Category Archives: adventures and holidays

Volunteer Wildlife Services Open Day

This might have been the best day of Kolya’s life to date. I have never seen him more excited about anything. ANYTHING. First thing an aspiring fireman has to do is learn to switch on the water hose: Max and … Continue reading

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Plum picking at Avondale

I know I say this every time I write about them, but I do love Slow Food Mother City. It’s only been going for a year, and in that time, the small but fun, funky and committed people that started … Continue reading

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Tierhoek Cottages, Robertson

Our little cottage The main house, aka “The Rowdy House”. Cooling off after a walk around the organic farm. Outside our house there were three donkeys and some sheep and some little field mice and loads of gorgeous birds. It … Continue reading

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More travel pics

Spent last weekend with my lovely friends Dani and Thandi, and Dani’s little boy Leo. The gorgeous little Leo: Thands and Dan and I went to Camden. We didn’t mean to go shopping, I swear… it just happened. But how … Continue reading

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More from Edinburgh

I caught a tiny taste of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. There was sooooo much on.. I could’ve stayed a week! On my last day in Edinburgh I caught two very lovely little puppet shows – one called Penguin and the … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Festival

Karen and Jan and I are in Edinburgh having the best time! Karen got me a cool thing called a Gorillapod. You can use it to squish your camera securely onto anything as a tripod. We’re staying in a little … Continue reading

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Of cabbages and kings

The doorman at our fabulous hotel in Dubai didn’t blink. A couple of shopping bags with a few items of clothing (the inevitable spoils of an afternoon off on a work trip in the UAE) – and a cabbage. Going … Continue reading

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On holiday

It’s been a big year. Time to close up shop and kick back for a bit. Have a lovely summer, those of you in the south, and a lovely wintry holiday, those of you in the north. And a lovely … Continue reading

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Local is lekker#3: Proximity

Sometimes it irritates me that Cape Town is a bit of a village. There’s very little social anonymity. If you go out for dinner with someone, chances are the next day your mother will have heard from her best friend’s … Continue reading

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