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My Little Garden

Checkers get you to spend in a good way! Now this is a campaign I can truly say, go spend your money there! Once this campaign is over you will continue to save as the seeds continue to propagate. Growing for the future Checkers introduces the “little garden”, gone are those plastic groceries. Here is […]

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Listeria hysteria, is it valid? Listeria or Listeriosis whatever you call it has been around for years. Is the hysteria over the listeria outbreak warranted? In my opinion it is too little too late. The outbreak was bound to happen, and here’s why. Food safety in South Africa South Africa does not have a central authority […]

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Online shopping

Here are 10 reasons to grocery shop on line. In June 2015 I started this blog and in the first article I spoke about how much I saved with online shopping.  Nearly 2 years later, I can still say it is worth the hassle. Yes it was a huge learning curve on how to do […]

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Last year I took my first foray into recycling. I wasn’t able to find out much, but what I did find was useful. Recycle or trash? Recycling in Johannesburg Since then I have found out a lot more. Johannesburg streets often ring with the sound of wheels rattling past our houses in the early hours of […]

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Sitting Down I am sitting in my lounge right now looking at my old stained carpet and all the collected junk and wondering how we have lived like this for so long. Every home has that one area that seems to collect everything. Sadly, I have three such areas. My bedroom, the TV room and […]

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If you can’t remember what you had for supper last week, why not take a peek into the back of your fridge? I often used to find interesting specimens growing in the containers, even an onion, or two, sprouting! What do you have?  A chest freezer or an upright? Even with the best of intentions, […]

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Recycling is not something we, as South Africans, do very well and our waste management companies don’t appear to be very open to it. What we do have, however, are the street guys with their trolley’s making a noise and a mess on garbage collection day. These men and women go through our bins looking […]

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We are entering our 4th week of decluttering and I hope it is going well? I am still waiting for your pictures! For those whose kids are at school, things should have started settling into a routine of sorts by now and you are ready to move on to this week’s task. How many of […]

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I would like to introduce a special guest writer, Felicity Ahern.  She is someone whom my mother and I have tried for ages to persuade her to write her own blog.  Reading her Facebook posts about simple everyday parenting moments, often has us in stitches!  So far, no luck. I did, however, ask her to […]

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The Rand Water Board announced this week that South Africa has been hit by the worst drought in 23 years! The last droughts of this magnitude were in 1982 and 1991 and I remember them both! We are in for more heat waves, high incidences of fires and the hottest temperatures ever for this summer. If we […]

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