Things to do in Cape Town, the Helderberg, and the Cape Winelands

Category General Nonsense

How Playing Sports benefits both Your Body and Brain

I participated in lots of sports as a child during my school years, including cricket, tennis, baseball, chess, hockey, cycling, karate, and badminton, and it is one of my biggest secret hopes that both my girls get involved in, and… Continue Reading →

USA Sport Stadium Funding

Naturally, sports stadiums in the United States are big. Very big. And very expensive too, partly because they keep seeming to try and one-up each other when it comes to newness and features. Of course, everyone knows that there is… Continue Reading →

FIFA Corruption, Sepp Blatter finally Resigns, and of course, South Africa looks Dirty

Each and every year before a FIFA World Cup event, we get reminded by media outlets about the various scandals and controversies surrounding world soccer’s overseeing body FIFA. Last year was certainly no different, with John Oliver and his research… Continue Reading →

Thailand and its Nazi Chic Imagery

It has been well documented over the years, this weird acceptance of Hitler and Nazi imagery in Thailand. In fact, it is quite often seen as cool, a fashion trend that I guess could only be labelled as Nazi chic…. Continue Reading →

Cheap Clothing – Just a Reminder that Sweatshops are still a Problem

I first encountered comedian John Oliver on Community (which I only picked up on criminally late). What I didn’t know at the time was that very soon I would become an avid fan of his entry into the world of… Continue Reading →

Cheerleaders in Rugby? Seems a bit Unfair and Unnecessary?

Recently I was at Newlands to catch a live DHL Stormers game, and as always the rugby action on show was fantastic. Yes, my home team lost against a superior New Zealand foe on the day, but the rugby was… Continue Reading →

Food Myth Falsehoods

The thing about statements is that if they get repeated often enough, then they become facts. Fact. (See what I just did there?) Don’t believe me? Well I don’t know about you, but I grew up believing that eating carrots… Continue Reading →

Santam and its One-of-a-kind TV Advert

Back in the day, I used to insure with Santam, and actually quite liked them, which makes sense given that they have always produced some pretty enjoyable insurance-related television adverts over the years here in South Africa – and actually… Continue Reading →

Eskom Load Shedding Schedule

Needless to say, we’re in that horrible situation of dreaded load shedding once again, which means it is pretty handy to be able to quickly locate the Eskom load shedding schedule once those Princes of Darkness announce that the lights… Continue Reading →

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