From sour dough bread to gut biomes

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The vagaries of synchronicity  I had a much-needed break in early January at one of my favourite places in the world, the Hoogland Health Hydro, owned by the Kruger family. Abraham Kruger is a nutritonist who speaks passionately about the importance of gut health and the crucial role that fermentation plays in restoring gut health […]

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Useful snippets from our guests for fellow travellers

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Jozi, the city we love to hate has woken up and embraced spring and the warmer weather with a frenetic splurge of events: art exhibitions and studio open days; film festivals; screenings of Met operas, international exhibitions and National [British] Theatre plays; heritage walks; sketching workshops; stunning ballets performed by the Joburg ballet company and […]

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Craighall Park: Community and Connection

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Creating community: Craighall Park  Guests comment continually about the how conveniently located Liz at Lancaster is and I have written often about how central Craighall Park is in Johannesburg and within the Parks area. Surrounded by green lung spaces, with neighbourhood shops and restaurants, sports facilities and two high-end malls close by, it really has […]

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Silver linings

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Remember, remember the 5th December  Whereas the old English nursery rhyme (referring to the attempted overthrow of  the English Parliament on 5th November 1605), continues with “the Gunpowder Treason, and Plot’, our local 21st century ditty should rather continue “Giant Hailstones, Pelting Rain and a Gale”.  The force of nature was unleashed on parts of […]

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