Category Archives: Stories and encounters

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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What do these countries have in common with South Africa?

What do these countries have in common with South Africa?   Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Botswana, Canada, Fiji, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Mauritius, Namibia, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan,  Singapore, Swaziland,  UAE, United Kingdom, Zambia, Zimbabwe  …..        ……… they all have a Nandos presence. Recently I had a sudden urge for a side dish of Nando’s […]

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Bienvenue from Thomas

Several weeks ago I blogged about the importance of the development of entrepreneurs http://www.lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/whatever-you-are-be-a-good-one.   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 these visitors get collected from […]

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‘TRUE IS IT THAT WE HAVE SEEN BETTER DAYS’ ….

No, I’m not talking about the state of the nation but rather about Shakespeare’s amazing influence on the English language. I am sure many of you are familiar with Bernard Levin’s famous poem On quoting Shakespeare but I’m afraid to say that I did not know it.  I recently saw the HD live screening at Cinema Nouveau […]

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Looking for accommodation close to work

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. The Facebook pages for Residents’ Association of Craighall […]

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