THE BEST THING ABOUT CAPE TOWN IS | Sharon Henry
Cape Town is home to a diverse mix of 3.74 million people and together with the stunning scenery, amazing wildlife and remarkable history it oozes culture with plenty of attitude.
Strolling along the beach at Sea Point and manoeuvring through the bustle of Long Street
THE NIGHT WE SAW GEORGE’S BABY | Darrin Henry
Theatre in the Backyard was a performance drama like nothing I have ever seen before; energetic, emotional and at times a little uncomfortable to watch such was the realism.
The whole production uses an ordinary backyard in Nyanga
SPEAKING MY LANGUAGE IN TURKEY | Darrin Henry
When we travel people always ask if we speak other languages. Although the answer is “no, just English,” really, that’s not completely true.
Today on the streets of Istanbul, my international language of ‘football’ helped me out, yet again.
SAINT TOMATO PASTE RECIPE | Sharon Henry
There probably aren’t many foods that are associated with dancing, as much as tomato paste sandwiches are here on St Helena. So much so we’ve nicknamed them ‘bread ‘n’ dance,’ an island favourite made of tomatoes and onion – sounds simple but boy do
KEDELL LAWRENCE, 74, Nr HALF WAY | Sharon Henry
“I didn’t start doing seed work until 2014. Miss Rose Bennett, round Rupert’s taught my daughter Carrie about six years ago. Carrie taught me and that’s how I ended up doing this. A lot of people now don’t do nothing like
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ST HELENA | Darrin Henry
St Helena Day is 21 May, our island birthday, commemorating the date in 1502 when Portugese sailor, Joa Da Nova, stumbled across this little uninhabited, Atlantic outcrop.
As you might expect, 21 May is a public holiday on St Helena, and celebrations are always held.
A St Helena History Lesson Through Small Shops | Sharon Henry
Welcome to part two of St Helena’s small country shops. These rural establishments quietly provide a vital service to their communities, many from home premises trading over the counter. Besides being grocers they are the off-licence, the local grapevine
TUTORIAL WITH CUSTODIAN OF ST HELENA CRAFTS | Sharon Henry
Long gone are the days when New Zealand flax, draped over the hillsides of St Helena represented a staple industry of fibre exports for the British Post Office.
Decades since the industry’s collapse, anecdotally brought on
SA Airlink Lands First Commercial Passenger Flight At St Helena Airport | Sharon Henry
The feel good factor oozing around St Helena Airport today was just fantastic to witness. The very first commercial passenger flight into St Helena took place; an Avro RJ85 aircraft
JAMES FANTOM, 24, MUSICIAN, HALF WAY | Sharon Henry
Time-Laspe is a blog feature designed to capture segments of time, life and culture through stories told by the people of St Helena.
“My love for music started when I was going to middle school in America (aged 11). I made a friend who played guitar and I thought wouldn’t it be cool if we started a band, because at that age you’re just trying to be cool right? So I started playing drums. But I picked up the guitar too, and I could tell that, like, I had some sort of natural talent with music and I got better quicker than a lot of people did.