14 Jul 2021
Out of the box and out of the heart – MatchBox Handmade Designs

Out of the box and out of the heart – MatchBox Handmade Designs

Once not so long ago (2013 to be precise), in a country not far from here (in fact, right here), Marli Theron was sitting in her little girl’s bedroom, wondering what she could do to make the space extra-special.  As she was pondering, she was playing with pieces of felt.  And as she was playing, her imagination took flight, quite literally,...

12 Jul 2021
A musical journey to excellence and beyond - Piano Master

A musical journey to excellence and beyond - Piano Master

Mankind’s knowledge that taut, vibrating strings can produce intriguing and entertaining sounds dates back to prehistoric times. Fast forward a century or 14 and a continent or two from this ancient discovery, and one finds that the once humble string over bow or gourd has evolved into a European family of stringed instruments, covering the spectrum...

09 Jul 2021
In the garden this month - July 2021 - by Leone Williams, Petal Faire Nursery - www.myproduct.co.za

In the garden this month - July 2021 - by Leone Williams, Petal Faire Nursery

At Petal Faire Nursery , we sometimes have customers who are no less rare and unusual than the plants we sell. I was recently contacted by someone whose story is just too fascinating not to share ( with his permission, of course ). About a month ago, I received a call from a Mr Pierre le Roux in Malawi who was looking for water lilies and lotus...

22 Jun 2021
Legato care - here is to the long life of your piano by Piano Master

Legato care - here is to the long life of your piano by Piano Master

If your piano is not tuned and maintained regularly, you could start smelling a rat, quite literally – lurking amongst the mechanical parts.  You may also find a colony of fish moths in the keypad or hammers.  And that’s just the animal and insect life that could endanger the wellbeing and value of your precious instrument.  The...

21 Jun 2021
Kleinia fulgens - In the garden this month - June 2021 - by Leone Williams, Petal Faire Nursery

In the garden this month - June 2021 - by Leone Williams, Petal Faire Nursery

Gardeners are always looking for new and better ways of getting the best out of their plants, so I thought I would share some of Howard Garrett’s facts and tips about foliar spraying for feeding or pest control purposes. Apparently, the idea started as long ago as 1844 with the discovery that rain could leach plant nutrients from leaves. Experiments...

27 May 2021
The soul of a piano man - Johan Viljoen - Piano Master

The soul of a piano man - Piano Master

Everything Johan Viljoen is, does and stands for can be summarised by three words: The Piano Master.   Looking beyond the name, however, lends depth and credibility to a brand that symbolises a singular commitment to and passion for pianos. After all, being a piano tuner and restorer means more than just tightening a string here,...

25 May 2021
Celshot - Market your brand or solo gig with your unique sound

Celshot - Market your brand or solo gig with your unique sound

How many gigs have I been to where I thought… “I can’t believe there’s no-one here… more people should have seen this!” Today, it is probably more difficult than ever to get people to come out of their homes. Home entertainment in the shape of online movies and shows has made it a toss-up as to whether we go out tonight or...

05 May 2021
In the garden this month - May 2021 - by Leone Williams, Petal Faire Nursery

In the garden this month - May 2021 - by Leone Williams, Petal Faire Nursery

Annette Watt recently told me a lovely story about her 91-year-old mom’s quest for a specific almost extinct variety of orange for her marmalade. Along with gardening, Franci Muller’s great passion is making preserves. Starting in Zimbabwe where she was born, and now in Caledon in the Western Cape, wherever Franci has lived, she has always had a...

14 Apr 2021
Celshot - and how it can work for your business

Celshot - and how it can work for your business

In January 2020 I came upon the idea for doing marketing for ANY business very cost-effectively. I produced my first radio ad in 1986 for Jacaranda FM. Yes, that seems a long time ago, but this also means that I have a lot of experience in the field. Since then, I have produced literally thousands of audio ads for broadcast on a variety of mediums....

12 Apr 2021
In the garden this month - April 2021 - by Leone Williams, Petal Faire Nursery

In the garden this month - April 2021 - by Leone Williams, Petal Faire Nursery

Zach Bush is an American medical doctor and global influencer who is advocating for soil health and regenerative agriculture. In this time of doom and gloom, Bush is passionately optimistic about our ability to turn around the damage done to the planet and advance human health and resilience against disease. He predicts a major turnaround in...

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