Monday, June 24, 2013

Go gentle into that good night, Tata.

                                                                                                                                         (Photo: Flickr)

'Go gentle into that good night, Tata. 
In life you burned and raved and raged against the death of our light. 
Your words forked lightning across our land; your convictions danced around your captors. 
You turned your back on ten thousand suns in flight for us, 
and grieved wild youth in concrete cold through years of night. 
You saw with blinding sight and fierce tears that our freedom was worth the ultimate cost: your own. 
And you, my father, there on that sad height, gave your liberty, your family, your youth, your health, your very life, so we could have this freedom for which we show such cynical contempt. 
And now, with fierce tears I pray
That you go gentle into that good night.' 

-  Janice Winter's take on the famous Dylan Thomas poem, which she wrote in honour of Madiba earlier this year. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Photographer: Alex Abok

Meet Alex Abok. He is a talented photographer and has been teaching the photography school at Media Village in Durbanville for the last 4 years.

Last weekend I was at Media Village for an alumni reunion and he took some photos of my kids and I.
Thought I'd share them with you.

Alex does family shoots, person portfolio and product shoots. Also fashion, weddings and anything else you could imagine. Behind the Scenes shoots. Call Alex on 0612011922 or 0783309264.
Or email him at

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

At this moment...

I like... (for the purpose of birthdays and secret santa)

Nail polish. Sorbet colours. Bright citrus and summer shades. Matte Black. Nude shades. Anything!

 Small bags. Leather. Neutrals. Bright colours. 

Geometric shapes. Chunky. Gold. Black. Leather. Wood. 

Scarves. With patterns or floral. Silk or cotton or whatever. Bright or muted. Doesn't matter.
 (just no knitted scarves please. It's warm)

My favorite colours are mint, gold and black.

I also love chocolate. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

I want a bear on my chest.

My favorite illustrator, Sandra Dieckmann, has some awesome shirts out with  Sympathy For The Unusual... making art wearable. Sandra tweeted: 'My Bear and Bison T-shirts beautifully printed and presented in :: Sympathy for the Unusual Spring/Summer 2012 ::' Follow her on twitter: @sandradieckmann


I'm torn between the Bear and the Bison.

More about Sandra:

"In 2011 Sandra won an award for Upcoming Talent in Illustration in the UK for her image ‘Fox Tree’. Now 28 years young she lives and works as a Freelance illustrator in East London and is very content with her friends and her cat Little Crumb by her side, waiting for you to hire her colourful services."

More about Sympathy:

"Sympathy For The Unusual comes from the union of design, graphic and fashion: an emotional and creative fusion thanks to the partnerships of italian and international young artists. A real natural melting pot hugs different places, looking forward to new ideas, lightning curiousity. Sympathy makes art wearable. Heterogeneous styles, signs and ideas. Everyone can be different from the mass, everyone could decide to be independent, free. A little snob, a lot unusual.
Sympathy For The Unusual is an Italy based brand formed in 2009."

Monday, April 23, 2012


This morning @_lucaluca tweeted a link to and I spent ages geeking out.

Here are some of the things I'd buy if I was a gazillionaire. Hours of fun.

Cat scratch DJ turntable

Jedi Bath Robe

Walk on water inflatable ball

Tron Light cycle

Brass knuckles tazer

Crystal clear canoe

Cookie bowl mould

Qlock two designer clock

Beer ammo bandolier

Pumpkin carriage bed (for Lily)

Storm-trooper coffee mug

Ninjabread men cookie cutters

Super Mario piranha earrings

Question touch-sensitive block lamp

iPhone SLR Adapter (for Sheldon)

RAGE face masks

Blood pool pillow (LOL)

Exhaust  car jack - clever hey!

Zombie doorstop

Convertible futon bunk bed

Pirate Ship playhouse (for V-man)

Portable camping pocket shower
(never be stinky again)

Beer holster. (Stick 'em up drunk!)

Dead Kenny Doorstop (for Sheldon)

Giant Slumber bear

The Nest Rest

The wicked witch bookmark

King Kong cat scratch post

I CAN'T STOP..... *dies*

Thursday, April 12, 2012

My etsy shop of the day.

Today I've chosen rachel loves bob 
Here are my favorites from their range on etsy at the moment.

Simple, geometric, gold and wood, mint and pastel pink. Lovely!