Gaza: What difference does it make?

#MySay Gaza: What difference does it make if I care? #NewPost #TrendyThursday #Gaza

I am pretty sure you are sick and tired of hearing about the Palestinian-Israeli war that has been going on for weeks. Years, actually. This is not a new thing.

If you want a complex history lesson on the conflict between these two countries, I suggest Wikipedia.

I am sick and tired of it too. I am frustrated by their ongoing conflict and the death of thousands of innocent people, including women…

View On WordPress

gaza gaza strip gaza war grahamstown human rights israel my say opinion palestine south africa trending topic trendy thursday

Rape Affects Me

#NewPost #WordyWednesday Rape Affects Me. Why I did the silent protest against sexual violence. Stop the war.

When I was little, I had a nanny who was like my second mom. Rape and sexual assault affected her and her children.

I took part in the Silent Protest against sexual violence with my memories of her in my heart. I chose to have my mouth taped for twelve hours; visually expressing and intimately feeling the silence, loss and isolation that rape survivors experience. I did it for her and for the men…

View On WordPress

column gender violence opinion sexual violence silent protest wonder woman wordy wednesday

Lavender Scones

How about som Lavender Scones with your cuppa? A great snack for tea parties! #TacoTuesday #NewPost

During the June holiday I payed my godparents and cousins a visit on their farm, De Fayebosch.

It was a Friday morning. I stayed over the night before to take photos of their four daughters and document a day in the life of a De Fayebosch lavender for school projects.

The kids were at school and my uncle hard at work somewhere in the city. It was around tea time that my aunt decided to make her…

View On WordPress

bake bake with lavender baking cooking de fayebosch easy scones lavender lavender scones scones tea tea part tea time

Vinyl vs CD

#MusicMonday #NewPost Which is better? Vinyl vs CD

In this digital age, where music can be downloaded instantly online, the vinyl has made a comeback. In 2007 Record Store Day was founded and takes place every third Saturday of April.

On this celebration day of vinyl, artists release special editions of their albums. Bastille, One Direction, Green Day, Jay-Z, Paramore and Kings Of Leon are examples of musicians who released records for this year.

The Midnight Memories EP by One Direction was released earlier this year in celebration of Record Store Day.

View On WordPress

bastille cd die heuwels fanatsties music music monday one direction opinion pierre greeff vinyl vinyl vs cd

Pumpkin Breakfast Muffin

#TacoTuesday - Pumpkin Breakfast Muffin

There is nothing that I love more than pumpkin fritters in winter and recently I stumbled upon this recipe on Facebook for pumpkin muffins. It is basically the same thing, except in muffin form. I gots to try dis.

Pumpkin Muffins

Ingredients
  • 3 cups cold cooked pumpkin, drained (not watery)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup Nutty Wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup muesli/granola
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch…

View On WordPress

bake baking breakfast breakfast foods cook cooking food food blog muffin muffins pumpkin pumpkin breakfast muffins pumpkin muffin recipe pumpkin muffins pumpkin recipe recipe taco tuesday

I’m Back

My first blog post in a long time…here is what you missed

Hello.

This is amazing.

I am blogging again. Life got in the way. Now I am finally sitting down, very comfortably in my onesie, with this page open and typing away.

My journalism studiesare keeping me extremely busy; if I am not attending a public lecture to report on I am either photographing a rugby match, reviewing a music concert or recording a podcast. It is great fun, but very…

View On WordPress

blogger blogging bt16 update writer

Portraits

bt16 #photography: My Top 20 Favourite Portraits

We focused on portraiture in our photojournalism class last week and got an assignment where we had to hand in 3 self portraits, 3 faceless portraits, 3 street portraits and 3 portraits of someone close to us.

I was not too pleased with my work, I felt too constrained and did not have enough time to plan proper photoshoots.

I am not going to share this work with you as I am not proud of it, but I…

View On WordPress

art digital photography photo gallery photographs photography photos portraits portraiture trendy thursday

I signed up with ROAR (Rhodes Organisation for Animal Rights) and every Saturday we go to the Grahamstown SPCA to brush the donkeys, walk the dogs and play with the cats.

I have gone twice already and my heart breaks in a million pieces every time. I love animals and love hanging out with them, but it makes me incredibly sad how humans treat them.

It is fun to play with them, but I also feel extreme anger and sadness whenever I go. Usually I do not go near the kennels because I start crying. So I rather spend my time with the adorable kittens and friendly donkeys.

Meet my furry friends:

Photos were taken with a Nokia Lumia 1020 
This is how I spend my Saturdays: Fun with donkeys and kitties at the Grahamstown SPCA I signed up with ROAR (Rhodes Organisation for Animal Rights) and every Saturday we go to the Grahamstown SPCA to brush the donkeys, walk the dogs and play with the cats.

animal rights cats community work dogs donkeys grahamstown grahamstown spca kittens pets puppies rhodes organisation for animal rights roar roar soc roar society selfie saturday spca volunteer work

Photographic Optical Obstacle Course

bt16 photography: Photographic Optical Obstacle Course

This week’s photojournalism assignment was to photograph 10-15 photos out of a list of 25 options. The assignment was called Photographic Optical Obstacle Course. The instructions of each photo option puts the photographer in a bit of a tricky situation. We had to photograph them as well as we could, thinking about how our photographs communicate, about the composition, exposure, sharpness,…

View On WordPress

bt16 camera optical course photo gallery photographs photography photography assignment photojournalism photos selfie saturday

Beef Tacos

What is #TacoTuesday without beef tacos? Two recipes for the most amazing tacos.

