Standing in the Woodstock Gas line

Get in the gas line

It wasn't a great day to be in a small business yesterday, not when electricity prices went up by as much as 30% last Friday, and there was a gas shortage in Cape Town. My gas supplier called me

Visual play

Playtime!

I loved Brene Brown's most recent blog post on play, and it distracted me into a bit of playtime of my own. Looking around my office it seems I do a fair amount of it, I've just taken to cleverly

hot-off-the-press

Hot off the press!

One of the things I love about owning a small business is the being involved in everything, it's also one of the things I find quite stressful about it too, but that's what happens when you try to have it

Fish River Canyon

Where was I in April?

Via the strangest of dinner party conversation coincidences I recently reconnected with long-since-lost-touch family friends in the form of my godmother and her husband. With the internet encouraging us to make so much of our lives public they had a

crocheted wool handbag work in progress

Having your own business

Not being entirely as technologically literate as I'd like (or like to think I am!) I'm not sure how to disable some of the facebook notifications I get inundated with, and at the moment the pace is hotting up as

South African protea flowers

Sometimes it’s pure joy

One of the things I love about this business is the adventure. Something interesting and exciting seems to happen every single day, and usually it's unpredictable. Sometimes the adventure is in the fascinating people I get to talk to, like

Sculptural steelwork by artist-blacksmith Conrad Hicks

What is real?

I've been spending my Friday afternoons in Conrad Hicks' blacksmith workshop pounding steel and learning to wield a hammer, I'm even learning to make a hammer! It started as a need to work through a lot of anger and strong

Stylish merino and mohair knit purse

Design Indaba kicks off

The Design Indaba conference kicked off yesterday and by all accounts it was a full and interesting day, as expected. If like me you're not attending you can follow the chirping at #designindaba on Twitter. But for more insights and a summary