Category Archives: General

If power goes off, Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse has light!

Whether its load shedding, power failure or un-notified “scheduled” maintenance, unexpected ‘lights out’ can happen on occasions.  This gives us an added challenge here at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse with some foreign guests not always able to follow written directions in English and others just annoyed by the lack of power. However we smooth the […]

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The REEA community initiative is so worth supporting and there’s lots for kids to do

Recently a family with 2 energetic young boys stayed at Liz at Lancaster. As they did not have a car, they wanted to be able to do things nearby where their 2 little ones could let off some steam. One of their favourite places was the REEA/Colourful Splendour Nursery/Delta Café ‘complex’ – 5 blocks away […]

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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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Whatever you are, be a good one

The recent ‘#FeesMustFall’ campaign got me thinking yet again about the role of University education, entrepreneurial career paths, the importance of artisanal skills and trades, and practical preparation for the world of work.  I have a post-graduate degree myself and taught at tertiary level for nearly 23 years before leaving to grow my guesthouse business.  […]

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