Friday, 26 December 2014
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=1307260&blobtype=pdf (since this article was written, sulfites have been banned on salad bars, but food manufacturers use sulfites on many foods, and some foods have naturally occurring sulfites).
I have been semi-concious the entire week, and missed christmas due to this nonsense :( awful.
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
|I found some cute cupcake holders in the drawer... cute!|
|I decided to do a simple chocolate swirl, the tops of the cakes looks so yummy I didn't want to hide them!|
Sunday, 14 December 2014
|MANILA, Philippines – Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss, 22, won the title of Miss World 2014, taking the reins from Miss World 2013, the Philippines' own Megan Young.|
REGION:BLOEMFONTEIN, FREE STATEAGE:21
Combining her two passions, she says: “Miss South Africa is all about giving. One of the greatest gifts anyone can receive is the gift of a healthy life. With my passion for giving, people and health, I will be able to contribute to one of the most important things any country desires: health for all.”
Rolene finds inspiration from Professor Jonathan Jansen, the rector of the University of the Free State. “He is not afraid to stand for what he believes in, he loves what he does and gives of himself to his students. I can testify that he wants the best for his students and supports them in all they do. We can all learn from Prof Jansen. Love what you do, stay humble and let the light shine on others.”
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Kimberly has been found.
A message regarding missing people: "Pls parents need to go to nearest SAPS and open a case. A Form 55 needs to be filed in and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org for us to assist. When a case is opened an alert will also be put out for her vehicle by SAPS"
Tues 9th December 9am
Please Help Urgent! Has anyone seen this girl: Kimberly Anderson?
She was last seen last-night (08/12/2014) at Lords and Legends Toti with her friends at 21:30pm and has not been seen or heard from since.
Please, if you have any info please contact 074 129 7717 urgently.
She was driving a silver Peugeot 101.
Please share and circulate.
Megan Candey shared the link above, on facebook.
Friday, 5 December 2014
I loved the blue/white colour scheme and hand painted signage at Salt. The white wattle pole ceiling was lovely to look at...
and their Cappuccino and Rooibos Cappuccino's were divine! (Rooibos Cappuccino was so incredible I'd go all the way there from Durban again just to have another one)
The managed/owner was very friendly and had a lovely chat with the Husband after our meal. The location is on a busy 3 way stop, so you sit and watch the world go by, I enjoyed watching people going about their lives.
Coffee Shop | Pastries & Croissants | Pizza | Toasted Sandwiches & Paninis.
PIZZA 12:30 - 19:30 | Wed ~ Sun
FOCACCIA...............Olive Oil, Garlic and or Mozzarella
MARGARITA............Cheese & Tomato
HAWAIIAN................Ham & Pineapple
REGINA....................Ham & Mushroom
VEGETARIAN...........Roasted Peppers, Mushrooms, Onions, Garlic & Feta
TROPICAL BACON..Bacon, Mushroom, Garlic & Pineapple
SALAMI....................Salami, Roasted Peppers & Chilli
MEXICAN.................Red Onion, Roasted Peppers, Jalapeno & Mince
TANDORI.................Red Onion, Spicy Peppers, Tandoori Chicken & Coriander
QUATTRO................Artichokes, Salami, Mushrooms & Olives
SICILIANA................Anchovies, Capers & Olives
TRIO FORMAGGIO.Mozzarella, Feta & Blue Cheese
SPICY MEAT............Tandoori, Salami, Ham & Bacon
BBQ MEAT FEAST...Salami, Mince, Bacon, Ham & BBQ Basting
BACON & AVO..........Bacon, Avo & Feta
13 Ocean Drive
Chakas Rock Beach
Chakas Rock the corner of Ocean Drive & Chakas Rock Main Road.
Monday, 24 November 2014
Actor | Director | Playwright
"Uthando...love. This song is very emotional. I feel that it draws so much depth, and touches ones emotions, it talks about the love that each one of us wants to experience. That love which lasts forever... but at the same time it questions whether that love could exist... It is an amazing song and I'd rate it '5 out of 5' since it's a unique Zulu love song, amazing Sandy."
