It is with great joy that De Grendel Wines can now announce the launch of the De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc in more than 160 Waitrose outlets around the UK. The De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2011 is drinking extremely well now, showing amazing freshness with loads of tropical and passion fruit flavours just exploding on the palate.
A new film that seeks to portray the life of Lady Margaret Thatcher has a fair amount of people hot under the collar. Directed by Mamma Mia! director, Phyllida Lloyd, the film shows Lady Thatcher constantly hallucinating, under the impression that her husband, who died in 2003, is still alive, while she herself appears to be going senile.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been handing out the warnings lately. But it shouldn’t come as a surprise that what’s been happening across northern Europe is actually becoming quite a dangerous problem. It’s reported that the E-coli bacteria responsible for the deaths of 18 people so far is from a strain “never seen before” in an outbreak.
Hampshire police were alerted at about 16h00 on Saturday afternoon to the presence of a white tiger in a field in Hedge End, near Southampton on the south coast of England. The force quickly coordinated with a local zoo to arrange a tranquilliser dart, before enlisting a helicopter and team of police officers to help capture the animal.
Football legend Eddie Lewis has passed away in a Johannesburg hospital at age 76 after a battle with cancer. Lewis will be famously remembered for his many contributions to the sport around the world but none more so than his feat of coaching two major clubs at the same time – Kaizer Chiefs and Wits University.
The use of the FourSquare application has been popular to say the least. You know, you sign yourself in at a particular place in a brave attempt to make others jealous of where you currently are, it shows up in your various newsfeeds and boom, you are instantly cool. Now there’s FearSquare.
They can do that now. By ‘they’ I mean ‘those with money and de facto power,’ obviously, not specifically the heads of the PRC – but I mean government scrutiny of human movement is being implemented on a huge, huge scale. It’s called the Information Platform of Real-time Citizen Movement – which sounds like a good and reasonable platform.
In sticking with the theme of striving to keep you up-to-date with all the latest information concerning matters of investment and business, we now bring you a story to tickle your taste buds in a new way. Brussels has declared the pasty is now no longer in any danger of being plagiarised.
The annual list of most corrupt countries in the world has been released by Transparency International, and South Africa didn’t do all that badly, as these things go. I mean, 54th out of 178 countries? It’s not the kind of thing you put up on your fridge or anything, but it’s not bad.
Ex-pats and poms alike should be aware that The Blonde and Baby Jesus are blessing Great Britain with their presence in just over a week. That’s right, my love, Goldfish are coming to London – and it’s gonna be a MASSIVE gig! The show is so close to being sold-out that I shifted this article forward by one week. Best you move. Click to Get Busy Living!
The more trendy of our London ex-pats will know of Carluccio’s Caffès – a great place to meet over a drink and simple well-prepared Italian food, made on the premises. Although one extra thing seems to have been added to their New Bond Street Carluccio’s menu – something that certainly is Italian and hand-made, but not right there on the premises!
That’s if you’re living in the UK. Indeed, recently-conducted research (which is is of course always reliable; remember the Da Vinci Code?) has indicated that Britons between the age of the thirty and forty are the most unhappy group of people in the whole world. What’s there to be unhappy about?
Those of us who have lived, or are currently living in the UK, will have seen scenes like these. On an almost daily basis, I might add. Freaks are not hard to come by in London or any big first world city, for that matter. Jonty Fisher just came back from New York and says [...]
Wow, and there I was thinking we were confused! With our London taxis on the roads and people singing Ole Ole at the sports stadiums, we certainly are a melting pot of cultures and have become professionals at ‘borrowing’ foreign nation’s ideas, pastimes and even sayings. Not that there is anything wrong with that – [...]
Our rabid international fan should know that a South African “braai” is our version of a BBQ. Mainly ‘cos we’re awesome. New Standard Operating Procedures released today – please learn BRAAI RULES We are about to enter the BRAAI season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor [...]
