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Doing the touristy thing at Zoo Lake in Johannesburg
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Doing the touristy thing at Zoo Lake in Johannesburg

I found myself at Cape Town International Airport on Friday afternoon boarding the 16h00 Kulula flight to Lanseria International Airport - a weekend up to Egoli for my brother’s birthday.  My brother has lived in Johannesburg on and off for a number of years a...
Afternoon Tea at Rosemary Hill Farm
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Afternoon Tea at Rosemary Hill Farm

I'll admit it, I’m a complete tea snob.  I don’t mean that I have to drink a fine Ceylon or anything like that but I do love my tea.  I have a cup in the morning and a cup as soon as I get home in the evening and it must always, always be made in a pot.  I’ve ...
My Johannesburg – musings of a former resident returned
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My Johannesburg – musings of a former resident returned

Johannesburg is covered in rain. Outside there is a deluge. Inside the car, we are fighting to navigate the M1 – the eastern bypass around the city some people liken to New York (wonder if the Big Apple could function without any road markings?) – whilst the w...
Dinner at Chez Girard – An interlude in Jozi
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Dinner at Chez Girard – An interlude in Jozi

My home for last week was Johannesburg and being a born and bred Capetonian this was a bit of a shock to the system. My beautiful mountain and quite streets of the southern suburbs were traded in for a cacophony of sounds and big roads and plenty of road works...