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Time-Travel vs Time-Bending

Time-Travel vs Time-Bending

When I started writing Roxanne’s Ghost I had no plan of messing with the chronology of time. What fascinated me was parallel stories within a story. But as my tale unfolded, time bent by itself. And it worked. It’s only now, with hindsight, that I question what time-travel and time-bending actually is. Science Fiction When either concept is mentioned, …

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Meet My Main Man

Meet My Main Man

Introduction The Roxanne’s Ghost duology, Find My Love and Worthy To Love, is a spooky paranormal romance, in which my main man is being manipulated by the female members of his in-law family. I love the trope ‘nothing is as it seems’, and incidentally, runs through all my work. I love ‘things that go bump in …

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The Traditional South African Melktert

The Traditional South African Melktert

The melktert (milk tart) is traditionally South African. The Dutch settlers in the Cape in the 1600s brought the recipe with them. It is made of a sweet pastry crust, filled with a creamy custard, sprinkled with cinnamon, which was introduced to South Africa by Javanese slaves. The tart is served sliced, chilled or room …

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Recipes from my Books

Recipes from my Books

Beef Bourguignon Recipe Prep: 15 min Cook: 3 hr 45 min Ingredients Marinade: 5 cloves garlic, smashed 3 fresh bay leaves 2 carrots, peeled and halved 2 ribs celery, halved 1 large onion, peeled and quartered One 750-ml bottle red wine, such as Burgundy 4 pounds beef chuck, cut into 1-inch chunks Stew: Extra-virgin olive …

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Along Came a Spider

Along Came a Spider

Does the arachnophobia in you allow you to acknowledge just how delicate the spider is?  If a spider were to fall, it would probably die. But while the thought of walking through a cobweb fills us with creepiness, the web of the spider has though the ages been usefull. Beautiful as it is,  the association …

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Most Haunted Places In South Africa

Most Haunted Places In South Africa

Since the beginning of time, people have been fascinated with the supernatural. Whether you believe in ghost stories and haunted houses or not, almost everyone has at least one story of some creepy incident which simply defies any logical explanation. Cape Town is the oldest city in the country, with many tales of brave pioneers …

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