Category Archives: Travel

Make a childhood memory this December

Most people of my generation who grew up in Johannesburg have vivid memories of the lights at Joubert Park.  This is certainly something I recall enjoying as a child. While the lights in Joubert Park no longer feature (a pity … Continue reading

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Valley Lodge and Spa

One of the highlights of the year was a visit to the Valley Lodge and Spa for a winter chef’s table dinner and a short break away from the bustle of Johannesburg. The Valley Lodge and Spa is situated in … Continue reading

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Contemporary dance goes to the people

I have tea with Alexandra le Maitre, a beautiful woman with a dancer’s body.  I have seen her dance before at various Spanish dance programmes.  We meet at De La Creme in Melville.  It is raining, but le Maitre’s quiet … Continue reading

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Manicure and Pedicure at R.U.B.

If I chose a hot stone massage at R.U.B. (Relax, Unwind, Breathe) at Coachman’s Crossing, Bryanston, because I had never experienced one before, I chose a manicure and pedicure for precisely the opposite reasons.  I do, from time to time, … Continue reading

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Hot Stone Massage at R.U.B.

Relax, Unwind, Breathe.  R.U.B.  A health and beauty salon situated in Bryanston at Coachman’s Crossing, next to the Mugg and Bean. I have always wanted a hot stone massage, so when I was offered one free, in return for an … Continue reading

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Hands of Stone, movie review

Hands of Stone is an American/Panamanian movie made in 2016.  It is about Panamanian boxer, Roberto Duran. Directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz, it as a fantastic cast.  Edgar Ramirez stars as Roberto Duran, with Usher as Sugar Ray Leonard.  Robert de … Continue reading

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A United Kingdom

Based on the true story of Botswana’s last king and first president, Sir Seretse Khama, and his wife Ruth Williams Khama, this is a tender love story.  I cried all the way through it and LOVED it. A United Kingdom … Continue reading

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