Archive | October, 2016

20 Secrets Genuinely Happy People Never Told You

Melville, 16 October 2016 Gail Richards I have a lovely indigenous tree (the name not remembered) outside my bathroom window that produces pretty red flowers in spring – quite tiny – but such a great attractant to a variety of birdlife.  Some visitors are Cape White Eyes, Bul-buls, Sun birds, Yellow Canaries, and lately, mouse […]

Copper Penny Carrot Salad

(Keeps in the fridge for 2 weeks) 1 kg carrots peeled and cut in thin rings 2 middle sized green peppers, deseeded and cut in thin strips 2 onions cut in rings 1 packet (82g) tomato soup 250 ml water 200 ml white vinegar 125 ml salad oil 200 (250 ml) sugar 10 ml Worcestershire […]

The Man on the Mountain – Serio and Baba

In her first feature for Wits Vuvuzela, Lisa Golden profiles Salvatore Serio, a healer in the town of Magalies… In north-west Gauteng lies the sleepy town of Magaliesburg.  The only visitors are tourists moving through to the various B’nB’s that lie in prettier parts in the mountain and truck drivers going towards Botswana. And then there […]

Top Five Regrets of the Dying

If today was your last day on earth, what would be your biggest regret? Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She recorded their dying epiphanies in a blog called Inspiration and Chai, which gathered so much […]

The Fisher King

The story begins when the King is a boy. He has to spend the night In the forest to prove his courage so that he may become king. And while he is spending the night alone, he is visited by a sacred vision. Out of the fire appears the Holy Grail; a symbol of God’s […]