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Focaccia & no flour?

Focaccia & no flour?

Posted on: 28th January 2019| By: Marielle

Who’d believe that a flourless focaccia could taste so darn good? It was to pizzas we were heading but we were hijacked by our friend Jan, the Knysna artist who famously paints with his fingers (and yet manages to elicit the subtlest of effects like feathery eyelashes and delicate wisps of hair). Jan was fencing…
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Balance, harmony

Balance, harmony

Posted on: 24th January 2019| By: Marielle

Balance and harmony … two qualities we all need to draw upon to get us through the next few months to Election Day. And how does one define balance? The tension between two opposites where, at a certain central point, a state of equilibrium is achieved. Looking at these sculptures, from all around the world,…
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Dutch Master Vermeer in Britstown

Dutch Master Vermeer in Britstown

Posted on: 17th January 2019| By: Marielle

Gorgeous silkscreen wall hangings of portraits by the famous Old Masters. On the left, I know not!, but on the right, Johannes Vermeer’s unmistakeable “Girl with a Pearl Earring”, painted in 1665. These beautiful luminous faces hang in the Transkaroo Country Lodge’s wonderful coffee shop (delicious breakfasts, home-baked cakes, and both buffet and à la…
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Goodbye Old Year, Hello New Year

Goodbye Old Year, Hello New Year

Posted on: 8th January 2019| By: Marielle

Oh, we do so want 2019 to be a good year for all of us, and for our beautiful country. A positive outlook, cooperation (and sharing, and teaching) between ourselves, and Respect for one another will get us there. Fingers and toes crossed … In the meanwhile, a few highlights of our Goodbyes to 2018…
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