Win double tickets for Imagine: a day party with Morten Granau


From the same crews who brought you some of the Mother City’s most beloved festivals, including Paradise Beach and Vortex OpenSource, comes “Image;” a day party like no other. Following the ground-breaking debut of Morten Granau in South Africa at Kogel Bay (read the review), The Collective is proud to announce that the progressive sensation is due to return for an unrivalled outdoor adventure featuring EmoutikonDeadbeat FM, Sad Paradise, Feedback, Connecto , Humerous, The Commercial Hippies and Sway. Experience a fourteen-hour-long musical journey set in the lush valley of Franschoek Valley. With rolling grass lawns and a massive dam situated right by the dance-floor, it’s the perfect setting to dance your innermost dreams into existence.

morten granau imagine day party

Psyked in the City is giving away 2 x tickets to one lucky trooper. To enter, follow the instructions below.

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Preserved Apricots

Graze slow food cafe

Yes, I know it’s the middle of winter and apricots are far from in season. But as it happens my sister in law is fortunate enough to be on a sort of sabbatical in the south of France and she tells me apricots are available in abundance, of course as it is the middle of summer & yes we are allowed to be slightly envious of her chateau type setup in the rural country side.  We receive no updates of the relaxed Provencal experience but rather an urgent request on what to do with all these apricots?
So, my dear Sis here is the what to do’s for preserving apricots:

You’ll need :  Apricots, Sugar, Water, Jar(s) that close tightly.
Use 1 to 1 sugar to water, so if you are using 1L water, you’ll need 1kg sugar.
Water goes into a saucepan, add the sugar and bring to the boil, dissolve the sugar and let boil…

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News Anchor Tells Viewers He Has Only Months To Live In A Heartbreaking On-Air Announcement

Just something to make you feel alive and lucky.


Anchorman Dave Benton has been working at Illinois TV station WCIA since 2005. Over that time, naturally he’s fostered a trusting and loyal relationship with his viewers. He considers himself so close to the community he serves that he wanted to share with them a very personal and heartbreaking bit of news: Because of his brain cancer, he has only four to six months left to live.

As you’ll see above, Benton has a very positive, yet grounded attitude when it comes to living out his last few days. It’s especially touching to hear him say that part of the reason he’s “breaking the news” on the air is so that other people battling cancer know that they aren’t fighting it alone.

Via CBS 3 Springfield

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Children and Nature: My Neighbour Totoro

Love this.


“Here is a children’s film made for the world we should live in, rather than the one we occupy. A film with no villains. No fight scenes. No evil adults. No fighting between the two kids. No scary monsters. No darkness before the dawn. A world that is benign. A world where if you meet a strange towering creature in the forest, you curl up on its tummy and have a nap.”
– Roger Ebert, My Neighbor Totoro review

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The Millennial Curse

How to pull yourself towards yourself.

Eye of The Spider

I hate being a millennial. I hate having been branded as a millennial. And I hate other millennials.

Three insufferable beliefs of the typical millennial:

I am special

1 in 7 billionNo you’re not. You’re just another ant in the underground kingdom. It’s like that quote someone came up with that one time:
I just want to be unique like everyone else.
Maybe your mother wanted you to believe that you’re the exception. Mine certainly did. Maybe she even told you that you’re an indigo child. But let’s be real… Even though you probably still live with your mother and she’s constantly encouraging your belief in how special you are, she is one of few people in life who will ever believe it as much as you do.

Why fit in when you were born to stand out? Because that’s what life is. You work hard and you play amongst the masses…

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Hard Pressed Cafe

New place to try on Bree St #Hardpressedcafe

The F Word

For our very first blog-worthy experience, Team F-word decided to try out Cape Town’s hottest new coffee hotspot – Hard Pressed Cafe. And let’s just say wow – how blog-worthy that was indeed.

We decided to go for a quick coffee and ended up getting so hooked that our bill comprised of  a latte, cappuccino, two bagels and the cutest little cookies. Every single drop of coffee was heavenly,the bagels were toasted to perfection and the cookies made us feel like kids again.


If the food and coffee is not enough to win you over, the atmosphere at Hard Pressed is bound to do the job. The decor has the perfect balance between retro and hipster, and boasts an impressive vinyl collection in the back, making it the perfect spot for young and old. We loved the feeling of stepping in and immediately being drawn into a different era while being…

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