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Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Joubert House – a day in the life of what it was to live in the 1850s

Tweet Annette Cilliers is a national treasure. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of Joubert House, a house museum and national monument that is like a flashback to what a home must have looked like on any given day in Montagu in the 1850s, is palpable. She speaks about the people involved in that period as if […]

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Latest World Cup News – the last eight

Tweet Lethal Villa puts Spain into last eight A 63rd minute strike by striker David Villa (pictured) was sufficient to earn Spain a 1-0 victory over neighbours Portugal and a World Cup quarter-final berth after an intriguing match at the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town yesterday. Villa scored the winner when he stabbed the […]

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Paternoster – a quaint west coast fishing village

Tweet I just love Paternoster and it must be an inherited family trait because I have photos of myself as a little girl (so about 33 years ago now) walking along the beach with my Dad and another walking down a road in the town with my parents and their friends decked out in 70’s […]

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

July Special Offers

Tweet If you, like me, can’t believe that we’re already heading into the second half of 2010, perhaps you could do with a mid-year break to gear up for the second half of the year. Since you may have spent some of your money buying tickets to the World Cup Soccer games your bank balance […]

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Events in July – Plenty to keep you busy after the World Cup

Tweet It is almost July and while South Africa is pumping with the World Cup and all of its related activities, fan parks and excitement, the rest of the country hasn’t gone to sleep. South Africa will be buzzing with a number of annual events and festivals in July and once again we’re here to […]

Monday, 28 June 2010

Latest Results from the World Cup

Tweet Argentina cruise into quarter-finals Carlos Tevez (pictured) scored two goals for Diego Maradonna’s Argentina as the South Americans defeated Mexico 3-1 in their World Cup second round match at Soccer City yesterday. Argentina’s win set up a rematch of their 1986 and 1990 World Cup finals with Germany who outclassed England earlier in the […]

Friday, 25 June 2010

Free Concert at Mr Price Pro in Ballito from 2-11 July 2010

Tweet Previously known as the Guston 500 the internationally recognised Mr Price Pro takes place in Ballito from 2-11 July 2010. The waves at both Salmon Bay and Surfers beaches in Ballito are only 30km north of Durban and the Women’s and Junior heats take place from 2-4 July while the Men’s heats are from […]

Friday, 25 June 2010

My World Cup experience …

Tweet Now I’m not sure about you, but soccer fever has certainly hit me in a big way. I have never been a big soccer fan and tend to favour the rugby, however, from the first moments of the 2010 World Cup opening ceremony I knew I was hooked. South Africa is united and although […]

Friday, 25 June 2010

Latest World Cup news and results

Tweet Japan too good for sub par Denmark Japan booked their place in the knockout stages of the World Cup when they defeated an out of sorts Denmark 3-1 in their final Group E fixture at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg last night. Two well-struck goals from free kicks by Keisuke Honda, after 17 […]

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Fee-Fa-Fo-Fum at Evita se Perron in Darling

Tweet For something a little different and just a short drive from Cape Town why not head into Darling to catch Fee-Fa-Fo-Fum a new production from Pieter-Dirk Uys at Evita se Perron. The show began its run on 16 June and will continue until 8 July 2010. Mrs Evita Bezuidenhout has declared Evita se Perron […]

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Harvest of Hope – Harvesting hope with my weekly box of vegetables

Tweet Every school week a box of vegetables is dropped off at my son’s school with my name on it. It sits, in amongst similar boxes, awaiting pick-up. It must be said that I often forget and my box finds its way into the school fridge until I remember the following day to collect it. […]

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

The Fox in Napier

Tweet Last Saturday night we had dinner at The Fox in Napier and it was so good that I think it deserves a blog post all of its own! Located at 10 Sarel Cilliers Street in Napier, The Fox is pretty much one of the first (if not the first) building you see as you […]

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

A night in Napier

Tweet We spent part of this weekend just gone in Napier, a quaint town in the Cape Overberg Region.  The original reason for our visit was to enjoy the festivities of the Napier Patat Festival but our late arrival meant we missed out on most of the stalls and exhibitions.  However, the town had a […]

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Bafana win the battle but lose the war

Tweet Bafana Bafana took advantage of a depleted and dispirited France team to run out deserved 2-1 winners in their final World Cup Group A match at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein yesterday afternoon. It was a much-improved performance from the South Africans, who were soundly beaten by Uruguay in their previous fixture in […]

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Bafana Bafana are out of World Cup but win the hearts and minds of all South Africans …

Tweet Bafana Bafana are out of the World Cup but they won the hearts and minds of all South Africans and the whole world tonight, says 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee boss Danny Jordaan. Jordaan said the boys in green and yellow played with pride, passion, skill and commitment, when they took on former […]