Category Archives: England

Today is National Heritage Day in South Africa

…  or as it’s commonly known, National Braai Day.  We will have a braai tomorrow,   not because of today’s significance, but because our children will be coming for Sunday lunch ! This is a day when one should be reflecting … 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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Cake and scones down memory lane

Hubby and I have a coffee date almost every Tuesday 🙂   It’s the only weekday morning that we don’t go our separate ways.    We have tried most places in and around our area, and depending on how far we want … Continue reading

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Cobbled streets of Rye .. Travel Reminiscences

While Hubby and I were in London in 2008, we spent a lovely day in Kent with my brother and SIL, Richard and Pauline, whom we hadn’t seen for a couple of years.  Family catch-up time !!!  It was wonderful … Continue reading

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A touch of luxury down memory lane

Doing my post on Business Class travel made me think of the several ‘posh’ places we have been lucky enough to stay in – one of them being the Westbury Hotel in Mayfair, London.   Hubby has been to many places … Continue reading

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Sunday Selections #11

To continue with my ‘doors’ theme, as I featured a few weeks on Sunday Selections, here are some small/short doors from our trips to England, Wales and Ireland People from way back must have been very short !!!!   I am 5’5″ … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday :

Japanese Gardens, Kew Gardens, London For more Wordless Wednesday contributions go here and here

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Wordless Wednesday : Thirsty?

For more Wordless Wednesday contributions go here and here

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Up, close and personal …

… that’s what you see when on the Xstrata Treetop Walkway in Kew Gardens in London .. … a treetop walkway is exactly what it is … a platform walkway built at treetop height .. One of the mum’s, whose … Continue reading

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Skywatch Friday :

Following on Jenty’s blog yesterday about the possibility of the Cape Town City Ballet Company closing down due to lack of funds (absolutely tragic) and their drive to raise the necessary funding … I remembered I had taken a photo … Continue reading

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