Who am I?
My name is Lydia
I am a girl from the northern suburbs of Cape Town who went against nature and fell in love with Johannesburg. I work in wine. A subject I am rather passionate about.
I grew up in a house where our atlas was used so often by the time I reached high school it was falling apart. With family scattered all over the globe I am sure traveling is in my blood. Different from most travel writers I consider most things to be an adventure. Even just venturing to undiscovered places in the next town.
Seeing I live miles apart from my family and many good friends this is my blog to them. And everyone else I meet along the way. (This now includes you too. )
I find things, I share them. I eat things, I share them. I use things, I might recommend them. I feel things, I write about it.
Lets go get lost shall we?
Join me on my drinks journey. I want to find the best local beers, the most comfy coffee spots and the coolest places to indulge in a good wine.
Food brings people together. What better way to get to know a place than to pull up and have a bite to eat at the best local spot.
I have always been a story teller. I love watching peoples faces when I tell the about mad things we got up to or ghost stories about the wine estate. If I can live a life filled with stories, I have lived well.
Latest from the Blog
How fortunate are we to live on this gorgeous continent? We have SO many exciting places to explore and experience without ever jumping the pond.
A while ago I asked my family a bunch of questions about their travels and I have been getting some of the coolest stories from them. Today’s post is the answers of my cousins’ husband. Stephen Harper.
I saw a thunderstorm from above today. I fly often. More than most. I have flown through some teeth shattering turbulence, a few odd passenger situations (one including a man being in the bathroom during a landing) and I have seen breathtaking sights from a window seat. But today I saw thunder. Brief flashes of…
Things get busy, you know? the past few months have been up and down in all sorts of ways. Up’s in moods, laughter, new challenges, and planes. Downs in health, workload, family things (who doesn’t have a family crazy enough to write a book about) and most importantly, a lack of adventures. But I am…
Can you remember your last time you went on a first date? Do you remember the awkward silences? The questions you asked and got “yes” or “no” replies for? We have all been on a date where you are kinda into to the person but you can’t seem to get the conversation to flow. You…
A few weeks ago I was invited to learn about Brandy, with Distell. Look I knew Brandy was quite the process to produce, but I didn’t know it was such an art. Nic Holdcraft presented the day and everyone hung on every word he said. This short course is for the Brandy appreciator as…
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Eat. Drink. Write. Share.
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