• The Bucket List: 26 days to go

    And so, as we speed to the end of the year, everybody’s feeling a bit sluggish and daydreaming of time off on the beach, sipping cocktails or just spending time with loved ones. I can’t believe how busy I am as we approach the end of November, but feel incredible blessed and empowered – hey, when you’re a business owner, busy is good. Busy is happy. And while it’s been a productive year, it’s been a long one too and I can’t wait to take some time off. Pending the dreaded Schengen application, I’m scratching one off the bucket list this year – Christmas in Italy, New Years in Paris,…

  • Come Dine With Me SA – Knives out, wine glasses firmly in hand

    So I’ve been watching Come Dine With Me SA religiously since it started. Partly because I’m a food hound and partly because I’m a huge fan of the UK series. It’s been quite a revelation I must say. Knives drawn, poisoned chalice and sour grapes …I could go wild with the puns because the Saffers, they are a vicious bunch. Each episode so far has been categorised by boozy, whiny, bitchy comments from contestants and, while some menus have been good, I have yet to see a menu that’s been great in its design and execution. Now, I sound like a boozy, whiny, bitchy food snob myself (the whisky is…