Author: Paula Marais

Zagreb food guide

As the weekend approaches and you’re looking forward to some armchair travelling, you’ll find the link to my latest post in Travioor.com here. This is for all those foodies out there who love to test what’s local and delicious. Enjoy and let me know if you’ve tried any of these?...

Bullets in Scrivener

I’ve been rather quiet on the blog posts recently. There’s been a lot going on in my life, not least of which is the challenge that is Scrivener. For those of you who don’t know Scrivener, this is software that is hailed as the one package to make your writing...

Zagreb, Croatia’s capital

We loved our stay last year in Croatia. Here’s my latest travel article on the first part of the trip, most photos by David van Wijk: https://www.travioor.com/articles/what-to-do-in-zagreb-48-hours-in-croatia-s-capital. Great tips for a 48-hour stay!

Review: Fates and Furies

He longed for something wordless and potent: what? To wear her. He imagined living in her warmth forever.” – Lauren Groff Every now and again you get a book that is so delicious, you almost wish you could eat the words in it. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff is such...

Feeling good, doing good

Last week I spoke about my birthday fundraiser for the South African Depression and Anxiety Group. Well, my friends really “came to the party” – literally and figuratively. We raised R7161 – which was just amazing! Here is the speech I wrote for the evening, honouring a very special person,...

Getting mental illness out the closet

Bad enough to be ill, but to feel compelled to deny the very thing that, in its worst and most active state, defines you is agony indeed.” ― Sally Brampton, Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression It was my birthday early January, and this weekend, instead of having...

Review: Before the Fall

Life is made of these moments – of one’s physical being moving through time and space – and we string them together into a story, and that story becomes our life.” Noah Hawley ~ Before the Fall The nature of coincidence is one that is treated really well in Noah...

Welcome to 2017!

Please excuse the hiatus, but even writers need a few weeks off! I’ve just come back from the most amazing trip to Cuba, which is an incredible walk back in time – have a look at the vintage cars you get to drive in (see the photo above). I’ve also...