Sundays in South Africa

The Lookout, Plettenberg Bay

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One of the pieces of wisdom that I am fond of dispensing to friends is this:  I believe that the secret to a contented life lies in learning to accept and even enjoy change.  It’s a lesson that I have found to be very hard to learn (and I’m still doing some remedial classes!!), and one that my father has […]

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Salt @ The Ambassador Hotel, Cape Town

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  It’s always a gamble trying to re-live the past.  Meeting up with an ex-lover after a separation; re-tracing your steps on a journey that you enjoyed many years ago; or going back to a place that holds happy memories for you.  It could be fantastic; or you could find that the harsh reality of the […]

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The Verandah (The Beach Hotel), Port Elizabeth

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Before I moved to London, I had only ever lived in one place – my hometown of Port Elizabeth.  It’s a funny thing, living in one place for many years.  Not only do you get to bore anybody younger than you by reciting all the previous incarnations of a particular venue (“Well when I was […]

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The Duck Pond (Welmoed winery), Stellenbosch wine route

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  I remember what it was like to be a student.  All the grand plans of how life would turn out; all the late-night studying; all the emotional dramas; all the midnight poetry-writing; and all the penury.  If I think back, we were absolutely always on the lookout for ways to save money and no lengths […]

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Gem squash central – how to find them, how to grow them, how to eat them!

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No doubt my non-South African readers are scratching their head and asking what the hell is a gem squash and why do we need a whole post dedicated to them. Well, let me tell you – it is probably the thing that South Africans abroad crave the most, and one of the more frustratingly unobtainable. In fact, […]

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Cornuti al Mare, Plettenberg Bay

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A huge thank you to all who voted for me in the 2010 SA Blog Awards – thanks to your fantastic support I am through to the final two blogs in my categories! Results will be announced this weekend and I will keep you posted. Have you ever thought of the places that matter the most […]

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Blue Waters Café, Port Elizabeth

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Please remember to vote for me in the South African Blog Awards where I am a finalist in the Best Food and Best Overseas Blog categories!  You can vote once a day till 17 September.  Thanks! I love my hometown of Port Elizabeth dearly, but one of its strong points has never been customer loyalty.  […]

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