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22Seven Personal Finance App – Using It

In this blog post I will be looking at what 22Seven tells you out the box. In other words, using the standard categories and reports, what can we learn about our finances?

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

On the 14th of December, 1994, the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge welcomed its first paying guests. That was 20 years ago and the company has grown from strength to strength. I was invited along with 2 other bloggers from the African Bloggers Network to participate in the 20th year celebrations and share the experience with my readers, along with the amazing success story that is the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and its sister venues that make up the Africa Albida Tourism group.


22Seven – Managing Personal Finance

In my previous post about 22Seven I introduced the app and revealed its goal of empowering people to take control of their finances by providing the information needed in order to do that. In...

Food Bank South Africa

If you want to pick a fight with me, just tell me we need genetically modified food in order to feed the world’s growing population. It won’t take more than a few seconds before I am ranting and raving. There is more than enough food to feed the world, but people still go hungry. That’s because the problem is not food supply, it’s economics.


New Mazda 3 Launched

When I was asked to write about Mazda, I thought it would be a tough gig. I don’t write much about cars and I’ve never owned a Mazda.Then I did a Google image search for Mazda, and seeing all the cars they have produced over the years made me realise that Mazdas have been a part of my life all along.


Introducing 22Seven – The App

Apps are cool. They are always (well, mostly) designed to be easy and quick to use. I could imagine that having 22Seven as an app would potentially be the key to analysing my income and expenditure without having to invest a ton of time. So I signed up. I’m trying out the app and I’ll be writing some blog posts about my experience as I go along.

Galileo open air cinema

Galileo Open Air Cinema

The Galileo open air cinema has been going for a few years now. It started just at Kirstenbosch on Wednesday evenings, but now they have a few venues: Hillcrest Quarry (Tuesdays), V&A Waterfront (Thursdays) and various venues in the winelands (Saturdays). My first visit was just a few weeks ago, as I wanted to give them a chance to settle in. And I’m glad I did, because it was a slick operation by the time I went.

Mount Nelson chefs table

Chef’s Table At The Mount Nelson

Open kitchens have become a common thing these days, being able to see into the kitchen while one is sitting in the restaurant is not really a novelty anymore. In fact, most diners ignore the kitchen, preferring to focus on other things like the conversation at their table. Which makes sense, as dining out is normally a social occasion more than an eating occasion. However, sometimes dining out is about the experience, something different, and a chef’s table offers exactly that.

Eat Out Awards

Top 10 Restaurants In South Africa

Last night was the 2014 Eat Out Restaurant Awards sponsored by Mercedez Benz. The top 10 restaurants in South Africa were announced, selected from the 20 nominees announced a few weeks ago. In addition there were category awards, recognising restaurants which are not necessarily fine dining but still offer an exceptional experience.

Christian Eedes Chardonnay report

Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report 2014

It doesn’t seem so long ago that I wrote about the very first Christian Eedes Chardonnay report but it was 4 years ago! With a few years under the belt, the Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report is in a good position to comment on trends in this variety as well as spot the consistently performing producers.