Category Archives: art

Picnic concert with Watershed at Warwick Wine Estate

Ian, Kathy, hubby and I spent a lovely relaxing day out at Warwick Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on our last day in the Cape, enjoying a picnic with Warwick wines and listening to chilled music of a local South African band, … Continue reading

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Carla’s Golden Thread Pottery

My niece, Carla, is an extremely talented young lady !! She makes the most amazing ceramics.  I have been following her on Facebook and have admired every exquisite piece she creates.  What a surprise I got when she brought me … Continue reading

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Dargle Valley in the Midlands

When I acquired the latest copy of the Midlands Meander from a very friendly Estate Agent in Nottingham Road (I had left my copy at home), she asked me where we had been on previous visits.  She suggested we drive along the Dargle Valley and … Continue reading

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Piggly Wiggly Country Village

Back to the Midlands of KwaZulu Natal, (our meander around the Midlands after holidaying in Ballito in May) and in particular to a shopping experience at Piggly Wiggly Country Village.  Hubby and I stopped here for a light lunch at the … Continue reading

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Culamoya Chimes in the Midlands

Our next stop along the Midlands Meander was a place of peace and tranquillity with the gentle sounds of wind chimes, large and small, at Culamoya Chimes I absolutely love the sound they make, no matter the size or whatever they’re … Continue reading

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Ardmore Ceramics in the Midlands : part three

Final part of our very interesting visit to Ardmore Ceramics (Midlands Meander) in the Caversham Valley in the beautiful and scenic Midlands of KwaZulu Natal This is Lovemore, one of the Throwers, a Zimbabwean from the Plumtree area.  I told … Continue reading

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Ardmore Ceramics in the Midlands : part two

Extraordinary talent lies behind those doors at Ardmore Ceramics …   Our ‘lovely lady’ guide had already taken hubby into the workshops while I took these pics.   I think these finished pieces are drying in the sun before painting .. Pieces … Continue reading

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Ardmore Ceramics in the Midlands

Ardmore Ceramics is a member of the Midlands Meander : Quoting the Meanders brochure – “The idyllic surroundings of the Midlands Meander are a rich source of freedom, inspiration and creativity for its local artists and crafters.  It was a handful of … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : 1996 special memories and highlights

Before Thursday comes to an end  … 1996 !!     Two trips to Zimbabwe, two weddings, Carl’s 21st birthday, and Jeanette leaves home !!! January :  Hubby, Elaine and I went up to Harare for New Years.  We met Pauline, Richard’s … Continue reading

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Browsing through handcrafted creativity at Kamers

Kamers is ‘South Africa’s pop-up treasure trove of handcrafted creativity’.  The Autumn market is currently being held this long weekend at St John’s College in Johannesburg.  What a beautiful old school for starters !!!!   It was founded in 1898. I … Continue reading

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