When I arrived in Britain in 1970 on a university scholarship my mental baggage was weighed with many expectations... a hazy amalgam of the Winston Churchill, Biggles, James Bond, the Beatles, Tony Hancock and my father's dinner table monologues about Lancashire during the Great Depression.
Duncan Savage recently released the third vintage of his Savage Red and Savage White wines. Known as the talented winemaker behind all Cape Point Vineyards' (the Two Oceans don't meet there) accolades, he has again managed to produce some of South Africa's top wines.
I remember a time when classic cars were affordable and for less than a hundred thousand Rand you could be motoring around in a 70s supercar, wind in your hair and a smile from ear to ear. Something happened around 2010 and the classic car market has taken off, making ownership virtually impossible for the average Joe.
Sometimes we purchase items we have absolutely no need for. I am not referring to exercise equipment bought from the infomercial channel but novelty gadgets. Both may take up unnecessary space in your house but at least the novelty gadgets invite smiles.