Save Cape Town City Ballet!

I’m from an artistic family — and I love the arts. My father is an actor, my mother runs a drama company in the Eastern Cape, my younger brother Daniel is a Joburg-based actor and my other younger brother a…

Stopshop: A tale of exceptionally good service

It’s an unfortunate fact that bloggers/consumers/people rarely write about their good experiences when it comes to service. Maybe it’s because we expect it should be the norm. Maybe it’s because we don’t get good service that often. Maybe it’s just…

Invictus trailer

Hollywood seems to be loving the tip of Africa. It’s great to see yet another high quality movie made about South Africa (I was all over District 9). I’ve been waiting to see this movie ever since Matt Damon wizzed…

To the 27 Dinner, James

Today the topic is transport. Chris Rawlinson, networker extraordinaire, of the 27Dinner, Stormhoek and Huddlemind, seems to be taking care of my transport needs these days — and this time he delivered a big car. For this 27Dinner we (Bridget,…

Pictures from the National Arts Festival

The Village Green is the heartbeat of the National Arts Festival. This year it was moved from its traditional headquarters at Fiddler’s Green to the Rhodes University Sports field. Here are some pics: More pics here.

Fifa World Cup: Building Greenpoint stadium

About nine months ago I did a tour of Greenpoint Stadium, which will be hosting one of the semi-finals for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Now, about 9 months later, I toured the stadium again with Chris Rawlinson and Gabby…

Rhodes University: My alma mater

I must say, I’m particularly proud that I went to Rhodes University. I have such amazing memories of studying and partying there. It’s an unusual campus, away from the big cities, situated in a small, relatively isolated town called Grahamstown.…

President Barack Obama all the way!

I was biting back the tears during Barack Obama’s victory speech as president-elect of the U.S. There was so much at stake in this election. Without trying to overstate and get carried away, we can still safely say that its…

aKING: Safe as Houses

Have to say: Loving local SA music at the moment. Here’s another special piece by aKING, a relatively new band formed from the old Fokofpolisiekar. They’re going for a more mainstream sound, I guess. It’s not a bad music video…

Congrats mom!! :-)

So proud of my mom, Janet Buckland, who scooped Woman of the Year in Cape Town last night. She received the award for her work in developing the arts and uplifting communities in the Eastern Cape via her drama company…

My dad, the blogger, at Cirque du Soleil

My father, Andrew, is blogging about life at the Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. Both he and my younger brother, Daniel, joined the outfit about a month ago and are already performing. If you’re interested in an insider perspective…

This afternoon, I bumped into Nelson Mandela

While at the Park Lane Hospital this afternoon, I bumped into Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel and their entourage. The lady next to me saw the expression on my face and just said to me: “Yes, that’s him”. In less…

Why I won't be buying an iPhone

I’m a gadget freak. I’ll buy the latest and greatest even if it means I have to live on bread and water for the rest of the month. It’s a disease — gotta have, gotta have. It drives you crazy…

Congratulations to the Bokke!!

The M&G Online got behind the Springboks for the Coupe du Monde against England. We changed our masthead for the weekend (and now we don’t want to take it down). Congratulations for an awesome win. The whole country is behind…

Rugby hell!!!

This is funny. The New Zealand version of the well-known online Rugby Site, “Rugby Heaven” has changed its name to “Rugby Hell”. I guess that is what they are going through at the moment. Like most of the world I…