Category Archives: trains

The Shuntin’ Shed in Bot River

A few more posts still to come from our trip down to Hermanus and Somerset West … Now this is awesome !!   A diner in a railway shunting shed !! Definitely a quirky place !!!   It’s filled with railway memorabilia … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : A centenary celebration in Nov 1997

On 4th November 1897, two weeks after the arrival of Cecil John Rhodes and his construction train, the first passenger train arrived in Bulawayo, Rhodesia from South Africa. My great grandmother, Mary Milne was the only woman passenger on this … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : Memories and highlights – 1997

Sooo   …   let’s go back to some memories and highlights!   My last post on 1997 was Jeanette and Lance’s wedding in January.  After the wedding, we took my Mum, for a few R&R days, to the Mont-aux-Sources in the Drakensberg.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : Ten years ago

My son, Carl, turns 40 on Saturday !!!   Forty!!   Four-oh!!   I will then have two children in their 40’s  !!   Holy moly!! Ten years ago, Carl and Nicole were living in Durban and Nicole organised a surprise 30th birthday party … Continue reading

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Babysitting – bring’em one, bring’em all !!

As most of my readers know,  I am a hands-on Granny .. I take care of my two grandsons every day while mom’s at work .. and I have done since Bradley was 4 months old.  He is now 11 … Continue reading

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Como on the shores of Lake Como

Day 8 continues :   From Baveno to Como ..  one beautiful lake to another … Lake Maggiore to Lake Como .. We boarded our coach at the hotel in Baveno and made our way to the city of Como.   A mountain of … Continue reading

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Sunset cruise on the Venetian Lagoon

.. and .. as I mentioned in my previous post .. a glass of fine red wine would have been a perfect accompaniment to the glorious shades of pink/orange/gold shimmering on the water as we made our way back from the fascinating … Continue reading

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Venice .. here we come !

After lunch at Ravenna we were back on the highway again making our way to Venice.  It didn’t take long.    Flat farmland …  and plenty of water.  Well, we were on our way to Venice, a city built on a … Continue reading

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Our first day in Paris

Not many words .. not many just pics!!!  As I mentioned before, our hotel was within walking distance to the Eiffel Tower, so naturally we had to take a walk the moment we deposited our bags in our room.  Later … Continue reading

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Snippets from Paris .. Île des Cynes/Bir Hakeim

Back to our Trafalgar Tour .. the best of France … Paris  🙂   🙂 Hubby and I spent a few days in Paris .. part of our first day, on arrival,  dropped our bags in our hotel room and went for a walk-about … Continue reading

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