Category Archives: Stories and encounters

Strains of Scotland the Brave grace the suburb of Craighall Park

             Our young neighbours were transported back to their wedding day when they awoke a couple of weeks back to the hauntingly evocative strains of the bagpipes wafting from our garden. All thanks to a special birthday celebration.   Recently we were lucky enough to host two families who were celebrating their Dad’s 90th birthday. [...]

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Local is lekker: a gift hamper to celebrate a guest’s birthday

Guests from the U.S stayed at Liz at Lancaster a few week-ends back and to celebrate Duane’s birthday, his daughter asked me to make him a gift hamper. Lots of local  goodies went into the pack …. and they loved our South African red wine Welcome to Liz at Lancaster Duane, this early birthday and [...]

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The soft life in Africa

   A  friend received this e-mail from a friend in Zim and sent me this picture and story which I thought was delightful.     They had  been away at a game park and on the first evening, while sitting  in front of the fire in the bar, in walked a fully grown warthog.  He [...]

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Country fare down in the Natal Midlands

    I was lucky enough to have a few days break a couple of weeks ago – my locum was free to step in here at Liz at Lancaster and friends in Southbroom down on the South Coast had agreed to have me to stay for a few days.So I set off on the [...]

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South Africa’s Classic FM finds fans in New York

Recently we had guests from New York stay here at Liz at Lancaster, one of whom was Molly-Vivian Huang, an accomplished concert pianist.   They were visiting South Africa for a niece’s wedding up near Kruger,  and I wrote to them on their return to ask how it all went. I was delighted to get this response [...]

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