Spring September 2016


Spring has arrived here in Johannesburg in no uncertain terms! It is always a wonderful time of year and I always have competitions with my children to see who spots the new buds on the trees first. My Stinkwoods at home are already in full bloom and are looking beautiful. (more…)

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June 2016


Hello all. Welcome to June – the winter solstice month. Amazing to think that the shortest day, longest night of the year for us on the southern tip of Africa is a mere three weeks away. We’ve had our fireplace roaring every night recently and it is so soothing to bask in its warm glow. Last month we spoke about the return of the study. (more…)

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May 2016


An indisputable fact about the decor,design and textile industry is that nothing is constant and trends are always changing. But what I have noticed is that, ironically, these trends often reverse themselves. In this regard one theme that I want to touch on this month is the so-called ‘return of the study’. (more…)

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April 2016


I have learnt from my husband that there are two methods that can be used to identify the beginning and end of seasons. The first is an astronomical definition which uses the exact dates of the solstices and equinoxes to determine when seasons begin and end, and the second is a meteorological definition which essentially uses temperature as the primary means of denoting season. (more…)

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March 2016


I am naturally an early to bed early to rise type of person and most days of the week you’ll find me doing a jog / walk through the streets of my suburb at around 5 am. There was a distinct autumnal feel to the air in recent days and, whilst I love summer more than anything, it is indeed a relief to have slightly cooler temperatures. (more…)

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February 2016


Routine can be very liberating! Sounds a bit counterintuitive but often it’s very comforting, and very effective, to be back in the old routine. (more…)

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Welcome to 2016 – We are Open for Business


Welcome back to Jozi! We hope you had a wonderful, restful holiday period. 2015 certainly will go down in history as a challenging year on all fronts for South Africa and whilst the challenges haven’t gone away, the new year just seems to give one a renewed dose of energy and optimism. (more…)

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