Star rating: 5 out of 5
Radio DJ | Style Guru
"Beautifully composed song... and I give it a 5 star rating. Maybe because of my loss, and the way I felt whilst listening to it. Very, very moving Sandy. You're incredibly talented. So 5 star it is!"
Star rating: 5 out of 5
Celebrity Blogger | Durban Journo | Lifestyle & Fashion Guru
"I was impressed that you know how to sing in isizulu. It is important now that artists learn to come out of their comfort zones in order to reach a larger audience. Looking forward to the rest of your albums. You are a talented musician."
Star rating: 5 out of 5
Singer | Young Mbazo Member
"Tjo my friend this song is a hit! I love it - 100 out of 100. I love it so much, that I put you at #1 on the charts!"
Star rating: 5 out of 5
Actress | TV host Expresso Morning Show SABC3
Wow... That just made my trip home from work ! It's somehow manages to be powerful and comforting at the same time... Like a big hug - my kind of love song! Happily a 4 (Only saying 4 because u just said u still need to tweak it - need to leave room for improvement)
Star rating: 4 out of 5
Expresso Morning Show SABC3 | Food Blogger The Kate Tin
"Sandy this is hauntingly beautiful! I obviously give it 5. This song is brimming with a depth and emotion that transcends any language barrier. Goosebumps stuff!"
Star rating: 5 out of 5
Singer | Guitarist | Member of The Flames
"Remember... I'm biased
We spent about 3 hours doing this.
A4 white paper for printing the images
Santa and a sleigh
Get your kid/kids to draw a Reindeer each (even if they are funny looking) scan and copy the number of reindeer that you need. Make sure to mirror flip the ones that will flay 'backwards' in the zig zag.
One A4 piece of coloured paper per reindeer x number of reindeer.
One A4 piece of coloured cardboard for the back layer x number of reindeer
Wool / 2m shoe lace / string
Create 'characters' by adding hair styles etc to each reindeer,
Colour in the pictures using roll-ups,
Glue the highlights and add glitter,
Stick onto the coloured paper and cut out again leaving a bubble border.
Stick onto the coloured cardboard and cut out again leaving another colour bubble layer.
Thread wool/string etc through the reindeer, criss crossing through a small puncture near the chest. Use sticky tape to fasten the 'reins' correctly.
Then, using sticky tape, adhere to window.
Saturday, 22 November 2014
The choreography was not simple by any means, the passion and zeal of the cast was palpable, they were enjoying, truly enjoying the experience on stage. They were 100% behind the message that they were sharing – a rare thing to ‘feel’ emanating from the stage. Lighting design was by freelance Lighting and Sound Technician Mancane, and I felt that the lighting supported each scene visually (even though I leaned on the spot light and got moaned at! Thankfully it wasn’t on at the time!!)
Tickets: Available at all Checkers or Shoprite stores in KZN, or online click HERE.
Brought to you by Sakhiwo Arts And Skills Development Centre
Monday, 17 November 2014
What a wonderful way to start your weekend... :)
There will be lots of Christmas goodies to buy from the Hingham decor shop, as gifts, or to spoil yourself!
Classy Candles and Function decor hire will be displaying clever idea's on how to decorate your christmas table and there will be some beautiful christmas decorations for sale.
The Tea Garden will run as normal until sunset, and as an addition: we will be selling our famous salad dressing, onion marmalade, biscuits etc.
Bring the whole family, and come and have some fun at Hinghams!
Please share to help us make this a successful event.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
ACTIVISM: Save Newmarket Stables, FleaMarket, Berea Rovers Rugby Club, and Cyril Geoghan Cycling Stadium
Friday, 7 November 2014
Sandy's CD "A Night To Remember" will be on sale for R100.
In the spirit of #LoveYourBusker please don't forget to bring cash tips for your performer and any bags of small dog or cat pellets for the Healthy Mongoose Feeding Program.
Booking is essential. To book your table either under the thatched boma or in the playground area, call Danielle Venter 0768123886.
