Monthly Archives: December 2013

Our 13 day tour of Italy begins ..

I am sure I described the ‘workings’ of a coach tour in my previous blogs on our Trafalgar Tour of France last year.   In brief – you relax .. everything is taken care of ie luggage in and out of coach … Continue reading

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Losing ourselves through the labyrinth of narrow streets

Rome :  From the Vatican City, hubby and I crossed the Ponte Sant’Angelo over Tiber River and wandered slowly through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares which have developed over more than 2000 years ..   We stopped here for … Continue reading

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Touring Italy in July …. the Harleys and the Pope

I am up-to-date with blogging of all the comings and goings of our family since our Italian holiday in July … soooo long ago now … but I feel I still need to want to blog about the experience/s of our coach tour … Continue reading

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Friday’s flowers … #2

… in my garden.      My space … my sanctuary Germiston Gold .. Flame lily … always first flower opens on Christmas Eve  .. Impatiens .. Buddleia .. Connor scattered seeds behind the pansies .. Gerbera – Barberton Daisy Agapanthus .. Geranium .. Burgundy … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings to all …

We had a lovely family day yesterday … Elaine and Bryan spent the day with Bryan’s family  (They came today .. we relaxed, had left-overs .. the best kind !)   Weather didn’t play it’s part .. drizzly and coolish – super for us … Continue reading

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Cape weekend : our last day .. Cape Town

We woke up to a very very windy day and after a leisurely brekkie, booked out of the hotel and drove around showing Paola some of the glorious sights that Cape Town as to offer.    We drove up to Signal … Continue reading

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Cape weekend : Rustenberg and Waterford wines

Making our way back towards Somerset West, we stopped at Rustenberg Wines in Stellenbosch.  Another spot hubby and I have visited before but wanted to show Terry and Paola .. When hubby and I visited last time, we had mainly … Continue reading

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Cape weekend : Franschhoek

Stunning morning .. a promise of a good day !!  How lovely to wake up with a view like this …. at The Vineyard in Newlands … The plan :  Franschhoek  … plan was to go to Boekenhoutskloof but only discovered when we … Continue reading

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Sunny Sunflower Sunday

Wowee … look at Connor’s sunflowers!!!  He planted the seeds and has watched them grow.  But .. he hasn’t seen these fully open yet ‘cos mom’s on leave with her boys … Can’t wait for him to see them 🙂 … Continue reading

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Cape weekend : Rust en Vrede Wine Estate

After Vergelegen, we drove to Rust en Vrede in Stellenbosch.  Love this place too!  Hubby and I have been there several times for wine tastings, a cellar ‘Winemaker’s Lunch’ in the cellar on a cold, rainy day, and the 6 course … Continue reading

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