McDonalds will be giving away books in their Happy Meals!

Between now and February 15, US McDonald’s will be giving away books in their Happy Meals!

In Partnership with Reading is Fundamental, the fast food chain will switch out the meal’s typical toys for one of five miniature-size paperback books. Sticking to a Valentine’s Day theme, the books include Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool, Clark the shark takes heart, as well as Michael Bond’s beloved A Bear called Paddington.

The combination of books and burgers is not a novel one. The fast food giant began distributing books in 2013, including a special giveaway in the UK last winter, […]

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Book review – The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Paige Mahoney is an outcast in a world where her innate clairvoyance is regarded with fear and revulsion by the “normal” majority. She lives in a future London, one of several cities under the control of a political power called Scion. Scion’s sole governmental aim seems to be the capture and incarceration of people like Paige. She, however, is street-smart and brave, and manages not only to avoid the authorities, but to live a rather successful life as a career criminal in the clairvoyant underworld of London.  That is, until one day when she is attacked and captured and taken […]

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David Livingstone’s Chobe Adventure

AHA Hotels & Lodges, the tourism property management company of Tourvest’s Accommodation and Activities division has Johannesburg as its headquarters, Rivonea to be specific. Their interests however stretch much wider than the boundaries and borders of the Rainbow Nation though and include many African abodes. For the purposes of today’s educational the resorts in Zambia and Botswana come into focus and how fortunate we are to be able to report on such varied, bewildering and awe-inspiring countries.

Similar to the Scottish missionary, abolitionist and physician by the same name, The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa is a force to reckoned with. Occupying […]

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Crunchy fresh Caesar salad with trout

There are many ways to have your Caesar salad, but this is one of our favorites.
Recipe from: Fairlady – 11 August 2015
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 5 min

2 cloves garlic, crushed
4 anchovy fillets, mashed
juice of ½ a lemon
¼ cup good quality mayonnaise
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp sugar season with sea salt and black pepper

400g lightly smoked trout
olive oil for brushing
4 slices sourdough bread
4 heads baby gem lettuce
30 g Parmesan shavings

Place the garlic, anchovies and lemon juice in a blender. Blitz to combine. Slowly add the mayonnaise and olive oil until thick. Whisk in sugar and season well.
Heat a […]

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Book Review – Night Film by Merisha Pessl

Sovereign, deadly, and perfect.

Cult horror director Stanislas Cordova has produced some of the most darkly disturbing visuals ever committed to film. Likened to a walk through hell, a baptism by fire, his work has garnered an intense underground following comprised of secret screenings, a fiercely guarded website, a network of rumour and legend as dark and sinister as his twisted cinematic creations.

Scott McGrath used to be an investigative reporter with a promising future. Delving into the world of Cordova, however, proved to be the worst mistake of his life. Slapped with a lawsuit for his remarks on a late-night talkshow, […]

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