Email email@example.com if you have any special requests
(This charming #Durban restaurant has a #playground, lots of shaded seating, has #wheelchair access and wheelchair friendly toilets, the venue is also #PetFriendly)
The Taste Detectives http://tastedetectives.co.za/hingham-nursery/
Sunday Tribune http://tinyurl.com/Review-pg4-SundayTrib-20July
The Durban Journo http://www.durbanjourno.co.za/2014/09/in-spotlight-with-sandy-bigara-hinghams.html
Sandy will be performing new songs this Sunday... Honouring those who fell in WWII - hit songs of Vera Lynn, Doris Day, Nina Simone, Dinah Shore, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn... Such as My Funny Valentine, Stormy Weather, I loves you Porgy, Cry me a River, Misty, Bewitched, Let's face the Music and Dance, Don't eat the Daisies, Que Cera Cera, and some of her original love songs as well, there may be some classical songs too. :)
Thursday, 6 November 2014
7 November 2014
The Democratic Alliance is devastated by the tragic and needless death of one of its most beloved public representatives, Councillor Ken Denysschen. Councillor Denysschen was electrocuted while erecting posters ahead of the Mpofana elections scheduled for 26 November.
Ken Denysschen was a councillor in the Mpofana Municipality where he had served with distinction since his election in 2011. He was a very rare person indeed, someone who had a great love of life and infected everyone he met with his boundless enthusiasm and bright hope for the future.
He was a virtual icon in the North Midlands area, being utterly dedicated to the community and getting to know scores of residents through his unrelenting service in the Mpofana Ratepayers and Residents Association, support of community associations and more recently as a councillor.
Attending a public meeting or information table with him was a humbling experience, as he seemed to know every single person there and they, in turn, had the utmost respect and appreciation for Ken's never-ending efforts on their behalf.
As a public representative, Ken Denysschen fought a brave battle as the lone DA councillor in Mpofana trying to root out corruption and improve service delivery. He was just beginning to achieve a measure of success when his cruel death cut short his work.
The heartfelt condolences and empathy of the DA in KZN, and nationally, go out to Councillor Denysschen's close family, his two sons and daughter, who we will visit today. May God be with you and comfort you in this very difficult time.
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
They play incredible games, very involved, and very messy. They turn the lounge into so many amazing places for adventures together - I love listening to them giggle, talking in 'american' accents and having a ball.
The outcome each time this year has been a lounge that is DESTROYED. And ME cleaning it :/ we have no Domestic Assistance and my Husband and I share the workload.
So this weekend I watched them thoroughly mess the lounge. Before I would have felt defeated and sad, moaning about the mess. This time however, I spoke to them gently and said "Whatever you do, you must undo later. The lounge will be neat by the time you go to bed." And they agreed - messing even more.
I then marshaled them for almost an hour while they tidied the room - I assisted in folding blankets with them, and guiding them when they had a little tiff etc. Kel 4 struggled, but I watched how Savanna stepped in and encouraged her sister to help by working alongside her. By the end of the hour they were very proud of the neat room. I had to take photos of them. They were that proud.
Monday - the lounge stayed clean the WHOLE day (a first!!)
Tuesday they started a 'museum' and brought through toys - moving the bigger couch cushions off of the couches and onto the floor - to create different sections of the museum - then they watched a movie and dragged their blankets and bed pillows into the lounge... They also opened a big tub of crayons and koki's, and drew lots of pictures on A4 paper... By 5pm the lounge was beyond destroyed. I couldn't walk straight across it.
I had finally climbed into bed a bit later not feeling so well, so Daddy oversaw the clean-up. I listened to them moving things, packing things away. Lots of giggles as their Daddy lifted them up inside their blankets and carried them to their rooms.
In 30min the lounge was tidy. Not perfect - but very tidy. Each couch even had little decorative cushions on it :)
I'm very keen to see where this leads... Hopefully teaching them to realise that for every action there is a reaction.
What do you do if your kids totally mess up a room or two in your house?
Have a great day xx
Monday, 3 November 2014
Tickets: Available at all Checkers or Shoprite stores in KZN, or online click HERE.
