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Growing up you might have witnessed your parents do certain household tasks the long way round, or just plain strange, only to justify it

It might be getting colder but we are South African, so I bet you have a braai planned fairly soon? The meat is the

There’s a video doing the rounds on Facebook that will have you salivating after only a few seconds. It shows how to make the

Why is the go-to pet ownership (or first date) question always are you a dog or cat person? What about those that fall in

The only words you can use to describe this mousse are simply delicious. The bonus is that it is so easy to make. I

If you haven’t noticed yet, allow me to break the news: Flu season is in full swing. In fact, ask any paediatrician and they’ll

While most people use Epsom salt to have a relaxing bath soak; the high magnesium content makes so wonderfully relaxing to soak in, but

At this time of the year it seems that we are all bouncing from one holiday season to the next long weekend and as

I love to bake treats for my family like cupcakes or if I really want to show my husband just how much I love

A favourite childhood memory is awaiting my cousins coming for a visit from the farm for Easter. We would build a large family bed

Your kitchen is a very important room in your home; it needs to be a place where you feel inspired, relaxed and happy so

Ever walked into a home and just felt at ease and relaxed instantly? Ideally it should be your own home that makes you feel

Are you struggling to convince your kids to eat certain kinds of fruits or maybe they are just getting tired of eating the fruit

Having the same thing for lunch every day can become very boring, not just for those eating it… So why not make meals that

Just imagine yourself relaxing in your favourite chair with a good book, lying next to the swimming pool on a hot day or having

Is your garden looking flat, boring and old fashioned? Well maybe it’s not your garden that needs the overhaul… Yes, you may need to

Whether you are moving into your first home, want to acquire a more energy-efficient washing machine or need to replace a machine that is

South-Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and we’re not saying that just because we live here… For example did

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, yip you read that right. If you’ve waited this long to make firm plans to celebrate chances are you won’t

So it’s that time of the year again, walking into stores all you see are heart shaped chocolates and red roses. One of the

When going to the store to buy groceries you always check the expiration date, but did you know that there are other household items

When we were little, my siblings and I usually got spoiled with some pocket money when visiting grandparents. Our favourite thing was to take

So you’ve decided to adopt a four-legged friend. Don’t be in a hurry to take this new family member home; take your time to

With everything firmly back to normal, and mornings the customary crazy rush for many, I’m sure, we wanted to test four ways of making

Q Hi Nick, what is the ideal distance away from a pool to plant a Washingtonia Robusta palm tree? - David A Hi David, the Washingtonia has

Dum… Dum… Dum… School is starting. It’s time to start getting the kids ready for the new school year. With all the excitement of

The holiday season is over and the kids will be going back to school soon, it’s understandable that you couldn’t do a lot of

Happy New Year to all our HomeTimes followers, we hope that you will have a wonderful year in 2018. What a beautiful time of

Having friends and family over for a weekend or the holidays is always fun but sometimes not easy as you have to try and

Every once in a while a person has to indulge themselves and the holiday season is the best time to do that. I don’t know

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Why would you want to buy holiday cards for your friends and family if you can make them? My one big problem with store-bought greeting

There’s nothing quite like the healing power of nature when it comes to relaxation. Simply being in the presence of trees is scientifically proven

Are you thinking of going on vacation or maybe just a nice romantic weekend away. Why not try someplace different and unique? I’m going to

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

What a beautiful time of the year it is! Depending on where you are situated you could be rejoicing for the beautiful rain up

Do you think of yourself as a braaimaster? If you answered “Yes” then you probably don’t need any of these tips but no harm

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers animal-free circus will be at Emperors Palace Hotel, Casino, Convention and Entertainment resort from 8 December to 15 January 2018

With the mercury hitting 30 degrees and more across most of South Africa these days, it’s official: summer is finally here! This year, instead

It is that time of year again… Wherever you go you are likely to be bombarded with Boney M’s hallmark bubblegum Christmas carols playing on

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Buying a couch should be easy, right? Walk into a shop, look at something you like and then sit on it to test if

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Chocolate or vanilla? Now you don’t need to choose since you can have the best of both worlds with this delicious,  recipe. It’s a very

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Have you ever been to a kiddies birthday party were everything is just so over the top that some of the kids are actually

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

I can’t think of any other food that forms the basis of as many comfort dishes as the humble potato, and having read a

