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Adult colouring books

They are just like colouring books for children, only more intricately designed. Sales-wise, adult colouring books performed so-so until someone had the brilliant idea of attaching to them slogans such as “your daily dose of Zen”, “de-stress and …

The subtle appeal of drawings

Though never in the forefront of the visual arts world, drawings have been a steady favourite from the time humans first made linear marks on cave walls.   As simple as this art form is, it still manages to evade strict definitions. Basically, a …

The magic of Adele

You must remember her from  when she went Chasing Pavements on her first album 19, published in 2008. Then she moved onto Rolling in the Deep with her second album 21, published in 2011.   Then Adele disappeared for a while.   Only to …

Music in the movies

Movies don’t have the same effect without music. Try watching a suspense-filled scene on mute: the scene stops being nail-biting without the accompanying music. Music does not dependant on movies in a similar way; we do not need to see actors acting in …

How to macramé a friendship bracelet

First of all, let’s tackle the pertinent question: why would you even want to macramé a bracelet?   We’ll give you three reasons, each better than the next:   because you want to give a friend a meaningful gift, but have no …

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, …

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 …

Ideas for your mosaic projects

Almost any surface will look prettier if you stick a few mosaic tiles on it. Find a short tutorial on how to do it in this article and buy all the equipment and materials you need on bidorbuy, in mosaic section.   When it comes to where to stick …

5 books set in Joburg

While it may not feature so prominently as to become a character in its own right (like James Joyce’s Dublin or Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Petrograd), Johannesburg is still has an important part to play in these five novels of our choice.   Check out …