• What’s happening this week?



    My favourite event this week is the Robertson Winery Mountain Bike Challenge. It is held at the Paru Farm in McGregor Road. Robertson is 1.5 to 2 hours drive from Cape Town. The mountain bike race is held on Saturday and has a long route of 57 km’s that start at 07:30, a 42 km,

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  • Tuesday Tunes – The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song



    We Are One – Ole Ola – The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song

  • Monday Movies – Belle



    Following the success of Downtown Abbey – period dramas are very popular at the moment. The lead actress Gugu Mbatha Raw is half South African.  Her mother is British and her father was from South Africa.  The film was inspired by a true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle the illegitimate mixed race girl. Raised by her

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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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  • Our trip to Madikwe and the Waterberg



    I flew to Johannesburg to see my mum for a couple of days and then met Mike at the Tsogo Sun Hotel at Oliver Tambo  as he was flying in from Kenya.  I have stayed at the airport hotel a few times and I am always amazed how well the hotel is built to block

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  • Cycling to McGregor



    Last weekend we decided to cycle from Worcester to McGregor.  The plan was to leave the car and cycle to McGregor, sleep over for the evening and cycle back the next morning.  Luckily our friend, Michel decided to join us and drove the car to McGregor and therefore we didn’t need to cycle back.  Cycling

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  • Mother’s Day in Cape Town



    So why not spoil your mother and spend the weekend in a villa or apartment in Camps Bay?  On Mother’s Day, you can either cook her favourite meal in the privacy of your rented luxury home or take her out to a great restaurant.  If you are staying in one of the Camps Bay Apartments

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