JHB Meet-up – Picnic with a touch of Madness, 12 June

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If you are based in JHB (or surrounding areas) and would like a chance to let your hair down with a bunch of other young folks (without the hangovers) then join us on the 12th of June at the Sandton Field and Study for a Picnic with a touch of Madness! What to Bring: • Yourself • Friends/family or come solo • Your dog if you wish • Games/activities such as hula hoop/ frisbee if you want • Delicious food and non-alcohol drinks (to share) • A dash of CRAZY to your outfit – hats/ feather boas/…

ACT 1 SCENE 1: Introducing Holiday Roy

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By Roy Gluckman (Empty stage. No lights. Upon speaking, a spot light lights up Roy, our protagonist and subject under discussion. He lifts his bowed head slightly and begins addressing the crowd nonchalantly.) I’ve always interpreted the quote by Napoleon Hill quite literally: “You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.” However, realising that “my destiny” was not, in fact, up to me exclusively, and that rather it involved a myriad…

Alcohol and Sugar – Ugly Stepsisters

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Hi, I’m Andrea, and I am a cake addict. Having just passed the 3 month mark of no alcohol, I feel proud of my achievement, and also surprised at how easy it has been! Although typically met with gasps and utter horror by others at the mention that I am not drinking, my life has remained remarkably normal and, in fact, even more awesome than ever before. Positive aspects from not drinking: I have picked up several hobbies again (drawing/ hooping/ Pilates/dance) I’ve developed an interest in trying new things…

Falling in Love with Life Again

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By Maya Kiusalaas “You should be so happy you are alive”, the nurse said as she pulled the respiratory tube out of my mouth and I regained consciousness. I had no idea where I was or why I was here. Bright blueish light and beeping machines surrounded me. I turned around and saw my mum and dad, sitting next to me, happy to meet my eyes, but not without a hint of fright at what I had been capable of. As I opened my mouth to speak I felt a…