On Books, Other Stuff

sparking conversations at the Book Lounge

Hell am I glad that this will be the last post on Somewhere In Between! I cannot explain quite how relentlessly exhausting it is to write a book, get it edited, edited,edited, and edited, proofed and proofed and … proofed get it formatted and get a great cover, get it published, get people to read the… Continue reading sparking conversations at the Book Lounge

On Books, On Law, Other Stuff

on racism in SA schools and the ethics of the media.

Tread gently in the world. This is really what I want this blog to be titled. But because it’s probably not going to get the attention I would like on social media, I needed to think about how to phrase it. So I changed the title to suit my purpose. I think that’s what media people… Continue reading on racism in SA schools and the ethics of the media.

Life and Living, music, Other Stuff

Delightful LIRA at Kirstenbosch Sunset Concert

  I confess. I had little idea what to expect at last night’s LIRA concert at Kirstenbosch. Often, no expectations mean fewer disappointments but disappointed I certainly could NOT have been. In fact, I was blown away by the warm, wholesome, happy vibe that LIRA inspired at her concert, dressed in jeans and a long, beautifully… Continue reading Delightful LIRA at Kirstenbosch Sunset Concert

Doing One Thing, Other Stuff

What would your biggest regret be?

I arrived in Cape Town aged 17, unwilling and unexcited about the prospect of studying at UCT. I wanted to stay in Johannesburg so that I could stay close to my ‘serious’ boyfriend. At all of age 17. Note to young seventeen year olds: Even though you may not like your parent’s advice about what… Continue reading What would your biggest regret be?

On Books, On writing

Don’t you DIE to go on a writer’s retreat?

In pursuance of my obsession to learn more about the writing craft, hours are spent in relative silence hunched over my laptop with my reliable friend Mr G. Mr Google. He and I appear face to face and then he greets me with his little blue circling google dance and we wait to see what… Continue reading Don’t you DIE to go on a writer’s retreat?

Other Stuff

Monday morning revelations

It’s not often that I find myself backpacked and breathing heavily, trampling on stony footpaths. Especially on Monday mornings. They don’t really feel like appropriate times for carefree chitchats when there are things to do, lists to tick… you know what I mean? Beginning of the week kind of stuff? Well you know what? The… Continue reading Monday morning revelations

Other Stuff

When fire forces you to flee your home, what would you take?

Thursday March 5th The smoke still drifts from the scorched earth, the occasional flame darts upward and dies. I’m standing on the edge of Vlakkenberg, part of Table Mountain National Park. Choppers are still traversing the skies, their buckets angling below while the yellow spotter plane flies above. It is a co-ordinated effort. Relentless and… Continue reading When fire forces you to flee your home, what would you take?

From Courtrooms To Cupcakes, Other Stuff

Did you catch my interview on Morning Live?

Scroll down the playlist to Niki Malherbe on her book http://youtu.be/YhL-QkSwu1w?list=UU8yH-uI81UUtEMDsowQyx1g Lawyer and author Niki Malherbe says her memoir gives a real life account of a high-powered legal mind who has had to deal with her life changing. The book titled From court rooms to cupcakes is an inspirational story that shares insights on working… Continue reading Did you catch my interview on Morning Live?

From Courtrooms To Cupcakes

a gem of paper and words – The Book Lounge

As you know, I recently launched my book From Courtrooms To Cupcakes at the most quintessential of book stores, The Book Lounge, in the Eastern Precinct of Cape Town. Nestled amongst other historical buildings on Roeland Street, The Book Lounge is the kind of independently-run book store you'd dream of owning. Complete with the ideal… Continue reading a gem of paper and words – The Book Lounge