Category Archives: decor

A few photos from Elaine’s baby shower

A diversion from Umngazi posts and pics (they will be back!)  I have been a busy bee lately, hence lack of communication via my blog… one thing has kept me occupied has been organising and preparing for Elaine’s baby shower which was on … 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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Our bungalow at Umngazi

Whoo hoo …. hubby and I had one of the honeymoon suites at Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa!!  It was simply fabulous!!  Secluded with river and sea view.  It was magic!!  Like being in Mauritius but without the flights!!   We … Continue reading

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Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa

Well .. this is the second time I’m doing this post 😦  I had nearly completed it when it disappeared!!  Gobbled up by little tiny people inside the computer !!  Cannot believe it!!  And … it’s not the first time this … Continue reading

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Our Midlands Meander continues

Following on from my last post on the Dargle Valley,  hubby and I  ‘meandered’ along the Lions River Road – D369 – to the Curry’s Post Road and drove as far as the turn-off before Providence Country Weddings – where Elaine 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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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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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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