Tag Archives: South Africa

Langebaan – my heart’s soft spot


Langebaan is a seaside town, just north of Cape Town, nestled between a hill and a lagoon with water that changes colour from day-to-day.  When the mist rolls in through the mouth of the lagoon, creeping over the hills that … Continue reading

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Getting older


I got word yesterday that a woman I used to work with, only age 59, died of cancer after a short illness.  This news came from another lady, a client for years, whom I have shared a wild and wonderful … Continue reading

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The fairest Cape has a “Spice Route”


Just like Zanzibar, the exotic island off the coast of East Africa, close to Tanzania to be precise, Cape Town was once the stop-off for fresh produce for ships en route to the East, where Europeans sailed to get spices … Continue reading

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Scrabble via Facebook!


In the two years of singledom before meeting my husband, my main form of entertainment after a hard day’s work, was to play scrabble via Facebook.  At one stage I got so addicted that I would have games going against … Continue reading

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The Beauty of our World


Today, as South Africans, we are all dreading the news that any day now our nations father, Nelson Mandela, or affectionately called Madiba, may pass away.  Some, like myself, feel it will not really have any impact on our lives any … Continue reading

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Dreamy destinations – Drakensberg Sun, Cathedral Peak, Giant’s Castle


We had the immense pleasure of spending a week with my two kids in the Drakensberg Region, or affectionately called “The Berg” in South Africa, this past week.  I had a timeshare week, postponed time and time again due to … Continue reading

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The Greyhound to Cape Town


I was born and raised in Worcester, in the Western Cape of South Africa.  But I spent most school holidays in Namaqualand – my ancestral grounds, where once upon a time my grandfather farmed at the foot of Spektakelberg pass, … Continue reading

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