I met a Prince today

I met a Prince today

Very high up on my list of favourite people is this guy, Prince Nkomazana. He's a manager at Woolworths Café Nicolway. There are very few people I genuinely enjoy spending time with (even if that's only for as long as it takes me to finish a coffee). There are even fewer who possess the character traits [...]

My Top 5 Travel Tips

My Top 5 Travel Tips

I travel a bit. For Work (and pleasure, of course). And stay in hotels. I've been doing it for a while now. And have picked up a few tricks along the way to make my trips as comfortable as possible. I want to share some of those with you now. 1.  Don't fly the airline, [...]

Support the arts

Support the arts

  Meet Edwin. A while back I popped in to Dunkeld Fruit & Flowers to buy my wife a bunch. Edwin approached me to ask if he could help. He could tell I didn't know poppy from poppycock. I started to explain that I wanted to make up "a very special bunch for a very [...]

Unsung heroes

Unsung heroes

  I read an awesome article this weekend. About this dapper fella, John Bannister Goodenough. John is a Mechanical Engineering professor at the University of Texas in Austin. And if it wasn't for John, there would be no Apple, no Samsung, no Tesla. Because John developed the lithium-ion rechargeable battery. John's never won the Nobel prize. [...]

Paris

Paris

I remember the first time I visited Paris. It was everything I hoped it would be. Charming. Romantic. Just like the movies. On the day I arrived I did what I normally do on the day I arrive anywhere. I boarded a red bus tour. It's a quick and easy way to get the lay [...]

Jozi Blue

Jozi Blue

Trust me, I know how difficult it is to get into coffee. I remember the first time I had a proper chat with a barista. He had just served me a flat white. It looked like a cappuccino to me but I wasn't in the mood for an argument. Instead I did the slow nod [...]