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    The grandeur of simple things

    Bredasdorp artist Weyers du Toit's paintings of humble objects take them to another level.

    Clare Menck’s lyrical evocation of childhood

    Lockdown has not killed the arts. Well-known artist Clare Menck had proof of that when her art works sold briskly at a group exhibition in Rosebank, Cape Town, this weekend. The exhibition can still be viewed by private appointment.

    Ruan Huisamen’s compelling portrait of Aimee

    Ruan Huisamen's arresting portrait of Aimee was placed fifth in 2019's Sanlam Portrait Awards. It is 75 cm x 63 cm in size.

    Pretoria artist Kobus Walker takes on Vermeer

    Kobus Walker has created a lyrical reinterpretation of Johannes Vermeer's painting 'Girl with a Pearl Earring.'

    A lyrical Tinus Horn landscape

    Hermanus based artist and author Tinus Horn painted this glorious landscape about two years ago. It is 1 m x 700 mm in size. Horn applied the oil paint in an expressive, loose style. The paint was applied thinly.

    Stuff

    Bring on the magic potion! We’re gatvol of the virus!

    Lockdown diaries: Where is Getafix the druid when one needs him?

    Dieting with a difference

    This delicious poem by author and co-owner of Hemingways Bookshop, Beth Hunt, made us cry, 'vive la différence.'

    Reach for the stars

    Not feeling joyful? Recapture the feeling with Mia Valodia Wessels van Zijl's special witch in an upside down land.

    Medical scheme pays a claim!

    The 'Always there for you' medical scheme admits that it, too, is fallible. CEO BA Rump guffawed as he told The Grotto that the medical scheme recently "actually paid a claim!"

    The Flower

    A girl's ambition to become a flower becomes reality in this short story by Mia Valodia Wessels van Zijl.

    Tippie Enslin’s oat and peanut butter crunchies

    These golden delicious crunchies cry out to be made. Doing so is really easy too.

    Idiotic idioms: To let the cat out of the bag

    Gladys uttered a scream when she heard what Tallulah had to say. Later on she would...

    Tomato Pixie

    Mia Valodia Wessels van Zijl has written a bewitching short story about a woman who was overgrown with tomatoes and able to...

    Newsdesk

    Hemingways Bookshop’s new chapter

    Hemingways Bookshop in Hermanus is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. And it is doing so in the style that people have become accustomed to.

    Afrikaans

    Ek ruik ‘n rot

    Daar is 'n geheimsinnige indringer in haar hoenderhok, skryf Lise Beswick. Sy't 'n foto van die tonnel in die grond geneem. Is dit 'n vriend of vyand? Sy wens sy't 'n hoender- tolk sodat sy kan verstaan wat haar hoenders sê oor die wese.

    Tippie Enslin se gebakte pere met heuning en balsamic

    Winter inspirasie: Tippie Enslin se gebakte pere is mooi genoeg om te skilder, en lekker daarby.

    Water of Vodka…

    Was daar water of wodka in die ketel? Vind uit in hierdie heerlike storie deur die digter-sjef Zane Beswick.

    Luister na die heuning-les

    Heuning is nie net 'n anti-oksidant nie, skryf Lise Beswick. "Dis in 'n kategorie van sy eie. In die Bybel is heuning in 97 van die honderd verse daaroor 'n simbool van oorvloed, voorsiening, sukses. Die manna in die woestyn was wit soos koljandersaad en het gesmaak soos heuning-wafers."

    What’s in a name

    Mens se naam is betekenisvol, mymer Danie Botha. En dan hardloop sy gedagtes ver ente deur die land en deur gesprekke. Net nou die dag sê 'n vriendin vir hom, “Wee’ jy, ek dink volgende jaar word daar ’n paar nuwe babas met interessante name gedoop. Name soos Covidia, Covinia of Covilette."

    Boererate is basies belangrik

    "Sal jy vir enige een vertel jy slaap al 'n week met drie aartappels in jou bed - vir die knie en heup wat so pyn?" vra Lise Beswick in hierdie heerlike, en ook hulpvaardige, artikel.

    Krieket en Koeëls

    In Kaboel is daar ’n vyfde seisoen en dit is die bomseisoen, skryf Zane Beswick. " Dit begin nie met ‘n sonstilstand nie, nee, ek dink dit begin wanneer iemand net bedonderd is. Gewoonlik is die bomseisoentydens lente en somer, en almal is behoedsaam."

    ‘n Taai turksvy

    "Ek is besig om te verander," het Lynette gemymer. Sy kon dit in die spieël sien. Sy was seker dit was die gevolg van lockdown en die pandemie. Dit was skynbaar eindeloos. Dit het dinge vereis wat teen haar natuur was. Dit het haar prikkelbaar gemaak.

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    Hemingways Bookshop’s new chapter

    Hemingways Bookshop in Hermanus is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. And it is doing so in the style that people have become accustomed to.

    If you’re a Braai Boet, head over here

    If you love a braai you'll probably enjoy the various braai threads on our Forum. The Faniebraai braai thread has a story to it. It's named after the late and much missed Faniebraai, who has been described by one of our Forum members as "larger than life.

    The grandeur of simple things

    Bredasdorp artist Weyers du Toit's paintings of humble objects take them to another level.

    Ek ruik ‘n rot

    Daar is 'n geheimsinnige indringer in haar hoenderhok, skryf Lise Beswick. Sy't 'n foto van die tonnel in die grond geneem. Is dit 'n vriend of vyand? Sy wens sy't 'n hoender- tolk sodat sy kan verstaan wat haar hoenders sê oor die wese.

    Water of Vodka…

    Was daar water of wodka in die ketel? Vind uit in hierdie heerlike storie deur die digter-sjef Zane Beswick.

    Clare Menck’s lyrical evocation of childhood

    Lockdown has not killed the arts. Well-known artist Clare Menck had proof of that when her art works sold briskly at a group exhibition in Rosebank, Cape Town, this weekend. The exhibition can still be viewed by private appointment.

    Bring on the magic potion! We’re gatvol of the virus!

    Lockdown diaries: Where is Getafix the druid when one needs him?

    Tippie Enslin se gebakte pere met heuning en balsamic

    Winter inspirasie: Tippie Enslin se gebakte pere is mooi genoeg om te skilder, en lekker daarby.
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