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
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
Nelson Mandela. A South African icon. An inspiration to all. I watched how he walked to freedom and could not take my eyes of the television that Sunday afternoon of 11 February 1990. The Mandela legacy lives on and this year celebrates the year that the Father of Our South African Democracy would have turned… Read More Nelson Mandela’s Vermont’s Visit
Planning a 5 day hike in Namibia’s Fish River Canyon stretched my comfort zone to uncomfortable proportions. It became a real dilemma of “should I stay or should I go”. I was fairly fit, had a back pack and sleeping bag. I should go? I went. I came back a better person albeit a battered… Read More Fish River Canyon Hike – my ultimate adventure
Living in Hermanus I am surrounded by natural beauty and ozone releasing champagne air that works it’s magic and has the ability to re-calibrate me. Nature serves as my inspiration and sanity and I don’t feel the urgency of regular spa sessions. But when I do, I can feel the need for a treatment coming… Read More Some Days are Spa Days – Charchele Beauty Spa, Hermanus
In July I’m walking the Fish River Canyon. Serious business. And I seriously need new hiking shoes. On the Portuguese Camino my Salomon’s faulted – my mistake. I thought they were indestructible but the hike from Ponte de Lima to Sao Roque Rubaies broke them. It nearly broke me. On the Whale Trail my New… Read More Please, A (hiking) Shoe That Fits
April arrived without warning. No doubt that Autumn is setting in. No more long swims. Yet, the sunsets are beautiful and I shift from outside living to inside-outside lounging. Red wine for long nights. Making new playlists. Sorting through photos. All I ask of April is “please don’t fool me!”.
I just hiked 55 kilometers in De Hoop Nature Reserve. Close to the Southern most point of Africa De Hoop has 34000 hectares where you can hike, watch birds, relax and swim in the most beautifully eroded pools. From June to November you will also see whales. We hiked for 5 days and below are… Read More Nature’s Call
Never underestimate the importance of fun time. It might just unblock some creativity to take your performance to the next level.