Art Eye at 23 Voorhout St New Doornfontein

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Somehow this post was written back in December 2016, and got lost in  drafts.  So apologies that it’s a bit out of date … Meet the artist Happenstance, synchronicity, serendipity … it’s a wondrous thing!  An international tour operator who stayed as a guest at Liz at Lancaster saw my background as an art historian […]

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Joburg Heritage Foundation Tours

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By now followers will be getting to know that I am the QoG aka Queen of Grids. I make sense of things in overall summaries either through spider diagrams (initial creative explorations) or through grids (final arrangements). I’m also passionate about exploring Jozi in all its grittiness and made contrasts; and Jozi heritage is one of my many passions.

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Irene Dairy Farm – ‘where cows milk themselves’

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Irene Dairy Farm, a working dairy farm 45 minutes from Liz at Lancaster, has been in the Van Der Byl family for 5 generations. In the past people could go to the diary to buy milk but now the farm is opened up as a country destination with 2 restaurants and a shop (where you can still buy milk but not at 45c per gallon!) It is also now a very popular conference and wedding venue.

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Where can we buy Shweshwe?

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This was the first question I was faced with recently at the breakfast table. Guests wanted to buy Sheshwe cloth to take home to Germany. With its German origins they felt a particular connection to this indigo blue cloth which has become so synonymous with South African traditional fabric.

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It might not be the Comrades but Bruce was there!

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With only 3 of us ‘on duty’ over a week-end at Liz at Lancaster, instead of the usual 4, I often miss the Parkrun in Delta Park on a Saturday morning. It starts at 8 which usually clashes with breakfasts and preparing of invoices for check-out. I’m always sad when I do, as it’s one of my favourite weekly activities. The field of some 1000 odd meet at the Delta Environmental Centre.

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