Keiskamma Tapestry at Hermanus FynArts 2019

In the entrance to the South African Parliament in Cape Town a remarkable piece of artwork winds its way along the wall, 120-metres of tapestry.  This is the work of Keiskamma Tapestry.  A group of Eastern Cape women’s embroidery in the tradition of the famous Bayeux Tapestry. The technique was brought to Hermanus and currently the Living… Read More Keiskamma Tapestry at Hermanus FynArts 2019

Puppy, Bilbao

What makes for something to be a tourist attraction? A giant west highland terrier shaped by bedding plants coloured with blooms and positioned right next to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao must count as a spectacular tourism attraction. Different, unconventional but still ticking many boxes of holiday wonder. Not just another example of public art… Read More Puppy, Bilbao

Chardonnay Mission

Thursday is International Chardonnay Day! Every year the Thursday before Memorial Day. Now I’ll know when Memorial Day is for what its worth. My preparation has started. Riedel Chardonnay glasses polished, wine thermometer found, Hemel-en-Aarde Chardonnays chilled… what next? Wait I suppose! This afternoon a bottle of Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2016 arrived beautifully wrapped… Read More Chardonnay Mission