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Ba-Ba Banff

Ba-Ba Banff

Our vision is always 20/20 in retrospect. When Boris closed the borders on us last week, I realised I had just made it to Canada and back in the nick of time.  Window periods both ways. ...

Searching For The Perfect Brew(ery) - A Road Trip To Calgary

Searching For The Perfect Brew(ery) - A...

All work and no play is not a hard and fast rule with this crew.  They’re inclined to lean towards the sentiment that it makes Joe dull and kills innovation, invention and inspiration, or...

Surprise!

Surprise!

My telephone ping-pinged, and my wristwatch vibrated. A message from Joe, he’d completed another work-out, got a badge and wanted to rub my nose it in, I thought. At least I’d cycled, I...

 Lekkerwater Beach Lodge - Go With The Flow. Naturally.

Lekkerwater Beach Lodge - Go With The...

In October, three things happened simultaneously; one was a belated birthday celebratory weekend away, and the other two were unexpected events I never dreamed possible. Like most surprises, my life...

Being Gobsmacked By Beauty - Nieuwoudtville And Biedouw Valley

Being Gobsmacked By Beauty -...

In the grand scheme of things, three OMG’s in one day aren’t that bad, but, you see, I’m not that sorta gal.  But then again, I’m known to have a mouth on me.  My...

Exploring Van Rhynsdorp and Garies -  Unlocking The Door To Spring -

Exploring Van Rhynsdorp and Garies - ...

Maskam Guest Farm and Klipkraal Campsite. Day two of our blooming bonanza road trip started bright and breezy. But, we needed to get off the N7, the busy main artery from Cape Town to Namibia. ...

Flower Power - Camping Around Namaqualand

Flower Power - Camping Around Namaqualand

TOP OF PIEKENIERSKLOOF - KARDOESIE CAMPSITE AND ON TO CLANWILLIAM My best memories of childhood holidays were waking up reluctantly at 4h00 on the morning of our departure.  Then we could get...

Spring Shenanigans and Daisies with Honeyed Hearts

Spring Shenanigans and Daisies with...

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR  SUCCESSFUL FLOWERING IN NAMAQUALAND. Within a matter of hours, we had the Honey Badger packed, our bikes strapped on, our picnic basket brimming with delicious goodies, the...

Dessert The Winter Chills And Berry It

Dessert The Winter Chills And Berry It

No matter the occasion or the poshness of the menu, my eyes inadvertently always seek out the desserts. You might think I'm the spitting image of Queen Victoria and suggest I don't succumb to the...

The Final Whispers of Winter – Recipes to charm

The Final Whispers of Winter – Recipes...

I can feel it in my bones; spring is in the air. I hadn’t forgotten the recipes for our warm get together with friends last week. I’m in a reflective mood today, reminiscing good times...

Fully Vaxxed We Celebrate Family, Friends and Firstborns

Fully Vaxxed We Celebrate Family, Friends...

I've raged against injustice, prayed with prayer sisters for healing, we’ve wept for the grieving and consoled friends, colleagues and acquaintances in mourning; we’ve given thanks for...

Clickety Clack Closer To Home

Clickety Clack Closer To Home

Camping in Rawsonville - Goudyn - Stillewater on the Smalblaar River You might think it’s ridiculous to go away for the weekend, and all you do is go off to the next hamlet.  As soon as I...

Shell We Go West?

Shell We Go West?

Exploring the West Coast National Park and Groenrivier. With the sun on our backs in the morning, we set off from Upington to Springbok. All along the Orange River aqua systems through vineyards,...

We're On The Bus Gus

We're On The Bus Gus

We had to fetch the Honey Badger in Upington. Our immediate thought was a rental car, but the logistics would be a nightmare. Flying was out of the question, too expensive.  Driving up in our...

Weekend Inspiration - Moroccan Soup With Spicy Beef Meatballs

Weekend Inspiration - Moroccan Soup With...

I’ve been preparing three meals a day for 43 years and counting.  There were days that I wished someone would tell me what they felt like for supper, or suggest a change in menu. ...

The Week According To Weatherman Pete

The Week According To Weatherman Pete

Weatherwise, it doesn’t bode well in our neck of the woods. Forecasts have been on the nail lately.  Right now it's raining, which means there should be snowfalls again, pristine white...

 Ewe Herd We Explored The Kgalagadi?

Ewe Herd We Explored The Kgalagadi?

We shrew did and Veareax eagle to meet you! I Gnu we’d have a fabulous time.  I haven’t felt the sun on my skin for days and feel cheetah'rd.  That’s the sort of...

Winning Winter Warmers When It's Welly Cold

Winning Winter Warmers When It's Welly Cold

Recipes to warm your heart – Cinnamon Pancakes, Beetroot Risotto and Lamb necks on the braai. This quotation inspires today’s blog “Don’t think about making art, get it...

Revisiting An Old Favourite - Moggs Country Kitchen

Revisiting An Old Favourite - Moggs...

It takes a vagabond to change the mind of someone who, for no apparent reason, renounced his enthusiasm or support.  At the time I was shocked!  Moggs Country Cookhouse, a favourite eatery...

The Chase – Homeward Bound

The Chase – Homeward Bound

There comes a time on every trip that one’s nose turns homeward bound.  In Afrikaans, one likens it to a spirited horse stopping in his tracks, cocking his head and galloping back to his...

Mediocrity Underwhelmed - Reader's Restaurant - Tulbagh

Mediocrity Underwhelmed - Reader's...

Creating a fine plate of food can be taught.  But, it’s something a chef or cook must be passionate about.  “I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.”...

Wellies Or Winter Warmers -  A Trip To Lake Jozini

Wellies Or Winter Warmers - A Trip To...

I’m sitting here freezing, wondering how anyone can say, “I love winter!” I do get the crackling fire in the huge grate, which we don’t have, the red wine, which I...

Head In The Clouds - At The Frame House

Head In The Clouds - At The Frame House

Bosmans’ Wine and Protea Farm – Hemel en Aarde Valley. Sami-Joan suggested we take ourselves off to the Bosman Farm in the Hemel and Aarde valley for a Tapas lunch...

The Honey Badger Headlines - The Annual Moan Report

The Honey Badger Headlines - The Annual...

Many a sailor or boat owner will attest to this truth.   Boats are dry docked for longer periods than they’re afloat.   Our darling Honey Badger never lets us down in that...