber’ and (don’t you know it?) downright uneducated human...

Loving thy neighbours, or not

I don’t like neighbours. Punt. Klaar. Of nie? Now-now! Hold your horses—no need to get your grump on. This statement carries no offence and is more of a generalisation about my own character than any one of the people who happen to live in my proximity. I’m sure...

Rules for online marketing, social media and PR

Rules for online marketing, social media and PR The world wide web is a scary place to enter as an individual, and even scarier as a brand. Add to that the daunting surge of social media and you may wonder how you should tackle the task of online marketing and PR....