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
What Kind? Is our South African version of the long running UK & USA tv series Whose Line Is It Anyway? with Drew Carey, Ryan Stile, Colin Mochrey and Wayne Brady that had us all howling with laughter in the ninety's & noughty's!
Our talented cast of professional actors returns for their fourth consecutive show and belly laughs are guaranteed (the show officially ends at 11:15pm but our cheering audiences have never let us finish before midnight!)
There is a dress-up competition and the best dressed audience member will win a nice prize to take home.
Did we mention that there will be free wine?... No? Well, there will be free wine. You're welcome.
Book your tickets (R80pp) at http://online.computicket.com/web/event/what_kind_improv_comedy/843673371 or at any Checkers or Shoprite store... Or, after a nice dinner at the wharf (if you're brave enough to party in your dress-up!) You can stroll along to the theatre at 9:30pm and buy your tickets at Box Office (next to Zacks)
See you there! #WhatKind
|Googled the answer and got this. Lots of this. (This is a clue)|
I worked together with a friend of mine, Nelisa, and we came up with our own set of Questions... in response to a previous set of questions (originally written by the antagonist/protagonist/racist/rebel/activist?) A list of questions that also all had the same answer... at least the questioner thought that they all had the same answer... (I spent some time googling these questions trying to come up with the correct answer to each ... my effort was not well met unfortunately and I was told to hand over my home, job, money etc and leave South Africa to go... where? Dunno, cos I am South African. Passport and all says so... so, yes.)
|Look at them. Smug bastards.|
As close friends (Sisters even, if Facebook's 'family' Status is anything to go by) of different colour, race and cultural groups - Nelisa and I have laughed and cried over race issues - working our way forward as friends. Sometimes she helps me to understand the complexities of racial understanding in South Africa, sometimes I get it... and sometimes I get my dear husband to make her awesome coffee, we eat a lot of jelly tots, but I digress. Cheetos as well. Add chocolate to this. And pasta.
We have found that laughter is the best way forward. Let's see how well you do in our Questionnaire!
|Another clue. You're welcome.|
These are the original racist questions to which my friend and I are responding:
1. Who is responsible for deforestation of the rain forests and wild trees
2. Who is responsible for the extinction and death of Wild Animals and Sea Creatures?
3. Who is responsible for the world pollution and man made illnesses.
4. Who is responsible for the wiping out of other races of human beings and the enslavement of others.
5. Who decided that the access to food should be sold and not freely obtained by all human beings on the planet.
6. Which people, no matter where you go on the Planet are always well off and own the majority of everything whether they are Natives of that land or not.
And as I said, the Questioner above, let's call her Sally, believed that each question had the exact same answer.
The same answers to all of the questions in our next questionnaire:
|I can't even.|
Anyway, here is our list of Questions:
1. What colour are most of South Africa's taxi's?
2. Finish the sentence: Clouds are ______.
3. What colour is fresh snow?
4. The non-black sections on a Zebra are ______.
5. The racist establishment in DC that houses the USA President, is called the ______ House.
6. The colour of refined rice. (Which is also evidence of the power of imperialism)
7. Imperial Mints are ______. (Another sign of Imperialism!! *gasp*)
8. Holy Communion Wafers are usually ______.
9. The name of the rough paint used to paint houses is ______ wash.
10. Sheep are ______ in colour.
11. A4 Printer paper is usually _______.
12. Finish the sentence: Icing sugar is _______.
13. What colour sounds like the word "What" ______.
14. Finish the Michael Jackson lyrics: "It's black, it's _______. yeah. yeah. yeah."
15. Women wait for their 'Knight on a _______ Stallion"
|The blatant racism here is just... shocking.|
Yeah, so, there's that. Anyone can make a list, and make sure that all answers are exactly the same... I do suggest though, before making an accusatory racist list like the first one above, check your facts - wikipedia is great, or if you are a hipster then the Encyclopedia Britannica is surely at your local library - and, good luck with that.
Anyways.......... I hope that you all have a good day. Make friends with someone who is different to you. Broaden your horizons guys.