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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UDATED 17 Jan 2022  26 reasons to love the area ….  A great sense of neighbourhood with residents always looking out for each other. There are active street groups where useful community info is shared.  B is for Fournos which means Bakery in Greek – one of the best in Jozi.   Its Greek fare vies […]

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Newsletter from Liz at Lancaster January 2014

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Newsletter from Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse 2014   Another year has flown by and again although it is already 2015, it’s hopefully not too late to wish you all the very best for the year ahead.  As always we’d like to thank you for your ongoing loyal support over this last year: returning guests; first-time visitors; those  […]

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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 quoted 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 I have updated [March 2017] the info on restaurants at the end of the block as it was outdated:   Here’s the blog: I hear Liz answering the phone with a ‘Hello Liz speaking, Liz at Lancaster […]

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Dlala Nje ‘immersion’ Ponte and Hillbrow

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Tour of Hillbrow with Dlala Nje Ponte then and now We’re drinking tea and coffee while gathered in a funky 2 bed-roomed 52nd-floor apartment (granite topped kitchen counter tops, tiled floor, the north winter sun streaming in through expansive windows). It is hard to match this with the dystopian scene that hits us as when […]

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AA 2014 award for Liz at Lancaster

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Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse is winner of the 2014 Essential Travel Accommodation Awards   We are delighted that we won an award as a winner in the 20th Annual Accommodation Awards in 2014. This award programme is based on customer feedback and is a programme which used to be run by AA Travel  and was then […]

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2014 Guest review of Liz at Lancaster

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Excellent guest review of Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse At Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse we are so fortunate to meet such interesting and nice people from all over the world.  We were privileged to have delightful guests from Switzerland to stay recently. Werner was posted here on a 7 week secondment and his wife joined him for […]

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