Posts By: Guest Writer


Confronting the Crossroads in Life How many times did it happen to you? How many times were you confronted with crossroads in your life and you just didn’t know which way to go? Do you go back? Turn left or right? Or do you take the bull by the horns and go on forward? Last… Read more »

Important Facts About Food Allergies

Know about Food Allergies Millions of people around the world are allergic to certain food allergens. While allergic reactions can be mild and require almost no treatment, severe allergies can be life-threatening, with exposure to the food allergen in question causing anaphylaxis, suffocation by swelling of the throat, and death. The eight most prevalent food… Read more »

South Africa and the FIFA scandal

Has the FIFA scandal once again plunged South Africa into scandal? When the US Department of Justice’s investigations into irregularities at US banks led to the arrest of 5 FIFA officials in Zurich the world was shocked. It seems as if there is no doubt that money was laundered, lies were told, bribes were offered… Read more »

4 Non-Valentines

  Non-fondness of Valentines Some of you may recall the pop band 4 Non-Blondes.  I am borrowing the name of this piece from them, albeit slightly altered, due to my lack of fondness for this day. Google search the word valentine and you will see red roses and heart shaped chocolate boxes along with sickly… Read more »

The sweet and sour of Christmas shopping

What is Christmas shopping really about? “Silent night, holy night! All is calm, all is bright.” What a wonderful nostalgic atmosphere in the shops this time of year. All that glitter and beloved Christmas carols in the background! I just love doing Christmas shopping. In South Africa, of course Christmas, the long summer holiday, sun,… Read more »

Plan your holiday

Planning: The Key to a Successful Holiday Most people keenly anticipate their yearly holiday. No wonder: they work all year long to keep food on the table and to pay the bills. The annual vacation is the reward for all that hard work. Unfortunately, the high expectations all members of the family hold dear are… Read more »