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For the love of art – Part 4 February 2019

For the love of art – Part 4 February 2019

For the love of art – Part 4 February 2019 Over the next four weeks, Ellen would visit no. 12 once a week. Each visit would enable her the opportunity to remove one of the famous paintings. She found a bag that fitted each painting and carefully removed every single one. Except for the Pierneef….

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For the love of art – Part 3 January 2019

For the love of art – Part 3 January 2019

For the love of art – Part 3 January 2019 Ellen sat staring at the Irma Stern painting on her calendar. Her thoughts miles away from her task of updating the houses on the website. She loved the emotion held in the Fisherman’s eyes. It was day four and she hadn’t heard a peep from…

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For the love of art – Part 2 December 2018

For the love of art – Part 2 December 2018

For the love of art – Part 2 December 2018 The envelope of cash arrived at the end of the week. A courier walked in with an A4-size brown envelope and handed it to Ellen. She felt it and knew instantly what it was. “Oh my” Ellen gasped, unable to contain her surprise. Who would send…

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For the love of art – Part 1 November 2018

For the love of art – Part 1 November 2018

For the love of art – Part 1 November 2018 Ellen ran her fingers lightly over her keyboard. A little ritual she performed whilst she read emails. A barely audible hum passing her bright red lips. Her purple glasses perched lightly on her nose as she tucked a strand of box-dyed red hair behind her…

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Self-publishing is the opportunity

Self-publishing is the opportunity

Self-publishing is the opportunity Everyone has a book in them, or so they say. So why not write and publish it? This post gives a bit of background as to where I started and a few things I have learnt along the way, to help inspire anyone who has that book in them.

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Break on through to the other side

Break on through to the other side

Break on through to the other side I remember the first time I heard Jim Morrison singing “Break on through”, I was a sulky teen and my bestie and I had snuck into her older brother’s bedroom to listen to his way cool collection of music. His room was dingy and sacred, and we worked…

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Make-up or fake-up

Make-up or fake-up

Make-up or fake-up I recently had the pleasure of having my hair done! And when I say done, I mean a Brazilian hair straightening thingy. The chemicals used nearly burned the entire cornea off my eyes, which according to my sense of logic indicates proper hair treatment. I am now the proud owner of salon-straight…

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A parent’s perspective – The Fish Hoek Primary School (FHPS) Grade 7 Ambassador Leadership Development Programme

A parent’s perspective – The Fish Hoek Primary School (FHPS) Grade 7 Ambassador Leadership Development Programme

A parent’s perspective – The Fish Hoek Primary School (FHPS) Grade 7 Ambassador Leadership Development Programme Two weeks into ‘back to school’, I met with a friend for coffee. “I’ll be running the Fish Hoek Primary School Ambassador Leadership Development training programme next week” she told me as we sipped our cappuccinos, admiring the pretty…

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