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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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Spending a few days in the Drakensberg

  Hubby and I have been to The Cavern, a friendly family hotel  over the years, the last time being February last year when I celebrated my 60th birthday with all our children and grandchildren.  That was very, very special! At that time, mid-summer,  it … Continue reading

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Breakfast at the Blueberry Cafe, Nottingham Road

Leaving our super seaside holiday behind and making our way to the Drakensberg, hubby and I stopped in the Midlands for breakfast. The Blueberry Café  had been recommended by both Jeanette and Elaine so naturally we had to go there.  It … 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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Murano Glass at Arti Veneziane alla Giudecca

Day 7 : A full day ahead in Venice 🙂 Our meeting point was under the big tree outside the Church of Santa Maria Elisabetta, in order to catch our boat to our first stop for the day .. Arti … Continue reading

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