A friend sent me this - a quote from Mahatma Ghandi. Thanks Annie.
A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. She is not an interruption on our work. She is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. [...]
Walking through the suburbs one day recently I came across a great pavement garden – home grown veges with signs encouraging passersby to help themselves but ‘to leave some for your brother’. This sure beats lollipop trees, invasive ivy and aggressively brut hunks of stone. One of my bugbears about suburban Joburg is anti-social pavements [...]
Two Australian guests staying here at Liz at Lancaster were determined to see Soccer City and to experience a local game. The Chiefs/Pirates match on Saturday night gave them the perfect opportunity. They booked their tickets and set off to Soweto, Richard supporting the Chiefs and Pippa wearing a Pirates bandanna. I was green with envy [...]
Doodle 4 Google – “I love football” Doodle for Google was a competition where young people (4 to 17 year olds) from around the world were asked to design the Google logo in their very own style. The public in 17 countries voted for their favorite local doodle which appeared on the Google homepage of [...]
The Huffington Post Shari Cohen International development worker in the public health sector Posted: June 15, 2010 11:35 AM South Africa Rolls Out the Ubuntu in Abundance
I went on a rant the other day regarding the cost of the 2010 World Cup versus all the critical needs South Africa is facing and whether or not the [...]
During May we at Liz at Lancaster were privileged to host a group of 12 extraordinary students from the University of Michigan. Our experience of them here at Liz at Lanacaster was as a group of talented, engaged, intelligent, respectful, humane, funny, warm, caring individuals. They were more concerned with giving, rather than what they [...]
Nando’s have long been known for their topical ads whose cheeky and often subversive humour poke fun and ruffle feathers (an appropriate analogy for a fast food restaurant chain specializing in chicken). Their latest one is another classic:
Free Nando’s for Mexico – if they lose
Prior to yesterday’s game, Nando’s was offering the Mexican football team and their supporters a [...]
The time is now … excitement is palpable here at Liz at Lancaster … Can you feel it. First sound this morning I heard was vuvuzelas. Get your ear plugs out …. !!
Dogs have their SA Bandannas, my son came to get some bincoluars on the way to the game. He is determined to [...]
Our transformation challenge: The Blue Bulls show the way!
By Steuart Pennington in South Africa The Good News Newsletter no 263 01 June 2010
“It just shows how far we have come as a nation” were Victor Matfield’s final words as he reflected on the Bulls semi-final in Orlando Stadium, having said earlier “Hearing vuvuzelas and boere-musiek [...]
Carnival- float meets Christmas -Tree meets Giant- Flower- Arrangement. Driving around ‘the Parks’ (greater Rosebank), I often see the amazing technicolour cart decorated with everything that glitters, shimmers and flutters.
Yesterday I stopped to meet the creator .. Solly .. who proudly told me the history of his trolley. As far back as the mid 1960s, Solly collected tin, alumimium and [...]