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.
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
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
The Aristea wine brand is a story of 3 men combining their talent to produce a bespoke range of wine. It is not only what is in the bottle that is important but also the presentation. The Aristea wine label features the flower of the same name that can only be found in South Africa… Read More Aristea the wine, Aristea the flower
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