Up Close and Personal With Cheetahs

The cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal, with an acceleration of 0 to 80 km/h in just 3 seconds (this equals the Formula 1 Ferrari, ’99!). With a top speed of 120 km/h, each stride is between 7 to 8 metres. And this weekend I had the chance to get...

For The Love Of Henna

I love henna. One of my favourite memories from my childhood was looking forward to getting my small hands decorated with henna the night before Eid. My eldest sister, who has quite the creative gene, used to decorate my palms with flowers and other patterns. And I,...

95 Birthdays

Four years ago today we celebrated what would be my grandmother’s last birthday – her 95th. Twenty-three days later it was my name she called out when she took her final breath. § There’s a certain kind of determination that the elderly exude. And...

The Value of Empathy

A few months ago I stumbled across a video that, in under 3 minutes, explains what is empathy. The video is narrated by Brené Brown who is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Although it is an animated video, it so...

Generalisations

I’m going to start off with a small disclaimer here: My blog post is not directed at anybody or meant to cause any harm. The below incidents are based only on my personal experience. Being a slender female from Durban, living in Cape Town, who happens to be...

The Entertainer App – Cape Town 2015

One of the first things my husband and I did for 2015 was buy The Entertainer App for Cape Town 2015. It’s jam-packed with exciting vouchers I can’t wait to use! (Psst, it’s still going for R345). This app is available for your phone and once you...

Print Book or eBook?

Opening a book is like opening a box of exciting thoughts and creative imagination just waiting to be devoured… Many avid readers will tell you so. As for me, I couldn’t agree more. The pure joy of owning a freshly-bought and clean book with crisp pages...

MacBook Air

I made a promise to myself at age 19 – I am going to own a MacBook Air. My sister got herself one at the time and I fell in love with it – granted, I fell for its aesthetics more than its capability, but I simply HAD to have one. One day. Five years later,...

The Impulsive Online Shopper

I have a habit of stalking the goods I buy online. Yes, I suppose one can argue that I have a lot of time on my hands, but to be honest, I just want to make sure I don’t experience any cognitive dissonance (and here I thought I’d never use Marketing text book terms in...

Funky Flash Drives

I’m currently going through a ‘cute and funky flash drive craze’ with the hope of owning every cute flash drive out there… more or less 😛 There’s a shop at Canal Walk that I simply love for their cool gadgets and cute flash drives –...