Writer, Blogger and Artist
Having recently shed the shackles of the Johannesburg rat race, Michelle Randall lives on a windswept farm in the forgotten province of the Eastern Cape. Most days she can be found soaking up the distant seaview on her stoep while she ‘percolates’ her writing ideas, but you’ll often catch her up the road in Bathurst, one of her favourite places. With the Wild Coast on her doorstep, Michelle is never short of adventure, or inspiration to kickstart her creative process.
A crusader at heart, Michelle is fighting the Green fight for a sustainable future. Follow her journey going green on: www.cookedinafrica.com/category/journal/the-green-frontier/
Freelance writer, African-to-the-bone,
and owner of Copy Candy
Stacey Vee has worked in South African media and advertising for 11 years. When she’s not reading travel brochures, or cooking up local favourites like Bobotie, Malva pudding and Soetkoekies, she’s writing her heart out. Stacey is based in Jozi (that’s Johannesburg) – the economic hub of the African continent, and interestingly, the largest manmade forest on the planet! It’s also home.
Stacey Vee’s favourite South African book: ‘1001 Places to See before You Die: Places to Go, Things to See in Southern Africa’
Stacey Vee’s favourite place in South Africa: Hogsback in the Eastern Cape. It’s been claimed that South African-born author JRR Tolkien, got his inspiration for Lord of the Rings from the Amatola Forest in that area.
Stacey Vee’s favourite South Africa slang word: ‘Bakgat!’ or ‘awesome’ in local language Afrikaans.
'n Man waai sy arms om aandag te trek om die N1 waar hy langs sy gebreekte bakkie staan. 'n Gawe blond trek af om die ou te help.
Die man loop na haar kar toe: "Hello dame, jy gaan nie dalk Pretoria se kant toe nie?", vra hy. "Sure", antwoord sy. "Het jy 'n lift nodig?"