Then and now:79 Lancaster 50 years on

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2021 marks 50 years of Liz’s connection to 79 Lancaster Ave. As a young couple we purchased the house in 1971 from the original owner who had built it in 1948.  We gradually altered to accommodate a growing family and then, with changed marital circumstances and children growing up,  in 1994 Liz opened the Guesthouse […]

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Loss in the time of Corona

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Nobody can argue that Covid has had a massive effect on all parts of the world in 2020 and that life under strict Lockdown was different from the life most of us had been used to. How it affected the world, how governments responded to Covid, and the impact on individuals, is a matter of […]

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Geared for load shedding at Liz at Lancaster

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Load shedding (planned) versus power outage  Eskom, a South African parastatal, is the country’s main supplier of electricity. For reasons too depressing and lengthy to go into here, there is a serious national shortage of power supply. So for some 12 years now South Africa has been subjected to what it terms ‘load shedding’, which […]

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Sifiso “Moses” Sithole

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In B.C days – not millennia ago –  just Before Covid, a friend and I were walking along the Spruit at Delta Park. We saw a man with a home-made poop-scoop, hard at work around the local land mark known as the Blue Bridge which crosses the Braamfontein stream. I was fascinated and went to […]

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SafeStay at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse

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Self-contained units provide ideal social distancing Here are 10 reasons why Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse provides optimal accommodation for Level 3 and 2 stay overs Direct access from your car to your unit. No reception check-in, lifts or corridors. All rooms have separate entrances and enclosed private outdoor spaces Staff and management live on site […]

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Saluting our President

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On Thursday 23rd April (4 weeks after Lockdown), President Ramaphosa addressed the nation to announce a phased relaxation of lockdown measures in South Africa.   Nobody could give a more cogent response than Herman Le Roux  in his Facebook post which has been dubbed “Saluting Our President“. I have copied it verbatim here:  I just listened […]

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Social distancing with style

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These are challenging times for us all. Things are moving at such speed with COVID-I9. One of the things that has become apparent is that there might be households where families need to physically separate in order to protect at-risk individuals.  But where to go for voluntary social distancing? Liz at Lancaster has set aside […]

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