2019 December Newsletter

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To all our wonderful guests, friends, colleagues and suppliers – another year-end rushes towards us breakneck speed. Although 2019 has been a very tough year for most South Africans, there’s also a lot to be grateful for. The summer rains have finally come to Jozi. Nearby Delta Park has transformed overnight and the garden here […]

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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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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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So here is my ultimate ‘Purple Hat’

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I had a meeting to chat with the Glenda Moore the CEO of the Bryanston Organic Market about the exciting new developments with their on-line shopping portal.  While wandering around the market I came across GreenPunk’s stall. And there was the ultimate Purple Hat and memories of that fabulous tour through the different ages of […]

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Craighall Park – the best of all worlds

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Craighall Park has it all  I’ve blogged often about Craighall Park and its surrounds and what a great area it is to live.  Craighall Park is a wonderful mix of rural country, suburban tranquility and urban convenience. How many Joburg suburbs have a nursery, horseriding, vegetable gardens and a spruit (or stream) running right through the […]

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