Category Archives: Stories and encounters

Talking to plants works!

Thank you Alick Ncube for Liz at Lancaster’s wonderful garden   In November last year, parts of the Johannesburg Parks region were hit by a devastating hail storm.  Large hail stones fell with a ferocious intensity.  They shredded leaves of agapanthus and arums, as well large robust trees, and reduced every impatience and begonia plant  […]

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From beaded cloths to philanthropic travel

Stories about and encounters with our guests One of the best things about running a guesthouse is all the interesting people we meet from all over the world. Cultural Explorer One such person is Pat Walker who runs Cultural Explorer. http://theculturalexplorer.com/ Pat, a remarkable woman with boundless energy and a wonderful sense of humour, runs tours to […]

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Wise words from 3 legendary 20th change makers

Martin Luther King, Gandhi and Mandela Cowardice asks the question: Is it safe? Expediency asks the question: Is it politic? Vanity asks the question: Is it popular? But conscience asks the question: Is it right? And there comes a time one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular – but […]

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End of an era – good bye to the Velskoen Drive-In

Memories of a 10 year old: watching a silent horror movie all alone in a car Part of the entertainment landscape in Joburg in the mid 20th Century was the Drive-In Cinema. Sadly the last one, the Velskoen Drive -In,  will disappear in a week or so. I remember when I was about 10 or […]

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Like Pooh Bear, I have searched for the perfect honey pot …

Liz at Lancaster‘s natural honey Pooh Bear had his honey pot,  but Liz’s search for the perfect honey has been far more complicated.  Several years ago at a farm stall whose location, let alone its name, I have long since forgotten, I found some special honey. What really caught my eye – apart from the […]

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