When I think of the Midlands Meander, I think of the people who live there – a group of individuals doing what they love to do. Many of them have escaped the rat race and have chosen to immerse themselves in what makes them most happy.
For my 4oth, we escaped for a quick weekend to this little piece of paradise, Msikaba. By far, it’s one of my favourite beach destinations on the wild coast. It’s rustic and remote with no cell phone signal or electricity and not an ounce of luxury or commercialism! […]
For a day, we were 39 going on 18! It was the Amazing Race in Cape Town!
I’ve had 3 experiences of Nottingham Road Hotel. The first experience was when I was a student and the famous pub was our final destination. The second time was when we were down from Mozambique (our home at the time) and were looking for reasonably priced Midlands Meander […]
My 30’s were exciting times. It was all about babies, bibs and dummies. The talk between friends ranged from our kid’s milestones to how to survive on minimal sleep without becoming psychotic and in our case, how to transport a year’s supply of nappies, bum cream and formula […]
I woke early this morning in search of some farm action. I was hoping for a frosty morning; blades of grass brittle and white, pockets of mist bellowing from the dam and our local fish eagle swooping in to perch on their favourite branch. But there was no […]
It seems everything is on fire. The autumn leaves are alight with colour, a golden dust cloud hovers above the farm roads and the farmers are burning fire breaks in preparation for potential runaway fires during the dry Winter months. It’s the last bout of fiery life before […]
I woke up early this morning to capture ‘Green Mealies’ (maize) being harvested and loaded onto trucks, bound for the Durban market! Green mielies are a firm favourite for South Africans. Here in KwaZulu-Natal, at many road intersections, you’ll see great big cast iron pots bubbling away on […]
Simplicity. This is what I’m chasing these days when it comes to going somewhere. I want space, nature and a kettle for my coffee! A place to light a fire, a comfy bed and ‘a good deal!’ Some of our Zimbabwean friends were coming down to South Africa […]