Art Eye at 23 Voorhout St New Doornfontein

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Somehow this post was written back in December 2016, and got lost in  drafts.  So apologies that it’s a bit out of date … Meet the artist Happenstance, synchronicity, serendipity … it’s a wondrous thing!  An international tour operator who stayed as a guest at Liz at Lancaster saw my background as an art historian […]

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Joburg Heritage Foundation Tours

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By now followers will be getting to know that I am the QoG aka Queen of Grids. I make sense of things in overall summaries either through spider diagrams (initial creative explorations) or through grids (final arrangements). I’m also passionate about exploring Jozi in all its grittiness and made contrasts; and Jozi heritage is one of my many passions.






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Irene Dairy Farm – ‘where cows milk themselves’

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Irene Dairy Farm, a working dairy farm 45 minutes from Liz at Lancaster, has been in the Van Der Byl family for 5 generations. In the past people could go to the diary to buy milk but now the farm is opened up as a country destination with 2 restaurants and a shop (where you can still buy milk but not at 45c per gallon!) It is also now a very popular conference and wedding venue.






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It might not be the Comrades but Bruce was there!

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With only 3 of us ‘on duty’ over a week-end at Liz at Lancaster, instead of the usual 4, I often miss the Parkrun in Delta Park on a Saturday morning. It starts at 8 which usually clashes with breakfasts and preparing of invoices for check-out. I’m always sad when I do, as it’s one of my favourite weekly activities. The field of some 1000 odd meet at the Delta Environmental Centre.






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2016: The Year of the Fossil

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MUST- SEE JOZI SITE – CRADLE OF HUMANKIND Guests who stayed at Liz at Lancaster recently visited Origins Museum and Sterkfontein out in the Cradle and came back full of excitement about our rich hominid history. I told them how I am constantly amazed at the opportunities we have in South Africa to explore our […]

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Kliptown: the forgotten stepchild of Soweto

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Kliptown: Soweto’s Cinderella I wrote last year about the SKY (Soweto Kliptown Youth) Foundation and Mighty  Evolution  Kids Nursery Preschool. (Both are located to the west of the railway line. SKY shown as Kliptown Youth Program on the map below). I spoke about the amazing tenacity of community members and their will to do the […]

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