Ideas November/December 2019

Ideas is all about MAKING your world more beautiful. Packed with creative inspiration, fresh ideas, easy projects and step-by-step instructions, this magazine is the go-to guide for crafters, stitchcrafters, makers, cooks and DIY home decorators.

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When last did you get carried away by the soundtrack of your life in such a way that you ended up crying your eyes out? Not so much because it brought up sad memories, but simply because it’s like travelling in a time machine through the phases of your life. And because music just has a way of stirring up our emotions. That was the feeling I had when I started to listen to my collection of music so I could send Hannes a list of my five favourite songs. And it wasn’t in the evening either, when the moon plays around with one’s emotions a little bit anyway. No, it was bright and early on a Friday morning when I immersed myself in music that I hadn’t heard in years–all…

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markets for november/december

29 OCTOBER–1 NOVEMBER Delmas Christmas Market is on at the church hall in Sarel Cillier Street: ‘Delmas Kersmark’ on Facebook. 29 OCTOBER–2 NOVEMBER Marktfees takes place at The Tramways Building in Port Elizabeth: ‘Marktfees’ on Facebook. 29 OCTOBER–10 NOVEMBER The Cape Gift Market takes place at the Sea Point Civic Centre: 30 OCTOBER–9 NOVEMBER Shop for gifts at the Crafter’s Fair Christmas Market in Moreleta Park, Pretoria: 31 OCTOBER–3 NOVEMBER The Glenshiel Christmas Fair takes place in Westcliff, Jo’burg: ‘Glenshiel Christmas Fair’ on Facebook. 6–10 NOVEMBER The Constantia Gift Fair is on at the SA Riding for the Disabled Association (SARDA) in Constantia: 20 NOVEMBER–1 December The Nickel Xmas Market in Zwavelpoort, Pretoria is open daily: 20–30 NOVEMBER The Stellenbosch Christmas Market takes place in Martinson Street: ‘Stellenbosch Kersmark’ on Facebook. 20–30 NOVEMBER Suider…

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things to do November WESTERN CAPE 29 October - 3 November Kamers/Makers takes place at Blaauwklippen Vineyards in Stellenbosch. For more information, go to 9-10 November The Leisure Isle Festival takes place in Knysna to raise money for charity. For more information, go to 15-17 November The Greyton Artwalk takes place at various venues in Greyton. For more info, email or call 082 4954019. 16 November The Spot Ceramics Market takes place at Rust-En-Vrede Gallery in Durbanville. Go to for more information. 24 November The Cape Town Toy Run motorbike ride takes place in aid of charity. For more information, go to EASTERN CAPE 25-27 October The Art Meander takes place in Port Elizabeth. Enjoy art, pottery, sculpture and photography. Email FREE STATE 21-23 November The Cherry Festival takes place in Ficksburg: KWAZULU–NATAL 2 November The Winterton Street…

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in season in november and december

VEGETABLES Asparagus, baby marrows, brinjals, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, garlic, globe artichokes, green beans, leeks, lettuce, mealies, mushrooms, onions, parsley, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, squash, spinach, sweet peppers, sweet potatoes, tomatoes. FRUIT Apricots, avocados, bananas, cherries, figs, guavas, lemons, litchis, mango, melons, nectarines, papaya, peaches, pineapples, plums, rhubarb, strawberries, watermelons. HERBS Basil, bay leaves, chives, dill, fennel, marjoram, mint, origanum, rosemary, sage, thyme. FLOWERS Achillea, agapanthus, allium, alstroemeria, amaranthus, anthuriums, Asiatic lilies, cala lilies, carnations, celosia, chincherinchees, chrysanthemums, daisies, delphiniums, everlastings, gerbera, gladiolus, godetia, heliconia, lavender, lisianthus, orange balls, penny stems, roses, sandersonia, sea holly, somer asters, statice, sunflowers, trachelium, veronica, and some proteas and fynbos.…

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books to read in november/december

Fiction Death On The Limpopo by Sally Andrew (Umuzi, R260) Tannie Maria might be the Karoo’s favourite agony aunt, but when it comes to matters of her own heart, she doesn’t have all the answers. Why is she having trouble telling Detective Henk Kannemeyer that she loves him? There are other, more pressing problems too. A stranger zooms in on her Ducati: She is Zabanguni Kani, a journalist renowned for her political exposés, who, after receiving threats, moves in with Tannie Maria for safety. A trip to the northern parts of the country plunges Maria and her friends into danger, amid water maidens, murders and motorbikes. Ladismith’s famous crime fighter is back–with a tin of buttermilk rusks in hand–to restore peace from the Klein Karoo to the great Limpopo River. Endgame by…

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gorgeous on instagram

@RAWRUSTIC Doha, Qatar As a strategist and researcher, Magda de Langa sees every corner of the world and captures the colours of the various landscapes in her crochet, which is her passion. Visit her Instagram to see how she transforms her experiences into art. @FLOWERINTERPRETATIONS London, UK Floral artist and stylist Harriet Parry creates the loveliest flower arrangements inspired by well-known artworks, fashion photos and movies. With every interpretation she conjures up, she demonstrates her creative soul and fine eye for detail. @XENIA_VENTER Paarl, South Africa Local artist Xenia Venter expresses her love for nature through her charcoal drawings. But that’s not the end of her talents: As @Kweekstudio she also does gorgeous flowers and décor for weddings and other occasions.…