“But I looked down through spinning air filled with frangipani and rock and roll and saw how quickly you are alone…”

The beauty of a frangipani/plumeria/champa flower is possibly one of the only blooms that equals it’s magnificent fragrance. You would have captured it’s scent before carried by moonlight on warm, moist summer evenings. Have you smelt the franjipani? Sweet, magical, … Continue reading “But I looked down through spinning air filled with frangipani and rock and roll and saw how quickly you are alone…”

A Zimbabwean Christmas Sky

At Christmas time in Zimbabwe, the sky turns the most delectable colours with it’s promise to bring us our magical thunderstorms that we all love so much. I had to share these pics below of the sky this morning. Due to the nature of my job it means I am still at work over this time of year, so please excuse the scenery, I, of course would have much rather taken these pictures in the middle of an open vlei but alas… These four pics are actually a panoramic view when placed side by side, but i don’t know how to do that… … Continue reading A Zimbabwean Christmas Sky

“Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood.”

Friedrich Nietzsche. German philosopher. If you don’t know him, you should. If you think you don’t know him, you’re wrong. He is famously said for, well, saying, ‘That which does not destroy me, makes me strong.’ He had a lot more to say: “You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” “There are no facts, only interpretations.” “And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.” “For every man there exists a … Continue reading “Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood.”

The Art of Gernot

Something a little different today everybody. Before we continue, please don’t freak out. I am more or less normal. I just have different tastes in certain things. Just spreading the weirdness. You might like it you never know, just try. I recently happened upon an artist’s work which I instantly loved. His name is Gernot, and his work has been described by Oysters and Chocolate as: “Twisted, taunted and highly captivating, Gernot’s illustrative work binds exceptional technique to a dark, fetishistic vision of beauty. Objects and fantasy figures feature though a body of work spanning dark fiction, pin-ups, fetish art … Continue reading The Art of Gernot

Dragon Fruit

So last weekend I was watching ‘Come Dine With Me’ on BBC Lifestyle. It’s sort of become somewhat of a family tradition every Saturday afternoon. I know, bless. Anyway, awesome show and all that but in this episode one of the contestants used a ‘Dragon Fruit’ to make an exotic fruit salad of sorts. Now, I had previously never seen nor heard about a Dragon Fruit but I was rather mesmerised by it. Truly, it’s beautiful. Would also like to taste one though. It’s real name is a ‘Pitaya’ and they are native to Mexico, Central and South America. For more info you … Continue reading Dragon Fruit