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

I love to meditate, I find that it clears my mind, helps me focus and gives me peace in this stressful world. It’s been

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Is it really worth getting a borehole and what damage is being done to our environment? This is a controversial subject, but, as many

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

You take a gift to a birthday dinner, you take flowers or wine as a thank you to the host for a special evening,

The basis of any well-planned wardrobe is in the style and colour and how it reflects the event you might be attending, and ultimately

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

There’s nothing quite like travel to broaden your horizons and change your outlook on the world, and it’s only natural to want to bring

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Gammatek, a distributor of technology accessories is proud to announce the introduction of Pai Technology educational games for children in South Africa. The company

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

What a great start to the season! These warm sunny spring days are just fantastic, what a beautiful time of the year! I must

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

When we talk about electricity, we refer to energy in Kilowatt-hour abbreviated as kWh. kWh implies a Kilo (that is 1,000) Watts of power

Moving can be stressful for adults who fully understand the process. So once you factor in the confusion and anxiety that children feel when

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Whether you are delaying buying your dream home because you want to travel, have professional flexibility or need to save up for a few

Meeting your client for the first time You know, that feeling you get when you know you’re going to get to talk about homes a

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

We’ve just booked our summer holiday at the beach - months away, I know - but even with the snow and rain in other

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

We all know the stats: the fact that next to death and divorce, moving homes is the most stressful and traumatic thing that could

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Pizza scissors, banana holders, battery operated pasta forks (no wrist action needed) mushroom slicers and strawberry stem removers are all available and are all

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

I’ve always marveled at the differences each month and season holds for a garden. July is special, as many gardeners and landscapers get out

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Since the Rules’ pet dog Jesse (9) was diagnosed with diabetes in 2015, her energy levels had been low and she preferred to sleep

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Global warming has really influenced the distribution patterns of many insects, with the fall army worm, in particular, really plaguing our grain farmers, to

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Q Hi there, we were walking our dog in Die Wilgers in Pretoria and came across these seed pods. What tree is this from? Thank

Just the thought of the cold weather to come probably has most of you yearning for a comfortable blanket, your favourite couch and a

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

“Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Why do we

My favourite part about moving has always been unpacking. It’s a bit like Christmas morning, except you know what you’re getting and the gifts

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

The last estimate was that there are nine million dogs and seven million cats accounted for as pets in South Africa. This is to

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Welcoming someone into your home for the first time is always stressful: You worry about what they might think of the way you’ve chosen

I am sure many of you are dreading the icy nights which virtually came out of nowhere. I was joking with a client just

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Because of my father’s job as a consultant to big mining operations across the country I was the “New Girl” more often than any

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Q Hi Nick, my wife and I are having a disagreement. She does not believe that there is reason to change the time we water

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

I was driving through the tree-lined streets of Parktown North, clearly showing off that autumn has arrived. What a beautiful spectacle it is with

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

February had barely ended when moms across the world began lamenting the Easter holiday period and all the sugary treats it typically entails for

Walking around a client’s garden this past week I noticed planting arrangements around her pool which brought back childhood memories of sharp leaves poking

Paper mache artist Tessa Rosendorff runs a private gallery and studio from her home in Norwood. She has been making paper mache pots for

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Are you aware of the many kinds of invasive species which are found in South Africa? I am not only talking about weeds which

I am sure that many of you are caught off guard when shopping at nurseries, garden shops and retails stores when confronted with beautiful

Cats are masters at hiding their distress, which means that it can be quite tricky to find out what your cat is feeling. As

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Wanna hear a funny story? I was introduced to the game Cards Against Humanity (CAH) by the very guy co-ordinating the effort to create

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Light animates and brings any interior to life; every corner, every shape is defined by its own shadow, by its reflection flooded in light. Different

I am sure many of you are unaware that we are still experiencing a drought in South Africa, we have received some substantial rainfall

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

When deciding to move homes it’s quite normal to make a list of to-do’s ranging from finding boxes to making sure you change the

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

It’s a cliché but some friends really do disappear once you’ve become a parent. Whether it is because they have different parenting philosophies or

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

What a beautiful time of the year it is. We have received good soaking rain which is filling up the water table, dams and

Once you have decided to tie the knot with a special person or to build or renovate your new forever home there will always

When it comes to setting goals, you’ve heard it before: “If your goals don’t scare you, they’re probably not big enough!” Up until this past

