St Francis Bay freelance journalist Beth Cooper Howell takes a look at life in Woman on Top, her weekly lifestyle column for The Herald

Secret to sowing and reaping joy

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I used to read self-help books to relax. There was a stage, in the mid-nineties, I think, when Exclusive Books possibly ...

The best things in life are free

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We don’t go on holiday much ... because we live in a holiday town tourists come to us rather than the other way around.

See the doughnut, not the hole

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Ditch the self-pity because it is, without doubt, one of the most pointless emotions

Meghan’s mom stole the show

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Doria Ragland is perhaps the most unlikely of heroines to emerge from the polished, PR fairytale of the royal wedding

Just smile and wave

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Our village is connected to the world by a single bridge. When it collapsed, it had to be fixed. Months ago, repairs ...

It's the ‘superglue’ of any party

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What is a birthday without a cake?

Don't sweat the small stuff

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Life is fragile, much like a box with "this way up" printed all over to make sure over-enthusiastic couriers don’t ...

Caught in Facebook’s web

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The recent brouhaha around Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his social media empire’s apparently inability to ...

Happy couples bend the rules

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For myriad reasons, my husband despises cliché and commercialism. I may pretend to agree with him, but in truth, there ...

Wishing this was never on a Sunday

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I had a potentially idyllic Sunday afternoon in mind – tea and newspapers, a braai and homemade brownies. These are the ...

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