Category Archives: reflections

A day in the life of Umngazi guests

That’s us in this case ..  hubby and I This is basically how each day unfolds in paradise.  Our mornings began with a cup of tea with a view .. (I am cheating here.  I took this photo on our last day.  Each day … Continue reading

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My favourite set of photographs Early morning, before our departure, absorbing as much peace and tranquility as is possible Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa – March 2017 …

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And then the rain came

Since my last post a few days ago we’ve had rain, rain and more rain, consisting of  steady light rain petering down to a guti (a fine drizzle) interspersed with several heavy downpours.  My garden is soaking it up!   Or should … Continue reading

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Walkabout in the Midlands

I had time for a walkabout on the morning of Sharon and Ronald’s wedding at Lords of the Manor before hubby and I met Elaine and Bryan for morning coffee at Terbodore in Nottingham Road, and again early the following morning … Continue reading

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Two little Dickie birds .. amongst others

There are a few photographs from our four days away in Somerset West that didn’t ‘fit’  into my last couple of posts.  They had nowhere to go except here 😉 I will never tire of this view from Ian and Kathy’s home … Continue reading

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Getting to the beach .. option one

Our first walk on the beach at Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa was after lunch on the day we arrived. We couldn’t wait to get our feet in the sand and toes in the sea!!  By afternoon, it had clouded … Continue reading

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A weekend at Champagne Castle, Central Drakensberg

Final weekend of our fortnight holiday, in May … to Ballito, Midlands and lastly,  Champagne Castle Hotel  in Central Drakensberg. Very pretty at this time of the year.  We’ve been to this part of the Berg on several occasions in mid-summer when everything … Continue reading

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Mountain reflections

I’ve been going through my photographs from our two night stay, at Champagne Castle Hotel, on our return trip from Ballito and the Midlands, and will be putting together a blog post.  Our first evening there .. a perfect one … Continue reading

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Pastel shades and shimmering sands

A quick post in-between load shedding, gym, puppy, grandsons, cooking .. .. … …   Ballito holiday – North Coast – KwaZulu Natal – May 2015

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Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin : Travel Reminiscences

Travel reminiscences of our wonderful holiday in Ireland 2009 Christ Church Cathedral, the Mother Church of the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough in the Church of Ireland, part of the world wide Anglican Communion. Viking Dublin’s first cathedral was a … Continue reading

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