In the Cape, October is peak hay fever month, with trees, grasses and weeds all producing an abundance of pollen.
A spectacular floral display – a carpet created using 600 000 tuberous begonia flowers, as well as dahlias, various different grasses and dyed bark – was constructed outside of the Grand Palace in Brussels, Belgium to mark 150 years of good relations between Belgium and Japan.
On chilly evenings, most wine lovers agree that there’s nothing more comforting than curling up with a glass of red wine.
An Olympic-size swimming pool covers an area of 1 250 square meters. If you put four Olympic pools together and add another half pool, you’ll – almost – have the dimensions of the world’s largest carpet.
Carpet care is doubly important during the wet Cape winter.
Dubbed the Carpet of Wonder, the carpet in the prayer hall of Oman’s Grand Sultan Qaboos Mosque spans an incredible 4,343 square metres.
It may well be cheaper to hire a carpet-cleaning machine than bringing in professionals.
Recently, celebrity magazines and news channels flashed images of stars arriving on the infamous red carpet to attend the annual Oscars.
“I can open your eyes / Take you wonder by wonder / Over, sideways and under / On a magic carpet ride…”
Have you ever wondered what a multi-million-dollar carpet looks like?