Category Archives: art

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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Do your children read comics ?

My daughter Jeanette has written a post on comic books and comics … http://www.therealjenty.com/2015/04/my-kids-read-comic-books-do-yours/ When my children were quite small, I read an article on the advantages of allowing your children to read comics.   There were parents who were dead against … Continue reading

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A short’esh’ drive up the West Coast of South Africa

In the limited time between power cuts, putting together a blog post is challenging!!! On our recent trip to the Cape …. Driving up the West Coast from Cape Town is something hubby and I have never done and something … Continue reading

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Sadness … and wine tasting in the Cape

Oh my .. big sigh   ….  it’s always extremely sad spending time with my Mum 😦  Every time I see her she’s thinner than the last time.  Her heart keeps pumping, steady and strong but the rest of her body … Continue reading

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Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town

This is the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town .. how could you not love waking up to this !!!    We stayed here for two nights .. such a treat !!! On windy days umbrellas are lowered.  From our window … Continue reading

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