Rhino

Recently my son visited Nairobi, Kenya and brought me back this beautiful, colorful rhino. Amazingly it is made from recycled flipflops found on the beaches and creates employment for people who create the sculptures. Take a look at their website for more  www.theffrc.com  

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Protea Wall Light

A few years ago we decided at Christmas time just to buy one ‘decent’  gift and play the ‘Secret Santa’ game, which is played by rolling a pair of dice and when you get a double six you may swap your gift for something you would prefer It is a hilarious game , even getting […]

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Zulu Angels

I had not realised how many African art pieces I have around my home until a recent visit from my number one son who pointed it out. A few years ago my number two son bought me the largest angel in the picture and I’ve since added to my little collection. There is also a […]

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Modern beadwork

We went shopping to an extraordinary bead market recently. I am always blown away by the natural creativity of the artists. The necklaces are basically the same Zulu beadwork but now with a wonderful modern twist, which you could wear anywhere.  

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Wedding Favours

Last December our youngest son married a beautiful French girl. To combine the two countries the wedding favours were a mix of French and South African ideas. The blue schwe schwe bag was filled with sugar coated almonds from Paris and the beadwork heart from South Africa pinned onto each blue and white bag. A […]

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Nelson Mandela

In honor of this great man on his birthday I am posting a brief biography of his life.   About Biography Timeline Genealogy FAQs Names Databases Reflections Educational Guides Historical Contexts Biography     Rolihlahla Mandela was born into the Madiba clan in Mvezo, Transkei, on July 18, 1918, to Nonqaphi Nosekeni and Nkosi Mphakanyiswa […]

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Beaded Lace Collars

On a visit to a craft market last week I came upon this lovely array of beaded lace collars, ranging in size from the larger ones in the front to the delightful small ones at the back, which are for children.  

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Putty for sale

I love the way the street vendors sell their putty. Instead of having to buy it in a large quantity ,more than you need, it gets packaged into small manageable parcels!      

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