Electricity, South Africa

Load Shedding Meals: 1. Take Away

After being lulled into a false sense of load-sheddinglessness in recent weeks, it has returned with a vengeance. Having again resorted to emergency baked beans on toast cremated on full heat setting and dished up in the dark, I decided to think seriously about the alternative methods for providing a hot meal for the family,… Continue reading Load Shedding Meals: 1. Take Away

Electricity, South Africa

Now we’re Cooking with Gas

Why are we cooking with gas? Well, because of loadshedding. “There is good news and bad news. The bad news is the sh*t is about to hit the fan, the good news is the fan will be off due to load shedding*”, this is more of less the content of a close to the bone… Continue reading Now we’re Cooking with Gas

Electricity, Expat Life

The Dark Continent

In the 19th century, maps of Africa charted the coastal areas, but the interior, as yet a mystery to European explorers, was left blank…or dark.  The romantic name ‘The Dark Continent’ was coined and is still used to this day although in our case we use it in a different context….. Earlier in the year, after… Continue reading The Dark Continent