Category Archives: Outing

The Royal Oke in Stanford

Here is yet another place hubby and I need to re-visit when next in the Hermanus/Stanford area … The Royal Oke.   Cheryl and Bob have had a breakfast there which they said was very good. We had a quick walk-about … … Continue reading

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A stroll .. a lunch .. and a Black Eagle in the park

Continuing from our visit to Maropeng, Cradle of Mankind, (my posts: part 1 and part 2) … hubby and I, together with Mark, Cheryl and Aussie friends, we stopped, on our way home, at Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens for a light lunch Only in Africa … Continue reading

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Maropeng, Cradle of Mankind and Homo naledi : part 2

Following on from previous post which highlighted Maropeng in the World Heritage Site of Cradle of Mankind, about 50 km from Johannesburg :- Having been through the most interesting visitors centre in the Tumulus building, Onica, our very knowledgeable guide, ushered us … Continue reading

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Maropeng, Cradle of Mankind and Homo naledi : part 1

We’ve had visitors from Australia staying with us, hence no posts for a while.  Hubby’s cousin, and wife .. Mark and Cheryl … were accompanied by five friends, one of whom had come with them on a previous visit with her hubby about 16 years ago.  So, we had … 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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Cosmos at the Parkrun : Delta Park

Squeezing in-between my Italian posts : I have been doing the Parkrun at Delta Park .. a 5 km run/walk on Saturday mornings .. for the past 8 weeks.  I started with walking the route and now I am running … Continue reading

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Mothers Day … and the Jersey Boys !!!

A big thank you to my children for your messages of love for me today, on Mothers Day 🙂  Love you all lots and lots …. and lots xxx Elaine came for tea this morning armed with lilies and yummy dark chocolate.  We sat … Continue reading

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