Q Hi, after the rains over Christmas I was walking in my backyard when I saw bright orange mushrooms growing in the grass. They were not

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Everyone knows that puppies need oodles of chew toys to help them through the difficult phase where they are chewing everything in sight.  This

It’s the same every year; just driving around Johannesburg there is an overflow of runners, walkers and cyclists trying to get fit after the

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Scratching is a natural part of your cat’s behaviour. Even if your cat has access outside, you might still get the occasional scratching happening

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Believe it or not, trend and colour forecasting is an internationally acclaimed profession. Trend forecasters are always looking ahead to predict the trends and

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Christmas lunch in my family is a big event, not necessarily a grand event, but big. Very big. Think family from near and far,

I say this every year, but I’m always amazed at how time flies. Just a few months ago we were starting off 2016. With

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Pssst, you with the cute pet, your fur-child wanted us to tell you they don’t want the same boring chew toy you get them

Cherry season is in full bloom and I simply cannot resist buying a punnet every time I set foot into the shops. Not only are

Cape Town and Johannesburg residents are facing stringent water restrictions following the protracted drought. This helps to remind us all that water is vital

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

With summer on our doorstep, I suggest you stock up on some party essentials like a good gin like this Cruxland Gin from KWV

When referring to the outdoors one concept comes to mind - natural, nature and the colours green and blue. Outdoor elements like the sky,

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

It’s that time of year again when we’re all starting to plan and look forward to our yearly holiday away from the hustle and

On the 15th of November Pharmaline introduced their VenCasa range to the local market with an exclusive launch event held at Bedford Centre, Johannesburg. “VenCasa

As a consumer we are bombarded with information about our food. One minute the focus is on preservatives and colourants, the next day or

Liza Watermeyer, Retail Display Manager of Tile Africa, lets us in on the design and renovation trends showcased at the exclusive International Cersaie Exhibition

Some parts of South Africa are being blessed with some much needed rain. Apart from the safety reasons for staying home, rainy weather has

What a beautiful time of the year it is. We have finally received the first decent rainfall and we are ever hopeful that it

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

If we’re honest we will all admit to having days where you cannot wait to get out of your home because you cannot face

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Hot Milk Vanilla Sponge Cake is in my opinion the best vanilla sponge to bake. It is basically flop-proof, which makes it even more

If you haven’t had to move homes or been out of the property market for a while you might not be aware of the

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Smoothie Bowls are such a breakfast trends at the moment, with healthy-living enthusiasts going crazy for them. Sites like Instagram, Buzzfeed and Pinterest are bursting

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

It has been a tough couple of months with this sheer heat and lack of rain. I, as a nature lover, am thrilled to

Homes are getting smaller as demand for land and the cost to build and finance a new home increases. You may wonder how you are

You feel your pulse racing as you click “add to cart”, the computer asks if you want to checkout or continue shopping and your heart

I was sitting with a couple friends over the weekend and we got into talking about plants, which naturally led to us talking about

If you are looking for something different as a gift this festive season, why not get your hands on quirky cabinet handles? They are versatile

Many of us have the mistaken belief that changing our eating habits to be healthier goes hand in hand with drab food. There is

Many people believe that the correct age to start training their dog is at 6 months. However, the best age for socialisation is before

It’s about that time of year when we all feel like the December slow-down can’t come soon enough. If I had endless money I’d

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Catnip is by far the more common of these two cat-friendly plants, and is a real household name; Valerian Root, however, is starting to

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Selecting and purchasing art to display is a highly personal and potentially expensive decorative component of a beautifully designed home. For many of us

Johannesburg has finally received a tiny percentage of rain, but looking at the weather report it seems as though we are still in for

The calendar says spring is here which, for the most part, means you can pack out your summer closet. But we all know spring

Redoing or adding to your kitchen is one of the most popular home improvements. It is also up there with one of the top

Five basic ingredients and a few minutes of your time - all it takes to make these delicious Lemon Squares. Recipes requiring a half-day shopping

Sometimes life happens; a surprise baby number three, a parent or sibling that needs to move into your home for a while, or maybe

This is my favourite time of year; when we skip right into summer on the Highveld. Days are longer and smiles brighter. One of my

We were recently informed of how bad our water situation is in Johannesburg, and I am sure the rest of the country is dealing

