Category Archives: Excursions

A Beach Away from the Sea.


Today the family went to Kloof and Valley of 1000 Hills. I stayed at home and worked. This evening we had supper at Kaya Beach again. It always strikes me as a bit crazy, as the actual beach is on … Continue reading

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Natal North Coast by Car, Train, Bus, and lots of Walking.


As a treat for our visitor from Germany — a friend met by Younger Daughter many years ago when they were both on a working ‘holiday’ (ha ha) as chambermaids, waitresses etc at Inversnaid Hotel on the banks of Loch … Continue reading

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Goog(mis)led!


On Sunday last Younger Daughter decided it was time to revisit an animal farm that serves the best scones in the universe. She had forgotten exactly where it was, so plugged in a Google ap. to provide instructions. At the … Continue reading

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A Tiny Cottage in the Woods


Today the owners of a Cowie’s Hill, Durban, property kindly opened it to our Garden Judges Association subsection of Durban and Coast Horticultural Society. Karen and Pat Goss have lived here for some 35 years, but now sadly need to … Continue reading

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Goodbye Wave


Two weeks ago, I abruptly abandoned my blog and blogging generally. This was not by design, but other activities on the go simply stopped allowing a spare moment. With the school holidays upon us, I had to spend some time … Continue reading

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Aloe and Good Buy Choo!


Oh, I do like to travel with a choo-choo, Oh, a choo-choo’s the thing for me and you, Oh, I do like to listen to that chug, chug, chug While I take in sherry with a glug, glug, glug So … Continue reading

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Frozen Fleeting Fish-like Flashes


The Daily Post photo theme for the week is Evanescent and I have chosen to interpret this with the fleeting images of airborne dolphins we had at a child’s birthday party held today at Durban’s Sea World. I know the subject … Continue reading

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