The countdown to Christmas

THE COUNT DOWN TO CHRISTMAS Being totally realistic, time is now tight and many will be in a flurry with 1 week left to achieve that which begins to look more like the impossible. However, this is no time to be overcome with nervous exhaustion so hopefully some shopping tips and precautions below will bring… Continue Reading

SEVEN OF THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE GIFTS EVER GIVEN With Christmas fast approaching, many are in a quandary as to what gifts will suit particular recipients, be they one’s spouse, lover, child or perhaps to outdo some others in the echelons of prosperity or merely a show of generosity with or without any expectations of… Continue Reading

SPRING HAS SPRUNG AND SO HAVE THE ALLERGIES! A delightful time, but for many a nightmare due to the discomfort of allergic reactions. Irritating as what they are, there are solutions. Though one cannot select the air one inhales there are solutions to other problems as discussed in the article. Hay fever, itchy eyes, allergic… Continue Reading

MENOPAUSAL SKIN Aging skin is a major concern for menopausal women. It affects self confidence, wellbeing and relationships. When signs of dryness, wrinkling and sagging contours become evident, many will resort to Botox, fillers, threading and so on. The question arises, how long will these sustain rapidly aging skin? As much as 30% of collagen… Continue Reading

Liquids for life Many people now believe that water, not bread is the staff of life as without it no living organisms can survive for long. This essential liquid plays a vital role in religion and belief, being used in prayer and in rituals. In Animism, indigenous peoples have a great respect for water whereas… Continue Reading

SELF PERCEPTION Billions are poured into the beauty industry every year and the advantages relating to self-image are huge, yet so much grief can result due to the pursuit of perfection. To navigate the social universe, ones needs to know what others think of one and much depends on self image. The ability to intuit… Continue Reading

PHOBIAS The word phobia can mean many things but can generally be defined as a repeated involvement or engagement with rewarding stimuli. A phobia can also be described as an irrational fear or extreme aversion to a situation that one would avoid at all costs and about 300 phobias have been diagnosed. If it is… Continue Reading

OUR MARINE WORLD A celebration takes place during the month of October each year, the purpose being to create awareness of the coastal environment and the importance of conservation and sustainability of their resources. The Environmental and Tourism departments are the lead drivers. The South African oceans and coasts are in line with global heritage… Continue Reading

ECO FASHION, THE NEW DESIGN TREND The cutting edge of going green is gaining momentum. At London fashion week more sustainable types of garments were on show and newer “Luxe materials” can now be manufactured from discarded waste from fruits. Grape skins, seeds and stems tossed out by the wine industry are now being converted… Continue Reading


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