Bridget McNulty

What would happen if you took Oprah’s advice …

… about everything? The First Lady of talk-show television is always offering words of wisdom — on her show, on her website and through her magazine. What would happen if you took these tips? How would you live, what would you spend your money on, what movies would you see, what books would you read,…

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Abundant wildlife, for only R33!

I was away all of last week on a trip for work, part of which took me through the Kruger National Park. We were on a strict time deadline, so we just drove along the main road, cutting across the park and out the other side. Everyone told me that with Kruger being the size…

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Battle of the b(r)ands

First we had My Coke Fest, now we have the Virgin Festival. Yes, the V Festival that is such a huge deal overseas — just the South African version. So how do the two big days compare? Let’s see. Both are being held only in Jo’burg and Cape Town. Both have a mix of international…

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What about Mbeki the man?

What about Mbeki the man? That was all I could think about during Mbeki’s resignation speech last night. It was a beautiful speech. He said it nobly and with great respect and I was very impressed and even quite moved (which, from the man who has been anything but an emotional president, is quite remarkable)….

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A glimpse of the ‘good old days’

It’s Friday, it’s near the end of the day, it’s slowly nearing the end of the year, and if you’re like everyone I know, you probably need a break. My suggestion? Give yourself a few minutes for a good laugh and Yearbook yourself. What exactly does that mean? Well, there’s this website (www.yearbookyourself.com) that’s spreading…

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Raise your hand if you love the Transkei

I do. What’s not to love? Stunning scenery with a splash of the unspoilt about it, fabulous swimming beaches, friendly people, cows, more cows, and a taste of South Africa that doesn’t taste like anywhere else in the country. What I don’t love about the Transkei is that it’s about to be ruined. Pretty conclusively…

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A seriously beautiful country

That’s South Africa, our country. Seriously beautiful. I had the strange pleasure of driving through it pretty much nonstop this weekend, and I was floored by how much natural beauty there is, in abundance, almost at every turn. We drove from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and back in three days — including visits to…

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What if the world …

It’s very likely that much of the rest of Cape Town has known about the Whatiftheworld / Gallery for ages now. I just discovered it. And what a discovery! Apparently it’s one of the Top 50 Emerging Galleries from Around the World. Check it out at www.whatiftheworld.com It’s a big, old warehouse in the slowly-becoming-hip…

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Do you want to be a Lazy Brain Trainer?

Did anyone know we’re in the midst of the Year of Creativity 2008? Apparently we are. Don’t believe me? Check out www.yoc2008.com While you’re there, take a browse through their ‘Be the Change’ project, which they describe as “an entertaining and ironic way of expressing our multiple identities through a set of highly original, personalised…

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A solution to DVD late fees:

Yes, there are many large and difficult problems we all have to face each day. But in the face of all these problems, wouldn’t it be nice to eradicate the small, irritating ones? Like DVD late fees? And having to drive to the DVD store to pick up a movie when you’d really rather just…

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