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

What if we told you, you can have your cake and vegetables, and eat it? Nina Timm, from My Easy Cooking tells us how. This healthy

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

With spring just around the corner you may want to spend some time fixing up your garden, getting your pot plants up to scratch

Most of our homes consist of the usual: kitchen, dining area, bedrooms and bathroom which leave little room for the designer extras like sculleries,

At a certain stage in your life you may find yourself in a garden nursery armed with a list of plants you’ve been asked

The benefits of having a meal plan are plenty and well-known. You will be able to create a precise shopping list from your meal

These spicy pork meatballs are delicious and easy to make in this weeknight meal I am about to share! That, however, is not where it

Spiderman has been spotted in the east of Pretoria, with numerous reports of the superhero running in traffic. Some even say they saw Spiderman

Too much of a good thing, may not kill you, but it could make you sick. This is according to a study of 500

Lately beef short ribs are the rage. Smokey BBQ beef short ribs are the new thing when having a braai and lamb shanks are

What a beautiful time of the year it is. Spending time outdoors is just marvellous; the days are warm and the nights are not

My phone is full of failed selfie sessions with our dogs. If I’m lucky I’ll find one photo where Charlie (our giant “medium-sized” rescue

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

My mom will do anything, and no effort is spared, to bring her family and yes, sometimes complete strangers, together around her table. My

"A party without cake is just a meeting" – Julia Childs Whether you’ll admit it or not, we all have our foodie dirty laundry. Those

All South African rugby fans are hoping that the great performance by the Lions last week was just a precursor for a cracker of

In summer it’s easy to organise a casual get-together. Everyone is feeling fresh, energetic and excited for a friendly braai on Friday night with

South Africans have been faced with extreme weather this past week. Today, as the sun peeks through in Gauteng, Helen Heenan Interiors reminds us

With the requirements of modern living becoming more demanding daily time has become an even more precious commodity. This is especially true for young

The weather has been pretty mild up until today! We have experienced a small amount of rain in Johannesburg, if only we would get

Caring and providing for an animal brings a whole new set of responsibilities, such as thinking ahead with regard to danger areas in your

Oh yes, this is the time of year when it seems everybody has the sniffles and certainly in my family we all had a

Various shades of blue can be associated with tranquillity, confidence, power and stability. When wanting to spiff up any space in my home with

In the book Dis ek, Anna (translated to It’s me, Anna) Anchien Troskie chillingly tells of the abuse she suffered at the hands of

Every kitchen should have a big pan in it and every cook should learn the art of one-pan wonders. A big pan is just so

Sometimes you just want to click the refresh button on your life. However, there isn't always the time and money to do so. Do

YouTube has an endless array of gardening hacks, how-tos, tips, and tricks. The problem is, however, that there are countless videos of babies eating lemons

Helen Heenan, from Helen Heenan Interiors has this to say about the humble scatter cushion room upgrade When decorating with scatter cushions, the 2-2-1 ratio just

There are few things in the world that smells more like home than freshly baked bread. It takes me back to times on the

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

The prospect of leaving a beloved pet to enjoy a break-away can be daunting. Whether you are taking a short weekend trip or two-week

A good toasted cheese sandwich is unparalleled. Its delicious decadence is equally loved as a meal or in-between snack. It truly is the comfort

When you or your child gets sick with an upset tummy or vomiting it is fairly easy to manage at home. All of us

The pain of divorce may be likened to grieving a death. This is reflected in the brutal turmoil one goes through in the face

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Everyone has heard of Jock of the Bushveld… but what about Sergeant Stubby? The only dog in history to be promoted to the rank of

Originally from Thailand, Siamese (formerly Siam) cats could only form part of royal and noble families. Their role was to be spiritual guardians to

Many consider their pets another family member. It is no surprise then that being restricted from keeping pets in a rental property will get

One of the oldest dog breeds, Siberian Huskies, have been around for about 3,000 years. Huskies were originally bred in the freezing cold environment

Picture this: you have friends or business acquaintances over for a formal dinner. Everyone has complimented you on the food, and the drinks and

Winter is here for the next few months, what a beautiful time of the year it is! Whilst I am landscaping it is still

PROCREATOR, PROTECTOR, PROVIDER, PARTNER My Father – the one I look up to You taught me, You guided me, You allowed me to unfold. When I was

