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ARE YOU DOING YOUR PART

You’ve just flown economy class from Johannesburg to Heathrow. Your new surroundings are so peculiar, but you’re excited. You descend an escalator and seconds later you feel a strange wind on your face as the Piccadilly train arrives. A quarter of an hour later you see London city for the...

THE GREAT BILTONG Taste Test

Bil (‘rump’) tong (‘strip’ or ‘tongue’) - Dutch origin Ah biltong...South African cultural icon and one of my best-tasting memories of old. There isn’t a South African alive who can’t recollect images of get-togethers, birthdays, and camping trips where biltong was passed around amongst family members and friends. Consider it...

NATURAL WAYS to Help Combat JET LAG

With many of us frequently travelling abroad jet lag has become a part of modern living. However, travelling across different time zones makes us feel sluggish, fatigued and at risk of contracting all kinds of diseases from breathing recycled air. Then of course there is the dreaded DVT (deep-vein thrombosis)...

FESTIVE FASHION

All those parties and extra nights out mean you will need to be on the ball when it comes to fashion but with all that present shopping to do it can be hard to find time to treat yourself. Shopping for dresses sounds like every girl’s ideal pastime but the...

WHY ORGANIC MEAT

These days a lot of emphasis is placed on organic foods – it's not just a hype or a new fad, it's a serious business and a worthwhile consideration if you care about your health and the welfare of animals.

SAFFAS STAND PROUD IN 09

Wikipedia Pageen.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009 2008 was beyond doubt a tumultuous year for South Africa, from falling stocks and crashing markets, to the resignation of our President, Thabo Mbeki. The Xenophobic riots drew worldwide media attention, and once again our reputation as a forgiving nation and newly-built democracy was tainted.

LONELY HEARTS CLUB

Wikipedia Page  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day It’s the day highly anticipated by those in love, and much dreaded by those who are single. Yes, you guessed it -Valentine’s Day is upon us once again. The day has such an immense hype in the month’s preceding it that singles very often become depressed at...

ADRENALINE JUNKIES SA Takes on the World

Wikipedia Page:  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_sports Adrenalin is a hormone that causes all kinds of craziness in humankind. It’s a neurotransmitter that initiates the ‘fight or flight’ syndrome, and is closely associated with exciting or stressful situations. It’s a common occurrence in South Africans, especially when you consider our country’s crime, hectic roads...

A GLOBAL CHRISTMAS DELIGHT

Christmas is truly a global celebration! Although the traditions and foods associated with it vary with climate, culture, country—even calendar—the spirit of the day transcends all such differences. From November onwards, it is impossible to forget that Christmas is coming. Coloured lights decorate many town centres and shops, along with...

MISSION CHRISTMAS WHILE ABROAD

A friend from Amsterdam looks forward to spending time with a South African friend that’s coming over for Christmas, drinking lots of wine to stay warm, ice skating – seeing as this is her first cold Christmas – and just soaking up as much of the Dutch culture over this...

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

Wikipedia Page:  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year's_resolution Every year as the sounds of Auld Lang Syne dies out in the midnight hour; the ensuing silence is almost immediately filled with the sound of resolutions being made, and almost without fail, ultimately shattered. From promising to quit smoking, paying of debt, shopping less to the...

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ECONOMIC RECESSION?

Wikipedia Page  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recession With a myriad of new clothing lines being launched in stores this winter by such names a Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss, one wonders what happened to the economic recession. Nevertheless, there is no harm in trying new garments on. Also, now that February is upon us,...

Blonde Ambition

BLONDME from Schwarzkopf is a new seamless range of salon and home care products that understands the needs of blonde hair. Stylists of Doyer Doyer hair design has succesfully completed the new BLONDME training that will take all the guesswork out of diagnosing blondes.

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