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Timamoon

Timamoon – The most romantic destination in South Africa

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Timamoon – Moon River

Sometimes a marriage is slow like a Waltz, sometimes it is peppy like a Salsa, sometimes it is hot like a Tango and sometimes it is soulful like Jazz … dance to any rhythm of life … dance like there is no tomorrow!

In 2008, for our 25th wedding anniversary, I decided to explore Timamoon near Hazyview, the lodge whose tagline reads: ‘The most seductive lodge on the planet’. I booked the Moon River villa, as it appeared to be the most secluded of the six villas. Continue reading

Strawberry and Avo Salad

Strawberry and Avo Salad

Strawberry and Avo Salad

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Strawberries 2

Whether fresh or frozen, there is no denying that strawberries are a popular fruit – but they also pack a healthy punch. I love this salad as all the ingredients form part of my list of favourite foods. Continue reading

Highgrove House Country Lodge

Highgrove House Country Lodge

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Highgrove House – Entrance Lane

You don’t need to wait for your 10th, 20th or 25th anniversary to celebrate a milestone in your life. Every anniversary should be a special occasion.

I love to use the pretext of our anniversary to explore new places. Remote, romantic destinations with an amazing chef on the premises will always peek my interest. This is the one time of the year that I treat Pierre and show him my appreciation for being an amazing husband and partner. Continue reading

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Yogurt Pannacotta with Berry Compote

Yogurt Pannacotta with Berry Compote

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Yogurt Pannacotta

I love having friends over for a quick dinner during the week. It somehow feels as if a mini-weekend slipped in unaware.

Since starting this blog, I now use these impromptu dinners to test my recipes on our friends. Thank you, Margaret and Stuart, for being my guinea pigs last night. Continue reading

Biosphere-Biosphere Breakerway Walk

Biosphere Breakerway Walk

Biosphere Breakerway Walk – Hermanus to Pringle Bay

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Betty’s Bay

I am not a great athlete, let alone a competitive one, but I do enjoy walking. When walking involves a bunch of cool, crazy friends and a scenery to die for, then I’m over the moon.

About two years ago, our friends Lyn and Ian invited us to join them on the Wellington Wine Walk. We so enjoyed the region and company on the WWW, that when I heard of their new sister walk, the Biosphere Breakerway, I immediately booked and started canvassing recruits. The criteria were love nature and love life. Continue reading