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Monkeying around in Hartbeespoort

Monkeying around in Hartbeespoort

I can’t take the grin off my face.  Especially when I look back through the photos.  After the Lion Park we drove out to Harties, which is an hour away from Jozi, to visit the Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary.  It.  Was.  Awesome We arrived for the last tour of the day at 16.00.  As ever, … Continue reading

Amazing Foxwood House

Amazing Foxwood House

Foxwood House is a magical place.  It’s tucked away on a leafy street in Houghton, and if a South African friend hadn’t told me about it, it is likely that I wouldn’t have heard about it during my 2 years here.  It’s Joburg’s best kept secret! We were looking for a play to see with Rob’s … Continue reading

✓Just do it?  I did it!

✓Just do it? I did it!

My goodness, you are beautiful Jozi!  At night, more than ever before.  Last night 10,000 of us took to the streets for the Nike Run Jozi 10km run.  It’s not just any old 10km race – it’s a night race.  In Joburg.  You know, that place that everyone says to never, ever go out in … Continue reading

Maropeng Visitor Centre in the Cradle of Humankind

Maropeng Visitor Centre in the Cradle of Humankind

Just 45 minutes from Joburg is the Cradle of Humankind.  It’s a World Heritage Site and is where some of the oldest human remains in the world have been found.  It is regarded as the birthplace of humankind for this very reason Maropeng Visitor Centre lives here, and is where we ended up on a sunny afternoon last week … Continue reading

A Picnic in the Sky in the city I love

A Picnic in the Sky in the city I love

I LOVE THE INNER CITY.  There, I said it.  I go there often, and I feel so alive when I leave.  It’s the place you are warned to never enter, and it’s the place that has the most heart and vibe of anywhere I have ever visited before.  Sure, it’s run down – Apartheid does that … Continue reading

Low tea? How oDD

Low tea? How oDD

Sometimes all this blogging pays off.  I had about 20 seconds of fame today.  People knew who I was… …well kind of.  They called me Martina-in-Jozi, but what the hell?!  It’s kind of the same thing.  I had been invited by my favourite cafe ’round these parts – The oDD Cafe – to their inaugural Low Tea.  High … Continue reading

Stranded at the drive in, branded such a fool….

Stranded at the drive in, branded such a fool….

…what will they say, Monday at school?!  Saaandy, baaaby, I’m i….right, must stop that, but I absolutely cannot think of a drive in without thinking of Grease! I don’t usually blog about something that another Jozi blogger has recently published.  The thing is, the Velskoen Drive In Cinema needs to be written about as it is … Continue reading

Go forth and watch drag

Go forth and watch drag

There is this awesome website that I discovered when I first moved to SA called Rave Review.  I go there to check all the latest fads, restaurants and cool things in Jozi.  They run competitions regularly and my motto is “You have to be in it to win it”.  Well, I entered the comp to … Continue reading

Snippety-snip

Snippety-snip

After Rob’s successful cheapo haircut in China Town we decided that we were onto a winner and should definitely revisit for his monthly haircut.  He announced that this weekend he needed to go, and that we needed Karen to write us the hairstyle directions for the stylist who does not speak English.  Karen went one … Continue reading