A gentle hand brushes my cheek as someone whispers in my ear, “Hear the invisible…linger in its beauty”. I open my eyes and feel

It seems as though winter has finally arrived, with most of South Africa is experiencing extremely cold weather. A few parts of South Africa

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Children love their bedrooms - it is the one space in a home that is truly theirs. It needs to be a space in

“If I had my child to raise all over again, I’d finger paint more, and point the finger less. I’d do less correcting, and more connecting. I’d

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

The term ‘control freak’ is commonly used to refer to someone who tries to control everything around them.  They are often described as bossy,

Nothing interrupts fantastic plans like catching a horrible winter cold. Sometimes you may just not have the luxury of the down-time required to “sleep

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Previously we spoke about how to go organic and still make it work. This week we will focus on how to get your plants

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Humans are visual beings and, in today’s world, much emphasis is placed on the way one looks. Indeed, few would deny a desire to

During winter everyone seeks out warmth, snuggling under blankets or enjoying a warm cuppa to keep the cold at bay. If you are up

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Some of your favourite humans, cold beers, pizza, and 30 Seconds. Sounds like a great Saturday night, doesn’t it? It is, unless that Saturday

Previously we designed our own organic area. This week we will focus on how to get your plants growing strong and healthily. Follow these

“When I was young, I’d always dream of being in my own fairy tale - marrying a prince and living happily ever after. When

KISS your garden before thinking of selling. This is what Sandy Geffen, director at Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty recommends. According to Geffen, if

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

We all want to spoil our moms (and wives) when Mother’s Day rolls around. Which, if you have not been paying attention, is this

It was a typical Saturday afternoon for 15-year-old Kristen*. The moment her parents left the house for their weekly grocery shop she felt as

Rocketing food prices and the widespread focus on organic produce means now is the best time to start a basic winter veggie garden. Alright, so

This delicious recipe for a speciality dish of Southern Germany, was one of the first I ever jotted down while on a six month

When it comes to decorating our homes we all get grandiose ideas and plans that we want to put into motion. Nevertheless, there are

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Hello to all of our gardening fans - what a beautiful time of the year this is! As the days get cooler we generally

The antioxidant-rich Rooibos tea is best-known for its health benefits, but according to South Africa’s top gardening gurus, it’s also a must for every

Selecting artwork for your home can be a labour of love. Whether it’s an original painting or drawing, a mass-produced print or a wonderful

Admittedly written to encourage Jews to become fully Torah observant, in his book Let us make man, however, noted psychiatrist and rabbi Abraham Twerski

Robert Carrier is a master chef. I first tasted his roast lamb back in the Seventies and it made an indelible impression. This comes

Horticulturist Keith Kirsten is leading his annual, private tour to the Chelsea Flower Show & Boutique Gardens of England, which he describes as a

Chances are good that you’ve already fallen victim to an April Fool’s joke today – whether it was an outrageous story in your news

With Passover fast approaching what better time to start planning all the family favourites. I use my own chicken soup recipe and Gloria Rootshtain’s

It is by no means pleasurable to return to a cluttered and overcrowded space. To alleviate part of that nightmare without having the extra

How do you spend your Sundays? What better way than to explore South Africa's rich diversity of flora than to visit one of its

Aim: Today I will teach you the basic method of how to dig a hole and plant a tree or shrub. Follow these five

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

There is something about looking at green leaves dappled with sunlight that soothes the soul; it is so indescribable, and it can immediately release

Film: Remember Genre: Drama Thriller Starring: Christopher Plummer, Bruno Ganz, Jurgen Prochnow, Heinz Lieven, Henry Czerny, Dean Norris and Martin Landau. Dementia patient Zev Gutman (Christopher Plummer)

Learning to cook without salt is the perfect beginning to a healthy diet. Here to help is Cooking from the Heart, a cookbook series

The past year has been difficult in the gardening space, with the drought, water restrictions and plants and trees not performing as well as

We’re a salt-loving nation, but it’s this habit that could see us kick the proverbial bucket a lot sooner than we bargained for, warns

As the weather gradually becomes cooler and the seasons change we are reminded of the holidays that are fast approaching, Human Rights Day, Purim,

There are good reasons Rooibos tea has become such a popular herbal tea. We may know it’s a healthy one but precisely why has

The latest craze in homemaking in South Africa is the revival of do-it-yourself home projects. Whatever your reasons may be, re-using glass jars and

