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The Finer Lines of Life

I write this on a public holiday and level 3 of South Africa’s national lockdown. I can’t help but think what I would have done if we were not in lockdown. The first thing that comes to mind is a braai with my family. The last glimpse of summer is shining as autumn...

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Monday And that’s the thing about Monday…

It’s a proper noun: capital M. Small y. Followed by a big “Why?” - and then, a big sigh. This poor derelict of a day has earned its rep as some kind of apocalypse starting-block that has brought many a C.E.O, artist, billionaire, full time mom and/or student to a...

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#Uninvited 5 tips on managing a drama-free Guest List

“How about Shirley?” “You mean Shirley Shots from your first-year party crew?” “Okay okay. Justin?” “No, he never stops staring at my-“ “Okay okay, Phiwe?” “Mmm…” Guest lists. They can be cutthroat. Whether you’ve got a limited capacity or you’re trying to coordinate...

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Four Kettles and a Wedding It’s your special day and you can’t contain your excitement. It’s your fairytale moment, your once in a lifetime and happily ever after. It’s your beautiful cake, your sparkling dress, all the people you love under one roof and 12 brand spanking new toasters.

You know that fondue set your parents got for their wedding that they used maybe twice? Uh-huh! That’s all we’re saying. No one really needs a fondue set, guys. Plus you’re lactose intolerant! And you know what? Your friends don’t want to get you a fondue set. They...

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