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Liz’s Pick of the Week 15th May

If you didn’t get to Franschhoek for the annual literary festival this May, and can’t make the UCT summer school, the next best thing (well nearly the next best thing) is the one day event locally in Rosebank : The Kingsmead Book Fair this Saturday 21st May.  Admittedly there are no mountains, vineyards and Cape […]

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Liz’s Pick of the Week: Movies with a difference

As the colder weather sneaks up on us, it’s an ideal time to take yourselves off to Cinema Nouveau in Rosebank, the ‘arthouse’ movie theatre.  Until next Sunday 15th May there are showings of 11 foreign films as part of the European Film Festival.  All, except for the award winning British movie Amy (about the […]

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Winter Sculpture Fair – Don’t miss it!

This is MOST definitely Liz’s Pick of the Week. Nirox is the Cradle’s hidden gem. What used to be a trout farm has been transformed into a sublime 15 hectare estate with ponds, weirs, streams, amazing trees and the most wonderful expanse of lawns and verdant landscape.  Started as an artist’s retreat by the philanthropist […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Walking the local neighbourhood on a Monday morning is one of the many times my middle class suburban life is put into perspective. I’m not walking long distances to work, I’m not searching smelly dustbins with rotting food, and I’m not pulling a hugely heavy trolley (often for many kilometers) loaded with bags of tin, […]

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Lead me not into temptation ….

Lead me not into temptation …  oh Hell who am I kidding… Follow me –  I know a shortcut! No more words necessary here – the pics say it all!                             Sometimes they have packets of  brownie off-cuts at reduced prices.  And there […]

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