Apple Music review

Apple Music is a new live stream app that has recently been released by Apple Inc. The app live streams music and behind the scenes music videos, and introduces Beats 1 radio which is free online streaming of the radio station.   The launch of …

10 animations of 2015

Which of the animated feature films released in 2015 to watch, which to avoid, plus a look at what the end of the year has in store.     First, a disclaimer: this post was not made with kids in mind. Its target market are serious, …

How to clean books

  There is nothing more disappointing than little critters eating away at your precious book collection. Even more disappointing is when they leave a musty smell which keeps you from enjoying your books. For a bibliophile, the above scenario is no …

Knit a pair of mittens

Once you start, you probably won’t be able to stop. Then you can sell your extra mittens on bidorbuy. A pair of hand-knitted mittens is (or should be) the birth right of every child.  Mittens are an essential part of a kid’s wardrobe. Some even say that …

5 books set in Cape Town

A novel by a Nobel laureate, a thriller, a haunting debut novel, a historical novel and a collection of poetry: check our selection of books set in Mother City.   This blog brought to you 5 books set in Joburg a while ago, tipping the scales …

One Direction: Need to know

For every drop in the ocean there is a boyband that never made it. One Direction however, have defied the odds and rocketed to stardom almost overnight. Now on their fourth album, they are showing no signs of slowing down.   The history of One …

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

                                          Happy birthday to beloved children's …

Our pick of 5 reads from 2014

Every year I tell myself that I'm going to read more. With 1000s of books published yearly, it's hard to choose what to read next. We've made that choice easy for you with our pick of the top 5 reads from 2014.     1. Leaving Time by …

How to crochet a doily

It’s a long time since doilies have been considered in vogue. The small crocheted decorative mats were used to protect surfaces such as arm and headrests in homes of grandmothers the world over. These days, however, with the help of crafty platforms such …

Styles in modern painting

Art and the many styles of painting serve to illustrate our belief systems, politics and every other imaginable socio-economical influence at the time of production. For this reason, people are and always will be baffled, amazed and in awe of …