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 emotions that can be recorded on […]

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The ABC of Craighall Park

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26 reasons to love the area ….  A great sense of neighbourhood with a Residents’ Association which is held up as a leading example of community social activism. B is for Fournos which means Bakery in Greek – one of the best in Jozi.   Its Greek fare vies with the French style breads and pastries […]

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Looking for accommodation close to work

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Finding staff accommodation close to Liz at Lancaster One of our staff members at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse is in desperate need of accommodation closer to work. I decided to try the FaceBook route and ask residents in Craighall Park and the neighbouring suburbs of Parkhurst and Blairgowrie if anybody had a room to let. […]

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Nice blog on Liz at Lancaster

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Here’s a nice blog [September 2014] on Liz at Lancaster from Johannesburg-guesthouses which I have quote in full. I have updated [March 2017] the info on restaurants at the end of the block as it was outdated:   Here’s the blog: I hear Liz answering the phone with a ‘Hello Liz speaking, Liz at Lancaster […]

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