Category: Thoughts

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The joys of 2015: the experiences that made my year

Travel adventures abounded for me in 2015. Yes, I know how fortunate I am. It was a year full of amazing journeys, discovering new countries and revisiting old ones on three continents. Here are some of my favourite bits. March My Blue Train odyssey It’s always been my dream to experience one of the world’s […]

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Palma in pictures

Palma is the capital of the Balearic island of Majorca (Mallorca) and sits on the south coast. Almost half of the population of this beautiful island lives in Palma which is a stylish, sophisticated, fun, friendly and happening city. The perfect place for a city break. Palma offers fabulous shopping, lovely and varied food, plenty […]

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Intoxicated by Taormina

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. How’s that for a profound statement? I love travelling! Visting new places, meeting new people, tasting new flavours. It increases my hunger to know more, see more and go more places. I’m fortunate enough travel a fair bit (not nearly enough, obviously) and I’m sure […]

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Chocolate delight from Beech’s

Easter may be over for another year but does that mean you must step away from the chocolate? Surely not? Well, here’s your perfect excuse to tuck back into it. Something new and chocolatey with a difference. Beech’s have been making traditional chocolate in Britain since 1920 . New to their range for 2014 are these tasty […]

Restaurants in the Cape Winelands, Thoughts, Travel, Uncategorized

Reunion lunch at Avontuur and thoughts afterwards

I know it makes me sound ancient, but when I grew up there were: No mobile phones No internet Therefore no email And actually, when I think about it, no credit cards! All that adds up to: No get-out clauses…you’re on your own and make the most of it! So when I headed off to […]

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My top-10 dishes from this year’s travels

2013’s been a great year for travel adventures. I went on my first-ever cruise around the Mediterranean, visiting Italy, Sicily, Greece and Turkey; spent three weeks in Spain at La Manga and jetted off to Thailand for an autumn break. And of course there’s also  my winter sojourn in Cape Town. So that’s a lot […]