What is Taco Tuesday without beef tacos?

I found two recipes for beef tacos. The first one is by Ali Ebright, food blogger of Gimme Some Oven. She, however, uses a slow cooker to make delicious shredded beef for the tacos. Now for those (like myself: a student on a budget) who do not own a slow cooker, there is also a simpler recipe that  I found on Jamie Oliver’s website.

Slow-Cooker Shredded…

View On WordPress

beef tacos beef tacos recipe food gimme some oven jamie oliver mexican food recipe shredded beef tacos slow cooker taco taco recipe taco tuesday tacos

Bacon Ice Cream

#TacoTuesday recipe: Bacon Ice Cream…!

If you love ice cream and bacon and bourbon, I found a recipe on Imbibe from food blogger Jana Erwin, who combines the three to a dreamy effect.

Maple Bacon Bourbon Ice Cream Ingredients
  • 5 strips bacon
  • 2 tsp. light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 3 cups half and half (milk)
  • 1 1/3 cup grade A pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. bourbon (whiskey)
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
Directions
  1. Scald…

View On WordPress

bacon bacon ice cream bourbon food ice cream maple maple bacon bourbon ice cream maple syrup recipe taco tuesday whiskey

tyleroakley:

Hi! If you don’t know me, my name is Tyler Oakley. For the past month, I’ve been raising money for charity to celebrate my birthday. My initial goal was $150,000 for The Trevor Project (the leading national organization for crisis and suicide prevention specializing in LGBT youth).
So far, we’ve raised over $400,000, and the power of this community has humbled me more than I can express. Now, with four days to go, I’m challenging my people to help us come together to reach $500,000 as our final goal! Imagine half a million dollars helping save young lives. Incredible.
There are tons of rewards for people who donate, one of the most popular being this SUPER CUTE T-SHIRT for anyone who donates $50. Also, as an added bonus, every donation enters you to win the grand prize: a trip for two to Los Angeles - and if you want, a dinner date with me.
Help me use my birthday to help others reach more of their birthdays. Every donation helps, and when we come together, we can do big things. Think of it this way - would you rather get a couple drinks from Starbucks or help save lives? And remember: it’s not about getting a few people to donate the MOST money, it’s about getting EVERYONE to donate what they can. To those who have already donated - thank you. We couldn’t have gotten this far without you. If possible, consider donating again, or telling your best friend about why they should. <3
If you’ve made it this far, please reblog this. I need YOUR help spreading the word in these final days of fundraising. You guys are incredible. Thank you. <3
DONATE.
(Look at how many notes this has, and imagine if all those people donated $10. We’d be so much closer to our goal. Let’s do this. I’m talking to YOU.)

tyleroakley:

Hi! If you don’t know me, my name is Tyler Oakley. For the past month, I’ve been raising money for charity to celebrate my birthday. My initial goal was $150,000 for The Trevor Project (the leading national organization for crisis and suicide prevention specializing in LGBT youth).

So far, we’ve raised over $400,000, and the power of this community has humbled me more than I can express. Now, with four days to go, I’m challenging my people to help us come together to reach $500,000 as our final goal! Imagine half a million dollars helping save young lives. Incredible.

There are tons of rewards for people who donate, one of the most popular being this SUPER CUTE T-SHIRT for anyone who donates $50. Also, as an added bonus, every donation enters you to win the grand prize: a trip for two to Los Angeles - and if you want, a dinner date with me.

Help me use my birthday to help others reach more of their birthdays. Every donation helps, and when we come together, we can do big things. Think of it this way - would you rather get a couple drinks from Starbucks or help save lives? And remember: it’s not about getting a few people to donate the MOST money, it’s about getting EVERYONE to donate what they can. To those who have already donated - thank you. We couldn’t have gotten this far without you. If possible, consider donating again, or telling your best friend about why they should. <3

If you’ve made it this far, please reblog this. I need YOUR help spreading the word in these final days of fundraising. You guys are incredible. Thank you. <3

DONATE.

(Look at how many notes this has, and imagine if all those people donated $10. We’d be so much closer to our goal. Let’s do this. I’m talking to YOU.)

(Source: tyleroakley, via tyleroakley)

Mother Of Stone

Band of the Week: Mother Of Stone #newpost #newband #music @MotherOfStone @DanielleGalbra

Melting mother, knows what you’re under

The two cousins, Danielle Galbraith (35) and Chrissy Mongeau (34), have been collaborating musically since they were in high school, around 1994/5. They would laze about in Dani’s backyard with a guitar and a flute. Bob Dylan’s “Fourth Time Around” from Blonde On Blonde - Dani’s favourite Dylan album – was the first song they played together.

Both of them…

View On WordPress

band ferndale girl band girl group indie michigan mother of stone music music monday music scene new band rock rock band rock group rock music