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The Beach Life: on holiday in Kerlouan

The Beach Life: on holiday in Kerlouan

I have had the perfect holiday. I spent two weeks in Kerlouan at the beach, and a week in Paris. It gave me a taste of France I will not forget. The two weeks were spent with Marc’s family. They have a beautiful house in Bretagne (Brittany), the north-west province of France. There is a…

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By soninkec, August 15, 2017
Girl’s Day Out: Shopping Spree in Brest

Girl’s Day Out: Shopping Spree in Brest

I can now give a whole new meaning to “shop till you drop.” I am recovering from an eight-hour shopping excursion in the nearby town of Brest. “Tomorrow you will go shopping in Brest with my mother,” Marc said. “Good luck,” his brother warned. “You have about 120 shops and three hours. You are going…

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By soninkec, August 14, 2017
Finding Little Meneham: an old French Hamlet

Finding Little Meneham: an old French Hamlet

Saturday was a slow day. We rolled out of bed, had a quick breakfast (baguettes of course), and began to plan our day. We decided to start with a morning cycle to get a sense of the town and to explore a local jewel: the hamlet of Meneham. I hopped on my bicycle, refamiliarised myself…

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By soninkec, August 12, 2017
How to make a Flat White with Fleet Coffee

How to make a Flat White with Fleet Coffee

From humble beginnings, Cheslin Grobler started a successful string of coffee shops called Fleet Coffee in the Cape Winelands. This young entrepreneur has gone from barista to coffee shop owner, bringing great local coffee to a corner near you. Why “Fleet” Coffee? Cheslin grew up in the Cape Winelands and called Wellington ‘home’. While at…

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By soninkec, August 9, 2017
Our Final Hours in London

Our Final Hours in London

It is with heavy hearts that we turn our tails to London. As the plane passes over the patchwork landscape of green parks and suburbs, I ponder about what I will miss most. Reading the Metro on the tube definitely became one of my highlights. We had become so accustomed to that routine we felt like we…

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By soninkec, July 13, 2017
Living the Country Life at White Water Farm

Living the Country Life at White Water Farm

I took a sneaky weekend getaway to one of the Western Cape’s most colourful regions: the Overberg. This winter escape at White Water Farm took me straight back to my childhood days I spent in the countryside. We drove along the Whale Coast, passing through Hermanus and stopping just outside Stanford for our weekend getaway destination….

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By soninkec, July 12, 2017
Having a Sweet Tooth in London

Having a Sweet Tooth in London

Sometimes getting lost is the best way of finding something, whether in the real world or within yourself. I think getting lost in London is one of the most wonderful things to do. You never know what is around the next corner and it is always a pleasant surprise. You always find the neatest little stores….

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By soninkec, July 12, 2017
A Summer’s Guide to London

A Summer’s Guide to London

The mercury is pushing the high twenties this week in London. Coming from South Africa we are used to the heat, but the sticky heat in the city is something entirely different. So we endeavoured to escape the summer to a nearby park. We spent the past two mornings splayed on the grass at Morden…

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By soninkec, July 11, 2017
A Survival Guide to Wimbledon

A Survival Guide to Wimbledon

I can now officially say I got sun-burnt in London.  It sounds like a bad joke, but my arms and chest are lobster red after a day spent in a warm England sun. It was supposed to be 23°C today – a great way to start Wimbledon. Ruan and I donned shorts, sunglasses and sandals. I rose early…

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By soninkec, July 7, 2017
An Afternoon along the River Thames

An Afternoon along the River Thames

I can get fat on gourmet food in London.  The city seems to be bursting with markets, street vendors and restaurants wherever we turn. Delicious smells are always wafting through the air, seducing us. Freshly baked bread, crispy bacon, newly roasted coffee… this cacophony of scents attack your senses and you become drunk on the…

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By soninkec, July 6, 2017
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