Bridget McNulty

An exciting week …

… for those who live in Cape Town and are interested in design of every shape and colour. Yip, it’s Design Indaba week — beginning with the conference on Wednesday (Thursday, Friday) and with the expo carrying on all weekend. You might remember I blogged about the expo last year, all I remember is being…

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Why South Africans want to come home

Or rather, why one couple wants to come home. My brother and sister-in-law had a baby last year and though they love their life in Holland, they’re in South Africa for three months at the moment, trying to see if moving back home is a feasible idea. Why? Let’s see … 1. Why do you…

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Stop crime by saying hello

In the mood for a little distraction to start off your week? Take a look at Stop Crime Say Hello — a local organisation built on the premise that if South Africans said hello to each other more and treated each other better at work and in life, the amount of violent crime would drop….

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Literacy for all

There are a lot of people who talk the talk about making a difference so it’s always such a treat to find groups who walk the walk too. I’ve been on the lookout for an inspiring cause to support and last week I stumbled on the perfect one (for me, with my love of books…

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A New Earth … the follow-up

I apologise — I assumed there had been so much hoo-ha about A New Earth that everyone knew what it was about and that I could just fleetingly mention it in my blog about how much I’ve enjoyed Oprah’s webcasts with author Eckhart Tolle. My bad. So, without giving too exhaustive a book review, let…

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I like Oprah again

Now, I’ll be the first to admit that Oprah often gets a bad rap. Sometimes from me. It’s all that advice-giving. It gets to me sometimes. That said, I am now a born-again Oprah fan. Why? Well, no doubt you’re aware of her infamous book club selections — once Oprah chooses a book for her…

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Want to learn a language in bite-sized chunks?

It’s the beginning of the year and, if like many of us (me included) you’re brimming with enthusiasm to take up 20 new hobbies, you might want to learn a language. Before you sign up for an expensive language class (the buffet option), why not try out the snack table? What am I on about?…

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A handful of things to be grateful about

It might seem, from watching the news lately, that it’s the end of the world as we know it. Freakish weather, unexplained acts of violence, political unrest, and a general craziness that seems to have seeped into the ether. But there are still a handful of things to be grateful about. Here are a few…

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Remember feeling inspired?

I do. I remember feeling inspired a lot as a kid and even as a teenager — there were all these people to aspire to be like, all these things to learn, all this world out there. The problem is, once you enter the world you have to pretend you know what you’re doing, and…

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For a slightly different take on the US presidential elections …

… check out Tom Shone, a British writer living in New York who has apparently been knocking on American doors and encouraging them to vote for Barack Obama. This is no ordinary political blog, though. With amusing quotes from David Sedaris (the darkly comic novelist), predictions on how, what you order on a pizza, determines…

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