Author Archives: liz

The sky’s the limit – humbling encounters in Kliptown

I’m no politician and have no sense of how long it takes to address infrastructural issues and inequalities in access to education, health and basic services.   Apart from the homeless living in parks, in culverts and under bridges, we only have to see conditions in places like Alex, Diepsloot, Zandspruit, Kliptown … the list is […]

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Exhibitions galore – catch them before they close at end of August

There are several exciting exhibitions showing until the end of August. At the University of Johannesburg Bunting Road Campus is the VIAD FADA centre – a real mouthful when spelt out in full: Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre, part of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture.  And at the FADA gallery […]

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Guest Review: Liz at Lancaster in Craighall Park – great stay with children

Liz at Lancaster is lucky enough to have an amazing clientele. Lots of repeat guests many of whom have become almost like family as we welcome new members of the next generation to stay with us. A few weeks ago we had guests come back to stay after being out of South Africa for 10 […]

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A day in the sun enriched by sculpture, friends and laughter

I’m ashamed to admit this, but I’m sure I have more photos of Nirox than I do of my beloved grandchildren.  Well … I don’t think that is quite true but every time I come back from a visit to this most magnificent of places, that’s how it feels.   These grounds are so extraordinarily beautiful […]

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Christmas In July 4th Ave Parkhurst 28th July – it’s fun

I don’t know how this maven missed the first evening of Christmas in July in Parkhurst. Having been a bit of a party-gal over the previous week or so, I was very pleased for an early night last Thursday. But then a friend said ‘Just pop into Mot Mot for a sherry, Parkhurst is buzzing […]

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