Category Archives: crafts

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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Misty Midlands of KwaZulu Natal

On our return from Umngazi in the Transkei, hubby and I stopped for a night in the Midlands. What a change in temperature from the hot and humid coast of the Transkei!! The Midlands was misty, rainy and rather chilly!! … 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

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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A morning tasting coffee paired with chocolate

Jeanette and I went to a tasting and pairing of coffee and chocolate at Urban Grind Coffee Roasters in Parkhurst. Please read Jeanette’s post  …. http://www.therealjenty.com/2015/03/a-morning-tasting-coffee-and-chocolate/ I couldn’t have said it better 🙂 We had an awesome morning!!   I learnt … Continue reading

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Keeping boys busy

School holidays are extremely long at this time of the year.  They go back on Tuesday .. yay!!     It’s then back to the usual lunch time pick-ups and afternoon activities for me.    Boredom doesn’t have a chance to set in during school terms … Continue reading

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Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 Looking back to my posts on Ireland,  I missed Kylemore Abbey when I wrote posts on the Victorian walled garden on the grounds of the Abbey as well as the small … Continue reading

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Walk-about in Florence .. part three

Continuing from my last post, and leaving the crowded Piazza dell Signoria behind, please join hubby and I during the rest of our walk-about in Florence while we stroll back to our hotel for a short R&R ..    We bought a … Continue reading

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