Author Archive: sula1968

Moving on to my new website Skimming Stones

Greetings to all the lovely people who have followed my blog and commented.  My blog has now moved to a new address Skimming Stones, I have now posted on there a few times this week and my old blog posts have moved across to Skimming Stones.  I would really love it if you follow my …

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An Ra Guesthouse in Richmond, a good halfway stop between Johannesburg and Cape Town

Yay, this week my camera was returned to me.  I had left it in our room at An-Ra Guest House in Richmond and am so grateful to Meda from An-Ra for her honesty and the trouble that she took to return it in perfect condition. An-Ra in Richmond is a perfect stopover between Joburg and …

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Umlilo Lodge, St Lucia, Kwa Zulu Natal

This post has moved to my new website Skimming Stones, this link will take you to the post about our visit to Umlilo Lodge

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Monyane Lodge – Awesome weekend away for Cliff’s birthday

Choosing accommodation for Cliff’s birthday weekend away I took a few things into consideration, price and the distance from home are top of the list.  After narrowing down our options I checked reviews and felt comfortable choosing Monyane Lodge.  If I could give an award for the best hospitality ever Des and Elna would win, …

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Bilton wine estate

As often the case, our decision to visit Bilton Wine Estate was driven by the children’s play area.  We have previously tasted and purchased Bilton wines at the Joburg Wine Show, but that was several years ago and we have never visited the estate.  Cliff did a full tasting and I took sample sips from …

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Neethlingshof Wine Estate

As a rule I prefer the family owned and run wine estates, still some of the corporately owned estates are well worth a visit.  The buildings and gardens at Neethlingshof are beautiful.  The wines are excellent, a rare instance where not one seemed lacking, each wine tasted was well above average.  I chose a single …

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Poopsie the Olive (Karoo) Thrush moves to Wildlife in Crisis, rehabilitation centre

Four and a half weeks ago, I found Poopsie on the ground next to his dead sibling, they had been blown from their nest during a storm.  On the advice of our local vet I fed him ‘Hills Canine / Feline  Critical Care’ tinned food mixed with water successfully from a syringe, he grew and …

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Our 1st visit to Irene Market in Pretoria

It has taken 9 years of living in Gauteng to get around to visiting Irene Market, we are already planning our 2nd visit 2 weeks after the first. The market is amazing. So many stalls, so much on offer and not a piece of plastic junk to be seen. Each stall offers nothing but quality, …

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A recce to check out Rondebult Bird Sanctuary

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The Johannesburg Planetarium at Wits University

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