Monthly Archives: October 2012

Can’t quite believe it’s Christmas fair time again ….

Gifts, clothes, crafts and goodies galore plus a tea garden all in the historic setting of Glenshiel at 19 Woolston Drive Westcliff.  The Gleshiel Christmas fair runs for 3 days from 2nd to 4th November and there are always wonderful things on offer.

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Not long before the streets of Joburg’s Parks region are covered in canopies of purple

Yes .. it’s jacaranda time again and already some of the trees along the streets of the older suburbs of the Joburg have a purplish tinge to them.   My weekly walks in Westcliff  offer glorious views from the top of the famous ‘Westcliff steps’,  so loved by mountaineers training for climbing ‘Killi’.   (My aspirations are [...]

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Nice feedback on Liz at Lancaster customer service

Here’s a copy of an Email received from Theresa  (booking enquiry)  to Chris on Radio Today: I have been looking for a month’s accommodation for someone and made contact with Liz at Lancaster Guest House. She did not have availability – but she PHONED all the guesthouses in the area in order to be able [...]

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Review on Craighall Park for the accommodation website Safarinow

Safarinow asked me to write a review of Craighall Park and have just submitted one. I got a  a reply saying:  ‘We’ll respond to any issues needing attention’  so maybe it will be changed and edited. However here’s the unedited copy: Craighall Park, an amazingly central suburb in the huge sprawling city of Joburg, is [...]

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Joburgers: funny, friendly and engaging

Two great short BBC video clips on Joburg.  One uses diamond cutting in Joburg CBD ,  a day in Soweto and a hip young radio talk show host to give a sense of the contrasts and differing social and economic demographics of Joburg http://www.bbc.com/travel/video/one-day-in/20121002-johannesburg While the other http://www.bbc.com/travel/video/one-day-in/20121010-johannesburgs-new-cultural-hotspots looks at the regeneration of Braamfontein.  Not [...]

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