Blogger Jeanne Horak-Druiff features food, photos, and faraway places on Cook Sister. She moved to London 14 years ago from South Africa and works in law alongside her blogging career. As a freelance recipe developer and writer, Jeanne has spoken at blogging conferences, covering topics from the legal aspects of blogging to recipe writing and editing.
Its population is roughly the same as that of New Zealand. It holds the record for the country most castles per square mile in the world. The British royal family’s wedding rings are all made from gold mined here. The world’s highest mountain is named after somebody who was born here. Poet Dylan Thomas was […]
Can there be any sport about which people hold stronger opinions than skiing? When you say “I’m going to play tennis” or “I’m just off to hockey practice”or “Hey, just back from a golfing holiday in Spain”, people tend to just say: Oh that’s nice, hope you have/had a good time”. But mention your ski […]
Time flies when you’re having fun – so the saying goes. But surely if you are having fun, you want time to slow down to a crawl? What a pity, then, that we can’t control the speed at which time passes… or can we? Neuroscientist David Eagleman’s theory is that time is all a matter of perception. What we […]
I have often jokingly said that the main reason why I took up skiing was that it provided me with a valid excuse to go shopping in the name of buying new gear every season (and skiing is a gear-heavy sport!). It may not be an entirely true version of events, but there is […]
As I have mentioned before on this blog, I am an East End girl. When we arrived here in 2000, we stayed with a friend in Mudchute for a few weeks, fell in love with the east and soon rented a house in deepest E16. Nine years later, we bought a house… about 200m as […]
Ever since I first started flying as a teen, I have always loved the thrill of stepping on board an aircraft bound for foreign shores. Even when the aircraft in question was only flying from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg, the trip always seemed all the more glamorous if you were flying. Over the years, it is […]
One of the ways in which the world can be divided neatly in two is people who get opera… and those who don’t. Search Google for quotes about opera and you will find a wide variety of thoughts and opinions from the serious to the flippant and everything in between – most either professing undying […]
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