Top 3% ! Thank you team Liz at Lancaster!

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We have just received the following in an email from hotelscombined.com: Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse has just been awarded the HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence for 2016! This award is in recognition for consistently achieving the highest standards of Customer Satisfaction worldwide. We know this because the team here at HotelsCombined undertook the largest analysis of customer […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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The rotten job of the informal recyclers 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 […]

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Bienvenue from Thomas

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Entrepreneurship: French speaking tourist guide Several weeks ago I blogged about the importance of the development of entrepreneurs .   Here’s the story of but one. We have many French-speaking guests come to stay at Liz at Lancaster, sent to us by AFS-decouverte, a company specializing in French tours through Southern Africa (thank you Yann).  Many of […]

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Whatever you are, be a good one

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Bring back artisan skills & stimulate entrepreneurship Higher education and critical thinking 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 […]

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Another award for Liz at Lancaster

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Liz at Lancaster wins national award at Lilizela Awards dinner last night   There was huge jubilation at Liz at Lancaster after Thursday night.  Zac and Liz attended the Lilizela Awards  dinner on 22nd October at the Sandton Convention Centre and walked away with the national, yes …. NATIONAL, Lilizela award in the category 4 […]

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Alick Ncube, Lyall Watson and the paranormal

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Plants have emotions             I remember reading Lyall Watson’s Supernature  published in the early 1970s.  And although he was frowned upon by the scientific community for writing about inexplicable natural phenomena without any scientific proof, I  found his book fascinating.  I was particularly struck by his theory that  plants have […]

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