Tuesday, 24 May 2016

What's Happening in Durban May/June

Bellevue Market
Friday 27 May
For beautiful food, craft beer, wine and shopping
Venue : 5 Bellevue Road Kloof – behind Delcairn Shopping Centre

Zakifo Music Festival
Friday and Saturday 27 – 28 May
2 days, 3 stages, 13 international acts and 26 South African acts
Venue : Natal Command Durban Beachfront
Tickets available from Webtickets

Sky Grand Prix of Aerobatics
Saturday 28 May
Venue : Greyville Racecourse
Tickets from Computicket

Land Rover Polocrosse High Goal
Friday to Sunday 27 – 29 May
Fast paced equestrian action with the country’s top polocrosse players. There are 8 teams competing for the top spot – 4 men’s and 4 ladies teams. There will be a number of vendors on the outskirts, jumping castles for the kids and evening entertainment.
Venue : Shongweni Club

First Thursdays at The Commune
Thursday 2 June
Venue : The Commune 39 Station Drive
Presenting “WOEBOTS” by Amelia Smith
Kraft Eyewear, Michelle Robyn Jewellery, Christy-Ann Jewellery and Jane Sews will also be open for late night shopping.
Homemade lemonade and good vibes

Langarm Dans
Friday 3 June
Lekker langarm dans with the Willie Erasmus Orkes.
Venue : Kloof Town Hall
Tickets are R70 and can be booked by phoning 083 294 1546
Time : 8pm – 12pm and kids are welcome

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show
Thursday to Saturday 2 – 4 June
Venue : Sibaya Casino
Tickets are available from iTickets or at the door
2 – 3 June 5pm – 9pm
4 June 12pm – 9pm

CURRO HCA Winter Fair
Saturday 4 June
Venue : Curro HCA School Inanda Road in Hillcrest

I Heart Market
Saturday 4 June
Venue : Moses Mabhida Stadium lawns
Lots to eat, drink and buy

Great Gatsby National Polo Event
Sunday  5 June
Venue : Shongweni Club
Tickets are available from iTickets

Spar Women’s Race
Sunday 5 June
Venue : Growthpoint Kings Park stadium outer fields
10km 8am
5km 9:30am
EFT online entries are closed
Credit card online entries close 28 May
Entries will be accepted at registration (subject to the 18000 limit not having been reached). Payment options are : cash, credit card and debit card (no cheques).
Registration is at Berea Rovers 73 Jacko Jackson Drive, Durban 2 – 4 June
5km R90
10km licensed entrant R90

10km non-licensed entrant R100 (R90 + R10 temp license fee)

Monday, 23 May 2016

Thursday, 12 May 2016

May Madness

Is'nt it crazy that it is already May??!! I still feel that Christmas has just ended and the year has begun, but we are already in the 5th month and will soon be looking forward to the next Christmas.

It has been a bit crazy at home as my daughter decided to change rooms to move further away from her parents (she is a teenager). We had to re-paint the room she was moving into and then I had to play musical cupboards trying to fit stuff that had been in that room elsewhere. The only really great thing is that I was able to have a clean out of stuff that had been lying around for years. So far I have taken 3 bags full of stuff to our local SPCA and I have already filled up bag number 4. My house is still a chaos zone as I had to move stuff into the dining room while we played musical rooms and cupboards. I am hopefully going to go through the rest of the stuff this weekend.

Just when I thought the end was in site my husband decided that this would be the perfect time to sort out our room, so the chaos it actually going to get worse. I can never keep our room carpet clean! If it isn't dirty paws from Bolt our Greyhound then it is thrown up hair balls etc from our cat Sparkle. I would have loved a wooden floor but since my husband is brilliant at tiling we have decided to tile instead. He will then tile right through into the en suite bathroom and will also replace the tile on the bathroom walls.

We replaced my daughters curtains with eyelet curtains from Mr Price Home and they have made such a difference to her new room. The curtains look fabulous and best of all they are so easy to open and close. The curtains in our room drive me crazy when they get stuck on the rail so I am definitely also going to get eyelet curtains once the room is complete.

So looking forward to the room changes but first I will have to go through the pain and suffering of a messy house in order to achieve it.

I see lots of cups of coffee are going to be needed!! #lovecoffee

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Deen TV Launches a Kitchen Studio in Durban

Who doesn’t love cooking shows?? You get to drool and learn at the same time! Deen TV, Channel 365 on StarSat and 152 on Openview HD is about to inaugurate its brand new television kitchen-recording studio in Durban.

The kitchen studio will be a home to many cooking and baking television shows, as Durban is home to a unique brand of cuisine and the location could not have been more apt.  The Deen TV Kitchen studio is the brainchild of the channel’s Board Chairman, Hassim Jogee, and the project has been in planning for two years. 

The broadcaster has reached a milestone by unveiling a high tech kitchen for the use of television productions and the studio is fitted with the latest designs in kitchen cupboards, appliances and more.  The facility was designed with the television audience in mind ensuring the best possible angles capturing all the action as it happens. Sponsors like DEFY, KZN Boards, Maharani Tiles, Vawdas Interiors, H. J. Lighting, A. Sathar & Sons, Chatsmain Curtain & Blinds, and BREEZ Air Conditioners made the project possible.  

The new studio sees the inauguration and launch of two brand new shows on Deen TV. “What’s Cooking?” which will showcase the expertise of Chef Ismail Arbee as he takes the audience on a fun and experimental journey that will unlock your imagination and passion for cooking.  The series will cover unique fusion-style dishes.  

In a brief Interview Arbee said, “It's a brand new venture for me and a pure adrenaline rush to be cooking in a studio with cameras all around showing the world what I love to do and sharing my experience with everyone and teaching people new cooking techniques”.  Some of the dishes that one will see on “What’s Cooking?” include a Lamb rack with a mint honey and pomegranate reduction served with a sweet potato and parsnip crostini.  For fish lovers Arbee will whip up some grilled Sole fish with lemon garlic and mint coriander sauce served with creamy mushroom and pea barley. 

Now we all know a good dessert compliments a good meal.  Another series to be filmed in the studio is titled “Simply Desserts”, hosted by renowned pastry chef Zahira Mohamed.  Whether you’re skilled, or an amateur at baking, let Chef Zahira Mohamed introduce you to a world of hot and cold desserts with a modern take on your old favourites, as well as over the top creations that are trendy and spectacular. The most elaborate desserts are demonstrated and explained step by step on “Simply Desserts” so that no one gets left with an empty tummy.   

Deen TV’s Kitchen Studio will film the inaugural episodes of the new series on Thursday the 5th of May 2016.