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eating out

Supper at Spice, all things nice

In a home with 2 small children and an absence of babysitters, romance is scarce. An evening out together when we can relax and communicate about subjects beyond home and children is a biannual event at best. Because a special meal out is a special occasion it is ideal not to be disappointed (which does happen). On our last trip ... Read More »

Gunther’s – Midlands Meander

If you follow this blog or know me, you will know that I love the Natal Midlands.  This was our first visit to Gunther’s.  Walking in we loved the look and feel of this scenic, outdoor restaurant.  The St Bernard dogs, Hansel and Gretel add to the warm, homely ambiance.  Gunther greeted us with a welcoming smile and encouraged us ... Read More »

Cambridge Food Festival – Hartbeespoort

Yesterday we spent time at the Cambridge Food Festival.  We had heard about it on radio 702 and it sounded like a good outing.  We had mixed feelings about the day.  Our main gripe was that we felt the entrance fee of R50 for adults and R25 for children under 5 was excessive.  The entrance fee is not mentioned on ... Read More »

Heritage Market – Hillcrest, gold amongst the tumbleweed

I have put off writing this post because our recent visit to Heritage Market in Hillcrest pained me.  I have wonderful memories of watching children play on the beautiful lawns while the musician Leonard played live music under the gazebo.  There were wonderful shops selling unusual and special items from antique jewellery to wooden furniture and so much in between.  ... Read More »

Durban Botanical Gardens

The Durban Botanical Gardens has been around since 1849.  She is a tranquil, stately green thread running through the history of the city.  A constant on the life line of my journey through life. She calls to comfort and enchant, revealing a new treasure with each visit, previously unexplored or buried in memory.  Always different and always the same. The ... Read More »

Hebron Haven – A Gem in the Natal Midlands

On our travels we generally feel ‘so many places, so little time’.  We love discovering new locations.  There are only two instances where we return to the same spot repeatedly.  One is Augrabies National Park, the other is Hebron Haven in the Natal Midlands.  We like the accommodation at Augrabies but our reason there is logistical, we are there to ... Read More »

Veldskoen Padstal – Best Chicken Burger ever!

On our travels between Johannesburg and Cape Town we have often popped into Veldskoen Padstal in the Hex River valley. On one occasion we picked up a bottle of award winning wine at a very good price. We had never before noticed the lovely outside eating area. On our last visit we happened to be there around lunch time and ... Read More »

Laborie Wine Farm

If there is somewhere to go for tea and cake on a Saturday afternoon in Paarl we didn’t find it.  The town is so beautiful, if I were to live in the Western Cape it would be my top choice from the areas which we have seen, but on a Saturday afternoon it was impossible to find a tea garden ... Read More »