MELVILLE NEWS in any guise wouldn’t be the same without Jane Griffiths on board. Here she tells how to convert lawn into an (almost) instant edible garden. Setting up a vegetable garden can be a daunting prospect, especially if you have never gardened before or did not grow up in a gardening family. The following […]
SUZANNE'S WORLD is the new all-encompassing umbrella for features, blogs and interviews either new or archived on my website. It is also the new home of what was Melville News.
Above: The pin board in my office is a collage of of my world...
For a long time I've been searching for a name that immediately conveys, but doesn't limit, the scope of editorial content I publish on my website. As simple a task as one may think it to be, I have rejected every suggestion for not meeting those criteria. "What's in a name?" asked more than one friend, echoing Juliet in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. ("What's in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smells as sweet," says Juliet in a passage reflecting her wishful thinking.)
As Juliet discovered, there's a lot in a name, and in my case, the perfect solution wasn't presenting itself. Suzanne's World is an honest and broad attempt to to capture the spirit of this page. As the pin board reveals, in my case it is a personal if somewhat random collection of people and places in my professional and private life, which is intended to be symbolic.
It is here too where colleagues and friends will be encouraged to share their original, thought-provoking and entertaining words to engage readers old and new.
And now that I have settled on Suzanne's World, I hope to give up stressing about names and to get on with the writing. I'm working towards forming partnerships with other sites, which will provide yet more options for the short-attention-span age in which we find ourselves.
I'm happy to say that the launch of this new segment coincides with a feature and an extended paragraph (I'm being facetious) from John Miller, an old friend and colleague who lives in Wales... but let him tell his own stories.
Welcome to my world.
PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW EMAIL ADDRESS MELVILLE NEWS is no longer a stand-alone newsletter so subscriptions do not apply. Alerts will be posted on Facebook’s I Love Melville but in case you miss them, do check these pages regularly for new stories. MELVILLE NEWS TEAM CREDITS FOR ISSUE NO. 18 Editor/publisher: Suzanne Brenner, PROWRITE WRITING SERVICES […]
I call myself a consumer-activist, as anyone who follows me on Twitter (@prowriting) will attest. I use it as a tool to complain about bad service and give credit where it’s due. SB * A Handy Handyman I recently purchased a black, second-hand shop unit that needed an overhaul plus I wanted it painted white. After […]
Melville News readers have been following Jane Griffiths’s easy food-gardening guidelines since the newsletter began. This issue she adds a bit of colour… Even if you only have a small space – why not try growing some vegetables and herbs on your patio? Most vegetables and herbs grow really well in containers. Even though I have a […]
Diane McCarthy is a CNN International producer based in Johannesburg. Always on the go, she has nonetheless found time for a new hobby… None of Diane’s friends is really surprised that she’s found time for combining her love of cooking and music in a blog. An art graduate of Stellenbosch University, Diane works in television as […]