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Category Archives: English foodies

Meet Charles Withington, the darling of The Darling Wine Shop

First published on http://www.westcoastway.co.za  “If you have a dinner party, serve this wine if you want your guests to remember the evening with fondness.” Or: “This is a wine that … Continue reading

June 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Darling Sweet(s) for my sweet

First published on http://www.westcoastway.co.za  First impressions count, so they say. You encounter a person, or let’s say a building or a business, for the first time and you form a … Continue reading

May 31, 2019 · 2 Comments

Go Big at Groote Post

First published on http://www.westcoastway.co.za An old 18th century fort that houses a 500-ton winery. Two 18th century homes, both national monuments. A manor house that once was the shooting lodge … Continue reading

April 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Marmalade Cat is simply marvellous

First published on http://www.westcoastway.co.za   A few years ago an overseas newspaper published an article on why ginger cats are the top cats for owners but tabbies are too temperamental. Orange … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · 1 Comment

Frankincense – and myrrh – make sense

First published in October 2017 on http://www.specsavers.co.za I’ve always found frankincense and myrrh intriguing. I’ve always found the Silk Route intriguing. Whilst living in Saudi Arabia (photographs used were taken … Continue reading

September 30, 2018 · 2 Comments

Just relax – and take it slow – with Darling Brew

First published on http://www.westcoastway.co.za  It’s mad out there. Life can be frustrating, your job time-consuming, your finances stress-inducing, your time never enough. Come on, it’s time to get out of … Continue reading

September 24, 2018 · 2 Comments

Jollity at Jonkershuis

First published on http://www.grootconstantia.co.za  Walking towards Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia evokes images of scenes in art films where extended families and groups of friends gather around long tables laden … Continue reading

September 22, 2018 · Leave a comment