2018 was a year to remember for better or worse but it still needed my best shot for a happy ending. So, we lined up 4 girls and booked the Start Yachting course with Langebaan based Atlantic Yachting. It was my West Coast sister’s idea and she organised the logistics. On a sunny Thursday morning… Read More Setting Sail – Last Adventure for 2018
If there ever was a picture that visualises my perfect weekend it’s this one taken at Creation Wines in Hemel-en-Aarde, Hermanus, this past weekend. The sculpture by Nanette Ranger shows my lazy dispensation for weekends. Lying on my side in Hemel-en-Aarde winelands… No Where Better! #NoWhereBetter
Although Hermanus is known for their quality wines the area is now entering the craft drinks sphere. In neighboring Stanford Birkenhead Brewery was the first to launch into this trendy market. They did so before craft beers became popular. This brau haus offers tastings and their beers are widely available. Hermanus Old Harbour Brewery has… Read More Weekend Brew
With a much needed break behind me the road home was long and hot. Totally worth it when your home and heart is in Hermanus. What a view greeting me. Would you leave if this was your home town? #NoWhereBetter
My year started with a sparkle watching fireworks celebrating a fresh start. The sparkle continued for 2 days with an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for the special friends and family I have. People who never wither in their support. People who make my life lighter. I am thankful for family who keeps me grounded but… Read More Happy New Year
On the West Coast of Africa is a coastal village that is well known for windy summers – a perfect place for kitesurfing.
Christmas is my time out with family. Time for the Weskus. Boat trips to Kraalbaai, swimming in the salty Langebaan lagoon, trying to slay the boogie board, walking the scotties and of course… drinking good wine, trying new recipes, dishing up old time favourites and catching up on family stories.
2018 was a tough year in my books and I can’t think of anything better to do than organising a last adventure before the sun sets on this year. So, here goes. 4 girls on a yacht with great swimming strokes wanting to learn a skill that will keep us safely above the water. This… Read More Jolly Yachting – Gift to Self
Decembers in South Africa has to include beach time. Best is to pick a date and put in annual leave way in advance. With your time off secured the questions remain – Where? With whom? Hermanus is my obvious choice and its very budget friendly as this is also my home. Separate family and friend… Read More Summer Holiday Recipe
When you need something extra to keep you customers spending more time at your establishment, you create an event. Wineries don’t generally need to entice visitors but maybe there’s method in attracting people in off-peak hours such as 8am on a Saturday. Coastline Event Management Conferencing and Sport stepped up to meet the challenge and… Read More Vine to Valley