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Pop vs. rock

In this age of digital music, bidorbuyers are still buying music CDs and LPs. Perhaps that’s because we like to touch objects, to amass possessions, or to look at the pretty pictures. Pop and rock lead the list of favourite music genres on bidorbuy, …

Get crafty with wine corks

Wine corks are among the most versatile materials for craft projects. No wonder! They have a wonderful texture and add a touch of nature to any room. Plus, they are readily available and easy to work with. Make sure you are working with real corks, not the …

5 women-themed films

No, this post is not about chick flicks! If that is what you are after – sorry to disappoint! Perhaps next time. However, if you would like to consider five women-themed movies to watch this August (women’s month in South Africa), you have come to the …

7 winter reads

Winter provides the perfect background for catching up on all the great books you always wanted to tackle, but never had the time. After all, you need to do something besides stare at your digital screen during those long winter evenings! The books I …

Limited edition prints

You have probably seen the sections called limited edition prints South Africa and limited edition prints international on your favourite online marketplace, bidorbuy. Have they made you wonder about this art form? If yes, you’ve come to the right place! …

Craft projects with pressed plants

Would you like to have on your wall some pressed flower decorations that look like this: Of course you would! Creating craft projects and works of art with pressed flowers and leaves is a wonderfully absorbing hobby. Of course, the creative part …

Dictionary and thesaurus for brain power

We all know that learning a new language makes you smarter. But did you know that using a dictionary and a thesaurus to explore your own mother tongue also develops your brain power? Once our formal education is done and dusted, most of us abandon the …

Great opening lines of great novels

The first line of a novel is important. It introduces the theme, sets the tone, prepares the stage for the story to unfold and invites the reader to participate in the adventure. There are many novels with good or even great opening lines. Here are some …

Why you should watch old classic movies

Have you ever watched a movie that was made before you were born? A black-and-white one? How about a non-English black and white movie with subtitles? The most likely answer to all of the above is “no”. Many people write off classic cinema without even …

Seashell crafts

Craft projects that involve seashells are really and truly for everyone, because you can make them as simple or as complex as you wish. So, get ready to gather some seaside treasures during your next trip to the shore and turn them into keepsakes and …