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How to use your yarn bowl

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How to use your yarn bowl

Learn how to use your yarn bowl

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South African Postal Service vs Courier

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South African Postal Service vs Courier

The South African Post Office (Sapo) is on a rapid decline into bankruptcy and extremely poor service. As a result, most people avoid it and choose to rather pay the hefty amount to use a courier in order to get the package or letter to its destination safely and in only a few days. The one thing we are forced to do through Sapo or the Licencing Department is to processes car licence disc renewals. There is also a pricey alternative, of using a private company that ques on your behalf. The Post Office is one of the country’s biggest...

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Support Local Art

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Support Local Art

From: Backpackers South Africa Why it’s important to support local art Supporting local talent is a great opportunity for cultures to connect, and for communities to grow together. There are so many reasons why you should support local work, and apart from it driving tourism and rewarding innovative minds for their beautiful talents, art has the ability to share common values and beliefs between different groups of people. This type of communication is important for society. No matter the place or origin of the piece, what matters is skills used to showcase that beautiful social structure.   It fuels the economy...

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ISpy

ISpy

iSpy is owned by Lauren Frates, and is based in Knysna and all of their products are designed by Lauren herself.  Most of her items have been printed by hand on 100% cotton using traditional screenprinting techniques, and the sewing is done by talented locals. Lauren uses bright colours, strong graphics and the simplicity of line and shape are key to iSpy designs. It's very important to Lauren that her products are always 100% South African. Once she has completed a design, she sources fabric locally and then hand over the printing and sewing to some wonderfully talented people who live and...

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Friday the 13th...

Friday the 13th...

Friday the 13th is considered an ill-fated, doomed, unlucky day in Western superstition. It occurs when the 13th day of the month falls on a Friday. This can happen at least once every year, and up to three times a year. In 2017, it happens twice, on January 13 and October 13. 6 steps to make it a lucky day: 1. Think about your good luck 2.Think positively 3. Test your luck 4. Organise something fun for the day and evening 5. Be thankful for all your blessings 6. Forget superstition, you make your own luck Gift Emporium wishes you...

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