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Getting poetical in McGregor

I’m a Philistine when it comes to poetry. I just don’t get it. Give me prose any day and I’ll gobble it up like a Labrador eating her supper. This analogy is from daily experience with Tinks, whose glee at … Continue reading

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Ink, art and gourmet delights at La Motte

On one of those ridiculously perfect sunny-but-cool, Cape Town winter Saturdays with the sky so blue and so clear, we headed out to Franschhoek to see the new exhibition at the La Motte museum and be treated to lunch. And … Continue reading

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Getting my chocolate on

Monday morning. We all know him and are very aware that he can be a rather serious, sometimes grumpy, young fellow, despite his spiffy-looking, newly-laundered Monday outfit. He can be tricksy, a little snappy and a bit anxious. Kinda like … Continue reading

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Small Town Joy, Tulbagh III: Picnics and Velvet Noses

As children, Sundays mostly meant picnics somewhere interesting. More-often-than-not this entailed some traipsing after our parents, over-or-through barbed wire fences stretched just wide enough for us to get through, across farmland, around old family cemeteries where we’d stop to read … Continue reading

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Small Town Joy, Tulbagh II: Dining like Royalty at Rijk’s

Continuing with my amblings in and ramblings on the lovely Tulbagh, after our trip at the beginning of the month, kind favour of Tulbagh Tourism. I left off after lunch at Waverley Hills. Stuffed to the gills with the most … Continue reading

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Small Town Joy, Tulbagh I: Exploring in a Wheelchair

As I’ve said a gazillionty times, I’m a small town girl. Free State-born-and-initially-bred, North West-bred-through-my-teens, Grahamstown-bred-into-the-freedom-of-adulthood. Well, if you consider 21 as adult. When one is truly ‘An Adult’, though, is not what I’m here to talk about today. The … Continue reading

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21 Things I learnt in Tulbagh

Churches were well built in the 1740’s So much so that they still stand, looking calm and pretty, watching the comings and goings on Church Street with their thatched roof and holding all sorts of wonderful old things in their … Continue reading

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