See Oxford: Christ Church Meadow

These ducks are all over the paths + meadows of Christchurch Cathedral in Oxford! Christchurch College’s alumni include Lewis Carroll + W.H. Auden. Did You Know? The Duck was a symbol of Isis, the Egyptian goddess who was a patron of nature and magic. The following quote is taken from the book ‘The Burden of…

Photo: South Congress Grackles, Austin

Taken downtown Austin! There are a lot of grackles (the “great tailed grackle” and known by some as “the devil bird”). Grackles are a “colonizing” bird and gather in large flocks. They have been migrating north and west from south Texas and Mexico.  

Hey Sexy! Here’s Some Inspiration

Some gorgeous images to brighten your day + keep your creative content flowing. All these images are 100% copyright free (licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute + use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer). Use them in your digital…

The Icing On Top

Being in New York this time of year, I’m seeing snow literally for the second time in my life. I love it, I just really wish it wasn’t so cold! It’s around – 12 °C for my South African readers. I bought a cute fur headband from Macy’s + some leather gloves, they’ve helped a lot….

South Africa Stunned After Oscar Verdict is Given

After quite an emotional week for the country, with the Oscar Pistorius verdict, I’m hoping to simply wind down this weekend. I still don’t know what to believe. A lot of my friends overseas aren’t convinced he’s telling the truth. The papers here were critical of him being cleared. Reeva was in the industry I’m…

Stay Hermanus: Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

About Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is the kind of place you never knew was missing from your life until you’ve experienced it. It’s a sort of African kingdom overlooking the sea. Only 2 hours outside of Cape Town along the stunning “Whale Coast” through Hermanus, it’s a glorious bubble of nature safaris, candle-lit dinners, horse-back excursions,…