- Oct 5, 2017
17. South Africa Planning
I've been dreaming of doing our South African trip all over again - I'd do it in a heart beat! Here's what I thought worked, whether I'd...
- Sep 16, 2017
16. Sabi Sabi Sands
This is the Sabi Sabi story, in one big fat marathon post. You might like to read it in a couple of sittings, or make yourself a big cup...
- Sep 11, 2017
15. Adventures with Hanle
Mountains rise dramatically around Franschhoek and Stellenbosch When I was planning this trip, friends Sandy and Derek Newton from...
- Sep 10, 2017
14. Cape Winelands
Because the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek valleys with their vineyards and wineries are only a bit more than forty minutes drive from Cape...
- Sep 9, 2017
13. Sparkling Cape Town
After our musical evening last night, we decided to sleep in this morning. It meant foregoing our trip in the cable car to the top of...
- Sep 8, 2017
12. Under The Spell of A Capella
One of the wonderful associations I have always made with Africa is the sound of a capella music and singing. There's something about the...
- Sep 7, 2017
11. Walking Tour of Cape Town
photo courtesy Cape Grace Hotel The Cape Grace Hotel is known for its wonderful staff - so wonderful in fact that our darling friend Jo...
- Aug 28, 2017
10. The Most Extraordinary Day
Today has been the most extraordinary day - a day of superlatives! There's truly magic in the air here. Cécile and Boyd Interior Design...
- Aug 27, 2017
9. Sunday around Cape Town
Have you ever spent a Sunday near Cape Town on a clear blue balmy day? What beautiful, beautiful country! We were picked up at 9am this...
- Aug 26, 2017
8. from Isibindi to Cape Town
There’s an old Zulu saying: It’s very good to know where you’ve come from, because otherwise you won't know where you are going. So let's...
- Aug 24, 2017
It's 11.30pm on Thursday night in Cape Town. We've checked in to the Cape Grace Hotel, I've had a shower, and I'm so looking forward to...
- Aug 20, 2017
6. The Hunt Continues
When I woke this morning in the dark, just before the alarm at 5am, I'd had very little sleep. Unlike Mrs Thatcher whom I think could...
- Aug 19, 2017
5. leopards and lions
I'd like you to meet Annah who works in the kitchen, utterly beautiful with a great hug. Last night I went to her as she stood behind the...
- Aug 18, 2017
Rarely am I lost for words. Now I sit at the screen, wondering how to begin. My heart is so full, my head spinning. I could write for...
- Aug 16, 2017
3. welcome to Joburg!
It's so exciting to be starting my first note to you from South Africa. I feel like squealing with delight. Here we are in...