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RAPE

It’s impossible to write about anything else today other than the word that’s been shouted out on radio stations, talked about on Twitter and flung across the pages of newspapers, today more than most other recent days: RAPE. It’s such an ugly word, for one of the most despicable acts a human can commit.
If we get upset about genocide, about school shootings and about wars in far flung places, then we will have failed ourselves if we do not get angry about this epidemic too. We’ve all heard the stats: that our beloved country,… Read more

Something festive…

Something festive…

I’m joining in a fun Secret Santa initiative this year organised by The Stiletto Mum.
When last did you receive a gift from a stranger? When last did you get surprised? Charlotte has pulled together more than 100 local bloggers and allocated them all with a name. The idea is that you buy a gift for under R100 and then post it off to the other person.
The point? To get something lovely in the post of course! Something you weren’t expecting, from someone you don’t know. Yes maybe it’s a little indulgent but sometimes,… Read more

Women, What We Wear & How the World Sees Us

Women, What We Wear & How the World Sees Us

I caught an episode of Trinny & Susannah this past weekend and watched with interest as they waved their magic wand over the women of Australia.
For those who’ve never watched this show it centres around two posh Brits, Trinny (tall and skinny) and Susannah (shorter and curvy) who tell it like it is. They find people (normally women) in desperate need of a physical makeover and proceed to transform them. Although they do go shopping, cut hair and poke and prod these women through a bra fitting, they also go into the emotional reasons… Read more