Maricha Knight Van Heerden

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“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

Dear Marie, Teachers and Learners,<p>I can think of no other way to express my astonishment at the achievements made at Sinetemba Aftercare School. I …

Easy Brinjal, Bacon Bake For Autumn Luncheons

Aubergine, brinjal or egg plant must be the king of versatility. Nothing could be easier than this Brinjal bake, so perfect for long lunches on the …

New Hats And Old Bats - Hiking The Whale Trail

Hiking the whale trail has been a dream for many years. When the opportunity presented itself we said yes without missing a beat. One of the most …

Tantalizing Tomato Teazer

Last week we treated ourselves to a Fine Dining experience at the Conservatory, a pop-up restaurant Lekkerlek by Likoke (Lick Okay) inspired by the …

Find relief in Citta della Pieve

We often ask the question: “How would you like to live here?” Sometimes it’s very tempting, but then I remember our mountains, the sea, my ordinary …

BUCEANDO TORTE DE CHOCOLATE MEXICANO

Best chocolate cake in Mexico. Carla and I can attest to that.<p>On a recent visit to Mexico we enjoyed this magnificent chocolate cake. Moist, packed …

Greeky Portuguesy Chicken Espetadas

On Sundays, if we're at home and have a desire to take things easy we do chicken. Ring the changes by smothering large Espetadas in a delicious easy …

Travels With Tozers Tuscan Tours

There is nothing amusing about two middle-aged couples in a hire car. You have the driver, co-pilots and backseat drivers. All experienced, experts, …

Italy

27 November, A Day I’ll Always Remember

I adored a beautiful boy once, he was born on the 27th November 1955, I met him in July 1972 and if truth be told he was the first boy who impressed …

Relationships

Sayulita Señorita

Say me, say you, Sayulita! That’s the way it should be. Naturally! Right next door to Punta de Mita is this uber cool hippie/surfer beachfront …

Luxury Resorts

The Destination Wedding Vacation

Elation! I must confess I am always a little in awe when I hear of someone jetting off to some exotic destination, and especially so for a wedding. …

Travel

What's in a Name?

“Jason scratched his head.”You named him Festus? You know that in Latin, ‘Festus’ means ‘happy’? You want us to ride off to save the world on Happy …

First Things First

I'm back! After months of being away I feel like the new girl on the Blog. Remember the anxiety one experienced after a long school holiday, that …

Seeing Is Believing

I need to see a place with my eyes before I believe a word anyone says about it. It may well be beautiful, gracious, modern or old but without …

If A Cobra Can Spit So Can I

That’s the extent of my frustration. If a gadget works perfectly one minute why not the next? Sending a Kodak film to the lab was so much easier, let …

The Rollercoaster That Was February

Forest Gump’s Mother said “life was like a box of chocolates”. February was like that, but the metaphor looked more like the box my sweet …

Clowning About - From Your Besotted Gram'ma

This is a back-to-front letter. Your Mom has celebrated her birthday, we've pampered our Dads, you've turned one and I've got a few more grey hairs. …

Don't Get Me Wrong

It’s been a busy month since my last scribbling, an exciting time it’s been too. On the day it rained I set off at the appointed hour, very early, to …

Five Fabulous Friends

It was written in the stars that I would board a steam train and shunt about for two years, making my way from Nelspruit, across the Crocodile River …

We've got to talk about THAT

I sigh, (I do that a lot when I’m sad or depressed) as I open the fridge door after weeks away. Not because it’s a shambles. It’s because we “save …

The Weakest Link Takes A Hike

History tells us that contemplation, meditation, soul-searching and philosophising often takes place on mountain tops. Jesus, Mohammed, Moses, …

A Sucker For Punishment

Is exactly what I must be, when I agreed to repeat my 2016 performance of hiking the Fish River Canyon. Needless to say I couldn’t go back on my word …

Mood Swings Unplugged

A metronome taps a beat the clock tick-tocks, seasons officially change. Nature follows suit. The harvest's in the bag, we charge our glasses with …

We Can Die Without Food

That’s a fact. We know it. They don’t, really. On this wall it’s a statement, a slogan, a cry for help, a prayer, but it’s also part of life. …

A Voice, Brains And Books

Dolly Parton, C.S. Lewis and Nelson Mandela had one thing in common. Rather diverse characters I’d say, but, for their love of Children, Books, …

A Painful Nip And Tuck Turns Into Reconstructive Surgery

The last six weeks have been hell. Butch’s ears blocked up from stress and my continual nagging. My Grandmother would've said "a wife should not be …

Drastic Remedial Action For The Honey Badger

Bi-carbonate of soda is my constant companion, wherever I go I have a good dose stashed near at hand. I don’t snort it, I take it with warm water to …

Overweight Honey Badger Must Streamline

The Honey Badger is on a crash diet. No more heavy metals. On the spur of the moment it was decided to weigh the truck and huge was the collective …

Scoring 100% On Her First Test Drive

Our pet project, the Honey Badger lives up to all expectations and passes her first test drive with flying colours. She didn't put a gear out of …