Art is a story. It is your history, your future, a depiction of a present age, and with each piece comes a powerful and

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

With kitchen renovations possibly being one of the most expensive room revamps one can undertake in a home, it makes sense to spend as

Clorox South Africa is very proud to announce that its newly improved Glad Cling Wrap with 1.5x Tighter Seal, has been voted Product of

The 51st Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards is setting the stage, honouring theatre excellence in South Africa, by taking guests on a sensory journey

There are few things more exciting than painting and redecorating a room purely for the arrival of a new family member. Expectant parents will

The demands of keeping a job, raising children and running a home are driving more working moms in SA to the brink of a

Much has been written about the traits and habits of the wealthy, and how they amassed their wealth. A few literally struck gold, but

  One of my clients is an international company that believes in providing legendary service to its customers. The people who work in its call

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Creating a budget can help you stay in control of your finances, but many people become unstuck because they forget to take account of

The annual Valentine’s Day celebrations will again see florists run out of red roses, and there’ll be more candlelit dinners than during a rolling

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

This Third Century Roman Saint can strike terror into a man’s heart, causing sweaty palms right to the build-up of the 14th of February. The

Depression and anxiety currently affect one in every five South Africans. It’s a debilitating state of mind which can seriously affect an individual’s quality

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Countrywide: •Sow hardy summer annuals like asters, Campanula, nasturtiums and plox. •Bulb season is starting. Buy bulbs like anemone and ranunculus and store them until March. •Start

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Reheating food seems like a good way of cutting down on waste and expenditure. But when is it dangerous, asks Michael Mosley. After a generous

A neatly painted room with a punchy colour is always a great way to renew and refresh your home. New colour adds depth and

Gloss, eggshell and primer paints are among the most used paints out there. But what exactly should each of these be used for? If

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

South African overall winner Delaire Graff Estate The Delaire Graff Restaurant Wine Tourism Restaurants Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch, 7620 Phone: +27 21 885 8160 Email: info@delaire.co.za www.delaire.co.za Delaire Graff believes its

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

A beautifully curated home is something you can’t quite put your finger on; everything works together in seamless harmony. Colours and textures all jostled

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Netflix and ShowMax, the online television and movie services, are prompting many people to reconsider keeping their DStv subscriptions – especially those who already have

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Everyone’s talking about statement walls. They are a much easier way in which to make a bold change in your home without drastically changing

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

At some point or another you may have had a sturdy bookshelf somewhere in your home. Perhaps at one point in your life it

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

2015 has been a busy year for everyone. We at HomeTimes want to know what industry heavyweights are thinking about as the year draws

Every year, the Tile Africa team travels to Cersaie - the tile and bathroom ware industry exhibition held in Bologna, Italy. This is a

Tile designs just got a whole more creative. Today, advances in inkjet technology allow for exquisite printing and finishes on tiles – keeping up

2015 has been a busy year for everyone. We at HomeTimes want to know what industry heavyweights are thinking about as the year draws

2015 has been a busy year for everyone. We at HomeTimes want to know what industry heavyweights are thinking about as the year draws

2015 has been a busy year for everyone. We at HomeTimes want to know what industry heavyweights are thinking about as the year draws

My cousin’s wife Lori who resides in Jerusalem is an excellent cook and marvelous hostess. I first tasted her jaffa chicken in Sydney in

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

2015 has been a busy year for everyone. We at HomeTimes want to know what industry heavyweights are thinking about as the year draws

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

[caption id="attachment_2249" align="aligncenter" width="747"] Unique Golden Yellow Calibracho Superbells.[/caption] As the festive season kicks up a gear, your garden deserves some TLC, maintenance and investment. Countrywide [caption

2015 has been a busy year for everyone. We at HomeTimes want to know what industry heavyweights are thinking about as the year draws

It’s a fact that many modern apartments and living spaces compromise on kitchen space, so how do you free up counter space for more

2015 has been a busy year for everyone. We at HomeTimes want to know what industry heavyweights are thinking about as the year draws

2015 has been a busy year for everyone. We at HomeTimes want to know what industry heavyweights are thinking about as the year draws

2015 has been a busy year for everyone. We at HomeTimes want to know what industry heavyweights are thinking about as the year draws

