Many of the elaborate designs Emily is asked to undertake involve constructing models and figurines. While the occasional one is supplied by the client, a child’s favorite toy or doll perhaps, the majority are handmade, and in the case of the Mohanna cake and because of the attention to detail, often take longer to construct … More Cake over the fence: Modelling.
Bella & Bobbi Meeka & Django ”Are you sure you can’t stay longer?” ”Hold my hand” Thank you to Nancy Merrill for hosting the challenge.
If you have never heard of Victor Borge, and I realise some of you may not have, then you are in for a treat, Go fetch a coffee …. but keep it a safe distance from the keyboard …. and sit back for ten minutes. This will bring tears to your eyes …. A comedic … More Have a laugh …
If Christianity were such that Jesus had no teachings or sermons but just died for their sins, then most if not all Christians would remain Christians. If Christianity were such that Jesus had teachings and sermons but didn’t die for their sins, then most Christians would never have become Christians. Tommy ( blogger on disqus) … More Oh, for gods’ sake.
A fortnight ago I got a call from my dear friend Mrs. R. She had recently visited a non-descript building in down-town Johannesburg with my godson. Having heard of this place in Commissioner Street that sold old books, old vinyl records and other assorted bric-a-brac, the pair went in search of a particular record for Erich’s … More National Book Lover’s Day. Better Late Than Never.
Haven’t posted any cakes for a while so here are a few examples of what has gone out recently. You know where to find more if you fancy a peek? Or click the cake in the side bar. Emilys Cakes Ark.
Bobbi after a roll on the – very dry – lawn. Ark.
A first for the Ark’s Spot. This little one is called a Black Heart; Uranothauma nubifer, ( though I am sure it does not refer to its character! ) I spotted it yesterday fluttering among the brassicas in the Veggie patch and thought: this does not look familiar. So I uploaded a photo to an SA … More New Species!
Male White-Bellied Sunbird. Ark 14/8/ 17
True worship is a response to God. It’s never coerced or required or any other such silly thing that some suppose. As far as religion goes, I do not believe I have ever read such a blatant bare-faced lie as this. And from a Pastor, as well. Act.
While science is very good at analyzing and testing observable data, it cannot help us transcend the natural world or answer the deeper existential questions that also must be answered. It cannot answer why science, and why there’s even such a thing as the natural world. These are philosophical questions. It is a bold claim indeed … More Oh, for gods’ sake: Because it’s Sunday …
Ginger and Statue Glorious blooms of the Coral Tree. Female weaver removing something from a fennel plant for her nest. Proteus and Ariel. Hello Helo! Ginger and Friend ‘Leaving … on a jet plane …’ Wisteria. Garden Commodore. First one of the season I have seen and already its wings look a bit ragged. Speckled … More Stroll around the garden.
It is quite amusing …. and in some respects odd that I am regularly accused of lying regarding my views of those people who convert to Christianity. I hold similar views regarding all religion but as I come from a nominally Christian background I tend to stick with the one I know. So here’s my … More Christian converts.