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    Pandemics, here we come

    Its appearance seems to have been inspired by Robocop, a nun's wimple and a bulletproof vest. It's not for her, confesses Linza de Jager...

    Get him to a barber!

    It's not a schooner or a sail or a very long tail it's a beard can't you see it?

    Once Upon A Time

    Once upon a time, in a Far Away Land of around the corner, lived the Warlock. He wasn’t really a warlock, it was all in her head, or so the adults said.

    Artist starts rhyming non-stop after getting a bad crit

    A bad crit has upended Cape Town artist Tony van Dyck's life. The artisthas lost the ability to speak in ordinary sentences. Everything he says has to rhyme. Van Dyck says this is due to trauma. It's tiring. And yes, he's suing.

    Tippie Enslin’s New York Style Vanilla Cheesecake with Orange Zest

    This glorious cheesecake lets us forget about the winter blues.


    Ever since that dim, rainy day, clad in black and tears, she had not been herself. Her sense of passion and confidence got buried along with a heap of white roses strewn across the coffin. Her favourite coffee seemed to lose it’s taste; food became a necessity to stay alive rather than something to enjoy.

    Lockdown Eclipse

    Beth Hunt is not only an award-winning writer and poet, she is also the co-owner of the legendary Hemingways bookshop in Hermanus. Lockdown Eclipse is her latest poem. She describes it this way: "It certainly expresses how I feel about the tragedy of the coronavirus. So much joie de vivre is now missing."


    Cartoon: Ratel.

    Tippie Enslin’s Recipe for Lazy Man’s Berry Pie

    Tippie Enslin Crust• 1 Roll Thawed Puff Pastry• 1 ½ Cup mixed fresh berries• Beans...


    Medical aid: Eish!

    Medical aids. Don't talk to her about them! So complains a reader of The Grotto, who is battling her medical aid at this very moment.


    Mia Valodia Wessels van Zijl invariably transports readers to a more poetic reality.

    Kaiings in Kaboel

    Die digter-sjef Zane Beswick het 'n heerlike artikel geskryf oor die Kaboem-maaltyd wat hy in Kaboel, die hoofstad van Afghanistan, moes maak.

    Errieda du Toit se knievrye witbrood in ‘n gietysterpan

    Errieda du Toit‘n Brood en ‘n baie spesiale bord.Die herdenkingsbord het ek in 1998 vir my Ma...

    Taal lawwigheid: Snuf in die neus kry

    Dis glo reg om te sê "Die snuf in die neus kry" eerder as "snuf in die neus kry." Ek sou verskil daarmee. Ek los altyd 'die' uit en dink dit klink beter so vir my.

    Gerook, gedrink, gerangskik

    In hierdie liriese essay skryf Lise Beswick oor 'n boom wat so groot is dat jy hom van die maan kan sien en blare wat kraak soos pakkies chips as jy oor hulle loop.


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