To read from the beginning - click here. The French love potatoes. In the north, they make a potato mash or purée which is easy to prepare. Boil potatoes in water. In another small pot add soy milk, garlic, a bay leaf and thyme. You can add lemon zest, black pepper or...read more
Barging through the Netherlands in 2013 Shangri La connected to shore power in Zwolle I've put some tips and advice for wannabe boaters - on this link. Gosh, it's been so long since I last did a travel blog. We down-scaled residence considerably and moved to a...read more
Travel in Glasgow in 2012 This blog is posted in three parts, each post a week apart. Argyle Arcade I've visited - Glasgow - before and been in transit through the city a few times. It's one of my favourite cities, so when a friend came back from visiting...read more
Travel the Scottish Coast and Orkney Islands in 2012 Aberdeen beach front on a sunny day This blog is posted in three parts, each post is one week apart. I have spent a fair amount of time in Aberdeen, Scotland, as my husband works in the marine oil...read more
Travel in Mauritius in 2005 Room Le Méridien Hotel This blog is written in two parts. Mauritius is the Miss World of holiday destinations. Think - blue skies, palm fringed white soft sandy beaches, unending days of warm sunshine, crystal clear waters and warm friendly...read more
Travel in Perthshire Scotland in 2012 Dundarach Hotel This blog is posted in two parts. They have an annual theatre festival in the village of Pitlochry in Perthshire, Scotland. My husband and I decided to take a long weekend, see a few shows and explore...read more
Travel in Thailand in 2007 Thailand is a three part article. Part 2 - follows next week and Part 3 the week after. Buddhist shrine on street in Bangkok People come back from Thailand raving about the place. I have friends who visit Thailand annually. One guy...read more
View from Table Mountain In my last blog I was waxing about how incredibly wonderful South Africa and South Africans are. Funny thing is, the rest of the world don't see us like that. I can't count the amount of times after I was asked where I was from, people would...read more
There was a lady from SA, who stayed three nights in Galway She contracted an affliction, that altered her diction And now she converses in a strange Irish way. Guess who went through county Limerick in Ireland? For today's blog, I thought that I would share some of...read more
Cape Town is a malaria free area. It's not really safari territory but you can still have a wild animal experience by taking a shortish trip inland where they have malaria free game farms. The Tourism offices at Burg Street in the city and at the Waterfront have piles...read more
Where to eat? I am a very fussy eater. Don't do meat. Don't do junk food. And I want good prices. But I manage to eat well and achieve all that. The three "fast" food chains I support are Simply Asia - stir fries and green curries, Osumo - fresh juices, wraps and...read more
I live in Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa. One of the most beautiful cities in the world. Lucky me.
The original slant of this travel blog was where to go and what to do in Cape Town, but now I write about our other travels.
We have a boat in Europe and plan to cover the inland waterways over the next decade.