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

We all remember the horrible avocado greens and burnt oranges that so many kitchens and bathrooms in the 1970s were adorned with. Dated or

2015 has been a busy year for everyone. We at HomeTimes want to know what industry heavyweights are thinking about as the year draws

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

  Here's how to impress your guests with three gorgeous courses that will leave you with a stress-free and delicious meal. Seconds please! Starter - Crostini

We are nearing that time of the year when most people receive their bonuses and have some extra cash to spend. This year, before

The language of DIY is fraught with traps and pitfalls for the amateur enthusiast. There are few things worse than confusing your “bleed throughs”

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

I’m not quite sure whether it is the sight of this dish or its aroma that is more alluring, but my mother’s spaghetti bolognaise

Moving into a fixer-upper that needs work tends to come with a cost. And bathrooms and kitchens are at the top of that list.

  [caption id="attachment_1729" align="aligncenter" width="773"] J.C. Le Roux's Limited Edition Chrysalis Collection.[/caption] Head to the House of J.C. Le Roux in Stellenbosch this summer to experience

The first part of my homecoming story was written five years after returning to our beautiful country and approximately two years after starting my recruitment business.

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

The lesser thought of, humble toilet roll holder has been pimped by Handles Inc. Beautiful and practical, the handles come with matching rails and

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

I like more lamb in this flavourful dish of my mother’s, so I would probably use 1,35kg of lamb knuckles. But I can swear

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Peering into the tiny glass wonderland drags me back to the fantasies of my childhood books. The ability to create your own small world

Have you ever thought about how your choices impact your performance and, more importantly, your happiness? Why do you do what you do for

Remember that house on your street with the cute red door? Of course you do! There’s nothing more memorable than a prettified front door.

Even the seemingly simplest dishes depend on the ingredients: another dish from my mother’s table. Place pickled brisket or corned beef in a large pot

November is here and it's less than two months to go to the festive season. Here's what you need to know about gardening this

Fleur du Cap’s signature red blend, Laszlo, bagged a second Platter 5-star rating from South Africa’s definitive wine guide. Laszlo 2012 is the second

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

My mother has been making us apple crisp since we were babies. It has always and continues to be a favourite treat! Ingredients 5 cups of

From the zany to the inventive, vertical wall gardens have been the subject of some attention over the past month at HomeTimes, since two

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Painting your home gives it a refreshing new look that is not as easily achieved by other decorative measures. However, in addition to giving

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

There are many types of stuffing, but none comes close to this sage one, which is excellent for roast turkey too. This is one

Moms-to-be usually find themselves eager to tackle DIY projects. Whether it is painting the new arrival’s bedroom or installing some handy shelves for nappies,

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Life's too short to take terrible showers. Grohe, the manufacturer of sanitary fittings, including kitchen and bathroom taps, and shower systems, has invented the

Sooner or later, important action taken comes down to this. Fear: of being ashamed, feeling stupid, being rejected, being left out, getting hurt, being embarrassed,

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Some 87% of home sellers drop their price by 9% in an attempt to speed up the sale and reduce the cost of keeping

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Horticuturist Keith Kirsten provides advice on getting your garden September-ready. Sow seeds of all summer-flowering plants like amaranthus, begonias, solenostemon (Coleus), cosmos, impatiens, lobelias and

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

South Africa’s home improvement market is catching up with its new build sector, and accounts for a third of the R39,2bn spent in the

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

Get in on Johannesburg’s best-kept secret. Westgate Walding Auctioneers, in Waverley, Johannesburg, offers first-time buyers great deals on quality furniture and empty nesters a

Who says cooking needs to be complicated and that you need to fork out a lot of money to create truly memorable meals? Bernadette Longueira

Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively

The best recipes, I tell my daughters, are the ones for dishes you’ve tasted at friends or family. This is one of them from

Resident horticulturist, Keith Kirsten, says get your garden ready for spring. Plant gladiolus cormouses; start watering dahlias; feed daylilies and other lilies (Lillium spp.) with

Anything below R240/m² for a fully installed wood laminate floor is inferior quality, according to Craig Harris of Smart Heat and Floors, based in Randburg,

Celebrity horticulturist Keith Kirsten is returning to retail after selling his first chain of garden centres a decade ago. Come March 2016, his new

My mother has been making this pumpkin pie from her Betty Crocker recipe book since we were babies. It has been a mainstay of

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