Category Archives: shopping

A wonderful week in Ramsgate

Many, many years ago, when Jeanette and Carl were very small and Elaine, a twinkle in the sky, we spent a couple holidays along the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal. Margate Pier .. Since then, having popped down a few times to … Continue reading

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The Junction at Nottingham Road

The weather forecast for the Drakensberg, where hubby and I were off to for the last two nights of our holiday, was similar to what we experienced in the Midlands .. chilly and rainy.  Hubby needed another book and we … Continue reading

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Piggly Wiggly Country Village

Back to the Midlands of KwaZulu Natal, (our meander around the Midlands after holidaying in Ballito in May) and in particular to a shopping experience at Piggly Wiggly Country Village.  Hubby and I stopped here for a light lunch at the … Continue reading

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A brief stop in Milan : Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

A snippet of  Italian architecture on the drive into Milan … love it Milan .. the centre of fashion .. .business and finance.  As we drove through the streets, my thoughts were of Abigail (Betz), the dress designer who designed … Continue reading

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Stopping off at Verona

Day 8 of our Italian tour :  we left beautiful Venice behind us and made our way to Verona, in the Veneto region, northern Italy, dates back to 3rd century BC and was an important Roman trade centre.   It is a … Continue reading

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Pebbles from Positano

..  from Positano’s beach in fact 🙂 Narrow streets and quaint shops at every turn .. what a beautiful place Positano is … wished we could have stayed much, much longer there.  This is one place to return to one … Continue reading

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Walk-about in Paris # 3 .. final!

Last bit 🙂    our last walk-about in Paris.   We left the following afternoon, not before taking a slow stroll along the Allée des Cygnes from Pont de Grenelle to Pont de Bir Hakeim   Children’s Dior shop … Music … Continue reading

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Haberdasher …

… which according to the Oxford Dictionery is a ‘dealer in dressmaking and sewing goods’ … there are fewer and fewer of them around … There was a time ….. when every shopping centre had one, or two, and every … Continue reading

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Thokozisa .. the happy meeting of ways

This is the Central Drakensberg’s version of a mall …. African curios galore ….. Several sculptures are scattered around the ‘mall’ … Art Gallery is up the slope in this rondavel … Beautiful 100% woollen rugs are woven here by … Continue reading

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