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“Instant gratification takes too long.”

Carrie Fisher

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April 24, 2019

“As humans, we've always been explorers. There was always some person amongst the group who would put on a backpack or whatever they had and walk over that horizon to see what was on the next mountain range. The next surface that we can explore is that of Mars,” Dr Adriana Marais.

November 28, 2018

I have found that even small actions can make an impact, whether it’s being a sounding board for younger women, giving a voice to their concerns or aspirations when they aren’t able to do so themselves, supporting them even if that means more work for me, celebrating their successes and if needed standing defiant when nobody else in the room has found their feet.

June 5, 2018

PLASTIC was everywhere: in the dunes, on the beach, in the sand and floating alongside as we swam. Where once the tide brought ashore seashells, jellyfish, bluebottle or kelp now it deposits plastic products in various shapes, sizes and stages of decomposition.

June 2, 2018

Tastefully designed the WhiskyBrother Bar is inviting, warm and relaxed making it easy to forget that its located in a popular shopping mall. The bar boasting a collection of more than 800 whiskies, from around the world is drool inducing!

November 27, 2017

At the end of the day I went home with my spirits soaring. I had shared great times, delicious food and drink, while making great new memories - what better way to remember the dead while celebrating the living! I can’t wait for my next “Day of the Dead.”

September 19, 2017

My French adventures and mis-adventures are amongst some of my most treasured memories. Beyond the boulevards, baguettes and bubbles there are key life lessons to be learnt.

March 23, 2017

There is nothing like a trip to the bush to replenish the soul! We lucky to have so many options in South Africa. I am currently on a family holiday in South Africa's famous Kruger National Park.

We opted to drive from Gauteng to the Park. It's a wonderful reminder of the scenic beauty to be found around our country.

Magoebaskloof is breathtaking. We arrived to find it rather moody, lots of clouds about, a tad chilly and still s...

March 21, 2017

"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently." Warren Buffet

Ethics and integrity or the lack there of, bad and good behaviour and a host of other traits can affect reputation, this I saw first-hand as a journalist. These same issues are faced by corporates and brands, especially in this age of hyper transparency. It’s one of the reasons I entered th...

February 28, 2017

Bathed in the Highveld sun, trees laden with ripe fruit just waiting to be picked, the orchard was an inviting sight.  In the centre of the neat rows of trees, very much like a pomegranate, we found splendour.  Think beautifully laid tables, designed menus, thoughtful decorations, music – the attention to detail by the Down to Earth crew is impressive.

February 21, 2017

Standing at the entrance of the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, I watch Ahmed Kathrada and George Bizos warmly greet each other and I was reminded that I am standing among GIANTS!  They are among the last few remaining stalwarts of the anti-Apartheid struggle.  It’s an under-stated intimate gathering to mark the launch of Conversations with a Gentle Soul, a new book by Kathrada and Sahm Venter.  Kathrada’s family, wife...

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