Monthly Archives: December 2016

Street photography in Yeoville, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Letter from Zimbabwe

9th December 2016   Dear Family and Friends, On the same day that many thousands of people sat, stood and crowded the pavements outside the banks waiting to try and withdraw a few dollars of their own money, President Mugabe … Continue reading

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Baked your holiday cookies yet?

Beery ginger cookies 180 g butter or margarine 190 ml molasses 250 ml soft brown sugar 5 ml bicarbonate of soda 10 ml ground ginger 3 ml ground cinnamon 3 ml salt 480 g cake flour, sifted 125 ml (0.5 … Continue reading

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Some Lekker Puddings

Jan Ellis-pudding Apparently this was the favourite pudding of famous Rugby Springbok, Jan Ellis and named after him. Dough. 5ml bicarb of soda 125ml milk 200g (375ml) self raising flour 100g (125ml) white sugar 2 eggs 30ml fine apricot jam … Continue reading

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Smile a While!

An Aussie walks into a pub and takes a seat next to a very attractive woman. He gives her a quick glance then  casually looks at his watch for a moment. The woman notices this and asks, ‘Is your date … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Uniondale

She is probably South Africa’s most well known highway ghost. On our recent vacation, we passed through Uniondale and we were told the following story, the inhabitants swear it is true: The story starts on the evening of 12th April … Continue reading

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The Legend of Savuri and the Rain Bull

There was drought upon the land. The clouds that carried the rain sailed high above, not seeming to notice the suffering of Africa. No fruits, no fodder and hardly anything to drink. But then came a day that the rain … Continue reading

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