On Monday, my helper came to work and told me that her niece had won a scholarship to go to a conference in New York. She went on to say that, as is often the case, the scholarship wouldn't cover everything, and that the family would be holding fundraising events in the village. Starting at … Continue reading Hayley’s going to Change the World – with our help
I associate burgers with quick food. They are, if one gets them "done". They're not if they're home made from scratch. I make both meat and plant-based burgers. One has to go a long way to find a good vegan or vegetarian patty. Especially at a restaurant: I've had some really memorable (for all the … Continue reading A burger’s a burger, or is it?
I have been making koeksisters for the McGregor Market for more than six years having last made them in the early 1990's. At that time, I thought they were horrendously enormous and occasionally trotted them out with tea or as a dessert. Fast forward twenty or so years: the world is much more health conscious … Continue reading Seriously sizzling – these siss-sters
I am not sure where to begin. Today is the one-hundred-and-twenty-somethingth day since South Africa went into a lockdown. Of these, some five weeks were a hard lockdown to retard the community transmission of the novel corona virus that causes COVID-19 disease. More importantly, it was to buy time to prepare the country’s health facilities … Continue reading Beleaguered and Confused
Before I get going... It's week or so ago that shared what was, kinda the soundtrack of my life (on WordPress; on Hive). It was, in part a piece of fluff, but in others, not. In the final paragraph, I note - There are songs missing from this list and which I'd love to have … Continue reading le zoulou blanc – a man for all
This month's theme for the monthly top 3 contest on the Hive crypto-blogging blockchain was one that the team just must have known I couldn't pass up. I started thinking about my selection the instant the post appeared on 1 July. I "compete" for fun I'm getting a little ahead of myself: I always say … Continue reading Taking the Lead
I've had a hiatus from blogging. Some of it because I've moved to a new host - a story for another time. Most of it, though, because I've been through a bit of a low patch. I can't say that I'm out of the funk. I'm not. Things still look and feel bleak. I am, … Continue reading Balancing Act or Slippery Slope?
The world seems to have stopped and united over a single concern: Covid-19. In the six years I've been blogging this is the first time I've ever written serveral posts on a single topic in such quick succession. I've gone from mentioning Covid-19 as a tangential aside, to actually writing an update. Only one burble … Continue reading Countering Covid-19: South Africa 21 days in
https://www.fionasfavourites.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/20200202_114455-scaled.jpg I went cold. Not because a Cape Cobra had tried to join us for brunch. The moment The Husband and I rose from the table - in unison - he literally turned tail and headed back when he'd come. That was yesterday. This morning, going through the ritual Sunday chores, listening to the local … Continue reading Where were you when…?