London - jewel in the crown. Originally a Londoner, I’d seen every filter on the city - but taking one’s kids there, and for just a few days, wipes the slate clean. Kids are a special lens on all their own - everything you ever thought you knew about the nation's capital looks different with children because you’re no...
The Mama Mia sequel has been storming the movie theaters this month, drawing romantics to fall hopelessly into the arms of a dream Mediterranean love affair, set among the pines, azure waters, and bougainvillea. Cobble pavements, white walls, blue shutters, and glorious tapas only add to the whimsy. And irrespective of Piers Brosnan's dubious tones the movie has struck...
I never again thought I'd see the day I didn't want rain. After South Africa's record-breaking drought in the Western Cape leaving dams just a few drops short of empty, a winter rain (let's call it torrential downpour) for a whole weekend should be the very gift from heaven we prayed for. The small problem was that we had invested a little...
Nature versus nurture... The engines were revving high. The first few months of the year had taken my plans and goals and run amok, laughing in the face of my aspirations. The first quarter had literally demolished my calm, leaving me with only one option, a 2018 reboot. Hold power down and restart. Given the urgency, my wife and I...
The Fever Tree is a wonderfully intelligent and creative organism of Mother Nature. A striking pistachio trunk sprouts thorny branches with green leaves and yellow pom-pom flowers. But here's the magic. It also has a "sacrificial limb", a single branch that turns brown and dies as the tree funnels all the toxins that harm the tree into one place,...
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