Author: greenlydia

Bath and its Romans.

This was my second visit to beautiful Bath, in Somerset South West England. It’s about a 2 hour train ride from London.  (On the high speed) Oscar’s brother Paul and his Wife Sam have been living in Bath for many years and every time we visit, we understand why they haven’t moved.  Bath is old. […]

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Desiderata

This should be read more often. Its the “go placidly” that is my downfall.  Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the […]

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Tower of London and a rather long walk.

We have wanted to go to the Tower of London for quite a while now. On our previous visit to London we attempted to visit it a few times. Finding ourselves in front of a closed door every time.  This time the date was set and we were dragging along a few friends. We were […]

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Walks in London. (And some free things)

With the exchange rate raping the Rand, this was by far our most expensive visit to the UK. Not because we are extravagant shoppers, or eat out at lavish restaurants, no. Simply the transport and living costs were what cost us the most. But it’s London.  Therefore you pay the 3 pounds for coffee but […]

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Rochester Castle, consider it licked.

Leg one of our little English trip was in Rochester, Kent. The garden of England. My brother and his wife live in a little town (I think it’s a town) called Wainscott and its pretty awesome. Its super central and easy catch public transport from right in front of their place. This of course meant […]

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United Kingdom – Kind of an unplanned trip.

It’s one of those just get on a plane and go kind of things. (My favourite kind of holiday) Alright guys, get ready to be bombarded with photos of red busses. That never gets old to me. In two days we (Oscar, Mum and I) hop on a plane bound for London.  My big brother […]

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I got lost in Germany…repeatedly

So I drew the lucky straw to attend Prowein this year. (HUGE wine-trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany held March of every year) WHOOOHOOOOOO another stamp in my passport and a tick on my map.   Look at my travel map here. Sadly the show fell exactly over Oscar’s 30th Birthday and I had to leave […]

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And so we swam…in wine.

As most of you might have noticed, life got pretty damn crazy the last few weeks. ( I am SO sorry for being MIA, no excuse. But in my defense, travel makes posting kinda hard.) We have been working on this seasons bloggers challenge since the last one in August and this past Saturday, 29 […]

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The great storm of 2013

Look I am no little scared of a boom Cape Townian. I have been in Joburg for 6 years and I love the thunder. I love that the summer days are sweltering and at 4pm on the dot the rain-god’s dump a tub of water on the city in the hopes to start a wet […]

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