• Hannah, a moving to Joburg expert, in Breezeblock

    Moving to Joburg? Hannah Can Help.

    Are you moving to Joburg? Or have you already moved to Joburg and need some help adjusting? If so, meet Hannah of Translating Me. Hannah Pirnie, the bad-ass founder of Translating Me,…

  • Reclaim the Wilds This Sunday

    In April 2016 I published a blog post about the Wilds, a park near downtown Joburg. That post felt kind of controversial at the time because most Joburgers considered the Wilds to…

  • Smokey kissing beaded Smokey

    From the Melville Cat: I’m a Work of Art

    From the Melville Cat: Heather enjoys animal-inspired art. She has a beaded giraffe, for example, as well as a clay porcupine. But until recently she did not have any art inspired by…

  • donuts at Kramerville Bakery

    A Secret Bakery in Kramerville

    The Kramerville Bakery is hard to explain. As is Kramerville itself. Despite the small-town-sounding name, Kramerville is a street full of furniture showrooms and interior design warehouses in an industrial area just…

  • Fortiscue Help of African Flavour Books

    #Gauteng52, Week 43: African Flavour Books

    Welcome to Week 43 of my #Gauteng52 challenge, for which I visit and blog about a new place in Gauteng Province every week for 52 straight weeks. This week I visit African Flavour…

  • Gin and tonic from Cedar Square Night Market

    A Visit to Fourways and Some Thoughts on Markets

    Joburgers love markets. I’m not talking about farmers markets or flea markets. In Joburg, the term “market” usually refers to a gathering of eclectic food and craft vendors where people go to…

  • Heather at Perron

    8 Years, 800 Blog Posts

    This is my 800th blog post. I lied a little bit in the title because it hasn’t actually been eight years — I published my first post on 26 June 2010. But close…