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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Bradley turned TEN !!

I can hardly believe it … 10 !!!  My eldest grandson is ten years old!!  He’s getting big .. he’s getting tall!!   The top of his head reaches the bottom of my ears!!! He had an awesome party at Acrobranch in Melrose on … Continue reading

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2012 iPhoneography exhibition in Sandton

Jeanette invited us to this exhibition at the iStore in Sandton the other evening.  She had three fabulous photographs displayed at the exhibit 🙂 She has the whole story on her blog.     The photography by all who exhibited was amazing .. I … Continue reading

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Lunch at the Peach Café

A little diversion from France blogs and pics, I went with my daughter Jeanette, her boys and two friends for lunch to the Peach Café – an amazing place.    A farm experience in the city – well not quite in the city, … Continue reading

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