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Sun City from the 80’s to now a timeless getaway.

It’s that time of year again and I am weary to the bone.  This post about Sun City  is my first paid blog post for MyScoop, looking at pictures and refreshing my memory of the leisure activities at Sun City has left me wishing that we were packing off there for a weekend right now. I have very special memories ... Read More »

A recce to check out Rondebult Bird Sanctuary

After spending Sunday pottering around the house we decided that a quick cure for cabin fever was necessary.  In all my years living in Boksburg I have never been to Rondebult Bird Sanctuary which is pretty much on our doorstep.  We wanted to have a quick look around to see if it would be a good spot for a picnic ... Read More »

Hops Hollow Brewery, the highest brewery in South Africa

Recently en route to our weekend stay at Misty Mountain in the Sabie area we stopped at Hops Hollow Brewery for lunch, and of course a beer tasting.  Situated on Long Tom Pass it is the highest brewery in South Africa.  The pub menu was very limited, pretty much just toasted sarmies but once you get to beer tasting the ... Read More »

Sudwala caves – time in earth’s womb

The Sudwala caves touch the part of me which aches for stillness and permanence.  The essence that of lying prone to merge with a night sky.  The blurred colours viewed from my daily spinning carousel numb the mind.  Only in an inert place can pure thought emerge tentatively, a tortoise braving the world outside its shell.  The consistence of the ... Read More »

Misty Mountain Hotel

The romance of mist swirls around the memory of our stay at Misty Mountain.  Beauty is most often clearly visible but the mystery of the unseen stirs imagination.  When the view from our room, the lovely meals and the fun of the swimming pool are forgotten the mist will be my enduring memory of our stay. Our first day at ... Read More »

Art and messages in Pretoria Botanical Garden

The art in Pretoria Botanical Garden prompts thought.  The giant sculptured metal insects whisper questions,  feelers gently probing perceptions.  Greatness is not housed in size, value is not found in possessions.  The scales of natural balance so precarious.  What is my weight in life’s equations?  All around lives are spinning in their own orbits, I oblivious to the motives and ... Read More »

uShaka Marine World Durban

As a rule I hanker after the past, everything seemed better 20 years ago.  In the case of uShaka Marine World the present outshines the past.  When Domi and Heath were little I had annual tickets to the Durban Aquarium.  I knew the dolphin shows backwards and we loved wandering through the aquarium.  I was a single mother living in ... 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 »

KZN Science Centre – A good rainy day kids outing

Update 2017 – I believe that the KZN science center has moved to the old Durban Airport When the weather turns foul it is really tough to find things for kids to do.   Being cooped up indoors with children is not fun, particularly when on holiday.  We are in Durban for the school holidays.  Winter can be the best time ... Read More »