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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Some global info on Covid19

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The post below however, is a bit of a cheat as it simply takes (word for word) a communication from Andrew Delmont, a financial Planner at Toro Financial Planners. And yes, I have his permission to use it – as my son, what else could he say to his mother but “Of course”!   I hope […]

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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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An idiots’ guide to the origins of humankind: part 1

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Human ancestory: fraught with complexity Africa and South Africa in particular, have been the site and source of many ground-breaking finds of our human ancestory.  The world of paleontology is fiercely competitive with specialists arguing about classifications – where are humankind’s roots? Hominin or hominid? the transition from ape to man; dating; new species, etc. […]

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Turbine Art Fair 2018: 12-15th July

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RMB Turbine Art Fair 2018  Turbine Hall is a great venue  One of my very favourite events of the year is the Turbine Art Fair. I love everything about it. The venue is great: the Turbine Hall is the most amazing example of adaptive re-use of an industrial heritage building; there is always a wide range […]

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