Dragon in Klagenfurt, Austria

Memorials and Statues on Holiday

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hile the leaves here in Ireland are changing colours and we're heading for winter, I'm remembering some beautiful places we visited over the summer. During our time in Hungary and bordering countries we discovered many memorials…
King John's Castle

Two Castles to admire

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ummer in Ireland. During this time many tourists delight in some of the lovely places where we make a living. Including Limerick, the third biggest city in Ireland. There are many pretty spots for people to enjoy in this city,…
rooibos redbush red tea

What is it about Rooibos Tea?

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he smell and taste of rooibos tea, redbush or red tea is something you'll either love or hate. Rooibos tea indeed has a unique taste, but is well-known for its many health benefits. As far as I know the Cederberg in the Western…
spices in my cupboard

Spices in my cupboard

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I don't like to follow a recipe to the letter. Maybe because I get bored easily with cooking and baking. This, however, might be a reason why I love using spices and experimenting with them when cooking and baking. Spices…
the blessing of sisters

The blessing of sisters

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When I was pregnant with our second daughter, many people told me how wonderful it would be if we had a son this time around. In those days you usually didn’t find out the sex of your unborn baby, or not that early. Or you…
Babylonstoren working farm

Enjoying the gardens at Babylonstoren

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  At the foot of Simonsberg in the Franschhoek wine valley in South Africa, lies Babylonstoren, one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms. As a working farm visitors and tourists can experience and relish in the wealth…
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How to boost your creativity?

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"The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”Sylvia Plath Much has been written and said about creativity. To be creative is not only about being an artist or performer. It is about finding new and innovative ways to…
D'If Castle Marseille

Château d’If : Fortress and Prison

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During a recent trip to Marseille – a port city in southern France - we did some exploring. One of our excursions included a trip to the Frioul archipelago, a group of four islands, about 1.5km from Marseille. We also visited…
Visiting a city that you haven't visited before

Tips when visiting a ‘new’ city

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Visiting a city you've never visited before can be daunting. Here are some tips.
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Things Fall Apart

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Recently I revisited the novel by Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart. As a debut novel – first published in 1958 – it is extraordinary how he depicts the cultural tragedy as a tribe deals with the impact of colonialism and…