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My 500th Blog Post: 5 Things I Love and Hate about Joburg

1) What I love about Joburg: The people

This is a cliché and it flies in the face of Condé Nast‘s ludicrous pronouncement (ludicrous, I tell you!) 1,025 more words

South Africa

Standards..

It’s fucking childish, but everytime I see men I used to date on tinder, Grindr and other associated apps, I have this mirthful sense of glee that I am not the only one still suffering from the indignity of being single. 721 more words

This Is Your Life.. Or My Life Really. Whatever, Pedants.

Vanity thought #1163. Atonement

Hell is a topic closely related to atonement, it’s the punishment aspect of it. Atonement itself, however, is all about avoiding hell. If you didn’t manage it on time, down to purgatory you go. 1,108 more words

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Transparency, a Complicated Story

Today’s sketching challenge takes me to the land of transparency.

The challenge is to draw a transparent liquid container, a bit like a perfume bottle that is very transparent and made of plastic. 78 more words

Drawing

Goodbye to Summer

The nights are definitely drawing in and my winter woollies are now firmly back in my wardrobe. However, the climate has been noticeably warmer than usual for October, so this wistful image seems appropriate as we wave goodbye to summer. 22 more words

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gift reviews

It’s that time of year again: coming up! Gift reviews! Oh wait, I should explain. I was well into telling Husband about this year’s prospects for gift reviews with… 242 more words

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Don't Start Looking For Me

Glossary:
Show – In this case, The Nairobi International Trade Fair. It used to be called the Nairobi Show.
Bodaboda – motorbikes that carry passengers usually short distances – up to maybe 6 kilometres… 672 more words

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