Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them (with thanks to A.A.Milne)

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Open Days Mulligatawny Farm This is a triple whammy – spend a wonderful day out in the country with family and friends; experience the spaces and landscaping of a stunning 16+ hectare garden AND support a really worthwhile community cause.  And you can maybe even buy some special plants for your own garden too. Mail info@turningpointfoundation.org.za […]

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Cion Joburg Theatre

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When a body moves, it’s the most revealing thing. Dance for me a minute, and I’ll tell you who you are.  Mikhail Baryshnikov  Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Bolero based on Zakes Mda’s character Toloki  No words can describe Gregory Maqoma’s extraordinary contemporary dance production but Robyn Sassen’s review helps!  And for more check Diane De […]

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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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