Recycle, re-use and reduce

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Sobering facts around waste decomposition Ever wondered how long things take to decompose? Well, apparently it depends largely on whether they’re decomposing in a viable compost heap filled with hungry organisms, or in a landfill that gets little air, water or sunlight. But here’s a rough guideline: Paper towel 2 – 4 weeks Banana peel […]

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Liz at Lancaster wins AA Travellers Value Award 2012

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Another award for Liz at Lancaster Liz at Lancaster won another award last night when the 2012 AA Quality Assured Accommodation Awards were announced.  Although we didn’t win in our category Guesthouse with Breakfast, (congratulations to Cycad Guesthouse in Polokwane), we won a special award:  Travellers Value Award for “Top-end Executive and/or Leisure Travellers City. […]

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Johannesburg – the spaces ‘in between’

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The space in-between or the uitvalgrond formed old Joburg city centre I found an interesting article by Bettina Malcomess on the notion of the uitvalgrond and how it is a defining feature of Johannesburg’s  spatial, cultural, economic and political identity.   Uitvalgrond loosely translated in English means left-over or surplus ground. While all cities have marginal […]

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Art and science meet at the Post Office

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Neustetter’s fascination with the stars The stars, planets and the night skies have fascinated  and inspired the South African artist Marcus Neustetter over the past few years.   He has collaborated with Bronwen Lace on an arts initiative which explores the relationship between the local community who live in Sutherland in the Northern Cape and the […]

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Liz at Lancaster receives two AA awards 2011

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TWO awards for Liz at Lancaster Thank you to the team at Liz at Lancaster who made this possible and to our guests for your positive feedback. Liz at Lancaster received two great accolades at the AA Travel Guides American Express Awards on 8th May. The establishment was a finalist in the category Small Guesthouse […]

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