Kanye West takes Johannesburg

3 02 2013

Check out my latest blog post on www.mzansilifeandstyle.com about the Kanye West Concert that took place last night at The Dome.

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Bonang Matheba Makes the Forbes List

13 01 2013

Read about Bonang Matheba making the Forbes list on http://mzansilifeandstyle.com and find out how she achieves her dreams, one giant leap at a time.





Check out my new post “Nobody puts Baby in a corner”

12 01 2013

Have the time of your life when you read this new post on http://www.mzansilifeandstyle.com





A Good Year

3 01 2013

A Good Year is one of my favourite films of all time. It is set in Provence in the South of France as well as London, and involves the relationship between Max (Russell Crowe) and his Uncle Henry (Albert Finney). The story flashes back and forth, from past to present, and we see a young Max being taught to appreciate the finer things in life (like a good wine) by his Uncle Henry. Of course, there is a love interest in the form of the lovely Fanny Chenal played with delightful French aplomb by Marion Cotillard.

SPOILER ALERT!
(But really, if you haven’t yet seen this film, have you been living under a rock since 2006?)

The best parts of the film are the pool scene when Max and Fanny are swimming as kids, and then the reveal at the end, as seen in this clip below – “FORGIVE MY LIPS, THEY FIND JOY IN THE MOST UNUSUAL PLACES.” – Max Skinner.

The film is based on the 1989 book called “A Year in Provence” by former advertising man Peter Mayle. I actually have a copy of this book, it was a freebie with a magazine that I bought many moons ago. When I was studying Copywriting, I also found a book he wrote (in a second hand book store in Cape Town) in 1990 called “UP THE AGENCY – The Snakes and Ladders of the Advertising Business.” It was hilarious and hit the nail right on the head, and it was a book that drove me to pursue a career in media. But that’s a blog for another day.

In the meantime, here are some pics of the books mentioned above, which I am sure must be available on Amazon these days.

A YEAR IN PROVENCE BOOK COVER

UP THE AGENCY BOOK COVER

Just to end off on a particularly French note, I found this beautiful original version of Edith Piaf’s “La Vie en Rose” with a succinct edit of the best romantic clips of the movie A GOOD YEAR, so do enjoy.





Follow my new blog – Mzansi Life & Style

2 01 2013

Hello everyone,

I recently started a new blog all about Life and Style in Mzansi (the vernacular word for South Africa). Please do check it out and follow it – just fill in your email address and you will get updates each time I write a new post.

Mzansi Life & Style

Happy reading.





ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER MANDELA RAND

30 12 2012

I have been “spring cleaning” as you do during the festive season, and culling my wardrobe and shoe collection. During this process, I found some old South African notes, circa 1982. This money belonged to my late granny, Audrey Roman, and she kept two of each monetary denomination, in rather pristine condition, I might add.

R2 BACK OF NOTE

R2 NOTE

R5 NOTE

R5 NOTE BACK

R10 NOTE

R10 NOTE BACK

R20 NOTE

R20 NOTE BACK

R50 NOTE

R50 NOTE BACK

Now for those who don’t know about the history of South Africa or how it came to be that Jan van Riebeeck used to appear on our money, click here for more information.

Anyway, the point of this blog post is in celebration that Tata Mandela is out of hospital, and recovering at his Houghton home in Johannesburg, or so the public are being told, and also to celebrate the fact that South Africa has new monetary currency reflecting Tata Nelson Mandela’s image.

NEW MANDELA NOTES

It is not everyday that a country gets new currency, so this is very historic for South Africans.





Final Episode of Spirit Sundae

30 12 2012

As a follow up to my blog dated the 22nd of December 2012 “The End of an Era, as Spirit Sundae draws to a close after 9 years” here is the insert that was broadcast today on SABC1, where the viewers got to see the team behind the Spirit Sundae show and we each have our “15 minutes of fame” as we take a walk down memory lane. Hats off to the wonderful people who have put their faith into action each week for the past 9 years and brought you uplifting, inspirational multi-faith content.

Thanks for the memories!








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