USA: Lost in Translation… or rather mispronunciation

Have you ever spoken to a South African? Or perhaps someone from a different country and the way they pronounce the words is slightly different to the way you do? It can lead to some interesting misunderstandings… Disclaimer: Unfortunately some of the “misunderstandings” are not totally PG. The Pot Plant – USA A couple of years ago I wanted to buy a pot plant as … Continue reading USA: Lost in Translation… or rather mispronunciation

Skate on the Bay and Sunflowers

Day 1 in the life of a Wine Blogger series I arrived on a sunny Monday afternoon and was whisked off to a beautiful restaurant called Skates on the Bay. Sitting on top of the water (stilts not sitting sitting), the huge glass windows overlooking the bay, the fresh smell of the sea air… I fell in love with San Francisco right there and then. … Continue reading Skate on the Bay and Sunflowers

What we’ve learned​ about Instagram so far…

This article is a jointly written by myself (Audrey) and Amber from Napafoodandvine.com, we felt it was time to share some insights into the world of Instagram that we’ve gained over the short period we have been trying to navigate the minefield… Some are on point and others are just the odd quirks we’ve picked up along the way. First a little background Audrey: I … Continue reading What we’ve learned​ about Instagram so far…

A South African in America – the Questions & Answers

I have now lived in America going on 8 years and I have to say a few of the questions I’ve been asked have put England to shame… some of them have been outrageous to the point that … well I really couldn’t help having some fun.  I’ve also had a few instances where my english is grossly misinterpreted and caused a bit of embarrassing … Continue reading A South African in America – the Questions & Answers

A Day out at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

As part of my quest to see sanctuaries in Florida and around the world I managed to visit the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor, Florida. Now I must be upfront with you, I watched the news back in 2008 while in South Africa and they had a whole segment on this place and what they do for the primates no longer being able to … Continue reading A Day out at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

6 days in San Francisco and Napa – A glimpse in to the life of a Wineblogger

In August I was invited by Napa Food and Vine to spend a week with them.  We’ve known each other for over decade (I’m dating myself here) and worked together previously on different projects. Never wine or food though.  Honestly when she told me that she was blogging about wine and food I thought she was a tad on the “nuts” spectrum. That said I’ve … Continue reading 6 days in San Francisco and Napa – A glimpse in to the life of a Wineblogger

A visit to the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

I will state upfront that yes, I have heard the rumors, and yes I have read up on the history of this particular bird sanctuary. I’m not going to gloss nor go into detail over the gory details but rather send you off to google and you can read for yourself.  There is a lot of controversy regarding the previous owner and what he did … Continue reading A visit to the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

mom and baby elephant - addo - south africa

Addo Elephant Park in a day

After a solid 48 hours journey we could officially say we were in South Africa! We heartily consumed a filling healthy breakfast (bacon and eggs is always healthy come on!) we headed out to Addo Elephant National Park.  I am an animal lover, specially wildlife in all shapes and sizes, and we decided to do a Safari right off the bat to get our “feet … Continue reading Addo Elephant Park in a day