It’s that time again — for the 24th year in a row — when Clip Clop brings the natural world around us to life in its new range.
In 2000, this South African brand launched just one product, the hugely popular African Moon Calendar, but today you can choose from 20 products including the Southern Tides poster, the Family Calendar, the Birthday Calendar, a selection of maps, fridge magnets, stationery and more.
The inspiring documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a must-see before you die.
It tells the story of a Japanese chef, Jiro Ono, who had dedicates his life to making the perfect sushi.
For me, the film's power lies in its simplicity, Jiro's commitment and the deep enjoyment he derives from the daily routine. And to him, what Westerners might regard as a small existence has been a deeply satisfying life.
His Tokyo restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro, is simple and can accommodate only 10 guests at a time. That hasn't stopped it becoming world famous, and it has been frequented by Barack Obama and numerous celebrities. But the 2011 film stops long before that happens.
On Google Play Movies (unfortunately no longer free).
I have never thought clinging to rocks with just your fingertips and toes as a barrier between the now and the afterlife could be much fun, but Race to the Summit (new on Netflix) is a testament to the indomitable human spirit.
This documentary is about the fearless solo climbers Ueli Steck and Dani Arnold's death-defying competition to ascend intimidating mountain peaks the fastest.
Their fitness, courage and determination, despite the knowledge that they were playing with fire, are inspiring. Steck smashed one record after another, only to be surpassed by Arnold. At the time of Steck's death (at the age of 40 on Mount Everest), only one of his records remained standing.
* Mountaineering enthusiasts can also watch the documentary Aftershock: Everest and the Nepal Eartquake on Netflix as a bonus. It's about the deadly 2015 quake and tells the story of how climbers on Everest focused on survival while rescue workers performed miracles in Kathmandu.
Yuppiechef has launched prettier and cheaper Kenwood air fryers with new features. Click here for more information.
Marietjie Delport (VWB reader):
This aromatic blend of spices (R33.99) from Woolworths is ideal if you want to create the perfect butter chicken curry at home. It is halaal, kosher, non-irradiated, and the chilli meter is mild.
♦ VWB ♦
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