Johannesburg

In search of the best pizza in Johannesburg

Week 1 Jaime Oliver’s Melrose Arch. Electric oven Margherita pizza Topping 9|10 (lovely cheese and roasted Rosa tomatoes) Base 5|10 (thick crust, thin base, lacked seasoning) Overall 7|10 Week 2 Il Contadino Parktown North Wood fire oven Margherita pizza Topping…

Snow in Jozi

I’ve lived in Johannesburg since 1999 except for the year that I lived in London. For some reason I’ve always just missed being here to experience the ‘snow in johannesburg’.  In fact I’ve never really experienced a snow fall.  Once…

A full July Sunday

Woke at 5:45am to get ready for my first WalkTheTalk. Entered the 15km walk, mostly as part of our training for the Otter Trail next month.  Nevanya and Nic met us at the house, walked 1.9km to the start line.…

Yunique

How often have you been disappointed by Chinese take-aways?  Somehow even if you do go to a place regularly, the quality of the food is never consistent.  I was recently invited to my friend’s Chinese take-away place in Douglasdale. She and…

Arts on main and a new bicycle

Finally visited Arts on Main this weekend. Beautiful space in the city – Galleries, restaurant, book shop, garden courtyard. Really glad I did not miss the Ranjith Kally photography exhibition. I bought a mountain bike a few weeks ago. I…

rain

it has been four and a half months since it has rained in Greenside. yes there has been teasing in the form of lighting and thunder, strong winds, dark clouds – but no rain. my fairly newly laid lawn is…

May is almost over. The…

May is almost over. The house has been successfully upgraded. Work on the studio has started. I am in possession of my new car which is a Kia Cerato. She isn’t what I was going for initially in a car…