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
On the West Coast of Africa is a coastal village that is well known for windy summers – a perfect place for kitesurfing.
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
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
There’s nothing quite like an African Summer sunset. The moment is made more special when the sunset marks a special event. Today an old friend passed away. I did not know him well but what I knew was enough. The sunset was in beautiful colours and contrasted with the royal blue high tide. This is… Read More Summer Sunset
Nothing says “celebration” better than a bottle of bubbly and there are no excuses for not having a good bottle on standby for when the moment requires the popping of a cork. Supermarkets and speciality shops are well stocked with beautiful bottles and many reasonably priced options. But sometimes you need something that’s different. Something… Read More It’s the season to sparkle
Zwelihle means Place of Beauty and is home to about 40 000 people. The first people arrived here at the entrance to Hermanus in 1957. St Patrick School was the first school to be built in 1945. In 1994 this school opened as Lukhanyo Primary. Literally meaning “a new dawn” Lukhanyo was rebuilt with the… Read More Zwelihle Hermanus
Every November the Overberg village of Elim celebrates the fruit of their terroir with an authentic country event. Good wine is paired with country cooking, a vintage tractor parade and energetic Border Collies showing their skills herding sheep. This is the Elim Wine Festival. A not-to-be-missed Saturday affair hosted at Black Oyster Catcher again this… Read More Elim Wine Festival