Eight excellent reasons to visit Jersey

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  Tell somebody that you are off to Jersey for the weekend and they are likely to respond with something along the lines of: “Isn’t America rather a long way to go for a weekend?”, assuming that you meant the state of New Jersey in the USA. And how ironic that people would sooner asusme that […]

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2013 in review – my year in ten trips

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  So I have shared my favourite restaurant experiences of 2013 and my favourite recipes of 2013 with you, and as promised the final part of this series is a roundup of my travels in 2013. Ladies and gentlemen please fasten your seatbelts, return your seatbacks to the upright position, ensure that your tray tables […]

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2011 – a year of travels far and wide

January 3, 2012

Old Year! upon the Stage of Time You stand to bow your last adieu; A moment, and the prompter’s chime      Will ring the curtain down on you. Your mien is sad, your step is slow;      You falter as a Sage in pain; Yet turn, Old Year, before you go,      […]

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WTSIM deadline extended… and guess where I’ve been

March 29, 2008

Phew – here I am at home on a Saturday night for the first time since the 9th of February!  Maybe that will go some way to explaining my woeful record of posting over the past six weeks or so – every time I think I’m getting into my stride, I leave on another trip […]

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On holiday!

February 16, 2008

Nope, you guessed – I am not currently in England!  I am in fact on my way to the beach where I’m pictured above, in Plettenberg Bay. On the way I will stop in here – my hometown of Port Elizabeth: And best of all, I get to hang out with these two handsome hunks […]

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Oil & Vinegar, Johannesburg

February 9, 2008

One of the things I love most about going home to South Africa for holidays is the little surprises the country is always ready to spring on me.  Like the cloud of ethereal white butterflies that had invaded Johannesburg when I arrived there a couple of summers ago; or the astonishing Irene Dairy on the […]

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Neptune Oyster and 2 days in Boston

November 12, 2007

No, it’s not that I’ve been holding out on you and slipped off on a secret weekend in Boston… The truth is that this is the final post in my series on our trip to the USA last year.  Only 12 short months after we got back.  I weep… Anyhow.  After our lovely stay in […]

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