Shakespeare’s R & J

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More years ago than I care to think about, Romeo and Juliet was the Shakespeare set work in my matric year. So I have always had a soft spot for this play, combined with the fact that, along with almost all the girls in my class, I was wildly and passionately in love (from a […]

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The devil is in the detail

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Nightsbridge includes Liz at Lancaster in their blog post  A year after it first started in 2005, Liz at Lancaster signed up with Nightsbridge, an on-line booking management system. We have seen it grow from a small husband-and-wife business to a large company with a call-centre, consultants, and links to many booking sites.  These booking […]

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Avitourism – a lucrative tourism market

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Tapping into the economic potential of the birding community A few months back an article in Tourism Update caught my eye:  Avitourism may have same economic potential as gorillas – Rwanda.  Even though there are over 700 bird species in Rwanda,  surely these little feathered friends can’t hold the same fascination as the huge iconic […]

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Conference and work space near Liz at Lancaster

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Perch Perch: “to sit on or near the edge”; “a temporary resting place”. An apt name for the short-term flexible office space at 37 Bath Ave Rosebank  Office spaces have undergone radical transformations since the late 20th Century. Open-plan, collaborative spaces, flexibility, cutting edge design all have currency at the moment and nowhere is this […]

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The story of Liz at Lancaster

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 Guests sometimes ask ‘Why the acorn logo?’ and ‘Why did you start a B&B?’  In 1994, when I was still teaching at Wits, (I left Wits in 2005), I went to a conference held at North Western University in Chicago. There were some 20 South Africans and we were accommodated in various B&Bs within walking […]

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In search of the rarest bird in the world

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Bags of ice to save the King Penguins  A few weeks back my little grandson was watching David Attenborough’s Our Planet with his Mum.  Afterwards, for a good twenty minutes, she had to calm down a heart-broken sobbing little 5 year old.  She posted on the family What’s App group: He’s so sad the ice […]

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