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One of the blessings of living in the Constantia Valley is to experience the changing seasons through the life of the vines.  New shoots are emerging and the rose bushes at the end of each vine row are showing their new growth. The longer, sunnier days lift the spirits and  Read..

September 20, 2016

We all know the common ones that we define as a ‘bad’ habit: smoking, over eating of sweets, savouries or both, lack of exercise or even excessive time spent on social media! Most of us have some vice that we wish to eradicate but don’t seem able to. We know  Read..

June 20, 2016

In my ‘Breaking Bad Habits ’ blog, I shared my recent journey of integrating a new habit to replace one I wanted out of my life, namely that of the frustrated yo-yo dieter. As I have been asked how the first 90 days went I thought you may want to  Read..

August 30, 2016

My beloved father Victor would have been a keen Blogger. He loved writing articles, and in 1996 self-published a small book of his writings called “The Wind at my Back”. One of his 1st chapters was entitled “Ageing for Beginners” and as he believed, imitation is the sincerest form of  Read..

June 19, 2016

“I am not African because I was born in Africa, but because Africa was born in me” Kwame Nkrumah. Growing up in Britain, and lucky to have easy access to European travel, the choice of visiting Africa and experiencing a Bush safari seemed a very exotic and inaccessible option. The British press  Read..

July 19, 2016