This beautiful place is waiting patiently; Winter is taking hold and turning the leaves from green to yellow and red. The nights are crisp, with uninterrupted starry skies. The barn owl hoots, while perched atop the brass chapel bell and a lone hare hops about the garden, nibbling […]
How often do we read about bullies? How often do we know about them and we turn a blind eye? Isn’t this what our system is? It’s more concerned with not offending, with giving people the benefit of the doubt, with turning a blind eye because, well, we’ve just got enough drama of our own?
A gallery of Ixopo landscapes, from Autumn to the first frost…Winter is coming!
I grew up on the farm next door to Kings Grant, but my early memories of Kings Grant were very different to what it is now. Back then, it wasn’t a lodge, but still a working farm and maize mill belonging to the Catholic Church. The farm manager’s […]
It’s been a good month since I’ve been able to buckle down with my photography. I’ve been involved with the catering of a big community event and after many hours of chopping onions, making lists and chopping more onions, it’s done and dusted for another year! I […]
It was just over a year ago that we arrived back in South Africa to start a new venture. We’d chosen to move back because we had a wonderful opportunity to own something of our own in the way of a business and of course, for me, there […]
Though St Mary’s Seminary is near a busy Ixopo road, no-one would think that a little inconspicuous dirt road that juts off and that climbs a steep hill, would take you to a place so grand and captivating as this.
The farm life is coming back to me. That or in my previous life I was either a fierce Zulu herdsman that at the sight of me, cows would run in terror or maybe a rugged Scottish warrior, charging the enemy like a wild and possessed animal! Hell, […]
Moving back home will be as ‘easy as pie,’ so you thought! Afterall you spent more than half your life here. Your neighbours are still the same, there’s still a Spar and the weather hasn’t changed either! But often you feel like a stranger…