The poms seem to be acquiring a taste for SA’s favourite coffee, vida e. Either that, or the ex-pats are drowning themselves in the stuff! Both seem pretty plausible, mind you. That’s why I’ve arranged for vida e to give YOU a free coffee. That’s right, if you e-mail your UK physical / postal address [...]
That’s right, you heard me – the poms will be coming with their OWN vuvuzelas! Just when you thought you had the market cornered with that container of vuvuzelas you plan to sell, Sainsbury’s chain of supermarkets in the UK are cutting you off before the rabble even get here! God help us all.. Check [...]
England rugby international, Stuart Abbott MBE (2oceansvibe Character, The Inside Centre ) is very knowledgeable in the way of the prawn. Having lived in both Cape Town and London for many years, he can spot them a mile away, especially when it comes to the bad habits they exhibit, without a care in the world [...]
A movie script of this nature would never get passed as it’s just not that believable. Well, believe it my friend! This has just happened! Dubai, the global symbol of greed and the embodiment of karma itself has been dealt another blow, this time in the form of a leak – in the Dubai Mall’s [...]
It’s too funny, watching them carry on. Make no mistake, I love the Brits – some of them. Some of them I can’t stand. But for the most part I just like watching them. I like watching a lot of people, truth be told. Obviously watching norms is far more entertaining than watching non-norms. I [...]
Ex-pats in London, you have something to look forward to this weekend, besides gloomy weather, appalling work conditions and the NHS. GOLDFISH are coming to town!! A shining beacon of hope, you might say? Lick here to get more info and tickets (Wow, Dom really is trying to fuck the camera in that pic, hey?) [...]
I referred to a website the other day called Behind The Scenes. You can check it out at www.behindthescene.co.za It’s by a Cape town guy living in London. He does it very nicely and stops to observe the interesting and crazy things around London and surrounds. He does it well and it’s usually pretty thought [...]
A horrified Justin L just sent this in. It seems not even Sainsbury’s stores are safe from helmet attacks.. Where does it end? Hey Seth I was cruising around the Putney Sainsburys yesterday, pretty idle thursday, nothing crazy, when I turned a corner into the bread aisle and got hit with this.. Justin [...]
Wow, this is something to add to the voices in your head asking why exactly you live in London. A recent study has found that violent crime is higher in the UK per capita, than it is in South Africa. This, from the Daily Mail : The most violent country in Europe: Britain [...]
Yup, you guessed it – this happened in the UK, where they specialise in this kind of stuff. I’ll break it down for you. This 36 year old woman, Debbie Mallinson, has fled her council estate with her 18 year old lover, Adam. Debbie’s son is, naturally, Adam’s best friend. Her son is one of [...]
Yesterday we showed you a pic of Heather Graham (here) wearing a rather revealing ripped dress, taken at the premier of her new movie, The Hangover in Dublin. The general response in the comments section from the female 2oceansvibers ranged from “hot” to “tacky.” Yesterday was the premier for the same movie in London and [...]
Dying for a fresh coffee, I hunted down the new Vida e Caffe which has opened in London. It’s on the corner of Regent Street and Air and is about 200m from Piccadilly Circus tube station. I was pleased to see that everyone’s favourite barista, Msizi, was there, as well as one of the partners, [...]
Please don’t say I don’t think of you! I was pretty impressed with this and thought it might appeal to the homesick ex-pats over there in London. Especially seeing as it features one of those unique South African flavours – Rooibos tea. So not only will you be scoring freebies, you’ll be doing a good [...]
This, just in from ex-pat, reader and friend of 2oceansvibe, Johan VZ: Dear Seth, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll get a few of these today but here are a couple of pics of voters queuing up outside South Africa House in London this morning for the first ever overseas vote in the SA elections. A historic [...]
The Obama’s met The Queen yesterday. The Obama’s meet The Queen (source) Don’t you just love the Duke of Edinburgh? He’s my absolute favourite! check his vibe there. He’s not quite sure. He’s like, “what the fuck is going on here?” But is going through the motions and has made a mental note [...]