• Happy Heritage Day South Africa



    Happy Holiday South Africa! On the 24th of September, South Africa celebrates Heritage Day. Way back in our history it was not a pupblic holiday but known as Shaka Day, named after King Shaka, the king of the Zulus in Natal. The Inkatha Freedom Party which has a large Zulu contingent requested that the 24th

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  • Our stay at Grootbos Forest Lodge



    The passage to our suite was a maze through an ancient milkwood forest. The suite, steeped in luxury. A beautifully decorated lounge, leading to our private patio. Only the large glass doors in the lounge, bedroom and en suite bathroom separating us from the most spectacular fynbos we had ever seen.  Our four poster bed

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  • All I Want For Christmas Is You – Christmas Charity Single – Out of the Blue



    All I Want For Christmas Is You – Christmas Charity Single – Out of the Blue.  

  • Holiday in Dullstroom and two luxury game lodges



    I have always wanted to visit Dulstroom for three reasons: – The scenery – To eat trout – one of my favourite dishes – General FOMO. We arrived bang on lunch time – I would call that perfect planning.  According to the art gallery owner, one of the best places to eat trout in Dullstroom

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  • House swop or home exchange



    A great way to make holidays abroad more affordable is to do a house swop or home exchange. Instead of renting a villa or an apartment you can offer your house in exchange for someone else’s.  There are quite a few website where you can list your holiday home. Obviously you will need to live

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  • My stay in England – Part 2



    Back in England, we met up with Mike’s family in York, we all stayed in a house in Osbaldwick.  The village has been in existence since the 11th century, and was declared a conservation area in 1978. Yorkshire has recently been chosen as the best place to visit in Europe. They call it God’s Own

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  • Trip to Paris



    Travelling on the Eurostar is definitely the way to travel between London and Paris.  You only need to arrive 45 minutes before and security and customs are as calm as can be hoped for with international travel. I took a my Italian friends booked in Le Marais.  We immediately set off for coffee and sandwiches

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  • My stay in England – part 1



    After touching down in England, I took the train to Grantham where Mike’s dad came to collect me. We drove down tiny country lanes to their house which is near the tiny village of Pickworth. The village consists of a church, graveyard and a few beautiful large old stone houses complete with gravel driveways. His

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